Tobacco giant Philip Morris has been ordered to pay the Australian government millions of dollars after unsuccessfully suing the nation over its world-first plain-packaging laws.
The old round pound is on the way out, slowly being replaced by the new 12-sided coin, brought in by the Royal Mint in attempt to thwart forgers. Both pound coins are currently in circulation, but soon the old pound coin will lose its status as legal tender and will be worth no more than the metal it's printed on.
Chile's government has cut its forecast for 2017 economic growth to 1.5% from 2.25%, Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes said on Monday as the long-awaited recovery remains elusive.
A shearer from south west Scotland has tackled more that 2,000 sheep in a 50-hour endurance challenge. Grant Hurcomb was raising funds for Cancer Research UK and MND Scotland.
A key Brazilian lawmaker argued Monday that President Michel Temer should be suspended from office and put on trial in the country's highest court on a corruption charge.
Speaking during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Henrique Meirelles gave more details about Brazil's economic recovery trajectory.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a decree granting amnesty to another 3,600 members of the Farc rebel group, which last year reached a peace deal with the government. It is the third and final amnesty decree signed by Santos.
World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.
European Parliament’s lead Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt has rejected Theresa May’s offer on citizens’ rights, claiming it was casting a “dark cloud” over people’s status. In a joint article with a cross-party group of senior MEPs, Mr Verhofstadt said the Prime Minister’s plan was a “damp squib” which carried a risk of creating “second-class citizenship”.
A cross-party group to co-ordinate the UK parliamentary fight against a “hard Brexit” has been set up under the leadership of Tory former minister Ana Soubry and senior Labour MP Chuka Umunna.