Turkey seeks no clash with Russia, Syria, U.S., but will pursue Syria goals – minister

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with Syrian, Russian or U.S. forces during its operation in northern Syria but will take whatever steps it needs for its security, Turkey’s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday. The United States and Russia have both urged Turkey to show restraint in its military campaign, Operation Olive Branch, to ...

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Lauda wins back Niki airline he founded, edging out BA owner IAG

VIENNA (Reuters) – Former Formula One champion Niki Lauda has agreed to buy back the Niki airline he founded after his bid was chosen ahead of an offer from British Airways owner IAG, the Austrian company’s administrators said on Tuesday. A previously agreed sale of Niki to IAG fell through this month after two courts ruled that the insolvency proceedings ...

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Public finances boosted by EU credit, surging VAT receipts

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s budget deficit narrowed by much more than expected last month, helped by an unusually large credit from the European Union and the strongest value-added tax receipts on record. The official data published on Tuesday will help finance minister Philip Hammond to meet his latest fiscal targets. Britain’s economy slowed less last year than most economists had ...

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High-flying easyJet drives up FTSE; Sky in focus

MILAN (Reuters) – A rally of more than 6 percent in airline easyJet following a trading update drove the FTSE 100 higher on Tuesday, while Sky was in focus after the competition watchdog suggested ways that could make a Fox takeover acceptable. The FTSE rose 0.2 percent by 0913 GMT, slightly underperforming the broader European market as strength in the ...

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"Straight knockout, ha, ha, ha!": Man accused of 'stealing from bins' is floored by vicious punch

A thug viciously punched a man accused of ‘stealing from bins’ who collapsed onto the street as this shocking video shows. The man was violently confronted over claims that he was rifling through bins in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. Rumours on social media had claimed that people were allegedly searching through bins for personal information which could be used for ...

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'I was scammed on Amazon': Man who splashed £3,000 on Bitcoin gear on furious after being sent children's DVD

A man was furious after he forked out £3,000 on a Bitcoin processor on Amazon but was only sent a copy of a children’s DVD. Back in November Ichim Bogdan Ceza, from Plymouth, ordered the product on behalf of his brother-in-law and was shocked when all he received was a copy of hit animation Boss Baby. He also slammed Amazon ...

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Elon Musk's pay at Tesla will now have nothing to do with making cars

Maurizio Pesce / Wikimedia Commons Tesla CEO Elon Musk will now be paid nothing unless he increases his company’s market capitalization and the shareholders do very well. Musk’s new compensation plan scraps any promise to hit vehicle production goals, which Tesla has always fallen short of. An analyst predicted that Tesla could build 100,000 new Model S cars in 2018, ...

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Tsunami warning for Alaska and entire US west coast after 8.2-magnitude earthquake at sea

A map from the US Geological Survey. The large red dot shows the quake’s location. US Geological Survey The entire western coast of the United States, as well as Aslaka and parts of Canada, were placed on tsunami watch after a massive earthquake hit off the Alaskan coast. The US Tsunami Warning System alerted people shortly before 2 a.m. California ...

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Google hired a video games industry veteran who worked for both PlayStation and Xbox (GOOG, MSFT, SNE)

Former Microsoft exec Phil Harrison giving a presentation during an Xbox Media Briefing at E3 2013. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Phil Harrison, a former PlayStation and Xbox veteran, is moving from the gaming space to the technology world and announced on Twitter that he is joining Google as a vice president and GM. Harrison spent over 15 years at Sony, from 1992 ...

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Ursula Keogh: Body found in River Calder in hunt for missing schoolgirl

Police looking for a missing 11-year-old girl in West Yorkshire have found a body in a river. Ursula Keogh, from Halifax, was last seen at around 3.30pm on Monday walking across a bridge. The body of a young girl was found by police in the River Calder at Paris Gates in Halifax. UK news in pictures While formal identification has ...

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