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Turkey aide rejects Riyadh's Khashoggi death story, echoing Western scepticism

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ISTANBUL An adviser to Turkey's president on Monday rejected Riyadh's assertion that Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight, suggesting it "mocked" world opinion, as Western incredulity deepened over varying Saudi accounts of the journalist's killing. | Video

UK households grow less confident about their finances in October - IHS Markit 9:48am BST

LONDON British households' confidence in their finances worsened this month as their earnings from employment rose at the weakest rate since February, adding to growing signs of caution among consumers, a survey showed on Monday.

With divorce deal almost done, May repeats rejection of EU proposal on Northern Ireland 11:30am BST

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday say that 95 percent of Britain's Brexit deal has been agreed but repeat her opposition to a European Union proposal for the Irish border, a major stumbling block, as criticism within her party grows.

Italy relief, China stimulus hopes lift global stocks 2:04pm BST

LONDON European shares gained on Monday amid relief over Italy's budget, following rallies in Asia after China promised to provide stimulus to stabilise its economy and offset the impact of U.S. tariffs. | Video

KKR's Calsonic buys Fiat Chrysler parts firm Magneti Marelli for $7.1 billion 12:27pm BST

TOKYO/MILAN Japan's Calsonic Kansei, owned by U.S. private equity firm KKR , has agreed to buy Fiat Chrysler's Magneti Marelli for 6.2 billion euros ($7.1 billion) to form the seventh-largest independent car parts supplier.

Italy tells EU it is sticking to budget plans, keeps eye on debt, deficit 12:12pm BST

ROME Italy's Treasury told the European Commission on Monday it would stick to its contested budget plans in defiance of EU fiscal rules, but promised to intervene if it failed to meet its debt and deficit goals.

Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border 11:56am BST

SEOUL North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarised zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship.

Telefonica Deutschland calls for regulators to block Vodafone-Liberty deal 12:30pm BST

FRANKFURT The head of Telefonica Deutschland called on Monday for EU regulators to block Vodafone's planned acquisition of Liberty Global , saying it would lead to a "quasi-monopolisation" of the German cable TV market.

Philip Morris stop-smoking campaign attacked as PR stunt 12:41pm BST

LONDON Marlboro cigarette maker Philip Morris International drew accusations of hypocrisy on Monday after using a four-page newspaper advertisement to urge smokers to quit cigarettes.

Ryanair hopes to land deals with major unions by Christmas 12:28pm BST

DUBLIN Ryanair hopes to reach deals with all of its major unions by Christmas, its chief executive said on Monday, in a sign an end may be in sight to disruptions which have hit its profit and shares.