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The Week
15 min. ago

What's the pensions triple lock and why is it such a political hot potato?

The last few days have been filled with speculation over whether the Prime Minister will renew the "triple lock" pledge on pensions in order to appeal to pensioners. There has been talk of a backlash among...

 
Volkswagen to spend billions through 2022 to beef up engines portfolio - CEO
Reuters
27 min. ago

Volkswagen to spend billions through 2022 to beef up engines portfolio - CEO

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said it plans to invest billions of euros through 2022 to beef up its portfolio of combustion and electric drives as it braces for a further tightening of emissions rules in key markets....

 
Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row
BBC
49 min. ago

Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row

Qualcomm, the largest maker of mobile phone chips, has cut its profit forecast, warning investors that Apple is withholding royalty payments amid a legal battle. Apple sued Qualcomm in January, accusing the company of...

 
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Daily Mail
57 min. ago

SMALL CAP MOVERS: PhotonStar shines after launch of student accommodation IoT platform; Directa Plus...

There was one big shining star among the AIM stocks this week, as intelligent lighting and building controls group PhotonStar LED saw its shares rocket 120 per cent higher today. The surge – of 0.70p to 1.28p a share...

 
UBS chief says Britain must do more to retain banks after Brexit
Reuters
59 min. ago

UBS chief says Britain must do more to retain banks after Brexit

The head of UBS (UBSG.S), one of Europe's leading financial groups, has criticised the British government for failing to encourage banks to stay in London after Brexit, predicting that many would soon trigger plans to...

 
'Fire sale' risk with Bank capital approach, says Vickers
BBC
today, 15:43

'Fire sale' risk with Bank capital approach, says Vickers

Sir John Vickers, who was asked to construct a safety plan for Britain's banks in the wake of the financial crisis, has warned regulators over hasty bank asset sales. Parliament is investigating whether UK banks have...

 
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The Week
10 min. ago

General election 2017: Who is Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith?

The news that Zac Goldsmith has been selected as the Tory candidate for his former constituency of Richmond Park has prompted outrage from his political opponents. So who is he and why is his nomination...

 
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The Week
51 min. ago

General election 2017: Can Labour's Jeremy Corbyn win?

Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election on 8 June is generally seen as a move by the Prime Minister to increase her slim Tory majority – possibly significantly. But the polls show support for the party...

 
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Scotsman
today, 15:02

Sturgeon’s EU plans rejected over risk of UK trade barriers

The UK Government rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s plan to protect Scotland’s relationship with the EU because it would create trade barriers and cause “significant disruption” of the UK internal market. The rationale for...

 
Donald Trump 'thought it would be easier' being President but he's found out it's not
Daily Record
today, 14:21

Donald Trump 'thought it would be easier' being President but he's found out it's not

Donald Trump has told how he "thought it would be easier" being President than a billionaire TV star. The leader of the free world made the casual remark in an interview to mark his 100th day in office...

 
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The Week
today, 14:15

Election 2017: How many seats do Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems have?

Theresa May has called a surprise election for 8 June and campaigning is already well underway. But how many seats does each party currently have – and what would it take for them to win a majority? How many seats...

 
General election 2017: Deals, pacts and alliances
BBC
today, 14:07

General election 2017: Deals, pacts and alliances

The 2017 general election looks set to see more co-operation between political parties than ever before. The Liberal Democrats, Greens, UKIP, DUP and UUP have all said they'll stand aside in at least one...

 
Sweden lorry attack claims fifth victim
BBC
2 min. ago

Sweden lorry attack claims fifth victim

A fifth person has died following a lorry attack at a shopping area in Stockholm, according to authorities. The victim was Marie Kide, 66, a local politician in the town of Trollhattan, western Sweden, her party said...

 
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Daily Record
10 min. ago

Vicious bully screams 'Who's f*****g hard now?' as she punches and kicks terrified girl in vile attack

A vile female thug has caught on camera kicking and punching her petrified victim. The "vicious" bully can be seen screaming in her victim's face in the disturbing footage as a crowd gather around the pair....

 
Wall Street slips as weak GDP data weighs
Reuters
15 min. ago

Wall Street slips as weak GDP data weighs

U.S. stocks were slightly lower in late morning trading on Friday after data showed the economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter. Gross domestic product increased at a 0.7 percent annual...

 
North Korea crisis: Tillerson says US is open to talks
BBC
26 min. ago

North Korea crisis: Tillerson says US is open to talks

The US is open to negotiations with North Korea aimed at removing nuclear weapons from the region, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. But he called on other countries to isolate the country diplomatically. The...

 
'DEFENCELESS' US generals admit they CAN'T stop North Korea obliterating Seoul
Daily Express
31 min. ago

'DEFENCELESS' US generals admit they CAN'T stop North Korea obliterating Seoul

The US general who has the power to destroy North Korea has revealed that the country cannot stop Kim Jong-Un from wiping out 25 million if he chooses to. The shocking admission from Harry Harris means that once North...

 
U.S. Congress set to vote on heading off government shutdown
Reuters
45 min. ago

U.S. Congress set to vote on heading off government shutdown

The U.S. House of Representatives began debate on Friday on short-term legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and buy some time on reaching a deal on federal spending through Sept. 30. If the measure...

 

Sport

 
Man United star Marouane Fellaini escapes extended FA ban after headbutt on Sergio Aguero
Daily Express
12 min. ago

Man United star Marouane Fellaini escapes extended FA ban after headbutt on Sergio Aguero

The Manchester United midfielder will serve the mandatory three-game suspension for violent conduct but feared the FA could add on another game because of his heated protests to referee Martin Atkinson and initial...

 
Antonio Griezmann odds-on to complete Manchester United transfer
Daily Star
13 min. ago

Antonio Griezmann odds-on to complete Manchester United transfer

Jose Mourinho is hoping to bring the Atletico Madrid striker to Old Trafford this summer as a replacement for crock Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Starsport understand Griezmann has been lined up as part of a £125m double deal...

 
Barcelona Open: Andy Murray edges past Albert Ramos-Vinolas into the semi-finals
Daily Express
19 min. ago

Barcelona Open: Andy Murray edges past Albert Ramos-Vinolas into the semi-finals

The world No 1 suffered a shock third-round defeat to the Spaniard just eight days ago in the Monte Carlo Masters. And although Murray didn’t play his tennis this time around he edged a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory....

 
Sir Andy Murray exacts revenge on Albert Ramos-Vinolas with Barcelona Open quarter-final victory
Metro
24 min. ago

Sir Andy Murray exacts revenge on Albert Ramos-Vinolas with Barcelona Open quarter-final victory

Sir Andy Murray is through to the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open after a tense victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The world number one was made to work hard for the win – coming back from a set down – but rallied...

 
Chelsea transfer target Romelu Lukaku has woeful record against Premier League big six
Metro
24 min. ago

Chelsea transfer target Romelu Lukaku has woeful record against Premier League big six

Romelu Lukaku‘s return to Chelsea has been talked up time and time again in recent months, with the Everton striker enjoying one of his finest seasons in the Premier League. Still only 23, the Belgium international...

 
Jackson Irvine calls on Burton Albion to achieve the ultimate goal against Barnsley
Burton Mail
24 min. ago

Jackson Irvine calls on Burton Albion to achieve the "ultimate goal" against Barnsley

Jackson Irvine has called on Burton Albion to finish the job on Saturday at Barnsley and complete the "ultimate goal" of survival in the Championship. Burton currently sit in 18th, six points clear of...

 
 


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