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Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens – France and Britain struggle to end migrants crisis

Posted by on 30/07/2015
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Retail tycoon seals $171m Scotland Yard hotel deal

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Retail tycoon seals $171m Scotland Yard hotel deal

Retail tycoon seals $171m Scotland Yard hotel deal

LONDON: Indian tycoon Yusuffali M A has agreed a £110 million ($171 million) deal to develop a luxury hotel on the site of the original Scotland Yard Police Station in London, as foreign buyers bet on the resilience of Britain’s prime property market. Ali, one of India’s wealthiest entrepreneurs and head of Abu Dhabibased retail […]

Senior British lord exposed in ‘drugs and prostitutes’ romp

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Senior British lord exposed in ‘drugs and prostitutes’ romp

Senior British lord exposed in ‘drugs and prostitutes’ romp

LONDON: A senior member of Britain’s House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber yesterday after he was filmed allegedly snorting drugs off a prostitute’s breasts. Lord John Sewel resigned as deputy speaker of parliament’s upper house after a sting in The Sun newspaper on Sunday but remains under […]

Greece pushes for quick cash injection – Debt problem to keep Greek banks in months-long freeze

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Britain lifts Iran travel warning – Iran hits out at Kerry’s ‘empty threats’

Posted by on 26/07/2015
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Illegal immigration threatens Europe, Hungary’s Orban says – Serbia border fence to be ready by Aug 31

Posted by on 26/07/2015
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Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev – Government’s first visible reform since coming to power

Posted by on 25/07/2015
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Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev – Government’s first visible reform since coming to power

Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev – Government’s first visible reform since coming to power

KIEV, Ukraine: Only a few months ago, Kiev residents would normally avoid the police if they could help it. The officer would be of no use on a complaint – or worse, would demand a bribe. Not any longer. These days, Kiev residents approach members of a new police force that has hit the streets […]

Greece passes second crucial bailout bill – Government facing ‘political problem’

Posted by on 24/07/2015
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‘World’s oldest’ Quran parchments found

Posted by on 23/07/2015
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Putin, Blatter put troubles aside for 2018 World Cup

Posted by on 23/07/2015
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Putin, Blatter put troubles aside for 2018 World Cup

Putin, Blatter put troubles aside for 2018 World Cup

ST PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter will put aside their troubles when they take centre-stage and kick-off the countdown to the 2018 World Cup on Saturday. Putin has been cast as a villain in the West because of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine, while Blatter’s presidency is ending next year […]

France unveils 600m-euro plan for crisis-hit farmers

Posted by on 23/07/2015
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France unveils 600m-euro plan for crisis-hit farmers

France unveils 600m-euro plan for crisis-hit farmers

PARIS: The French government yesterday unveiled a package worth more than 600 million euros ($655 million) for farmers, after days of protests that have blocked cities, roads and tourist sites. Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared: “We hear the anguish of the farmers,” many of whom say they are on the brink of bankruptcy due to […]

Greek business warn of closures; capital controls choke supplies – ‘Vast majority’ of Greek firms under threat

Posted by on 23/07/2015
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Greek business warn of closures; capital controls choke supplies – ‘Vast majority’ of Greek firms under threat

Greek business warn of closures; capital controls choke supplies – ‘Vast majority’ of Greek firms under threat

ATHENS: Greece risks seeing a wave of companies forced out of business within weeks because of restrictions on foreign transfers that have persisted even after banks reopened this week, the head of the Athens Chamber of Commerce warned yesterday. In a letter to the finance ministry, Constantinos Michalos said the restrictions meant that companies which […]