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  • Miliband's NHS Pledge At Campaign Launch

    Labour leader Ed Miliband has launched his party's General Election campaign with a promise to safeguard the future of the NHS. The event in east London came after Mr Miliband and Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions in the Battle For Number 10 , the first showdown of the campaign. Launching the party's push …

  • Tesla's Musk says to 'localise' China output: Xinhua

    US electric carmaker Tesla Motors, pictured here at the Geneva Car Show this month, plans to localise the production of electric cars in China

  • Major Power Outage Suffered Across Amsterdam Sky News - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
    Major Power Outage Suffered Across Amsterdam

    Hospitals, trains, trams and the metro have all been hit by a major power cut in Amsterdam and the surrounding area. The electricity network operator, Tennet, said the regional outage was caused by a grid "overload" at a high-voltage power station in the town of Diemen. But the outage led to traffic jams across the capital …

  • Power supply restored after cut at Amsterdam Schipol airport

    "Normal electricity supply has been restored and we are slowly starting up, but there are still a number of inbound flights being diverted," a Schiphol airport spokeswoman, who declined to be ...

  • Miliband Launches Labour Election Campaign Sky News - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
    Miliband's NHS Pledge At Campaign Launch

    Labour leader Ed Miliband is launching his party's General Election campaign at the Olympic Park in East London. The event in east London comes after Mr Miliband and Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions in the Battle For Number 10 , the first showdown of the campaign. Officially launching the party's push …

  • Miliband Launching Labour Election Campaign Sky News - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
    Miliband's NHS Pledge At Campaign Launch

    Labour leader Ed Miliband is launching his party's General Election campaign at the Olympic Park in East London. The event in east London comes after Mr Miliband and Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions in the Battle For Number 10 , the first showdown of the campaign. Officially launching the party's push …

  • Alliance Trust Defends Chair's Share Purchase Sky News - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
    Alliance Trust Defends Chair's Share Purchase

    The chairman of Alliance Trust acquired thousands of shares in the company weeks after an activist shareholder had privately indicated that it was preparing to call for a boardroom shake-up. Sky News can reveal that Karin Forseke, a former deputy chairman and senior independent director of the Financial Services Authority, …

  • UK Airlines Bring In New Cockpit Safety Rules Sky News - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
    UK Airlines Bring In New Cockpit Safety Rules

    New safety rules have been introduced in the UK after 150 people on board the Germanwings Airbus A320 were killed when it crashed in the French Alps. The UK's aviation regulator, the UK Civil Aviation ...

  • These are the college degrees you need to do if you want to be filthy, stinkin’ rich

    And first on the list is ‘don’t do a degree’ – just like 32% of the top 100 richest people in the world who have no third level education whatsoever.

  • Asian shares mixed as Yemen crisis hits sentiment

    Pedestrians are reflected in the window of a securities company displaying Tokyo Stock Exchange figures on March 26, 2015

  • Power supply restored after cut at Amsterdam Schipol airport

    "We are currently running on emergency power, all flights to and from Schiphol have been halted or are being diverted to other airports," airport spokeswoman Inge van Rijn told AFP

  • Swiss Bank Nets Coutts International From RBS

    A Swiss bank is to buy Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) 's (RBS) international private banking and wealth management arm, though it is unlikely to raise a significant sum for the part-nationalised lender. The amount to be paid by Union Bancaire Privee (UBP (Taiwan OTC: 6471.TWO - news) ) for Coutts International …

  • Swiss private bank UBP buys international arm of Coutts

    The entrance to Coutts in central London, pictured here guarded by police for May Day demonstrations targetting the bank for the rich and famous

  • Swiss Bank Nets Coutts International From RBS

    A Swiss bank is to buy Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS.L - news) 's (RBS) international private banking and wealth management arm, though it is unlikely to raise a significant sum for the part-nationalised lender. The amount to be paid by Union Bancaire Privee (UBP (Taiwan OTC: 6471.TWO - news) ) for Coutts International …

  • Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards

    Legally that is. The EU are on the case.

