Britain's markets watchdog banned former financial advisor Phillip Boakes on Tuesday after he lost his appeal against a 10-year jail sentence for running a "giant Ponzi scheme" that paid for luxury cars and a butler. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said in a statement on Tuesday that a Court of Appeal judge on Monday ruled that the sentence was "not a day too long". Boakes, whose address was given as Wandsworth prison in London, had appealed the sentence in March for defrauding customers through his company, Currency Trader, which claimed to carry out foreign exchange spread betting for its customers. More »FCA bans former financial advisor Phillip Boakes
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Canada's federal government and its provinces will present a united front on combating greenhouse gas emissions at the Paris climate summit which begins next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. More »Canada, provinces to present united front at Paris climate talks
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's president asks moderate Socialist Party to form govt, with radical parties' support. More »Portugal's president asks moderate Socialist Party to form govt, with radical parties' support
(Reuters) - The Football Association has issued new safety-first guidelines on how to identify whether a player has been concussed following an injury and how soon they should be allowed to return. The guidelines state that a player suspected of being concussed should be immediately removed from play or training and must not return to play that day. In cases where concussion is proved, an adult player can only return to play after 19 days at the earliest, while the earliest possible return for an under-19 player is 23 days. More »FA releases new 'safety-first' guidelines for concussion
With Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season just around the corner, Volvo has announced a way for drivers to have parcels delivered to the boot of their parked car. The system, called Volvo In-car Delivery, means packages can be delivered to your car boot without you waiting at home for the courier. Volvo has partnered with a range of couriers who specialise in delivering toys, gifts, food and drink. More »Black Friday 2015: Volvo launches car boot delivery service in time for Christmas shopping
Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the Russian charge d'affaires on Tuesday, after a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkish jets along the country's Syria border, a Turkish official said. The incident is the first time a Russian or Soviet plane has been shot down by a NATO member since 1950s. More »Russian charge d'affaires summoned by Turkey after downing of jet - official
It was October 1st 2014 'Forty-Eight Hours of Hell' was published in Huffington Post, a blog raising awareness to the deploring cruelty in the captivity process and slaughter of a family pod of pilot whales in Taiji Japan, which began on September 25th 2014 and lasted over two days. This time though the 50/60 family pod of pilot whales, consisting of many juveniles and babies endured a sickening four days of needless pain, fear and suffering, only to meet the most barbaric and excruciating death imaginable. Some of these pilot whales had to witness their family members being dragged to their deaths in the most brutal manner and were then held hostage without access to food, languishing in the blood of dead relatives for over 62 hours according to eye witnesses from Dolphin Project and Sea Shepherd, who spend the season from September to March each year monitoring the daily dolphin drives. More »Four Days of Hell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-led coalition targeted Islamic State in Iraq and Syria with 26 air strikes against the militant group on Monday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said. In a statement on Tuesday, the coalition said nine strikes in Syria hit near four cities, destroying several fighting positions, vehicles and other targets. In Iraq, 17 air strikes near six cities struck a 11 Islamic State tactical units as well as buildings, fighting positions and weapons caches, among other targets, the task force said. (Reporting by Washington Newsroom) More »U.S. coalition stages 26 strikes against Islamic State
An advertising agency at the centre of a row over the banning from cinema screens of an advert featuring the Lord's Prayer will not reverse the decision. More »Lord's Prayer cinema advert ban agency defends policy as 'correct and fair'
By Tim Kelly USS RONALD REAGAN (Reuters) - The U.S. and Japanese navies established a new level of cooperation to resupply each others vessels during joint exercises in the seas south of Japan last week, the commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet said on Tuesday. Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin said the delivery of boxes of food and other provisions to a Japanese warship by a U.S. helicopter heralded greater operational integration. "It's a big step forward, and we want to do more of that in the future," Aucoin said at a press conference aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. More »U.S., Japan naval exercises make 'big step forward'
The United States has issued a worldwide travel alert warning American citizens of "increased terrorist threats" in the wake of the Paris attacks More »Travel sector stocks rocked on escalating terror fears
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Philippines asked global judges on Tuesday to recognise its right to exploit waters in the South China Sea, a case that could bolster territorial claims by other countries against China in the resource-rich body of water. China, which claims economic and territorial rights in almost the entire sea, has boycotted the proceedings and rejects the court's authority in the case. Indonesia has signalled it may also go to the court to counter an increasingly-assertive China that has heightened tension in the region. More »Philippines takes South China Sea claim to Hague court
