• UK nears recession as Brexit deadline looms

    UK nears recession as Brexit deadline looms0

    Britain might be entering a full-blown recession and a no-deal Brexit could more than double the country’s budget deficit in 2019, the watchdog for public finances on Thursday said. UK may be entering full-blown recession – budget watchdog The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said the world’s fifth-biggest economy appeared to have flat-lined or possibly

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  • World celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day

    World celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day0

    Today the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s birthday, and it was declared by the United Nations General Assembly as Nelson Mandela International Day. The celebration of this international day Today the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s birthday, and it was declared by the United Nations General Assembly as Nelson Mandela International Day. The celebration of this international

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  • MacKenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon founder to get $38 billion in world’s biggest divorce settlement

    MacKenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon founder to get $38 billion in world’s biggest divorce settlement0

    It’s official. MacKenzie Bezos and Jeff Bezos are divorced after 25 years of marriage. A King County, Washington judge on Friday signed an order formalizing the separation. That sets the stage for the transfer of some 19.7 million shares of Amazon.com Inc. to MacKenzie’s name. The Bezoses announced the split in January. That 4% holding

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  • UK minister to apologise to Ivanka Trump over ambassador’s leaked memos

    UK minister to apologise to Ivanka Trump over ambassador’s leaked memos0

    Britain’s Trade Minister on Monday said he would apologise to the U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka for a leak of confidential memos in which the UK ambassador describes the U.S. administration as “dysfunctional” and “inept”. The memos from Kim Darroch, the UK’s ambassador to Washington, were leaked to a Sunday newspaper, annoying Trump and

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  • Oil Prices Drop As Traders Wait For G20, OPEC Meetings

    Oil Prices Drop As Traders Wait For G20, OPEC Meetings0

    Oil prices fell on Thursday to erase some of the previous session’s strong gains, as traders wait for the G20 summit in Japan and for a meeting of OPEC and other crude producers to decide on an extension of output cuts. Brent crude futures were down 42 cents, or 0.6 per cent, at 66.07 dollars

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  • Sudan restores Internet but for only one Lawyer

    Sudan restores Internet but for only one Lawyer0

    A lawyer in Sudan has told the BBC that the Internet has been restored after a three-week shutdown – but only for him. Abdel-Adheem Hassan yesterday won a lawsuit against telecoms operator Zain Sudan over the blackout ordered by Sudan’s military rulers. However, he says his victory is only benefitting him so far as he

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