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    *** The Home Secretary is expected to reject calls to scrap the border deal with France when she travels to Paris later. *** The dad of a British backpacker who's died in Australia after trying to protect a fellow traveller from a knife attack says the family's "bereft". *** | |
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    *** Wayne Rooney will continue to be the captain of England. *** England's cricketers can wrap up their one-day international series with Pakistan today. *** | |
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    *** Queueing traffic due to earlier stalled vehicle on M62 Eastbound in Scholes. Lane four (of four) was closed between J25 and J26 until around 07:40, causing congestion on the route from Manchester towards Leeds.. All lanes have been re-opened. *** Severe delays of 15 minutes and delays increasing on M60 Westbound between J17 A56 Bury New Road and A580 East Lancashire Road. *** | |
24/7 International News

______________________________________________________________ Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland by European Union competition officials. The final ruling, expected on Tuesday, follows a three-year probe into Apple's Irish tax affairs, which the EU has previously identified as illegal. The Financial Times reports that the bill will be for billions of euros, making it Europe's biggest tax penalty. Apple and the Irish government are likely to appeal against the ruling. Under EU law, national tax authorities are not allowed to give tax benefits to selected companies - which the EU would consider to be illegal state aid. According to EU authorities, rulings made by the Irish government in 1991 and 2007 allowed Apple to minimise its tax bill in Ireland.
______________________________________________________________ Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the CPEC summit has provided an excellent opportunity for exchange of ideas and enabled stakeholders to share information with foreign dignitaries. Presiding over a Plenary Session of the CPEC summit and expo in Islamabad, he said CPEC will put the country on the road of economic development and growth. He said the fruits of this development will be shared amongst all the regions of Pakistan He expressed the hope that Pakistani and Chinese businessmen will avail this opportunity to lay the foundation for more meaningful engagements for cooperation and investment.
______________________________________________________________ In India, you can be charged with sedition for liking a Facebook post, criticising a yoga guru, cheering a rival cricket team, drawing cartoons, asking a provocative question in a university exam, or not standing up in a cinema when the national anthem is being played. So when actress-politician Divya Spandana, better known by her screen name Ramya, made some remarks last week praising Pakistan, a lawyer filed a private case in a local court, seeking to get her charged with sedition for "appreciating the people of Pakistan", India's neighbour and rival. Ramya had returned from a trip to Islamabad and found Pakistan was "not hell" - a riposte to the Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, who recently remarked that going to Pakistan was the "same as going to hell".
______________________________________________________________ A car driven by a suicide bomber has exploded after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say. The suicide bomber died and three embassy employees, all Kyrgyz nationals, were injured, Deputy PM Zhenish Razakov said. The chief of security at the Chinese embassy told the local AKIpress news agency that no Chinese were hurt. Social media footage showed smoke billowing above the building. Other images showed broken glass and concrete.