Drug firm Novartis fears no-deal Brexit could put patients at risk – The Guardian
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Drug firm Novartis fears no-deal Brexit could put patients at risk – The Guardian

Swiss company is stockpiling amid concerns about the supply and safety of medicines

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Brexit stockpiling by UK retailers and wholesalers reaching 2008 levels, says CBI – The Guardian
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Brexit stockpiling by UK retailers and wholesalers reaching 2008 levels, says CBI – The Guardian

Survey, closely watched by Bank of England, finds ratio of stock to expected sales rising

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McDonald’s serves chicken nuggets in veggie wraps – BBC News
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McDonald’s serves chicken nuggets in veggie wraps – BBC News

The fast-food chain has apologised to customers and says they have made changes in kitchens to correct mistakes.

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Pound-to-Euro Exchange Rate: Profit-Taking and a Pinch of Caution see Sterling Ease off Nine-Month Highs – Pound Sterling Live
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Pound-to-Euro Exchange Rate: Profit-Taking and a Pinch of Caution see Sterling Ease off Nine-Month Highs – Pound Sterling Live

The Pound has surged to touch a nine-month high at 1.16 today but analysts are warning of a retracement lower in the short-term

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Roger Stone is arrested
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Roger Stone is arrested

Democracy in AmericaJan 25th 2019by J.E.F. | FORT LAUDERDALEtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconOVER LUNCH with Roger Stone, perhaps the most colourful adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential…

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The air on cruise ships is as polluted as smog-ridden Beijing, new study claims – Daily Mail
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The air on cruise ships is as polluted as smog-ridden Beijing, new study claims – Daily Mail

Researchers from John Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore monitored pollution levels on the decks of four different cruise liners over a two-year period.

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Vodafone puts Huawei on hold over security row – Sky News
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Vodafone puts Huawei on hold over security row – Sky News

The mobile giant says it was not pressured to take action, but highlighted the "noise level" around the controversy.

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LIVE: Air traffic controller shortage sparks delays at major US airports – Sky News
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LIVE: Air traffic controller shortage sparks delays at major US airports – Sky News

A shortage of air traffic controllers causes delays at airports in the northeastern US, as the government shutdown goes on.

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Edinburgh-based energy supplier Our Power folds – BBC News
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Edinburgh-based energy supplier Our Power folds – BBC News

Our Power ceases to trade with regulator Ofgem saying the interests of its customers will be protected.

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Ashley demands rent holiday to secure HMV rescue deal – Sky News
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Ashley demands rent holiday to secure HMV rescue deal – Sky News

The Sports Direct tycoon is seeking a six-month rent holiday from landlords if he rescues the music retailer, Sky News learns.

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Why Westerners eat so much chicken
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Why Westerners eat so much chicken

The Economist explainsJan 25th 2019by W.Z.twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconWALK INTO any upscale supermarket in a big city and you will find a vegan section. This might…

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Pepe Carvalho, Spain’s best-loved detective, returns
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Pepe Carvalho, Spain’s best-loved detective, returns

ProsperoJan 25th 2019by T.G. | BARCELONAtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconPEPE CARVALHO is Spain’s most famous detective. In 23 novels over 32 years, he idled in Barcelona’s cafés…

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Amid chaos in Caracas, the Holy See makes some subtle manoeuvres
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Amid chaos in Caracas, the Holy See makes some subtle manoeuvres

ErasmusJan 25th 2019by ERASMUStwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconGOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS and ideologies may come and go in Latin America, but the Catholic church seems to outlast them all, despite the…

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The Greek parliament votes to end the Macedonian dispute
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The Greek parliament votes to end the Macedonian dispute

EuropeJan 25th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconDESPITE DEMONSTRATIONS and riots, the Greek parliament on January 25th voted to ratify a deal with Macedonia that ends a 27-year-old…

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Why have Venezuelans turned against Nicolás Maduro?
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Why have Venezuelans turned against Nicolás Maduro?

Jan 25th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconOn January 23rd Juan Guaidó, the leader of Venezuela’s national assembly, proclaimed himself the country’s acting president. He was cheered by…

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Huawei looks increasingly beleaguered in the West
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Huawei looks increasingly beleaguered in the West

print-edition icon Print edition | BusinessJan 24th 2019twitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconON PAPER, AT least, Huawei is having a barnstorming time. The company, which is owned by…

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Egypt prepares to open its grand new capital
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Egypt prepares to open its grand new capital

print-edition icon Print edition | Middle East and AfricaJan 24th 2019 | CAIROtwitter iconfacebook iconlinkedin iconmail iconprint iconCAIRO IS KNOWN as the city of a thousand minarets. Its…

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Pound lifted on Brexit hopes – MarketPulse
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Pound lifted on Brexit hopes – MarketPulse

GBP/USD at 2-1/2 month high The pound rallied across the board in early Asian trading after the UK newspaper The Sun reported that Ireland’s DUP was prepared to…

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Nearly half of rail commuters are ‘frequently stressed out’, study finds – Sky News
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Nearly half of rail commuters are ‘frequently stressed out’, study finds – Sky News

A poll finds 17% missed out on family time, 9% were disciplined at work and 6% had to spend more on childcare because of delays.

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine restored in China – BBC News
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Microsoft’s Bing search engine restored in China – BBC News

The firm said its site in China was now accessible after an outage raised concerns it had been censored.

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MPs back ‘passporting’ agreements for City beyond Europe – Financial Times
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MPs back ‘passporting’ agreements for City beyond Europe – Financial Times