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Number of MPs to be cut from 650 to 600

Houses of Parliament

The government has confirmed that it will cut the number of MPs in the House of Commons from 650 to 600, rejecting a report by a cross-party committee of MPs that described the move as unjustified.

Criminal links of €500 banknote could spell its demise


He had the tastes of a typical millionaire. He owned a gold and silver Rolex and a fleet of expensive cars. He liked to dabble in modern art. But although this Chinese businessman had several companies and a palatial villa in the Madrid suburbs, he had almost no money in the bank, a detail that piqued the interest of Spanish authorities.



Deutsche Bank - Foyer Bridge

Deutsche Bank reassures investors

Deutsche Bank became the largest bank in at least four years to feel compelled to reassure investors and employees that it has enough funds to pay coupons on its riskiest debt.