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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republicans are poised to pass the most sweeping rewrite of the US tax code since 1986 House Republicans have passed a controversial overhaul of the US tax code that slashes corporate rates. Thursday’s vote came after US President Donald Trump made a rare visit…

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Image copyright PA More than a million credit card users who are struggling financially have had their credit limits increased without asking, a charity has said. Such borrowing could make their financial problems worse, so Citizens Advice is calling for a ban on unsolicited increases in credit card limits. It…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhich cities might suffer as the ice melts A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists. It looks at the Earth’s spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be…

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production. Members including France, Finland and Mexico, say they will end the use of coal before 2030. Ministers hope to have 50 countries signed up by the…

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Image copyright PA English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has had his “verified” badge removed on Twitter, after the website changed its verified profiles policy. The blue badge was first introduced to indicate the authenticity of prominent profiles on the social network. But Twitter said it was being interpreted as…

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Image copyright Getty Images Russia has agreed to restructure $3.15bn (£2.4bn) in debt owed by Venezuela, providing breathing space to the cash-strapped country. The deal, announced on Wednesday, allows Venezuela to make “minimal” repayments on its Russian obligations over the next six years. It comes a day after credit ratings…

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Image copyright Reuters European regulators have warned banks working on post-Brexit plans that they will “need to have substance locally” to serve European clients. The European Central Bank said some of the proposals it has reviewed are inadequate and risk creating “empty shells”. Many banks currently gain access to the…

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Image copyright ESO / M. Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: Ross 128 b might be a target in the search for extra-terrestrial life Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that’s relatively close to our Solar System. The properties of this newly discovered planet – called Ross 128 b – make…

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Image copyright Getty Images French president Emmanuel Macron says that Europe will cover any shortfall in funding for the global climate body, the IPCC. The scientific organisation has faced uncertainty since President Donald Trump outlined plans earlier this year to cut US funding. The UK government also pledged to double…

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Image copyright Getty Images Airbus has struck its biggest single deal with an order for 430 aircraft worth $49.5bn at list prices from a US owner of a string of budget airlines. Indigo Partners, whose airlines include Europe’s Wizz Air and Volaris in Mexico, is buying Airbus’s medium-range A320neo family…

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