Tag Archives: The Independant

Mauricio Pochettino believes Everton win shows Tottenham can still catch Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino claims Tottenham showed they still believe they can catch Chelsea by beating Everton 3-2 at White Hart Lane. Harry Kane’s double meant Spurs were in control for the majority of the contest until Romelu Lukaku’s strike with 10 minutes left sparked a chaotic finish. Dele Alli restored the two-goal cushion in stoppage time only for Everton substitute Enner ...

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The world will unite against Donald Trump's economic policies, says top EU official

US President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance may propel Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American economic powers into market-opening alliances with the European Union, a top EU official has said. Jyrki Katainen, a vice president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said Mr Trump’s rejection of multilateral commercial deals and border-tax threat are giving impetus to the 28-nation bloc’s push ...

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Adele reveals she is married to long-term partner Simon Konecki

Adele has confirmed she is married, revealing her status at a concert in Brisbane, Australia.  Despite years of speculation that she tied the knot with her long-term partner Simon Konecki, a former financier who founded charity drop4drop, the Grammy award-winning singer has remained coy in an attempt to maintain privacy for her personal life.  But she confirmed they are in fact ...

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America's former top intelligence officer flatly denies Trump's claim Obama had him wiretapped

Barack Obama did not wiretap Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, according to the United States’ previous top intelligence official. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spoke out as the White House urged Congress to investigate allegations made on Twitter by Mr Trump. “There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, or as ...

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Ukranian businessman with links to Donald Trump and Russia dies in unexplained circumstances

A Ukranian-born millionaire businessman with links to Donald Trump has reportedly died in unexplained circumstances. Alex Oronov, a 69-year-old naturalised American citizen who ran an agricultural business in his native Ukraine, died on 2 March, according to a Facebook post by Ukranian politician Andrii Artemenko. Mr Oronov is reported to have set up a secret meeting between Donald Trump’s personal ...

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Aberdeen, Standard Life Combine in $13.5 billion Asset Management Tie-up

Aberdeen Asset Management (ABDNY) and Standard Life (SLFPY) have confirmed plans to create Europe’s second-biggest asset manager in a £11 billion ($13.5 billion) all-share merger The deal will see Aberdeen shareholders owing around 33% of the combined group, while Standard Life shareholders will received 66.7%. The merged group will remain in Scotland, the companies said, and will have around £660 ...

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PSA Peugeot Buys GM's European Business for $2.4 Billion, Creating Region's Second-Biggest Carmaker

PSA Pegout SA (PEUGF)  said Monday that it has purchased General Motors‘ (GM) Opel subsidiary and the captive financing units of the carmaker’s European brands. PSA will buy the Open and Vauxhall brands for around €1.3 billion while PSA and BNP Paribas will take joint 50% stakes in Opel/Vauxhall financing for around €900,000, the companies said in a statement, creating Europe’s second-largest carmaker ...

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Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management shares soar after £3.8bn merger deal

Standard Life, Scotland’s largest insurer, agreed to acquire Aberdeen Asset Management for about £3.8bn, a deal that would create one of Europe’s biggest fund managers. Their stock soared. Under the terms, Standard Life shareholders will own 66.7 per cent of the combined group, according to a joint statement on Monday. Aberdeen’s investors will receive 0.757 new Standard Life ordinary share for ...

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Top Gear review roundup: How did Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris do?

It’s no secret Chris Evans wasn’t right for Top Gear. Acting as a presenter last season, the radio host’s tenure was met with widely negative reviews and the rating plummeted.  Last night, the newly rebooted series debuted on BBC One, the new presenting line-up of Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid and Chris Harris being met with mixed reviews.  The Telegraph has ...

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People have a problem with gay Beauty and the Beast storyline but not human-buffalo romance

Beauty and the Beast creators have prompted uproar after it was revealed that the live-action remake would feature an exclusively gay moment for ‘the first time in Disney history’. LeFou, the sidekick to antagonist Gaston, is set to come to terms with his sexual feelings for Belle’s suitor throughout the course of the film, director Bill Condon revealed.  Since his announcement, Russian MPs ...

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