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Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Published 14/08/2017

There is a whiff of betrayal in the air across Britain's Brexit heartlands where many impatient voters fear Prime Minister Theresa May is going soft on implementing last year's decision to leave the European Union. [more…]

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

Published 14/08/2017

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma wants the African National Congress to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament last week. [more…]

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Published 14/08/2017

Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. [more…]

World shares, dollar rise after week of North Korea-driven losses

World shares, dollar rise after week of North Korea-driven losses

Published 14/08/2017

World stocks rose on Monday, recovering some of their poise after fears of a U.S.-North Korea nuclear standoff drove them to the biggest weekly losses of 2017, while the dollar too rose off four-month lows it had hit against the yen. [more…]

Oil prices slip on Chinese demand concerns, rising U.S. activity

Oil prices slip on Chinese demand concerns, rising U.S. activity

Published 14/08/2017

Oil prices fell on Monday as a slowdown in Chinese refining raised concerns about demand in the world's second-biggest consumer, while an increase in U.S. drilling capacity could deepen a global supply glut. [more…]

Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, fundamentals back in focus

Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, fundamentals back in focus

Published 14/08/2017

European shares rose on Monday after geopolitical tension had sent them to their worst weekly losses of the year. [more…]

Dollar nurses losses as outlook remains wary

Dollar nurses losses as outlook remains wary

Published 14/08/2017

The dollar edged lower against a trade-weighted basket of currencies on Monday after posting its biggest weekly drop in three weeks as expectations of U.S. rate increases dwindled further after weak inflation data. [more…]

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical comedy finds the fun in Brexit

Published 14/08/2017

A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce. [more…]

Athletics: Golden London run has triumphant Pearson eyeing Tokyo

Athletics: Golden London run has triumphant Pearson eyeing Tokyo

Published 14/08/2017

Australia's Sally Pearson will reward herself with "volumes" of greasy food after winning her second 100 meters hurdles world championship but plans to keep herself in top shape in the long-term for a tilt at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. [more…]

McIlroy considering break to heal back muscle

McIlroy considering break to heal back muscle

Published 14/08/2017

Rory McIlroy said he was considering a break from golf to deal with a back muscle injury that left his left arm numb after his final round at the PGA Championship on Sunday. [more…]