News Headlines - 23 November 2015

Explosion Hits Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine - WSJ

An explosion that struck the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday may have been a politically motivated attack, police said.
No one was injured in the blast, which hit at 10 a.m. local time ahead of a ceremony to celebrate the autumn harvest, on a national holiday in Japan.

Man accused of plotting terror attack in London 'seen testing homemade explosive in back garden' - Mirror Online

Disturbing mobile phone footage of a man accused of plotting a terror attack on London allegedly shows him testing a homemade explosive in his back garden.

Trident: Cost of replacing ageing nuclear submarine fleet has increased by £6bn | The Independent

The Ministry of Defence now puts the cost of the subs at £31bn, compared with its previous estimate of £25bn, and is also putting aside a further £10bn in case the bill for Trident’s replacement increases further.

Boeing the big winner out of UK defence review - Telegraph

Britain will buy nine P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the company in a deal estimated to be worth £2bn, Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed as he delivered the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) on Monday.

Here’s How Much Pfizer Could Save in Taxes After Allergan Merger | TIME

Pfizer, currently based in New York, wants the merger so that it can move its domicile to Ireland, where Allergan is technically headquartered (though much of its operations are run through its New Jersey corporate office). This financial maneuver, known as an inversion, would allow the creator of Viagra to avoid paying the United States’ corporate tax rate of 35%, the highest in the industrialized world. In Ireland, the equivalent rate is 12.5%.








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