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Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

President Donald Trump has told the UK and other European allies to take back and put on trial more than 800 Islamic State (IS) fighters captured in the final battle against the group. His tweet comes as US-backed Kurdish forces continue an assault on the last pocket of IS territory […]

Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

Saudi Arabia has pledged investment deals worth $20bn (£15.5bn) with Pakistan which is seeking to bolster its fragile economy. It comes as part of a high-profile Asian tour by the kingdom‘s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Pakistan urgently needs to address a balance of payments crisis and is looking to […]

Greeks squeezed by foreign investors in Athens property boom

Greeks squeezed by foreign investors in Athens property boom

Geraldine Hynes is panicking about the future. The 63-year-old has been been trying to buy an apartment ever since she was evicted from the home she rented for 32 years – when it was bought by Chinese investors two years ago. “I want some security in case the same thing […]

How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

The ‘s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Alexander Rinke, co-founder of German technology company Celonis. When Alexander Rinke wanted some of the world‘s biggest companies to employ his small start-up business he came up with a novel approach […]

Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu‘s Holocaust comment

Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu‘s Holocaust comment

PM Mateusz Morawiecki has cancelled a trip to Israel following comments on the Holocaust by Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu was quoted in Israeli media as saying “Poles co-operated with the Germans” during the Holocaust. He later issued a clarification saying he was not referring to the Polish nation […]

Russian flag flown on Salisbury Cathedral ‘disrespectful‘

Russian flag flown on Salisbury Cathedral ‘disrespectful‘

A Russian flag has appeared briefly on scaffolding outside Salisbury Cathedral. It was spotted by workers early on Sunday but has since been removed. John Glen, the city‘s MP, called it a “stupid stunt” in light of last year‘s Novichok attack. The poisoning targets were former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal […]

Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

There‘s a growing expectation that the review of student finance in England, headed by the financier Philip Augar, is going to recommend a cut in tuition fees. The seems to have drifted up to £7,500 after complaints from universities – but that would still be significantly less than the current […]

Quiz: Are your clothes damaging the environment?

Quiz: Are your clothes damaging the environment?

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Jeanette Kempton 1989 murder: Police hope for new leads

Jeanette Kempton 1989 murder: Police hope for new leads

Cold case detectives hope a review of an unsolved 1989 murder could help explain why a woman was killed and then dumped 118 miles (190km) from her home. Jeanette Kempton, 32, went missing from Brixton in south London, where she lived with her ex-husband and their two teenage sons, 30 […]

Newspaper headlines: IS bride pleads for sympathy

Newspaper headlines: IS bride pleads for sympathy