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Johnson says absolutely no doubt Iran nuclear deal will be preserved

LONDON (Reuters) – There is absolutely no doubt that a deal between Western powers and Iran to curb its nuclear programme will survive despite the United States’ decision not to recertify the deal, Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at a press conference with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray in ...

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The creator of Android's new phone is getting a price cut amid reports of poor sales

Essential CEO and founder Andy Rubin holding the PH-1. Brian Ach/Stringer The high-end Essential Phone’s price has been slashed by $200 (£151). It’s the latest project from Andy Rubin, the inventor of Android. But reports suggest it hasn’t been selling well as it competes with the likes of Google and Apple. The Essential Phone, a high-end smartphone designed by Android creator ...

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Google launched a new payment system that lets people buy stuff online with super-fast checkout (GOOG)

A preview of the new Pay with Google feature.Google Google is launching “Pay with Google,” a new service that integrates with Android Pay in the company’s portfolio of online payment systems. It allows users to pay for stuff online and complete checkout with just a few clicks. Pay with Google is limited to a few retailers and shops for now, ...

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Rules allowing upfront charges for foreign users of NHS come into force

NHS System requires medical staff to establish whether patients are eligible for state funded healthcare before providing treatment While hospitals have had a charging regime in place for some time, in the past patients not covered by the NHS have been sent a bill for the cost of their care after treatment. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA NHS Rules allowing upfront charges ...

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Jean-Claude Juncker's chief of staff denies May dinner leaks

Brexit The prime minister’s former aide Nick Timothy had said Martin Selmayr was behind claims that May ‘begged for help’ and seemed ‘tormented’ Martin Selmayr, chief of staff for Jean-Claude Juncker, who denies leaking details of a dinner between Juncker and Theresa May. Photograph: DPA/PA Images Brexit Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief of staff denies May dinner leaks The prime minister’s former ...

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Hero twin who saw his brother being hit by bus dashed home so his mum could hold him as he died

A hero schoolboy who witnessed his twin brother being fatally struck by a bus raced home to get their mother so she could comfort him in his final moments. Luke Edwards held his brother Christian’s hand and tried to stop the bleeding after he was struck by a bus as the pair rode their bikes to school in Hadley, Telford, ...

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Merrill Lynch fined £34.5 million for failing to report transactions

Flickr The Financial Conduct Authority fined Merrill Lynch £34.5 million for failing to report transactions. The bank failed to report over 68 million exchange traded derivative transactions between 2014 and 2016. The reporting requirement was a key reform following the 2008 financial crisis. LONDON – The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined American bank Merrill Lynch £34.5 million for failing to ...

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Concern for future of bees after fall in honey crop

Concerns about the future of honey bees have been raised after a survey showed a “steady decline” in the honey crop. The British Beekeepers Association says the average yield per hive in England and Wales was down by 2.3lb (1kg) this year from the previous year – and numbers have been dropping for decades. Wales and south-west England were two ...

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Bradford toddler fall death: Woman charged with murder

A woman has been charged with the murder of an 18-month-old boy who fell from a sixth-floor flat window. Gemma Procter, 23, of Barkerend Road, Bradford, will appear before magistrates in the city after the death of Elliot Procter. Emergency services were called to the Newcastle House block of flats at 17:10 BST on Saturday. West Yorkshire Police said it ...

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The NHS is using a chorus of singing pills to stop people misusing antibiotics

Animated antibiotic pills sing in a public education campaign. Public Health England. Public health authorities want to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance. A new video from Public Health England uses singing pills to convey the message. The NHS has turned to a chorus of animated, singing pills to warn people of limitations of antibiotics. A new video campaign by ...

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