Debenhams chairman ousted by Mike Ashley
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Debenhams chairman ousted by Mike Ashley

The chairman and chief executive of Debenhams have been ousted from the retailer’s boardroom after two major shareholders – including Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct – voted against them. The chairman, Ian Cheshire, stepped down immediately while the chief executive, Sergio Bucher, will stay on but not as a director. Sports Direct, which owns nearly 30%…

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UK councils invest £566m in arms firms implicated in Saudi’s Yemen campaign
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UK councils invest £566m in arms firms implicated in Saudi’s Yemen campaign

More than half a billion pounds of council workers’ pension money has been directly invested by local authorities in arms companies implicated in Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen, in which thousands of civilians have been killed. Council pension funds have sizeable shareholdings in BAE Systems, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, according to…

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Trump says he’ll ‘probably, maybe definitely’ declare national emergency – live
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Trump says he’ll ‘probably, maybe definitely’ declare national emergency – live

The association that represents thousands of FBI agents says the partial federal government shutdown is affecting the bureau’s operations. The FBI Agents Association sent a petition Thursday to the White House and congressional leaders encouraging them to fund the FBI immediately. The association’s president, Tom O’Connor, told reporters in a conference call that Friday will…

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