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UAW wins historic victory in U.S. South with vote at VW plant

The Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee November 4, 2015. Reuters/Tami Chappell The United Auto Workers union won its first organizing vote at a foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the U.S. South on Friday, in a groundbreaking victory after decades of failed attempts. About 71 percent of skilled trades workers who cast ballots at Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted to join the UAW, according to the company and the union. The skilled trades workers account for about 11 percent of the 1,450 hourly employees at the ...

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Labour wins Oldham by-election

Labour wins Oldham West and Royton by-election 4 December 2015 From the section UK Politics Labour’s Jim McMahon has won the Oldham West and Royton by-election with a majority of over 10,000. Mr McMahon increased Labour’s vote share by over 7% from the general election, with UKIP in second and the Conservatives third. The by-election was triggered by the death of long-serving Labour MP Michael Meacher. Mr McMahon hailed the “staggering” result and said he had “delivered a result that Michael would be proud of”. Follow live reaction to the ...

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Singer Morrissey's debut novel wins 'Bad Sex' prize

British pop singer Morrissey’s debut novel, “List of the Lost”, won the award for the worst sex scene of the year on Tuesday for a passage in which two characters roll together into “one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation”. Morrissey, one-time lead singer of The Smiths, was picked for the dubious distinction of winning the tongue-in-cheek Bad Sex in Fiction Award by Britain’s Literary Review magazine for his Penguin Classic book about four Boston relay runners who are cursed by an old man. “The judges were swayed by an ecstatic ...

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Singer Morrissey's debut novel wins 'Bad Sex' prize

British singer-songwriter Morrissey performs during the International Song Festival in Vina del Mar city. Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez British pop singer Morrissey’s debut novel, “List of the Lost”, won the award for the worst sex scene of the year on Tuesday for a passage in which two characters roll together into “one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation”. Morrissey, one-time lead singer of The Smiths, was picked for the dubious distinction of winning the tongue-in-cheek Bad Sex in Fiction Award by Britain’s Literary Review magazine for his Penguin Classic book about four Boston ...

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Noodle restaurant wins Michelin star as Tokyo keeps gourmet crown

Mt. Fuji is seen beyond buildings in Tokyo July 21, 2015. Reuters/Toru Hanai A restaurant featuring ramen, a humble Japanese noodle dish, took its place among the more exalted gourmet restaurants as Tokyo kept its crown as the Michelin guide’s dining capital of the world for the ninth straight year on Tuesday. Among the establishments gaining three-star ratings in the 2016 Michelin guide to Japan’s capital was one serving blowfish that is poisonous if improperly prepared and a sushi restaurant whose master chef is in his late 80s. The guide ...

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Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain

Highlights: Andy Murray wins Davis Cup for GB Great Britain have won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Andy Murray beat Belgium’s David Goffin to clinch the decisive point in Ghent. Murray won 6-3 7-5 6-3 to give the visitors an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. Britain have now won the team title 10 times, while Murray adds the Davis Cup to his other major titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympic Games. Captain Leon Smith guided Britain from the third tier ...

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