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Markets drop despite French GDP upgrade and strong Eurozone company growth figures — business live | Business

12.40pm EDT12:40 David Madden of CMC Markets says growth fears weighed on the markets today, despite French GDP being revised up early this morning: Stock markets have fallen yet again as the disinflation fear is still doing the rounds. Oil may have recouped some of its losses today but the commodity has dropped a considerable amount since the start of ...

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North Korea denies US student Otto Warmbier was tortured | World news

North Korea has accused the US of conducting a smear campaign against the regime over Otto Warmbier, the American student who was sent home in a coma after 17 months in prison. The 22-year-old, who died on 19 June – just over a week after being flown home to Ohio, had spent a year suffering from a severe brain injury ...

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Holly Hunter: ‘Sometimes I take a movie that I know is not great’ | Film

I haven’t been to Holly Hunter’s house and, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I probably never will, but meeting her in a New York hotel room gave me a tantalizing idea of what kind of host she’d be. As I wait outside a suite at the Four Seasons, I can hear the Oscar-winning actor conduct some last-minute ...

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Preacher’s Joe Gilgun: ‘I don’t want to be a sexy vampire’ | Television & radio

Hey Joe, how are you? I’m hungover, man. Oh dear. How come? We had the premiere for the second season of Preacher last night, and we went to do the party afterwards. Did you overdo it? You’ve got to watch yourself a bit. A lot of the people who are watching you are execs. That being said, the execs on ...

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Exxon, Stephen Hawking, greens, and Reagan’s advisors agree on a carbon tax | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment

What do ExxonMobil, Stephen Hawking, the Nature Conservancy, and Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of Treasury and Chief of Staff have in common? All have signed on as founding members to the Climate Leadership Council, which has met with the White House to propose a revenue-neutral carbon tax policy. The group started with impeccable conservative credentials, bringing on cabinet members from the ...

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The Joy of Six: Diego Maradona | Football

1) 1976: the debut “A lot of people claim they were there on 20 October 1976 when we played Talleres de Córdoba at home. The truth is, if everyone who says they were there for that match – my debut in the first team – had actually been there it would have had to be played at the Maracanã, not ...

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Blooming marvellous: the world’s first female photographer – and her botanical beauties | Art and design

‘Photography pioneer” conjures up an image of a Victorian gentleman under a drape with an outsize wooden box on a tripod. Yet one of the biggest landmark moments of early photography was down to a woman who didn’t even use a camera, and was born decades before Victoria became queen. Anna Atkins is considered to have been the first female ...

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Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart? | Science

Antarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the remotest, the windiest and the highest on average. Right now, during midwinter, it is also the darkest. As a rift on the continent’s Larsen C ice shelf lengthens and gets closer to the ice front, we are anticipating the detachment of a large tabular iceberg within ...

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It’s been a grim year – but what if Britain had never voted for Brexit? | Jack Bernhardt | Opinion

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Can you believe it was just one year ago today that we all unanimously took the monumentally brave decision to put our hand inside a toaster and set that bad boy to hard Brexit? The world certainly has changed in the last 365 days – we’ve got a new prime minister, a new US president and ...

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Canada offers places for addicts to shoot up safely. Can the US copy the model? | US news

Whenever Dean Wilson walks people through Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, he leads them past an unassuming glass door on Hastings Street before stopping at a community garden. It’s here that he’ll casually mention that they just passed North America’s first supervised injection clinic. “People go, ‘What? Where?’” Wilson said. “And that’s what we wanted. We don’t want some blinking sign ...

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