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Autonomy founder Lynch denies wrongdoing in HP fraud case

26 Jun 2019

LONDON Mike Lynch, once hailed as Britain's answer to Bill Gates, denied all claims against him on Wednesday when he kicked off what is expected to be a month-long testimony in his multibillion-dollar fraud battle with Hewlett-Packard (HP).

Rival in PM race calls on frontrunner Johnson to answer 'difficult questions'

23 Jun 2019

LONDON The frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, came under renewed pressure on Sunday to explain the circumstances of a late-night row between him and girlfriend that led to the police being called to their home.

Johnson's domestic dispute fuels debate in Britain over his PM credentials

23 Jun 2019

LONDON Reports of a heated late-night row between Boris Johnson and his girlfriend sparked a debate on Sunday about whether it would hurt his campaign to be Britain's next prime minister and the front-runner's suitability for the job.

Britain broke law in allowing arms exports to Saudis - court

20 Jun 2019

LONDON Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been deployed in the war in Yemen, an English court ruled on Thursday after activists said there was evidence the weapons had been used in violation of human rights statutes.

Dixons Carphone profits slump in fast-changing mobile market

20 Jun 2019

LONDON Dixons Carphone plans to accelerate its response to a rapidly changing mobile phone market after reporting a 22% slump in annual profit and warning of another big fall in the current year, hammering its shares.

Kier to sell housing businesses, cut 1,200 jobs and suspend dividend

17 Jun 2019

LONDON Kier Group will sell its housebuilding and property businesses, cut about 1,200 jobs and suspend its dividend for at least two years in a radical overhaul designed to lower debt and stabilise the business.

Amazon and Morrisons extend same-day food delivery to more UK cities

13 Jun 2019

LONDON U.S. online retailer Amazon and British supermarket group Morrisons are extending their "Morrisons at Amazon" same-day online grocery delivery service to more cities across Britain.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey helps UK refugee entrepreneurs take payments

11 Jun 2019

LONDON Square, the payments company co-founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, has launched an initiative to enable refugee entrepreneurs to accept card and mobile payments, to help get their businesses off the ground.

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