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LONDON, April 25 — Britain’s state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland said today that chief executive Ross McEwan is to step down after having steered it to a strong financial position.
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LONDON: Britain's competition regulator on Thursday blocked Sainsbury's proposed 7.3 billion pound ($9.4 billion) takeover of Walmart owned Asda - a huge blow to the supermarket groups who wanted to combine to overtake market leader Tesco.
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Britain's plan to allow Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies a restricted role in its next generation mobile networks is part of a heated international debate over the security risks so-called 5G technology presents.
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LONDON, April 25 — Britain's Competition and Markets Authority watchdog today blocked the merger of supermarket giant Sainsbury's and Walmart-owned Asda, arguing it would result in higher prices and...
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GLASGOW, April 24 — Britain will allow Huawei Technologies a restricted role in building parts of its 5G network, seeking a middle way in a bitter dispute between the United States and China over th...
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LONDON, April 24 — Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks o...
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THE HAGUE, April 24 — Dutch brewer Heineken, the world’s second largest beer-maker, said today its profits rose 15 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 despite Easter being late in the year.
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LONDON, April 24 — Britain’s main equities index moved away from a near seven-month high as oil majors weakened amid signs that global markets remain adequately supplied, while miners were hit by ...
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The head of Britain's GCHQ spy agency will call on businesses and the finance sector to work with intelligence officials to help secure the Internet and protect customers online.
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NEW YORK, April 24 — A US platform that launched yesterday is betting people will pay for podcasts, hoping to emulate similar services for video and music.
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LONDON, April 23 — Britain’s competition regulator said today it expected to publish its final report on supermarket group Sainsbury’s proposed £7.3 billion (RM39 billion) takeover of Walmart-o...
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NEW YORK, April 23 — Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola reported higher quarterly profits today, lifted by premium consumer items at Procter and new beverage offerings at Coca-Cola. P&G, whose brands i...
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PARIS, April 23 — US online retailer Amazon and French food giant Casino said today they would roll out their partnership in rapid delivery of groceries to further French cities in the coming months...
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At a conference in Scotland next month, Microsoft researchers will demo the tools they've been developing for VR headsets to make the experience more accessible and enjoyable for those with low vision.
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IPOH, Apr 22 — The Perak State Legislative Assembly was told today that a fossil found in Gua Naga Mas in Gopeng is some 320,200 years old and not between 12,000 and 15,000 years as previously claim...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — A year has almost passed since last May’s watershed general election which saw a historic change, not only in government, but Malaysia’s entire political landscape wh...
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PETALING JAYA: Researchers say ignoring “Stokes drift” – or ocean drift – can lead to major errors in the search for missing aircraft, as in the case of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. A study...
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Almost instantly after the sparks ignited at Notre-Dame de Paris on April 15 evening, footage of the flames proceeding to swallow the cathedral’s iconic spire spread through social media. And whenever a disaster becomes international news, as we’ve seen time and again, a Silicon Valley mishap is sure to follow close behind.
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Britain in July is set to become the first country in the world to introduce age-verification to access online pornography, the government said on April 17.
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Amazon.com Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the US e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most populous nation.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 ― Amazon.com Inc plans to close its domestic marketplace in China by mid-July, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, focusing efforts on more lucrative businesses sel...
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LONDON: The chances that Brexit will be cancelled are now greater than the chances Britain will leave the European Union without a deal, according to economists in a Reuters poll, who again pushed back their expectations for when the Bank of England will raise interest rates.
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Though PlayStation and Electronic Arts are ducking out, Microsoft's Xbox division is to make its own stage presentation at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9.
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LONDON, April 18 ― Britain's FTSE 100 was off its six-month high as a fall in miners over Vale's plans to reopen a major Brazilian mine offset gains in banks after upbeat data from China, while Bunz...
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WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s central bank governor Adrian Orr said an easing bias on interest rates will remain in place for now and that softer global economic conditions had contributed to the bank’s recent shift to a dovish policy tone.
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Social media giants including Facebook and Instagram could be forced to switch off “like” buttons and geolocation services for children in Britain under a new set of rules proposed on April 15.
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Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect children’s online privacy.
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Monday awarded London the right to host the rearranged 2019 world para swimming championships in September.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) yesterday awarded London the right to host the rearranged 2019 world para swimming championships in September.
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KUALA LUMPUR: It never crossed Selinaah Muralitharan’s mind that she would be recognised as a poet among friends and family.
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PARIS, April 15 — Here are the key dates in the more than one-year trade standoff between the European Union and the United States: Trump announces heavy taxes On March 1, 2018 US President Donald T...
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Nearly 100 academics worldwide have expressed concern over Singapore’s proposed law against “fake news”, warning it could threaten academic freedom and hurt the city-state’s ambition to become a global education hub.
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LONDON, April 15 — Britain’s main index lost ground today as miners and oil majors fell, more than offsetting gains in bank stocks.
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FROM tackling pollution to improving access to healthcare, social entrepreneurs try to use businesses to help solve some of the world’s greatest problems but many agree the magnitude of doing so with limited means can take a personal toll.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — Malaysia continued to experience net foreign selling for the third consecutive week as investors shifted their asset allocation into safe havens such as bonds and money mark...
