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Ukraine crisis: dozens die as rebels shell Mariupol

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World’s biggest ship, the Pieter Schelte, sparks Nazi outrage on arrival in Rotterdam

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Spanish police arrest four suspected Islamic militants in Ceuta – video

The Spanish authorities have released footage of a series of raids in Spain’s north African enclave Ceuta that led to the arrests of four men. The video shows highly-armed policemen breaking down doors to enter properties. The interior ministry said th…
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Missile attack by pro-Russian rebels kills at least 10 in Ukraine

Mariupol market hit by long-range weapons, says Donetsk police chief Continue reading…
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Swedish school sheds light on dark days of winter

Dragonskolan school in Sweden’s far north attempts to raise children’s performance through use of intense electric lights Continue reading…




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Britain must remain in Europe, says Goldman Sachs president

Gary Cohn says the UK should stay in the EU in order to keep London as Europe’s financial capital

The head of one of the world’s leading investment banks has said Britain should remain in the EU, describing London as “a great financial capital of the world”.

Goldman Sachs’ president and chief operating officer Gary Cohn said it is the best thing “for all of us” that the financial services industry stays in London.

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Is Davos just an excuse for the 1% to have a bonding session?

Thomas Piketty wasn’t there but they were talking about his ideas: they’re committed to progress as long as nothing changes

Committed to improving the state of the world. That’s the motto of the World Economic Forum, which wraps up in Davos tomorrow with the rich and powerful pondering whether to listen to Mark Carney’s views about the global economy or head for the ski slopes.

Many will opt for the latter, not because they have anything against the governor of the Bank of England. On the contrary, the former Goldman Sachs banker picked by George Osborne to run Threadneedle Street is very much part of the Davos family. It is simply that one of the reasons the WEF is held in Davos and not in Atlantic City or Blackpool is that it has plenty of black runs available for those who, after four days, have had enough of hearing Christine Lagarde warn about the risks of rising inequality.

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Greek elections: what are your hopes for the future?

As Greece prepares to vote in early elections with polls putting radical leftwing party Syriza in front, share your hopes and fears for the future of your country Continue reading…
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O2 purchase by Three confirmed for £10.25bn as operator consolidation continues

All-cash deal will make Three the largest mobile phone operator in the UK as network consolidation continues across Europe in mobile and beyond

The owner of the mobile network Three has confirmed it is in exclusive negotiations to acquire O2 UK from Spanish telco Telefonica.

The deal for £10.25bn in cash, including an initial amount of £9.25bn followed by a deferred £1bn, blocks Sky’s reported bids for the network and will make the combined Three and O2 operator the biggest in the UK with a 41% share of the market.

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Syriza stretches poll lead as Greek election campaign ends

Anti-austerity party leader Alexis Tsipras pledges historic change at Sunday’s ballot, as PM Antonis Samaras warns of catastrophe Continue reading…




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