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Russia opposition leader, others arrested

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. At least 500 other protesters were detained in the capital and across the …

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Jones Bootmaker sale saves 840 jobs

The bulk of footwear chain Jones Bootmaker has been sold to investment firm Endless, saving 72 stores and 840 jobs. However, the remaining 31 stores will close and about 260 jobs are expected to be lost. Jones was owned by Alteri Investors, whose “value” shoe chain Brantano collapsed earlier this …

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Trump team ‘incidentally monitored’ after election

Post-election communications of Donald Trump’s team were swept up in an “incidental collection” by intelligence agencies, a Republican lawmaker says. House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes said individuals were named in “widely disseminated” reports, which he said was “totally inappropriate”. Mr Nunes said this did not back Mr Trump’s claim …

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