Tory minister Liz Truss, admits illegal arms sales to Saudi Arabia again and says ‘more cases could come to light’

The government has again admitted breaching a court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns they could be used in the Yemen war.

International trade secretary Liz Truss faced calls to resign for the second time in 10 days after she revealed her department had granted a third unlawful license relating for military equipment that could be used in a war fuelling “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis”.

No Hollywood ending: Los Angeles property listed for $1bn sells at $100,000

“Land, Mr. Luthor! Land!”

A billion dollars for an empty tract of land always sounded like a Hollywood fairytale. This week reality came crashing down on the investors, real estate agents and feuding litigants who – all too briefly – became embroiled in the greatest property story on earth.

WordPress owner Automattic to acquire Tumblr for ‘nominal amount’

Verizon announced today that it has sold blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic, the company behind WordPress. The Wall Street Journal says the transaction is valued at a “nominal amount,” despite Tumblr having once been sold acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion.