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Theresa May: I will fine greedy bosses who betray their workers

• PM pledges tough rules to tackle pensions abuse• Whitehall weighs up plan to target executives Irresponsible company bosses who “line their own pockets” while failing to protect workers’ pension schemes are to be hit with huge fines, under plans to be announced by Theresa May’s government within weeks. Writing …

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More than 17,000 UK students face university rent arrears

Figures show 16% rise in those facing housing debt and a doubling of evictions More than 17,000 students living in university halls of residence fell behind with their rent payments in the last year, according to figures that suggest thousands more face financial hardship during their courses. There has been …

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Young SPD activists in last-ditch bid to rule out Merkel deal

German party’s younger members think coalition would be disastrous move Germany’s young social democrats are demanding a clean break with Angela Merkel’s conservatives before a crucial vote on Sunday that will decide the country’s political future. The SPD leadership, which unanimously backs entering a “grand coalition” with centre-right parties (the …

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Several feared dead after gunmen attack luxury hotel in Kabul

Suicide bombers thought to be among gang at large in Intercontinental hotel who have reportedly taken hostages Four gunmen have attacked Kabul’s famous Intercontinental hotel, reportedly taking hostages from among staff and guests, and setting the building ablaze. The militants, including at least one suicide bomber, launched the attack around …

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Jeremy Corbyn under pressure to shift Labour policy on Brexit

Observer poll finds majority of existing and potential voters back Britain remaining in single market and customs union Jeremy Corbyn is under huge pressure to shift party policy on Brexit as an exclusive poll for the Observer reveals a substantial majority of existing and potential Labour voters want him to …

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