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Osborne planning 'diverted profits tax' - Sunday Times | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Chancellor, George Osborne, is planning to introduce a new “diverted profits tax” targeting multinational companies judged to have shifted profits overseas to avoid tax, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing government sources.<p>Britain's Chancellor of the …

Budget Deficit

Apple may buy 746 tonnes of gold for its smartwatches

Apple could soon be a major buyer of gold, according to estimates of how much of the precious metal will be required to produce the 18-carat version …

Romanian ambassador ‘bitter’ over C4’s migrant series

The Romanians are Coming documentary incited ‘hatred and discrimination’, say Bucharest MPs<p>Channel 4’s documentary <i>The Romanians Are Coming</i> has sparked a diplomatic row, with the Romanian embassy expressing its “bitterness and disappointment” over the programme.<p>Ion Jinga, the Romanian ambassador in …

Europe

More Than $310,000 Raised for Father Raising Quadruplets Alone After Wife Dies During Childbirth

Carlos Morales wakes up every morning to his two two-month-old babies, Carlos Jr. and Tracy – and then rushes to the hospital to see his other two …

Pregnancy

Jimmy Thoronka: fears mount for welfare of Sierra Leone sprinter

Athlete, in distressed and emaciated state after winter of living rough in London, held by police pending probable deportation<p>Concern is mounting over the welfare of top sprinter Jimmy Thoronka, who is thought to be distressed following his arrest on Friday night and is in an emaciated state after …

War

ISIL fighters destroy another world heritage Iraqi site

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have bulldozed the ancient city of Hatra, Iraqi officials say.<p>In a statement posted on its website on Saturday, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities quoted media outlets about the "looting and destruction of the ruins of the ancient …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Mali: French citizen and Belgian security worker killed in militant attack

Five people, including a French citizen and a Belgian security worker, have been killed in a militant attack in the Malian capital Bamako.<p>Police say one of the attackers opened fire at a restaurant, popular with expatriates.<p>A Belgian man was then shot outside his house, before a grenade was thrown …

Extremism in Britain: Now the crackdown is launched

Ministers are planning a raft of new measures to help stem the tide of Islamic extremism and radicalisation<p>The Government is planning a series of tough new measures to combat the growing threat from Islamist extremists.<p>A leaked draft of the Home Office’s new counter-extremism strategy, seen by The …