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EU orders Spain to recover rail test centre funding


BRUSSELS The European Commission ordered Spain on Monday to recover illegal state aid given to state-owned railway operator ADIF for the construction of a high-speed train test centre.

Golders Green station reopens after abandoned car alert 10:06am BST

LONDON London's Golders Green underground train station reopened on Monday after an abandoned vehicle was cleared of posing a security threat.


No Brexit talks for several months, EU's Juncker concedes 8:53am BST

PARIS Britain will need months of preparation before Brexit talks can start, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, chiding the government in London for not preparing better for the possibility of a 'Leave' vote.


May to discuss Brexit and borders in Northern Ireland 8:35am BST

BELFAST Prime Minister Theresa May visits Northern Ireland on Monday to discuss the implications of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union and what Brexit will mean for the province's border with Ireland.

Northern Ireland politicians threaten legal challenge to Brexit trigger 8:35am BST

BELFAST A coalition of Northern Ireland politicians and human rights activists on Monday threatened a legal challenge against any British government move to leave the European Union unless the province's peace process is protected.

Aberdeen says third quarter assets up on market, currency gains 8:33am BST

LONDON British fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management posted a third quarter rise in assets under management (AuM) on Monday, boosted by gains in the value of its investments and positive currency moves after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Turkey in no position to become EU member any time soon - Juncker 8:16am BST

PARIS Turkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday.

Hammerson says UK property market facing uncertainty after Brexit vote 8:11am BST

Shopping centre landlord Hammerson Plc said the impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union on property valuations was still unknown, but the lettings and investment markets were facing a period of uncertainty.

Hiscox considers setting up new EU arm to weather Brexit 7:30am BST

Lloyd's of London underwriter Hiscox Ltd said it would set up a new EU-based insurance company if needed to weather the possible impact from Britain's decision to leave the European Union.


Conservative Party chairman says Brexit must be binding 3:19am BST

LONDON Britain's vote to leave the European Union must be binding, the chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party said on Sunday, and the exit process will be started before the next general election.


Syrian blows himself up outside German music festival, 12 wounded

ANSBACH, Germany A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago blew himself up on Sunday outside a crowded music festival, injuring 12 people in the country's fourth violent attack on members of the public in less than a week. | Video

French minister rejects charges of changing report on Nice attack

PARIS France's interior minister rejected on Sunday an assertion by a senior Nice security official that his staff tried to change a report into policing on the night of the Bastille Day attack that claimed 84 lives.


Amazon set to increase bet on Italy's digital turnaround plan - sources

MILAN Online retailer Amazon.com is set to announce on Friday the first in a series of investments in Italy worth at least 500 million euros ($550 million), a bet on the government's plan to go from laggard to leader in digital commerce, sources said.

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