• 34 migrants drown in Mediterranean shipwreck, 26 survivors

    34 migrants drown in Mediterranean shipwreck, 26 survivors

    • October 4, 2018

    At least 34 migrants have died in a shipwreck in the western Mediterranean, which 26 people survived, the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday, citing the Moroccan navy and a Spanish aid agency. Morocco’s interior ministry gave lower figures, saying 31 people had been rescued and that 11 bodies had been recovered on Monday. All

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  • Spain’s Supreme Court endorses imprisonment of ex-IMF chief

    Spain’s Supreme Court endorses imprisonment of ex-IMF chief

    • October 3, 2018

    Spain’s Supreme Court has confirmed a four-and-a-half year prison sentence for former International Monetary Fund head Rodrigo Rato for misusing a Spanish bank’s corporate credit card. A judge of the lower court will now need to order the imprisonment in the next few days of Rato, who was IMF chief from 2004 to 2007 and

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  • There are better days ahead – Theresa May declares end to austerity

    There are better days ahead – Theresa May declares end to austerity

    • October 3, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Staff Theresa May has declared the age of austerity over with a message to voters that “there are better days ahead”. In her crucial keynote speech to the Conservative conference in Birmingham, Mrs May said next year’s post-Brexit Spending Rreview will set out a programme of increased investment for

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  • Tesco warns over stockpiling as threat of no-deal Brexit looms

    Tesco warns over stockpiling as threat of no-deal Brexit looms

    • October 3, 2018

    By Holly Williams, Press Association Deputy City Editor Tesco has become the latest supermarket to warn over stockpiling as grocers ramp up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. Chief executive Dave Lewis said ensuring uninterrupted transport of fresh food across borders was the “single biggest challenge” for supermarkets if the UK crashes out of the

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  • Tory MP James Duddridge calls for no-confidence vote in Theresa May

    Tory MP James Duddridge calls for no-confidence vote in Theresa May

    • October 3, 2018

    By David Hughes, Press Association Chief Political Correspondent Theresa May is “incapable” of delivering Brexit and should be replaced as Prime Minister, a Tory MP said as he called for a no-confidence vote. James Duddridge, a former minister, submitted a letter to the backbench Tory 1922 Committee, saying: “I have not met a single MP

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  • British antibody pioneer wins chemistry Nobel Prize

    British antibody pioneer wins chemistry Nobel Prize

    • October 3, 2018

    By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent A British pioneer of laboratory-produced “monoclonal” antibodies used in some of the most advanced medicines today has won a share of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Professor Sir Gregory Winter, from the University of Cambridge, was awarded a quarter share of the nine million Swedish krona

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