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Exclusive - Foreign banks in Britain pay fraction of tax rate

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest foreign investment and commercial banks operating in Britain paid an average tax rate of just 6 percent on the billions of dollars of profits they made in the country last year, a Reuters analysis of regulatory filings shows.


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Posted 2016/12/17 11:05:07

Magnitude 7.9 quake hits Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Papua New Guinea.
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Posted 2016/12/17 11:04:00

Three more charged over truck attack in Nice

Three more people have been charged with helping to arm the Islamist radical who killed 86 people with a truck in Nice.
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Posted 2016/12/17 10:31:00

Deadly car bomb blast hits troop bus in Turkey

At least 13 soldiers have been killed and 55 wounded in a car bomb attack on a bus carrying off-duty troops in Turkey.
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Posted 2016/12/17 06:46:00

Deadly car bomb blast hits troop bus in Turkey

At least 13 soldiers have been killed and 56 wounded in a car bomb attack on a bus carrying off-duty troops in Turkey.
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Posted 2016/12/17 06:46:00

Uber threatened in self-driving cars row

Uber is on a collision course with regulators in California after vowing that its self-driving cars will continue transporting passengers around San Francisco.
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Posted 2016/12/17 03:49:00

Prison Officers regain control over rioting inmates in UK jail disturbance

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Prison officers regained control of inmates at a prison in Birmingham, England on Friday more than 12 hours after rioting broke out among some 300 prisoners.


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Posted 2016/12/16 23:50:59

British Airways says cabin crew to strike over Christmas

(Reuters) - British Airways said on Friday it was "appalled" by trade union Unite's decision to call a strike involving one of its five cabin crew fleets on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Dec. 26).


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Posted 2016/12/16 22:52:46

You Have To Distort The Facts Pretty Badly To Argue That Google & Facebook Are Worse For Consumers Than AT&T

… : Google and Facebook are big, and thus bad, and need antitrust treatment. Look at the numbers. Alphabet (the parent company of Google … ! The real scam in fake antitrust complaints is trying to define … either of the other ones. Antitrust should be about protecting consumers …
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Posted 2016/12/16 21:55:11

Aleppo evacuation suspended amid dispute over villages

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The evacuation of the last opposition-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo was suspended on Friday after pro-government militias demanded that wounded people should also be brought out of two Shi'ite villages being besieged by rebel fighters.


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Posted 2016/12/16 15:02:13

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Thursday, with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a territorial row that has overshadowed ties since World War Two.


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Posted 2016/12/16 14:40:18

IS shows no sign of weakening as Mosul battle enters third month

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have stepped up counterattacks on Iraqi forces in Mosul amid bad weather as the U.S.-backed offensive to capture their last major city stronghold in Iraq enters its third month.


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Posted 2016/12/16 13:31:35

Actavis UK raised drug prices 12,000 percent, watchdog finds

(Reuters) - Drug maker Actavis UK broke competition law by raising prices of hydrocortisone tablets by more than 12,000 percent, Britain's competition watchdog said in a provisional ruling on Friday.


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Posted 2016/12/16 11:27:30

EU agrees on approach to Brexit talks, May left out in cold

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed their plan for Brexit negotiations on Thursday, pledging to move swiftly and stick together to ensure Britain does not cherry pick a sweet deal that might inspire others to unstitch the bloc.


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Posted 2016/12/16 10:22:03

Spain considers saying adios to siesta at work

Spain is considering putting an end to its long working day and moving the clocks back an hour to improve productivity.
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Posted 2016/12/16 09:38:00

Father of missing twins in Oz makes new appeal

A father in Australia has made a plea for help tracing his twin daughters who were allegedly abducted by their mother.
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Posted 2016/12/16 09:11:00

Woman admits £17m cocaine charge on cruise

A woman could be facing life in prison after pleading guilty to attempting to smuggle more than 90kg of cocaine worth £17m into Australia on a cruise ship.
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Posted 2016/12/16 08:40:00

World boxing champ jailed after paint job fracas

World boxing champion Terence Crawford has been jailed for 90 days over a disturbance at a car body shop in Nebraska.
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Posted 2016/12/16 07:46:00

UK business confidence recovers in November - survey  

LONDON (Reuters) - British businesses turned more optimistic in November about the country's economy although they are still not as confident as they were before June's Brexit vote, a survey showed on Friday.


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Posted 2016/12/16 07:44:43

Investors give thumbs down to Super Mario app

Nintendo shares have tumbled after investors gave the thumbs down to its new Super Mario app.
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Posted 2016/12/16 07:07:00