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Reuters
5 min. ago

UK funds raise stocks to pre-Brexit levels as snap election called - Reuters poll

British fund managers raised their equity holdings to pre-Brexit levels in April, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, with some investors betting that a Conservative win in the June 8 snap election may lead to a better...

 
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Daily Mail
7 min. ago

Insolvencies across the UK hit three-year high as inflation catches out indebted households

The number of people becoming insolvent hit a three-year high in March as British households start to struggle with large debts taken on over years of cheap credit. Most of the rise was by individual voluntary...

 
GM quarterly profit jumps on strong U.S. truck, crossover sales
Reuters
11 min. ago

GM quarterly profit jumps on strong U.S. truck, crossover sales

General Motors Co (GM.N) on Friday reported a jump in quarterly net profit driven by strong sales of full-size trucks and crossovers in the United States and cost cutting. The No. 1 U.S. automaker reported a...

 
Donald Trump 100 days: Is the president making it CHEAPER to buy US property?
Daily Express
16 min. ago

Donald Trump 100 days: Is the president making it CHEAPER to buy US property?

However, 100 days into his Presidency and Mr Trump has faced a lack of support from within his own party, growing tensions with North Korea and doubts about his ability to instigate change. Mr Trump also had a...

 
Wealthy over 65s should be STRIPPED of their state pension, claims OECD
Daily Express
16 min. ago

Wealthy over 65s should be STRIPPED of their state pension, claims OECD

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development believes "rich" Britons - millions of whom have paid into the system through National Insurance contributions for decades - should lose their pension...

 
Swiss central bank shareholders lose battle over dividend hike
Reuters
18 min. ago

Swiss central bank shareholders lose battle over dividend hike

Shareholders mounted an unsuccessful revolt against the Swiss National Bank on Friday for a higher payout from the central bank whose massive currency interventions helped it post a 24.5 billion Swiss franc (19.22...

 
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Scotsman
10 min. ago

May ‘more in touch’ with voters than Sturgeon claims Davidson

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has claimed Theresa May is more in touch with voters north of the border than Nicola Sturgeon The Scottish Conservatives leader made the claim after a new poll suggested the...

 
Labour’s only MP in Scotland admits embarrassing election ‘blooper’
The Courier
29 min. ago

Labour’s only MP in Scotland admits embarrassing election ‘blooper’

Labour’s Ian Murray has been left red-faced after sending out a leaflet claiming to list his achievements – and leaving the page blank. Ian Murray, who is the party’s sole MP north of the border, sent out thousands of...

 
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Scotsman
44 min. ago

Rail policing merger driven by 'political ideology'

The body representing railway police officers has said it is “hugely disappointed” after MSPs backed a controversial plan to integrate their work into Police Scotland. Holyrood’s justice committee’s backed the plans,...

 
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Scotsman
57 min. ago

Scottish councils ‘squander’ £1 million on electric cars

SCOTTISH councils have “squandered” nearly one million pounds on electric cars which they barely use. A Freedom of Information request has revealed that Scotland’s local councils have lavished £962,442 on just 147...

 
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Scotsman
today, 11:22

Labour MPs speak out against Trump state visit

Renewed criticism of the planned state visit to Britain by US President Donald Trump has been voiced by shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and other politicians. In a move timed to coincide with the milestone of Mr...

 
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Daily Record
today, 11:11

When is the UK general election 2017 - what happens next? Dates and full timetable as Britain heads to the...

Britain will head to the polls on June 8 for a snap general election. Theresa May made the shock announcement outside Downing Street saying: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not." She left...

 
Asia weighs risk and reward in Trump's 'bromance' with China's Xi
Reuters
1 min. ago

Asia weighs risk and reward in Trump's 'bromance' with China's Xi

U.S. President Donald Trump's warm words for Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "good man" will reassure Beijing that he finally understands the importance of good ties, but risks leaving America's regional...

 
France election: New far right leader quits in Holocaust row
BBC
6 min. ago

France election: New far right leader quits in Holocaust row

France's far-right National Front (FN) has replaced its leader for the second time in three days after a row erupted about Holocaust denial. Jean-François Jalkh had been named as the interim president on Tuesday after...

 
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Reuters
9 min. ago

Denmark charges six men with training, fighting for Islamic State

Denmark's public prosecutor's office said on Friday it had charged six men with allowing themselves to be recruited by Islamic State and fighting for the militant group in Syria. Across Europe, from Sweden to Britain,...

 
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Reuters
9 min. ago

U.S.-backed forces push against Islamic State in slowed Raqqa campaign

U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State in Syria took several neighbourhoods from the militant group in the town of Tabqa on Friday, they said in a statement, part of a campaign to oust Islamic State from its...

 
Kim Jong-un’s FINAL WARNING: North Korea warns conflict is ‘inching towards EXPLOSION’
Daily Express
9 min. ago

Kim Jong-un’s FINAL WARNING: North Korea warns conflict is ‘inching towards EXPLOSION’

North Korea’s message will set alarm bells ringing in Washington, Tokyo and Seoul as tensions in the region continues to rise.  The pot-bellied despot made the latest sabre-rattling statement in a Pyongyang-based...

 
Futures little changed ahead of first-qtr GDP data
Reuters
15 min. ago

Futures little changed ahead of first-qtr GDP data

U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as investors awaited the first-quarter report on gross domestic product, while assessing quarterly earnings. * The Nasdaq Composite is on track to post gains for...

 

Sport

 
David De Gea to Real Madrid: Man United ace could be forced to move - Guillem Balague
Daily Star
2 min. ago

David De Gea to Real Madrid: Man United ace could be forced to move - Guillem Balague

That’s according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague who thinks Jose Mourinho might take a hardline approach with his goalkeeper. De Gea was recently left out against Sunderland which has aroused suspicion...

 
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Daily Mail
2 min. ago

Premier League, EFL and National League ups and downs: Which issues can be resolved this weekend?

The English football league season is firmly at its business end, with less than a handful of games to go up and down the country. This weekend sees the final round of fixtures in League One and the National League,...

 
Manchester United transfer shock: Jose Mourinho to make £38m bid for European star
Daily Express
2 min. ago

Manchester United transfer shock: Jose Mourinho to make £38m bid for European star

Victor Lindelof is a long-term target for Manchester United, but Jose Mourinho chose not to make a move for him in January. But following Marcos Rojo’s cruciate knee injury and Chris Smalling and Phil Jones suffering...

 
Robert Pires explains what's gone wrong at Arsenal
Daily Express
2 min. ago

Robert Pires explains what's gone wrong at Arsenal

Arsenal face failing to finish in the top four of the Premier League for the first time since 1996. The Gunners are already out of the title race and crashed out of the Champions League in the last-16 to Bayern...

 
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Mark Robins says Coventry City players are 'playing for their futures' at Glanford Park

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has admitted his players are "playing for their futures" ahead of the Sky Blues' final League One clash with Scunthorpe United. City will be hoping to claim three points in...

 
Pep Guardiola named best football coach in the world by French newspaper L’Equipe
Metro
12 min. ago

Pep Guardiola named best football coach in the world by French newspaper L’Equipe

He may have endured his worst season since turning to management, but Pep Guardiola has still been voted the best coach in world football. The Manchester City boss came top in a poll of 33 journalists quizzed by...

 
 


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