Donald Trump declares tax system unfair but admits to being beneficiary

Speaking at a Rally in Loveland, Colorado on 3 October, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump decried the unfairness of the tax system, at the same time admitting he is a very big beneficiary. A New York Times report showed Trump taking an almost $1bn loss in 1995, that may have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years. Oct 4, 2016

Historic FARC peace deal rejected by Colombians in knife-edge result

Colombians have narrowly rejected a peace deal between the The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, and the government that would have ended a 52-year war. The No vote won by half a percent after critics of the peace deal felt it was too lenient on the Marxist rebel group. Oct 3, 2016

Philip Hammond: British people did not vote on June 23rd to become poorer, or less secure

Chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled a set of policies designed to shore up Britains economy during a period of turbulence which he has forecast as a result of Brexit. Speaking to the Conservative conference in Birmingham, Hammond offered a new guarantee to continue payments of any multi-year EU grants secured by British businesses and organisations before withdrawal - probably in March 2019. Oct 3, 2016