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Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is pegged to be the new secretary of state for USA

US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson for the post of the Secretary of State, sources close to the transition process have said.

Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

Reuters 39 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts' conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts…

Article 50 challenger Gina Miller brands vital Commons vote approving Brexit 'IRRELEVANT'

Daily Express 5 sources

BREXIT challenger Gina Miller has branded a Commons vote to approve the triggering of Article 50 as “irrelevant”.

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Brexit Legal Challenge Planned Over Leaving Single Market

Campaigners have instructed lawyers to begin a legal challenge over whether leaving the EU means automatic withdrawal from the single market.

Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop

BBC / Business 13 sources

Passengers will be able to fly from the UK to Australia non-stop from March 2018, says airline Qantas

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Home Office Orgreave files due to be released next year

ITV / News 4 sources

Home Office files on the Battle of Orgreave are due to be released next year among a host of records relating to the 1984 miners' strike.

Euan McColm: Labour pays price for failing to stand up and be counted

The Scotsman 2 sources

Events of the past two years make the notion preposterous but, for a brief moment in 2014, members of Scottish Labour believed victory for the No campaign in the independence referendum would spark the revival of their party’s fortunes.

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10 GM models to get 9-speed automatic by end of '17

Chevrolet's new nine-speed automatic transmission illustrates the difficulty of eking out fuel economy improvements as automakers work to meet increasingly stringent fuel efficiency standards.

OPEC, Non-OPEC Agree First Global Oil Pact Since 2001

On Saturday, producers from outside the 13-country group agreed to reduce output by 558,000 bpd, short of the initial target of 600,000 bpd but still the largest contribution by non-OPEC ever.

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New court case threatens to derail Brexit

Theresa May faces a new Brexit crisis this weekend as opponents launch a fresh legal action to upend her plans for leaving the European Union. Campaigners will write to the government tomorrow saying they are taking it to the High Court in…

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Sir Michael Lyons, Former BBC Boss, Urges Theresa May To Resist Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Takeover Bid

Huffington Post UK 18 sources

A former chairman of the BBC has challenged Theresa May to resist Rupert Murdoch’s attempts to takeover Sky.

Ed Miliband joins call for soft Brexit as conflict in Labour grows

Tough choices must be made to safeguard economy, including scrapping of migration cuts, warns party’s former leader

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Pentagon expands Syria force ahead of assault on militant capital

The Pentagon will send another 200 Special Operations troops to Syria, a senior official said on Saturday, substantially expanding the U.S. military footprint as part of an effort to topple the Islamic State capital there.

Microsoft ENDORSES left-wing agenda in Christmas advert that appears to make DIG at Trump

BILL Gates' company, Microsoft, has released a Christmas advert that celebrates the left-wing agenda and inadvertently criticises President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on the refugee crisis.

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15 shopping days left, but will it be delivered in time?

USA TODAY 4 sources

Don't worry, we've got you covered.

US Professor URGES Donald Trump to 'kill himself' before he murders extinct wildlife

A LEADING professor has urged Donald Trump to “kill himself immediately” before he leads global plants and animals to extinction.

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Donald Trump’s Transition Team Dismisses Report on Russian Interference in U.S. Election

TIME 57 sources

Donald Trump‘s transition team on Friday released a statement dismissing a U.S. intelligence report of foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. election

Murdoch's new Sky bid should be probed, UK opposition politicians say

Reuters 18 sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's new takeover approach for British pay-TV firm Sky should be investigated by the UK's competition authorities, according to opposition politicians, though analysts...

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Still think the single market is king, EU? Germany exports FALL sparking fresh euro crisis

THE Eurozone suffered a major setback as Germany’s exports fell, with experts now predicting a difficult 2017 for the euro economy.

