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UK shop prices fall again, but Brexit cost pressures build - BRC
Reuters
today, 02:34

UK shop prices fall again, but Brexit cost pressures build - BRC

Prices in British shops fell in November at the same rate as in October, but rising cost pressures linked to the decision by voters to leave the European Union are likely to feed into high street prices next year, an...

 
China services sector activity expands at quickest rate in 16 months in November: Caixin PMI
Reuters
today, 02:12

China services sector activity expands at quickest rate in 16 months in November: Caixin PMI

Growth in China's services sector accelerated to a 16-month high in November, a private survey showed, though the increase in new orders dipped slightly and business expectations moderated. The survey, along with...

 
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Reuters
today, 01:48

Most foreign firms owning London property are registered in tax havens - report

The vast majority of overseas companies that own property in London, including many used by individuals to help disguise their ownership, are registered in tax havens, according to a report by Transparency...

 
Shenzhen - Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off
BBC
today, 01:35

Shenzhen - Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off

Investors in Hong Kong can buy stocks on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and vice-versa from today, following the official launch of the Shenzhen - Hong Kong trading link. The link was supposed to launch at the end of...

 
Euro zone seeks compromise on Greek debt ahead of IMF deadline
Reuters
today, 01:20

Euro zone seeks compromise on Greek debt ahead of IMF deadline

Euro zone finance ministers hope to reach a compromise on Greek reforms on Monday in a final bid to get International Monetary Fund support for its bailout programme by the end of the year. The regular gathering of...

 
Airbus chief wants soft Brexit, higher German military budget
Reuters
today, 01:20

Airbus chief wants soft Brexit, higher German military budget

Airbus is pushing the British government to opt for a "soft Brexit" in which Britain stays in the European Union's single market, its chief executive said on Sunday, warning that the future of the aerospace...

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:05

Scottish Government ‘should set a date to scrap petrol cars’

Scotland needs a “revolution” in zero-carbon transport on its roads if it is to meet demanding emissions targets, including a deadline for banning all petrol and diesel engines, environmentalists and businesses have...

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:05

New Scots property tax has been ‘operationally successful’

The introduction of a new property tax has been “operationally successful” but it is “too early to draw any definitive conclusions” on the change, MSPs on a key Holyrood committee said. Members of the Scottish...

 
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Scotsman
today, 00:05

More Scottish council cuts will have ‘severe consequences’

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) has said that any more cuts to local government funding will result in “severe consequences” for jobs across the country. Speaking in advance of the Scottish...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 21:31

Kezia Dugdale to accuse Tories of reopening indyref divisions

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will set out her vision for the future of devolution across the UK in a speech this week, arguing that the union is “worth fighting for”. In her address at the IPPR in London on...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 21:31

Theresa May reveals her favourite TV shows for Christmas

Theresa May has said she is looking forward to spending Christmas Day night curled up in front of the television watching Doctor Who and a “nice Agatha Christie”. The Prime Minister revealed that while she is a fan of...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 18:26

Nicola Sturgeon hails ‘diversity’ after Glasgow mosque visit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged people from all communities to promote tolerance and diversity after a visit to a mosque attended by murdered Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah. Like The Scotsman on Facebook She...

 
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Reuters
5 sec. ago

SE Asia Stocks-Lacklustre on eurozone uncertainty; Philippines down on profit-taking

By Aparajita Saxena Dec 5 Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday as investors kept to the sidelines after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following heavy defeat on...

 
Japan PM hopes for progress on peace treaty with Russia
Reuters
8 min. ago

Japan PM hopes for progress on peace treaty with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he hopes for progress in peace treaty talks with Russia but that the issue can't be settled in one meeting. Abe said he wants to discuss the issue candidly with...

 
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BBC
50 min. ago

Syria conflict: The things Syrians take with them

The war in Syria has lasted for five years so far and claimed the lives of more than 300,000 people. The fighting between the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and rebels has forced more than 11 million people from...

 
Fidel, Russia and rekindled Cold War memories
BBC
today, 03:22

Fidel, Russia and rekindled Cold War memories

I once travelled around a key site in the Cuban missile crisis on a cart pulled by oxen with a guide called Stalin. As we rattled through the mud alongside lush, green fields, I remember trying to imagine Soviet...

 
Trump rants against China in Twitter outburst
BBC
today, 03:13

Trump rants against China in Twitter outburst

US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets criticising China for its monetary policy and its operations in the South China Sea. "Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency"...

 
The city getting rich from fake news
BBC
today, 03:02

The city getting rich from fake news

Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising. The...

 

Sport

 
Jose Mourinho has been waiting for his Man Utd players to do this - top pundit
Daily Star
18 min. ago

Jose Mourinho has been waiting for his Man Utd players to do this - top pundit

That’s according to pundit Jermaine Jenas. The Red Devils have been hit and miss under the Special One since he moved to Old Trafford in the summer. United are currently 6th in the Premier League table, 13 points...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:35

Decorated football coach linked with abuse at two clubs: Dario Gradi, who worked at Chelsea and Crewe,...

A decorated football coach is under growing pressure to explain what he knew about sexual abuse at two clubs where he worked. Dario Gradi was an assistant coach at Chelsea in the 1970s, when scout Eddie Heath...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:35

Andy Woodward calls on FA to support new Trust for victims and their families

The player who lifted the lid on the sexual abuse scandal that rocked football has asked the FA, PFA and Premier League to financially back the launch of the 'Offside Trust' in support of other victims and their...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 01:35

Crisis club Crewe sent boys to disgraced former Southampton coach Bob Higgins' tournament

Former Southampton coach Bob Higgins, the latest figure to be embroiled in the child sex abuse scandal, is known to have had links with Crewe Alexandra, the club at the centre of the storm. Six former Southampton...

 
Conor McGregor branded a 'con artist' by Mayweather Promotions' CEO
Daily Star
today, 00:56

Conor McGregor branded a 'con artist' by Mayweather Promotions' CEO

In the early hours of Thursday morning, it emerged that the UFC's lightweight champion had been granted a license to box by the California State Athletic Commission. The CSAC's decision license McGregor to box sparked...

 
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Daily Mail
today, 00:55

Kevin Strootman on target as Roma beat rivals Lazio to reclaim second in Serie A while AC Milan left it...

A rare goal from Kevin Strootman helped Roma reclaim second place in the Serie A table as they beat derby rivals Lazio 2-0 on Sunday. The injury-prone Holland international has not been prolific since moving to the...

 
 


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