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Reuters
55 min. ago

China central bank to strengthen management of mortgage loan risks in Beijing

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) will strictly check the source of down payments by individuals purchasing property in Beijing, the Beijing operations office of the Chinese central bank said in a statement on...

 
Toshiba banks push for quick Westinghouse bankruptcy filing - Nikkei
Reuters
today, 02:28

Toshiba banks push for quick Westinghouse bankruptcy filing - Nikkei

Toshiba Corp's (6502.T) main lenders are asking it to submit a bankruptcy filing for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC by the end of this month, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday, without...

 
Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement - officials
Reuters
today, 02:28

Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement - officials

The Trump administration is preparing new executive orders to re-examine all 14 U.S. free trade agreements and review government procurement policies to aid American companies, two administration officials said. The...

 
Japan Finance Minister - G20 shared need for free trade
Reuters
today, 01:35

Japan Finance Minister - G20 shared need for free trade

The Group of 20 major economies, including the United States, agreed on the importance of free trade at a finance leaders' gathering in Baden-Baden, Germany, last week, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on...

 
South Korea to boost communication with U.S., examine China measures - finance minister
Reuters
today, 01:27

South Korea to boost communication with U.S., examine China measures - finance minister

South Korea plans to actively explain Seoul's policies regarding trade and foreign exchange rates to the U.S. Donald Trump administration, the country's finance minister said on Friday. "The new U.S. government...

 
Amazon.com wins $1.5 billion tax dispute over IRS
Reuters
today, 01:18

Amazon.com wins $1.5 billion tax dispute over IRS

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday won a more than $1.5 billion (1.20 billion pounds) tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over transactions involving a Luxembourg unit more than a decade ago. Judge Albert...

 
Fracking could create 1,400 jobs in Scotland, energy minister says
The Courier
today, 02:07

Fracking could create 1,400 jobs in Scotland, energy minister says

Fracking could be worth £3.4bn to the Scottish economy and create up to 1,400 jobs, the energy minister has told Holyrood. The SNP Government, whose leader Nicola Sturgeon is “highly sceptical” of the energy...

 
Fracking decision ‘kicked into the long grass’ by Scottish ministers
The Courier
today, 02:07

Fracking decision ‘kicked into the long grass’ by Scottish ministers

MSPs have rounded on minsters for shelving a long-awaited decision on the future of fracking until after the local elections. The Scottish Government launched a consultation on Tuesday as they weigh up whether to...

 
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The Week
today, 01:15

Westminster attack: Police and public praised for standing up to terror

Yesterday's terror attack on Westminster Bridge and in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament was "the attack that security chiefs here in the UK have long been preparing for", says the BBC. However, says...

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:03

Campaigners call for Trump rival to rethink Highland course

Conservationists are calling for a rethink of plans by a US billionaire business rival of Donald Trump to turn “an irreplaceable natural jewel” in the Highlands into a world-class championship golf course. They say...

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:03

Chief medical officer calls to improvements in cancer care

A call for groundbreaking data science solutions to improve cancer care has been launched today. The Cancer Innovation Challenge aims to inspire data and technical proposals to help Scotland become a world leading...

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:03

Police officer took charge of firearms incident ‘from home’

A senior Police Scotland officer helped co-ordinate the response to a series of firearms incidents from his own home, it has emerged. Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson said he had been on call when four...

 
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Reuters
4 min. ago

China accepts more Australian beef exporters as leaders meet

China removed the last remaining restrictions on imports of Australian beef on Friday and announced early-stage plans to co-develop a major mine, rail and port project, in contrast to a growing global trend of trade...

 
Angela Merkel 'confident' NO MORE countries will ditch the European Union after Brexit
Daily Express
26 min. ago

Angela Merkel 'confident' NO MORE countries will ditch the European Union after Brexit

Despite Britain’s impending Brexit, the German chancellor believes the EU will continue to thrive with more cooperation from member states. When asked if she feared other countries would quit the bloc, Ms Merkel told...

 
Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements
Reuters
28 min. ago

Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the...

 
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Reuters
43 min. ago

Nikkei rises as yen strength wanes but still poised for weekly loss

* Nikkei on track to shed more than 1 percent for the week * Abe's school controversy had weighed on sentiment this week * Toshiba jumps as filing shows Effissimo is largest shareholder TOKYO, March 24 Japan's Nikkei...

 
Sydney teenager pleads guilty to Anzac Day terror plot
BBC
48 min. ago

Sydney teenager pleads guilty to Anzac Day terror plot

A teenager has pleaded guilty to planning a terror attack on Anzac Day in Sydney. The boy, who was 16 at the time of his arrest last year, faces up to life in jail. Police alleged he tried to obtain a gun and...

 
All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger
BBC
today, 02:52

All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger

There is a familiarity about this photo, and it could have been taken in many boardrooms around the world - men gathered around a table making plans and cutting deals. But the lack of women here, among a group of...

 

Sport

 
Liverpool firm up interest in Premier League star: Club will demand more than £20m
Daily Star
10 min. ago

Liverpool firm up interest in Premier League star: Club will demand more than £20m

The 24-year-old has been one of the Clarets' most consistent performers this season. And his showings on his return to the Premier League have earned him international recognition. Liverpool stars' market value...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 02:20

Wakefield 28-24 Leigh: Trinity climb back into top eight of Super League

Wakefield once more demonstrated their never-say-die attitude to snatch a second consecutive home win to climb back into the top eight of the Betfred Super League. Trinity came from 22-12 down to beat Salford in their...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 02:05

Franz Beckenbauer questioned by Swiss prosecutors over Germany's World Cup 2006 bid 

Franz Beckenbauer was questioned by Swiss prosecutors on Thursday as part of their investigation into his country's successful bid for the 2006 World Cup. The Swiss Attorney General's Office (OAG) opened criminal...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:55

World Cup qualifier round-up: Japan remain on course for Russia with 2-0 victory over UAE as Australia are...

Japan stayed on course to book their spot at next year's World Cup finals as Vahid Halilhodzic's side handed the United Arab Emirates a 2-0 defeat on Thursday, while Iran recorded a 1-0 win over Qatar. Yuya Kubo and...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:55

Claudio Ranieri to be honoured with 'Golden Bench' in Italy after Premier League heroics with Leicester

Claudio Ranieri will be acclaimed by leading coaches from his home country on Monday as awards keep coming for the former Leicester manager. The Italian football federation (FIGC) said Ranieri's feat of guiding...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:55

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha will be given money to spend to revamp his squad, insists Ibrox chief Dave King

Dave King claims Pedro Caixinha will be given funds to revamp the squad he inherited from Mark Warburton as he defended his record of investment at Rangers. Prior to his appointment as chairman in 2015, King said it...

 
 


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