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Leeds University awarded top rating in new official rankings

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More than half of Russell Group institutions - considered among the best in the country - that entered the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) did not score a gold rating. Dominic Shellard, vice-chancellor of De Montfort University, said the results were a "massive game changer," adding that a "new hierarchies of universities" would be created as a result. Read More »

Serica Energy PLC (SQZ.L) Shares Moving On Volume

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Ahead of its annual shareholder meeting, the FTSE 250 company said the insurance and travel businesses "continued their good start to the year" during the period from 1 February to 21 June, despite citing the backdrop of changing political and economic environment. Read More »

Brokers Issue New Targets On Proshares Ultra MSCI Emerging Markets (EET)

The country's dominance has only increased recently with the addition of US -traded firms including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chinese stocks will be included for the first time in a leading USA index of emerging market shares . President Mauricio Macri lifted capital controls since taking office in December 2015, but MSCI wanted to wait. It can therefore be a first step in accessing China's onshore equity market in a reassuring and controlled manner, before moving on to bigger and ... Read More »

Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

May's Conservatives need the support of the Protestant DUP's 10 lawmakers to have a majority in parliament, and some have called for the government to take a cross-party approach to Brexit given May's weakened position following the election . Read More »

Donnarumma rejects new AC Milan contract

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The player evaluated it and made some evaluations that were not just economic, but he told us that he does not wish to renew the contract and his time with Milan will therefore conclude by June 30, 2018. He turned down a renewal offer from the Rossoneri reportedly worth €5million-a-year, a figure which would make him the current third-highest paid goalkeeper in the world. Read More »

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

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The shot fired at Scalise left perhaps hundreds of bullet fragments internally, many of which may never be removed because surgery might be more unsafe than leaving them in place, Sava said. Police stood alongside the fence at the field where the women's team often gathers for early morning practices. Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting. Read More »

Wall Street edges lower after Fed raises rates

The hike will push interest rates above 1 percent for the first time since the immediate aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Technology shares with declines included Apple , down 0.6 percent, Amazon, down 1.3 percent, Priceline, down 1.2 percent, and Tesla Motors, down 1.5 percent. Read More »

US Congressional Baseball Game To Proceed; Wounded Lawmaker Recovering

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He makes no mention at all of the violence at anti-Trump rallies but does anecdotally (and irrelevantly) offer that "Not once, publicly or privately, did a single person in a single meeting I was a part of ever suggest, explicitly or implicitly, that someone should go do what James Hodgkinson allegedly did today". Read More »

Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russian Federation story

Last week, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller . Sessions recommended to Trump that Comey should be fired, leading the Intelligence Committee members to grill him about the content of his communications with Trump - because whatever was said between the two could shed light on whether or not ... Read More »

FDA delays labeling requirements that had drawn industry opposition

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The "decision by the Trump administration to delay a new round of food labeling mandates was the right decision", Michelle Minton, a consumer policy expert at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, wrote in a statement . "The FDA will provide details of the extension through a Federal Register Notice at a later time". "FDA's common-sense decision will reduce consumer confusion and costs", President Pamela Bailey said. Read More »

Wonder Woman defends its North American box office title

The poor opening for The Mummy , which cost an estimated USD125 million to produce, meant a weak start for Universal's ballyhooed Dark Universe . The latest offering from DC added $57 million, pushing past the $200 million mark to end the weekend at $205 million. Read More »

Chrissy sent me: Canadians honouring London attack victim with donations, tributes

With flags flying at half mast, Britain will fall silent as clocks strike 11:00am (1000 GMT) to remember the seven people killed and dozens injured in the central London attack on Saturday evening. The last one came Saturday in a popular nightlife district near London Bridge, when three men drove a small van into crowds of pedestrians and then stabbed people randomly in nearby bars. Read More »

London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

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To huge applause, Khan told those gathered for the service in Potters Fields Park, near London's City Hall: "As a proud and patriotic British Muslim I say this you do not commit these disgusting acts in my name". "The point is, there is a reason to be alarmed". British police named the third attacker in the deadly terrorist rampage that killed seven people in London over the weekend as Youssef Zaghba , 22, from east London . Read More »

London mayor calls for cancellation of Trump visit to UK

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Khan had actually sought to reassure the capital's residents and workers over the increased presence of armed police on London's streets. 'There is no reason to be alarmed by this. "Some people thrive on feud and division". President Donald Trump lashed out at his own Justice Department Monday for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March. Read More »

Ariana Grande performs at Manchester benefit

Before her performance , she and her dancers held hands in solidarity. Perry encouraged everyone watching the show to touch the person next to them and tell them, "I love you", before launching into her hits " Part of Me " and " Roar ". Ariana's manager, Scooter Braun, took to the stage as well to deliver a moving message, "Evil will test us". Preparations are underway for the tribute concert to the victims of the Manchester bombing . Read More »