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UK Black Friday online spend jumps 36 percent to 1.1 billion pounds - Experian-IMRG

Monday, November 30, 2015 9:35am

Workers collect customer orders during Black Friday deals week at an Amazon fulfilment centre in Hemel HempsteadBritons spent 1.1 billion pounds shopping online on "Black Friday" last week, an increase of 36 percent on the previous year, according to an estimate published by retail researcher Experian-IMRG. The sales promotion day, a concept first imported from the United States in 2010, was much more of an online event this year compared to last as shoppers opted to use websites rather than visit physical stores. Online retailer Amazon UK, John Lewis [JLPLC.UL] [JLP.UL], Britain's biggest department store chain, and Dixons Carphone, Britain's largest electrical goods and mobile phone chain, all said Friday was their biggest-ever single day's trade.

IMF approves China's yuan as elite reserve currency

Monday, November 30, 2015 9:29am

The yuan, also known as the renminbi, will join the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound in the basket of currencies the IMF uses as an international reserve assetThe International Monetary Fund welcomed China's yuan into its elite reserve currency basket on Monday, recognizing the ascendance of the Asian power in the global economy. The yuan, also known as the renminbi, will join the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound next year in the basket of currencies the IMF uses as an international reserve asset. The move by the IMF executive board, representing the institution's 188 member nations, solidifies China's ambition to see the yuan achieve global status as one of the world's top currencies.

Syria denies using chemical weapons in civil war

Monday, November 30, 2015 9:23am

A Syrian man carries two girls through the rubble following a barrel bomb attack on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 17, 2015Syria on Monday denied ever using chemical weapons in its four-year-old civil war, telling a global watchdog it was cooperating fully with the destruction of its toxic stockpile. Damascus's rebuttal comes amid growing accusations it is not being transparent with the world's chemical watchdog and as United Nations efforts are stepped up to track down the perpetrators of deadly chlorine gas attacks in the war-torn country last year. "We wish here to state categorically that we have never used chlorine or any other toxic chemicals during any incidents or any other operations in the Syrian Arab Republic since the beginning of the crisis and up to this very day," Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Moqdad told the annual meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Police: Suspect in officer's death refused to drop rifle

Monday, November 30, 2015 9:16am

This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed. Reed, who had been an officer for more than 20 years, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, after he and other officers were called to a domestic situation in New Florence, Pa. (Pennsylvania State Police via AP)GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say the man suspected of fatally shooting a western Pennsylvania police officer refused to drop his weapon, but it's unclear if he or the officer fired first.

Jury selection starts in trial of Baltimore police officer charged in man's death

Monday, November 30, 2015 9:16am

Baltimore Police Officer William Porter approaches the court house in BaltimoreJury selection began on Monday for the trial of the first of six police officers charged in the April death of a black man in police custody that set off rioting in the city and inflamed an already tense U.S. debate on race and justice. Officer William Porter, 26, faces charges including manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office for the death of Freddie Gray, 25. Porter, who is black, is accused of ignoring Gray's requests for medical aid and not putting a seatbelt on him, even though he was shackled and handcuffed.