  • Co-op Bank Trims Annual Losses To £264.2m

    The troubled Co-operative Bank says it has "stabilised", with losses cut to £264.2m in 2014 though its turnaround plan will result in more branch closures. It also confirmed, alongside its results, a Sky News story of Thursday evening that chief executive Niall Booker had agreed to stay on until the end of 2016. Mr …

  • US Senate passes budget, with 2016 jockeying on display

    People walk past the US Capitol Building, where the Senate is working late into the evening before leaving on a two week break March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC

  • One Quarter Of Students Consider Sex Work

    A study carried out by academics at Swansea University has found that 5% of students have actually worked in the sex industry. In a lap dancing club in Liverpool one of the dancers who calls herself "Isobel" when at work told Sky News she began working as a stripper when she realised how much money she could earn.

  • One Quarter Of UK Students Consider Sex Work

    A study carried out by academics at Swansea University has found that 5% of students have actually worked in the sex industry. In a lap dancing club in Liverpool one of the dancers who calls herself "Isobel" when at work told Sky News she began working as a stripper when she realised how much money she could earn.

  • Ukraine's Russia debt threatens IMF rescue

    A pro-Russian rebel looks at parts of a destroyed APC near the village of Lohvynove near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve on March 26, 2015

  • Robot Astronaut Kirobo Awarded Two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Titles

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO: 4324) (ISIN: JP3551520004) (President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 74,609.81 million yen) announced today that Kirobo, the robot astronaut ...

  • Asian shares mixed as Yemen crisis hits sentiment

    Pedestrians are reflected in the window of a securities company displaying Tokyo Stock Exchange figures on March 26, 2015

  • Leaked dispute-settlement plan raises US trade concerns

    A demonstrator holds a fan with "No! TPP" in a protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal at demonstration in front of the parliament building in Tokyo on April 23, 2014

  • Talk of biotech bubble rattles Wall Street

    The biotech sector is at the top of Wall Street's worry list as analysts debate whether high-flying pharma stocks are a bubble that is about to burst

  • Yahoo boosts share buyback plan by $2 billion

    Yahoo told US regulators that it will spend another $2 billion buying back shares as the pioneering US Internet search firm continues an effort to re-invent itself

  • EU says end of milk quotas mean opportunities in Asia

    Dairy cows eat fodder on March 11, 2015 in Abbiategrasso, near Milan, Italy

  • US stocks end lower as Yemen crisis stokes volatility

    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of March 25, 2015

  • Oil prices surge as Yemen crisis escalates

    Oil prices surged after Saudi Arabian jets struck rebel targets in Yemen, sparking fears that an escalating crisis in the country could threaten crude producers in the Middle East

  • Twitter takes on Meerkat with Periscope streaming app

    Twitter says the Periscope app is available to iPhone users

  • European stocks pull back on Yemen, air crash worries

    Europe's main stock markets pulled back, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 1.37 percent at 6,895.33 points

  • Businesses don’t have to scrimp on quality – a little innovation can go a long way

    ‘Frugal Innovation’ is a book for businesses that want to do great things with less.

  • Should you have to pay at least €2 for a can of beer? Pubs and off-licences think so

    They want a minimum price for alcohol to put an end to cheap supermarket deals.

  • Twitter takes on Meerkat with Periscope streaming app

    Twitter says the Periscope app is available to iPhone users

  • Autoplay video on YouTube bothering you? You can disable it

    And it’s rather easy to do.

  • Co-op Bank Secures Chief Executive Until 2017

    The struggling Co-operative Bank will announce on Friday that it has struck a deal to keep its chief executive until at least 2017 as it attempts to return to profitability. Sky News understands that Niall Booker, a former HSBC executive, has agreed to remain in his post for around two more years amid pressure from regulators …

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