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Pound Sterling was wallowing at eight month lows against the euro, as investors continued to trade on news that the European Central Bank may start weighing plans to cut its stimulus program. The pound was down more 0.2% versus the euro at 1.111, its lowest level since the start of November. Versus the US dollar, sterling was relatively flat at 1.296. Investors...

A prison teacher and mother-of-two who had a romance with an inmate has been jailed for 21 months. Jennifer Forshaw, 28, ignored concerns by authorities at HMP Wymott in Leyland, Lancashire, that she was vulnerable due to her marriage break-up and continued her secret relationship with prisoner Ian Howard. Her indiscretions were finally uncovered by her estranged husband, who found intimate...

A Palestinian has been shot dead during confrontations with Israeli police in Jerusalem. A spokesman for Mukassed Hospital said he was the second Palestinian to be killed on Friday in violence triggered by a dispute over Israel’s decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine. The Palestinian Red Crescent said 41 Palestinians were taken to hospitals or clinics...

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over the hiring of a new communications aide, according to AP sources.

The Trump administration is to ban US citizens from travelling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who fell into a coma in a North Korean prison. US officials said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to implement a "geographical travel restriction" for North Korea, which would make the use of US passports to...

German car maker Audi is to fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance. Audi, a unit of Volkswagen, said it "aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines" and believes the voluntary retrofitting programme "will counteract possible bans on vehicles with diesel engines". The free programme, which will apply to Europe and other...

A Palestinian has been shot dead during confrontations with Israeli police in Jerusalem. A spokesman for Mukassed Hospital said he was the second Palestinian to be killed on Friday in violence triggered by a dispute over Israel’s decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine. Israeli border police officers detain two Palestinians during clashes in Jerusalem, Friday, July 21,...

The pound tumbled to an eight-month low against the euro after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi signalled potential changes to its bond buying programme could be discussed in the autumn. The news sent the euro soaring, knocking the pound down 1.3% to trade at 1.116 against the European currency, marking its lowest point since early November. Sterling was...