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The day the City bent the rules to woo the Saudis: Just 5% of oil giant Aramco to be listed instead of the rightful 25%

The day the City bent the rules to woo the Saudis: Just 5% of oil giant Aramco to be listed instead of the rightful 25%

July 14, 2017

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CIity regulators are planning to rip up strict stock market rules to allow Saudi Aramco – the world’s biggest company – to list its shares in London.

Saudi Arabia wants to raise £75billion by selling 5 per cent of the …

Room we spend most money on is… the garden! Average outlay on outdoor space over past two years is £2,000

Room we spend most money on is… the garden! Average outlay on outdoor space over past two years is £2,000

July 7, 2017

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The garden is fast becoming the most expensive ‘room’ in the house as al fresco lifestyles soar in popularity across the UK, according to a new report.

For the latest research shows that Britons’ spending on the space outside their …

Trudeau Visits Ireland to Discuss Trade, but Host’s Socks Steal the Show

Trudeau Visits Ireland to Discuss Trade, but Host’s Socks Steal the Show

July 5, 2017

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DUBLIN — Canada’s deft young prime minister, Justin Trudeau, was beaten at his own game by his younger, newly elected Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, in Dublin on Tuesday.

In advance of this first meeting of two of the three fresh …

Bitcoin price exceeds gold for first time ever

Bitcoin price exceeds gold for first time ever

July 3, 2017

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I lived on bitcoin for 24 hours

One bitcoin now costs more than an ounce of gold.

The digital currency’s meteoric rise in 2017 continued this week, with prices hitting above $1,290 per unit on Friday. An ounce of gold, …

Rhino shot dead by poachers at French zoo

Rhino shot dead by poachers at French zoo

July 2, 2017

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Poachers have broken into a French zoo, killing a four-year-old white rhinoceros and sawing off its horn.

Keepers found the dead animal, named Vince, in the African enclosure of the zoo at Thoiry, west of Paris, on Tuesday morning. It …

Axe rampage at Dusseldorf train station in Germany

Axe rampage at Dusseldorf train station in Germany

July 1, 2017

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Previously police had said several attackers were involved and two were arrested but they later said one suspect was behind the assault, a 36-year-old man from the former Yugoslavia.

“An assailant probably armed with an axe attacked people at random” …

After impeachment, South Korea may reset relations with China and North Korea

After impeachment, South Korea may reset relations with China and North Korea

July 1, 2017

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Hello and goodbye. In this file photo, Park Geun-hye, who was ousted as South Korea’s president Friday, salutes during her inauguration Feb. 25, 2013, at the National Assembly in Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

SEOUL — The historic ouster of …

James Harden lobbied for the Rockets to acquire Chris Paul. It happened.

James Harden lobbied for the Rockets to acquire Chris Paul. It happened.

June 29, 2017

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Chris Paul is going to the Houston Rockets. A day after ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Houston was “an increasingly serious threat” to sign Paul, the Rockets completed a trade that will give them a second superstar.

Houston traded Sam Dekker, …

Bosses can ban workers from wearing Islamic headscarves or other religious symbols, EU’s top court rules

Bosses can ban workers from wearing Islamic headscarves or other religious symbols, EU’s top court rules

June 28, 2017

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Bosses can ban workers from wearing headscarves, the top European Union’s court has ruled.

It is the court’s first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.

On the eve of the Dutch election where Muslim immigration …

Ethics complaint filed against White House official

Ethics complaint filed against White House official

June 28, 2017

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Trump meets with CEOs of GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler

An ethics watchdog group says a White House official appears to have attended meetings with corporate executives earlier this year while he personally held stock in the companies.

The group, Citizens …