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Tyson Fury to fight on 5 December in London

Britain's WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he will fight in December against an opponent who will be named "very, very soon".
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Fury to fight unnamed opponent in London in December

Britain's WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he will fight in December against an opponent who will be named "very, very soon".
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GB's Geoghegan Hart wins stage 20 to share Giro lead

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart wins stage 20 at the Giro d'Italia and shares the overall lead with Australian Jai Hindley with one stage remaining.
Tags: News, Britain, Giro d Italia, Geoghegan Hart, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Jai Hindley

Boris Johnson's Conservatives are abandoning Trump in anticipation of a Biden victory

Business Insider Getty With less than two weeks until the election, one of Trump's closest allies is preparing for him to be booted out of office.Boris Johnson has enjoyed a strong working relationship with President Trump since becoming the UK's prime minister last year.The pair have repeatedly lavished praise on one another, with Trump endorsing Johnson in the UK's 2019 general election, describing him as a "fantastic man" and "the exact right guy for the times." Trump was also...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Washington, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Eu, Reagan, Conservative, European Union

British Retail Consortium: Santa Has an Urgent Message for the British Public

Since the Coronavirus pandemic hit Britain back in March, the public has grown used to a constant stream of press conferences, government messaging, and ever-changing advice. A new campaign however, launched by the British Retail Consortium and independent agency Five by Five, sees a new spokesperson take to the lectern - as Santa Claus himself makes an appearance with an urgent early Christmas message. The tongue-in-cheek campaign draws attention to the new approaches shopper...
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UK has mounted covert attacks against Russian leadership, says ex-mandarin

Former cabinet secretary Mark Sedwill says UK used offensive cyber-capability to exploit Moscow’s ‘vulnerabilities’Britain has carried a series of covert attacks on Russia’s leaders and their allies, the former cabinet secretary has disclosed.Mark Sedwill said the UK had sought to exploit Moscow’s “vulnerabilities”, including through the deployment of its recently declared offensive cyber-capability. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, Russia, UK News, Britain, Hacking, Moscow, Espionage, Cyberwar, Mark Sedwill, Novichok poisonings

Asian murder hornets: Scientists discover first nest in US

Scientists in Washington state have discovered the first ever “murder hornet” nest in the United States after months of searching. Entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture uncovered the deadly Asian giant hornets’ home on a property in Blaine, next to the Canadian border. The nest containing the world’s largest hornet species will be destroyed on Sunday to protect local honeybees. First discovered in the state in 2019, the invasive species is capable of eradicating an en...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Britain, United States, Blaine, Washington State Department of Agriculture

Two found guilty of murdering Irish dancer with 'devil's breath' drug

Adrian Murphy, 43, was targeted by Joel Osei and Diana Cristea on the dating app GrindrA man and a woman have been convicted of the first known murder in Britain using a poison known as “devil’s breath”.Adrian Murphy, 43, was found dead in his south London flat in June 2019 after being targeted by Joel Osei, 25, via the dating app Grindr. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, London, Crime, UK News, Britain, Grindr, Adrian Murphy, Joel Osei, Diana Cristea

UK: On-Demand Webinar – Taking Action To Tackle And Improve Racial Diversity - Clyde & Co

Race discrimination legislation in employment began its journey in Britain over 50 years ago, in 1968.
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Why the NSA Told Henry Kissinger to Drop Dead When He Tried to Cut Intel Links with Britain

LONDON—Henry Kissinger once tried to come between the National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s GCHQ, their signals intelligence (SIGINT) brothers from the other side of the pond, and the response from the U.S. intelligence agency was short and swift.“The NSA simply said, ‘Drop dead,’” says the author of a new authorized history of GCHQ, who explains that the two intelligence agencies have a closer relationship with each other than they do with their own governments.The world’s two leading si...
Tags: England, London, News, Australia, Gchq, Snowden, Washington, Nsa, White House, Germany, Israel, Canada, Britain, United States, Edward Snowden, Middle East

Britain and Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal

The countries formally sign a deal described by the UK's international trade secretary as "ground-breaking".
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AP Explains: Why are UK and EU still arguing over Brexit?

It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris Johnson won an election by vowing to “get Brexit done.” As negotiators from the two sides hunker down for their final weeks of talks on an elusive trade agreement, Britain and the EU still don’t know whether they will begin 2021 with an organized partnership or a messy rivalry. “A deal is the likelier case now, but I wouldn’t be banking the house on it yet,” said trade expert...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, European Union, Ap, Britain, Boris Johnson, Brexit, David Henig U K

Barclays swings to profit with 3rd-quarter earnings, beating expectations as UK consumer business picks up

The logo of Barclays is seen on the top of one of its branch in Madrid Reuters Barclays reported third-quarter profit of £610 million ($796 million), compared with forecasts for £201 million ($262 million) and versus a loss £292 million ($381 million) in Q3 2019. Britain's second-biggest lender set aside £608 million ($794 million) in the third quarter for bad loans, down from the £1.6 billion ($2.1 billion) in the previous quarter, thanks in part to an improvement in its UK consumer busin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Trends, Britain, Barclays, Jes Staley, Amanda Cooper, Jess Staley, Madrid Reuters Barclays

UK gives details of new visa offering many Hongkongers pathway to citizenship

Britain has announced details of a new visa for Hong Kong people who hold British National (Overseas) passports and close family...
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Belgium dusts off 1666 charter for post-Brexit fishing rights

Belgium may resort to a 17th century charter granted by a British king to retain fishing rights in Britain's coastal waters if London...
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Viagogo's $4 billion purchase of Stubhub is in trouble

The $4 billion takeover of US ticketing resale platform StubHub by its European rival Viagogo was thrown into jeopardy on Thursday after Britain's competition watchdog said it could require the companies to part ways.
Tags: US, Cnn, Britain, Stubhub, Viagogo

