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general electric hires deutsche bank to sell italian lender interbanca - sources
Reuters
5 min. ago

General Electric hires Deutsche Bank to sell Italian lender Interbanca - sources

Milan-based GE Capital Interbanca specializes in lending and financing transactions for medium-sized Italian firms. It employs around 600 people and has a book value in excess of 1 billion euros (£715 million), the...

 
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Guardian
15 min. ago

Lehman Brothers' former CEO blames bad regulations for bank's collapse

Dick Fuld, the chief executive who led Lehman Brothers to the largest corporate collapse in modern times, has defended the failed investment bank’s culture, insisting it was a victim of wider market excesses and...

 
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Reuters
50 min. ago

FCA, Honda, BMW expand recalls of vehicles with Takata air bags

The recalls announced on Thursday are part of that widened Takata recall. Of the worldwide figure, 34 million vehicles are in the United States, making it the largest automotive recall in American history. Takata...

 
concern over greece weighs on stocks; yen falls further
Reuters
56 min. ago

Concern over Greece weighs on stocks; yen falls further

U.S. crude oil futures edged up but were on track for a weekly decline following 10 weeks of gains. A Greek government official had sparked speculation late on Wednesday that a deal to aid Athens had been drawn up....

 
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Guardian
today, 19:49

Christine Lagarde's strong stance reveals weakness of Greek position

For anyone who believes Greece should stick with the euro, her comments were ominous. Christine Lagarde, the boss of the International Monetary Fund, said Greece’s exit from the eurozone is a possibility – but it...

 
sports direct reports profits upgrade
Scotsman
today, 19:34

Sports Direct reports profits upgrade

SPORTS Direct International buoyed staff and investors with a profits upgrade yesterday as the sportswear retailer held its annual conference for employees and suppliers at Newcastle United FC's St James' Park...

 
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Guardian
today, 19:38

Keir Starmer defends Human Rights Act in maiden Commons speech

The “put upon and the bullied” in society will suffer if the Tories press ahead with their manifesto pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act, former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer has said. As the...

 
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Guardian
today, 19:27

The Guardian view on Cameron’s European diplomacy: tilting at windmills

Euroscepticism is not a list of demands that, if met, would thereby lead to a happy state of satisfaction with a newly ordered continent. It is an inchoate, mobile, ever shifting cloud of discontent with the way...

 
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Guardian
today, 19:02

George Galloway tweets his intention to run for London mayor

The Respect party leader, George Galloway, has announced his intention to run for mayor of London in 2016. Galloway, who lost his seat in Bradford West in the general election, launched his bid on Twitter on Thursday,...

 
angela constance faces higher maths inquiry calls
Scotsman
today, 18:51

Angela Constance faces Higher maths inquiry calls

THE Scottish Government is facing calls for an "urgent review" of this year's Higher Maths exam amid claims the paper was "flawed and too difficult." Labour’s Iain Gray has written to Education...

 
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Guardian
today, 18:41

One thing MPs can agree on: the game of football is beautiful and corrupt

Just about the only people who regularly refer to football as the Beautiful Game are those who have absolutely no interest in it. After Wednesday’s indictment of numerous Fifa officials on corruption charges, for an...

 
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Guardian
today, 18:36

Labour’s success in Wales shows the lack of identity in our English counterpart

Here we go again. Straight from a general election defeat into Labour’s favourite distraction therapy: a leadership contest. Just like in 2010, when the coalition established the narrative that Labour was to blame for...

 
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Reuters
25 min. ago

U.S. think tank urges continued human rights pressure on Sri Lanka

However, the California-based Oakland Institute said no progress had been made in resolving pressing human rights issues, including the fate of tens of thousands of people missing since a long civil war ended in 2009,...

 
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Reuters
25 min. ago

Insurgents claim capture of last Syrian town in Idlib province

The coalition said it had overrun several checkpoints that defended the city. The Syrian army said intense fighting was going on with Nusra forces that had infiltrated Ariha. The loss of Ariha would leave most of...

 
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Guardian
29 min. ago

France warns of 'dangerous' David Cameron stance on EU

France has issued a blunt warning to David Cameron that his plans to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership before an in/out referendum are a “dangerous” process. One can’t join a football club and decide in...

 
most-wanted german nazi sommer 'unfit for trial'
BBC
37 min. ago

Most-wanted German Nazi Sommer 'unfit for trial'

Former SS lieutenant Gerhard Sommer, at the top of a most-wanted list of Nazis, has been declared unfit for trial by prosecutors in Germany. They said he had severe dementia. Sommer, 93, was one of 10 ex-Nazi officers...

 
u.n. council has first-ever briefing on rights in myanmar
Reuters
55 min. ago

U.N. council has first-ever briefing on rights in Myanmar

U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein briefed the council via video link in a meeting that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power welcomed on her Twitter feed as a "historic first" for...

 
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Guardian
55 min. ago

Swedish fathers to get third month of paid paternity leave

Sweden is planning to introduce a third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of 2016, in a bid to further increase gender equality, the country’s government has announced. Related: Force men to take...

 

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Metro
1 min. ago

Ashley Young: Manchester United "not far' from Premier League title

Ashley Young believes Manchester United can win the Premier League title next season and insists the Red Devils are not far away from champions Chelsea. The 29-year-old winger had his best season in a red shirt last...

 
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Metro
12 min. ago

Nathaniel Clyne responds to £18m Manchester United transfer talk

Nathaniel Clyne has dealt Manchester United a massive blow by suggesting he could sign a new contract at Southampton. United have been linked with an £18m move for the Saints defender this summer, with Louis van Gaal...

 
albion rovers make midfielder paul willis their first summer signing
Daily Record
20 min. ago

Albion Rovers make midfielder Paul Willis their first summer signing

ALBION ROVERS have tonight signed Paul Willis – and player/manager Darren Young says the midfielder has been on his radar for years. The 23-year-old has agreed a one-year deal with the League Two champions after...

 
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Guardian
21 min. ago

England expectations buoyed by Lord’s but peaks and troughs await

It would not do to get too carried away. The first Test at Lord’s was exhilarating, a triumph, the sort of advertisement for the game – at a time of some turmoil – that money could not buy. The new chatter has been...

 
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Daily Mail
22 min. ago

New Zealand will adopt an aggressive style against England in the second Test, says Kiwi captain Brendon...

Brendon McCullum's New Zealand will let bat and ball do the talking in the second Investec Test - but the touring captain is happy to have a word or two beforehand about the opposition. The Black Caps have won friends...

 
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Metro
25 min. ago

Yaya Toure who? George Evans emerges as Manchester City's next big star with wondergoal

Man City fans: there might be transfer speculation linking Yaya Toure away from the club - but it turns out you might not need him. 20-year-old academy prospect George Evans introduced himself to the first-team last...

 
 
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