With no-deal Brexit on the horizon, US farmers are sensing a lucrative opportunity

With no-deal Brexit on the horizon, US farmers are sensing a lucrative opportunity

With the UK facing an uncertain future as Boris Johnson marches the country towards a no-deal Brexit, American farmers can’t help but see something of a golden opportunity to bring their goods into a new market. While many US farmers have historically been turned away from trading with the United Kingdom over fears for the […]

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Atom spy Klaus Fuchs was motivated by conscience | Letter | World news

Atom spy Klaus Fuchs was motivated by conscience | Letter | World news

Graham Farmelo’s review of a new book by Frank Close about the atom spy Klaus Fuchs (Review, 17 August) fails completely to understand the motivation of Fuchs or comprehend the historical context of his action. He simplistically labels him the “most cunning of traitors”. Fuchs came from a deeply religious family. He was the son […]

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Football fan riots kill three as team bus destroyed in bitter Honduras derby clash

Football fan riots kill three as team bus destroyed in bitter Honduras derby clash

Football fan riots have killed three and injured at least 10 people in the capital of Honduras. Fans of bitter rivals Olimpia and Motagua clashed outside National Stadium in Tegucigalpa after the bus carrying the Motagua team was attacked. “Three people died and seven were shot and stabbed,” said Laura Schoenherr, a spokeswoman for the state University School […]

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Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors | Business

Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors | Business

Stock markets have taken fright over a number of warning signs from key economies, the latest this week being the inversion of the US bond yield curve and news of a contraction in the German economy. Here is a guide to the trouble spots in the global economy that are rattling investors. The US The […]

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Trump accuses media of crashing the economy to ruin his presidency amid recession concerns

Trump accuses media of crashing the economy to ruin his presidency amid recession concerns

Donald Trump has once again lashed out at the media, but this time to blame reporters for trying to tank the US economy in a conspiracy to deny him a second term in the White House. The president’s attack comes after Mr Trump delayed imposing some further tariffs on China as the two countries engage in […]

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'It can happen again': America's long history of attacks against Latinos | US news

‘It can happen again’: America’s long history of attacks against Latinos | US news

“It can happen again.” That’s what Arlinda Valencia said last year, at a ceremony in Texas marking the 100th anniversary of the massacre of 15 Mexicans and Mexican-Americans by a group of white men. Valencia’s great-grandfather was one of the 15 unarmed men and boys who were woken up in the middle of the night […]

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British woman dies in Barbados after being set alight in her bed | World news

British woman dies in Barbados after being set alight in her bed | World news

A British woman has died in Barbados after being doused with a flammable substance and set alight as she lay in bed. The family of Luton-born Natalie Crichlow said they were “shocked and devastated” by her death. Crichlow, 44, was visiting family on the island when she was attacked by an unknown intruder on 28 […]

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Canada announces regulations to cut price of prescription drugs | World news

Canada announces regulations to cut price of prescription drugs | World news

The Canadian government has announced regulations to reduce patented drug prices it said would save Canadians C$13.2bn (US$10bn) over a decade, overriding heavy opposition from pharmaceutical companies. The changes are the biggest reform to Canada’s drug price regime since 1987. They will save money for patients, employers and insurers including the government at the expense […]

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Pair face jail over leaked Emiliano Sala mortuary images | Football

Pair face jail over leaked Emiliano Sala mortuary images | Football

Two people are facing prison sentences after they admitted accessing footage of the footballer Emiliano Sala’s postmortem examination. The Argentinian’s body was recovered from a plane wreck on 6 February, two weeks after it crashed into the Channel. Sala, 28, who had just signed a £15m contract for Cardiff City, had been flying from Nantes […]

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Unesco demands answers from Peru over impact of new Machu Picchu airport | Travel

Unesco demands answers from Peru over impact of new Machu Picchu airport | Travel

Unesco has sent a letter to the Peruvian government demanding information about the construction of a new airport near Machu Picchu and what impact it could have on the Inca citadel, the country’s biggest tourist attraction and a world heritage site. The letter, which has not been made public, reminds Peru of its obligation to […]

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