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May tries to sell Brexit deal but opposition mounts

May tries to sell Brexit deal but opposition mounts

Prime Minister Theresa May sought to sell a draft Brexit deal to her ministers on Wednesday but faced mounting opposition from some MPs and allies who said it threatened the government and the unity of the United Kingdom.

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Markets
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Oil rebounds after plunge, world stock markets fall for fifth day

Oil rebounds after plunge, world stock markets fall for fifth day

Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday on hopes for output cuts after a steep drop a day earlier, while a gauge of global stock markets fell for a fifth straight session as declines in tech and financial shares pressured Wall Street.

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A matter of volume - threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple

A matter of volume - threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple

A raft of profit warnings from Apple Inc suppliers this week has fuelled investor concerns that iPhone sales, in terms of volume, have hit a wall that could spell trouble for the company's plans to make services its main pillar of growth.

Politics
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UK forced to accelerate planned reform to gambling regulations

UK forced to accelerate planned reform to gambling regulations

The British government bowed to increasing pressure from lawmakers on Wednesday by bringing forward a planned reform of gambling regulations by six months.

London
Politics
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Brexit deal not prompting banks to slam brakes on relocation plans

Brexit deal not prompting banks to slam brakes on relocation plans

The draft Brexit deal agreed between Britain and the European Union won't stop banks in London pushing ahead with relocation plans because the agreement is far from being ratified, UK financial sector officials said on Wednesday.

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May 'likely' to face leadership challenge on Thursday - BBC

May 'likely' to face leadership challenge on Thursday - BBC

Brexit supporters in Theresa May's party will 'likely' call for a vote of no confidence in her as their leader on Thursday, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said, citing a senior member of the Conservative Party.

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PM hails Brexit deal but must sell it to doubtful ministers

PM hails Brexit deal but must sell it to doubtful ministers

Prime Minister Theresa May put forward her draft European Union divorce plan on Wednesday but faced immediate opposition from some of her own members of parliament and political allies as well as other British parties over what one called a 'botched

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Markets
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Commodities drag FTSE down, Debenhams suffers worst-ever day

Commodities drag FTSE down, Debenhams suffers worst-ever day

Britain's top stock index fell on Wednesday as mining shares and oil majors sold off amid growing anxiety that global growth was slowing, though a late rally in gambling stocks offset some of the slide.

England
Football
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Rooney to wear 10 shirt, captain's armband in England farewell

Rooney to wear 10 shirt, captain's armband in England farewell

Wayne Rooney will wear the number 10 shirt and captain's armband when he comes on for his final England appearance in Thursday's friendly with the United States, manager Gareth Southgate said.