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Brexit: David Davis rejects 'Mad Max-style dystopia' claims

Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech. David Davis will say fears about a “race to the bottom” in workers’ rights and environmental standards are “based on nothing”. He will argue for continued close co-operation between the UK and the EU on regulations and standards. This will help ensure “frictionless” trade, he will say. The Brexit secretary’s address to Austrian business leaders in Vienna is the latest in a series…

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Transfer news: Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar rejects news Monaco deal – reports

Lemar in action for Monaco this season Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Arsenal and Liverpool target Thomas Lemar has rejected the chance to sign a new contract with Monaco, according to reports in France. The 22-year-old is wanted by both Premier League clubs, who have been tracking him for the past year. Monaco are desperate to keep their star forward, and they want him to sign a contract extension. But, according to L’Equipe, Lemar has rejected the chance to agree terms with the French champions. The France international reportedly wants to…

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News: NH Hotel Group rejects Barceló Group takeover bid

The board of directors of NH Hotel Group has met today and carried out an in-depth study of the unsolicited bid it received from Barceló Group – unanimously rejecting the offer. In order to assist the internal review process, the board enlisted the services of Bank of America Merrill Lynch to provide a financial analysis. The NH Hotel Group board was keen to stress that its decision was taken in “defence of the company interest” and all of its shareholders. The board also emphasised that this bid does not condition…

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Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

The UN General Assembly has decisively backed a resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The text says that any decisions regarding the status of the city are “null and void” and must be cancelled. The non-binding resolution was approved by 128 states, with 35 abstaining and nine others voting against. It came after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut financial aid to those who backed the resolution. Before the vote, the Palestinian foreign minister urged member states to…

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Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban

The government has rejected a call for an inquiry and a ban on surgical mesh implants across the UK. It follows a debate on the matter by MPs in the House of Commons. A number of women from Northern Ireland were among those who travelled to London to hear the debate take place. The women said they had been left in chronic pain after they were given mesh or tape implants, which are used to treat organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Use of the devices to treat those conditions has…

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Juan Mata rejects mega-money Chinese Super League offer to extend Manchester United stay

Mata is expected to extend his stay at Manchester United by a further year Thursday, October 12, 2017 Juan Mata has turned down a money-spinning move to join the Chinese Super League and is now likely to extend his stay at Old Trafford. Mata is expected to stay at United with boss Jose Mourinho poised to trigger a clause in his contract that would extend his stay by a year. The Spain international was approached by representatives from China to gauge his interest in moving and was offered a huge rise…

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UK rejects terminally ill man's request to die

Britain’s High Court has rejected a terminally ill man’s request to be killed with medical help. In a ruling on Thursday, three judges turned down Noel Conway’s request for assisted suicide. Conway, 67, has motor neurone disease and has been given less than six months to live. Conway had applied to the court in July, asking for a declaration that Britain’s outlawing of suicide is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. After the ruling, Conway said he was “deeply disappointed” and intended to appeal. He said that since…

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