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Celtic youngster Kieran Tierney tipped for Liverpool, Arsenal or Manchester United move.

Charlie Adam believes the 20-year-old is one of the best players produced by Scotland in years.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Manchester United express 'significant interest' in signing Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon.

Jose Mourinho's side to offer to loan Sessegnon back to west London club if deal can be done this summer.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

'She looks horrible': Margot Robbie is unrecognisable as Queen Elizabeth I in leaked set photo.

'These pics of Margot Robbie dressed as Elizabeth I are scaring me,' tweeted one user.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Govt promises 'close co-operation' in cross-border legal disputes after Brexit.

The government will today set out plans to make "close co-operation" with EU courts at the heart of talks surrounding cross-border legal disputes.  In yet another position paper published by the Department for Exiting the EU , David Davis and team will promise "certainty" after Brexit for families, business and ...

- City AM - UK

Dalian Wanda ditches Nine Elms Square plans.

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda has ditched plans to buy London's Nine Elms Square, it was announced this morning. Property developer St Modwen Properties said it has sold the building for £470m to an unnamed buyer.  St Modwen and joint venture partner Vinci said the sale was "following an exchange of contracts ...

- City AM - UK

Hong Kong property investors go trophy hunting in London.

Chinese investment in London commercial property has more than trebled since before Britain voted to leave the European Union, most of it channelled through Hong Kong at a time of heightened political uncertainty in the former British colony. While others have pulled back from British property following last year's Brexit ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Brexit position paper to outline UK position on cross-border legal disputes.

The UK government's position on cross-border legal disputes after Brexit are being outlined later.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram.

ABUJA, Nigeria " Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, in an address to the nation after returning from London where he spent more than three months for medical treatment, said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Big Ben bell to go silent in London for repairs until 2021.

LONDON " The British Parliament's Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time before it is silenced for repair work scheduled to last until 2021.After 12 deep bongs at noon Monday, the bell will begin its longest...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

This Day in History , August 22.

Today is the 234th day of 2017. There are 131 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1990: Scores of angry smokers block street near Moscow's Red Square for hours in protest against summer-long cigarette shortage in the Russian capital.OTHER EVENTS1485: England's King Richard III is killed fighting against overwhelming ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

PHOTO: Health talk.

Prof Carol Baxter , principal research fellow, Department of Public Health, Imperial College, London and keynote speaker at the recent opening ceremony at the University of Technology, Jamaica's Third International Biennial Nursing and Midwifery Conference, shares a light-hearted moment with Prof Stephen Vasciannie , ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Spotify launches in Thailand to continue its Asia push

While talk of Spotify's apparent upcoming IPO continues in the U.S., the music streaming service is furthering its coverage of Asia after it launched its service in Thailand. Spotify Premium, which counts over 60 million paying users, will cost 129 THB in Thailand. That's just over $4 and in line with its pricing ...

- TechCrunch - US

UK warns it will prosecute online hate crimes the same way it does offline hate crime

British prosecutors are taking steps to reduce the amount of online abuse that is hurled around by treating hateful speech online the same way it does face-to-face abuse. On Monday the Crown Prosecution Service published new guidelines in an attempt to crack down on online instances of ill-will, spite, contempt, prejudice, ...

- SiliconANGLE - US

Energy Firm Slapped With $65,000 Fine For Making 1.5 Million Nuisance Calls

A UK firm offering people energy-saving solutions has been fined after making almost 1.5 million unsolicited calls without checking if the numbers were registered on the UK's opt-out database. From a report: Southampton-based Home Logic used a dialler system to screen the telephone numbers that it planned to call against ...

- Slashdot - US

Cyber-security is an investment, not a burden

CEOs across the UK are increasingly seeing cyber-security not as a burden, but rather an investment opportunity, a new study has claimed. The KPMG CEO Outlook 2017 report, based on a poll of 150 CEOs in the UK, found that 70 percent considered investing in cyber-security an opportunity to find new streams of revenue. The ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Fast Europe Open: Switzerland trade, UK public finances

- Financial Times - US

London's Big Ben falls silent for four years

Watch as London's Big Ben chimes for the last time in four years. The iconic bell will remain silent until 2021 while conservation works are carried out.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Low-calorie pizza and burgers won't fix our child obesity crisis

The latest push to tackle growing waistlines among England's children is a call to cut calories in junk food. It won't work wonders, warns Tom Sanders

- NewScientist - US

British Airways Passenger Claims He Had To Sit In Urine-Soaked Seat For 11 Hours

There are uncomfortable flying situations, and then there's sitting in a urine-soaked seat for 11 hours. A British Airways passenger who paid more than $1,500 for a flight from London to Cape Town, South Africa tells The Daily Mirror that he spotted a wet patch on his seat upon boarding. Initially, he assumed it was an ...

