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Life on the edge - Scottish rapper probes UK wealth gap at Fringe

Scottish writer Darren McGarvey's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe, informed by his own violent and addictive past, is a powerful insight into Britain's wealth gap via rap and acid comedy.


Posted 2018/08/13 08:59:24

UK consumer spending dips in July, modest pay rises ahead

British consumer spending dipped last month and few employers plan to offer bigger pay rises, according to economic surveys on Monday that suggest future growth is likely to remain modest.


Posted 2018/08/13 08:58:07

European stocks hit three-week low as Turkey stress dents lenders

Banks dragged European shares down on Monday as a growing economic crisis in Turkey shook investor confidence in lenders exposed to the country, while pharmaceuticals group Bayer sank 11 percent after its subsidiary Monsanto lost a key lawsuit.


Posted 2018/08/13 08:56:03

Man killed by flying tent peg at campsite

A Danish man has died after being hit in the throat by a flying metal tent peg propelled by stormy wind, police have said.

Posted 2018/08/13 08:46:00

300 injured as pier collapses at music festival

More than 300 people have been injured after a wooden pier collapsed at a music festival in Spain.

Posted 2018/08/13 08:44:00

Turkey pledges action plan to tackle lira crisis

Turkey's central bank has said it is ready to take "all necessary measures" to ensure financial stability following the collapse in value of the lira.

Posted 2018/08/13 08:39:00

Nine killed in hospital blaze in Taiwan, 15 injured

A fire at a hospital in Taiwan in the early hours of Monday killed nine people and injured 15 and an investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze, authorities said.


Posted 2018/08/13 08:18:04

Heathrow Airport passport queues reached two-and-a-half hours in July - data

Passengers arriving at London's Heathrow Airport had to queue at passport control for up to two-and-a-half hours in July, official figures showed, sparking further criticism from aviation chiefs about delays caused by Britain's border regime.


Posted 2018/08/13 07:53:34

European bank stocks lose more ground as concerns over Turkey persist

Shares in Europe's major banks lost further ground on Monday, with traders citing persistent concerns over Turkey's currency crisis as among the main reasons for the hit to the sector.


Posted 2018/08/13 07:33:01

Dutch superyacht builders propelled by rising economic tide

With three lounges, three dining rooms, an open-air jacuzzi, a bar and six luxury cabins, the 50-metre "Aster" is one of Dutch shipyard Heesen's more modest superyachts.


Posted 2018/08/13 06:42:48

Washington white nationalist rally sputters in sea of counterprotesters

A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counterprotesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Posted 2018/08/13 06:20:29

U.S. ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

The United States urged Britain on Sunday to ditch its support for a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and instead join forces with Washington to counter the global threat it says Tehran poses.


Posted 2018/08/13 06:06:24

Killer whale lets go of dead calf after 17 days

A grieving orca whale has finally let go of her dead calf after carrying it on her head for at least 17 days over 1,000 miles.

Posted 2018/08/13 00:47:00

Syria explosion: Death toll rises after blast

The number of people who died in an arms depot explosion in Syria has risen to 69, according to reports from a monitoring group.

Posted 2018/08/12 18:28:00

Tourist dies in hippo attack on Kenyan lake

A tourist taking photos has died and another is injured after being attacked by a hippo.

Posted 2018/08/12 13:50:00

France to hike cost of goods in non-recycled plastic

France is going to increase the cost of products packaged in non-recycled plastic, saying the economy needs to be "transformed" if the "war on plastic" is to be won.

Posted 2018/08/12 13:28:00

Selfie row ends in Trevi Fountain brawl

Two women ended up in a hair-pulling fight on the edges of Italy's famous Trevi Fountain after the pair wanted to take a selfie in the same spot.

Posted 2018/08/12 10:19:00

Two Germans charged over flooded French campsite

Two German men have been charged after floods forced the emergency evacuation of 119 children from an unauthorised campsite in southern France.

Posted 2018/08/11 16:50:00

Stolen plane chased by military jets before crash

A plane has crashed after a US airline employee conducted an "unauthorised take-off" in Washington state, officials have said.

Posted 2018/08/11 04:27:00

Chinese media keep up drumbeat of criticism of U.S.

China's state media continued a barrage of criticism of the United States on Saturday as their tit-for-tat trade war escalated, while seeking to reassure readers the Chinese economy remains in strong shape.


Posted 2018/08/11 04:25:41