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‘Santa rout’ as Fed fails to cheer markets

‘Santa rout’ as Fed fails to cheer marketsWorld stock markets are facing a “Santa rout” after the latest US interest rate rise sparked a renewed bout of turbulence.

Weinstein sex abuse case can go ahead, says US judge

Weinstein sex abuse case can go ahead, says US judgeThe sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein is to move forward after a US judge dismissed defence claims it is “tainted”.

UK condemns China after US ‘economic espionage’ charge

UK condemns China after US ‘economic espionage’ chargeThe UK has condemned Beijing as the US charged Chinese hackers accused of attempting to steal trade secrets and technologies in a bid to compromise government computers.

Stocks sink after Fed hikes rates in defiance of Trump

Stocks sink after Fed hikes rates in defiance of TrumpStock markets have retreated sharply over worries of further US interest rate rises, after the Federal Reserve defied Donald Trump to increase rates for the fourth time this year.

US Syria withdrawal will lead to ‘revival of IS’

US Syria withdrawal will lead to ‘revival of IS’Donald Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria will lead to a revival of Islamic State in the country, Syrian rebels have warned.

Three more held after tourists killed in ‘act of terror’

Three more held after tourists killed in ‘act of terror’The killing of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco is being considered as an act of terror, Denmark’s prime minister has said.

Shard architect to design new bridge after Genoa collapse

Shard architect to design new bridge after Genoa collapseThe architect behind the Shard is to direct the building of a new bridge in Genoa to replace one that collapsed this summer, killing 43 people.

Evidence ancient shark took down flying dinosaur

Evidence ancient shark took down flying dinosaurScientists have discovered evidence of a prehistoric incident in which a shark leapt out of the water to take down a pterosaur while it was mid-flight.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn may be freed in blow for prosecutors

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn may be freed in blow for prosecutorsProsecutors in Japan may have to free ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn from custody after they were refused permission to hold him for longer.

British tourist’s camera holds clues to fatal seaplane crash

British tourist’s camera holds clues to fatal seaplane crashPhotos taken by one of the British victims of a plane crash on New Year’s Eve last year are helping investigators piece together why the aircraft came down.