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UK retail sales grow faster in July, helped by World Cup and discounting - 16 Aug 2018 at 9:00am - British shoppers spent more than expected in July, after hot weather and the World Cup continued to boost food sales and other retailers offered discounts, pointing to a solid start to the third quarter for the economy.

Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:59am - Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defence of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people.

Trade unions unite in protest at likely new Air France KLM boss - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:57am - The major trade unions representing Air France KLM staff issued a joint statement on Thursday to protest the likely choice of Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as Air France KLM's new chief executive.

U.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers Ankara aid - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:53am - The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira.

Turkish, German finance ministers to meet in Berlin on Sept. 21 - ministry - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:53am - Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and his German counterpart Olaf Scholz have agreed to meet in Berlin on September 21, Turkey's Treasury and Finance Ministry said on Thursday.

British public don't trust banks 10 years after crisis, survey finds - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:45am - A majority of Britons do not trust banks and think they did not face severe enough penalties for their part in the 2008 financial crisis, a survey showed on Thursday.

Shares, emerging market currencies steady after mauling - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:35am - Bruised world shares and emerging market currencies fought to regain their footing on Thursday, after China said it will hold trade talks with the United States later this month and Turkey?s lira continued its recovery run.

Erdogan, Macron vow to boost economic ties - Turkish presidential source - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:30am - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on Thursday and stressed the importance of developing economic and trade ties and boosting bilateral investment, a Turkish presidential source said.

Italy threatens action over bridge disaster, investors shun operator - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:20am - Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.

Italy's Autostrade bondholders can ask for early repayment if concession revoked - 16 Aug 2018 at 8:19am - Holders of bonds sold by Autostrade per l'Italia, the Atlantia unit managing the motorway that collapsed this week killing at last 38 people, can request an early repayment if the toll concession is revoked, a document showed.

Walmart's Asda recovery strengthens ahead of Sainsbury's deal - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:55am - Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart reported a 2.6 percent rise in quarterly underlying sales, showing its recovery was gaining speed ahead of an expected takeover by bigger rival Sainsbury's .

Cipriani pleads guilty to common assault, fined 2,000 - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:40am - England rugby player Danny Cipriani pleaded guilty on Thursday to common assault and resisting arrest after an incident at a nightclub on Jersey which left a female police officer bruised.

Turkish lira firms before finance minister's presentation - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:39am - The Turkish lira strengthened more than 3 percent on Thursday before a presentation by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to investors, shrugging off U.S. comments ruling out the removal of steel tariffs on Turkey even if it frees a U.S. pastor.

Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:21am - At one of Caracas' biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or cancelled.

Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:18am - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019.

#UnfairCommercialPractice? UK investigates celebrities over social media prom... - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:16am - Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labelling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned on Thursday that they were breaking the rules as Britain's regulator launched an investigation into the trend.

Italy weighs three options against Autostrade in Genoa bridge collapse-minister - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:13am - Italy is weighing three options that range from stripping Autostrade per l'Italia of its entire motorway concession to fining the toll road operator in charge of a collapsed bridge, a junior minister said.

Between 10-20 people may still be missing in bridge collapse - magistrate - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:12am - There still may be between 10 and 20 people missing under the rubble of the highway bridge that collapsed in Genoa this week, the city's chief magistrate said on Thursday.

France to back Ben Smith as new Air France-KLM CEO - source - 16 Aug 2018 at 7:11am - The French government will support the appointment of Air Canada executive Ben Smith as the chief executive of Air France-KLM , a government source said on Thursday.

Women charged with murder of North Korean to testify in Malaysia trial - 16 Aug 2018 at 6:55am - Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian judge said on Thursday, but added that the evidence did not prove a political assassination.

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect - 15 Aug 2018 at 4:12pm - Police are given more time to question Salih Khater over alleged attempted murder and terror offences.

England international Danny Cipriani charged with nightclub assault - 15 Aug 2018 at 4:11pm - The England international is also charged with larceny, assault on police and resisting arrest.

Strictly Come Dancing: Graeme Swann joins line-up - 15 Aug 2018 at 3:35pm - The former England cricketer becomes the sixth celebrity contestant to be confirmed so far.

British Coal coke oven workers: Widow wins court battle - 15 Aug 2018 at 2:37pm - The case is part of a group action over harmful fumes at government-owned plants up to the early 1980s.

Sheffield Pride committee resigns after criticism - 15 Aug 2018 at 2:33pm - Sheffield Pride's organisers say they have faced "demoralising and unhelpful comments" about the event.

Jeremy Corbyn wreath row explained - 15 Aug 2018 at 1:59pm - Why people are talking about Jeremy Corbyn's visit to a Tunisian cemetery in 2014.

Financial Times boss returns 510,000 rise - 15 Aug 2018 at 1:32pm - John Ridding's decision follows criticism of his "absurdly high" salary by some FT journalists.

Omagh bomb: Bell tolls to mark 20th anniversary - 15 Aug 2018 at 1:28pm - The attack by dissident republicans killed 29 people including a woman pregnant with twins.

Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC will not go to Court of Appeal - 15 Aug 2018 at 1:09pm - It will seek advice over how the ruling on its coverage of a police raid affects future reporting.

Tory MPs complain over peer's Tunisia trip - 15 Aug 2018 at 1:02pm - Zac Goldsmith and Robert Halfon call for an investigation into Lord Sheikh.

Gordon Brown says Jeremy Corbyn 'has to change' - 15 Aug 2018 at 12:58pm - The former prime minster says immediate action is needed to tackle the "sore" of anti-Semitism within Labour.

Chickens run wild on Diss housing estate - 15 Aug 2018 at 12:56pm - Residents hope the birds will scramble after quickly multiplying.

Eight people injured by loose horse at Pembrokeshire Show - 15 Aug 2018 at 12:32pm - Eight people are hurt after a horse breaks loose at a farming show in Pembrokeshire.

Italy bridge collapse: 'We just ran for our lives' - 15 Aug 2018 at 12:30pm - Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell survived the bridge collapse with their two children in Genoa.

One of Europe's 'most wanted' held in UK - 15 Aug 2018 at 12:28pm - Florin Ghinea faces extradition on charges including trafficking and conspiracy to murder.

Inside the Jeremy Corbyn wreath row cemetery in Tunisia - 15 Aug 2018 at 12:13pm - The BBC's Rana Jawad has been to the cemetery in Tunis that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attended in 2014.

Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than 100 higher - 15 Aug 2018 at 11:50am - The rise, determined by inflation, could add more than 100 to the annual cost of getting to work.

Jet2 plane divert row couple 'carried on Gran Canaria holiday' - 15 Aug 2018 at 10:46am - The couple's argument led to the plane to Las Palmas being diverted to Faro in Portugal, a court hears.

Little Mix's Perrie 'helps me love my freckles' - 15 Aug 2018 at 9:39am - The Little Mix star is praised for sharing a photo of her freckles and saying she wants to "embrace them".

Ralf Schumacher F1 suit given to Kenilworth charity shop - 15 Aug 2018 at 9:04am - Scope shop staff are planning to auction the Ralf Schumacher outfit online.