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January 16, 2018 12:00 AM EU threat: Switzerland ‘told NOT to make deal with Brexit Britain’ in plot to punish UK

THE EU is pressuring Switzerland not to make a bilateral deal with Britain after Brexit, it was revealed last night. The move appears to be part of a “punishment agenda” by Brussels and has led to concerns that the European Commission is not negotiating with Britain in good faith. A private briefing has raised concerns that the EU is secretly pursuing 12

January 13, 2018 10:20 AM MPs accuse Ryanair of 'fobbing them off' over how much it pays its cabin crew

Ryanair was yesterday accused by MPs of ‘fobbing them off’ over how much it pays its cabin crew. Two Commons select committees are investigating the budget airline over the payment of cabin crew hired by third-party agencies, which could be in breach of minimum wage laws. Ryanair stewards claim they are forced to work unpaid for as many as five hours 9

January 13, 2018 12:00 AM Theresa May to appoint 10 peers for 'BLOODY' Brexit 'street fight' in the House of Lords

THERESA May will next week introduce 10 more Tories to the House of Lords as the second chamber prepares for what has been described as a “bloody street fight” over Brexit. Opposition peers have threatened to water down the landmark EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which passes the Commons this week. Former Cabinet ministers Eric Pickles and Peter Lilley are among 9

January 12, 2018 4:46 PM U.S. finds China aluminum sheet metal imports hurt American producers

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday said in an initial finding that imports of aluminum alloy sheet metal from China harm U.S. producers, allowing a U.S. probe into whether the product was being dumped or subsidized to move forward. Employing a seldom-used tactic aimed at speeding up the imposition of duties 2

January 8, 2018 4:13 AM Former WTO chief, UN envoy Peter Sutherland dies at 71

LONDON (AP) - Irish businessman and diplomat Peter Sutherland, who was the first director-general of the World Trade Organization and held top posts in the European Union and the United Nations, has died. He was 71. Sutherland's family says he died Sunday at a Dublin hospital after a long illness. Trained as a lawyer, Sutherland was Ireland's attorney 3

January 6, 2018 11:53 AM Juncker spokeswoman fires off WARNING: EU ready for SHOWDOWN after Austria tests Brussels

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker's spokeswoman has issued a warning to countries looking to turn their back on Brussels' amid speculation of an impending showdown with Austria's new leadership. Mina Andreeva, spokesperson of European Commission, was quizzed about the policy announcement, after the bloc shot down similar proposals from Germany last year. Asked whether 22

January 3, 2018 12:08 PM Your phone really IS spying on you: Hundreds of Android apps covertly use your handset's microphone to listen in on your TV habits

Hundreds of Android apps covertly use your phone's microphone to listen in on your TV habits, a new report has found. More than 250 games on the Google Play Store, some of which are for children, were found to use software that documents the TV adverts and shows you watch. The information is collected even when the apps are not running and is sold on to advertisers 9

January 2, 2018 9:39 AM New Perth clinic for drug/alcohol patients

A new unit will be set up at Royal Perth Hospital for alcohol and drug-affected patients with acute behavioural problems to separate them from and protect other people in emergency departments. A key motive for the new unit is that often aggressive and out-of-control drug and alcohol-affected people, particularly methamphetamine users suffering psychosis 3

January 2, 2018 5:44 AM China names acting mayor for city of Tianjin after bribery scandal

BEIJING, Jan 2 (Reuters) - China has named an acting mayor for northern city of Tianjin, state media said on Tuesday, months after the mayor was jailed for corruption. The port city of Tianjin, close to Beijing, has ambitions to become a financial hub for northern China and is one of four areas designated a municipality, along with Beijing, Shanghai 3

December 30, 2017 10:17 AM Fifth man arrested over alleged Christmas terror plot

Two men arrested in raids earlier in December have been charged with preparing a home-made bomb for a terror attack in the UK. The 21-year-old man was held under the Terrorism Act late on Friday night, and two buildings in the city are being searched. Four men were held in earlier raids carried out in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire on 19 December 7