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Britain's Daily Star newspaper has stopped showing topless women on page three, becoming the last daily national newspaper to drop the regular soft-core porn feature that for years had been a staple o...
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SHANGHAI, April 12 — Asian shares were flat and US Treasury yields pulled back today as investor caution prevailed ahead of the release of first-quarter corporate earnings, although stronger US econ...
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WASHINGTON: The six-month delay of Britain's exit from the European Union avoids the "terrible outcome" of a "no-deal" Brexit that would further pressure a slowing global economy but does nothing to lift uncertainty over the final outcome, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
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CANADA is a destination that draws many to visit, study or call home, thanks to the friendly and welcoming attitude this country has come to be known for.
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WASHINGTON, April 12 — The six-month delay of Britain's exit from the European Union avoids the “terrible outcome” of a “no-deal” Brexit that would further pressure a slowing global economy ...
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PARIS, April 11 — Global wine output rose to near-record highs in 2018 after a sharp rebound from a poor harvest the previous year, though consumption stopped growing, the International Organisation...
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HONG KONG, The pound held its gains today after Britain and its EU partners agreed to once again extend the deadline for Brexit, days before the cut-off for avoiding an economically calamitous no-deal...
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IN a just society, the rule of law applies to everyone irrespective of their station in life.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 11): The FBM KLCI retreated in early trade this morning as Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Top Glove Corporation Bhd dragged the local index against the backdrop of mixed regional markets.
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ZURICH, April 11 — Switzerland yesterday announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though o...
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LONDON: Network International shares surged in London trading after the payments processor raised £1.1bil (US$1.4bil) in an initial public offering that’s the biggest listing in Europe so far this year.
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Kensington Palace says Britain’s Prince Harry will be partnering with Oprah Winfrey to create a mental health series for Apple.
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As pressure mounts on social media companies over child grooming and sex abuse imagery, a US-based not-for-profit set up by Hollywood actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore tackling the problem has received backing from eBay billionaire Jeff Skoll.
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PARIS, April 10 — European aerospace giant Airbus today welcomes new CEO Guillaume Faury, whose inbox includes Brexit, US President Donald Trump’s trade threats and corruption investigations.
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LONDON, April 10 — Sterling edged higher today but remained stuck within its recent trading range as investors prepared for the European Union to grant Britain a second Brexit delay that, while lift...
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Is the dream of one global Internet even still alive?
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LONDON, April 10 — Tesco reported a better-than-expected 34 per cent rise in full-year operating profit and hiked its dividend today, cementing the recovery of Britain's biggest retailer under boss ...
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KUCHING, April 10 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government should recognise and take heed of the aspirations of the people of Sarawak and Sabah following the defeat of the amendment Bill in Parliament,...
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KUCHING: The failure of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to acquire a two-third majority to pass the Constitution Bill (Amendment 2019) is “a landmark for Sarawakians and Sabahans”, State Refor...
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WASHINGTON, April 10 ― Is the dream of one global internet still alive?
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COPENHAGEN, April 10 — Danish jeweller Pandora is turning to traditional Chinese symbols such as peach blossom in a new collection aimed at reviving its fortunes in the world's biggest market for lu...
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TOKYO, April 10 — The safe-haven yen held most of its recent gains today as investor caution prevailed due to fresh global trade tensions and as the International Monetary Fund downgraded its global...
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WASHINGTON, April 10 — The United States must prepare for the very real possibility Britain will leave the European Union without an exit agreement, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers ...
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European Union leaders will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit but they could demand she accepts a much longer extension as France pushed for conditions to limit Britain’s abi...
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Action adventure epic God Of War added to its accolades with four wins at the 2019 BAFTA Games Awards, while Nintendo's self-assembly Labo kits and retro detective mystery Obra Dinn also emerged with multiple wins.
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NEW YORK, April 10 — Trade-sensitive industrials dragged Wall Street lower yesterday as tensions over tariffs between the United States and its European trading partners went from simmer to boil and...
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NEW YORK: Trade-sensitive industrials dragged Wall Street lower on Tuesday as tensions over tariffs between the United States and its European trading partners went from simmer to boil and the IMF lowered its global growth outlook.
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LONDON, April 9  — Britain’s economy risks a serious shock if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the International Monetary Fund said today, warning of severe trade disruption and slower econom...
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LONDON, April 9 — London’s main share index lost ground today as Rolls Royce weakened after the US proposed a list of EU goods for retaliatory tariffs, while investors awaited updates on a postpon...
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Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing regulatory pressure in Europe, where countries are proposing stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn.
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NEW YORK, April 9 — Action adventure epic God of War added to its accolades with four wins at the 2019 Bafta Games Awards, while Nintendo’s self-assembly Labo kits and retro detective mystery Obra...
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The world’s major social media companies are not doing enough to help Canada combat potential foreign meddling in this October’s elections and the government might have to regulate them, the cabin...
