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European Union: Trade Controls In The EU: COVID-19 Measures At A Glance - Jones Day

In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the EU, various Member States and the United Kingdom have adopted trade control measures aimed at avoiding shortages and ensuring the availability and ...
Tags: News, Eu, United Kingdom, Member States

UK: It's Not Me, It's You – Passing The Liability Buck While Working From Home - Littler Mendelson

When can employers in the United Kingdom be held responsible for their employees' actions? This article answers that question with help from a recent high-profile case and applies the lessons learned...
Tags: UK, News, United Kingdom, Littler Mendelson

Danggeun Market, the South Korean secondhand marketplace app, raises $33 million Series C

Danggeun Market, the startup behind Karrot, South Korea’s largest neighborhood marketplace and networking app, announced today that that it has raised a $33 million Series C. The round was led by Goodwater Capital and Altos Ventures. The funding brings Danggeun Market’s total raised so far to $40.5 million. Its list of investors also include Kakao Ventures, Strong Ventures, SoftBank Ventures and Capstone Partners. Danggeun Market, which launched Karrot in the United Kingdom last November, will u...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, South Korea, Tech, United Kingdom, KakaoTalk South Korea, Heo, Paul Kim, Danggeun Market, Karrot, P2p Marketplace, Secondhand Marketplace, Karrot South Korea

United Kingdom Reveals Extensive Guidelines to Resume Film and TV Production

The spread of coronavirus has been reduced around the world, so the United Kingdom is taking steps to resume film and TV production soon. The British Film Commission, along with the British Film Institute, has revealed the guidelines that will allow entertainment production to resume safely and cautiously in order to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections.  Variety called our attention to the 44-page document titled “Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-End TV Drama Producti...
Tags: UK, Movies, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Steven Soderbergh, Variety, British Film Institute, Wales Scotland, Public Health England PHE, Business and Industry News, Guild of America, Department for Digital Culture Media, Health and Safety Executive HSE, British Film Commission, Oliver Dowden

UK: Crime In The Time Of Covid-19: The Progress Of UK White-Collar Investigations And Trials During Lockdown - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Regulators and enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom, while not immune to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, have proved to be relatively adaptable with a continued appetite for enforcement.
Tags: UK, News, United Kingdom, Taft LLP

Canada: Computer Games And Cheat Software - Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP

A recent decision of the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom considered the use of cheat software for the video game called Grand Theft Auto V.
Tags: News, Canada, United Kingdom, High Court of Justice, Haber LLP, Goldman Sloan Nash

The US needs to stand up for Hong Kong to deter China's crackdowns

The US cannot sacrifice Hong Kong to make a larger point about the Chinese Communist party As the United States responds to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) brazen crackdown on Hong Kong, it is hard to imagine a US president with less credibility than Donald Trump - who just this week threatened violence against US citizens protesting police brutality and racism - to respond effectively to the CCP’s dangerous infringement on the rights of the people of Hong Kong.The rising tensions over Hong ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Congress, China, India, US, America, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, United Kingdom, United Nations, Chinese communist party, Xinjiang, Donald Trump, Trump

The United Kingdom Authorizes Media Companies Like Warner Bros. and Netflix to Resume Film and TV Production

Big productions like The Batman might resume filming in the United Kingdom sooner rather than later. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Netflix, United Kingdom, Little Mermaid, Warner Bros, The Batman, The Witcher, Film Production, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, TV Production

Apple Doubles the Price of RAM Upgrade on Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple today doubled the price for upgrading the RAM on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, with customers in the United States now being charged $200 to move from 8GB to 16GB compared to the previous $100 upgrade price. Similar increases are seen in other countries, such as moving from €125 to €250 in Germany and from £100 to £200 in the United Kingdom. Current pricing on RAM upgrade for entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro While Apple does sometimes adjust upgrade pricing as its costs for compo...
Tags: Apple, China, Germany, Intel, United States, United Kingdom, Macbook Pro, MacBook Pro 13, Apple Doubles, MacBook Pro Buy Now

Uber UK launches Work Hub for drivers to find other gig jobs during COVID-19

Uber UK has launched a Work Hub for drivers to view a selection of temporary work opportunities with other companies as a way to supplement pandemic-hit ride-hailing earnings during the coronavirus crisis. The Work Hub sits within the Uber driver app and displays offers of work from third party providers — including jobs that involve using a car to make deliveries — offering alternative gigs to drivers whose earnings have been affected by weak demand for ride-hailing during the COVID-19 pande...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, Collaborative Consumption, US, Tech, Chicago, South Africa, United Kingdom, Gm, Hermès, Ocado, Gig Economy, Eastern Europe, Adecco Group

China’s Airline Industry Is Capitalizing on the Pandemic

There is no doubt that airliners were the novel coronavirus pandemic’s main vector. Its first direct breakout into the world (and into the U.S.) was certainly from China, long before its lethality was understood. Epidemiologists have established that the virus was on the move in the central Chinese city of Wuhan by early December at the latest.Unfortunately, Wuhan’s significance in the planning of China's increasingly modernized and organized infrastructure made it the perfect place for an a...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, News, Australia, China, Singapore, America, European Union, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, United Kingdom, Delta, Tsa, Vietnam

