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Actress Zoe Saldana welcomes 'Avatar' sequel filming announcement.

LONDON - Actress Zoe Saldana is happy release dates for the long-anticipated sequels to 2009 box office smash hit "Avatar" have been announced, joking she does not want to get "too old" to not be able to do her own stunts in the adventure fantasy.

- Reuters - US

Trump's Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to Arrivals From the UK.

Given how big a market transatlantic aviation is, any move to extend the ban to flights coming from the UK would have a huge impact. Crucially, it could also impact U.S. airlines. -Patrick Whyte

- Skift - US

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales sets up WikiTribune to fight fake news.

Donald Trump is obsessed with the notion of FAKE NEWS. Whether his definition is the same as everyone else's is open to debate, but there is a genuine problem with the spread of propaganda, nonsense, and stories which are clearly fabricated. Google and Facebook and other big names from the world of tech have started to ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Firms worldwide say GDPR could harm their business.

With implementation of the EU's General Data protection Regulation less than a year away, a new study reveals that many firms are worried about the effect it could have on their bottom line. The survey from information management company Veritas shows 38 percent of companies think they could lose customers or go out of ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Britain Records First Coal-free Day Since Industrial Revolution.

Britain has recorded its first full day without using coal power since the Industrial Revolution began more than 200 years ago.   The remarkable milestone was achieved Friday, following years of investment in renewable energy and the perfect combination of another famous British characteristic: its unpredictable weather. ...

- Voice of America - US

London company Babylon raises $60m for AI healthcare platform.

Continuing its mammoth growth, UK-based company Babylon has raised $60m in its bid to bring AI to health. The post London company Babylon raises $60m for AI healthcare platform appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

Research collaborations between Ireland and UK strengthened.

Science Foundation Ireland and the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have struck a fresh research deal. The post Research collaborations between Ireland and UK strengthened appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

In London, Class Warfare of a Different Stripe.

A court in the British capital has ruled that a woman had every right to paint her house in candy-cane red and white, even if only to spite her neighbors.

- International NY Times - US

Tune in for the The Duke Of York's live Pitch @ Palace annual event right here.

The Duke Of York's Pitch@Palace event is are now a regular annual feature fixture in the London startup scene, and TechCrunch is delighted to live stream the pitches of the teams Pitch@Palace has selected from its events throughout the year. Today you can watch the event being broadcast live right here from 17.40 London ...

- TechCrunch - US

Jimmy "Wikipedia" Wales just launched an anti-fake-news wiki: Wikitribune.

Wikitribune is a newly launched project from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, conceived of as a crowd-edited, crowd-funded tonic against fake news.

- Boing Boing - US

Xiaomi's phones aren't coming to the U.S. or UK anytime soon.

Xiaomi doesn't want to jeopardise its position in Asian markets by stretching itself too thin. Erstwhile Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra announced back in August 2016 that the company would make its debut in the U.S. market "in the near future." We haven't heard much about the Chinese manufacturer's global plans since then, but it ...

- Android Central - US

Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years

LONDON - China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Why politicians should watch the options market

Unease over French and UK elections, and policy changes in China

- Financial Times - US

Olympian shares touching moment she discovers she's won a medal 9 years later

For professional athletes, there's nothing like the sweet moment of Olympic victory. British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton shared a video of her Olympic moment with her Twitter followers... nine years after the Games. SEE ALSO: Badass kicker becomes first woman to earn NCAA football scholarship In the video, Sotherton ...

- Mashable! - US

British company Petrofrac lands $70 million contract in Iraq

British energy company Petrofac said Tuesday it scored a multi-million dollar contract in part to help Iraq expand port facilities for the Persian Gulf.

- UPI - US

How Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales plans to curb the spread of fake news

, Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of volunteers and supporters to produce news articles. The new platform, called Wikitribune, will be free to access and carry no ...

- VentureBeat - US

Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website

LONDON - The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.

- Reuters - US

Brexit to dominate as May sets out stall for UK re-election

LONDON - Whatever Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives promise in their manifesto before a June election, managing Britain's exit from the European Union will limit her opportunity to push wide-ranging radical domestic change.