- The Consumerist - US

Best movies and TV shows on Amazon Prime

Amazon is continuously adding new movies and TV shows to its Prime video streaming service, and each week, we'll bring you the best it has to offer! Press Play In this week's selection of films and shows on Amazon Prime, follows the whimsical adventures of a blue fox named Fig and his friends. Actors Megan Mullally and Nick ...

- TiPb - US

'Logan Lucky' writer mystery: Is she real? Yes, says Adam Driver

LONDON - The mystery over the identity of the screenwriter of "Logan Lucky" deepened on Monday when actor Adam Driver said the woman had been on the set of the heist caper movie.

- Reuters - US

Hundreds of languages are spoken in the UK, but this isn't always reflected in the classroom

It's not all about English. shutterstockMore than 300 different languages are now spoken in British schools. And in England, over 20% of primary school children use English as an additional language. This equates to over 900,000 children for whom English is not their first language. These children might have been born in ...

- The Conversation - UK

Big Ben silenced: Britain's bong furore is a sign of national insecurity

Loud and proud. ShutterstockBig Ben, the iconic bell in the Elizabeth Tower of the British Houses of Parliament, has fallen silent. Its familiar chimes will not be heard again for four long years. The last extensive works were carried out 31 years ago, and officials have since found numerous significant problems – and ...

- The Conversation - UK

Iraq Must Rebuild Itself After Disastrous Relationship With Iran

Iran Focus London, 21 Aug - Heshmat Alavi wrote an article for Al Arabiya English is which he posited that the time has come for Iraq to emerge from under the thumb of the Iranian mullahs and take its rightful place as a leading figure in the Middle East. Alavi wrote that the Iranian Regime seized power in Iraq following ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Iranian Resistance Calls for Justice Victims of 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners

Iran Focus London, 21 Aug - The Iranian Resistance held a memorial on Sunday for the 30,000 victims of 1988 massacre of political prisoners, mostly members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran , who were slaughtered by the Iranian Regime during the 1988 massacre. At the memorial, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Iran and North Korea Are Linked, No Matter What Pro-Iran Lobby Says

Iran Focus London, 21 Aug - The pro-Iran Lobby in the US has warned against conflating the Iranian and North Korean regimes, claiming that Iran does not have access to nuclear weapons. Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council. recently wrote: First, conflating Pyongyang and Tehran is troublesome for an obvious ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Iran Denies the Appeal of Princeton Doctoral Student Imprisoned for Spying

Iran Focus London, 21 Aug - The Iranian Regime has denied the appeal of a Princeton doctoral student accused of espionage, according to a statement from Princeton University. Back in July, Xiyue Wang, a Chinese American graduate student, was sentenced to 10 years in jail on charges of spying for the US and the UK whilst ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Nuclear Agreement Fails to Improve Iran's Economy

Iran Focus London, 21 Aug - The 2015 nuclear agreement has failed to solve Iran's economic problems and even allowed the US to strengthen sanctions again the Regime, according to Iranian economists. Ibrahim Razzaghi, an Iranian economist, spoke to the state-run Basij Rouz news agency about the recalling the Financial Action ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Black hole in a 'bathtub' makes waves for UK scientists

British-based scientists have recreated the conditions around black holes using a water bath, shedding new light on the extraction of energy from the astronomical phenomenon. Matthew Stock reports.

- Yahoo! News - US

After Ramblas trauma, Barcelona attack witness Aamer Anwar defies far-right trolls

British human-rights lawyer Aamer Anwar narrowly escaped harm on Las Ramblas on Thursday only to come under heavy fire from far-right extremist trolls online.

- France24 - FR

Uncorking ocean-bound wine tasting cruises

LONDON, Aug 22 — For years, cruises on rivers like the Rhone and the Saône in France have offered an exciting voyage into the world of wine. Now major oceangoing liners like the Queen Mary 2 are also seeking to attract wine afficionados, with...

- The Malay Mail - MY

NBP president, Javed Kayani record statements before NAB in Sharif, Dar references

Javed Kayani records statement Sharif family members summoned by NAB again National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmed and Javed Kayani, a friend of Nawaz Sharif, appeared before a National Accountability Bureau investigation team in Lahore on Monday to record their statements in the ongoing references against Ishaq ...


Justin Gatlin says being booed on podium at world championships hurt him

The booing that resounded around the London Stadium when Justin Gatlin mounted the podium to receive his gold medal as 100 metres world champion hurt the American, he admitted on Monday. The post Justin Gatlin says being booed on podium at world championships hurt him appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

England vs West Indies: With the return of big names, are Windies selectors finally making a U-turn?

