Business

Prominent businessman’s trial: ‘He has enough money to buy people to survive’

A young man says he was bribed by a well-known entertainer to withdraw an indecent assault complaint against a wealthy businessman who “has enough money to buy people to survive”. The Kiwi businessman, who has name suppression, is on trial in the High Court at Auckland, accused of indecently assaulting three men on separate occasions […]

Politics

‘UK takes risks!’ Bitter French minister attacks rollout – and claims France has done more

Brexit deal ‘limits’ UK’s ‘ability to be sovereign’ says Beaune When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. Europe […]

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Switzerland’s brutal rejection of EU membership: ‘Whole thing is ridiculous’

Switzerland’s ‘special relationship’ with the EU explained The EU and Switzerland have been embroiled in multiple disputes for years, and are still negotiating the terms of their cooperation today. Bern and Brussels are currently trying to forge an institutional framework agreement. Negotiations for the partnership began in 2014, but are still to reach a formal […]

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EU faces Swexit threat after Sweden warned ‘if Brexit happens, we want to leave!’

EU: Expert discusses possible exit of Sweden and Italy The UK and the EU are preparing for a new chapter after agreeing a free trade agreement, setting the terms for Brussels’ and London’s future relationship. Ambassadors from the 27 EU member states approved the deal yesterday, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his relief He […]

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Healthcare group Sanofi invests 50 million euros in Jeito Capital

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sanofi is seen at the company’s research and production centre in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Charles PlatiauPARIS (Reuters) – French healthcare giant Sanofi SASY.PA has invested 50 million euros ($59 million) into Jeito Capital, an investment firm dedicated to biotech and biopharma, in a deal which Sanofi said would […]

Politics

Coronavirus: New rules over ‘essential’ items in Welsh shops – but are they more confusing?

Fresh guidance has been given about what “essential items” people can buy from supermarkets in Wales. It comes after days of anger over which items count. But the Welsh government’s statement was in danger of sparking further confusion by saying that a “sensible system should be introduced whereby customers can ask to buy non-essential items […]

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Egypt finds more mummy priest coffins ‘sealed since ancient times’

Archeologists recently dug up dozens of ancient mummy priests without bringing a curse down on their heads — so they’ve gone back and done it again. Egyptian authorities say they have unearthed dozens more mummies at an ancient necropolis in Saqqara, adding to the 59 sarcophagi they previously announced in early October. Each sarcophagus houses […]

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Egypt opens ancient mummy sarcophagus sealed 2,500 years ago

It’s 2020, the world is facing a coronavirus pandemic and Egypt is cracking open a few millennia-old mummy coffins in front of a live audience. What could go wrong? Dozens of people crowded around on Saturday as archeologists unsealed the first of 59 sealed sarcophagi, which contain the bodies of ancient Egyptian priests who were […]

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Donald Trump’s brutal assessment of Italy’s EU membership: ‘Get rid of Brussels burden!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. President Trump is looking increasingly vulnerable amid the US election campaign as his opponent Joe Biden appears to boast a comfortable lead. A new national poll by NBC and the Wall Street […]

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EU warned it is in danger of economic split: ‘The whole thing could blow up’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The European Commission said in its summer economic forecast, released in July, that the EU economy was expected to contract by 8.7 percent in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, […]