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The Latest Watchdog predicts recession after nodeal Brexit

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Britain’s talks to the leave the European Union (all times local):11:25 a.m.Britain’s independent economic watchdog says the U.K. will plunge into recession if it leaves the European Union without a divorce deal, with the pound plunging in value and the economy shrinking by 2% in a year.The Office for Budget Responsibility says a no-deal Brexit would see “heightened uncertainty and declining confidence deter investment, while higher trade barriers with the EU weigh on exports.”It predicted Thursday that GDP would fall by 2% by the end of 2020 in a no-deal scenario.Britain is due to leave the EU on Oct. 31, but Parliament has rejected the government’s divorce deal with the bloc. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, who are vying to replace Theresa May as prime minister, both say they will leave without an agreement if the EU won’t renegotiate.___10:35 a.m.Diplomatic language has gone out of the window in the standoff over Britain’s departure from the European Union, with a U.K. government delegate calling one top EU official a “stupid boy.”Martin Callanan, Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union of the United Kingdom, said ahead of an EU meeting that EU Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans has spread “childish insults” about the British negotiating stance which has failed to bring a breakthrough in over two years of talks.Timmermans says in a BBC documentary to be aired late Thursday that U.K. negotiators had been “running around like idiots.”Callanan, quoting a famous riposte from the British sitcom “Dad’s Army,” said Timmermans was a “stupid boy.”The Associated Press read more

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Bangladesh bowl Taijul replaces Rubel Keemo Paul debuts for WI

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrathwaite ton catapults Windies into driver’s seatJuly 13, 2018In “latest news”Shakib six-for restricts WI to 129; Bangladesh need 335July 14, 2018In “Sports”Shai Hope stars with 146* as West Indies level seriesDecember 11, 2018In “latest news” Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan chose to field first against West Indies in the second Test in Kingston. West Indies, who are already without Kemar Roach, who was rested due to a hamstring injury, replaced him with Keemo Paul, who became the 315th Test cricketer for his country. Paul received his cap from the legendary fast bowler Curtly Ambrose.Keemo PaulWest Indies also dropped their only specialist spinner – Devendra Bishoo. Shimron Hetmyer took Bishoo’s place as West Indies bolstered their batting.Shakib said he still has faith in his batting order, despite Bangladesh’s twin collapses in the series-opener in Antigua, which is why they made just one change, in their bowling attack. And it was an interesting one, with left-arm spinner Taijul Islam being replaced by Rubel Hossain, who went wicketless in the first Test.West Indies: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Devon Smith, 3 Kieran Powell, 4 Shai Hope, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt), 9 Keemo Paul, 10 Miguel Cummins, 11 Shannon GabrielBangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Abu Jayed, 11 Kamrul Islam (ESPNCricinfo) read more

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