Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes at the Vatican on health grounds

Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican from next year because of health concerns, a spokesman said...

New Jersey political candidates targeted by xenophobic abuse all win respective election races

The message on postcards mailed to voters in the New Jersey township of Edison was not ambiguous. Stamped beneath the pictures of two Asian...

Facebook’s first president Sean Parker says app has secretly snared billions of people into...

Facebook has got the world hooked and might be using that to damage people's lives, according to its first president. Sean Parker, whose role...

Gig economy lawyer says Gym Group may have questions to answer over contracts

A law firm that has brought claims against Uber and Deliveroo over their employment practices says the Gym Group may have legal questions...

Former Tory minister backs Jeremy Corbyn’s demand to end austerity in Autumn budget

A former Conservative minister has echoed Jeremy Corbyn by calling for a dramatic U-turn to end “austerity” in this month’s Budget. Nick Boles broke...

Actually the magic money tree does exist, according to modern monetary theory

After seven years of austerity, we are accustomed to thinking of the economy as a household with the nation’s credit card maxed out,...

Brexit: Government must publish secret reports by Tuesday evening, Speaker John Bercow demands

Speaker John Bercow has given the Government until the end of the day to publish 58 'secret' studies examining the economic impact of...

Grenfell Tower: Jeremy Corbyn demands £1bn to install sprinklers in all high-rise social housing

Jeremy Corbyn has called on the Chancellor to set aside £1 billion in the Budget to retrofit sprinklers in all high-rise social housing...

Mauritius and The Maldives: enjoy a winter break in paradise

It may be a rainy afternoon at London Gatwick as you step aboard flight BA2069, but that really doesn’t matter. In less than...

Gold demand at eight-year low in third-quarter

Gold demand slid to its lowest in eight years in the last quarter as jewellery buying fell and inflows into bullion-backed exchange traded...

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