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Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities
LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process.






UK public finances improve in October, remain far off-track
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's public finances improved slightly in October but finance minister George Osborne is still unlikely to meet his budget goals before next year's general election.






GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul speaks to the Chase Federalist Society at Northern Kentucky University, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Highland Heights, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.


Clock ticks on Iran nuclear deal
The clock is ticking down for a nuclear deal with Iran, and so far it looks like no agreement will be reached in time.

Israel revives controversial policies
Israel has revived its controversial demolition policy in the wake of several recent terror attacks. Israel says it may save lives. Palestinians say it's cruel and unusual punishment.

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins 2nd world title
After eight years and eight agonizing months of intense competition, Lewis Hamilton is once again the Formula One world champion.

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