Geoghegan Hart closes on Giro lead after finishing second on epic stage 18

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart puts himself right in contention to win the Giro d'Italia after finishing a brilliant second on stage 18.
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China and Germany heading for superpower status as U.S. influence wanes, says Putin

The era when the United States and Russia decided the world's most important questions is in the past, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, saying China and Germany were now heading for superpower status. Addressing a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, Putin suggested that the role of the United States had waned, along with that of Britain and France, while Beijing and Berlin - in terms of political and economic weight -- were heading for superpower status. If Washington was not prep...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, France, China, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Beijing, Britain, United States, Moscow Russia, Valdai Discussion Club Putin

“The Dark Side of the Moon” and Other Pink Floyd Songs Gloriously Performed by Irish & German Orchestras

The idea of an orchestra performing 1970s progressive rock sounds at first like the stuff of purest novelty. And while the excesses of that movement bent on the artistic “elevation” of rock-and-roll quickly became easy targets, its music has undeniable resonances with the classical canon, broadly defined. In a piece on the modern reevaluation of “prog-rock,” The New Yorker‘s Kelefa Sanneh quotes a Rolling Stone critic labeling the ambitious new sound “jazz-influenced classical-rock” in a...
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Britain the only country to meet the needs of world's poorest during the pandemic, says World Bank

The bank has pledged $160bn to help countries tackle the pandemic and its ramifications, but says few rich nations have stepped up to help
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Lungs of Earth on fire again as parts of Brazil the size of Britain burn

New data shows that nearly 90,000 square miles were destroyed in the rainforest even more than last year as calls continue for people to...
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12 million people in Britain will struggle to pay bills, watchdog says

Some 12 million people in Britain are likely to struggle with bills and loan repayments as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak...
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Archive, 22 October 1994: Time for clocks to go back again – editorial

22 October 1994: If we can’t be in step with Europe, we could at least be in time with it Related: Hello darkness, my old friend At midnight tomorrow we will all have to put our clocks back one hour, so cutting short the amount of daylight available to enjoy during the evenings. It doesn’t have to be so. Inflicting an extra hour of darkness on the evening is a peculiarly British act of masochism which flies in the face of the facts. Research by the Policy Studies Institute has shown that if Br...
Tags: Europe, England, Winter, Sleep, Wales, Scotland, Cbi, Britain, Time Management, John Major, Continental, PSI, NOP, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Policy Studies Institute, Central European Time

Obama slams Trump over 'secret' Chinese bank account

The New York Times, which has obtained Trump's tax records, late Tuesday reported that the documents show the president maintains a previously undisclosed bank account in China, one of only three foreign nations where he holds accounts along with Britain and Ireland.
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Foreign rough sleepers face deportation from UK post-Brexit

Policy is ‘huge step backwards’ that will prevent vulnerable people from seeking help, charities sayForeign rough sleepers face being deported from Britain under draconian immigration laws to be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.Under the immigration rules to be laid before parliament and due to come into force on 1 January, rough sleeping will become grounds for refusal of, or cancellation of, permission to be in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, Communities, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Homelessness, Britain, Foreign Policy, Social exclusion, Home Office, Brexit

The UK food and drink industry warns Boris Johnson companies will have to pull out of Northern Ireland due to Brexit

DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images EXCLUSIVE: The leaders of 39 food and drink associations have warned Boris Johnson that companies are planning to pull out of Northern Ireland. The added cost of post-Brexit trade across the Irish Sea "means it will no longer be practical" for British businesses to continue serving Northern Irish customers, the letter seen by Business Insider states. The letter, addressed to senior UK ministers Michael Gove and George Eustice, urged them to minim...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Time, Trends, Eu, Britain, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Getty, Johnson, SPS, Ian Wright, Brexit

New to Stream: OVID’s November 2020 Movie Lineup

New to Stream: OVID’s November 2020 Movie Lineup, the curated streaming destination for documentaries and art-house films, has announced its November streaming lineup. On November 6, OVID brings out its first post-election release, the restored version of legendary situationist Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle, based on his 1967 book. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
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How the US coronavirus outbreak compares to other countries in 11 charts

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes President Donald Trump to a NATO summit on December 4, 2019. Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images The United States has the most coronavirus cases and deaths of any country in the world. The US ranks eighth in total cases per capita and ninth in deaths per capita. Experts predict the worst of the nation's third surge of new cases is yet to come.  Here's how the nation's coronavirus outbreak compares to other countries on 11 key metrics. Visit ...
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Vacuum cleaner billionaire James Dyson sold Singapore's most expensive penthouse for $47 million — that's $7 million less than what he paid for it a year ago

Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images for BFC James Dyson, the billionaire inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, sold Singapore's most-expensive penthouse to infotech billionaire Leo Koguan, Singapore's Business Times reported. Dyson sold it for $47 million — 13% less than the $54 million he paid for it in July 2019. The penthouse occupies the top three storeys of Singapore's tallest building, the 64-floor Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar. It is spread across three floors and boasts a swimming poo...
Tags: Real Estate, Life, Singapore, US, Trends, House Prices, Bbc, Britain, Billionaires, Property Prices, James Dyson, Dyson, Cnbc, Brexit, Billionaire, Shark Tank

British study finds traits tied to enduring COVID-19 symptoms

Most people recover from COVID-19 within four weeks, but one in 20 patients is still ill after eight weeks and one in 40 continues to have symptoms after 12 weeks, a new study from Kings College London found, according to BBC News. The researchers pored over self-reported data in the COVID Symptoms Study app, looking for patterns that could predict if a patient who contracts the new coronavirus will have "long COVID" or recover more rapidly. They found several traits that appeared to increase th...
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