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Westminster under suspicion as ex-PM faces child abuse claim

Westminster under suspicion as ex-PM faces child abuse claim

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Allegations linking former prime minister Edward Heath to child sex abuse threatened fresh disgrace for Britain's political establishment on Tuesday as claims of high-level historic paedophilia piled...

EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis

EU offers to help France, Britain face Calais migrant crisis

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

The European Commission offered Tuesday to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel, as police on both sides braced for new attempts at the crossing.The EC said in a...

Baxalta rejects Shire's $30 bn hostile bid

Baxalta rejects Shire's $30 bn hostile bid

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Dublin-based pharmaceutical group Shire said Tuesday it had bid $30 billion (27 billion euros) for Baxalta to form a global biotech company, an offer soundly rejected by the US firm.The industry is going...

UN body urges Somalia to probe British oil contract

UN body urges Somalia to probe British oil contract

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

A UN sanctions committee wants Somalia to open a corruption investigation after uncovering evidence that British oil firm Soma may have paid off several Somali civil servants under a 2013 contract.The...

Oil prices rebound

Oil prices rebound

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Oil prices rebounded Tuesday after falling steeply in the previous session due to weak Chinese and US manufacturing and continued worries about the global supply glut, analysts said. US benchmark West...

Westminster under suspicion as ex-PM faces child abuse claim

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Allegations linking former prime minister Edward Heath to child sex abuse threatened fresh disgrace for Britain's political establishment on Tuesday as claims of high-level historic paedophilia pile up.Heath...

Britain begins sale of stake in Royal Bank of Scotland

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Britain's government has begun selling its majority stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), aiming to reduce state debt and kickstart the lender's full return to the private sector, the Treasury...

UK trackers' Cecil the lion appeal tops £500,000

UK trackers' Cecil the lion appeal tops £500,000

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

People moved by the killing of Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil have donated more than half a million pounds in his memory towards lion conservation, the unit which spent years tracking Cecil said Tuesday.The...

Rock couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale split

Rock couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale split

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

One of rock music's prominent couples, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale of Bush, are divorcing after 13 years of marriage."While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no...

Westminster under suspicion as ex-PM faces child abuse claim

Westminster under suspicion as ex-PM faces child abuse claim

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Allegations linking former prime minister Edward Heath to child sex abuse threatened fresh disgrace for Britain's political establishment Tuesday as claims of high-level historic paedophilia pile up.Heath...

Drugs group Shire says bids $30 bn for rival Baxalta

Drugs group Shire says bids $30 bn for rival Baxalta

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Dublin-based pharmaceutical group Shire said Tuesday it had bid $30 billion (27 billion euros) for US rival Baxalta to form a global biotech company focused on rare diseases.The industry is going through...

Drugs group Shire says bids $30 bn for rival Baxalta

Drugs group Shire says bids $30 bn for rival Baxalta

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Dublin-based pharmaceutical group Shire on Tuesday said it had bid $30 billion (27 billion euros) for US rival Baxalta to form a global biotech company focused on rare diseases."We believe the proposed...

Oil prices rebound

Oil prices rebound

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Oil prices rebounded Tuesday after falling steeply in the previous session owing to weak Chinese and US manufacturing and continued worries about the global supply glut, analysts said. US benchmark West...

British oil company investigated for corruption in Somalia

British oil company investigated for corruption in Somalia

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

An oil company chaired by a former leader of Britain's ruling Conservative party is being investigated for alleged corruption in Somalia, claims the company slammed as "defamatory".Soma Oil and Gas, a...

Britain begins sale of stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland

Britain begins sale of stake in bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Britain's government on Tuesday began selling its majority stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, which was rescued with the world's biggest banking bailout at the height of the financial crisis.The government...

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