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• Five years later, the officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, has been arrested on the same charge of possessing classified information that he would originally have faced. But it’s still not clear if he spied for China. Olympic détente draws tepid U.S. response • North and South Korea’s agreement on…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesco says the Clubcard change makes it “simpler” for customers As soon as Tesco said it was cutting some of its Clubcard rewards, customers started venting their anger. “Kick people while they’re down,” said one. Another called it a “blow” after saving up the…

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Image copyright Reuters Bosses and directors of Carillion will not get bonuses or severance payments, the government has said. The Insolvency Service said no such payments had been made since the construction firm collapsed on Monday. The announcement comes as work on Carillion’s public sector construction sites is paused pending…

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Image copyright Waitrose Waitrose has apologised after customers were left unable to pay by card on Tuesday evening. The supermarket chain was one of several businesses hit by a failure at card machine network Verifone. Customers in Birmingham and London were among those taking to social media, saying they had…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive. Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m…

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Image copyright EPA European planemaker Airbus has said it will stop making its A380 “superjumbo” if it does not get any more orders. Sales director John Leahy said Airbus would have to halt the programme if the plane’s main customer, Dubai’s Emirates airline, did not place another order. “But I’m…

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Image copyright Reuters Cabinet ministers have concluded a crisis meeting about keeping vital public services going after the collapse of contractor Carillion. The construction giant, which provides services for schools, prisons and hospitals, has gone into liquidation. Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said the two-hour Cobra committee talks enabled ministers…

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