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Jose Mourinho to work for Russian broadcaster RT as a pundit during this summer’s World Cup

Jose Mourinho will work for Russian broadcaster RT as a pundit at this summer’s World Cup. The Manchester United manager will provide “expert analysis and predictions” for the state-funded television station, RT said. “I am very happy to join the team at RT. I am looking forward to attending the World Cup in...

Why more and more businesses are heading to Wales

There is a breath of fresh air for business in Wales. Some 12,000 companies were created in what was the UK’s fastest-growing economy in 2016. Others are relocating, attracted by access to devolved decision-makers, skilled local labour and lower operating costs — grade A office rental costs less than 50 per...

What’s Trump tweeting now? The latest Twitter posts from the US President and what they really mean

Donald Trump's Twitter account provides an extraordinary unfiltered insight into what the President is doing and thinking in real time. He posts on the social media site almost every day, often very early in the morning or late at night, sharing both official White House business and personal opinion.  To get the latest analysis of...

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water wins Best Picture award

The Shape of Water has won the award for Best Film at the 2018 Oscars. Inspired by director Guillermo del Toro’s memories of growing up watching the Creature from the Black Lagoon and wishing to see the film end in a happy romance, his film follows a sweeping romance between a mute...

Saudi Arabia is building a $500 billion mega-city that’s 33 times the size of New York City

The Saudi Arabian government says it will build a $500 billion mega-city, with the goal of diversifying its economy to focus less on crude oil. The project, called NEOM, will measure 10,230 square miles. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the government will aim to make NEOM run on 100% renewable energy...

Italy election: What was the result and what is the Five Star Movement?

Italian voters have flocked to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers to deliver a hung parliament, preliminary election results show. The partial results suggest none of Italy’s three main factions would be able to rule alone, plunging the euro zone’s third largest economy into a political standstill.  “Italy ungovernable” was the front...

Guy Verhofstadt issues scathing response to Theresa May’s Brexit speech: ‘We need more than vague aspirations’

Theresa May’s speech on Brexit talks failed to move beyond “vague aspirations” and did not lay out “credible legislative proposals” to break the deadlock in talks, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator has said. Reacting after the Prime Minister’s third major speech on leaving the EU, Guy Verhofstadt said he hoped that “serious proposals...

Bitcoin price – latest updates: Cryptocurrency continues gradual climb in value after lull

The value of bitcoin skyrocketed in 2017, and its rapid rise generated huge amounts of interest in it and other types of cryptocurrency. However, bitcoin is notoriously volatile, and a multitude of financial experts have advised people not to get involved, calling it a bubble that could burst at any moment. There are now...

UK consumer spending to slow this year, new research shows

UK households will tighten their belts even more this year as the impact of faster inflation and weak wage growth deepens. Consumer spending will grow 1.3 per cent this year, slipping further from a six-year low of 1.4 per cent in 2017, EY Item Club said in a report on Monday. While...

Ofgem bans energy suppliers from back-billing customers on gas and electricity used over a year ago

Energy companies will soon be banned from back-billing customers for gas and electricity used more than 12 months previously. Ofgem said correct billing was an essential part of customer service, and large catch-up bills could leave consumers struggling financially or even in debt to their supplier. The average back-bill was £1,160 last year,...

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