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Britain's Monzo, NatWest Rapped Over Competition Rule Breaches

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's competition watchdog has warned banks Monzo, NatWest, Virgin Money and Bank of Ireland over breaching rules requiring...
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Trust Comes Before EU Access for City of London - EU Finance Chief

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union is not intent on stealing business from the City of London, but future access for Britain to the bloc's...
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Britain Begins Negotiations to Join Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

By William JamesLONDON (Reuters) - Britain will begin negotiations on Tuesday to join a trans-Pacific trade deal that it sees as crucial to its...
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Italy’s PM says Euro 2020 final should be moved to Rome due to UK Covid rates

After Mario Draghi’s remarks, head of Italian football federation says they are not seeking to move matchItaly’s prime minister Mario Draghi has said he wants the final of the European football championships to be held in Rome rather than in London, because of Britain’s rising number of coronavirus infections.Asked during a news conference in Berlin if he was in favour of the move, Draghi said: “Yes … I will try to stop the final being held in a country where infections are rising quickly.” Con...
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UK Infected Blood Probe Focuses on School Where Dozens Died

A public inquiry into Britain’s contaminated blood scandal, which led to the deaths of more than 2,000 people in the 1970s and ’80s, began hearing evidence Monday.
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American investors are trying to buy a UK supermarket. Here's why

Britain's fourth biggest supermarket chain Morrisons has become the takeover target of an American private equity firm in the latest sign of a strong appetite among investors for UK assets.
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Is it last orders for the British pub?

Many occasional pre-pandemic pub-goers might never return, posing a risk to the survival of Britain’s historic pub culture, according to new research.
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China's latest major military flight around Taiwan suggests Beijing is expanding its combat training

A J-16 fighter jet during an airshow in China's northeastern Jilin province, October 17, 2019. STR/AFP via Getty Images The June 15 mission was the largest of its kind and the first on the eastern side of Taiwan, home to key airbases. Military analysts say this suggests China is trying to improve its operational capabilities and do "realistic" combat training. See more stories on Insider's business page. The PLA's largest sortie into Taiwan's air defence identification zone...
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Britain Tightens Sanctions Net on Myanmar Military

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain added three Myanmar entities to its sanctions list on Monday: state-owned pearl and timber firms, and the 'State...
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Britain Adds Three Myanmar Entities to Sanctions List

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain added three Myanmar entities to its sanctions list on Monday: a state-owned pearl firm, a timber company, and the 'State...
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Hollywood’s Hypocritical Obsession with Guns ~VIDEO

Dan Wos, Author of – Good Gun Bad Guy Host of The Loaded Mic USA – -( Ever wonder why anti-gun movie stars glorify guns on the set while denouncing them in real life? Take Liam Neeson for instance, an actor who uses guns as a tool to further his career but wants them banned for private use. When interviewed in 2014 by The Independent, the Irish actor said: “I am totally for gun control in the U.S.,” “The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns...
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Let the Vaccinated Travel, UK Air Industry Demands

LONDON (Reuters) - The aviation industry on Monday demanded that Britain removes COVID testing and isolation requirements for fully vaccinated...
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‘We didn’t want it named after a person’: how residents of Cecil Rhodes House feel about its new name

In the 1980s, there was an attempt to rename the block after Robert Mugabe, but now it will simply be Park View House. It reflects changes being made across the countrySometime in the next few weeks, a team of council maintenance staff will be dispatched to a nine-storey block of flats behind St Pancras station in central London. They will unscrew the panels that bear the name Cecil Rhodes House, and affix newly made replacement signs, making it clear that the building should now be known as Par...
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Britain's most disgusting hot tub cleaned

"This is probably the worst hot tub I've had to work on," says Miles the hot tub cleaner. "There's literally slugs, spiders, the water's black, the smell's just disgusting." While on the subject of unpleasant hot tubs, long-time internet users may recall the greatest Craiglist post of all time.
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Goldman Sachs Expands Transaction Bank to Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs has launched its transaction bank in Britain, the firm said Monday, expanding the business after launching in the...
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The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

By The Associated Press BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, director of transfusion medicine at UMass Memorial Health, told the Boston Globe. Periodic, localized blood shortages are not uncommon, but this shortage is “unprecedented in its scope,” said Dr. Claudia Cohn, chief medical officer for the Americ...
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Explainer: What is the Catholic Communion controversy?

