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balfour rejects carillion’s sweetened approach
Scotsman
today, 20:21

Balfour rejects Carillion’s sweetened approach

CONSTRUCTION group Carillion has abandoned its efforts to secure a merger with Balfour Beatty after its advances were rebuffed for a third time. The move followed Balfour’s rejection of a sweetened offer from...

 
wednesday market close: diggers lifted by glencore buyback
Scotsman
today, 20:21

WEDNESDAY MARKET CLOSE: Diggers lifted by Glencore buyback

Commodities giant Glencore gave the resource sector a boost as it announced a $1 billion (£601 million) share buyback alongside better-than-expected results. Carole Ferguson, senior research analyst at SP Angel, said:...

 
bank of america agrees record $17bn settlement
Orange News
today, 20:17

Bank Of America Agrees Record $17bn Settlement

Bank of America has agreed to a record $17bn (£10.2bn) settlement over its sale of mortgage-backed securities in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. The bank will pay $10bn in cash and provide consumer relief...

 
myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs
BBC
today, 20:09

Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs

Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation. From ancient cities, to...

 
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The Independent
today, 19:50

Income for self-employed crashes 22%

The number of people who are self-employed has increased by over 730,000 in the past six years, but average income has slumped by 22 per cent, a new study has revealed.

 
angela merkel scolds italy and france over the faltering eurozone recovery
Guardian
today, 19:46

Angela Merkel scolds Italy and France over the faltering eurozone recovery

German chancellor Angela Merkel claims countries have ignored Brussels and the ECB to continue running larger deficits than allowed under fiscal rules. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images Angela Merkel has...

 
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The Independent
24 min. ago

Ukip leader Nigel Farage calls for Britons joining the Islamic State abroad to be stripped of British...

UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader Nigel Farage has called for Britons who have travelled to Syria to fight for Islamic State (IS) militants to be stripped of their UK citizenship.

 
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The Independent
today, 20:07

Lord Ashcroft: Paper trail suggests billionaire who quit donating is still funding Tories

It was more than a year ago now that Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative Party peer who bankrolled the Tories 2010 election campaign, let it be known that his funding days were over.

 
scottish independence: yes vote risks foreign aid
Scotsman
today, 19:57

Scottish independence: Yes vote risks foreign aid

HUNDREDS of civil service jobs in international development would be lost to Scotland after a Yes vote with a weakening of the effort to tackle global poverty and deeps cuts in aid to poorer nations, MSPs were told....

 
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The Independent
today, 19:52

Number of children in care in England up 12 per cent

The number of children in council care in England has risen by 12 per cent, with overall costs calculated at £3.4bn.

 
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The Independent
today, 19:52

Lord Ashcroft's return to the Tory fold is a marriage of convenience

When Conservative fortunes hit rock bottom in 1997, the party had good reason to be grateful to Michael Ashcroft. The tycoon, who had made his fortune abroad, pumped £10m into the party’s depleted funds.

 
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The Independent
today, 19:40

Big Society charity winds up after claims it misused up to £2.5m in funding

A controversial charity that received over £2.5m of lottery and government grants is to be wound up amid allegations that it misused funding and made inappropriate payments to its directors.

 
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Reuters
33 min. ago

Kuwait detains Muslim cleric suspected of funding militants - security source

The security source gave no further details about Wednesday's detention. Nobody at Kuwait's Interior Ministry was immediately available for comment. In their push to crack down on financing of militants in Syria and...

 
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Reuters
today, 20:23

Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

The young migrant's case has reignited a debate about Roman Catholic Ireland's abortion laws, among the most restrictive in Europe, that sparked large protests before parliament voted to allow limited access to...

 
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The Independent
today, 20:02

Ice Bucket Challenge: George W Bush gets a taste of water torture

Former US President George W Bush insisted it “wouldn’t be presidential” to take part in the ice bucket craze – and then had freezing water poured over him by his wife Laura.

 
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The Independent
today, 19:47

Ferguson protests: Attorney General arrives in St Louis vowing to carry out 'thorough' investigation into...

Straining to put a lid on more than 10 days of rioting in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson that has drawn the attention of the world, local and national officials have taken steps to demonstrate a shared determination...

 
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The Independent
today, 19:47

Israel-Gaza conflict: Fighting resumes as Israel claims to have killed Hamas chief

Palestinian fatalities spiralled today as rekindled fighting in Gaza left both sides on course for further escalation a day after a truce collapsed and an Israeli air strike killed the wife and infant son of Mohamed...

 
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The Independent
today, 19:28

Ferguson protests: Attorney General arrives in St Louis vowing to carry out 'thorough' investigation into...

Straining to put a lid on more than 10 days of rioting in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson that has drawn the attention of the world, local and national officials have taken steps to demonstrate a shared determination...

 

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The Independent
27 min. ago

Juddmonte International Stakes 2014: Australia’s horizons rest at home after easy victory

Australia showed just why he wakes up Aidan O’Brien at four o’clock every morning with “my heart thumping” when sauntering to victory in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

 
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The Herald
47 min. ago

Marcos Rojo seals £16m transfer to Manchester United

The Argentina international will cost United £15.98million and moves to Old Trafford on a five-year deal. "Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for a...

 
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Metro
50 min. ago

Marouane Fellaini's "chosen one' is David Moyes after his hair is ruined in ice bucket challenge

Marouane Fellaini has taken part in the ice bucket challenge and amusingly nominated his former manager David Moyes. The much-maligned duo moved to Manchester United from Everton in the summer of 2013, and while Moyes...

 
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Metro
today, 20:18

Manchester United fans delighted as club finally confirm signing of Marcos Rojo

Marcos Rojo will wear the no.5 shirt for Manchester United. #RojoIsRed pic.twitter.com/56UtTMvRlU — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 20, 2014 Marcos Rojo has been confirmed as a Manchester United player on a...

 
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Metro
today, 19:34

Golf superstar Rory McIlroy succeeds with George W Bush ice bucket challenge nomination

World number one golfer Rory McIlroy succeeded in getting former USA president George W. Bush to participate in the ice bucket challenge. The Northern Irishman, who is currently enjoying a phenomenal summer after...

 
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Metro
today, 19:34

Liverpool set to offer Monaco £12million to sign Radamel Falcao on loan

Liverpool are ready to offer Monaco a stunning £12million to sign Radamel Falcao on loan until the end of the season. The Reds are desperate to land a world class striker this summer and have been speaking to Falcao's...

 
 
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