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carney to fire starting gun on interest rates rises
Scotsman
2 min. ago

Carney to fire starting gun on interest rates rises

BANK of England governor Mark Carney set up a crunch August meeting of the monetary policy committee today as he warned that interest rates must rise soon to keep prices in check. Speaking in Glasgow at a business...

 
wednesday market close: footsie’s capita gains taxed by gsk
Scotsman
21 min. ago

WEDNESDAY MARKET CLOSE: Footsie’s Capita gains taxed by GSK

Outsourcing firm Capita set the pace at the top of the FTSE 100 Index after it achieved a 16 per cent rise in half-year underlying profits to £238 million. The update prompted Investec to upgrade its rating on the...

 
glaxosmithkline's china crisis has spooked shareholders
Guardian
34 min. ago

GlaxoSmithKline's China crisis has spooked shareholders

Can GlaxoSmithKline find a way back into one of the world's fastest-developing health markets? Photograph: Photofusion/Rex Features China is a honeypot for drug and cosmetic firms. Chinese consumers, hurt by a...

 
would carlos slim's three-day working week actually be workable?
Guardian
34 min. ago

Would Carlos Slim's three-day working week actually be workable?

Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim has proposed working a three-day week of longer hours and then retiring later. Photograph: David Livingston/Getty Images When the world's second richest person has a brainwave...

 
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Guardian
59 min. ago

GM announces six more safety recalls over faulty bolts

'These recalls signify how we’ve enhanced our approach to safety,' said Jeff Boyer, vice president, global vehicle safety. Photograph: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images General Motors has announced another six safety recalls...

 
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Reuters
today, 20:01

France investigates UBS for suspected tax avoidance offence

Last year, a French prosecutor put the UBS head office and its subsidiary in France under formal investigation on related charges of illegal sales practices and complicity in illegal sales practices, respectively. The...

 
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The Independent
49 sec. ago

Andy McSmith's Diary: If the poor like being fat, do the rich like talking drivel?

The reason poor, badly educated people are fat is because they like being fat, according to the latest declaration of prejudice to plop from the brain of Gordon Gillick, the Ukip member of Cambridgeshire County Council.

 
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The Independent
49 sec. ago

The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britains’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing

One of the Tories’ biggest donors and a major contributor to the Scottish “No” campaign runs a vast oil-trading company which has potentially avoided UK corporate taxes on billions of pounds of profit with the...

 
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The Independent
today, 19:31

Boris Johnson: I won’t play match if ‘geezer’ is Putin ally

Boris Johnson and David Cameron last night insisted they would go ahead with a £160,000 Tory fundraising tennis match – even though the husband of the auction winner had close links to the Kremlin.

 
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The Independent
today, 18:57

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward apologises for controversial Gaza Tweet

David Ward, a Liberal Democrat MP, has been forced to apologise after suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets into Israel if he lived in Gaza.

 
the scotsman cartoon: alex salmond on glasgow 2014
Scotsman
today, 16:07

The Scotsman cartoon: Alex Salmond on Glasgow 2014

THE impact of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games will be felt in Scotland for generations to come, according to the First Minister. Speaking in Glasgow ahead of the Games, Alex Salmond said Glasgow 2014 will “showcase the...

 
government denies russian military arms supply
Scotsman
today, 15:53

Government denies Russian military arms supply

THE UK government has denied claims by a Commons committee that it has allowed defence companies to supply the Russians with military equipment. The denial came after the Arms Control Committee, chaired by Tory MP Sir...

 
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Reuters
13 min. ago

Former Nazi guard dies in Pennsylvania just before extradition approved

Johann Breyer, 89, who served during World War Two as an armed guard at Buchenwald and Auschwitz and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1952, died overnight, said Jim Burke, a supervisory deputy at the U.S. Marshal's...

 
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Reuters
45 min. ago

Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution

Xi arrived in Havana on Monday and presided over the signing of 29 trade, debt, credit and other agreements on Tuesday ensuring his country will remain Cuba’s second largest trading partner after Venezuela, at $1.4...

 
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The Independent
today, 20:02

Israel-Gaza conflict: US Secretary of State John Kerry hails ‘steps’ towards ceasefire after negotiations

The US Secretary of State John Kerry, visiting Israel and the West Bank in a bid to end more than two weeks of fighting, has said that “some steps forward” had been made towards a ceasefire.

 
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The Independent
today, 20:02

Ukraine crisis: Now the city of Slovyansk has been recaptured, will Donetsk be next?

In Lenin Square, a series of blue and yellow banners flew from flagpoles. From a large speaker, the volume turned up higher than was entirely necessarily, were being broadcast the day’s business in the national...

 
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The Independent
today, 19:44

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Delays, interference and ineptitude are worst enemies of the forensic expert

Disaster victim identification is a difficult task, but will be made even more challenging in the MH17 case, given the delays in body recovery and interference at the crash site.

 
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The Independent
today, 19:44

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Separatists tampered with evidence, intelligence suggests

The Prime Minister David Cameron was tonight under pressure to clarify Britain’s policy on arms exports to Russia following claims of hypocrisy over continuing weaponry sales to the country.

 

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wolfsberger ac 1 - chelsea 1: late equaliser from jeremie boga gifts the blues a draw
Daily Express
3 min. ago

Wolfsberger AC 1 - Chelsea 1: Late equaliser from Jeremie Boga gifts the Blues a draw

In the end, a late goal from Jeremie Boga, running through onto a flick on Branislav Ivanovic, who finished the game as an unlikely centre-forward, spared their blushes. But it had been no more than the home side...

 
transfer news: madrid target arsenal star, man utd's cavani deal alive, vidal to liverpool
Daily Express
3 min. ago

TRANSFER NEWS: Madrid target Arsenal star, Man Utd's Cavani deal ALIVE, Vidal to Liverpool

The summer transfer market has officially opened, but clubs have been busy preparing moves behind the scenes for months. Here is a round-up of all the latest news, rumours and gossip... Arsenal's midfield maestro...

 
confirmed: spurs sign ben davies and michel vorm as gylfi sigurdsson returns to swansea
Daily Express
3 min. ago

CONFIRMED: Spurs sign Ben Davies and Michel Vorm as Gylfi Sigurdsson returns to Swansea

Davies has signed a five-year deal, and will almost certainly be first choice left-back ahead of the unconvincing Danny Rose. But 30-year-old Vorm faces a stiffer challenge, having to overcome Hugo Lloris who was...

 
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The Independent
16 min. ago

England just don’t have the quality, says former captain Bryan Robson

Bryan Robson, England’s third-most-capped captain, believes the national side’s lack of world-class players makes them deeply uncompetitive and that it may be a two-year wait before any emerge from the ranks.

 
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The Independent
35 min. ago

How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

It is widely recognised as one of the most rugged and demanding sports on earth but professional rugby league players are increasingly seeking help for psychological problems as the pressures of the game take their...

 
hockey call-up for ollie willars as tim whiteman injured ahead of commonwealth games
Daily Express
today, 19:44

Hockey call-up for Ollie Willars as Tim Whiteman injured ahead of Commonwealth Games

Willars is his team-mate at champion club Beeston and flatmate at Bisham where they put in the hours of training for England. Whiteman smashed a thumb in the World Cup in Holland last month, where England came fourth,...

 
 
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