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More property funds suspended as Brexit tremors continue in the City
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

More property funds suspended as Brexit tremors continue in the City

    Britain’s vote to leave the EU has sent further shock waves through financial markets, with three more property funds suspended, the pound plunging and share prices falling amid fresh uncertainty about the economic impact of the decision to leave the EU. Funds responsible for investing some £14bn in shopping centres, office blocks and warehouses have now locked out investors following the decision by Henderson, Threedneedle Columbia and Canada Life to suspend dealing on Wednesday after being swamped by investors attempting to redeem their cash. The three made their announcements after Standard Life, , Aviva and Prudential’s M&G barred investors from withdrawing their cash earlier in the week. The suspensions mean that half of all UK retail property funds are suspended,...
Why Isis has just made a potentially calamitous mistake
Arab world, ENGLISH

Why Isis has just made a potentially calamitous mistake

    The US has declared that Isis committed genocide in Iraq and Syria. (Picture: [copyright]) In the global revulsion at the past week’s terror attacks in four Muslim countries, the United States and its allies have a new opportunity to build a unified command against Isis and other extremists. But as the US seeks to broaden this counter-terrorism alliance, it should be careful about partnering with Russia — unless Moscow distances itself from a Syrian regime that many Sunni Muslims despise. The savage attacks in Turkey, Bangladesh, Iraq and Saudi Arabia should convince Muslim nations and the West that they share a common enemy in extremist groups such as Isis. What they need now is a shared command-and-control structure, like what the US and Britain forged in December 1941, ...
Machete wielders in Sholakia Eid Jamat attack
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Machete wielders in Sholakia Eid Jamat attack

    A machete was found with the three suspected assailants, who attacked Sholakia Eidgah today, leaving four people dead, and were caught from the spot. - 3 ‘attackers’ held at Eidgah - 1 pistol, 1 machete found with them - Special pocket in dead attacker’s trouser can hide machete - Machete was first used in killing blogger Rajib Haider "A machete and a modern pistol were found in their possession," Abu Sayem, additional superintendent of Kishoreganj police, told The Daily Star. They were held from the spot and were being interrogated in police custody. However, police denied to reveal their identities or origin. The suspected assailant, who was killed in action, said to have had a specialised pocket in his trousers that could sheath a machete, Bangla daily Prothom Alo repor...
Theresa May promises to be bloody difficult in Brexit talks
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May promises to be bloody difficult in Brexit talks

    Theresa May has refused to say that she will not deport EU nationals from the UK after Brexit (Picture: [copyright]) Theresa May has promised to be “bloody difficult” during Brexit talks with the European Commission president while speaking at a hustings for Tory MPs before the second round of voting to choose the party’s new leader. Referring to unguarded comments recorded by Sky News by Tory former chancellor Ken Clarke, in which he referred to Mrs May as "a bloody difficult woman", the Home Secretary joked that the next person to share his view would be Jean-Claude Juncker. “Ken Clarke might have found me to be a 'bloody difficult woman'”, said Mrs May. “The next person to find that out will be Jean-Claude Juncker”, she added with her response receiving cheers from MPs...
Gaunt, hoarse and haunted: Tony Blair looked a broken man
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Gaunt, hoarse and haunted: Tony Blair looked a broken man

    Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. Tony Blair was sorrowful. But he wasn’t sorry. He apologised for “the mistakes in planning and process”. He apologised for relying “too much on the assurances I was given”. He apologised “for the mistakes in intelligence, even though I’m not responsible for that”. Anything else? “It would have been better to have more formal options papers presented to Cabinet at certain points.” But he wouldn’t apologise for the invasion of Iraq itself. He still believed it had been “the right thing to do”. He still believed he would take the same decision again, in the same circumstances, with the same information. And he still believed – ...