EU warns UK deal 'fragile' as Paris, East seek changes

BRUSSELS A draft accord to help keep Britain in the European Union is "very fragile", a top EU official warned on Wednesday as France and eastern states pushed for changes before leaders meet to try and seal the deal next week.

UK surveyors report surge in activity as investors try to beat tax rise

LONDON, Feb 11 British property valuers reported a surge of activity on Thursday as property investors tried to beat an increase in transaction taxes on rental investments coming into force in April.

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How sick are Europe's banks?

Deutsche Bank shares have recovered some ground after hitting 30 year lows. But concern about the health of Europe's banks in the face a global slowdown is growing.  Video | Full Article 

Migrants are rescued by the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, in this picture released on January 28, 2016 by Italian Navy. REUTERS/Italian Navy/Handout via Reuters

EU warns Italy unready for new migrant wave

BRUSSELS - The European Union urges Italy to speed up preparations for what it expects will be a new wave of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya this summer.  Full Article 

A health technician analyzes a blood sample from a patient bitten by a mosquito at the National Institute of Health in Lima, Peru, February 2, 2016.   REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Zika alarm sparks run on supply of samples

Porton Down, the British government centre famous for its Cold War germ warfare research, says it is working hard to keep up with demand for Zika virus samples as scientists around the world scramble for them.  Full Article | Related Story 

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Audi, BMW sell fewer cars than Mercedes

BERLIN - Germany's Audi and BMW sold fewer vehicles in January than luxury rival Mercedes-Benz, which has benefited from a continued surge in Chinese demand for its compact cars and sport-utility vehicles.  Full Article | Related Video 

A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Twitter to customize tweet displays

Twitter makes a dramatic product change, saying it will recast the way it displays tweets on its homepage by customizing them to individual users, instead of uniformly displaying tweets in reverse chronological order.  Full Article | Related Story 

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Maths link to future locust dispersal

Mathematicians say that by using their newly developed model of locust behaviour, it could be possible to create better dispersal methods to prevent the creatures causing devastation.  Video 

Stocks flat; Twitter lowers guidance

Stocks closed flat after Janet Yellen offered a mixed view on the interest rate outlook. Twitter saw a decline in monthly active users last quarter . Bobbi Rebell reports.

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