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Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.

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Mobile growth boosts Facebook

Facebook completed a year of trumping earnings expectations on the back of mobile growth on Wednesday, reporting first-quarter results that sent the stock up 3 per cent in after-hours trading...

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UK deficit falls to lowest level since start of financial crisis

Government borrowing totalled £107.7bn in the fiscal year to end-March, just below the target outlined in last month's budget

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Arrests and disappearances on rise in east Ukraine

Last Thursday afternoon Volodymyr Rybak, a city councillor in the east Ukrainian town of Horlivka, took part in a “flash mob” demonstration in support of the unity of Ukraine and then tried to raise...

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Bank raises UK growth forecast

The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.

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