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"Hi David...": Personal Texts Between Former UK PM & Chancellor Released Amid Greensill Lobbying Row
In response to a Freedom of Information Request, the released information revealed that Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised ex PM David Cameron " to pushed the team to explore" an alternative with the Bank of England pertaining to Cameron's ...
‘Up to 80%’ of people in Sicily refusing AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine over safety concerns
The vast majority of people offered the Oxford/AstraZeneca anti-Covid vaccine Vaxzevria on the southern Italian island of Sicily are refusing to take it, according to the region’s president, Nello Musumeci.
Queen said Prince Philip's death has 'left a huge void in her life'
Queen Elizabeth II has described being left with a "huge void in her life" after her husband Prince Philip's death, their son Prince Andrew said Sunday.
Boris Johnson could come out of the pandemic smelling of roses
Things have been going relatively well for Boris Johnson of late.
Cross-border travel between England and Wales to resume from Monday
People will be allowed to travel between England and Wales from tomorrow as lockdown rules ease.
UK university students struggle with stress as uncertainty grows over return date
Failure to include campuses on Covid roadmap is leaving young people ‘in limbo’, say vice-chancellors
David Cameron breaks 30-day silence over lobbying for Greensill
Ex-PM says he acted within rules but admits there are ‘important lessons’ to be learned
Downing Street rewrote ‘independent’ report on race, experts claim
Commissioners allege No 10 distorted their work on inequality, after conclusions played down institutional racism
Coronavirus: UK sets new record for Covid jab second doses
More than 400,000 second doses of Covid vaccines have been given in the UK for the fourth consecutive day, according to the latest government data.
Prince Philip: Funeral an 'ideal opportunity' to end royal rifts, says Major
Shared grief over the death of the Duke of Edinburgh is an "ideal opportunity" to mend any rifts within the Royal Family, ex-PM Sir John Major has said.
Greensill: Lessons to be learnt over lobbying
David Cameron has said he should have contacted the government “through only the most formal of channels" when lobbying for a financial firm.
Post Office could offer sub-postmasters a share in profits
The business that runs the network of Post Offices across the UK should be restructured so the people running them receive a share in the profits, its chief executive has said.
Prince Andrew on the Queen's reaction to Philip's death
Prince Andrew: the Queen says Prince Philip's death has left "a huge void in her life."
Former PM on William and Harry rift
The former prime minister, Sir John Major, says Prince Philip's funeral is an ideal time to end friction between the royals.
Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation
Posts spreading unverified theories about the pandemic continue to spread on social media platforms.
Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Thinks Bitcoin Price Will Be $1.2 Million in 5 Years
Robert Kiyosaki, the best-selling author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” has predicted that the price of bitcoin will increase to $1.2 million within five years. Kiyosaki revealed that he bought bitcoin at $9,000, adding that he may buy the cryp...
Prince Harry will attend the funeral. Meghan advised not to travel.
The Duke of Sussex will fly in from his home in the US to join other members of the Royal Family at the ceremony but he will be coming alone. The Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant with their second child, has been advised not to trav...
Can China Topple Dollar's Dominance With Digital Yuan?
The American reserve currency received a lot of criticism in recent years largely because of the quickness with which Washington slaps sanctions on other countries. All sorts of economic restrictions have limited the ability of dollar-us...
Cryptocurrency A Chinese 'Financial Weapon' Against USD, PayPal's Peter Thiel Says in Bizarre Speech
Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual event on US-China relations for the Richard Nixon Foundation, the major investor in cryptocurrencies and fintech firms made numerous accusations against Beijing.
Home Gym Ideas That Will Motivate You to Work Out
Flex those design muscles.
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations
China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years.
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Lend your friend $20, if he doesn’t pay you back then he’s not your friend. Money well spent.
