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Varadkar pushes for “level playing field” in future UK-EU trade deal
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reiterated the need for a “level playing field” during the negotiations over the UK and EU’s future economic relationship.
US and China sign trade war pact
The US and China have reached a “phase one” agreement which will ease the longstanding trade war that has reverberated throughout the global economy, paving the way for better future relations between the two nations.
Russian government resigns
It has been reported that the prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, along with his entire government has resigned today completely unexpectedly.
Amazon owner Bezos announces India investment
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has revealed that an investment of $1 billion [£770 million] will go toward helping small and medium sized businesses in India begin trading online, during a speech in New Delhi.
IAG boss Walsh attacks Flybe bailout
Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways owner IAG, has called the government rescue of rival airline Flybe “a misuse of public funds”.
Former speaker John Bercow’s official expenses raise eyebrows
John Bercow’s official expenses from his waning months as speaker have revealed that thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money was spent on visits, drinks and dinner events.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hails record-breaking Sergio Aguero
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on his forward Sergio Aguero, after his hat-trick in a 6-1 win at Aston Villa saw him become the top overseas goalscorer in Premier League history.
EU trade deal “enormously likely” in 2020, Johnson says
Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that he is “very, very confident” that a trade deal between the UK and the EU can be agreed by the December 31 cut-off point for the Brexit transitional period.
Nominations closed: Labour’s runners and riders
At 14:30 this afternoon the Labour Party officially closed its its nominating process for both the leader and deputy leader of the party. Going forward to the next round there will be five candidates for the leadership and five for the deputy leadership.
Local councils "don’t care” about the High Street, retail boss says
Tony Brown, head of troubled retailer Beales has said that councils “really don’t care” about supporting High Street trading.
Iranian protests see pressure increase on country’s leadership
This weekend saw a series of large demonstrations across the Islamic Republic of Iran after what the Iranian government finally admitted that it was responsible for the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, with the loss of all 176 passengers and crew.
Johnson and Varadkar to visit Belfast on Monday to mark Stormont restoration
Prime minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit Belfast on Monday to mark the return of the Stormont executive.
Labour leadership candidate Clive Lewis suggests there should be referendum on Royal Family
Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has suggested that there should be a referendum on the future of the Royal Family during his Labour leadership campaign launch in south London.
Neil Golding takes the reins as Saracens Rugby Club chairman
Lawyer Neil Golding has been appointed new Saracens chairman in place of the retiring Nigel Wray.