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Brexit Negotiators Fail to Reach a Breakthrough as Talks Continue Ahead of a Crucial E.U. Summit

British PM Boris Johnson's office said the negotiations had been "constructive"
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Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal On Knife Edge as EU Needs More Time

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was hanging in the balance Tuesday, after the European Union Presidency said more time was needed before a summit of its leaders this week.Antti Rinne, premier of Finland -- which currently has the rotating presidency of the EU -- said negotiations may need to continue after the EU Council summit that starts Thursday.“I think there is no time in a practical way and in a legal base to reach an agreement before the Council meeting, I t...
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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Fiction’s Prestigious Booker Prize

Chairman Peter Florence said the five judges simply couldn't choose between the two
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Pathe, Vendome Pictures Join Forces on TV Miniseries About the Notre-Dame Fire (EXCLUSIVE)

One of Europe’s most revered film groups, Pathé, is stepping into TV drama with Philippe Rousselet’s thriving Vendôme Group to co-produce an ambitious miniseries retelling the devastating fire that ripped through the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. The companies are partnering with U.K.-based Xavier Marchand’s Moonriver TV to co-develop the project, surely one of the highest-profile […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Paris, Notre Dame, U K, Pathe, Philippe Rousselet, Xavier Marchand, Notre Dame fire, Vendôme Group, Vendome Pictures, Pathe Vendome Pictures Join Forces, Moonriver TV

Johnson Stumbles in Bid for Brexit Deal as EU Demands Answers

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson’s attempt to secure a Brexit deal ran into trouble after the European Union warned the talks were still a long way from a breakthrough and the British prime minister’s political allies distanced themselves from his plans.After a weekend of intensive negotiations in Brussels, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, told a meeting of envoys on Sunday that the U.K.’s proposals for breaking the deadlock over the Irish border lacked detail and risked leaving the...
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Wendy’s places big bets on breakfast and U.K.

Wendy’s is setting itself up for a busy 2020 with increased marketing spending as it launches a national breakfast menu in the United States and prepares to return to the United Kingdom.  The No. 3 U.S. burger chain on Friday discussed the 2020 breakfast launch it announced in September. It also said it plans to open restaurants in the U.K. over the next 12 to 18 months to kickstart a broader expansion plan across Europe. Both of those initiatives will require increased marketing spending, ex...
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Brexit Bulletin: Make-or-Break Time

Brexit is 21 days away.(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to get the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox every weekday.Today in Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar hold a crunch lunch.What’s happening? U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar will meet in an undisclosed location somewhere in the north of England for last-minute talks to break the deadlock. Sometime this afternoon, we may know the fate of Brexit.These conversations have to go well, if Britain is to have any ...
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A Teenager’s Death Has Put Diplomatic Immunity Under a Spotlight

An international law that largely shields foreign diplomats and their family members from criminal prosecution has come under scrutiny after the wife of an American diplomat left Britain following a crash that killed a 19-year-old man. But despite growing calls in the U.K. for U.S. officials to waive the woman’s diplomatic immunity protections, such a…
Tags: Crime, News, Uncategorized, Britain, U.K, U.S

Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
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After Killing Teen in U.K., Runaway Wife of U.S. ‘Spy’ Provokes Diplomatic Crisis

Justice4Harry FacebookHarry Dunn was an outgoing 19-year-old, a skilled motorcyclist with a twin brother and four other siblings who happened to be driving through the valley just outside the Royal Air Force base in Croughton, England, on the evening of Aug. 27, when Anne Sacoolas crested the hill in her Volvo XC90 luxury SUV. Sacoolas, the 42-year-old wife of an American who worked at the important intelligence gathering facility, had only been in the U.K. for three weeks. She pulled out of the...
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Diplomat’s Wife Suspected in Fatal U.K. Car Crash Returned to the U.S. After Telling Authorities She Would Stay. Here’s What to Know

U.K. officials are asking that diplomatic immunity be waived
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Johnson to Challenge the Queen to Fire Him, Sunday Times Reports

(Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is prepared to challenge Queen Elizabeth II to dismiss him rather than resign as he attempts to push through Brexit by the Oct. 31 deadline, the Sunday Times reported, citing senior aides.Johnson would not step aside if his Brexit proposals were rejected by the European Union, and even if members of the U.K. Parliament declare no confidence in his government and agree to a caretaker prime minister to replace him, according to the report.Failure to...
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UK Brexit plans stir talk of Irish unity among activists

DUNDALK, Ireland (AP) — Irish republicans are expressing renewed hopes of reunifying their island in the wake of the U.K.’s recent Brexit proposals, seeing that as a solution to the problems that Britain’s departure from the European Union is bringing. What to do about the border between the Republic of Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern […]
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Boris Johnson Won't Care If He Loses His Fight With Europe

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- A new British prime minister has tabled a new Brexit proposal, leading to a new set of negotiations and even, potentially, a new parliamentary vote. He may or may not survive. If this sounds like deja vu after the similar thwarted efforts of his predecessor, it is and it isn’t.There are two things that make Brexit devilishly complex. One is what Boris Johnson referred to dismissively in his party conference speech on Wednesday as a “technical discussion” with those tiresom...
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Manchester, Northern Ireland, European Commission, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Tories, Brussels

Boris Johnson Demands EU Back Down or Face No-Deal Brexit

(Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit and sign up to our Brexit Bulletin. Boris Johnson outlined his plan for a new Brexit agreement, and warned the European Union to compromise or watch the U.K. walk away from talks and leave the bloc without a deal.The U.K. prime minister declared that Britain is “ready” to break away from the EU without an agreement in four weeks’ time if officials in Brussels don’t back down.In his first keynote speech as prime minister at his Conservative Party’s conference, Johnso...
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QUICK HITS: Verve • Downtown Music • Dubset + Pioneer • SNG Music • UTA Adds Sean Hill

