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Staying in ‘will be Yes in EU vote’

Voters in the UK’s EU referendum will be asked to choose Yes if they want to remain in the union or No to leave, the BBC understands. Prime Minister David Cameron has said the in/out referendum will take place by … Continue reading

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New laws promised in Queen’s Speech

Rehearsals have been taking place at Westminster ahead of the Queen’s Speech An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy will be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996. Prime Minister David … Continue reading

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Charter’s $56 billion Time Warner Cable deal to face U.S. scrutiny

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Charter Communications Inc, seeking to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp’s earlier bid for Time … Continue reading

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Iraq Shi’ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains

BAGHDAD Iraq’s Shi’ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni Muslim population. The United … Continue reading

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Storms kill 17 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded

HOUSTON Torrential rains have killed at least 17 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on … Continue reading

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Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse

KABUL Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials … Continue reading

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Ex-MP Bruce: Politicians tell lies

Mr Carmichael has said he will not quit as an MP despite admitting not telling the truth Politicians tell “brazen lies”, senior Lib Dem Sir Malcolm Bruce has claimed as he defended the actions of ex-Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael. Mr … Continue reading

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FCA seeks £80m ‘death bond’ fines

Three men are facing fines of nearly £80m from the City regulator for misleading investors into buying so-called “death bonds”, linked to life insurance policies. One of them – Stewart Ford – has been given a fine of £75m, the … Continue reading

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Bayliss named as England head coach

Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the first Australian to coach England. The 52-year-old New South Wales coach succeeds Peter Moores, whose second spell ended in a sacking in early May. Bayliss led Sri Lanka from 2007-2011, took temporary charge … Continue reading

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Family man dies at Dignitas clinic

Jeffrey Spector (right) was surrounded by friends and family at a meal shortly before his death A British father-of-three who feared he would be paralysed by an inoperable tumour has died at the Dignitas centre in Switzerland. Businessman Jeffrey Spector, … Continue reading

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