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Sears retail chain in $5.2bn rescue plan

Sears retail chain in $5.2bn rescue plan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sears sales have declined for years Sears, the long-troubled US department store chain, is set to stagger on.Billionaire Eddie Lampert, a hedge fund financier who is chairman of Sears and its former chief executive, has won a bankruptcy court auction to purchase the company for $5.2bn (£4bn). Assuming it is…

Lebanon arrests US man for crossing illegally from Israel

Lebanon arrests US man for crossing illegally from Israel

Image copyright @C_Military1 Image caption The militant group Hezbollah posted what it said was a photo of the man at a shop in Tyre The Lebanese army says it has arrested a US citizen suspected of entering Lebanon illegally through a breach in the border fence with Israel.The official National News Agency cited the army’s…

Bruno Le Maire: British people paying for Brexit lies

Bruno Le Maire: British people paying for Brexit lies

The campaign to leave the European Union was “based on lies”, and is something that the British public are now paying for, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said. The issue of Brexit was causing a huge division among the British people, Mr Le Maire told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur, and was something he…

Brexit: Ministers back my plan to block no-deal – Nick Boles

Brexit: Ministers back my plan to block no-deal – Nick Boles

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolitical Thinking with Nick Robinson A Tory MP who has put forward a plan to block a no-deal Brexit says ministers have told him they will quit, if they are ordered to vote against it.His cross-party bill would force Theresa May to request an extension of Article…

Murder accused made ‘risky’ driving offer to friend

Murder accused made ‘risky’ driving offer to friend

Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Brian McKandie’s body was found in his rural cottage A man accused of murdering and robbing a pensioner offered a friend £500 to drive him so he could “do” someone in to get money, a court has heard.Brian McKandie, 67, was found dead at his cottage near Rothienorman in…

Jess Varnish says she has ‘no regrets’ over failed tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

Jess Varnish says she has ‘no regrets’ over failed tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

Jess Varnish appeared at the employment tribunal in December where she was cross-examined for over five hours by British Cycling lawyersEx-Great Britain cyclist Jess Varnish says she is “disappointed” but has “no regrets” over her failed attempt to prove she was an employee of British Cycling and UK Sport at tribunal. The decision means the…

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