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31 December 2018 12:39 PM UK needs leadership, US Ambassador says as Brexit looms

The UK is in need of leadership, US Ambassador to London Woody Johnson said, as he also cast doubt on the chances of a bilateral trade deal if Prime Minister Theresa May manages to push her Brexit agreement through Parliament. “I’m feeling the country is in need of leadership,” Johnson said on Monday in a BBC Radio interview. “You can see the frustration 181

31 December 2018 11:25 AM Notable deaths in 2018

- 15: Dolores O'Riordan, singer-songwriter of Irish band The Cranberries, drowned accidentally in a hotel bath aged 46. - 27: Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish founder of affordable flat-pack furnishing empire IKEA, passed away at home aged 91. - 21: US preacher Billy Graham, spearhead of a worldwide evangelical Christian movement and spiritual counsel to several 124

26 December 2018 12:11 PM Molinari set to focus on PGA Tour in 2019

London - Francesco Molinari says he may not play in Europe until the 19th-ranked Italian defends his British Open title in July. The lure of the PGA Tour and changes made to the European Tour calendar will combine to leave the London-based golfer short of available dates to compete on his home circuit next year. Molinari is even struggling to commit 75

25 December 2018 4:04 PM Biggest Saudi Arabia bank starts talks to create mega lender

National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia’s biggest lender, started initial talks with Riyad Bank for a merger, a deal that would create the Gulf’s third-biggest lender with $182 billion in assets. Talks may not result in a transaction, National Commercial Bank said in a statement. The lender said it has coordinated the move with the central bank and that a deal isn’t 116

19 December 2018 8:58 PM UK opposition leader denies calling PM May a 'stupid woman'

London — Britain's main opposition leader sparked a political furor Wednesday after he was accused of calling Prime Minister Theresa May a "stupid woman" in the House of Commons. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was caught on camera appearing to mutter the insult during the prime minister's weekly question-and-answer session. He denied, it, saying instead 92

18 December 2018 4:15 AM UK said to prepare migration policy favouring high earners

Theresa May’s government is on the point of agreeing its post-Brexit immigration policy, after months of internal arguments over which applicants should be favored to enter the UK. Under the proposals, preference will be given to higher earners and people from favoured nations. These are likely to be the countries whose citizens are currently allowed 150

17 December 2018 6:26 PM Piggott leaves hospital with pacemaker

London - Lester Piggott, widely regarded as the greatest ever flat race jockey, has been discharged from hospital following a two-week stay which saw him fitted with a pacemaker. The 83-year-old, who rode 30 British Classic winners including a record nine Epsom Derbies, has suffered from heart issues in the past. "Dad has left hospital, which is great 78

14 December 2018 12:19 PM DQ elevates SA's Tandy to bronze in China

Cape Town - The disqualification of British swimmer Ben Proud elevated South Africa's Bradley Tandy to the bronze medal in the men's 50m freestyle at the 14th FINA World Swimming short course Championships in Hangzhou, China on Friday. Russia's Vladimir Morozov won the splash-and-dash in a blistering 20.33, ahead of the United States' Caeleb Dressel 71

12 December 2018 10:24 AM Markets LIVE: Stocks rise on renewed trade hopes, pound climbs

OVERVIEW: Stocks rallied globally as the outlook for US-China trade took a positive turn. The pound strengthened as the British prime minister vowed to fight a challenge to her leadership. US equity futures and European shares climbed following big gains in Asia after Canada granted bail to the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei and President 106

11 December 2018 4:18 PM May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching her fight to save her Brexit deal over breakfast with her Dutch counterpart, the first of a string of meeting with European leaders in coming days. May arrived early on Tuesday at Rutte's official residence in The Hague and was travelling later in the day to Berlin and Brussels. Her whistle-stop tour came on the day that British 93