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Govt closes merger 'loopholes' over security fears

The Government has increased its powers to intervene in foreign company mergers that raise national security concerns in the UK. ...

Signs of lasting trauma in people evicted to make way for giant mine in...

Months after they were evicted from their homes to make way for a mine, almost half the population of an Ecuadorian village is suffering from psychological damage, experts have said. Psychiatrists found 42% of...

Waitrose voted UK's best supermarket

Waitrose, Iceland and Marks & Spencer have bagged the top slots in a supermarket survey based on customers’ levels of satisfaction when shopping in store and online. The upmarket grocer topped the “bricks and...

Hong Kong's dirty laundering secret — North Korea

By Joshua Berlinger, CNNUpdated 0158 GMT (0958 HKT) October 17, 2017Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.But camouflaged in the normalcy is a business...

'No-deal' Brexit likely to hit low-income families hardest

Leaving the European Union without a trade deal would likely result in a sharp increase in prices for food and other goods, costing the average UK household £260 and hitting low-income families hardest,...

California wildfire death toll hits 41 as survivors face long road to recovery

Diego Pacheco escaped a nightmare in the early hours of 9 October, when a raging inferno swept through the Journey’s End mobile home park where he lived. Safe from the flames, he found...

Sainsbury’s faces anger over London plot with just 4% affordable homes

Sainsbury’s is facing housing campaigners’ anger over a proposed high-rise development surrounding an east London superstore that includes just 4% affordable homes. Local opponents have described the supermarket’s proposal that just 27 of the...

Iraqi forces seize oil fields near Kurdish-held Kirkuk

Story highlightsIraqi forces say they have seized several strategic assets on Kirkuk's outskirtsThe US coalition against ISIS has downplayed clashes that erupted overnightKurds have controlled Kirkuk since driving out ISIS in 2014, but...

House prices: signs of new north-south divide in UK market emerge

A new north-south property divide is emerging in the UK ahead of the festive season, with people selling second-stepper homes in the north of England standing the best chance of finding a buyer...

Mogadishu bombing: al-Shabaab behind deadly blast, officials say

Security officials in Somalia say a key member of the cell that launched a devastating attack on Mogadishu has told them that al-Shabaab, a violent Islamist group in Somalia, was responsible for the...

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Dossier author feared Trump was being blackmailed, testimony reveals

Simpson told the committee in closed-door testimony in August -- which was released publicly on Tuesday -- that he did not know how...