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Greek debt crisis: ‘I wasn’t paid for two years’

I mage copyrightMENELAOS MYRILLASImage captionGreek entrepreneurs Dimitris Kokkinakis and Sophie Lamprou say they are unsure of the future, but will continue with their business regardless Setting up a business in a country that is struggling to recover from a severe economic crisis is hardly the most ideal of circumstances. So …

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Stagnant productivity ‘costs workers £5,000 a year’

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK’s productivity puzzle is costing private sector workers an estimated £5,000 a year on average in lost income, a top statistician has said. Lower output per worker since the financial crisis had translated into “sluggish wage growth”, said Katherine Kent, head of productivity at the Office …

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US labour market booms in June

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The US labour market boomed in June, creating many more jobs than expected, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It showed that 224,000 jobs were created in June, many more than the 160,000 that economists had forecast. The figures, a rebound from poor …

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Amazon at 25: The story of a giant

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES “There’s no guarantee that Amazon.com can be a successful company. What we’re trying to do is very complicated,” said Jeff Bezos in 1999, just five years after launching the online firm. That the firm’s founder was so uncertain of its future seems surprising. Today, 25 years on …

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Coco Gauff makes astonishing comeback to reach Wimbledon last 16

Wimbledon 2019 on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 July Coverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full details American 15-year-old Coco Gauff saved two match points in another astonishing display to extend her dream Wimbledon run into the …

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Nigerian-Americans Rated Most Successful Group In US

Nigerian-Americans are the most successful ethnic group in the United States of America, Candace Owens, a celebrity social commentator says. Owens is an American conservative commentator and political activist. She is also known for her pro-Trump activism and her criticism of Black Lives Matter and of the US’ Democratic Party. …

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Harry And Meghan To Christen baby Archie On Saturday

Duchess of Sussex Meghan and  Prince Harry will christen their baby boy at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 July. ”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex …

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These are 4 winners of the US-China trade wa

Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh and South Korea are coming out as victors in the US-China trade war. Americans are buying less from China. But rather than leaning on US producers, they’re avoiding President Donald Trump’s tariffs by turning to suppliers in other Asian countries. The trend, which has emerged throughout more than a …

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Samsung faces lawsuit over water resistant smartphone claims

Samsung is in trouble in Australia over ads that suggested its Galaxy smartphones could be used while swimming. The country’s competition regulator filed a lawsuit against Samsung, alleging that the ads were misleading. Samsung touted its devices as being water resistant up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes, and showed them …

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9 challenges Amazon faces on its 25th birthday

Amazon has a lot to smile about as it celebrates its 25th birthday. But the groundbreaking company is also dealing with a host of controversy and problems. From calls for it be broken up by high-powered officials to questions about its worker pay and growing competition from rivals, the Seattle-based …

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Andy Murray returns to Wimbledon with men’s doubles win

Wimbledon 2019 on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 July Coverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full details Andy Murray’s Wimbledon return began in ideal fashion as the Briton and his partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert thrilled the home fans …

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Cricket World Cup: West Indies beat Afghanistan by 23 runs

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Headingley West Indies 311-6 (50 overs): Hope 77, Dawlat 2-73 Afghanistan 288 (50 overs): Ikram 86, Roach 3-37 West Indies won by 23 runs Scorecard; Group table; Schedule. West Indies produced a defiant display to beat bottom side Afghanistan by 23 runs in the World Cup at Headingley. Having …

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Preview: Nigeria vs. Cameroon – prediction, team news, lineups

Two of Africa’s most successful teams will go head to head for a place in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday when Nigeria take on neighbours Cameroon in Alexandria. Both sides could only finish second in their respective groups and know that a showdown with host nation Egypt could now follow …

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