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Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7%

Image caption A rise in oil and gas production boosted UK GDP in the second quarter. UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at [...]

Brazil’s economy enters recession

Brazil has entered recession after official figures showed the country’s economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June compared with the previous three months. Analysts had expected a contraction, but the number [...]

Property sales ‘down 15%’ but prices up

The number of homes being sold in England and Wales has fallen significantly, according to figures from the Land Registry. In May this year, there were 65,619 transactions in total, a 15% fall on the same month in 2014. However, [...]

UN warns South Sudan rivals that it will impose sanctions if peace deal isn’t implemented

UNITED NATIONS –  The U.N. Security Council is warning South Sudan’s feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don’t immediately stop fighting and implement a new [...]

Explosion in Bahrain kills police officer, wounds 7 others

MANAMA, Bahrain –  An explosion in Bahrain has killed one police officer and wounded seven other people, among them a child, the country’s Interior Ministry said late Friday. The explosion took place west of the capital, Manama, in [...]

Mexico adoption-for-cash scheme took babies from poor mothers; official accused of involvement

MEXICO CITY –  A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. Raul [...]

Explosion in Bahrain kills police officer, wounds 7 others, including a child

MANAMA, Bahrain –  Bahrain’s interior ministry says an explosion has killed one police officer and wounded seven other people, among them a child. The explosion late Friday took place west of the capital, Manama, in a predominantly [...]

Lebanon garbage protests highlight a country rotting from the inside

FILE — In this August 22, file photo, a Lebanese activist holds a poster with pictures of Lebanese Cabinet ministers during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. To the casual visitor, [...]

JONJO SHELVEY: I am not a little kid any more… now it’s time to play proper football and earn another chance with England

Key Inmarsat rocket flight under way

Image caption Lift-off for the Proton and its Inmarsat passenger A rocket has launched from Kazakhstan carrying a hugely important spacecraft for London-based [...]