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U.N. envoy sees difficult talks on Syria ceasefire deal

U.N. envoy sees difficult talks on Syria ceasefire deal GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he hoped the U.N. Security Council would agree a resolution to end fighting in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, but said it would not be easy. “I hope it will. But it’s uphill. But I hope it will. It is very urgent,” he told Reuters as he arrived at the United Nations in Geneva. Asked what would happen if there were no deal, he said: “Then we…

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Barclays restores dividend but fails to hit estimates on profits

Barclays restores dividend but fails to hit estimates on profits LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays PLC on Thursday reported a below-forecast 10 percent rise in its annual profit for 2017, and pledged to restore its full dividend with a payout of 6.5 pence per share in 2018. Barclays posted a pretax profit of 3.5 billion pounds for 2017, up from 3.2 billion pounds a year ago but worse than the 4.7 billion pound average of analysts’ forecasts compiled by the bank. The bank however kept investors waiting on the fate of…

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British Gas owner Centrica to cut 4,000 jobs after 'weak' year

British Gas owner Centrica to cut 4,000 jobs after 'weak' year Centrica, which owns British Gas, is cutting 4,000 jobs as it continues to lose customers. The energy supplier, which has operations in North America and Ireland as well as its main UK market, said group profits fell 17% to £1.25bn. Chief executive Iain Conn said the firm had a “weak” second half of 2017, and it was not helped by political and regulatory intervention in the UK. British Gas shed 9% of its UK domestic customers in 2017. Let’s…

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Barclays reports rise in annual profits

Barclays reports rise in annual profits Barclays has reported a 10% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £3.5bn. The bank was boosted by a reduction in costs over the year and the rise in the value of the dollar and euro against the pound. However, the bank did take some big one-off charges in the year, including £2.5bn related to the sale of Barclays Africa Group and a £900m charge related to changes in US tax rules. Including those costs and other charges it lost £1.9bn. Chief executive Jes Staley…

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Barclays grows annual profit by 10 percent, restores dividend

Barclays grows annual profit by 10 percent, restores dividend LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays PLC on Thursday reported a below-forecast 10 percent rise in its annual profit for 2017, and pledged to restore its full dividend with a payout of 6.5 pence per share in 2018. Barclays posted a pretax profit of 3.5 billion pounds for 2017, up from 3.2 billion pounds a year ago but worse than the 4.7 billion pound average of analysts’ forecasts compiled by the bank. The bank however kept investors waiting on the fate of its…

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Harvey Weinstein Argues In Assault Lawsuit That Penetration Needs To Happen For It To Be Considered…

Harvey Weinstein Argues In Assault Lawsuit That Penetration Needs To Happen For It To Be Considered… Harvey Weinstein is asking a federal judge to dismiss a sexual assault lawsuit filed against him by six women because, he argues, even if what they allege did happen, none of it would be considered a sex act under the law. The women — Louisette Geiss, Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Thomas (aka Sarah Ann Masse), Melissa Sagemiller, and Nannette Klatt — filed the class action lawsuit Dec. 6 against Weinstein alleging the…

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Here's A List Of The Absolute Creepiest Horror Movies Coming Out In 2018

Here's A List Of The Absolute Creepiest Horror Movies Coming Out In 2018 Like The Nun and Halloween, there is very little out on Lars Von Trier’s newest film, set to premiere later this year (like, I couldn’t even find a picture for this post). However, I felt compelled to include it on this list because, if you’ve even so much as heard of his previous horror Antichrist, you know we’re in for something disturbing AF. Matt Dillon will star as the titular Jack, a serial killer running rampant through…

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North Korea's closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly ship sinking

North Korea's closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly ship sinking SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors. The latest visit by officials from the normally reclusive North will coincide with a U.S. delegation led by President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka. The North Korean delegation will be led by Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of…

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Alpine skiing – Myhrer triumphs in slalom after Hirscher bombs out

Alpine skiing – Myhrer triumphs in slalom after Hirscher bombs out PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Norways’s Henrik Kristoffersen opened up an early lead in the first leg of the men’s slalom on Thursday as favorite Marcel Hirscher failed to complete the course, in one of the biggest skiing shocks of the Olympics. Hirscher, who had already won the Alpine combined and giant slalom in Pyeongchang, was widely tipped to win a third gold in the event he has dominated for most of the past six years. But he made…

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