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Business big hitters are wary of Whitehall

If you are a business leader and you yearn to spearhead reforms to British bureaucracy, you have until the end of next week to apply to be the first …

Brazil

beyondbrics

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017<p>Vested interests and other barriers remain, but there is cause for optimism<p>Wednesday, 20 December, 2017<p>Wednesday, 20 …

The A-List

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016<p>Sunday, 21 December, 2014<p>Sunday, 21 December, 2014<p>Thursday, 18 December, 2014<p>US debate had shifted from what the island does …

Brazil

Back pay class action by 10,000 workers with disability will continue

New repayment scheme will not stop legal bid to recover wages allegedly owed to workers with an intellectual disability, lawyers say<p>A class action against the government over back pay allegedly owed to about 10,000 workers with an intellectual disability will continue, regardless of whether the …

Arsenal fear Olivier Giroud may be out for three months forcing Arsene Wenger back into the transfer market

Striker could miss three months if ankle is broken with Eto’o, Remy and Welbeck all high on Arsenal’s radar<p><b>Arsenal</b> fear Olivier Giroud could be ruled out for as long as three months if a second scan confirms that he has a broken ankle.<p>That would leave Arsène Wenger facing a race against time to …

US Open 2014: Maria Sharapova sweeps into second round

Maria Sharapova started her bid for a second US Open title with a 6-4 6-0 first-round win over fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.

Manchester City ominous after cruising past Liverpool

Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

Swiss Private Banks Are About To Make A Historic Move To Crackdown On Tax Dodgers

Geneva's Bank Pictet opens the way with an unprecedented release of its first-half results, followed on Thursday by crosstown rival Lombard Odier.<p>"All the figures published will be important, even if these banks are not listed," Andreas Venditti, an analyst at Zurich's Vontobel Bank, told AFP.<p>The …

Credit Suisse

California Wine Country Quake Losses Seen In The Billions

(Reuters) - A strong earthquake that jolted residents of California's Napa Valley wine country from their beds on Sunday caused insured property …

Australian airlines approve phone use on flights

<b>Travellers on Qantas and Virgin Australia will be able to use their mobile phones and other electronic devices during flights from Tuesday.</b><p>The new rule applies to international and domestic passengers flying the two Australian airlines.<p>It will affect tablets, e-readers and small game consoles, as …

Hungary gets a bitcoin cash machine as the virtual currency craze reaches Budapest

Asian shares firm, euro struggles on ECB easing hopes

Manufacturing Drive Boosts Job Market Recovery in Midlands and North England

A manufacturing drive in the Midlands and the north of England has boosted the regions' labour market recovery, according to job site Adzuna.<p>The …

West Midlands

Advertised UK salaries rise for first time since crisis, jobs website finds

Jobs search engine Adzuna says average advertised salary in July rose to £33,873, up 0.9% on last year<p>Advertised salaries have shown the first year-on-year increase since the financial crisis, according to the jobs search engine Adzuna.<p>The average advertised salary in July 2014 rose to £33,873, a …

Egypt and UAE ‘launched air strikes against Libyan Islamists’

Britain, US and European partners condemn outside interference as harmful to democracy<p>Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been accused of launching air strikes against Islamist targets in Libya – a move which would prove to be a major regional escalation in what is fast becoming a battle …

Middle East

19 Reasons You Need To Stop Whatever You Are Doing And Go To Ireland

Ireland is world-renowned for its beauty. The rolling green hills, gorgeous cliffs and coastlines are enough of a reason for anyone to pack their bags and head to the banks of the River Shannon. But there is more to this complex and intriguing country than just what meets the eye.<p>Whether you go for …

Syria offers to help fight Isis but warns against unilateral air strikes

Assad regime says it will co-ordinate with others to fight group, while Russia says west must now put ‘common threat’ first<p>Syria has declared it is ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group but warned the US against carrying out air strikes on its territory without the …

Ebola cases appear in DR Congo; doctor given promising drug dies in Liberia

Britain denied key EU role for not picking a woman

Jean-Claude Juncker expresses frustration that 'despite my repeated requests', most governments, including Britain, have put forward men for the most important positions in Europe<p>Britain will be denied a key role in the European Commission this week unless David Cameron replaces his male candidate …

New French government due as Hollande looks to save presidency

Stop and search: Police code of conduct launched

<b>All 43 police forces in England and Wales have agreed to adopt a new government code of conduct on the use of their powers to stop and search members of the public.</b><p>Home Secretary Theresa May had said the technique was being misused so often that it was damaging relations between the public and …

Scottish independence: Salmond scores victory over Darling in fractious debate

71% in Guardian/ICM poll say first minister won debate in which he accused no campaign leader of siding with Tories<p>Alex Salmond staged a dramatic fightback in the Scottish independence campaign after mounting repeated attacks on the credibility of no campaign leader Alistair Darling in a bloody …

Israeli air strikes kill 2 Palestinians, 20 wounded