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Outlook First Standard Chartered, then Experian, and now Sainsbury’s. It’s shaping up to be a year of boardroom upheaval, and it’s still only January. Who next? Well, a little bird tells me Schroders’ veteran chief executive Michael Dobson has sounded out confidants in the City about the idea of him becoming chairman of this granddaddy of fund managers, succeeding 69-year-old Andrew Beeson.

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Gunman shoots at the headquarters of Greece's governing centre-right New Democracy party

A gunman sprayed bullets at the headquarters of Greece's governing centre-right New Democracy party near central Athens early today, with one hitting an office occasionally used by the country's prime minister, officials said. No-one was hurt.

UN agrees plan to oust extremists in Mali

The UN Security Council has approved an African-led military operation to oust al-Qa’ida-linked extremists from northern Mali – but not before the training of the country’s security forces and progress on political reconciliation and elections.

Barr fizzes with success before merger

AG Barr has served up a refreshing set of figures ahead of its planned £1.5bn merger with Britvic.

UK whistleblowers top US league

More than one in 10 tip-offs about corporate wrongdoing received by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) came from overseas, with British whistleblowers topping the list, a global investigations firm said yesterday.

Flaming Lips singer regrets fake grenade at airport

The frontman of the rock band The Flaming Lips, who attempted to take a replica grenade on to a domestic flight, prompting a security “lockdown” at Oklahoma City airport, has admitted he had “not quite thought” about the possible consequences of his actions.

Police investigate baseball cap clue after monkey is beaten to death at zoo in Idaho

Police are hoping that a baseball cap found inside a US zoo will help them track down the suspects in the beating death of a monkey.

Spirit set to cheer pub market with rise in profits despite the gloom mongers

Signs of life in the great British boozer should emerge this week when the Spirit Pub Company cheers the sector with upbeat profit figures.

Total warns about 'inaccurate' oil prices

With the fires from the Libor scandal still burning, the temperature is rising in the oil markets amid mounting concerns that this could be the next of the City's dark corners to blaze into life.

Total sounds a warning on 'inaccurate' oil prices

After Libor, the French giant's concerns could ignite latest scandal in markets

Egypt: At least 21 troops killed in Sinai accident

A troop carrier overturned on a mountain road in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula earlier today, killing at least 21 members of the security forces stationed on the border with Israel, officials said.

American shot dead after hotel slaying

Israeli forces shot dead an American man who opened fire in a seaside hotel packed with tourists yesterday and killed a person.

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