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Rolls-Royce in £671m bribery settlement

Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay £671m to settle bribery and corruption cases with UK and US regulators. The aerospace firm is set to pay £497m plus costs to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which started investigating claims in 2012 of wrongdoing overseas. At the time, the SFO asked the firm for information about possible bribery in China, Indonesia and other …

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Gambian president-elect’s son killed by a dog

The son of Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow died after being bitten by a dog. Habibu Barrow who is eight years old is reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the Gambian capital Banjul. Mr Barrow who was advised to remain in Senegal for his safety missed his son’s funeral due to that. …

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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton attend therapy with son

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are taking active steps to resolve their ongoing custody battle over their 6-year-old son, Julian. A source confirms to E! News that the former couple attended their first joint therapy session with their only child over the weekend. As E! News previously reported, a judge recently denied Patton’s request to limit her ex-husband’s joint custody …

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Underwater search for missing MH370 plane suspended

The underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been suspended nearly three years after it vanished without a trace over the Indian Ocean, according to a joint statement from Chinese, Australian and Malaysian officials. The three countries had been leading the search for MH370, which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 …

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Three other Gambian ministers quit Jammeh’s government

Three days to the end of term of outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, three other ministers in his government have resigned on Monday. They include Foreign Minister Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, Finance Minister Abdou Kolley and Trade Minister Abdou Jobe. This follows last week’s resignation of Communication Minister Sheriff Bojang, who fled the country, and Sports Minister Alieu Jammeh. All the resigned …

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World Business News

U.S President-elect Donald Trump warned German car companies he would impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported to the U.S. market, a plan that drew sharp rebukes from Berlin and hit the automakers’ shares. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, published on Monday, Trump criticized German carmakers such as BMW (BMWG.DE), Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) …

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Lamar Odom reunites with NBA friends amid recovery

Lamar Odom is finding more happiness as he continues his road to recovery after undergoing a rehab stint, drug overdose and divorce from Khloe Kardashian. The 37-year-old former NBA star reunited Saturday night with three friends and former colleagues; Former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Luke Walton, who now serves as the team’s head coach, former assistant Lakers coach Brian Shaw, …

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SNL mocks Trump press conference

Saturday Night Live wasted no time in going after Donald Trump during the sketch comedy show’s first new episode of 2017, mocking the president-elect over his Wednesday press conference — Trump’s first in six months. “I’d like to start by answering the question that’s on everyone’s mind: Yes, this is real life, this is really happening,” Alec Baldwin, once again …

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Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a “betrayal” of her gay and lesbian fans. The Tony Award-winning singer, best known for her roles in the Broadway musicals “Dreamgirls” and “Your Arms Too Short to Box with …

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Celine Dion honors husband René Angélil after his death

A year after the death of René Angélil, Celine Dion has shared a video in remembrance of her husband’s life. “Today, January 14th, it’s been a year since René left us. He will always be in our hearts,” the singer captioned the video, which begins with snapshots of Angélil as a baby. It goes on to show photos and clips …

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