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Virgin Trains: Final service departs as UK’s longest-running rail franchise ends

The last service left Euston on Saturday evening, ending Britain’s longest-running rail franchise.

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Seychelles: The island nation with a novel way to tackle climate change

The Seychelles has swapped 5% of its national debt for a cash injection to fight climate change and save its ocean.

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Trade disputes settlement system facing crisis

The World Trade Organization faces a crisis in its system for resolving disputes between members.

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HMV faces the music in Christmas crunch test

Canadian Doug Putman rescued the UK music chain, but will the festive season make or break it?

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Pensioner in £193,000 inheritance battle after sort code error

A 74-year-old had his share of an inheritance withheld after providing the wrong sort code number.

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North Korea’s UN envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States

Ambassador Kim Song said the “sustained and substantial dialogue” sought by the U.S. was a “time-saving trick” to suit its domestic political agenda.

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Trump thanks Iran for releasing American grad student: ‘We can make a deal’

The swap comes amid growing tensions between Iran and the U.S. and massive protests in Iran.

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Wall Street bets international stocks will top US equities in 2020 after a decade-long slump

The U.S. has been the place to invest when it comes to stocks over the past 10 years. That dominance could shift in 2020.

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It’s possible the US economy is not ‘late cycle’ but rather just recharging

The question of which stage the economic cycle is in now after a decade-long expansion is not that simple.

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Managing China is NATO’s biggest challenge yet

The biggest news to come out of this week’s summit – though woefully underreported – was that NATO, history’s most enduring and successful alliance, for the first-time defined China as a strategic challenge.