UK automotive production at lowest level since WW2, to cost industry $15B

With auto factories closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that production was going to take a hit. Now we know just how big an impact it had in the UK. In the month of April, carmakers based in the United Kingdom produced 197 premium or luxury vehicles, just 45 of these actually made it to customers. That’s a 99.7% drop compared to the same time period last year, BBC reports. [Read: CVS is testing driverless vehicles in Houston for safe, socially distanced medical deliveries] Accord...
Tags: Startups, UK, Bbc, United Kingdom, Houston, Cvs, Shift, Insider, Society of Motor Manufacturers

UK chief negotiator rules out fish for financial services Brexit deal

Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator has ruled out any deal giving European boats access to UK waters in return for better conditions for British financial services in the EU’s Single Market. The EU and the UK are deeply divided over fishing in free trade negotiations ahead of the next round of talks, which start on Monday, David Frost told peers in the European Union Select Committee on Thursday. Brussels also rejected British calls for an improved system of regulatory recognition for the City of ...
Tags: UK, London, News, Eu, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Frost, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Hogan, David Frost, Phil Hogan

Goldstein & Daley Talk Dungeons & Dragons and Flash Movies!

Goldstein & Daley talk Dungeons & Dragons and Flash movies! Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have been a powerful collaborative duo for nearly 15 years and in a new interview with , the duo have opened up about their DC Extended Universe Flash movie that never came to fruition and the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons adaptation at Paramount Pictures. RELATED: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley Eye Dungeons & Dragons The duo were just prepping to head to the United Kingdom and sta...
Tags: Movies, Australia, United Kingdom, Flash, Hasbro, Paramount Pictures, Chris Mckay, Michael Keaton, Paramount, Wizards Of The Coast, Gary Gygax, Courtney Solomon, Daley, Dave Arneson, WB, Tom Holland

Video news startup Stringr raises $5.75M from Thomson Reuters and others

Stringr, a video-focused startup that says it can help news organizations adapt to the challenges of COVID-19, is announcing that it’s raised $5.75 million in new funding. When I wrote about the the company at the end of 2015, it was creating a marketplace that connected news organizations with videographers who could provide them with news footage. Since then, co-founder and CEO Lindsay Stewart (a former TV news producer herself) told me the network has grown to more than 100,000 videographers....
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Media, Funding, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, MGM, Thomson Reuters, Reuters, Stewart, Stringr, Lindsay Stewart, COVID, Embed Studios

A 12 year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity

Connexity, a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks, a UK platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. According to Crunchbase, Skimlinks had raised a total of $25.5M and reached a late a Series C stage of funding, the final round coming from Frog Capital which invested $16M. An early Seed investor was Sussex Place Ventures . For context, San Francisco-based competitor VigLink, which has raised a total of $27.3 ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Pinterest, US, Articles, San Francisco, Affiliate Marketing, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Monetization, United States, United Kingdom, President

Attempts to access online child sexual abuse material spike in UK during COVID-19 lockdown

We missed this earlier: In April 2020, 8.8 million attempts across three internet service providers were made to access known child sexual abuse imagery in the UK, chief executive of the Internet Watch Foundation Susie Hargreaves revealed on May 20. She further said that there had been an 89% reduction in the number of webpages […] ...
Tags: Travel, UK, News, United Kingdom, Internet Watch Foundation, Coronavirus, Children and the Internet, Susie Hargreaves

DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica

DHL has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerce offers a white-label solution for doing digital-sales in emerging markets. Retailers can plug into the company’s e-commerce platform to create a web-based storefront that manages payments and logistics. With the investment one of the world’s largest delivery services looks to build a broader client-base globally using a busin...
Tags: TC, Oregon, China, Africa, Marketing, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Online Shopping, United States, United Kingdom, Alibaba, Retail, Trade, Online Retail

Chinese pterodactyl wings its way to the United Kingdom

The first ever specimen of a pterodactyl, more commonly found in China and Brazil, has been found in the United Kingdom.
Tags: Science, China, United Kingdom, Brazil

Canada court finds against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on double criminality; extradition trial to continue

In a closely-watched decision today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia published a key decision in the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei Technologies, China’s largest telecommunications company and a frequent target of U.S. policymakers. In its ruling, the court said that the case met the standard for “double criminality,” and thus the extradition hearing will be allowed to continue. That decision represents a major blow to Huawei, which had hoped to end the suit and bri...
Tags: Asia, UK, Australia, Government, China, US, Tech, Department Of Defense, Iran, Policy, West, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Pentagon, Vancouver

Gang of 26 arrested for allegedly smuggling people from Vietnam to Europe in investigation prompted by Essex lorry deaths

