Deadly shooting at BPM music festival

A gunman has killed at least four people at a club hosting an electronic music festival in the Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen, the organisers say. People attending the BPM festival’s closing night at the Blue Parrot club said … Continue reading


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IMF sees Trump spending aiding U.S. growth, some emerging markets weaker

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


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Valtteri Bottas to partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2017 season

Valtteri Bottas has succeeded world champion Nico Rosberg as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate at Mercedes. The move, expected since December, also sees Brazilian Felipe Massa come out of retirement to replace the 27-year-old Finn at Williams. Mercedes’ young driver Pascal Wehrlein, … Continue reading


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Iran sticks to deadline of nuclear deal with centrifuge move: IAEA

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal, in Vienna January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


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Rolf Harris: Blind woman 'felt utterly trapped' by entertainer

A blind, disabled woman felt “utterly trapped” by Rolf Harris as he groped her, a court has heard. The woman alleges the former TV star and artist assaulted her at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in 1977. The trial heard … Continue reading


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At least four dead, 12 hurt in gunfight at Mexico music festival: organizers

At least four people were killed and 12 were injured early on Monday when a gunman opened fire outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, organizers said in a statement. … Continue reading


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Ford South Africa recalls Kuga SUV models after cars burst into flames

Visitors walk along a Ford Kuga car during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski


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Donald Trump inauguration TV listing goes viral

A TV listing of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has caught people’s attention both in the UK and the US. The Sunday Herald TV critic Damian Love reimagined the ceremony as a return of the classic science fiction series The Twilight … Continue reading


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Why is the pound so twitchy about Brexit?

It’s only gone and done it again. Like an unworldly maiden, sterling has fallen into a swoon after reports suggested that Theresa May was aiming for a hard Brexit. That means the prime minister is prepared to swap the UK’s … Continue reading


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Saudi pledges adherence to oil cut, confident others will

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih addresses a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, December 10, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader


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MIDEAST STOCKS-Sinking banks drag down Saudi stocks, rest of region mixed

* Earnings miss at Riyad Bank prompts slide by sector * Oil shipper Bahri sinks on Q4 earnings * Qatar National Bank closes firm despite earnings miss * Egypt’s Global Telecom drops on plan to cancel GDRs * But Commercial … Continue reading


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Germany's Schaeuble warns Trump over protectionism: WSJ

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has issued a warning to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump over the dangers of protectionist trade policies, adding that what he called “fake news” coming out of Russia amounted to a propaganda war. … Continue reading


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Germany's Schaeuble warns Trump over protectionism – WSJ

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has issued a warning to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump over the dangers of protectionist trade policies, adding that what he called “fake news” coming out of Russia amounted to a propaganda war. … Continue reading


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Piccadilly Circus goes dark

The iconic billboard lights at Piccadilly Circus have been switched off for renovations and will stay off until autumn. The billboard, which has displayed electrical advertisements for more than a century, went dark at 08:30 GMT for work to take … Continue reading


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Cilla Black statue unveiled as Cavern Club celebrates 60 years

A life-size bronze statue of Cilla Black has been unveiled outside Liverpool’s Cavern Club as the venue celebrates its 60th anniversary. The club, credited with launching the career of The Beatles, opened its doors on 16 January 1957 as a … Continue reading


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