With tough, if unpopular austerity measures, Portugal cut its budget deficit from close to 10 percent of GDP in 2010 to 4.4 percent last year, but that still overshoots targets
Satoshi Uematsu removed the sheet covering his head as he was bundled into a police van - displaying a huge smile for the world’s press. Just hours earlier, Uematsu broke into the Tsukui Yamayuri-en care home in Sagamihara, 30 miles west of Tokyo, armed with a bag full of knives for his killing spree. Uematsu, who had previously worked at the centre, turned himself in following the attack and had earlier delivered a letter to parliament outlining his deadly plan, saying that all disabled people should be put to death.
By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of "missing" emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the U.S. State Department, prompting political foes to accuse him of dangerously urging a power abroad to spy on the United States. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, told reporters. Clinton, a Democrat who faces Trump in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, responded with a campaign statement alleging he was posing a possible national security threat by encouraging Russian espionage to try to influence the vote.
The second assailant who slit the throat of a French priest at a church in Normandy has been identified as Abdelmalik Petitjean. Petitjean, who is believed to be aged 20 and from France's Savoie region stormed the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray with 19-year-old Adel Kermiche during a service on Tuesday. Fr Jacques Hamel, three nuns and two churchgoers were taken hostage before police shot dead the two terrorists as they ran from the building shouting "Allahu Akbar".
The makers of Fireman Sam have apologised after an episode of the hit children's show appeared to show a character treading on a page from the Koran. In the episode, which last aired on 28 June, a character is seen trampling on papers being sorted on the fire station floor. Channel 5 has removed the episode - called Troubled Waters - from its streaming services after the gaffe was brought to its attention.
Britain could face a "surge" in migration from EU nationals rushing to come in before restrictions are imposed, MPs have warned. The Home Affairs Select Committee is urging Theresa May to impose a "cut-off date" for them to settle permanently in the UK to avoid a spike in applications. In a report published today, the MPs say moves to restrict immigration - as expected after Brexit - will invariably lead to a sharp rise in numbers before the deadline.
A tourist guide has stumbled across a giant dinosaur footprint that is one of the biggest ever found. Argentine paleontologist Sebastian Apesteguia, who is studying the find, said the biped dinosaur, which once roamed South America, is the most likely creator of the 1.2 metre-wide print. It was found some 40 miles (64km) outside the city of Sucre in central Bolivia, in an area well known for dinosaur tracks being found in the soft clay of the region.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome underlined his love of yellow with a third Tour de France triumph on Sunday, now the British rider has his eyes on Olympic glory alongside the golden sands of the Copacabana. The 31-year-old missed out on gold at London 2012, settling for a bronze in the time trial, but looks almost unbeatable at present and will be the man to overcome in the Rio road races. Froome's victory in the Tour's individual time trial last week, a brutal 17km uphill slog, was so dominant that he finished 21 seconds ahead of second-placed Dutchman Tom Dumoulin who could miss Rio after breaking his wrist in France.
Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe has said she is "really flattered" to be named as the female winner of the 2016 Rear of the Year. The competition is a light-hearted competition for British celebrities who have a notable posterior.
A nun who witnessed the deadly attack said the killers of 86-year-old Father Jacques Hamel also filmed the murder at the parish church in Normandy and gave a "sermon around the altar in Arabic". :: Who Were The Normandy Church Attackers? The murderous pair, both carrying fake bombs and one a handgun, were shot dead by police as they charged out of the church shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), using the nuns as human shields.
Pokemon Go has become a global phenomenon, and one that has given us all the chance to live out our monster-catching dreams since it was released last month. But for all its joys, there’s always the nagging feeling that the Pokemon that you’re catching in your local area are ALWAYS the same. It’s the emergence of of a Rattata here, and the sudden appearance of a Pidgey there. However, it now turns out that some of Britain’s most famous attractions are unlikely havens for some of the rarest Pokemon that it’s possible to catch on the game. Here’s a ranking of the top 10 UK attractions to find rare Pokemon, according to attractiontix.co.uk .