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been recalled to the West Indies ODI squad in the ongoing tour of England, in which they were hammered inside three days in the first Test. The post England vs West Indies: With the return of big names, are Windies selectors finally making a U-turn? appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

NAB summons Nawaz, sons, Maryam Nawaz today

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, sons Husain and Hussain Nawaz and daughter Maryam Nawaz today as part of probe into their offshore properties.Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has also been summoned by the bureau in money laundering probe. Sharifs fail to appear before ...

- Geo.tv - PK

US 'wants more British troops in Afghanistan' as Trump announces Washington strategy

UK reportedly offered to send 85 more troops by November, increasing total to 585.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

City Moves for 22 August 2017 - who's switching jobs?

Today's City Moves cover business development, forensic accounting, property and legal eagles. Take a look at these movers and shakers: Quilter Cheviot Quilter Cheviot has recently strengthened its presence in London and the home counties with the appointment of two members to its business development team. Experienced ...

- City AM - UK

On-demand worker startup Bizzby spams users with innocent man's address

Bizzby is a service that lets people book tradespeople and laborers on-demand — think of it like Handy or TaskRabbit. A few hours ago, it sent an email to all of its users — tradies and general public alike — asking if they'd like to install a thermostat for Reuben, from Hartlepool, England. Can someone *urgently* get ...

- The Next Web - US

British Airways forces man to sit in wet urine-soaked seat for 11 hours

Here we go again. Another airplane nightmare. It's as if the airlines are competing for the Most Horrific Flight award. British businessman Andrew Wilkinson boarded a British Airways plane from London to Johannesburg and found that his seat was wet. On further inspection he realized it was urine. He told the flight ...

- Boing Boing - US

Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones hold Brexit talks

The first ministers say the UK government wants to impose its will on the other parts of the UK.

- BBC - UK

New GCSEs 'hardest since O-levels'

Private school leader urges caution over interpretation of new grading system for exams in England.

- BBC - UK

Madras Day: Heritage lives on, barely, in an old city

Whether enough has been done to ensure the survival of many glorious buildings from the British era is a matter of debate

- The Hindu - IN

'Sad, but a happy sad': Londoners fret about four years without Big Ben

By Karla Adam Big Ben rang out 12 times at noon on Monday before halting its regularly scheduled bonging for four years to allow for major renovations at the Houses of Parliament.The 13-ton bell will still sound for special occasions...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brexit: UK seeks 'close co-operation' on legal disputes deal

Ministers want divorces and cross-border consumer claims resolved "in a clear and sensible way".

- BBC - UK

Rooney gives England boss Southgate food for thought

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney revelled in silencing his critics after netting his 200th Premier League goal in Everton’s draw with Manchester City. Half-time substitute Raheem Sterling rescued a point for City inside the final 10 minutes after Rooney’s second goal in as many games had put Everton ...

- City AM - UK

Business groups urge UK and EU to make progress

Business groups have called on the UK and EU to accelerate talks on a transitional arrangement, as industry chiefs gave a cautious welcome to the government’s latest Brexit position papers. The Department for Exiting the EU yesterday revealed four key aims for goods on the market when talks resume next week. "These ...

- City AM - UK

Tui CEO Friedrich Joussen on how holidays are like bread

As the chief executive of a company that is headquartered in Germany but listed in London, Tui’s Friedrich Joussen is well-placed to evaluate the challenges that lie ahead as Britain leaves the European Union. “A strategy is needed to execute the vote,” he told City A.M. during one of his many trips to ...

- City AM - UK

DEBATE: Is the Economists for Free Trade £135bn figure realistic?

DEBATE: Is the Economists for Free Trade £135bn figure realistic? YES – Professor Graeme Leach, member of Economists for Free Trade. The impact of unilateral free trade on an economy is not rocket science, but it is enormously powerful. EU membership means surrounding the UK with a protectionist wall from tariffs ...

- City AM - UK

Without action, millennials will be pensioners in poverty

If it is a truth, universally acknowledged, that we have been living in a golden age of retirement, it must also be the case that the golden age will end. Does 2017 mark the tipping point? Pensioners today are nearly three times better off than their parents according to the latest ONS report, which looks at what has ...

- City AM - UK

At least our mandarins have managed to ‘take back control’

As a long-time Brexit watcher, I feel there is serious change in the air. At long last Britain is taking back control. Or more accurately, the British state is taking back control from the politicians. The proposals being put forward are complex and internally contradictory, but are miles away from the Brexit campaign as ...

- City AM - UK