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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died at 76.

Posted 2018/08/16 13:57:00

Turkey not expecting fines on Halkbank, Albayrak says

Turkey is not expecting any fines against state-owned Halkbank , Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Thursday.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:56:29

Italy threatens action over bridge disaster, investors shun operator

Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:53:18

Albayrak says Turkey government will see certain expenditure cuts

Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Thursday the government will see certain expenditure cuts and the revenue side was showing positive performance.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:51:49

UK retail sales grow faster in July, helped by World Cup and discounting

British shoppers spent more than expected in July, after hot weather and the World Cup continued to boost food sales and other retailers offered discounts, pointing to a solid start to the third quarter for the economy.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:50:47

Turkey has no IMF plans, Albayrak says

Turkey has no plans to go to the IMF for support over its currency crisis, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Thursday.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:48:43

France backs Canadian for Air France-KLM CEO job as board meets

Air France-KLM was poised to appoint Benjamin Smith as its new chief executive on Thursday, after the French government backed the Air Canada second-in-command over union objections.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:29:09

Britain sends mixed messages post-Brexit with greater scrutiny of foreign deals

Jon Moulton, the founder of private equity house Better Capital , was "absolutely staggered" when he learned that his firm's 44 million-pound sale of British company Northern Aerospace was being investigated by the UK government.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:23:19

Erdogan, Macron vow to boost economic ties - Turkish presidential source

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on Thursday and stressed the importance of developing economic and trade ties and boosting bilateral investment, a Turkish presidential source said.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:19:15

Exclusive - Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site: sources

Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe's top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region's financial services.


Posted 2018/08/16 13:11:12

£4bn wiped off value of Genoa bridge operator

Shares in the operator of the section of motorway that collapsed in Genoa slumped as much as 24%, wiping more than €4.6bn (£4.1bn) off its value.

Posted 2018/08/16 11:05:00

Sex, snogs and saints: Six shocking Madonna moments

After almost four decades in the public eye, Madonna has created more than her fair share of headline-grabbing moments.

Posted 2018/08/16 09:47:00

Up to 20 people could be missing after bridge collapse

Up to 20 people could be buried under the rubble of the bridge that collapsed this week in the Italian city of Genoa, officials have said.

Posted 2018/08/16 08:51:00

Plastic surgeon Dr Bumbum charged with murder

Dr Bumbum - a celebrity plastic surgeon from Brazil known for his work on women's bottoms - has been charged with murdering one of his patients.

Posted 2018/08/16 03:06:00

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying homes

New Zealand has sought to restore the "dream of home ownership" by banning foreigners from buying homes - a move its government hopes will tackle surging house prices.

Posted 2018/08/16 01:11:00

Trump revokes security clearance of ex-CIA chief

Donald Trump has revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance, a move he said was about fulfilling his "constitutional responsibility to protect the nation's classified information".

Posted 2018/08/15 23:52:00

Madonna at 60: Lace, sex and blond ambition

As Madonna turns 60, we take a look back at her most memorable moments, outfits and controversies.

Posted 2018/08/15 16:27:00

Royal Bank of Scotland pays $4.9 billion for financial crisis-era misconduct - U.S. Justice Dept

Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $4.9 billion (3.85 billion pounds) to settle U.S. claims that it misled investors on residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2008, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday, adding this was the largest penalty imposed on a bank for misconduct during the financial crisis.


Posted 2018/08/14 19:15:33

Italy rescuers search for survivors after motorway collapse kills at least 22

Firefighters searched into the night on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the morning in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 22.


Posted 2018/08/14 19:11:18

British actress can sue Weinstein for sex trafficking - U.S. judge

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein must face a U.S. lawsuit by a British actress who has accused him of violating sex trafficking laws by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.


Posted 2018/08/14 19:01:13