Visits to Egypt down 50% since 2011, trips to Tunisia down 40% last year, and bookings for Turkey down by a third this year

A series of terrorist attacks, geopolitical unrest and an unabating migration crisis have dealt a severe blow to the tourist economies of north Africa and the near east, figures suggest.

Office for National Statistics figures released on Friday show that the numbers of British nationals travelling to past holiday hotspots such as Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey is in sharp decline.

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Apple was dumped most often by hedge funds in the first quarter while big money managers added a big chunk of Facebook. Still, most top hedge fund holdings lagged the performance of the S&P 500.

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Scientists in South Korea have developed an early warning system for consumers in the home and in restaurants, takeaways and grocery shops

In a highly critical report last month, the British government came under fire for what the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies said was a failure to tackle the problem of food poisoning, which results in 20,000 people being hospitalised and 500 deaths every year.

The thinktank blamed the worsening situation on a substantial fall in the number of food standards and environmental inspections over a decade between 2004 and 2013. The lack of inspections resulted in a cut in prosecutions, the thinktank said, and allowed sloppy procedures in the food industry to go unchecked.

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Trump released his personal financial disclosure statement last week — but it’s unclear if his financial wellbeing is substantial or of the Groupon variety

Could we be about to elect a one-man financial bubble as president of the United States of America?

Donald Trump released his second annual personal financial disclosure statement last week. It was the largest ever and “tremendous”, according to Trump. And it did indeed show that the Trump brand appears to be thriving, financially speaking.

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Like me, you might be a liberal who loves Uber and Airbnb. But the darker side of the new economy isn’t something we can simply ignore

As I write this, I’m about to travel to beautiful, sunny Puerto Rico for a brief vacation. If all goes according to plan, there will be keys waiting for me in a mailbox outside an apartment in San Juan, which will hopefully look like the pictures I saw on the Airbnb website.

To get to the airport, I’m probably going to take an Uber, partly because I just moved to New York and still feel like a fool trying to wave down a cab, but mostly because calling an Uber is really, truly, ridiculously easy to do.

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Ploughshares Fund’s annual report says it donated to National Public Radio, but group’s spokeswoman says funding did not influence coverage

A group recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.

Related: Was the Iran nuclear deal just a triumph of White House spin?

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The problems of storing and carrying energy for our gadgets and homes are proving difficult to solve. But a breakthrough is sorely needed

From the phones in our pockets to the cars on our roads, almost everything with an electrical circuit needs a battery. But while the rest of the technology industry has made great leaps over the past couple of decades, batteries have not.

The shortcomings of batteries are now one of the biggest bottlenecks in transport, energy, infrastructure and more. Our power demands are ever-increasing, but our ability to carry or store power is limited. Smartphones barely last a day, electric vehicles have much shorter ranges than petrol or diesel cars, and storing energy from sources such as solar panels is difficult.

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The easyJet flight from Glasgow was diverted to Toulouse, France, where the group were escorted off the plane by police

An easyJet flight from Glasgow to Mallorca had to be diverted because of a disruptive group of passengers, the airline said.

The group were marched off the plane by police after the jet was diverted to Toulouse, France, on Saturday night.

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Like some of his predecessors, Osborne has to cope with a trade deficit and budget deficit at the same time

Britain’s economic problem is easy to identify. As a nation, we live beyond our means. Consumption exceeds production. Exports are lower than imports, resulting in a balance of payments deficit that has got bigger over time.

None of this is new. George Osborne is not the first chancellor of the exchequer to arrive in office expressing concern about the unbalanced nature of UK growth. Nor, as things stand, will he be the last.

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Jacob Steel

I am Jacob . I live in London. I have studied economics and have always been interested in Binary and Stock trading.

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