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March 30, 2017 5:24 AM Australia finds no proof its World Vision aid went to Hamas

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The Australian government said Thursday it had found no evidence that any of its donations to the Christian charity World Vision had been siphoned to Islamic militant group Hamas. But Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said its World Vision funding in Gaza would remain suspended while Israeli charges against 29

March 29, 2017 9:06 PM Feisty Scarborough amateur cup final abandoned in second half after referee is attacked by angry supporter

An amateur cup final was abandoned on Wednesday night after a supporter ran onto the pitch and charged the referee. The feisty match had already seen two Eastway Sports players sent off, before a supporter ran onto the field and injured the match official. An ambulance arrived for referee Bill Pashby shortly after, with the Trophy Trader League Trophy 16

March 29, 2017 8:53 PM WaughZone Special: Theresa May Triggers Brexit's Article 50 Process

At 12.29pm, the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Private Secretary George Hollingbery leaned over the Commons frontbench and handed Chancellor Philip Hammond his smartphone. It displayed a tweet by EU chief Donald Tusk, the very 2017 confirmation that Theresa May had been waiting for: Brexit was really, finally, definitely under way. Tusk had the PM’s letter 42

March 29, 2017 4:05 PM China builds 'military bases' filled with WAR PLANES ready to deploy at ANY TIME

CHINA has sparked further fears it's preparing for war after satellite pictures showed gun towers, missile pads and aircraft hangers built on hotly disputed territory. The strategic bases on three man-made islands will give the country the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets with terrifying efficiency. The islands are located 34

March 29, 2017 12:23 PM Brexit: The UK's letter triggering Article 50

Here is the full text of Theresa May's letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, beginning the start of Brexit negotiations. On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As I have said before, that decision was no rejection of the values we share as fellow Europeans. Nor was it an attempt to do harm to the European 30

March 29, 2017 11:35 AM LSE/Deutsche Boerse saga: The future of exchanges

The scuppering of the mega-merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse raises further questions about the future of exchanges as we know them. We shouldn't be too surprised; the two European exchange giants have had a go at wedded bliss before, and failed. Twice. But this time was different. It was supposed to be the key to their longer-term 55

March 29, 2017 8:43 AM Stephen Bear reveals plans to be an ACTOR despite agreeing to another series with Charlotte Crosby

Stephen Bear has already made a career switch from being a reality TV star to a presenter and now it looks like he’s about to make another shock transition. The MTV star admits that he’s planning to become an ACTOR and hopes his current role as co-host on Just The Tattoo Of Us will help him to fulfil his dream. ‘I wanna be an actor so for now I can present 43

March 28, 2017 5:22 PM NHS staff and soldiers are handed tiny 1% pay rises despite MPs being given BIGGER salary increases of 1.3%

Health care staff and soldiers were handed 1 per cent pay rises today as public sector caps on salary rises continued to bite. Independent salary review bodies had recommendations for the modest rises accepted by ministers. The rises are less than the 1.3 per cent being handed to MPs by their own independent body - one not constrained by Treasury rules 77

March 28, 2017 1:44 PM EU clears investment loan for Greek airports upgrade

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The European Union is clearing a 280 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to the company that won the tender to upgrade and operate 14 regional Greek airports. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Tuesday the EU's investment plan "supports the modernization of all the regional airports." The loan is part of a nearly 29

March 28, 2017 10:58 AM Qatar has given strong vote of confidence in UK economy

BIRMINGHAM, England, March 28 (Reuters) - The Emir of Qatar has given a strong vote of confidence in the British economy, Britain's trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday after the wealthy Gulf state pledged 5 billion pounds ($6.28 billion)of investment in Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May, who met the emir at the Gulf Cooperation Council last year, is due to formally 18