- Reuters - US

Google announces series of YouTuber-led 'Internet Citizens' workshops in the UK designed to tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news

Mark Walton / Ars Technica UK: Google announces series of YouTuber-led “Internet Citizens” workshops in the UK designed to tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news  —  Google has announced a series of workshops designed to apparently tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news.

- Techmeme - US

EU financs needs integration to survive Brexit says top official

Closer integration is the only way for European financial markets to survive after Brexit, according to a top EU official. Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU’s financial services commissioner, said “integration is now an existential question” for Eurozone countries. London is by far the biggest financial centre in ...

- City AM - UK

Senior Tory and Treasury watchdog Andrew Tyrie is quitting parliament

Tory MP Andrew Tyrie, who has led cross-party scrutiny of the Treasury since 2010, has decided to stand down at the General Election. Tyrie has led the Treasury Select Committee in a raft of high-profile inquiries into government work, becoming a respected critic of both chancellor Philip Hammond and his predecessor ...

- City AM - UK

London property price slump hits Grosvenor Group

Property giant Grosvenor Group reported a 5 per cent drop in revenue profit for 2016 as the London market slowed down. Revenue profit was £79.2m, down from £83.3m in 2015, and total return slowed from 9 per cent to 8 per cent. The company, which owns several locations in high-end parts of London like Belgravia and ...

- City AM - UK

Nestle poised to cut 300 UK jobs as it moves Blue Riband biscuit production

Nestle is on the brink of cutting nearly 300 jobs as part of plans to shift production of its Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland, unions have said. Unite union and GMB union said that Nestle was using the Brexit vote as a reason to cut jobs and "trample on workers' rights".

- City AM - UK

Report finds £41bn of untapped UK trade potential to offset any Brexit loss

The UK has enough “untapped… trade potential” to offset possible EU export losses as a result of Brexit, a new report has found. The UK currently under-exports to countries led by India, Canada, Israel and China, the Open Europe research found. The think tank identified the top 10 under-performing ...

- City AM - UK

Cult Wines toasts growth as it predicts sales to fizz 47 per cent this year

Specialist fine wine acquisition and investment management firm, Cult Wines, expects to generate record sales of around £30m this year - a 47 per cent increase on the previous year. The company, which is led by a former runner-up on the TV show The Apprentice, was recognised for its impressive growth with the Queen's ...

- City AM - UK

Some in May's government don't believe in free markets, Centrica boss says

The boss of Centrica, which owns British Gas, today said the Conservative party's plan to cap energy prices suggests some in Prime Minister Theresa May's government do not believe in free markets. In an interview with the BBC, Iain Conn said this is worrying as Britain is working to build its post-Brexit future on free ...

- City AM - UK

Kodi boxes conquer Britain: Sky and Netflix to suffer as UK falls for illegal streaming?

Study estimates almost five million Brits use Kodi and illegal streaming apps on Android smartphones.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

'World's most handsome criminal' Jeremy Meeks deported from UK hours after arriving for fashion shoot

Meeks ventured into modeling after his mugshot went viral in 2014.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Wikipedia founder out to 'fix the news' with collaborative website

Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of volunteers and supporters to produce news articles. The new platform, called Wikitribune, will be free to access and carry no ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Imran’s video message aimed at influencing JIT: Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday while criticising Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that the cricketer-turned-politician is trying to influence the Joint Investigation team constituted to probe the Sharif family’s means to buy properties in London through offshore businesses. The ...

- Geo.tv - PK

EU hardens Brexit position on financial services, citizens

BRUSSELS, April 25 — European Union governments further toughened their position on Brexit, as they added limits on financial services and explicit demands on citizens' residency rights to their negotiating plan with the UK At a meeting...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Leicester don't want to be a 'selling club', says Shakespeare

LONDON, April 25 — Leicester City should be able to hold on to its key players as they prepare for the upcoming season without European football, rather than just selling them off, manager Craig Shakespeare has said. Reigning Premier League...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Russia's oil cuts won't be so easy if Opec deal is extended

LONDON, April 25 — For Russian oil companies, the historic agreement to boost prices by cutting output in conjunction with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries was an easy win. Extending the deal will be less straightforward. Cuts...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Champions Trophy 2017: Fit-again Mark Wood gets England nod but Steven Finn misses out of 15-man squad

England have called up fit-again Mark Wood for the forthcoming Champions Trophy campaign, but his fellow pace bowler Steven Finn has been left out of the 15-man squad. The post Champions Trophy 2017: Fit-again Mark Wood gets England nod but Steven Finn misses out of 15-man squad appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Labour party to scrap Theresa May's Brexit plan if it wins election

Britains main opposition Labour party today unveiled its own Brexit plan, saying it will scrap the ruling Conservative White Paper on the UKs exit from the European Union if it wins the general election in June.The central plank of the Labour strategy will be to unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens living and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

AstraZeneca moving costs rise as new HQ nears completion

LONDON - AstraZeneca's move to the English university city of Cambridge will cost more and take longer than initially expected, following increased expenditure on new technology and equipment.

- Reuters - US

Elite dating app The League launches in London today

It is dubbed the Tinder for elites — and it is coming to London. The League, a selective dating app for young, successful individuals, will go live on Apple and Android on Tuesday after first launching in San Francisco in 2015. Over the past month, The League CEO Amanda Bradford, a Stanford graduate, and her team have ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

HR startup hibob raised $17.5 million to expand its operations globally

British HR software startup hibob announced on Tuesday that it has raised $17.5 million in funding from the US-based venture capital firm Battery Ventures, Fidelity's investment arm Eight Roads Ventures, Arbor Ventures, and Bessemer Venture Partners. This Series A round brings the company's total funding to $25 ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

A copy of the Declaration of Independence was found in England

A 200-year-old copy of the Declaration of Independence was found in a record office in England. Josh King has the story .         


Wikipedia Founder Aims to 'Fix the News' With Collaborative Website

Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of volunteers and supporters to produce news articles.

- Newsmax - US

USAF deploys F-35A to Estonia for 'training'

The US Air Force is to deploy its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to Estonia for training purposes, national media reported on 24 April. An undisclosed number of the eight aircraft that began arriving at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in the UK on 15 April for

- Jane’s - US

RAF Typhoons arrive in Romania

Four UK Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft arrived in Romania on 24 April ahead of a four-month deployment in support of NATO's enhanced Air Policing mission. The arrival of the jets and their 150 support personnel at Mihail Kogalniceanu air base near the Romanian Black Sea

- Jane’s - US

Seagull with stolen dentures has some very serious explaining to do

Seagulls are commonly known for their thievery of beach and boardwalk snacks. Occasionally, though, they'll get their beaks on other miscellaneous items. On Friday, a seagull in Newton Abbot, England, was photographed with something quite surprising in its beak. SEE ALSO: Bird staring at itself in this window is not having ...

- Mashable! - US

Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with collaborative website

Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of volunteers and supporters to produce news articles. The new platform, called Wikitribune, will be free to acc...

- The Raw Story - US

Natalie Imbruglia: 'I should have been a guitarist'

British-Australian recording artist Natalie Imbruglia says touring is more about giving a great performance than getting to see the world.         


Rare copy of Declaration of Independence found in U.K.

Two Harvard researchers found a rare parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence long forgotten in a records office in England.          


Sundance London Announces Lineup; 'A Ghost Story' Set To Close Event

Sundance Film Festival: London has announced the full program for its upcoming edition in June and has set Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara starrer A Ghost Story, directed by David Lowery, to close the event. The fest, which will take place in London's Picturehouse Central cinema from June 1-4, will present 14 feature films ...

- Deadline.com - US

Dutch security expert warns UK will hack Brexit negotiations

A Dutch security expert has warned that the UK is highly likely to use cyberhacking to gain an advantage in the Brexit negotiations.

- Expatica - NL

Six new prospecting licences awarded to Botswana Diamonds

London Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds on Tuesday announced that its joint venture with the large Russian diamond company, Alrosa, had been awarded of six new prospecting licences in Botswana.   Four are in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and two are in the Orapa kimberlite province and extend to the end of March 2020. ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

News24.com | Five hour wait for ambulance that never arrived

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has said they're awaiting delivery of over 100 emergency vehicles, to better service the East London area where members of rural communities are lucky if an ambulance shows up at all.

- News24.com - ZA