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Reuters
4 min. ago

Berkshire's Buffett says would buy few tech stocks currently - BBG TV

"We're not seeing total craziness or anything of the sort, but we're certainly seeing some companies go public at very high valuations," he said. Buffett also said the government should play a part in...

 
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Reuters
16 min. ago

France deficit plan treads fine line, betting on growth

Europe's second-biggest economy, with the highest public spending quota in the EU, is a serial laggard where recovery and public finances are concerned. It has already been granted a two-year extension until 2015 on...

 
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Reuters
16 min. ago

Carlos Slim and Austria sign Telekom Austria deal

(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by David Goodman)

 
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Reuters
42 min. ago

Commerzbank considers appeal after court setback over board post

"Commerzbank acknowledges the court's ruling but will consider making an appeal," the lender said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that it remains convinced its action to cut the size of the board was...

 
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Reuters
42 min. ago

Buffett says abstained from Coca-Cola shareholder vote on executive compensation - CNBC

Buffett said he and partner Charlie Munger didn't want to vote against the plan because he didn't want to show disapproval of management, and that he has enormous respect for CEO Muhtar Kent. Buffett also said he has...

 
primark targets us market after profit jump
Scotsman
today, 20:15

Primark targets US market after profit jump

Discount fashion phenomenon Primark is hoping to succeed where the likes of Laura Ashley, Marks & Spencer and Tesco have struggled after unveiling plans to break into the US market. The retailer, which already has...

 
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The Independent
25 min. ago

Andy McSmith's Sketch: Who needs a dubious martyr to make them a proud Briton?

People do funny things on or around St George’s Day. There is the Great English Asparagus Run in the Vale of Evesham, which begins with morris dancers on parade outside the Fleece Inn, in Bretforton, at 8am. Plymouth...

 

Boris Johnson facing 'part-time mayor' tag amid election speculation

Labour is planning to launch a full-scale assault on Boris Johnson, labelling him a man with two part-time jobs if he stands for a seat in the House of Commons before quitting as Mayor in 2016. Senior party sources...

 

HS2: David Cameron faces fresh revolt amid Euston warnings

David Cameron faced a fresh revolt over HS2 today amid warnings that Euston will be overrun by passengers. Senior Conservative MPs David Davis, Sir Edward Leigh and Caroline Spelman, the former Environment Secretary,...

 
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The Independent
today, 20:05

Cornish people formally declared a national minority along with Scots, Welsh and Irish

Raise the flag of St Piran. A millennium after they were subsumed into the English state and 15 years since efforts began to have them formally declared a distinct people, the Cornish are to be recognised as a...

 
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The Independent
today, 18:32

UKIP criticised after its MEPs vote "No" on a resolution to tackle world ivory trade

Six Ukip MEPS, including leader Nigel Farage, have come under heavy criticism after it emerged they had voted ‘No’ to a resolution that would help prevent the illegal trade of ivory in Europe.

 
essay: douglas alexander on a positive no vote
Scotsman
today, 17:56

Essay: Douglas Alexander on a positive No vote

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: ON A good day such as it was this past weekend, you can see Ben Lomond from my garden. The sight of the southern-most Munro is a reminder of what this land means to me: that this small corner of...

 
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Reuters
today, 19:52

South Africa platinum strike talks to continue Thursday

The strike is already the longest and most costly in living memory for South Africa's mines, though there has been a renewed drive to break the deadlock in recent days after several weeks with no formal direct talks...

 
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Reuters
today, 19:52

Mine injures peacekeeper as diplomats visit Mali's Kidal

Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission, known as MINUSMA, said a U.N. vehicle struck a mine near Kidal's airport but the vehicle was not part of the security detail for the Bamako-based diplomats visiting the...

 
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The Independent
today, 19:51

Middle East peace: Deal between Palestinian political groups Fatah and Hamas casts doubt on faltering talks...

The rival political groups Fatah and Hamas have signed a new agreement to end the split plaguing Palestinian politics and reunify the territories under their respective control.

 
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The Independent
today, 19:21

Rio's favela violence spreads to tourist areas as the World Cup approaches

In a short film made last year, Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira, 25, played a carefree, popular young man from a Rio favela overlooking the stunning vista of Copacabana.

 
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Reuters
today, 18:40

Militants returning from Syria pose threat to Europe - Dutch minister

Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk, speaking at the launch of the Dutch intelligence agency's annual report, said one Dutch national had travelled from Syria to Iraq before carrying out an attack with a bomb in a...

 

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Daily Express
22 sec. ago

Sackings aren't so bad now, says Strachan

THE managerial merry-go-round has been rotating at a rapid rate of knots in the Premier League, with David Moyes the latest to fall off. Moyes' disastrous debut campaign in the Manchester United hotseat saw him...

 
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Daily Express
22 sec. ago

EXCLUSIVE: Brum in hunt for Hutchinson

Blues boss Lee Clark has a track record of shopping in Scotland and is considering an end-of-season raid for the 23-year-old, who is also on the radar of Rangers boss Ally McCoist. Clark, who also has an interest in...

 
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Metro
15 min. ago

George Groves: This is the end of over-achiever Carl Froch's career

He may be preparing for the biggest fight of his life, a second world title shot at a sold-out Wembley, but George Groves is a creature of habit and has rejected LA for the home comforts of Hammersmith. The west...

 
roman wants cavani! chelsea interest in diego costa set to be halted by russian owner
Daily Express
29 min. ago

Roman wants Cavani! Chelsea interest in Diego Costa set to be halted by Russian owner

Speculation that Chelsea had all but sealed a move for Costa in the summer got a further boost yesterday when the Brazilian-born striker smiled and waved as Blues fans chanted 'We'll see you next year' after the first...

 
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Metro
30 min. ago

"Ghost' caught on video running through stadium crowd in Boliva's Hernando Siles Stadium

A ghost-like human shadow was captured on camera dashing through the stands during a televised football fixture in Boliva. The Strongest were hosting Defensor Sporting, of Uruguay, in La Paz's Hernando Siles Stadium...

 
envious mesut ozil insists arsenal must play in champions league next season
Daily Express
today, 19:59

Envious Mesut Ozil INSISTS Arsenal must play in Champions League next season

Arsenal are currently clinging on to fourth place - and qualification for next season's Champions League - by a single point from Everton. And while the Gunners appear to have their destiny in their own hands with...

 
 
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