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LONDON: The London Stock Exchange said its pan-European platform Turquoise would shift trading in euro-denominated shares to its new Dutch hub if Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the week without a deal
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LONDON: Brexit hung in the balance on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May tried to coax the Labour Party into agreeing a divorce deal with a better chance of passage by parliament, ahead of a crisis EU summit where she will try to delay the April 12 departure.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 8 — Secondary school students throughout the country will get an early understanding of the legislative system through the ‘From Courtroom to Classroom’ programme.
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Britain will make social media bosses personally liable for harmful content and shut down offending platforms under a government action plan published April 8 – the first of its kind anywhere.
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LONDON, April 8 — European stocks opened broadly lower today following a week of strong gains, as dismal German trade data hurt auto makers and software company SAP dragged the tech sector lower aft...
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LONDON, April 8 — Britain’s main index lost ground today after rounding off a solid week while investors awaited fresh updates on the Brexit process, and industrials slipped on a read-across from ...
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Britain proposed new online safety laws on April 8 that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content.
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Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content.
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LONDON: Britain's government held out the possibility of compromise on Sunday with the opposition Labour Party to try to win support in parliament for leaving the European Union with a deal, just days before the latest Brexit date.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Just over two weeks into his posting as Britain’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Charles Hay is already faced with a struggle – to get the locals to speak to him in Bahasa Malaysia.
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BUCHAREST, April 5 — Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said today that France would stick to plans for a tax on digital giants such as Facebook and Apple, despite displeasure in Washington.
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LONDON: Sterling will rally 3 percent if the Brexit gridlock is resolved and Britain looks likely to leave the European Union with a deal but the currency will tumble 5 percent if negotiations fail, a Reuters poll found.
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LONDON, April 4 — Sterling snapped a three-day rising streak and slipped today as concerns rose that Britain may be headed for a protracted Brexit delay.
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LONDON, April 4 — Asian and European stock markets diverged today as growing expectations that China and the United States will reach a trade agreement were offset by profit-taking, dealers said.
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Britain could ask the European Union for a long Brexit delay that gives the option to leave as soon as a divorce deal is approved by parliament, finance minister Philip Hammond indicated on Wednesday.
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Britain’s defence ministry said on Wednesday it had launched an investigation into a video circulating on social media apparently showing soldiers using a picture of opposition Labour party leader J...
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BERLIN, April 4 — Germany's leading economic institutes have revised down their 2019 growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy to 0.8 per cent from a previous estimate of 1.9 per cent, two source...
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VIENNA, April 3 — Austria today proposed taxing internet giants such as Google and Facebook five per cent of their digital advertising revenue, a higher rate than France and other EU countries are s...
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LONDON, April 3 — Britain’s vital services sector shrank in March for the first time in almost three years, with activity slammed by Brexit turmoil and flat economic growth, a key survey showed to...
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BERLIN, April 3 — European shares touched a near eight-month high today as investors took heart from possible progress towards a trade deal between Beijing and Washington and encouraging economic da...
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FRANKFURT, April 3 — Taxmen in 22 countries worldwide have raked in more than US$1.2 billion (RM4.9 billion) in fines and back taxes thanks to the 2016 “Panama Papers” leak of information about ...
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HONG KONG, April 3 — For three centuries it has been the go-to grocer for Britain’s royals and aristocrats but now Fortnum & Mason plans to open its first overseas outlet in the former crown colon...
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LONDON, April 3 — The prospect of a further delay to Brexit pushed up London’s midcap index and more domestically exposed sectors including banks and homebuilders today, as it eased some fears of ...
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PARIS, April 2 — The rapid spread of e-cigarette use among young teenagers has not slowed the decline in smoking in the same age group, much less reversed it, according to a new study.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's extraordinary 1MDB corruption scandal allegedly saw top officials loot billions from a state fund and go on a worldwide spending spree - buying up super-yachts, paintin...
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PARIS, April 3 — France this week kicks off meetings under its presidency of the club for the world’s seven most developed nations as questions mount over the relevance of the group at a time of t...
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(April 3): Asia stocks were set for a mixed start after U.S. equities struggled for traction and Treasuries resumed an advance.
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LONDON, April 2 — Ford would have to take a “long, hard look” at its British operations, which include two engine factories, if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the US carmaker ...
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BRUSSELS, April 2 — The EU’s powerful anti-trust authority today said a tax break from Britain for unnamed multinationals was illegal under state aid rules, firing a shot at London amid Brexit cha...
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Britain was no nearer to resolving the chaos surrounding its departure from the European Union after parliament failed on Monday to find a majority of its own for any alternative to Prime Minister The...
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Singapore submitted wide-ranging fake news legislation in parliament on Monday, stoking fears from internet firms and human rights groups that it may give the government too much power and hinder free...
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LONDON: BMW’s MINI plant in Britain closes for four weeks from Monday in a move planned over a half year ago to help the company deal with any disruption resulting from Brexit, which has since been ...
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LONDON: Britain was no nearer to resolving the chaos surrounding its departure from the European Union after parliament failed on Monday to find a majority of its own for any alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal.