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Reaction to Jack Ma Disappearing After Criticizing China in a Speech
Patrick Bet-David Podcast Episode 35. In this clip, Patrick Bet-David, Adam Sosnick and Tom Zenner talk about what could have happened to Jack Ma.
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British Property Tycoon Emerges as Investor in Alleged Art Scam
The British entrepreneur who built up property company Dawnay Day before it collapsed amid the global financial crisis may be encountering trouble with a more recent investment ...
Fraudsters stepped up efforts in new year, HMRC figures show
Scam attempts by fraudsters masquerading as the UK’s tax authority surged as potential victims completed tax returns while staying at home.
UK: Bank-funded police arrest 122 fraudsters
A specialist policing unit funded by banks arrested 122 fraudsters last year amid a huge rise in money launderers using members of the public as so-called “money mules”.
U.K.’s Financial Crimes Agency Wants Companies to Invest in Compliance
The U.K.’s major economic crimes investigative agency has taken steps to emphasize the need for companies to invest in programs and procedures designed to prevent wrongdoing, it...
Man, 19, 'set up elaborate fake kidnapping because he didn't want to go to work'
A 19 year-old man set up an elaborate fake kidnapping attempt to avoid having to go to work, police say. Brandon Soules is said to have stuffed a bandanna in his mouth on Februa...
Great-great gran, 105, says she beat Covid by eating 'gin-soaked raisins'
An 105-year-old nursing home resident says she managed to overcome Covid-19 by eating nine gin-soaked raisins per day and ‘no junk food’.
Metro owner accuses Facebook of 'blackmail' over Australia news content row
The company which owns Metro, as well as other newspapers, has accused Facebook and Google of ‘blackmail’ over the news content row in Australia.
GCHQ says AI can help UK combat disinformation attacks
GCHQ says AI can be used widely in the fight against disinformation - and will commit to using it ethically.
Queen speaks out about getting Covid vaccine: ‘It didn’t hurt at all’
The Queen has spoken publicly for the first time about getting her Covid-19 jab, saying, “It didn’t hurt at all.”
UK coronavirus risk is downgraded as threat to NHS recedes
The UK’s four chief medical officers have agreed the Covid-19 alert level should move from five – its highest – down to four as the risk of the NHS being overwhelmed within 21 d...
The Government’s Great Escape leaves opponents with nowhere to go
It’s the Great Escape! That’s how the Government’s supporters describe the new roadmap out of lockdown published yesterday. Some who have watched the classic war movie complain ...
BBC ‘rules itself out’ of UK broadcast of Harry and Meghan interview
The BBC has reportedly ruled itself out of negotiations to broadcast the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
UK records fewer than 10,000 Covid cases for third successive day
It comes after the UK’s coronavirus alert level was downgraded as the threat of the NHS being overwhelmed recedes
Do you live in one of London’s top-selling postcodes?
Buyer demand is still high but some sellers are holding off until spring, sending these local London markets soaring
Unpaid rent bills for commercial property during pandemic could reach £7 billion
Commercial property investors could see pandemic-related rent arrears reach up to £7 billion, it has been estimated, amid reports a ban on business evictions is being extended.
Kids Company founder calls for apology from Gove
Michael Gove should apologise to children who lost support from collapsed charity Kids Company, its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has said.
Former US Olympic Coach Geddert Commits Suicide After Facing Sexual Abuse Charges
Ex-US Olympic coach John Geddert faced 24 charges for allegations of sexually and physically abusing his former female gymnasts. The charges were announced earlier in the day by...
A-level and GCSE results plan a 'good compromise', PM says
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended plans for teachers to grade GCSE and A-level pupils in England this summer as a "good compromise".
European Council Summit Discusses Fight Against COVID-19
Luc Rivet - As the first day of the online summit of the European Council members ends on Thursday, the most daunting current topic, the immunization campaign against the corona...
Get used to fewer trains, says rail body
Around 10% fewer train services should run once the country opens up again, compared to the pre-pandemic timetable, the chairman of Network Rail has said.
Former US Diplomat Urges ‘Serious Repairs’ at Home Before Biden Tries to ‘Trip Up China’
A retired diplomat and academic has urged that the US cannot outcompete China militarily, it can only spark an arms race that will give Beijing a powerful military-industrial co...
UK Covid alert level drops as NHS threat 'recedes'
The UK's coronavirus alert level has been lowered from level five to four in all four nations as the risk that the NHS could be overwhelmed "has receded".
EU Leaders Agree to Introduce Vaccination Certificates, They Will Be Ready Within 3 Months
The concept of vaccination certificates was rolled out as an idea that could facilitate travel between the countries of the bloc during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
India beat England inside two days
England succumbed to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of an astonishing third Test in Ahmedabad.
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