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BoE’s Bailey warns EU against ‘dubious’ attempt to grab multi-trillion clearing business

BoE’s Bailey warns EU against ‘dubious’ attempt to grab multi-trillion clearing business

Business
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has warned Brussels against creating a "serious escalation" by forcing firms to relocate euro clearing business away from the UK.Mr Bailey told MPs Britain should "resist very firmly" any attempt by the EU to try to dismantle by "dubious" means the dominance of London in clearing euro-denominated derivatives - a business sometimes described as the plumbing of the financial market. It was the latest broadside by the governor on Europe, two weeks after he took Brussels to task over its apparent intransigence on granting post-Brexit "equivalence" for Britain's financial services sector. Image: Andrew Bailey said moves possibly being considered by Brussels would be controversial Appearing before the ...
Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed after convoy attacked during ‘kidnap attempt’

Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed after convoy attacked during ‘kidnap attempt’

World
Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an ambush, the United Nations has said. Luca Attanasio, 43, who was married with three young daughters, was in a convoy on his way from the eastern regional capital Goma to see a feeding programme in Rutshuru, close to the borders with Rwanda and Uganda. An Italian military policeman, Vittorio Iacovacci, 30, and an unnamed Congolese driver who was working for the UN's World Food Programme also died, the government in Rome said. Image: The vehicle in which the Italian ambassador was travelling. Pic: AP Italy's foreign minister, Luigi Di Maio, said the circumstances of the "brutal attack" were still unclear and "no effort will be spared to shed light on what happe...
Boy reported dead at sea in attempt to reach Canary Islands

Boy reported dead at sea in attempt to reach Canary Islands

World
Spanish rescuers have safely brought more than 30 migrants safely to the Canary Islands, but not in time to save one child who reportedly died at seaByThe Associated PressJanuary 16, 2021, 9:03 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleGRAN CANARIA, Spain -- Spanish rescuers reached a boat carrying over 30 migrants and brought them safely to the Canary Islands, but not in time to save one child who reportedly died at sea.Rescuers said the small boat was discovered late Friday some 160 kilometers (99 miles) south of Gran Canaria island. On board there were 11 men, 20 women and three children travelling in very poor conditions.The survivors said a 9-year-old boy had died during the journey and they had tossed his body overboard.Some 23,000 migrants arrived in the Canar
Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

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Armenia and Azerbaijan have announced a new attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from midnightBy AIDA SULTANOVA Associated PressOctober 17, 2020, 9:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBAKU, Azerbaijan -- Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday announced a new attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from midnight, a move that comes a week after a Russia-brokered truce frayed immediately after it took force.The new agreement was announced following Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's calls with his counterparts from the two nations, in which he strongly urged them to abide by the Moscow deal. There were no immediate claims of violations after the truce took effect at midni

Transfer news LIVE: Dortmund make last-ditch attempt to keep Sancho from Man United, Arsenal ‘set to sell’ Lacazette for £30m, Chelsea get warning over Havertz

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with the summer window now open… LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Premier League done deals: Every completed signing in summer 2020 transfer window Arsenal ‘agree personal terms’ with Philippe Coutinho over potential loan deal Borussia Dortmund launch last-ditch attempt to keep Sancho from Man […] talkSPORT