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Day: December 23, 2016

UK employees not confident of government’s ability to negotiate favourable Brexit trade deal
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK employees not confident of government’s ability to negotiate favourable Brexit trade deal

    Only 29% of the 2,028 people surveyed said they were confident of the government. Employees in the UK are not confident that the government would be able to negotiate a favourable Brexit trade deal, according to a report published on Friday. The Glassdoor Brexit survey revealed that only 29% of the 2,028 people surveyed said that they were confident of government's ability to negotiate a good deal. The survey by the recruitment firm showed that even regions that had majorly supported the leave campaign had low confidence in this regard. More from IBTimes UK • UK workers optimistic despite Brexit fears, expect pay raise in 2017 – Randstad Workmonitor survey • UK private sector growth ends the year on a high, reveals CBI survey • Jobs growth will continue into 2017 despite c...
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin signal renewal of nuclear arms race
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin signal renewal of nuclear arms race

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin fired the starting gun on a new nuclear arms race on Friday as they both vowed to launch a major expansion of their countries’ arsenals. Mr Trump, the US president-elect, said on Twitter: The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. That appeared to be a response to sabre-rattling remarks hours earlier by Mr Putin. Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, the Russian president said strengthening nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. We need to strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces, especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defenc...
UK economy beats expectations in first quarter post Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK economy beats expectations in first quarter post Brexit

    UK GDP grows 0.6% in the quarter after the June Brexit vote slightly ahead of the 0.5% analysts expected. The UK economy grew slightly faster than expected in the first three months following the European Union referendum, official figures released on Friday (23 December), showed. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Britain's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.6% on a quarterly basis in the three months to the end of September, slightly ahead of the 0.5% analysts expected. • Britain's public sector debt hits record high in November • Barclays sued by US for alleged fraud in sale of mortgage-backed securities • Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena's bailout could take up to three months Why advertise with us The figure was also marginally higher than t...
Berlin truck attack suspect Anis Amri shot dead in Milan
ENGLISH, Europe

Berlin truck attack suspect Anis Amri shot dead in Milan

    The Tunisian had been on the run for days following the attack on a Christmas market. • The Berlin Christmas market truck attack suspect Anis Amri was shot dead in Milan on the morning of 23 December. • Italian media reports that he was caught in a routine traffic stop at Piazza I Maggio in Sesto San Giovanni. • Tunisian-born Amri, 24, was the main suspect for a terror attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people and injured 48 on 19 December. • Amri's fingerprints were discovered on the door of the lorry that ploughed through crowds on the evening of 19 December.
Suspected Isis terror cell planned to bomb Christmas crowds at UK shopping centres
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Suspected Isis terror cell planned to bomb Christmas crowds at UK shopping centres

    A series of attempts to carry out lethal attacks on Christmas markets and shopping centres across Europe, including Britain, were foiled before the Berlin murders. The security operations, according to senior sources, were carried out in direct response to information about terrorist threats linked to Isis. In Britain, counter-terrorism officers stated that a significant plot inspired by Isis had been halted. The alleged targets, say security sources, were one or more shopping centres crowded in the run-up to Christmas. Four men in Derby, another one at Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire and a woman in London, aged between 22 and 36, were arrested ten days ago in connection with the alleged plot, with the recovery of material which could be used for making bombs. On Thursday...