Marmite owner Unilever sees no merit in Kraft takeover

Unilever, whose brands include Marmite and PG Tips, has strongly rejected a takeover bid from US giant Kraft Heinz. The UK-based household goods maker said it saw “no merit, either financial or strategic” in Kraft’s offer, worth about $143bn (£115bn). But Kraft, which makes Heinz ketchup, indicated it would continue working on a deal, sending shares in Unilever… Read More »

Kraft Heinz approaches consumer goods giant Unilever about possible merger

US food giant Kraft Heinz has approached Unilever about a merger that would represent one of the biggest tie-ups in corporate history, but the Anglo-Dutch company declined a deal. “Kraft Heinz confirms that it has made a comprehensive proposal to Unilever about combining the two groups to create a leading consumer goods company with a mission of long-term… Read More »

Israel-Palestinian conflict: UN warns Trump over two-state reversal

The UN chief has warned Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is “no alternative”. It comes after Mr Trump went against decades of US policy, saying he would back whatever formula led to peace. Palestinians reacted with alarm to the possibility that the US could drop support for… Read More »

Putin wants his spies to work closer with US intelligence agencies

President Vladimir Putin says he wants to work towards “restoring dialogue” between Russian and US intelligence agencies. “It’s absolutely clear that in the area of counterterrorism all relevant governments and international groups should work together,” he said. “It’s in everyone’s interest to resume dialogue between the intelligence agencies of the United States and other members of NATO.” At… Read More »

Trudeau praises Ceta as ‘blueprint’ for trade deals

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country’s Ceta trade deal with the EU will help middle-class families and set the standard for future trade deals globally. Addressing the European Parliament, he called Ceta “a comprehensive blueprint for responsible economic co-operation”. MEPs approved Ceta on Wednesday, after nearly eight years of negotiations. Most trade tariffs will be removed.… Read More »

Yemen conflict: ‘Deadly strike’ hits funeral party

Eight women and a child have reportedly been killed in an overnight air raid on a funeral reception near Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa. At least 10 more women were wounded, medical sources said. A Houthi rebel spokesman said the strike was followed by a second which hit emergency responders in Arhab, 40km (25 miles) from Sanaa. The rebels… Read More »

Flynn resignation: Republicans seek probe into leaks

Leading Republicans in the US have called for an investigation into leaks that led to the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn. The heads of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees are concerned potentially classified information was released. Mr Flynn is alleged to have discussed US sanctions with Russia’s ambassador in calls before his own appointment. It… Read More »

MIUI 8.2 ROM is now rolling out

If you own a fairly recent Xiaomi handset, chances are, you have a reason to get excited. Starting today, the Chinese manufacturer has started officially seeding the latest MIUI 8.2 update. And in keeping with its usual support policies, the software will eventually be available to a large number of Xiaomi models. The devices, currently supported by MIUI… Read More »

Apple to replace home button with ‘function area’ on iPhone 8

Apple is closer than ever to the no-home-button phone. Latest reports suggest we should expect three devices in 2017, including an OLED screen-packing iPhone 8 with no physical buttons on the front. It will sport a 5.8” OLED with 5.15” display area, while the other part is going to be reserved for ‘function area’, the report suggests. According… Read More »

Huawei P10 real photos leaked by FCC

Huawei P10 official unveiling at MWC is drawing closer one day at a time. But leaks surface faster than ever – after we showed you the blue, gold and green P10 color optionsin renders, now we see actual real-life photos of the device, leaked by the Federal Communications Commission. Back • Front • Right side • Left side… Read More »