April 2017


Barclays profits more than double – BBC News

“On Africa, we await approval for the separation arrangements already agreed with local management, following which we will be able to make further progress towards regulatory deconsolidation,” Mr Staley said. In early trading, Barclays’ shares were down 3.5%. ‘Legacy issues’ Mr Staley said Barclays planned to hire about 2,000 new staff in the UK in […]

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UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan – BBC News

The EU has imposed trade restrictions on Russia’s financial, energy and defence sectors in response to its annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Ukraine. Rushed through The official consultation over the new laws began last Friday only hours before the pre-election ban on announcing new legislation – known as purdah – came into force. […]

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Future of cash: Can a ‘bank in a box’ replace a branch? – BBC News

Other experts are more sceptical. They say all that can be done is to manage the decline of ATMs, and cash in general, until they are replaced entirely by a digital wallet found on our phones. Early days This debate is a far cry from the hurried signing of contracts, over a pink gin, between […]

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Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, 4th inmate in a week

(CNN)Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in a week, ending a frantic schedule caused by the looming expiration of the state’s supply of lethal injection drugs. Kenneth Williams, 38, was initially sentenced to life in prison for the 1998 killing of a university cheerleader. He was later convicted of capital murder after he escaped from prison […]

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‘I thought being president would be easier’: Trump’s Reuters interview highlights

Donald Trump has given a wide-ranging interview to Reuters about geopolitics, trade and how his personal life has changed since assuming office On the presidency I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier. Youre really into your […]

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The Bears picked Mitch Trubisky and managed to make the Browns look smart

The first round of the 2017 NFL draft showed that many teams are obsessed with finding the next big thing right away The future face of the Chicago Bears strutted into a giant tent behind the NFL Draft stage on Thursday night. Mitchell Trubisky, with all of one college season as a starter, wore a […]

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‘Fine me later’: Takkarist McKinley wins hearts with draft speech to late grandma

Takkarist McKinley promised the grandmother who raised him that he would become a top college football player. He went even further on Thursday night Takkarist McKinley promised the grandmother who raised him that he would become a top college football player. When he was picked by the Atlanta Falcons in the first-round of Thursdays NFL […]

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Murder of Spanish wildlife rangers spurs calls for armed service

Double shooting a stark reminder of dangers facing agents who monitor hunting and fishing and protect endangered species Paco Morales brings his patrol car to a halt on a windy and almost deserted stretch of road smack in the heart of Spain. In the hot spring sky overhead, eagles, vultures and kites wheel, idly scanning […]

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I sent a compromising message to the wrong person. How will I ever recover?

The realisation you misdirected a sensitive message is among the worst feelings technology can induce. Have faith one day it will be a great anecdote I accidentally sent a compromising message to the worst person possible!!! HELP ME. Everyone has made this mistake even the Greatest of All Time. Serena Williams pregnancy announcement on Snapchat […]

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Bradley Lowery: Terminally ill boy back in hospital – BBC News

His mother, Gemma, said: “Bradley is not good. He has been in horrendous pain with his leg since yesterday to the point [where] he couldn’t move in bed.

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