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Captain and mate suspended over Isle of Wight run aground ferry
October 22, 2018
The Red Falcon ran aground on Sunday, weeks after its sister ship tore yachts from their moorings.
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Homeless people face prison in Hungary after tough new law is passed
October 22, 2018
At least three homeless people were arrested last week in Hungary after a law criminalising rough sleeping came into effect.
Swedish court indicts woman who tried to stop deportation of Afghani man on flight
October 22, 2018
Swedish prosecutors on Friday issued an indictment against a woman who attempted to stop the deportation of an Afghani man whose asylum application had been rejected when she blocked the takeoff of a plane by refusing to sit down.
Watch: Stranded residents airlifted to safety after Malaga flash floods
October 22, 2018
Watch: Stranded residents airlifted to safety after Malaga flash floods
Which country has the most to lose in suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia?
October 22, 2018
Germany has committed to an arms freeze on exports to Saudi Arabia, while other countries are keeping a low profile on the subject — what action have different EU countries taken and who stands to lose the most`?
UK News
What is Theresa May's Brexit strategy? Another day, another battle to survive
October 22, 2018
May faces growing dissent and vitriol from her political opponents in her own Conservative Party.
Stephen Hawking's wheelchair to be auctioned by Christie's
October 22, 2018
The online sale announced by auctioneer Christie's features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe.
Germany News
Angela Merkel puts on hold arms sales to Saudi Arabia
October 22, 2018
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany will stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, at least for the time being. The decision comes in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate.
Salafism in Germany: What you need to know
October 22, 2018
Salafism has a long history, with a path reaching from the Prophet Muhammad and the first three generations of Muslims all the way to present-day Germany. DW breaks down this multifaceted movement of Islam.
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EUROPE • Business
Apple named best private sector employer in the UK
October 22, 2018
New research from recruitment website Indeed has named Apple the UK's best private sector employer. 
Gibraltar needs a unique Brexit solution, says the territory's chief minister
October 22, 2018
The territory's EU membership terms and geographical location mean it has different priorities to the U.K. when it comes to Brexit. 
Business News

Morrisons faces 'vast' data leak penalty
October 22, 2018
Morrisons says it will appeal a decision that leaves it facing a "vast" compensation bill for a data leak.
'Brexit fears' force O2 to delay £10bn flotation
October 22, 2018
Telecom giant O2 is holding off its £10bn stock market flotation until after Brexit amid market uncertainty, according to reports.
Ryanair blames strikes for fall in half-year profits
October 22, 2018
Ryanair has reported a 7% fall in profits for the first half of the year, blaming repeated staff strikes that pushed up the number of flight cancellations over the period.
Eurozone Business
Brussels likely to reject Italy budget - Euro currency news daily
October 21, 2018
Last week confirmed that Italy has finally submitted its budget to the European Commission for 2019. The European Commission is likely to reject the draft proposal.
ECB bonds purchase valid, says EU Court adviser
October 4, 2018
The decision of the European Central Bank to establish a programme for the purchase of government bonds on secondary markets is valid, in the Opinion of the top EU Court's Advocate-General.
Business Report
Gatwick chief warns of more industry turbulence
October 22, 2018
Stewart Wingate says there could be further airline failures this winter
May’s Brexit strategy is running out of road
October 22, 2018
Fury at the PM is rising inside cabinet and on Conservative backbenches
Hammond looks to ease converting empty shops into homes
October 22, 2018
Chancellor considers changes to England’s planning system to help tackle housing crisis
Brexit timeline: key dates in UK’s divorce from EU
October 22, 2018
From crucial EU summit to the day of departure and beyond
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EUROPE • Markets
The Swiss Stock Market Weakened As Heavyweights Fall
October 17, 2018
The Swiss stock market got off to a positive start Wednesday, but pared its gains for the bulk of the morning. The market slipped further going into the close and ended the day with a modest decrease.
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Market Pulse
FTSE erases gains in choppy trade on gambling, energy stocks
October 22, 2018
Britain's blue-chip share index gave up earlier gains and slipped into negative territory on Monday in see-saw trade as lower oil prices pressured energy stocks and gambling companies were knocked by a report of a UK crackdown on offshore taxes.
Siemens CEO Kaeser says he will not attend Saudi investment conference
October 22, 2018
Siemens's chief executive said on Monday he would not attend a three-day Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia after the country admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul.
Essilor sticks to targets despite lower-than-expected third quarter sales
October 22, 2018
Essilor , the world's largest maker of ophthalmic lenses, reported lower-than-expected revenue on Monday but kept its guidance unchanged for the year.
Sub-zero 'real' rates puts Turkey central bank in a bind
October 22, 2018
Turkey's central bank may take a break from raising interest rates this week having nearly doubled them already this year, but with inflation at 25 percent and climbing markets think more rate hikes are inevitable.
Forex Markets
A nervous beginning to the start of the week
October 22, 2018
Monday October 22: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities remain better supported
A nervous beginning to the start of the week
October 22, 2018
Monday October 22: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities remain better supported
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EUROPE • Economy
Italy bond rally cools as Rome stays defiant on budget
October 22, 2018
Investors await response to EU after Moody’s leaves rating above ‘junk’
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EUROPE • Insights
Britain’s chancellor prepares to raise taxes
October 18, 2018

AN EPISODE OF “The Simpsons” ends with a tragicomic moment. Homer Simpson has bungled his new role as Springfield’s sanitation commissioner, leaving rubbish piled high in the streets and spewing from drains. A native American, unaware of the litter-strewn city behind him, picks up a discarded packet of crisps and sheds a tear at man’s disrespect for nature. “Do yourself a favour,” counsels his friend. “Don’t turn around.” Philip Hammond is in a similar position as he prepares for the budget on October 29th. The chancellor’s immediate problems look bad enough, but they are nothing compared with the mess looming behind him.

The defining domestic policy of British governments since 2010 has been cleaning up the public finances. In that year the budget deficit (spending minus tax) was 10% of GDP, the biggest since 1945. Eight years of austerity later, it is down to 2%. Mr Hammond hopes to keep it below that level. If he...

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