Gavin Williamson at centre of row over chancellor’s cancelled China trip

Senior Conservatives call for defence minister to be reined in after upset in Beijing over his commentsThe defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, was at the centre of a growing cabinet row on Saturday night as senior government sources blamed him for off…

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Donald Trump hints at extension to China trade talks

President said potential delay was justified as deal ‘must be the biggest in history’President Donald Trump has conceded that he will delay planned increases in import duties on $200bn (£155bn) of Chinese goods if there is progress in trade talks in Wa…

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High street discounts boost struggling retailers as Brexit nears

Clothes shops in particular had rise in sales after launching price reductionsHigh street discounts in the January sales helped drive a strong recovery in UK consumer spending last month in a sign that British consumers shrugged off mounting fears over…

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Amazon cancels plans for New York headquarters after fierce opposition

Tech company says it has ‘decided not to move forward’ with giant campus in QueensSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspectiveAmazon has cancelled its plans for a new headquarters in New York City following a torrent of local political o…

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