A committee of U.S. Catholic bishops is getting to work on a policy document that has stirred controversy among their colleagues before a word of it has even been written. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a document “on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church” that some bishops hope will be a rebuke for politicians who support abortion rights but continue to receive Communion. The 168-55 vote to proceed, vehemently opposed by a min...
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Covid live: France lifts outdoor mask-wearing and curfew rules; London could be in ‘foothills of third wave’

Vigilance urged as France eases restrictions; PHE London director says unlikely capital will have all over-30s double-vaccinated by 19 JulyPeople in UK with both jabs may not have to quarantine, says scientistUnder-18s could be ‘reservoirs’ for virus when all UK adults are jabbed Uganda Olympic athlete arriving in Tokyo tests positive for coronavirus‘Devastated’ Phuket races to vaccinate in time for holiday season 3.43pm BST With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short o...
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#Dubai Airports Capacity to Hit 90% of Pre-Virus Levels by Autumn - Bloomberg

Dubai Airports Capacity to Hit 90% of Pre-Virus Levels by Autumn - Bloomberg Dubai Airport, the world’s largest by international passenger numbers, expects to recover up to 90% of its pre-pandemic capacity by autumn and will reopen a terminal as demand picks up.“We’re anticipating a huge surge in inbound and outbound demand over the next few months,” Dubai Airports Chief Executive Officer Paul Griffiths said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Sunday.Air travel will get a boost as countries s...
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Vultures, tongue orchids: why are rare species here in UK?

The Egyptian birds are one of a number of foreign visitors, but why have these continental drifters fled north?Boats have been chartered. Weekend arrangements cancelled. And hundreds of twitchers – whose aim is to see very rare birds in Britain – have been praying the latest arrival stays long enough for them to see it in the flesh.The bird in question is an Egyptian vulture. This is the smallest member of its family in Europe, yet still sports a 1.7-metre wingspan, not much smaller than a golde...
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Airlines, Holiday Companies Ramp up Pressure on Britain to Ease Travel Rules

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's airlines and holiday companies are planning a "day of action" on Wednesday to ramp up pressure on the government to...
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The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the disease. Thousands gathered Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, waving flags reading “Get out Bolsonaro.” Other marchers hoisted posters reading: “500 thousand deaths. It’s his fault.” Similar marches took place in at least...
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Former British Parliament Speaker Bercow Joins Opposition Labour Party

LONDON (Reuters) - John Bercow, the former speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament, said on Saturday that he had joined the opposition...
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The Latest: Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil said Saturday that more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 2,000 daily deaths in recent days. Brazil’s reported death toll is second only to that of the U.S., where the number of lives lost has topped 600,000. Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga confirmed that the official death toll had passed 500,000. ...
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Britain's Morrisons Says Rejected CD&R Takeover Proposal

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermarket group Morrisons has rejected a proposed cash offer of 230 pence a share from private equity firm Clayton,...
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Metal Fans Mosh at 1st UK Live Music Festival Since Pandemic

Thousands of heavy metal fans are camping, singing — and even moshing — at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Looking for Something to Suck: The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes – review

Author: R. Chetwynd-Hayes Editor: Stephen Jones First published: 2014 Contains spoilers The Blurb : In these exsanguinating stories, Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes masterfully reinvents the vampire genre as he introduces the reader to a cleaning woman who discovers she is working for Dracula's son; a couple trapped in a house created by the mind of a centuries-old vampire; a young boy whose ancestor is depressed by his undead existence; a creature of darkness that sucks the life-force from its victims,...
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UK to stage inclusive ChessFest in London’s Trafalgar Square

Thousands expected to turn up to free event on 18 July where chess coaches will offer free lessonsIt has been one of the runaway success stories of the pandemic, fuelled by the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit and an explosion in online play. Now plans to stage Britain’s biggest ever chess festival in Trafalgar Square have been unveiled, with organisers hoping to showcase the game’s inclusivity, attract converts from the poorest parts of the UK, and possibly unearth a future champion.Thousands ...
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Marvel’s What If…? Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) Marvel Studios has already made waves on Disney+ with new TV shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But soon they will put a new spin on their blockbuster characters with an animated series that finds various superheroes and villains in alternate universes, imagining what might have happened if certain events played out diff...
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The Latest: Germany, France Leaders Urge Variant Vigilance

The leaders of Germany and France have called for vigilance to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant that this week prompted Britain to delay a planned relaxation of pandemic restrictions.
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