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31 Jan
Trump to push for NHS to pay more for US drugs in trade deal

US President Donald Trump is set to put the interests of American corporations first and demand that the NHS pay higher prices for American drugs as part of a trade deal with Britain.

31 Jan
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Democrats suffer blow in Trump impeachment as call for witnesses blocked

US Democrats' attempt to impeach their president suffered a blow on Thursday after a key Republican senator said he would not support that call.

30 Jan
Russia closes border with China to prevent coronavirus contagion

The Russian government has ordered the closure of its land border with China in an attempt to avoid contagion from the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the Asian giant.

30 Jan
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Minority ethnic pensioners are '24% worse off' than the rest

The minority ethnic pensioners are around 24% or £3,350 a year worse off than their white counterparts in the UK and there is an even greater divide for women.

30 Jan
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Trump's lawyer says President cannot be impeached for acting to win election

Alan Dershowitz, Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Wednesday that the US President cannot do anything to be re-elected that is impeachable.

30 Jan
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BoE leaves rates unchanged as it spies signs of recovery

The Bank of England's monetary policy committee voted 7-2 to keep interest rates unchanged in a closely watched decision with the UK on the brink of leaving the European Union.

30 Jan
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Carnival shares fall as ship investigated for coronavirus

Carnival shares fell after one of the cruise operator's ships was put in lockdown while being investigated for potential cases of coronavirus.

29 Jan
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Northern Rail to be renationalised from March

Northern Rail is to be brought under government control, the transport secretary confirmed on Wednesday.

29 Jan
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Gig economy needs regulation to save workers from precarity

Gig economy workers risk being trapped in a precarious existence, forced to devote more time to working for platforms such as Uber and Deliveroo in order to remain financially stable.

29 Jan
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EU designs plan to scrutinise risks of Huawei involvement in 5G

The European Union is designing a plan to judge telecoms equipment suppliers that could pose a security threat and exclude them from the critical parts of the bloc's 5G network.

29 Jan
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M&G extends suspension of stricken property fund

M&G Investments' stricken property fund will remain suspended as it continues selling off assets to boost cash levels.

29 Jan
BBC set to announce job losses after overhaul of news reporting overhaul

The BBC is expected to announce hundreds of redundancies as it overhauls its news reporting.

29 Jan
EU sets single market integrity as red line in Brexit talks

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said late on Monday the bloc would “never, never, never” compromise the integrity of the single market in the upcoming trade negotiations with the UK.

28 Jan
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Iran MPs urge debate on motion to quit nuclear treaty

A group of Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday asked parliament to debate a motion for Iran to quit a nuclear treaty governing global nuclear arms control aimed at putting pressure on European powers to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal.

28 Jan
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S&P ups outlook on Rolls Royce's long-term debt rating to 'stable'

Perhaps the world's most influential debt ratings agency raised the outlook on Rolls Royce's long-term debt, forecasting a significant improvement in the engine maker's profits and cash flows over the next two years.

28 Jan
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Xi Jinping pledges to beat 'devil' coronavirus

China's president Xi Jinping has pledged to beat the "devil" coronavirus as Hong Kong restricted rail and transport travel to and from the mainland and fears intensified over the disease's economic impact.

28 Jan
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EU set to boost hydrogen and recycling in new industrial plan

The European Union's new industrial strategy will give greater importance to hydrogen fuel for use in industry and recycling.

28 Jan
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Government approves 'limited' role for Huawei in 5G rollout

The government has approved a limited role for Huawei in the rollout of the UK’s 5G network, overruling opposition from Washington and a number of senior Conservative MPs.

28 Jan
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Trump could extend travel ban to certain African countries

The Trump administration is considering adding several African countries to a US travel ban list, including Africa’s top tech hub, Nigeria.

28 Jan
UK govt set to make decision on Huawei 5G role

The British government's security council was meeting on Tuesday to decide whether it will allow Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to help build the UK's 5G network.