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McDonald's staffer moves wedding reception to her work after venue cancellation
Melissa Russell and Shannon McKenna will have their wedding reception at a McDonald's restaurant in Motherwell, near Glasgow, Scotland, after their original venue was cancelled ...
Jack Ma is making history again with the Ant IPO, and getting even more wealthy while doing it
Billionaire tech tycoon Jack Ma is raising more than $34 billion in yet another record breaking IPO, further cementing his place in history as one of the world's great tech entr...
Coronavirus means less sex – for Chinese, Americans, British and now Turkish
Survey in Turkey suggests people are having sex less often – consistent with findings elsewhere – and are concerned about spreading Covid-19, researchers say.
Hong Kong’s Weaker Financial Hub Appeal is Japan’s Opportunity, Aso Says
Japan should consider setting up a special economic zone for global banking businesses now that Hong Kong is losing its appeal as a financial hub amid China’s crackdown, accordi...
Pride of Britain Award winner: 'Life after abuse does exist'
Rebecca Beattie was a victim of domestic and financial abuse for five years.
Brexit makes Britain ‘less useful to the US,’ says former top diplomat
Peter Ricketts warns Paris and Berlin will overtake London in importance for the US - especially if Joe Biden becomes president.
Brexit chaos: UK-US special relationship threatened unless Boris champions Global Britain
BORIS JOHNSON has been warned to quickly make a success of Brexit to maintain the best relationship with the US post-election.
Britain to stop mobile operators selling 'locked' handsets
British mobile operators will be barred from selling smartphones locked to their networks, regulator Ofcom said on Tuesday, a change designed to remove a barrier to switching ne...
UPDATE 1-EU tells UK to say how long it will align with EU financial rules
Britain must spell out how far it wants to diverge from European Union rules if it wants access to the bloc’s financial market from January, a top European Commission official s...
Where do Bank of England officials stand on negative rates?
The Bank of England is weighing up how it could bring negative interest rates to Britain if needed, and there are differing views among its nine monetary policymakers.
'We need a miracle': Czech PM says more restrictions are looming
The Czech infection rate is the highest on the planet except for tiny Andorra, and the spread of the virus among doctors and medical workers is worsening the strain on hospitals.
'Very nice!': Kazakhstan adopts Borat's catchphrase in new tourism campaign
An official said the phrase, popularised by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, sums up the vast tourism potential of the nation in a ‘short, memorable way’
Covid job losses hitting young people hardest in UK, study finds
Workers aged under 25 more than twice as likely to have lost job in past two months
Keir Starmer contacted by police after collision with cyclist in London
Rider taken to hospital after incident involving car said to be driven by Labour’s leader
Digital yuan will not compete with WeChat Pay or Alipay
China’s digital yuan will not compete with private apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay, but it may have to contend with counterfeit digital wallets.
China wooing investors to Shanghai, with HSBC, Goldman answering
Central bank chief Yi Gang tells Bund Summit that the country’s focus on domestic economy does not mean it is shutting the door on the rest of the world.
Mandatory sex education amendment sparks debate on sexuality in China
From 2021, schools should conduct ‘age-appropriate sex education for minors’, helping them protect themselves against abuse and sexual harassment.
Airline industry carnage hits families but billionaires are sitting pretty
Billionaires’ wealth has increased during the pandemic while the aviation industry is mired in crisis. The thousands employed at Hong Kong airport and in tourism appear set for ...
Wife of Ukrainian footballer ‘could face 3 years in prison’ for flashing underwear while singing national anthem, lawyer says
The wife of Ukrainian international footballer Mykola Moroziuk could be threatened with jail for abuse of state symbols after she sang Ukraine’s national anthem while showing he...
Sanitary products non-essential? Wrong! Welsh government replies to shoppers after they share their shock on Twitter
People in Wales have been left confused and angry as shops and supermarkets interpret the government’s new lockdown rules banning the sale of ‘non-essential’ items.
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