Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Business

Now rattled, is Madrid in danger of playing into separatist hands?

Until Wednesday, the Spanish government’s line on the looming independence vote in Catalonia had been calm, confident and succinct: “There will be no referendum on 1 October.” All too aware of the extreme...

Tough calls: on the debt crisis frontline with charity StepChange

There is a pause, a moment’s silence and then a deep exhalation before the words finally come. The caller has only been asked her name but it is a big moment, almost like...

'Stupid' Australia refugee deal goes ahead

The first group of refugees being held at Australian offshore detention centers on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island will leave for the US in the "coming weeks," the Australian government has...

Co-op Bank CFO Worth quits weeks after rescue

The finance director of the Co-operative Bank is to step down weeks after the lender concluded a £700m rescue deal designed to secure its long-term future. ...

Fact check: Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis

Following weeks of silence in the face of claims of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar’s Rohingya population, the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has delivered a controversial speech. In it, she claimed...

Markets at new record highs ahead of US Federal Reserve decision – business live

9.06am BST09:06 Tata Steel to merge European operations with ThyssenKrupp A steel worker works at blast furnace 8 of German corporation ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg, Germany. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA There’s big news in the steel industry...

Photos show extent of quake's devastation

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised. A magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people, leveling buildings and...

Chinese insurer backs ex-Barclays chief Jenkins

A giant Chinese insurer and a major international consulting firm are buying stakes in the financial technology start-up founded by Antony Jenkins, the former Barclays chief. ...

'I pray she's already dead': chaos as Mexico City block collapses after quake

Casandra Hidalgo ran outside when the earthquake struck just in time to see the seven-story apartment building opposite the café where she works tumble into a heap. “It fell to the ground in front...

Launch of iPhone X is a reminder of the perils of paying monthly for...

When the Apple chief executive, Tim Cook, took to the stage of the company’s new Steve Jobs theatre to unveil the iPhone X, it was not just the range of new functions that...

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Florida Keys facing potential 'humanitarian crisis' in Irma aftermath

The horrific scale of Hurricane Irma’s trail of devastation across Florida was becoming evident on Monday as the remnants of the most powerful...