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The Week
13 min. ago

Star Wars 8 trailer leak sets internet alight

A single line of dialogue may have leaked from the first trailer for Star Wars Episode 8, sending fans of the series into a frenzy. See related  Star Wars: Carrie Fisher claims she had affair with Harrison Ford Daisy...

 
BMW to pay $57 million for irresponsible lending in Australia - regulator
Reuters
14 min. ago

BMW to pay $57 million for irresponsible lending in Australia - regulator

Australia's corporate regulator said on Tuesday that German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) has to pay A$77 million (44.68 million pound) to compensate customers who received loans they could not afford, in what is Australia's...

 
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Reuters
19 min. ago

Oil firms and carmakers diverge in costly debate

Many carmakers are predicting a significant shift to electric vehicles in the next decade. Advances in battery technology and the growth of autonomous driving and ride sharing - suited to electric vehicles - will...

 
Merkel to Britain - EU freedoms must be respected for single market access
Reuters
19 min. ago

Merkel to Britain - EU freedoms must be respected for single market access

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a party congress of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on Tuesday that Britain would not be allowed to cherry pick in its Brexit negotiations with the European Union. "We...

 
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Daily Mail
26 min. ago

The 10 incredibly simple financial rules EVERYONE should follow to ensure you're never short of cash

Despite your best efforts, do you find yourself struggling to make ends meet each month? Overspending and under-budgeting is an all too familiar scenario for many families - but experts say there's a few simple steps...

 
GoDaddy to buy Host Europe Group for $1.82 billion
Reuters
31 min. ago

GoDaddy to buy Host Europe Group for $1.82 billion

U.S.-based website domain name provider GoDaddy Inc said it would buy peer Host Europe Group (HEG) for 1.69 billion euros (1.42 billion pound), including debt, as it looks to expand beyond the initial set-up of...

 
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Scotsman
today, 10:48

Energy efficiency drive could help create 9,000 jobs

Boosting investment in energy efficiency could create up to 9,000 jobs a year, business leaders have told the Scottish Government. More than 20 businesses in the sector have written a joint letter to economy secretary...

 
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Scotsman
today, 10:06

Scotland slips down world education rankings in key subjects

Scotland has fallen down international education rankings for core school subjects, according to a major world study. The survey of 15-year-olds found Scotland’s performance in reading, maths and science had declined...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:45

Royal Navy will play key role in supporting UK post-Brexit

The Royal Navy will play a key role in supporting the UK’s presence on the world stage after Brexit, Theresa May said as she addressed personnel from the deck of the fleet’s flagship. The Prime Minister, who was on...

 
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Scotsman
today, 09:45

Still time to apply for farm support advance loans

The Scottish Government has encouraged any farmer who had not applied for an advance loan on their expected support payments to do so even if the original deadline has passed. The loan scheme, which was estimated to...

 
White men only? Brexit case and legal diversity
BBC
today, 09:27

White men only? Brexit case and legal diversity

With the government's battle over Article 50 going to the Supreme Court, there has been much comment about the gender and ethnic make-up of the judges and barristers at work. How accurate a reflection is it of the...

 
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BBC
today, 08:58

Brexit Article 50 case returns to Supreme Court

The legal dispute over how Brexit must be authorised returns to the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning with the government set to round off its case. On day two of the landmark hearing campaigners who say Parliament...

 
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Reuters
6 min. ago

Ugandan LRA fighter denies atrocity charges, says he was victim

A Ugandan man accused of being a senior commander in the infamous Lord's Resistance Army pleaded not guilty to murder, rape and other charges on Tuesday, telling the International Criminal Court he had been a victim...

 
Three senior ministers battle to replace New Zealand PM after shock resignation
Daily Express
7 min. ago

Three senior ministers battle to replace New Zealand PM after shock resignation

Mr English, the finance minister and deputy leader of the ruling centre-right National Party, announced his candidacy, as did Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Police Minister Judith Collins. Other contenders may...

 
Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate
BBC
13 min. ago

Hong Kong rainbow lions spark LGBT rights debate

One of Hong Kong's icons - a pair of lions guarding the HSBC building - has been given a rainbow-coloured makeover. Replicas of the two lions have been painted as part of the bank's "Celebrate Pride, Celebrate...

 
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Reuters
19 min. ago

Ex-divs to take 1 point off FTSE 100 on Dec. 8

LONDON, Dec 6 The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices,...

 
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Reuters
26 min. ago

Italy's youngest ever premier felled by discontented youth

Twenty-year-old Francesco Incorvaia, a sociology student from Rome, was just the kind of voter Matteo Renzi had spent years trying to win over. Italy's youngest ever prime minister had changed labour laws in a bid to...

 
‘Woman of my word’ Actress promises sex act to ALL ‘No’ voters in Italian referendum
Daily Express
37 min. ago

‘Woman of my word’ Actress promises sex act to ALL ‘No’ voters in Italian referendum

Paola Saulino, 27, had earlier said she would give anti-Renzi voters a “present” after the Italian referendum, which saw the prime minister resign after the people of Italy rejected his proposed constitutional...

 

Sport

 
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Daily Mail
3 min. ago

Twenty seasons on, despite Jurgen Klopp and a host of superstar players, Dortmund are still waiting to...

Borussia Dortmund are undeniably one of world football's big 21st Century clubs. Their average home attendances top 80,000, the best in Europe ahead of Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. In...

 
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Daily Mail
3 min. ago

Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea set for huge January transfer battle for Roma...

Roma are ready to listen to offers for Antonio Rudiger next month which could spark a four-way Premier League battle for his services. The versatile defender is widely-recognised as one of the continent's best young...

 
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Daily Mail
7 min. ago

Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song pictured in hospital on road to recovery after life-threatening...

Former Liverpool star Rigobert Song has been pictured for the first time since suffering a stroke nine weeks ago. The Cameroon legend, wearing a Southport under-21 shirt, can be seen looking frail but smiling as he...

 
Phil Jones names Marcus Rashford as Manchester United’s most skillful player ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba
Metro
9 min. ago

Phil Jones names Marcus Rashford as Manchester United’s most skillful player ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic...

Manchester United might have spent over £500million in the last three years but there’s nothing like bringing through one of your own. Marcus Rashford, 19, burst onto the scene last February with two goals on his...

 
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Daily Mail
11 min. ago

Champions League permutations: five of the eight groups already know which two are through to the knockout...

We already know who is through to the knockout stages in Groups A, C, D, E and F and we're waiting for the other three to be settled. It feels a bit of an anti-climax to the Champions League group stage as Arsenal all...

 
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Daily Mail
15 min. ago

Jaap Stam was Sir Alex Ferguson’s biggest mistake at Manchester United... the FA Cup draw will provide...

Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't often do regret but FA Cup third round day at Old Trafford will be an exception when he watches his former player Jaap Stam return as manager of Championship club Reading. Stam, 44, is the...

 
 


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