10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Who Studied Together
These celebrities have a lot of story to tell
Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for about $16 billion -source
Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications Inc at about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens
China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful companies, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Personal Data Of 1.3 Million Clubhouse Users Leaked Online
The Verge quoted a report by Cyber News as saying that a SQL database with users'' IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum.
Canada's Telesat takes on Musk and Bezos in space race to provide fast broadband
Canada’s Telesat is racing to launch a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to provide high-speed global broadband from space, pitting the satellite communications firm founded in 1969 against two trailblazing billionaires, Elon...
S.Korean battery makers agree $1.8 billion settlement, aiding Biden's EV push
South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation Co agreed on Sunday to settle disputes over electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology, avoiding a potential setback for U.S. EV ambitions.
China Mulls Mixing Different COVID-19 Vaccines To Improve Efficacy Of Jabs
Authorities have to "consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high", Chinese media outlet The Paper reported.
Will a US/UK travel corridor be a reality this summer?
Maybe it's falling asleep on the red-eye flight, dreaming of gleaming skyscrapers before waking up to views of Long Island, ready to live out all your NYC fantasies.
Bitcoin Breaks $60K, Ether Hits New ATH in Early Saturday Trading
Bitcoin’s price neared its all-time high of $61,712 early Saturday while ether (ETH) set a new all-time high at $2,190.
Pregnant Meghan to miss Prince Philip’s funeral but Harry will fly home to UK
Pregnant Meghan Markle has been advised by her doctor not to fly to the UK for the Prince Philip’s funeral.
BBC News presenter dons black blazer on air after announcing Prince Philip death
BBC News presenter Martine Croxall wore a black jacket after announcing that Prince Philip had died, aged 99.
Queen 'will never abdicate' but Charles and Anne likely to take on more duties
The Queen will never abdicate her throne but is likely to step back slightly and let Prince Charles take on more responsibility after the death of Prince Philip, according to royal experts.
£122,000,000 EuroMillions win paid out to anonymous UK ticket holder
An anonymous lottery ticket holder’s claim to a £122 million jackpot has been validated.
Rachael Blackmore is first female jockey to win Grand National, on Minella Times
Rachael Blackmore created history when she became the first female jockey to win the Grand National when riding Minella Times to victory
BBC flooded with complaints over coverage of Prince Philip’s death
Corporation opened dedicated complaints form on its website to deal with high volume of comments
Schools fear second grading fiasco for GCSEs and A-levels
Heads are under pressure to carry out too many assessments and use data on previous pupils’ performance, teachers warn
Sunak urged to back Biden corporate tax plan ‘worth £13.5bn a year’
Campaigners say US global blueprint would help raise billions from multinationals and tech giants
‘Not built for minorities to succeed’: black scientists on academia’s race problem
Three senior academics in medicine, chemistry and physics share their experiences and thoughts on how to improve underrepresentation
Are Covid passports a threat to liberty? It depends on how you define freedom
The pandemic is once again causing governments to pit incompatible ideas of freedom against each other
Landlord power is not just bad for tenants. It harms homeowners, too
Buy-to-let landlords hoarding properties harms the whole system. Labour would benefit from explaining this to voters
Prince Philip: Charles says dear papa was very special
The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to his "dear papa", the Duke of Edinburgh, saying that he and the Royal Family miss him "enormously".
How Prince Philip's death was reported worldwide
Media outlets around the globe have reported the news of the Duke of Edinburgh's death, aged 99.
Prince Philip: Queen 'has been amazing', says Countess of Wessex
The Queen "has been amazing" following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Countess of Wessex has said.
Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data breaches
The leaked data of Clubhouse users includes names, social media profiles, and other details. It's the latest in a recent string of data breaches.
Salesforce invests $40 million in text-marketing startup Community
Salesforce's investment in Community comes as the upstart looks to expand its customer base.
Watch: Prince Charles Pays Tribute To "My Dear Papa" Philip For Devoted Service
Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth who had been at her side throughout her record-breaking 69-year reign, died at Windsor Castle on Friday.
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