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Germany coalition: Talks collapse as FDP pulls out
BBC News - World 20-11-2017 02:12
Attempts to form a coalition government fail, plunging Germany into uncertainty.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure
BBC News - World 20-11-2017 00:53
Robert Mugabe defies his own party in a TV speech by clinging on to Zimbabwe's presidency.
Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many
BBC News - World 19-11-2017 20:15
The incident occurred as a charity aid was distributing aid in the town of Sidi Boulaalam.
Argentina missing submarine: Search hampered by bad weather
BBC News - World 19-11-2017 19:44
Rescuers face "very difficult" conditions in the hunt for an Argentine submarine with 44 crew on board.
Israeli president rejects pardon for soldier Elor Azaria
BBC News - World 19-11-2017 16:54
Reuven Rivlin says an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker should not be pardoned.
Beijing housing block fire: Nineteen people killed
BBC News - World 19-11-2017 11:16
The blaze broke out in the city's southern Daxing district, mostly inhabited by migrant workers.


Budget 2017: Issues for the young
BBC News - Business 20-11-2017 00:04
What should young people be watching out for in this year's Budget?
Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year
BBC News - Business 19-11-2017 13:02
The chancellor says he understands the difficulties young people have in saving for a deposit.
Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021
BBC News - Business 19-11-2017 11:22
The chancellor says the country must embrace new technologies in order to succeed.
Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered
BBC News - Business 18-11-2017 14:04
The chancellor is expected to announce plans to examine the idea in Wednesday's Budget.
Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire?
BBC News - Business 17-11-2017 23:43
Several firms are reported to be interested in parts of 21st Century Fox, but would Murdoch really sell?
Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond 'to target housing and NHS'
BBC News - Business 17-11-2017 23:35
Philip Hammond will use the Budget to "attack problems" that lost the Tories votes, a former minister tells Newsnight.
TORONTO -- Signs that the U.S. economy is continuing to head towards a full recovery helped boost North American markets to a higher close Wednesday.The S&P/TSX composite rose 52.68 points to 12,826.55 while the TSX Venture Exchange slid 0.54 points to 1,105.97.The Canadian dollar was up 0.15 of a cent at 97.52 cents US.The U.S. Federal Reserve said that although…
Fed Statement Sends Commodities Lower Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments Concern that the Federal Reserve will refrain from addition monetary stimulus is sending commodity prices and related stocks lower on Wednesday. The Federal Reserve will intervene only if economic expansion slows, or prices rise at a slower rate than its two percent target. Steel, aluminum, copper, and nickel prices…
U.S. Treasury debt pared prices losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reiterated it will continue its current program of asset purchases until the labor market improves "substantially." Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were trading 1/32 lower in price with the yield little changed from late Tuesday at 2.001 percent. Benchmark notes had been trading 8/32 lower in price just prior…
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Fed released its latest policy statement on Wednesday ahead of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s widely anticipated and expected press conference, scheduled for 2:15 PM eastern time. In its statement, FOMC members blamed Japan and high commodities for the current slowdown in the economic recovery, telling people those effects would prove to be transitory.…