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The Latest: Feinstein questions FBI nominee’s independence
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The Latest: Feinstein questions FBI nominee’s independence

FILE – In this June 29, 2017, file photo, FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray meets with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wray, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the FBI faces a confirmation …

ASK TONY: Virgin billed us £240 because it couldn’t connect to our new home… now they’ve set a debt collection agency on us
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ASK TONY: Virgin billed us £240 because it couldn’t connect to our new home… now they’ve set a debt collection agency on us

I have been a customer of Virgin Media for many years, but when we moved house in May 2014, it was unable to supply our new address.

Virgin said we would be charged a £240 disconnection fee, even though it …

China Rebuffs Calls for Nobel Laureate to Get Cancer Care Abroad
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China Rebuffs Calls for Nobel Laureate to Get Cancer Care Abroad

BEIJING — The Chinese government denounced as meddling calls for Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace laureate imprisoned for subversion, to be freed from a guarded hospital ward so that he could go abroad for cancer treatment.

The comments from a …

Doping re-tests from 2010 Vancouver Olympics should be finished in August
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Doping re-tests from 2010 Vancouver Olympics should be finished in August

The IOC has ordered the re-testing of more than 1,000 samples taken during the 2010 Olympics in Canada The shadow of a Canadian police officer is seen on the torch in Whistler during the Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 14, …

UK economy grew slower than Germany’s in 2016 as falling business investment takes shine of strong finish to the year
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UK economy grew slower than Germany’s in 2016 as falling business investment takes shine of strong finish to the year

The pound dipped after stats showed the UK lost its title as the fastest growing economy in 2016 to Germany.

The UK’s annual growth rate was downgraded from a first estimate of 2 per cent to 1.8 per cent in …

Pound drops as more gloomy economic data dampens hopes of an interest rate rise in August
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Pound drops as more gloomy economic data dampens hopes of an interest rate rise in August

The pound weakened this morning after more gloomy economic data dulled hopes of a rise in interest rates in the near future.

A drop in manufacturing and construction output in May suggest that the economy has struggled to gain strength …

Thousands of jobs at Microsoft under threat following announcement of major restructure
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Thousands of jobs at Microsoft under threat following announcement of major restructure

Thousands of jobs at Microsoft were last night put under threat following the announcement of a major restructure.

The tech giant, which employs more than 121,000 people globally, would not confirm how many British staff were affected but it is …

The messy data behind China’s growing trade with North Korea
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The messy data behind China’s growing trade with North Korea

Pedestrians make their way past portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung, left, and Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang on Dec. 1, 2016. (Ed Jones/AFP)

After North Korea tested an unprecedented intercontinental ballistic missile July 4, President Trump took to …

Nissan kickstarts autonomous vehicle testing in the UK – East Londoners, keep an eye out for this Nissan Leaf around the Docklands area
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Nissan kickstarts autonomous vehicle testing in the UK – East Londoners, keep an eye out for this Nissan Leaf around the Docklands area

There’s no denying that driverless cars are going to be a thing of the future. But in London, they’ve already arrived.

That’s because Nissan began testing autonomous driving technology for the first time in Europe on Monday, using routes in …

REBECCA RUTT: Virgin Media, stop charging customers £240 when they move home – it’s not their fault your broadband isn’t available
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REBECCA RUTT: Virgin Media, stop charging customers £240 when they move home – it’s not their fault your broadband isn’t available

I try to avoid moving house as much as possible, but living in a rented flat means I could have to move at any time with three months’ notice from my landlord.

Along with the hassle of finding somewhere new, …