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Thousands of riot police and protesters clashed this morning in Kiev as police attempted to move them from a number of camps around government buildings. Protesters are calling for closer ties with Europe, and are angry at the perceived closening of ties with Russia, its former Soviet master.
- On November 21, the Ukrainian government announced it did not sign a trade pact with the EU amid speculation of pressure from Moscow
- Thousands poured into the streets, and have remained there, urging President Viktor Yanukovych to go ahead with the deal
- European leaders say the trade pact would have brought investment, and that failure to sign risked the economic future of the country
- Under the deal, Ukraine would have had to agree to improve its justice and human rights record, and to look into ways of clamping down on corruption
- Supporters of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, leader of the 'Orange Revolution' hoped the deal would mean she would be released from prison
Police have visited all remaining families in hull who had loved ones who died on the stricken ship the Gaul.
Thirty six people died when the trawler sunk in 1974 north of Norway. In 2012 remains of 10 people were found in a cave.
– Alan Leaver, Asst Chief Con, Humberside Police
"We have met with all the families of the crew members lost on the Gaul and will continue to provide them with information as it becomes available.
"At the moment the information we have is very limited and we have to wait for the Russian authorities to advise us of the tests they are doing on the remains.
"We will continue to work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to seek to support families and to provide more details about the remains."
Families in Hull are being DNA tested to see if remains washed up in Russia were passengers of the stricken ship the Gaul.
36 people died when the trawler sunk in 1974 north of Norway. In 2012 remains of 10 people were found in a cave.
All the families of men who died have been visited and have been given the details known about the remains and the ongoing forensic examinations.
Lloyds Banking Group's record £28 million fine follows a review by the Financial Conduct Authority's predecessor, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), of sales bonus schemes in the banking industry.
While 20 firms had features that increased the risk of mis-selling, Lloyds' failings were "so serious" it was referred for further investigation last year.
Lloyds apologised to customers and admitted its management of incentive schemes was "inadequate".
It has begun contacting customers that were affected and said it has made major changes to its sales incentive schemes since the issues first emerged in 2011 "to ensure that all its schemes are focused on doing the right things for customers and providing good service".
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland fell today as the surprise departure of finance director Nathan Bostock, just two months after he was appointed, was greeted with dismay in the City.
Mr Bostock's informed the board last night of his decision to take up a role with Santander UK.
Shares fell 2 percent as investors digested the impact of Mr Bostock's departure - described as "surprising and disappointing" by Shore Capital analyst Gary Greenwood.
Mr Bostock had been head of restructuring and risk at RBS for four years and was seen as a key part of the team striving to repair the bank under then-chief executive Stephen Hester.
Oil trader Andrew Kearns, who was sacked from Glencore UK Ltd because he was said not to be in a fit state to work after a heavy night out in Singapore, has lost his High Court damages action for wrongful dismissal.
The interpreter on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial was a "fake", the Associated Press reports citing South Africa's deaf federation.
Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw's second annual report also found:
- Poor white children - the largest proportion of children eligible for free school meals, a key measure of poverty - are lagging far behind their classmates. Since 2007, their attainment has improved at a slower rate than other ethnic groups.
- There are only three local authorities where fewer than 60% of primary-age pupils attend a school rated good or better, compared to 23 last year.
- In 13 local authorities less than half of secondary-age pupils attend a good or outstanding school.
- Teaching was rated good or outstanding in 65% of schools, compared to 62% last year.
- But there were more maths and English lessons judged to be less than good by inspectors than many other subjects.