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Scottish government wants £52m for no-deal Brexit

Scottish government wants £52m for no-deal Brexit

Image caption Richard Leonard was speaking to the Sunday Politics Scotland programme Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has said his party should have a clear policy to remain in the EU.Speaking on the Sunday Politics Scotland programme, he said "clarity" was need before Labour put its case to voters.The Scottish government has, meanwhile, asked for…
Passport to paradise

Passport to paradise

Citizenship is changing; and half the worlds governments are making money through citizenship schemes. In Vanuatu, a tiny Pacific Island Nation, a blossoming and controversial passport scheme is in place. Vanuatus government says it needs the revenue to boost…
Brexit: Pound and shares jump on optimism over talks

Brexit: Pound and shares jump on optimism over talks

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has jumped to its highest level in five months on reports the two sides in the Brexit talks are inching towards a draft deal.Shares in banks and housebuilders also soared as optimism about a breakthrough buoyed companies with a UK focus.It was hoped that a preliminary deal might be…
How China became the world’s ‘economic miracle’

How China became the world’s ‘economic miracle’

Image copyright Getty Images It took China less than 70 years to emerge from isolation and become one of the world's greatest economic powers. As the country celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, we look back on how its transformation spread unprecedented wealth - and deepened inequality - across…
‘The devil’s excrement’: How did oil price become so important?

‘The devil’s excrement’: How did oil price become so important?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Edwin Drake was the first American to successfully drill for oil It was 27 August 1859, and a crucial message had been sent. Entrepreneur Edwin Drake's last financial backer had finally lost patience. Pay off your debts, give up and come home, the message read. Drake had been hoping to…
UK Budget date revealed by chancellor

UK Budget date revealed by chancellor

Image copyright AFP The Budget has been announced for 6 November, with Chancellor Sajid Javid saying it will be "the first budget after leaving the EU"."This is the right and responsible thing to do - we must get on with governing," he said.It will be Mr Javid's first Budget since he became chancellor in July.…
US unemployment rate falls to 50-year low of 3.5%

US unemployment rate falls to 50-year low of 3.5%

Image copyright Getty Images The US unemployment rate has fallen to a 50-year low, possibly easing recession worries after recent weak economic data.The Labor Department figures showed that the rate fell to 3.5% in September from 3.7%, with the economy adding 136,000 jobs last month.In addition, August data was revised up to 168,000 jobs created…
Airbnb plans to list shares next year

Airbnb plans to list shares next year

Image copyright Getty Images The home rentals site Airbnb plans to list on stock exchanges next year, in what is expected to be one of the highest-profile share sales of 2020.One of the earlier so-called sharing economy sites, the Californian firm is facing criticism for hollowing out communities in popular destinations.City governments around the world…
Is this the in-flight meal tray of the future?

Is this the in-flight meal tray of the future?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlmost 6 million tonnes of waste is generated on passenger flights each year. Squeeze and settle into your chair on a long-haul economy flight, and you might be offered a drink, in a plastic cup, which you'll stir with a plastic stick. You might be given a…
Climate change: Rugby World Cup highlights injustice

Climate change: Rugby World Cup highlights injustice

Image copyright Getty Images Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, a report from Christian Aid highlights what they term the "climate injustice" endured by Pacific island participants.Fiji, Samoa and Tonga face an uncertain future in a warmer world, with rising seas and increased storms.But rich rugby nations like Japan and Australia are blocking…

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US strategy for Africa just a stunt to smear China, says Chinese embassy

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How Hong Kong Umbrella movement was crushed and pro-democracy activists gradually silenced

How Hong Kong Umbrella movement was crushed and pro-democracy activists gradually silenced

Young Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law were released on bail from jail on October 23. They will now appeal against the prison sentence for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement. Hong Kong’s version of “Occupy Wall street”, the Umbrella movement against Beijing politics was the most important protest…