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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns
BBC News - World 21-07-2017 22:11
The president's spokesman was reportedly unhappy with the hiring of a new communications director.
East Jerusalem: Palestinians killed as holy site tensions soar
BBC News - World 21-07-2017 20:35
Violence erupts between Israeli forces and Palestinians as Jerusalem holy site tensions soar.
North Korea tourism: US to ban Americans from visiting
BBC News - World 21-07-2017 17:01
The State Department says the ban, following the death of a US student, will be published next week.
Murdered girl's family beg for US visa to attend funeral
BBC News - World 21-07-2017 16:46
AbbieGail Smith's loved ones fear they will not be allowed to attend her funeral on Sunday.
Erdogan says Germany cannot scare Turkey with threats
BBC News - World 21-07-2017 16:25
Turkey's president says Germany should "sort itself out", as Berlin vows to review their arms deals.
Dali's moustache 'intact at 10 past 10', exhumation finds
BBC News - World 21-07-2017 16:12
The comments by the painter's foundation come after his body was dug up to settle a paternity case.

Finance

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails
BBC News - Business 21-07-2017 17:27
The price comparison website sent seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving messages.
Bank of America picks Dublin for EU hub
BBC News - Business 21-07-2017 16:15
It becomes the first US bank to confirm the Irish capital as its preferred site for post-Brexit operations.
Mastercard £14bn 'overcharge' legal action fails
BBC News - Business 21-07-2017 15:31
The claim was that 46 million consumers were overcharged by Mastercard between 1992 and 2008.
Lloyds under fire over HBOS fraud compensation
BBC News - Business 21-07-2017 13:55
Lloyds Banking Group is close to offering compensation to 30 customers - but MPs criticise the bank.
Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars
BBC News - Business 21-07-2017 12:11
The VW subsidiary offers a free upgrade which it says will counteract possible bans on diesel cars.
UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies
BBC News - Business 21-07-2017 12:02
Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on Friday.
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.…