‘Huge business rate rise’ for small firms

Is now the time to raise interest rates? UK retail sales fall sharply in September CVS says its research shows that 37,364 small shops will see their business rates bills rise above inflation next April, with 30,198 small shops facing rises in their rates bills of

Jefferson Davis out, Barack Obama in at Mississippi elementary school

(CNN)An elementary school in Mississippi is switching out the president of the Confederacy for the first black president.The school was named for Jefferson Davis decades ago, says CNN affiliate WAPT. But parents at the school, which is 98% African-American, proposed renaming the school to honor America's 44th president.

2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S All4 test drive

 (Mini) The original had good looks, but economy class accommodations. The 2017 version is built on the same bones as the BMW X1, and the quality shows. Prices start at $27,450 for a front-wheel-drive Cooper

When Does the Weekend Start? In Beirut, Its a Serious Question

There’s an argument in Beirut about when to start the weekend.What might seem a relatively trivial matter for a country whose economy has been hammered by the war next door in Syria is anything but, given Lebanon’s delicate power balance. The row over when to finish work for the week is

David Blaine denies UK model rape claim

The allegation was reported to police in London in November 2016.Ms Prince, who now works as an art dealer in New York, has waived her right to anonymity under sexual offences legislation to confirm she made the allegation.She first made the claims public to US website the

Georgia lawmaker: Can people with HIV be ‘legally’ quarantined?

(CNN)At a committee meeting on Tuesday to address "Barriers to Access Adequate Healthcare," Georgia state representative Betty Price asked about the legality of quarantining HIV patients, to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and

Senator Graham Says Terrorism War Expanding, Citing Africa Clash

Senator Lindsey Graham said after meeting with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis about a deadly ambush in Niger that the war on terrorism will expand with more aggressive rules of engagement.“The war is morphing," the South Carolina Republican told reporters Friday in Washington. “You are going to see more actions in

How to report sexual harassment on transport

"I froze. I didn't do anything," she says. In 90% of cases, sexual harassment on London transport goes unreported and, according to one study, sexual offences on London's buses increased from 2012-13 to 2014-15. What is 100 Women?BBC 100 Women names 100 influential