Bank forecasts low interest rates for longer

Policymakers say the UK will avoid recession this year, but Brexit is still weighing on the economy.

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Dark Horses Russia Hope to Spring a Surprise on Japan in 2019 Rugby World Cup Opener

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Trump rages as Fed cuts rates a second time

Second modest rate cut arrives amid fears of a possible recession

Spectre of Jose Mourinho lurks as PSG defeat puts Zinedine Zidane’s future in doubt

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Rangers’ Artemi Panarin should be OK after injury scare

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Giants’ Daniel Jones could be getting some receivers back

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The problem isn't Joe Biden's centrism. It's that he's the wrong kind of centrist

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House prices in Britain rising at slowest rate for seven years

Steep declines in London and south as weak wage growth still cuts out younger buyers

Bob Iger: Disney, Apple may have merged if Steve Jobs were alive

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Giancarlo Stanton has dream first at-bat in Yankees return

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Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of literary award over BDS support

German city rescinds Nelly Sachs Prize from British-Pakistani author, citing her support of the pro-Palestine movement.