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UK households turn cheerier about their finances in May - IHS Markit


LONDON British households became much cheerier about their financial situation this month, according to a survey on Monday that will hearten Bank of England officials who think the economy's weak start to the year was temporary.

Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages Britain - UK lawmakers

LONDON Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government's efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow's aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday.

UK 12:09am BST

Italians back League, 5-Star plan as groups ready government team

MILAN More than 90 percent of Italians participating in an informal ballot gave their blessing to a policy agenda from the far-right League and the 5-Star Movement, as the two parties agreed on a candidate to lead their planned coalition government.

20 May 2018

With Brexit clarity, Scotland will look again at independence - Sturgeon

LONDON Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would again consider another vote on independence for Scotland when the British government offers some certainty over Brexit.

20 May 2018

May calls on health, tech sectors to work on cancer

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May will call on Britain's health service, charities and artificial intelligence sector to work together to better identify patients with the early stages of cancer and stop thousands dying each year.

20 May 2018

UK financial sector wants global talent on tap after Brexit

LONDON Costs for hiring bankers, accountants and lawyers from outside Britain will soar after Brexit and threaten London's standing as a global financial centre unless the immigration system is urgently reformed, a report said on Monday.

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Don't neglect to pay the middleman - How Shell and Eni ended up on trial

LONDON Seven years ago, two middlemen launched civil lawsuits to seek payment for helping arrange a $1.3 billion (965.04 million pounds) oil deal in Nigeria.

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Stocks rally after Mnuchin says Sino-U.S. trade war "on hold"

TOKYO Stocks rose on Monday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared the U.S. trade war with China "on hold" following an agreement to drop their tariff threats that had roiled global markets this year.

3:27am BST

Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon

LONDON Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional. | Video

20 May 2018

Venezuela's Maduro re-elected amid outcry over vote

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship.

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