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Meet the Austrian trying to mainstream Asian pop

The singer known as G.E.M. is one of Asia’s biggest pop acts. One Austrian is determined to help her crack the Western market.

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Lobbyists ‘delaying Apache contract’

A £1bn British army contract to replace its Apache attack helicopters is being held up due to lobbying by the firm AgustaWestland, say Whitehall insiders.

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Large firms to reveal gender pay gap

Large companies will have to reveal differences in pay between men and women after the government agreed to implement the measure.

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Skynet reconsidered: ‘Chappie’ is no killer robot

What if artificial intelligence, rather than destroying the world, developed feelings instead?

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Suspects held in Nemtsov murder: Russia security head

Two suspects have been detained over the murder of Russian opposition leader Nemtsov, Russia’s security chief said.

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VIDEO: Where are all the smart meters?

Plans to install energy saving smart meters in every UK home and business by 2020 are at risk of veering off track, MPs has warned.

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Germany sets quotas for women on company boards

Germany’s parliament passed legislation requiring major companies to allot 30 percent of seats on non-executive boards to women.

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Top Brazil politicians investigated in Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s Supreme Court will probe 34 politicians in connection with a multibillion-dollar scandal at state-controlled Petrobras.

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Warren Buffett puts spotlight on Europe’s bond market

Where Buffett goes, others tend to follow, and bankers expect more U.S. firms to eye Europe after Berkshire Hathaway’s euro bond debut.

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‘My number plate could have cost £1m’

‘My record reg plate could have cost £1m’