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Why 12 EU countries blocked move to expose companies’ tax avoidance

Twelve EU countries have blocked a proposed new rule that would force multinational companies to reveal their profits and how much tax they pay in each member state. The world’s biggest companies – including the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google –...

30 November 2019 in Auto

Lunch at Bagatelle review: subtle French flavours

In the heart of Mayfair, wedged between restaurants and bars each more lavish than the last, it’s hard for any establishment to stand out. And while Bagatelle, with its traditional-with-a-twist French menu may not be head and shoulders above the rest,...

29 November 2019 in Auto

Moscow: contemporary art off the beaten track

One of the many joys of contemporary art is the places it takes you. From former factories and warehouses to church crypts, farms and disused public toilets: artists everywhere have long been making and exhibiting work in unexpected locations. The...

29 November 2019 in Auto

Theresa May ‘almost sent 1,000 troops to Syria last year’

Theresa May secretly considered sending up to 1,000 British troops into Syria after Donald Trump announced an abrupt withdrawal of US soldiers from the war-torn country last year, it has been claimed. The Telegraph exclusively reports that May, prime...

29 November 2019 in Auto

Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 2021: spy shots, plus specs, price and UK release

A performance-focused R version of the eighth-generation Golf hatchback has been spotted in the wild by the motoring world’s paparazzi for the first time.  A shot of the car undergoing testing in South Africa, posted by Auto Express, shows the hot...

29 November 2019 in Showbiz

How to find the value in vintage jewellery

Do you have valuables lying undiscovered in the attic? It’s not impossible. A “lost” masterpiece by Caravaggio was recently found in an attic in Toulouse. It’s thought to have gone on to change hands for more than $170m. Now it’s true that most of us...

28 November 2019 in Auto

An authentic, autumnal slice of Puglia with The Thinking Traveller

Autumn in Puglia, the south-eastern heel of Italy’s famous boot. At this time of year, in the olive tree-carpeted countryside, delicate light gently illuminates the amber leaves on the trees, and at night the roads are quiet. A huge harvest moon is...

28 November 2019 in Auto

Chasing the Northern Lights in Norway

As I’m sitting down to dinner aboard the MS Nordnorge in the middle of the Norwegian Sea, I hear an announcement over the tannoy: “The Northern Lights are now visible.” After five days aboard the ship, journeying up the side of the Norwegian coast in...

28 November 2019 in Auto

Melania Trump: 11 facts you probably didn’t know about the first lady

Melania Trump was this week booed by a roomful of Baltimore students when she gave a speech about young people’s opioid use. The first lady was addressing students just four months after President Donald Trump dismissed the city as a “disgusting, rat...

28 November 2019 in Politics

Nato vs. Russia: who would win?

Nato leaders will meet in London next week to mark its 70th anniversary, but analysts are questioning whether the alliance is still fit for purpose. And another question being raised – one that will hopefully never be put to the test – is who would...

27 November 2019 in Auto

Dog lick death: how dangerous is your canine’s mouth?

A 63-year-old man has died from multi-organ failure after contracting a rare infection through his dog’s saliva, doctors have revealed. The infection was caused by capnocytophaga canimorsus, a bacterium that is commonly found in the mouths of both...

27 November 2019 in Auto

Nuno Mendes on health, fame and returning to his roots

Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes is the world-renowned creative force behind one of London’s most popular restaurants – the Chiltern Firehouse. But as he enters his 47th year, and after a career that has taken him from the US to Spain, then Japan and for...

27 November 2019 in Auto

Three ski resorts with more to do than than just skiing

“Those looking for après-ski that doesn’t involve DJ Ötzi, shot skis or Jägerbombs should look to Andermatt” in Switzerland, says Tom Robbins in the Financial Times. “In June, it opened a stunning new concert hall with a performance by the Berlin...

27 November 2019 in Auto

How many seats do Labour and the Tories need to win?

The outcome of the 12 December election will decide the direction of both Brexit and Britain as a whole - but how many seats does each party need to secure to lead the nation? As the clock ticks down until polling day, here are the current numbers:...

27 November 2019 in Politics

Fjords, fish and funiculars: a short break in Bergen

Bergen is a reassuringly lovely city. We arrived in a flower-filled park in the centre of Bergen after a 45-minute tram ride from the airport. Our hotel, Hotel Oleana, was a five-minute walk up a gentle incline in a cobbled square. The decor of the...

27 November 2019 in Auto

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