Brexit: Theresa May’s EU summit marred by embarrassing defeat at hands of Tory rebels

Theresa May is set to arrive in Brussels for a key EU summit on Thursday having suffered a damaging defeat in Parliament over her central piece...

New research reveals $1.6trillion boost to US economy of more opportunities for women

The US economy would be $1.6trillion larger if women had the same better opportunities at work, new research has revealed.  A study published this week by Standard...

Ocado’s bears are in retreat despite its difficulties finding drivers

After a bouncing up and down like grasshoppers with ants in their pants, shares in internet grocer Ocado have traded in a range for more than a...

India’s first ever Happiness Minister goes on run following murder of opposition politician

A manhunt is under way for India’s first ever ‘Happiness Minister’ after he fled an arrest for murder charges, say police. Lal Singh Arya, 53, disappeared on...

Credit card customers caught up in spiralling debt could save up to £1.3bn under...

Credit card customers struggling with severe debt could save up to £1.3bn a year under new rules being put forward by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. If...

Pope Francis says Satan is a very smart person you should not argue with

The Devil is an actual person rather than a concept, Pope Francis has claimed. Satan is smart and should not be argued with, the Pontiff told TV2000,...

UK will be worse off under almost all Brexit scenarios, finds think tank

An influential US think tank has warned that almost all possible trading relationships between the EU and the UK after Brexit would be less favourable for...

UK retail sales jump unexpectedly in November, aided by Black Friday bargain shopping

Retail sales jumped unexpectedly in November, reflecting Black Friday bargain hunting by shoppers. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that sales volumes were up 1.1 per cent...

Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, WHO says

A compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows...

Bitcoin: What are the world’s central banks saying about cryptocurrencies?

More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognising the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies. The guardians...

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