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Putin arrives for face-to-face talks with Trump in Helsinki

Putin arrives for face-to-face talks with Trump in Helsinki

US president Donald Trump has arrived at Finland’s presidential palace for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Mr Putin arrived minutes earlier at the palace in Helsinki for the summit, which consists of a one-on-one meeting and a larger working lunch, and will conclude with a joint news conference. The meeting is being closely watched on both sides of the […]

Trump and Putin begin one-on-one summit in Helsinki

Trump and Putin begin one-on-one summit in Helsinki

US president Donald Trump has said at the start of his summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki that he thinks “the world wants to see us get along”. The American president said their two countries have “great opportunities”, given that they have not been getting along over the past few years. He said he thinks they can have […]

Footage shows man killed by Chicago police reached for waist

Footage shows man killed by Chicago police reached for waist

An armed man killed by Chicago police was shot as he reached towards his waist, footage from an officer’s body-worn camera shows. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the video was released because he hoped to dispel rumours that Harith Augustus, 37, was unarmed. He also hoped that making the 30-second clip public would prevent another violent confrontation between residents and […]

Trump readies for Putin face-to-face in Finland

Trump readies for Putin face-to-face in Finland

Donald Trump will meet Vladimir Putin amid fraying Western alliances and developments in the investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential election. The meeting has already been condemned by members of Congress from both parties after the US indictment last week of 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats in the 2016 election to help Mr Trump’s […]

Indivior shares surge on US court ruling

Indivior shares surge on US court ruling

Shares in pharmaceuticals group Indivior rocketed after a US court imposed a preliminary injunction on a rival firm selling or importing a generic version of one of its key drugs. The group said on Monday that the US District Court in New Jersey granted the restriction against Indian pharmaceutical company Dr Reddy’s Laboratories from selling its version of buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual […]

Migrants allowed to disembark in Sicily

Migrants allowed to disembark in Sicily

Migrants on two border patrol ships have disembarked in a Sicilian port after European countries promised to take some of them in. Italy’s hard-line, anti-migrant government had kept the two military ships from docking at Pozzallo until other countries came forward. The ships came into port and disembarked their passengers, who were seen being screened at dawn on Monday. Many […]

Venues business NEC Group lifts profits ahead of possible sale

Venues business NEC Group lifts profits ahead of possible sale

The owner of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) has lifted its sales and profits ahead of a possible sale of the business. Sales at NEC Group, which owns venues including the International Convention Centre (ICC), Genting Arena, and Arena Birmingham, grew 2.8% to £162.1 million in the 12 months to March 31. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation were […]