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Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Ms Brockell said many other bereaved parents had contacted her to tell of similar experiences The mother of a stillborn child has called on tech companies to rethink how they target ads after she was inundated with baby-related promotions.Gillian Brockell wrote to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Experian, saying if they…
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Spain's minimum wage to jump 22% in new year

Image copyright EPA Image caption PM Pedro Sánchez: "A rich country cannot have poor workers" Spain's minimum wage will jump by 22% in 2019 - the largest annual increase in more than 40 years.It means millions of low-paid workers could see a pay rise from €736 ($835; £665) to €900, effective from January.Prime Minister Pedro…
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Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pentagon - the world's largest office building - is the United States' military headquarters A technology company bidding for a Pentagon contract to store sensitive data has close partnerships with a firm linked to a sanctioned Russian oligarch, the BBC has learned.The Jedi project, a huge cyber-cloud which could…
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Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The University of Lincoln graduate arrived in New Zealand in mid-November The body of British backpacker Grace Millane has been formally identified and returned to her family.The 22-year-old from Essex disappeared in Auckland on 1 December. Police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the…
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Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shootingHundreds of police officers are hunting a gunman after three people were killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.The suspect, who is known to security services, escaped…
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Democrats slam Trump Oval Office 'tantrum'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump and Democratic leaders clash over border wall funding in a feisty Oval Office meeting.US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government over funding a US southern border wall in budget talks with top Democrats. In a heated exchange with Nancy Pelosi and…