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Some 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment and a five-year strategy to end the threat of a never-ending AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS programme said on Tuesday. Estimates show new HIV infections have fallen by 35 percent since the peak of the three-decade-old pandemic in 2000, and AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42 percent since a peak in 2004, UNAIDS said in a report timed for release before World Aids Day on Dec. 1. Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment," Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS' executive director, told reporters at a briefing. More »Almost 16 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns
A network of air samplers designed to spot biothreat agents in cities across the US cannot be counted on to detect a biological attack, according to a new report. The $87m-a-year BioWatch system was introduced by President George W Bush in 2003 to provide early warning, detection or recognition of a biological attack. The report, by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - which operates BioWatch - "lacks reliable information" about the system's "technical capabilities to detect a biological attack". More »Bioterror Alert Boxes 'Trigger False Alarms'
Chelsea made a loss of £23.1m ($32.9m) during the 2014-15 season despite the club winning the Premier League and the Capital One Cup. Chairman Bruce Buck claimed they are "comfortably within the allowable limits" of Uefa's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules but the deficit adds concerns ahead of a January transfer window where the Blues are expected to make additions to turnaround their poor start to the season. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho recently revealed he is not planning to overhaul his squad in the next transfer window despite the club sitting 15th in the league, 14 points behind leaders Leicester City. More »Chelsea annual financial results: Club made £23.1m loss but are 'within FFP limits'
Toxic mud from a collapsed iron mine dam in Brazil has travelled more than 500km along the Rio Doce to reach the Atlantic Ocean. A plume of red mud can be seen spreading out along the coast of the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, threatening the region's already endangered wildlife. The collapse of the dam caused Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster. More »Brazil dam disaster: Toxic red mud threatens endangered wildlife in Rio Doce basin
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Britain said the downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border by Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday was very serious and that it was seeking further details urgently. "A Russian air force jet was shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border this morning. Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeated warnings over air space violations, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. More »Britain says downing of Russian warplane 'very serious'
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has repeated his promise to bring back waterboarding, a harsh interrogation technique that President Barack Obama and others have called torture. On the other side, they chop off our young people's heads and they put them on a stick," Trump told a crowd of supporters at a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio. On 22 November, Trump spoke on the ABC's This Week programme and said that if elected he would bring back waterboarding as an interrogation technique for suspected terrorists. More »Donald Trump reiterates promise to bring back waterboarding
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan approved on Tuesday a new cabinet led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu following the Nov. 1 parliamentary election where the AK Party regained the single-party rule it had lost in a June 7 vote. The announcement was made in a statement from Erdogan's office. (Reporting by Ercan Gurses; Writing by Daren Butler; editing by David Dolan) More »Turkish President Erdogan approves new cabinet after election
Britain's former WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye will make his comeback after three years against Australian Mark de Mori on Jan. 16 in London, he announced on Tuesday. Haye, who lost his title to Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko four years ago, plans eventually to take on fellow Briton Anthony Joshua and then wants a another shot at the world title. "It's unfinished business," Haye, 35, told Sky Sports News. More »Haye to make comeback against Australian De Mori
British lender Paragon Group of Companies Plc reported a 9 percent increase in full-year pretax profit and raised its share buyback programme by up to 50 million pounds after extending it into next year. The company, which owns Paragon Bank, said its buy-to-let lending doubled to 1.33 billion pounds in the year ended Sept. 30, while its pipeline at year-end was up 72 percent at 713.7 million pounds. Paragon said its banking unit, which reported a loss of 8.6 million pounds in 2015, is expected to make a profit in 2016. More »UK lender Paragon's FY profit up 9 percent; buyback raised
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down the debate over the Merseysiders' chances to return to the Champions League next season by securing the Premier League top four. The German manager couldn't hide his joy at the impressive 4-1 victory at Manchester City on 21 November but urged his side to focus on the next Europe League home game against Bordeaux to replicate their performance at the Etihad Stadium in front of the Anfield fans. More »Jurgen Klopp plays down Liverpool chances to make the top four after win at Manchester City
First such trial in country's history involves General Hassan, who embodied army's fight against armed groups. More »Algeria military court to try intelligence official