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  • June 25- British lender Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut 443 jobs dealing with business loans and many of them will move to India, the bank said. The Edinburgh- based bank said the cuts were part of a restructuring aimed at becoming a smaller bank. "All roles which require customer contact will remain in the UK."

  • June 25- British lender Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut 443 jobs dealing with business loans and many of them will move to India, the bank said. The Edinburgh- based bank said the cuts were part of a restructuring aimed at becoming a smaller bank. "All roles which require customer contact will remain in the UK."

  • LONDON— The Latest on the response to deadly tower-block fire in London that killed at least 79 people:. The samples that failed safety tests came from buildings all over England, from London to cities that included Norwich, Doncaster, Manchester and Plymouth. Hundreds of northwest London residents face up to four weeks in temporary accommodations as workers...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop reflects lower costs for crude oil. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.06 a gallon.

  • TIRANA, June 25- Albanians voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday with the ruling Socialists and rival Democrats seeking a majority to push through judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union. The race pits Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama against the centre-right Democratic Party of Lulzim Basha. The state election commission...

  • DORTMUND/ BERLIN, Germany, June 25- Germany's Social Democrats rallied behind their leader on Sunday, agreeing policies on investment, social justice and Europe that they hope will reverse a slump in opinion polls and end Angela Merkel's 12- year hold on power in a September vote. At a' feel-good' party conference, leader Martin Schulz accused Merkel of silencing...

  • BERLIN, June 25- Germany's Social Democrats agreed on their policy platform for a Sept. 24 election in which they want to deny conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term in office despite polls showing them trailing by around 15 percentage points. Reduce burden for low and medium earners by about 15 billion euros a year. Raise top income tax rate to 45...

  • BERLIN, June 25- Germany's Social Democrats agreed on their policy platform for a Sept. 24 election in which they want to deny conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term in office despite polls showing them trailing by around 15 percentage points. Reduce burden for low and medium earners by about 15 billion euros a year. Raise top income tax rate to 45...

  • DORTMUND/ BERLIN, Germany, June 25- Germany's Social Democrats rallied behind their leader on Sunday, agreeing policies on investment, social justice and Europe that they hope will reverse a slump in opinion polls and end Angela Merkel's 12- year hold on power in a September vote. At a' feel-good' party conference, leader Martin Schulz accused Merkel of silencing...

  • But they're still big in China. Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend and a five-day total of $69.1 million since opening Wednesday. It took in $196.2 million internationally, including an impressive $123.4...

  • That's a franchise low for the sequel from Paramount and Hasbro, behind the first in the modern series, which earned $70.5 million in 2007. "The Last Knight" carries an estimated $217 million production budget. "The Last Knight" comes at a time when Paramount could have used an all-around hit, following recent misses "Baywatch" and "Ghost in the Shell."

  • ROME— The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures. Premier Paolo Gentiloni defended the swift action by the government as vital for ensuring Italy's slow economic recovery...

  • LOS ANGELES— SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off at 1:25 p.m. PDT Sunday from the coastal base, carrying 10 more satellites for Iridium Communications, which is replacing its...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A federal judge's order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, D.C., court room. The $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners moves oil from western North Dakota to a distribution...

  • Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Sunday that he remains open to supporting the Senate healthcare bill but only under certain circumstances. "If we get to impasse, if we go to a bill that is more repeal and less big government programs, yes I'll consider partial repeal," Paul said in an interview with ABC's "This Week." However, he added that the current bill as...

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that he sees a 50 percent probability that Republicans will be able to pass their healthcare bill.

  • LONDON, June 25- Britain will bring in new rules on Monday to crack down on funds used to finance organised crime and terrorism, requiring businesses such as banks, estate agents, accountants and payment firms to carry out more checks on money flows. "Terrorist financing and money laundering are significant threat to our national security, and we are determined to...

  • LONDON, June 25- Britain will bring in new rules on Monday to crack down on funds used to finance organised crime and terrorism, requiring businesses such as banks, estate agents, accountants and payment firms to carry out more checks on money flows. "Terrorist financing and money laundering are significant threat to our national security, and we are determined to...

  • LONDON, June 25- Britain will bring in new rules on Monday to crack down on funds used to finance organized crime and terrorism, requiring businesses such as banks, estate agents, accountants and payment firms to carry out more checks on money flows. "Terrorist financing and money laundering are significant threat to our national security, and we are determined to...

  • LONDON, June 25- Britain will bring in new rules on Monday to crack down on funds used to finance organized crime and terrorism, requiring businesses such as banks, estate agents, accountants and payment firms to carry out more checks on money flows. "Terrorist financing and money laundering are significant threat to our national security, and we are determined to...