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  • Britain investigates Carillion directors after collapse

    LONDON/CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Britain ordered a fast-track inquiry into the role played by Carillion's directors in the failure of the construction and services group, as some of its thousands of small suppliers started to lay off workers on Tuesday.

  • Uber to introduce mandatory rest breaks for UK drivers

    LONDON (Reuters) - Uber said on Tuesday its British drivers will have to take a six-hour break after they have accepted and made trips with passengers totalling 10 hours as the taxi app responds to criticism over excessive working hours.

  • German strikes spread to Daimler, union mulls escalation

    BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of German industrial workers downed tools on Tuesday in support of trade union IG Metall's demands for a 6 percent pay rise and a right to the first new cut in weekly working hours since the 1980s.

  • Northern Ireland's Adams attempts to overturn jailbreak conviction

    BELFAST (Reuters) - Gerry Adams, leader of Ireland's largest nationalist party, Sinn Fein, on Tuesday launched a bid to overturn two 1975 convictions for attempting to escape from prison, arguing that his initial detention was illegal.

  • Energy, mining stocks drag FTSE lower

    LONDON (Reuters) - Oil and mining companies dragged Britain's FTSE 100 index to a negative close on Tuesday, tracking energy and metals prices lower, after gaining earlier in the session on a fall in sterling.

  • Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on government crackdown worries

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.

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