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Government brings forward rise in state pension age

State pension age set to rise to 68 seven years earlier than previously planned, but government faces battle to secure votes for change. The government has announced the state pension age will rise to 68 seven years earlier than previously planned. The change is in line with a government-commissioned report led by John Cridland, former director general...

EU ready to retaliate against US sanctions on Russia

Brussels is preparing to retaliate against the US if Washington pushes ahead with far-reaching new sanctions on Russia that hit European companies. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, has called for an urgent review of how Brussels should respond if Europe’s energy companies or other businesses are targeted by sanctions under discussion in the US Congress. According...