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ukraine crisis: russia plans crimea casino boom
BBC
today, 12:37

Ukraine crisis: Russia plans Crimea casino boom

Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented a draft law to create a gambling zone in Crimea, now that the Kremlin has declared the Ukrainian territory part of Russia. By law casinos are restricted to four special...

 
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Reuters
today, 12:10

Toyota says considering expanding China production capacity

Toyota, the world's largest carmaker, is aiming to double sales in China to 2 million vehicles, a figure its China chief Hiroji Onishi said was the "minimum level" necessary to keep up with market leaders...

 
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Reuters
today, 12:04

Mobile payment startup Square plans sale as losses widen - WSJ

Square, founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey, co-creator of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), will likely fetch billions of dollars in a sale. Square insiders sold shares earlier this year on the secondary market, valuing the company...

 
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Reuters
today, 12:04

Bankers win friends again in Europe with lure of easy money

An eminence grise as respected among France's political elite as in the heart of the law-drafting European Commission, de Larosiere finds himself at the nexus of finance and rulemaking, treading a fine line between...

 
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Reuters
today, 12:04

Barclays to pull out of major commodities trading areas

It is expected to involve sizeable cuts to staff, although the source did not specify how many people were likely to go. The Financial Times, which first reported the cutback, said there would be heavy cuts to the...

 
scottish independence: cbi head defends electoral commission move
BBC
today, 11:07

Scottish independence: CBI head defends Electoral Commission move

The head of the CBI has said the business organisation does not think the economic case for Scottish independence has been made. However, John Cridland said the body was not seeking to influence how people voted in...

 
eu membership could move independence date
Scotsman
5 min. ago

EU membership could move independence date

THE SNP government should be prepared to delay its planned date of Scottish independence earmarked for March 2016 to avoid disruption to the nation's formal EU membership, a leading pro-European body has said. A...

 

David Cameron criticised for 'divisive' claim that Britain is a Christian country

David Cameron has been accused of risking "alienation and division" by controversially claiming Britain is a "Christian country". More than 50 leading public figures - including writers,...

 
scottish independence: cbi head defends no stance
Scotsman
today, 12:37

Scottish independence: CBI head defends No stance

THE head of the CBI has expressed "considerable regret" at the withdrawal of Scottish Government agencies as members of the business group after it registered with the Electoral Commission backing a...

 
tories could lose scottish mep seat to ukip
Scotsman
today, 12:25

Tories could lose Scottish MEP seat to Ukip

Ukip is closing in on the Conservatives in Scotland and could take the only Scottish European Parliament seat held by David Cameron's party in elections next month, according to a new poll. Nigel Farage’s party is...

 
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The Independent
today, 10:26

David Cameron apologised to Alan Titchmarsh for 'muppet' jibe in tree disease row

David Cameron apologised to Alan Titchmarsh after one of his Cabinet ministers called him a “complete muppet”.

 

UK Quango chief Tony Caplin quits after it emerges he is bankrupt

A businessman appointed by David Cameron to head a multibillion quango handling public money has quit after it was revealed he was bankrupt. Tony Caplin, former Conservative Party chief operating officer, resigned as...

 
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The Independent
24 min. ago

Bust of Romania's former first lady 'too sexy', says Ministry of Culture

A sculpture erected to commemorate a former first lady of Romania must be altered because it is “too sexy”, the country’s Ministry of Culture has said.

 
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The Independent
30 min. ago

Dozens injured as car crashes through wall of Florida church during packed Easter service

A car has crashed through the wall of a church in Florida during a busy Easter service, slamming through pews and a table and injuring more than 20 people.

 
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Reuters
34 min. ago

Gaza rockets hit south Israel, army strikes back - officials

Hamas has largely maintained a truce with Israel since a brief war in late 2012, but it has sometimes struggled to rein in smaller armed Islamist factions hostile to the Israel. There was no claim of responsibility...

 
widow's malawian house success story proves scottish oxfam projects are yielding results in poorest africa
Daily Record
39 min. ago

Widow's Malawian house success story proves Scottish Oxfam projects are yielding results in poorest Africa

EUNICE Victoria stands proudly outside the house she built brick by brick. The widow is something of a pioneer in the Chiradzulu district of Malawi – an area steeped in Scottish connections. Dr David Livingstone...

 

British man dies after bus plunges into ravine in Malaysia

A British man has died after a double-decker bus reportedly plunged into a ravine in Malaysia. Harry Christopher Woolhouse, 32, from Peterborough, had been living in Singapore where he worked for engineering company...

 
michael schumacher sued for traffic accident as he remains in medically-induced coma
Daily Express
today, 12:38

Michael Schumacher sued for traffic accident as he remains in medically-induced coma

F1 ace Schumacher is accused of knocking the motorcyclist off his bike after failing to give way at a roundabout in Bormujos near Seville. The unnamed Spaniard is claiming compensation for a broken wrist, damage to a...

 

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liverpool's sterling says his team will stay  modest  as they look to secure the premier league title
The Herald
1 min. ago

Liverpool's Sterling says his team will stay "modest" as they look to secure the Premier League title

Brendan Rodgers' side moved five points clear of Chelsea, who they host next weekend, with a hard-earned 3-2 victory at relegation-battlers Norwich on Easter Sunday. It was an 11th straight league win for the Reds,...

 
moyes challenges man utd players to restore some pride by winning remaining matches
The Herald
1 min. ago

Moyes challenges Man Utd players to restore some pride by winning remaining matches

Fresh questions arose about Moyes' future on Sunday evening as United stumbled to their 11th defeat of the campaign at Everton. United could only muster two attempts on target and Everton thoroughly deserved the 2-0...

 
everton's howard defends 'brilliant' moyes
The Herald
1 min. ago

Everton's Howard defends 'brilliant' Moyes

Moyes endured an unhappy return to his former club as Everton coasted to an easy 2-0 win over his current employers Manchester United. The Scot enjoyed 11 successful years as Everton boss, but he angered fans of the...

 
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Daily Record
7 min. ago

In pictures: Amazing scenes as Benfica celebrate winning their 33rd Portuguese title

View gallery REUTERS/Rafael Marchante " " " " " " " " " " In pictures: Colourful scenes as Benfica celebrate 33rd Portuguese title View gallery TENS of thousands of...

 
newcastle handed body blow with papiss cisse out for rest of season
Daily Express
16 min. ago

Newcastle handed body blow with Papiss Cisse out for rest of season

The misfiring striker sustained a knee injury in the 2-1 defeat against Swansea at the weekend and left St James' Park on crutches. But reports indicate Cisse is set to miss the remainder of the campaign and could...

 
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The Independent
23 min. ago

Manchester United: After hitting a new low against Everton - the damning statistics that tell the tale of...

Manchester United's woeful 2-0 defeat on David Moyes' return to Everton on Sunday marked another painful record in a season of painful records for the manager - it was the first time since 1969/70 that the Toffees did...

 
 
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