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Terminally ill businessman ends his life at Swiss clinic as right-to-die debate is reignited

Friends and campaigners pay tribute to Simon Binner amid anger over MPs voting down UK laws on assisted dying<p>Friends and family of a terminally-ill British businessman who <b>travelled to Switzerland</b> to end his life at a suicide clinic paid tribute to him as the case reignited the row over assisted …

Cameron Stoking Up Kind Of Voter Anger Not Seen Since Days Of Thatcher, Warns Plaid Cymru Leader

David Cameron's Government is stoking up the kind of anger among voters not seen since Margaret Thatcher's days, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has …

Bank of England set to signal rates on hold until mid-2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Governor Mark Carney is likely to signal that British interest rates will stay at a record low until around the middle of next year when he sets out the Bank of England’s latest economic outlook on Wednesday.<p>Bank of England Governor and chairman of the Financial Stability Board …

Why China just pulled its provocative oil rig from disputed waters in the South China Sea

China has removed a controversial oil rig in contested waters of the South China Sea. The rig’s provocative placements in the Paracel islands, claimed by China, Vietnam, and other countries in the region, sparked deadly Vietnamese riots against foreign-owned factories, collisions between Vietnamese …

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Israeli air strikes target Hamas leaders as ceasefire fails

Israeli missiles struck the houses of several senior Hamas figures overnight, as at least seven Palestinians were reportedly killed in the latest escalation of violence.The renewed strikes came a day after the failure of a brief and one-sided ceasefire on Tuesday observed by Israel, but not by …

David Cameron axes Michael Gove in reshuffle after toxic poll warning

David Cameron gave a ruthless display of prime ministerial power on Tuesday when he demoted his close friend and ally Michael Gove, as he removed a series of obstacles blocking the Conservatives' path to a general election victory.<p>Amid warnings from the Tory general campaign director, Lynton …