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January 14, 2019 9:12 AM New Look to slash debt by £1bn to restore profitabilty

The South African-owned company warns that conditions in the UK retail market continue to be challenging.  The company, which is closing its remaining 120 stores in China as well as 60 stores in the UK to return to profitability, said it had agreed with key shareholders to slash its debt from £1.35bn to £350m. It will raise £150m in new money to finance 139

January 6, 2019 10:19 AM French arrest eight Iranian suspected people smugglers in Calais

EIGHT suspected people-smugglers arrested on a Calais beach were freed within hours - because "buying a boat is not a crime". "They were arrested by a sea surveillance patrol," said an investigating source in Boulogne-sur-Mere. "It was at around 2pm on Friday that a boat belonging to them was found." The semi-rigid dingy, with a Suzuki outboard motor 116

December 31, 2018 9:59 AM Brisbane International: Britain's Harriet Dart wins to reach second round

British number four Harriet Dart came from behind to beat Australian wildcard Priscilla Hon and reach the second round of the Brisbane International. The 22-year-old, who progressed from the qualifying rounds, won 1-6 6-3 6-4. Dart will play Latvian eighth seed Anastasija Sevastova or Australia's Daria Gavrilova next. "I'm really pleased to get the win. Priscilla 72

December 23, 2018 12:01 AM France descends into chaos as police aim live firearms at Yellow Vest protests

FRENCH police shockingly levelled live firearms at so-called Yellow-Vest demonstrators protesting over Emmanuel Macron’s austerity measures showing just how deeply France is descending into anarchy. The nation was in the grip of a SIXTH Saturday of chaos yesterday as violence erupted around the north of the capital on a so-called ‘Act VI’ Day of rage. Riot police 105

December 21, 2018 5:41 PM Barcelona protests: Catalonians clash with police as they demand independence from Madrid

BARCELONA protesters clashed with Spanish police on Friday as they marched for Catalonia independence from Madrid ahead of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visit. Spanish demonstrators wearing high-viz vests replicated the Gilet-Jaunes protests which swept through France and Belgium earlier this month. Around 30 police officers were injured during the violent 120

December 18, 2018 7:17 PM BELGIUM CHAOS: Prime Minister offers RESIGNATION as UN migrant pact crisis ERUPTS

BELGIUM’S Prime Minister Charles Michel has offered to resign after losing a vote of no confidence amid a political crisis over a controversial UN migration pact. The decision to adopt the UN migration pact sparked violent protests in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Sunday, amid fears it could lead to an increase in immigration. Demonstrators clashed 99

December 15, 2018 12:23 PM Hockey Men's World Cup 2018: England thrashed by Belgium in semi-finals

England lost a third consecutive men's Hockey World Cup semi-final as they were thrashed 6-0 by Belgium in India. Belgium took an early lead when Florent van Aubel's cross was deflected in by Tom Boon, who also hit the crossbar. Simon Gougnard extended the lead when he drove in a shot after George Pinner parried a penalty corner flick. England failed 42

December 6, 2018 2:09 PM Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

LUXEMBOURG is set to become the first country in the world to make all of its public transport free. The small European country will lift fares for trains, trams and buses from next summer, under the ambitious new proposals by Xavier Bettel’s administration. The recently elected Prime Minister has pledged to prioritise environmental issues in his liberal-led 109

December 5, 2018 12:48 PM Operation Pollino: 'Ndrangheta mafia struck in Europe-wide sting

Members of the notorious 'Ndrangheta Italian mafia have been targeted in a simultaneous police sting in Europe. Hundreds of police are understood to have been involved in the operation in Belgium, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. At least 90 people were arrested, and more than three tonnes of cocaine and 140kg of ecstasy were seized. Italian restaurants 54

December 5, 2018 10:01 AM Mafia raids across Europe target 'Ndrangheta group

The early-morning raids are the culmination of a two-year offensive against the Italian crime group. Police swooped just a day after the alleged "godfather" of the Sicilian mafia was arrested, along with 45 other suspected mobsters. Early-morning raids took place in Italy, the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, as well as in Belgium 97