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Rolls-Royce profits fall 12% to £1.4bn

Rolls-Royce said the restructuring programme it started in November "continues to make good progress"

Engine maker Rolls-Royce said annual profits tumbled 12% to £1.4 billion as the business was hit by civil aerospace cuts and falling commodity prices that have impacted output at its marine division, which supplies the oil industry.

World powers work to craft Syria ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced diplomats meeting at a summit in Munich have agreed to implement "cessation of hostilities" in Syria

A plan to begin a temporary ceasefire in Syria within a week is an "important step" towards ending the civil war in the country, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.