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UK economy escapes short-term Brexit hit, gets Nissan boost


LONDON Britain's economy slowed only slightly in the three months after the Brexit vote and carmaker Nissan said it would build more cars in the country, tempering fears about the immediate economic impact of the decision to leave the European Union. | Video

UK consumers worry as weaker pound raises prices 12:18am BST

LONDON British consumers turned less optimistic this month as sterling's slump began to eat into their disposable income, according to two surveys on Friday which will raise concerns about the strength of future spending growth.

France tells migrants to forget Calais as 'Jungle' camp razed 27 Oct 2016

CALAIS, France Bulldozers cleared mounds of debris and demolished makeshift shelters in the "Jungle" migrant camp on Thursday, and French authorities said more than 6,000 people had been evacuated from the squalid site.

Google parent Alphabet profit surges on mobile, video ads 1:06am BST

Google parent Alphabet Inc bested analysts' estimates for third-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as the search company showed it has honed its core business for the mobile era and is closing in on the next wave of computing. | Video

Clinton, Michelle Obama make first joint campaign appearance in bid for women's support 12:17am BST

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made her first joint campaign appearance on Thursday with one of her most powerful supporters, first lady Michelle Obama, at a North Carolina rally to urge young people and women to vote.

FA probes violence at West Ham, 200 face banning orders 27 Oct 2016

LONDON England's Football Association has launched an inquiry into the violence that marred Wednesday's League Cup tie between West Ham United and Chelsea at the London Stadium while the hosts said 200 people face banning orders.

Iraqi army aims to reach site of IS executions south of Mosul 27 Oct 2016

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists' last major city stronghold in Iraq. | Video

Nissan to build new models in UK after May offers support post-Brexit 27 Oct 2016

LONDON/PARIS Japanese carmaker Nissan will build two new models in Britain despite the vote to quit the EU, giving Prime Minister Theresa May her most important corporate endorsement since the Brexit referendum in June.

Yazidi women win EU Parliament's Sakharov Prize 27 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS The European Parliament awarded its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought on Thursday to two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by Islamic State militants and now campaign for human rights.

Italian earthquakes cause widespread damage, but no-one killed 27 Oct 2016

VISSO, Italy Earthquakes caused widespread damage and terrified residents in central Italy overnight, two months after a strong quake left nearly 300 dead and razed villages in the same area, but no-one was killed. | Video