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Trump rejects claims Russian hackers helped him win

CIA says Moscow’s efforts specifically intended to hurt Clinton’s election prospects

Saturday, Dec 10

Jeremy Corbyn speech disrupted by protesters

ITV / News 33 sources

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was disrupted from delivering a speech by a protest led by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

21st Century Fox makes takeover bid for Sky

Sky News / US News 175 sources

21st Century Fox, the international film and television giant behind hit shows like The Simpsons and Modern Family, has tabled a takeover bid for Sky, the owner of Sky News.

CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports

The Guardian 219 sources

Intelligence agency reportedly believes individuals acting for Moscow hacked Democratic party emails and gave them to WikiLeaks

Obama orders review into 'Russian hacking' before US election

BBC.com 260 sources

President Barack Obama orders a review of cyber-attacks, blamed on Russia, that shook the US election.

Friday, Dec 9

First US astronaut to orbit Earth John Glenn dies aged 95

ITV / News 601 sources

John Glenn, the first US astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, has died aged 95.

Russian doping: McLaren report says more than 1,000 athletes implicated

BBC / Sport 296 sources

More than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme for four years from 2011, a new report claims.

Rupert Murdoch's Fox makes Sky bid five years after hacking scandal

The Guardian 175 sources

Share price jumps 30% as US media company reaches agreement on deal to create UK’s most powerful media group

Sleaford byelection: Caroline Johnson holds seat for Conservatives

The Guardian 50 sources

Local doctor wins ahead of Ukip candidate Victoria Ayling in poll triggered by resignation of Tories’ Stephen Phillips

Thursday, Dec 8

BREAKING NEWS: Remoaner plot CRUSHED as MPs vote to APPROVE triggering of Article 50

Daily Express 34 sources

A REMOANER plot to delay divorce talks with Brussels was crushed tonight as MPs overwhelmingly voted to support Theresa May's timetable for triggering Article 50 by the end of March.

Boris Johnson's remarks about Saudi Arabia 'not the government's view'

The Guardian 81 sources

No 10 distances itself from foreign secretary’s comments that Saudi state abuses Islam and is puppeteer in proxy wars

Tata Steel agrees deal with union chiefs to save 8,000 UK jobs

The Guardian 46 sources

Port Talbot plant would remain open under rescue plant that could still be sunk if workers reject pensions overhaul

Theresa May secures Article 50 victory in the Commons as Parliament passes amended Brexit motion by 448 to 75 - latest reaction and analysis

Telegraph / News 38 sources

MPs vote to back Government's Brexit timetable What does the vote mean, who will support it and what happens next? Data analysis show middle class liberals were only social group to emphatically back Remain Telegraph View: The 89 MPs who…

Wednesday, Dec 7

Table of Contents PERSON OF THE YEAR - DONALD TRUMP

TIME 264 sources

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it's hard to make out the regular people below. The ice skaters swarming Central Park's Wollman Rink look like old…

Tata Steel commits to keeping Port Talbot open

The Guardian 45 sources

Company has guaranteed steelworks will remain in operation for at least five years and that £1bn will be invested, say unions

Tory backbenchers demand detailed Brexit plans from Theresa May

The Guardian 88 sources

Pro-remain MPs want the government to provide a comprehensive policy plan before it triggers article 50

Pfizer fined record £84.2m over NHS overcharging

Competition regulator says price of anti-epilepsy drug was hiked by up to 2,600%

Tuesday, Dec 6

Supreme Court Brexit case: 'No need' for MPs to get final say

BBC 161 sources

The government urges a verdict the "ordinary man and woman" would understand in the Brexit hearing.

Trump on new Air Force One: Cancel order!

BBC.com 396 sources

Donald Trump says he wants to cancel the "out-of-control" order with Boeing for presidential planes.

ASTONISHING U-TURN: Merkel pledges to BAN BURKA and speed up deportations in shock speech

Daily Express / News 144 sources

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to ban the burka and bring the refugee crisis under control in a shock speech at her annual party conference.

UK will have less than 18 months to reach deal, says EU Brexit broker

The Guardian 158 sources

Michel Barnier says ‘transitional agreement’ is possible, but article 50 deal will have to be negotiated by October 2018