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Deutsche Bank pre-tax profits stood at 408 million euros, a fall of 67 percent compared with 2015's second quarter, on revenue of 7.4 billion euros, down 20 percent
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled 28 trillion yen ($266 billion) stimulus programme, days before the Bank of Japan holds its own meeting that is widely expected to see it widen monetary policy
More than two and a half million people who voted Labour at the last election would choose Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn to be Prime Minister, a new poll suggests. When asked which leader they would prefer to lead the country, 29% of Labour voters - equivalent to 2.7 million people - opted for the Conservative Party's new PM. The YouGov survey for The Times also found that Mrs May's government enjoys a 12-point lead over Labour in general.
Disney has patented a system to track guests at its theme parks using their shoes. The system would use cameras and sensors to scan people's footwear on arrival, and track them as they move around the grounds. It would let Disney build a picture of which rides, shops and shows are proving popular during a typical visit.
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline plans 275 million pounds of new investments at three drug manufacturing sites in Britain, signalling its confidence in the country despite last month's vote to leave the European Union. The decision came as Britain's biggest drugmaker reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, buoyed by new drug sales and currency gains from a falling pound, which it said could pump up full-year results by 19 percent. GSK, which had argued against Brexit before the referendum, said the UK remained an attractive place for making medicines, thanks to a skilled workforce and relatively low tax rates.
Greek authorities on Wednesday postponed hearings for eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum after they fled Turkey following an abortive coup attempt, a case that has underscored lingering tensions between the two NATO allies. The men - three majors, three captains and two sergeant majors - flew a military helicopter to the northern Greek border town of Alexandroupolis on July 16, a day after the coup attempt unfolded. Claiming they fear for their lives, the men have sought political asylum in Greece.
By Tim Hepher and Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Group took a 1.4 billion euro (£1.1 billion) hit for problems with Europe's troubled A400M troop plane and its A350 jetliner on Wednesday, clouding better than expected quarterly profits. Delays in deliveries of another keenly awaited jet, the revamped A320neo jetliner, which competes with Boeing's upcoming 737 MAX, also weighed on Europe's largest aerospace group, whose core profits fell 4 percent in the second quarter. Airbus Group posted 1.03 billion euros of charges for the A400M following gearbox problems and fuselage cracks and 385 million for the A350, whose deliveries have been held up by shortages of seats and, most recently, botched toilet doors.
Malaysia Airlines ground staff walk past Malaysia Airlines aircraft parked on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang
GlaxoSmithKline (Amsterdam: GO8.AS - news) (GSK) has announced a £275m investment in its UK manufacturing sites, saying the country remains "attractive" despite the Brexit vote. The company, which is the UK's largest drugmaker, had argued against the prospect of an exit from the European Union ahead of the referendum. It said that included the so-called 'patent box' which boosts profits from patented innovations by halving the rate of corporation tax - a tax relief that has faced opposition from Labour.
Britain's government has approved a 344 million pounds expansion to London City Airport, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. London City is located a few miles east of the Canary Wharf financial district and mostly handles short-haul flights to business destinations within Europe. "Making it easier to visit and do business in the City of London will help drive forward our economy and further strengthen the city's status as the world's leading financial centre," Hammond said in a statement.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline employs 6,000 staff across its nine manufacturing plants in Britain
Olly Murs reveals how he used the music studio as therapy after his break-up with his girlfriend
It all happened during a task, in which housemates were divided into three teams and instructed to build a bridge to cross over the swimming pool, when Jayne was pelted with a wet sponge and instantly wiped out.
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices tumbled 3 percent on Wednesday, with U.S. crude futures hitting three-month lows, as U.S. crude and gasoline stocks surged on weak demand during the peak summer driving season. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said crude stockpiles soared 1.7 million barrels last week, instead of falling 2.3 million barrels as forecast.