Barclays bosses pressured by Qatar to mask Gulf state PM’s holding, court told
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Barclays bosses pressured by Qatar to mask Gulf state PM’s holding, court told

Barclays bosses were put under pressure by Qatari officials to mask the Gulf state prime minister’s holding in the UK bank as it rushed to close a multibillion-pound rescue package that would help the bank avoid a government bailout, a court has heard. Prosecutors for the Serious Fraud Office presented internal emails and phone calls…

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Experts warned of fire-spread risks two years before Grenfell
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Experts warned of fire-spread risks two years before Grenfell

Experts warned the government two years before the Grenfell Tower disaster that not enough was being done to tackle the risk of fire spreading through such buildings and that lives were in danger as a result. Whitehall-commissioned studies produced in March 2015 warned of potential fatalities unless officials addressed the danger of flames passing through…

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UK home secretary approves extradition of Vijay Mallya to India
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UK home secretary approves extradition of Vijay Mallya to India

The UK home secretary has ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya, the Indian multimillionaire chairman of Kingfisher beer and former Force India Formula One team owner, over allegations of £1bn fraud. Sajid Javid on Monday formally ordered Mallya, who owns two multimillion UK properties and until last year had two superyachts, to be extradited, stating…

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