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Retail is also seeing positive trends while our key worldwide markets continue to perform well with double-digit wagering growth . According to him, the transformation programme of the company was also experiencing progress. The trading statement from William Hill comes after rival Paddy Power Betfair reported sportsbook revenue in the three months to 31 March that fell short of analysts' expectations as a prosperous Cheltenham failed to offset weak results from other major sporting events.
  • Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to face voters in Question Time special

    Economy

    It's worth remembering too that over the summer, Mr Corbyn's challenger for the leadership, Owen Smith, wanted to distinguish himself from Mr Corbyn by offering, explicitly, a second referendum. Both leaders look set to avoid the embarrassment of being "empty chaired" for refusing to take part, as the BBC will also broadcast a live election debate on May 31 from Cambridge, involving senior Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Green Party and Ukip politicians.
  • Brexit impact: Banks planning to move 9000 jobs from Britain

    Brexit impact: Banks planning to move 9000 jobs from Britain

    Economy

    It is not just European and USA banks which could move operations out of the United Kingdom either, as Barclays' CEO Jes Staley said United Kingdom banks will begin the process of moving some operations to Europe fairly soon, in order to avoid any major post-Brexit disruption.
  • Hamas New Leader Ismail Haniyeh, A Man Of Colourful Background

    Hamas New Leader Ismail Haniyeh, A Man Of Colourful Background

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    Haniyeh's election comes shortly after Hamas unveiled a new, allegedly more pragmatic political program aimed at ending the group's global isolation. The new 42-provision document identifies Hamas as "an Islamic Palestinian national resistance and liberation movement that aimed at liberating Palestine ".
  • Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state

    Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state

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    Workers in other areas of the Hanford Site have been told to stay inside. The Hanford Site is a mostly decommissioned nuclear production complex operated by the USA government on the Columbia River. "Hanford sits next to the Columbia River". Extremely sensitive radiation detectors all over the Hanford Site would have noticed even in a minuscule increase in radiation immediately, the worker explained.
  • Georgian Officials Congratulate Emmanuel Macron on Election Victory

    Georgian Officials Congratulate Emmanuel Macron on Election Victory

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    He said he knew the divisions of the country, adding that he had the responsibility to hear all the French. "The euro's rising momentum was derived from France's presidential election, but that's receding now". French voters on Sunday ultimately rejected her populist wave of "French-first" nationalism by a large margin, in which Le Pen had threatened to leave the European Union.
  • Greek debt-relief talks move closer after late-night deal

    Greek debt-relief talks move closer after late-night deal

    Economy

    The agreement calls for cutting pensions in 2019 and cutting the tax-free threshold in 2020 to produce savings worth 2% of Gross Domestic Product. More importantly, lenders accepted to set talks in motion on making Greece's debt mountain more manageable - vital if the country is to gain access to the capital markets from which it has been nearly completely exiled since 2009.
  • Panel Rebukes United, Other Airlines Over Passenger Treatment

    Panel Rebukes United, Other Airlines Over Passenger Treatment

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    United has taken a series of steps to reduce overbooking of flights since the incident and will raise to $10,000 the limit on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights, Munoz said . Rep. Peter DeFazio, the leading Democrat on the committee, urged the other airlines to follow Southwest's new policy. Woodall said: "You know you are having a bad day when you are lectured about customer service by members of Congress", who have an even lower public approval rating than airlines.
  • FinTech Australia: Government Budget & New Initiatives Boosts Fintech

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    Under new measures, banks with liabilities of more than $100 billion - Westpac, ANZ, Commonwealth, National Australia Bank and Macquarie Group - will be slugged 0.06 per cent on those liabilities each year from July. He argues new measures to get tough on bank behaviour will kick in immediately, which is a bid to blunt the sharpness of Labor's push for a royal commission.