Hinkley Point: Surprise delay for nuclear plant deal

Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project in Somerset, approved the funding at a board meeting on Thursday. However, the government…

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US election: US faces 'moment of reckoning' says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has told voters the presidential election is a “moment of reckoning”, as she made history by accepting the Democratic nomination. Speaking on the final night of the party’s convention in Philadelphia, the first woman nominated by a major party said there were huge challenges. “Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart,” she…

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Critic's Notebook: Hillary Clinton Gives the Best Speech of Her Life at the Democratic Convention

Not known for her oratory talents, the Democratic nominee tapped into her inner Obama with a forceful, eloquent address that attempted to make her case to Americans of all political leanings. On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, the visuals trumped (pardon the expression) the message. When Hillary Clinton stepped onto the stage…

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“When There Are No Ceilings, the Sky's the Limit”: Hillary Clinton Officially Accepts Nomination for President — Watch Live

The Democratic presidential nominee earned the biggest cheers from the DNC crowd when she officially accepted the nomination and said “love trumps hate” during her history-making speech. Hillary Clinton delivered a history-making address at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday night amid constant chants of “Hillary! Hillary!” All eyes were on her as…

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Aberdeen rescue draw at home to Maribor

Aberdeen struck late in Europe again as Jonny Hayes equalised against Maribor in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg. A drilled shot by experienced Slovenia international Milivoje Novakovic threatened to leave Aberdeen with an uphill task in next week’s return leg. But Republic of Ireland international Hayes finally converted one of the many…

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Brexit knocks manufacturers' confidence – report

Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates. Manufacturers’ average confidence score dropped to 5.24 after the referendum from 6.37 before the vote, the report from EEF, a manufacturing lobby group, and accountancy firm BDO showed. The biggest fall in confidence was in London and the…

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Conservative 'American Sniper' Fans Attack Bradley Cooper for Attending DNC

3:40 PM PDT 7/28/2016 by Meena Jang Viewers lashed out at Cooper, who played Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood film, on social media for supporting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. American Sniper star Bradley Cooper received heat from fans on social media for attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday.…

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Airport alcohol sales to be reviewed after drunken incidents

The way alcohol is sold in airports is to be examined after a number of recent incidents involving drunk passengers. New aviation minister Lord Ahmad said he did not want to “kill merriment altogether”, but to make sure the system to stop drunk travellers getting through airport departures was working. Figures show 442 people were…

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'Suicide Squad' Adds Key DC Character Weeks Before Release

Spoiler alert, spoiler alert, spoiler alert. Read at your own risk. Spoiler Alert: Don’t read further if you don’t want to know about a key addition to Suicide Squad…. How’s this for a news Flash: Due to a last-minute bout of filming, The Flash will be making an appearance in Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ heavily-hyped…

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Indonesia executes four drug convicts on Nusakambangan

Indonesia has executed the first four of 14 drug convicts on death row. One Indonesian and three Nigerians were killed by firing squad shortly after midnight local time (17:00 GMT), reports say. There has been no confirmation yet from the government. It is not clear if the remaining 10 have been spared or face being…

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