UMG's Verve Label Group has promoted two of its senior executives. Jamie Krents has been named executive vice president, Verve and Impulse!, and Dahlia Ambach Caplin has been named senior vice president of artist & repertoire for Verve and Impulse!. • Downtown Music Publishing has promoted Roberto Neri to Executive Vice President, U.K., and Head of European Business Development for its parent company, Downtown Music Holdings. In this dual role, Neri will lead broader acquisition and expans...
Tags: Music, Alicia Keys, ATM, Nashville, UTA, Apple Music, Downtown, Pioneer, Dj Snake, Bruce Houghton, Hill, U K, Thornton, Sony Music, United Talent Agency, Downtown Music Publishing

Banks find that investing in Android pays off

Banks around the world have been turning to Android to help them with a mobile-first approach for their organizations, backed by multi-layered security and privacy protections. Many banks and financial institutions are now deploying or trialling Android Enterprise solutions, which provide choice via a range of fully-managed devices as well as enabling BYOD programs. Enhancing productivity with flexible, personal solutions With Android, financial teams can adopt efficient working environments, bo...
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Boris Johnson to Face Court Questions Over Brexit Claims

Johnson was a key figure in the "leave" campaign advocating a break with the EU
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BBC Studios Names Anna Cronin Digital Content Director (EXCLUSIVE)

Anna Cronin has been upped to director of digital content at BBC Studios, a new role at the production and distribution arm of the U.K. pubcaster. The position is within BBC Studios’ content partnerships division, which oversees the company’s programming and IP partnerships. Cronin will work with U.K. and international partners, and notably those in […]
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Thousands of vulnerable TP-Link routers at risk of remote hijack

Thousands of TP-Link routers are vulnerable to a bug that can be used to remotely take control the device, but it took over a year for the company to publish the patches on its website. The vulnerability allows any low-skilled attacker to remotely gain full access to an affected router. The exploit relies on the router’s default password to work, which many don’t change. In the worst case scnario, an attacker could target vulnerable devices on a massive scale, using similar mechanism to how botn...
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Under Fire Over Her Latest Brexit Proposal

May received a flurry of criticism and hostile questions in the House of Commons
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‘I’m Devastated.’ Jamie Oliver Announces His U.K. Restaurant Chain Has Filed for Bankruptcy

'I'm deeply saddened by this outcome,' the celebrity chef wrote on Twitte
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Union to discuss concerns on British Steel with government

LONDON (AP) — U.K. union leaders plan are set to lay out their concerns to the government amid reports that British Steel is facing bankruptcy within days. Sky News is reporting that the nation’s second-largest steel producer is on the brink of collapse. British Steel declined to comment. The Unite union says it will speak […]
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From Bowie to FKA Twigs, Apple Creates a Powerful Tribute to British Music

For decades, the U.K. has had an undeniably outsized influence on music culture. The British Invasion conquered the world in the '60s. Punk exploded in the '70s. Britpop and house were staples of the '80s and '90s. And innovations in hip-hop and electronic music continue to show why the island is considered a historical leader...
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Tutor House, the UK-based tutoring platform, scores £2M from Fuel Ventures

Tutor House, a U.K.-based startup that operates a marketplace to let parents find an online or in-person tutor for their children, has raises £2 million in funding. Backing the round, the first for the young company, is Fuel Ventures, the London-based VC and startup builder set up by Mark Pearson of MyVoucherCodes fame. Fuel Ventures recently closed its third fund of £20 million to continue investing in early-stage B2B and B2C marketplaces, platforms and SaaS. Founded by Ex-teacher Alex Dyer in ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, UK, London, Tech, House, U K, Dyer, DBS, Mark Pearson, Fuel Ventures, Alex Dyer, Tutor House, Typical Tutor House

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Says She’ll Issue a Timetable for Her Departure Next Month

The pledge raises the prospect that Britain will get a new prime minister before it leaves the European Union
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A Photo Agency Took Photos of Prince Harry’s Bedroom From a Helicopter. It’s Now Paid Him ‘Substantial Damages’

Harry also accepted an apology from Splash News and Picture Agency
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Daimler and BMW-backed Kapten rides into London with anti-Uber ad campaign

Kapten, the French ride-hailing app backed by Daimler and BMW, has today launched in London, coupled with a feisty ad campaign taking a swipe at Uber’s tax arrangements. It follows Kapten (formerly called “Chauffeur Prive”) obtaining a license from TfL, London’s transport regulator, to operate its private-hire vehicle (PHV) service in the U.K. capital city. The company first launched in France in 2012, growing quickly in Paris, and has since expanded to Lisbon and Geneva. Specifically, Kapten’s ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, London, France, Tech, NHS, Paris, Geneva, Bmw, Daimler, Lisbon, U K, Kapten, U K Exchequer

Macron's Answer to Trump's Threat: Europe Won't Block Huawei

In the first public comments by a European leader since Wednesday’s move by Trump, Macron told Bloomberg Television he doesn’t intend to capitulate to U.S. pressure to block Huawei’s 5G equipment. France, Germany and the U.K. are among the key allies balking at American demands to shut Huawei out completely from 5G network construction -- or risk retribution.
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WH Refuses To Sign Post-Christchurch Agreement To Crack Down On Hate Speech

The White House won’t be signing an international agreement brokered on Wednesday to crack down on the kind of extremist content online that contributed to the New Zealand mosque massacres in March. The “Christchurch call to action” is an anti-extremism initiative headed by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron. It’s a global push for major tech companies and governments worldwide to prevent the spread of internet hate content, which leads to radicaliz...
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