Nearly 100 companies have relocated from Britain to the Netherlands or set up offices there to be within the European Union due to the United Kingdom's planned departure from the bloc, a Dutch government agency said on Monday. Another 325 companies worried about losing access to the European market are considering a move, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency said. "The ongoing growing uncertainty in the United Kingdom, and the increasingly clearer possibility of a no deal, is causing major economic unrest for these companies," said Jeroen Nijland, NFIA commissioner.
Technology stocks led a tumble in European equities in early deals on Monday as investors fled from riskier assets after another exchange of blows by the United States and China over trade at the end of last week. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday hit back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods and demanded that U.S. companies move their operations out of China. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.51% by 0710 GMT, with trading volumes thinned out by a UK holiday.
Russia's state weather agency said on Monday it had found the radioactive isotopes of strontium, barium and lanthanum in test samples after an accident during a rocket engine test in northern Russia this month, Interfax news agency reported. A cloud of radioactive inert gases formed as a result of the decay of the isotopes and caused the brief spike in radiation that was registered in the city of Severodvinsk following the accident, the weather agency was quoted as saying.
G-7 leaders are wrapping up a summit dominated by tensions over U.S. trade policies and a surprise visit by Iran's top diplomat. U.S. President Donald Trump and summit host French President Emmanuel Macron will finish off the three-day summit with a joint news conference Monday. The troubled world economy is overshadowing the meetings in the French Atlantic resort of Biarritz.
A 23-year-old California woman has been charged with attempted murder and is being held on $500,000 bail after allegedly trying to push a high school boy off a bridge. Stephanie Redondo, 23, is expected to be arraigned on Monday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Redondo allegedly attacked two high school cross country runners on Friday around 4 p.m. local time, grabbing one of the teens and trying "to push him over the bridge safety railing," according to the OCSD.
Abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in July and want a judge to put the law on hold until their legal challenge is heard in court. The new law, signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson in May and set to take effect on Wednesday, allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies and does not exempt victims of rape or incest. The 31-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri contends that the legislation is unconstitutional.
Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz hired a firm led by ex-Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to look closely at his shooting, which happened in June in the Dominican Republic. Joe Baerlein, a spokesperson for Ortiz, told the Boston Globe on Sunday that the man known as "Big Papi" hired Baerlein's company, The Edward Davis Co., a few weeks after Ortiz returned to Boston to provide personal security and look into details relating to the shooting, which occurred June 9.