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Condor Group streamlines global operations with acquisition of Condor Ledermode in Austria. Condor Group streamlines global operations with acquisition of Condor Ledermode in Austria.
Condor Ledermode serviced both the Austrian home market and also an international export market. Condor Group, based in London, has a very similar business model, servicing both domestic UK retailers and also exporting to international clients with its brands that include Royal London watches, Sony and Renata batteries, as well as its range of watch straps. Condor Groupís director, Nashi Bho...
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IWC lines up 27 limited editions to mark its 150th anniversary in 2018. IWC lines up 27 limited editions to mark its 150th anniversary in 2018.
IWC Schaffhausen is turning 150 next year and to celebrate the milestone the company will unveil a Jubilee Collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch fair in January. The showcase will have 27 limited-edition models from the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilotís Watches and Da Vinci families. All the watches will have imprinted dials in white or blue, an effect achieved...
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Where Swiss travelled in 2016 and who went the most. Where Swiss travelled in 2016 and who went the most.
A recent government report shows Swiss residents spent 22.4 million nights away from home in 2016. Two thirds of these nights were spent in six countries. By far the favourite destination was Switzerland, which accounted for 33% of all overnight stays. Next were Germany (13%), Italy (12%), France (9%) and Austria (4%). A long list of other european countries accounted for a further 20% of night...
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Swiss watch export growth to UK levels out in October but country remains Europeís largest. Swiss watch export growth to UK levels out in October but country remains Europeís largest.
Exports of Swiss watches to the United Kingdom were worth CHF 122.3 million (£99.3m) in October, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. The UK market remains comfortably the largest in Europe, with exports to Germany rising to CHF 97m in October and CHF 82 million to France. Exports to Italy were roughly level with October 2016 at CHF 105m. Globally, Swiss watch industry ex...
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Roy Moore is waging war on Senate leader Mitch McConnell. Roy Moore is waging war on Senate leader Mitch McConnell.
MOBILE, Ala. ó Roy Moore is on the warpath against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As Republicans here reckon with allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore, their nominee in next month's Senate election is trying to turn the race into a referendum on whether McConnell has spent too much time on Alabama politics and too little advancing President Donald Trump's agenda i...
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North Korean diplomat in Pakistan suspected of bootlegging booze North Korean diplomat in Pakistan suspected of bootlegging booze
A burglary at the residence of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan has raised suspicion that the envoy might have been involved in large-scale booze bootlegging. Either that or the diplomat drinks a hefty amount himself, as the burglars took off with thousands of bottles of whisky, beer and wine from his Islamabad residence. Alcohol is illegal for Muslims in Pakistan and hence hard to get. D...
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Nigeria grazing ban to stop deadly cattle wars Nigeria grazing ban to stop deadly cattle wars
Nigeria has implemented a controversial ban on cattle grazing they say will bring peace to the area, but opponents have decried as a recipe for anarchy. The ban, in the south-eastern Benue state, follows years violent and often deadly clashes between nomadic Fulani herdsman and local farmers. The herders accuse farmers of killing their cattle while the farmers say the animals are destroying ...
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Driver escapes from exploding car in Fife street Driver escapes from exploding car in Fife street
A driver has escaped uninjured after his car exploded in a Fife street. The incident happened in Macindoe Crescent in Kirkcaldy at 13:20. It is understood the Kia Sportage was parked at the time when a gas tank in the car blew up. Emergency services put out the blaze by 14:15. Paramedics treated one person at the scene. A witness said the blast shook nearby buildings and he saw the driver...
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Charity loses Dubs amendment legal challenge over child refugees Charity loses Dubs amendment legal challenge over child refugees
Campaigners who were trying to force the government to allow more unaccompanied child refugees into the UK have lost a High Court challenge. The charity, Help Refugees, argued a consultation process that calculated only 480 children should be accepted by the UK was "fundamentally flawed". It says more should be accepted under the "Dubs Amendment", to help refugees. However, High Court jud...
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Gavin Williamson replaces Michael Fallon as defence secretary Gavin Williamson replaces Michael Fallon as defence secretary
Chief Whip Gavin Williamson has been appointed as the new defence secretary after Sir Michael Fallon's resignation. Sir Michael quit on Wednesday saying his past behaviour may have "fallen short" of the standards expected by the UK military. He became the first politician to quit following recently revealed claims of sexual harassment in Parliament. South Staffordshire MP Mr Williamson, 4...
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