Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Tesco's £3.7bn takeover of Booker given green light

Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of cash-and-carry group Booker has been given the provisional go-ahead by the competition watchdog, which said the deal would not result in higher prices or a poorer service for shoppers. An...

Smugglers in Libya auction migrants as slaves — some for $400 each

Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings. One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone...

UK inflation could hit five-year high, as German growth surges – business live

8.09am GMT08:09 Today’s growth figures show that Germany remains “the high-flyer of the Eurozone”, say Carsten Brzeski of ING. He’s impressed that German GDP grew by 0.8% in the last quarter, writing: Never tired of good...

A prisoner and now a pawn on two gigantic diplomatic chessboards | Patrick Wintour

Boris Johnson claimed on Monday “there is nothing more important than the safe return of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and that trumps all other political considerations in this country”. However, that assurance is hardly likely...

Call to boycott Tesco over 'endangered' white men claim

Activists have called for shoppers to boycott Tesco after the supermarket’s chairman claimed white men were becoming an “endangered species” in UK boardrooms. Politicians, business experts and women’s groups have all spoken out against...

Italy miss out on World Cup spot for first time in over half a...

Italy, who have appeared at the finals of every World Cup since missing out in 1958, were held to a goalless draw by Sweden in Milan. The Swedes advance to next summer's tournament...

George Clooney sells his tequila company for up to $1bn

A tequila company co-founded by George Clooney has been sold to UK drinks firm Diageo for up to $1bn (£790m). The company behind Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and Baileys announced it would buy Casamigos, created...

Trump sticks to the script on Asia tour – but still leaves confusion in...

After 12 days of daily summits in five countries on the Pacific rim, Donald Trump headed home on Tuesday leaving behind a region largely relieved that the US president did not escalate existing...

Threats to boycott Tesco after Muslim family features in Christmas ad

Tesco is facing a social media backlash after launching a video asking customers what they enjoyed eating at Christmas. Asking “Turkey? Sauerkraut? Pie? Which food makes your Christmas dinner?”, the 16-second clip features customers...

Heartbreaking images show earthquake's aftermath

<!-- People cry near the wreckage of their home in Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE People cry near the wreckage...

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