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Russia meddled on Twitter after UK terror attacks, study says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The study indicated that the Russian-linked accounts were most active after the Manchester Arena attack Suspected Russia-linked Twitter accounts were used to “extend the impact and harm” of four 2017 terrorist attacks in the UK, a study says. Cardiff University researchers have found hundreds of related messages in 47 […]

Ikea’s tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

Image copyright AFP/Getty The European Commission is to open an in-depth investigation into Ikea’s corporate tax structure. The Commission said Dutch-based Inter Ikea, one of the Swedish giant’s two divisions, may have been given unfair tax advantages by the Netherlands. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said all firms “big or small, multinational or not, should […]

Saudi Prince bin Salman ‘was mystery buyer’ of $320m house

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The luxurious mansion was sold in 2015 to a mystery buyer for $300m Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was the mystery buyer of a luxury French house, according to reporting by the New York Times. The newspaper says a paper trail from a 2015 purchase leads back to […]

Austria protest as far right Freedom Party tastes power

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police confronted a crowd of protesters outside the Hofburg Palace Thousands of protesters rallied in central Vienna against Austria’s new coalition government of conservatives and far right, during its swearing-in. Among the banners were ones saying “Don’t let the Nazis govern”. The Freedom Party (FPÖ) – the junior partner – […]

Ukraine crisis: Russian truce monitors to leave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ukraine’s government soldiers (pictured) face heavily armed pro-Russian rebels Russia is to withdraw its military officers from a joint Russia-Ukraine centre monitoring a fragile truce in the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. Russia’s foreign ministry accused Ukraine of preventing the officers from carrying out their duties, saying they would leave on Tuesday. […]

Ikea’s tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

Image copyright Getty Images The European Commission is to open an in-depth investigation into Ikea’s corporate tax structure. The Commission said Dutch-based Inter Ikea, one of the Swedish giant’s two divisions, may have been given unfair tax advantages by the Netherlands. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said all firms “big or small, multinational or not, […]

Austria coalition with far-right Freedom Party sworn in

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen (L) conducted the inauguration at the Hofburg Palace Austria’s new conservative-far right coalition government has been sworn in at a ceremony in Vienna. The Freedom Party (FPÖ) – the junior partner – is the only far-right party to get into power in the EU. […]

Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack

Image copyright Getty Creative Stock Image caption The alleged plot targeted St Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg’s Kazan cathedral, US and Russian leaders say. President Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information, the White House and Kremlin confirmed. […]

Brexit: Theresa May says she ‘will not be derailed’

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. EU leaders agreed talks can move on to the next stage in the new year, shortly after Theresa May suffered her first Commons defeat on Brexit. Writing in two Sunday papers, she vowed she would “not […]

François Gabart: French sailor slashes around the world solo record

Media captionFrançois Gabart was welcomed back to France by a flotilla of local boats escorting him home A French sailor has set a new world record for the fastest solo round-the-world navigation, beating the previous time by more than six days. François Gabart finished his circuit of the globe early on Sunday, in a time […]

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