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Bank of England to put banks through global slump scenario in new tests 10:57am BST

LONDON - Britain's top seven banks and building societies will have to show they could withstand a global slump triggered by a sharp slowdown in China and a crash in the euro zone in this year's stress tests.

Tony Hall poses for photographers on his arrival at Broadcasting House for his first day as the new Director General of the BBC, in central London April 2, 2013.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Police probe death threat against BBC chief

Police say they are investigating a death threat against Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, made on the day he dropped TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson from the 'Top Gear' motoring show.  Full Article 

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban before a joint news conference in Budapest in this February 17, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/Files

Inside Hungary's nuclear deal with Russia

BUDAPEST - Even as it scrabbles for foreign funds, Moscow is poised to make a 10 billion euro loan to Hungary, one of the European Union members most sympathetic to it.  Full Article | Related Story 

Greek national flags are displayed for sale at a one-Euro shop in Athens, March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Kostas Tsironis

Greece not backing down on debt relief goal

ATHENS - Greece has not given up on its aim to renegotiate its debt to render it viable, the country's deputy finance minister says as talks between Athens and its lenders continue.  Full Article 

A woman casts her vote at a polling unit in Daura, northwest Nigeria March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigeria election results due to start trickling in

ABUJA - Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999, are due to start trickling in after a weekend vote marred by sporadic violence.  Full Article 

Nicolas Sarkozy, conservative UMP political party leader and former French president, attends a news conference after the close of polls in France's second round Departmental elections of local councillors at their party's headquarters in Paris March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Sarkozy wins French local elections

PARIS - The far-right National Front makes only limited gains in French local elections won by a wide margin by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives and their centrist allies.  Video | Full Article 

Football - Newcastle United v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 21/3/15 Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring their first goal  Reuters / Andrew Yates Livepic

Newcastle announce record profits

Newcastle United may be staggering their way towards the end of another season of under-achievement but they still announced record profits of 18.7 million pounds after tax to the end of June last year.  Full Article | Related Story 

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Search operations continue in French Alps after Germanwings crash

Emergency mountain personnel gear up to continue to search crash site of the Germanwings flight which crashed in the French Alps last week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).