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Spotify aims for $1bn public share listing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Ek co-founded Swedish streaming company Spotify in 2006 Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service, has filed paperwork to start selling its shares publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm, which launched in 2008, said its shares could be worth up …

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Universities should pay back fees for strike, says minister

Image copyright PA Image caption The universities minister says students should have refunds for lessons lost to strikes The universities minister says students whose courses have been disrupted by the university strike should receive compensation for lost classes. Sam Gyimah said this could mean a refund on tuition fees or …

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Taliban offer: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seeks talks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Some former Taliban have surrendered, but the group has grown stronger in recent years Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered peace talks “without preconditions” to the Taliban after 16 years of war. Speaking at a peace conference in Kabul, he proposed measures including a ceasefire …

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EU suggests 'common area' across Northern Ireland border

The EU has proposed a “common regulatory area” on the island of Ireland if solutions cannot be found for the post-Brexit border. Unveiling a draft legal agreement, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said this would be a “backstop” option and called on the UK to come up with alternatives. He said …

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Childcare costs: Parents of children under two pay the most

Image copyright PA Parents with children aged under two are facing the most striking rise in childcare costs, a survey has found. There have been concerns that the extra cost of providing 30 hours’ free childcare for three and four-year-olds has raised costs elsewhere. The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual …

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