A gang of 26 suspected people smugglers have been arrested in France and Belgium in an investigation prompted by the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a lorry in Essex last year. The early morning raids took place in Paris and Brussels, with 13 people detained in each country. In Belgium, 11 Vietnamese and two Moroccans were held, while in France, authorities said the suspects were “mostly Vietnamese and French”. The suspects are allegedly part of an organised crime group tha...
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, France, United Kingdom, Paris, Belgium, Essex, Brussels, Vietnam, Europol, Belgium Ireland France, United Kingdom Eurojust

UK tells EU: break the Brexit 'impasse' so we can do trade deal

Britain told the European Union on Wednesday it needed to break a fundamental impasse to clinch a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year and said an agreement on fisheries might not be ready by July. The United Kingdom left the EU on Jan. 31 but the main terms of its membership remain in place during a transition period until the end of this year, allowing it time to negotiate a new free trade deal with the bloc. Asked whether it was possible to reach a trade agreement in the short time rema...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, European Union, Britain, United Kingdom, Michael Gove, British Cabinet Office

‘Zoolander: Super Model’ Animated Miniseries Is Finally Available on CBS All Access

What’s that? You had no idea that there was an animated series based on Ben Stiller‘s farcical fashion comedy Zoolander? Well, prepare to have your mind blown. Zoolander: Super Model was released on Netflix back in 2016 but only in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and it’s never been officially available in the United States. But that changes today as CBS All Access has announced that the full Zoolander animated series, which includes the voices of the movie’s original cast, is now available to ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Netflix, United States, Ireland, Animation, United Kingdom, Khloe Kardashian, Nick Kroll, Cbs, Madagascar, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Paramount Pictures, Jenny Slate

Quiz: Name the UK stadiums to host European finals

Some of European football's most memorable finals have been held in the United Kingdom, but can you remember all 20 stadiums to host one?
Tags: UK, News, United Kingdom

COVID-19 in the UK: Military planning and school re-openings

The global COVID-19 pandemic has hit the United Kingdom hard. Collectively England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland now have the highest death toll in Europe, surpassing that of Spain, Italy, and France. The number of reported daily cases and deaths is still significant, as is the load on the healthcare system. As of now, the illness has affected almost 266,000 people in the UK, with over 37,000 deaths so far.
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, France, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, England Scotland Wales, Spain Italy

‘Wallace and Gromit’ First Augmented-Reality Animated Experience to Launch This Fall

Wallace and Gromit, the delightfully goofy Brit and his preternaturally clever hound, will embark on their first augmented-reality adventure in the fall of 2020. The full AR experience in the forthcoming app will initially only be available in the United Kingdom, to be followed by the U.S. and other markets. “Wallace & Gromit: The Big […]
Tags: News, Global, United Kingdom, Aardman Animations, Wallace, Unity Technologies, Wallace and Gromit

With $84 million in new cash, Commonwealth Fusion is on track for a demonstration fusion reactor by 2025

Commonwealth Fusion Systems closed on its latest $84 million in new funding two weeks ago. The U.S. was still very much in the lockdown phase and getting a deal done, especially a multi-million dollar investment in a new technology aiming to make commercial nuclear fusion a reality after decades of hype, was “an interesting thing” in the words of Commonwealth’s chief executive, Bob Mumgaard.  It was actually one time when the technical complexity of what Commonwealth Fusion is trying to achie...
Tags: Travel, Energy, TC, South Korea, Japan, Spacex, France, China, India, US, Eu, Energy industry, Mit, Physics, United States, United Kingdom

Foreign stake in California business grows, report says

Direct foreign investments in California supported more than 730,000 jobs last year, according to a new from World Trade Center Los Angeles. Foreign direct investments represent the form of a controlling ownership in a business in one country by an entity based in another country. The World Trade Center study shows that last year 13.5% of all manufacturing jobs in the state (84,451 jobs) were attributed to foreign-owned enterprises (FOEs), with significant employment in other industries as wel...
Tags: Japan, California, France, Germany, US, Sport, Taiwan, Canada, Soccer, United Kingdom, World Trade Center, Smith, Southern California, Southland, Michael Smith, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp

British Official Resigns After Boris Johnson Resists Firing Aide Over Lockdown Breach

LONDON (AP) — A junior British government minister quit on Tuesday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s failure to fire his top aide for allegedly breaching coronavirus lockdown rules. Johnson has stood by Dominic Cummings over his decision to drive 250 miles (400 kilometers) to his parents’ house at the end of March, despite a national order for people to remain at home. Cummings says he traveled so that extended family could care for his 4-year-old son if he and his wife, who both had suspected...
Tags: London, News, Scotland, Conservative, Ap, United Kingdom, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Cabinet Office, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Douglas Ross, William Wragg, David Taintor, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP

Trump coronavirus travel ban on Brazil to take effect Tuesday

Trump had already banned certain travelers from China, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland and, to a lesser extent, Iran
Tags: Finance, Article, Ireland, United Kingdom, Brazil, Trump, FBN, China Europe, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Evie Fordham, Fox-business/lifestyle/travel, Fox-business/topic/coronavirus, 47d29f15-03af-534b-a1da-a26229740172