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Steel crisis: David Cameron urged to take personal charge of talks

Unite said the government’s handling of the crisis last week had been an “absolute disaster” Union leaders are calling on David Cameron to take personal charge of talks to prevent the closure of Tata Steel’s Port Talbot plant. They have accused Business Secretary Sajid Javid of “taking his eye off the ball” and say the PM needs “to get a Read More


Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca link to Brink’s Mat robbery

Gerard Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), said the leaked documents covered the day-to-day business at Mossack Fonseca over the past 40 years. “I think the leak will prove to be probably the biggest blow the offshore world has ever taken because of the extent of the documents,” he said. The documents show 12 current or Read More


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Iran tests more missiles, says capable of reaching Israel

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying U.S. criticism of similar tests carried out this week. State television showed footage of two Qadr missiles being launched from northern Iran which the IRGC said hit targets 1,400 km (870 miles) away. Tests on Tuesday Read More


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Sports Direct’s Ashley warned of potential action over Parliament snub

Sports Direct (SPD.L) founder Mike Ashley has been told he could be in contempt of Parliament if he ignores a summons from MPs to answer questions about the treatment of workers at Britain’s biggest sportswear retailer. The chairman of Parliament’s Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, Iain Wright, said in a letter made public on Wednesday that Ashley had not responded Read More


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FTSE gets lift from Prudential results

Britain’s top share index rose on Wednesday, boosted by a rise in insurer Prudential after it announced a special dividend with results that beat expectations. Prudential rose 2.9 percent, the top FTSE 100 riser, after its profit was lifted by strong performances at its British, U.S. and Asian life businesses. “Overall Prudential remains in good shape and … has allayed Read More


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Palace complains over report the Queen backs EU exit

ritain’s Queen Elizabeth visits the National Memorial to the Few in Folkestone, southern England March 26, 2015 in Folkestone, England. REUTERS/CHRIS JACKSON/POOL Buckingham Palace said it had launched an official complaint with Britain’s press watchdog on Wednesday over a newspaper report that Queen Elizabeth backs a British exit from the European Union, saying the monarch remains politically neutral. Under the Read More


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Turkish authorities seize newspaper close to cleric Gulen – state media

Supporters of Gulen movement shout slogans during a protest outside the Kanalturk and Bugun TV building in Istanbul, Turkey Turkish authorities seized control of the country’s largest newspaper on Friday, state-run media said, in a widening crackdown against supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, an influential foe of President Tayyip Erdogan. Administrators have been appointed to run the Zaman Read More


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Mainstream Republicans struggle for strategy to stop Trump’s climb

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump shows off the size of his hands as rivals Marco Rubio (L) and Ted Cruz (R) look on at the start of the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, Mainstream U.S. Republicans struggled for a strategy on Friday to stop their party’s presidential front-runner Donald Trump from becoming the nominee for the Read More


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Syria opposition says government mobilises, casts doubt on talks

An aid convoy of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent enters the Wafideen Camp, which is controlled by Syrian government forces, near a poster of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad, to deliver aid into the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus The Syrian opposition said on Friday the government was mobilising forces on many fronts despite an agreement to cease hostilities, and Read More


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As Europe bickers, police fire tear gas on migrants storming border

  Macedonian police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided Europe traded barbs over the biggest humanitarian crisis in decades. As frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans, migrants trapped on the Greece-Macedonia border tore down a metal gate in the barbed Read More