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Labour could move Bank of England operations away from London

Labour could move Bank of England operations away from London (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party is considering moving parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham if it wins power at the next national election, saying the change is needed to reduce the economy’s reliance on London’s banking industry. A man walks past a reflection of the Bank of England in a window in the City of London, Britain, August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay – RC1CC0BC98F0 Labour’s would-be finance minister John McDonnell said the BoE’s base in London had…

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Golden Globes: Full list of nominees

Golden Globes: Full list of nominees The nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Here is the full shortlist. Film categories Best motion picture – drama Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best motion picture – comedy or musical The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom…

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Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out

Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin flew into Syria and ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent there to start withdrawing on Monday, declaring their work largely done. Putin, who polls show will be re-elected comfortably in March, made the announcement during a surprise visit to Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria – his first since Russia intervened in the conflict. He held talks with President Bashar al-Assad and addressed Russian forces. The first leg in a three-country one-day…

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UK government accepts MPs' demands for scrutiny of Brexit law changes

UK government accepts MPs' demands for scrutiny of Brexit law changes LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will grant lawmakers more oversight of the process of severing ties with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. File photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing Street to greet Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, London, Britain December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The concession, designed to head off a potential rebellion in parliament, will be incorporated into the EU withdrawal bill – the…

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Hodgson smoothes over Benteke penalty miss

Hodgson smoothes over Benteke penalty miss LONDON (Reuters) – Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson attempted to play down Christian Benteke’s penalty miss after the club’s former goalkeeper said he would have broken the striker’s nose for the costly blunder. Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – September 23, 2017 Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke warms up before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble Belgian striker Benteke went rogue and took the stoppage- time penalty against Bournemouth with the game locked at 2-2, even…

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Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee in 2018

Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee in 2018 ROME (Reuters) – Visitors to Rome’s Pantheon, one of the ancient world’s best preserved monuments, will have to pay an entry fee from next May unless they are going there to pray, Italy’s culture and tourism ministry said on Monday. An interior view of the ancient Pantheon in downtown Rome, Italy December 11, 2017. REUTERTS/Tony Gentile Now a church, the vast cylindrical former temple whose undamaged exterior wall supports a 43.3 metre-high (142 ft) dome with a circular skylight at…

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Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, suspect in custody

Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, suspect in custody NEW YORK (Reuters) – An explosion rocked New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs, on Monday morning and police said one suspect was injured and in custody, with three other injuries reported. Police were not yet identifying the device used. Local television channel WABC cited police sources as saying a possible pipe bomb detonated in a passageway below ground and WPIX cited sources as saying a man with a “possible second device” has been detained…

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Fantasy romance 'Shape of Water' leads 2018 Golden Globe nods

Fantasy romance 'Shape of Water' leads 2018 Golden Globe nods LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” led the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes on Monday, landing seven nods, including for best drama film, director and actress Sally Hawkins. Nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category, (L-R) Mary J. Blige, Hong Chau, Allison Janney, Laurie Metcalf and Octavia Spencer are seen in a combination of file photos….

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TV's Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

TV's Keith Chegwin dies aged 60 Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family says. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Source: BBC News

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UK government accepts MPs' demands for more scrutiny of Brexit law changes

UK government accepts MPs' demands for more scrutiny of Brexit law changes LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will accept a proposal by lawmakers to make sure they can have more oversight of the process of severing ties with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. File photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing Street to greet Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, London, Britain December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Several lawmakers, including members of the governing Conservative Party, have challenged…

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