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Canada takes aim at Boeing over Bombardier tariff row.

Canada's government has launched a fresh attack in the row over the US imposing import tariffs on airliners built by Bombardier, a move which threatened UK jobs.Launching a tender to buy 88 new fighters, the Canadian government...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

No decision on British banker Rurik Jutting’s appeal against double murder conviction.

Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for life in Hong Kong for brutally murdering two Indonesian women, will learn his fate another day, after a court on Wednesday decided to reserve its decision on his appeal. The Cambridge graduate, who was sentenced in November last year, stood up in the dock and appeared calm when ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong Appeal Hearings For British Killer Rurik Jutting Have Been Adjourned.

He was convicted of killing two women in Hong Kong in 2014

- TIME Magazine - US

Jack Wilshere to West Ham? David Moyes confirms interest in Arsenal midfielder ahead of London derby.

David Moyes is open to making a move for Jack Wilshere in January if the midfielder is made available for transfer by Arsenal. Olivier Giroud also on Hammers' radar.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Fin24.com | UK must prosecute social media for illegal content, ethics panel say.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May should legislate to prosecute or fine social media companies if they fail to remove illegal content, according to an ethics panel.

- Fin24 - SA

Europe's Post-Brexit Financial Capital Will be … London.

Michael Bloomberg, the businessman and former New York mayor, said London will remain a global financial capital after Brexit, BBC writes.  He told the BBC that the UK's departure from the EU would probably slow the capital's growth, but would not see it eclipsed by a European rival. London's benefits were its culture and ...

- Novinite - BG

Saudi tobacco tax to drag on BAT's growth.

Taxes in Saudi Arabia and some surrounding countries are expected to weigh on British American Tobacco's growth this year, but this will be offset by vaping and tobacco-heating products. The Gulf Cooperation Council imposed a tax on tobacco and sugary drinks this year in an effort to make up lost income from low oil prices. ...

- City AM - UK

Study Reveals High Relationship Quality in Same-Sex Couples.

A new  Family Relations   study provides robust evidence against deep-rooted social perceptions of same-sex relationships being conflictual, unhappy, and dysfunctional. In the study of 25,348 individuals in the United Kingdom and 9,206 individuals in Australia, the level of relationship quality reported by gay/lesbian ...

- WebWire - US

Jamaican facing drug-related charges in Grenada.

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada , A British national has been jailed for two years after he failed to pay a EC$150,000 fine following his conviction in a magistrate court here, on drug-related charges.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Bartlett says 2017 a 'dream year' for Jamaica.

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says 2017 is a “dream year” for Jamaica's tourism sector.“We've annexed all sorts of new horizons and frontiers; we're going to make four million visitors this year and we're going to earn in the region of US$3 billion,” he told top-producing travel agents from ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Britain urged to prosecute social media firms over online abuse.

LONDON - Social media companies should face prosecution for failing to remove racist and extremist material from their websites, according to a report by an influential committee.

- Reuters - US

Italy's Paolo Gentiloni calls for 'tailor-made' UK-EU trade deal

Rome maintains pragmatic view but says London must make first move on post-Brexit plan

- Financial Times - US

Securitisation deals hinge on health of UK consumer

Latest growth trend in market could provide early warning sign of bigger slowdown

- Financial Times - US

Fast Europe Open: South Africa CPI, UK unemployment

- Financial Times - US

British princes join Jedi knights at 'Star Wars' premiere in London

LONDON - Britain's Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in which the royal brothers both play small roles, on the red carpet at the film's European premiere in London on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Why British businesses are calling to stay under EU rules

Brussels' export of standards underlines dilemma over market access and regulation

- Financial Times - US

Gentiloni calls for 'tailor-made' UK-EU trade deal

Rome maintains pragmatic view but says London must make first move on post-Brexit plan

- Financial Times - US

Rising cost of living leaves UK facing a bleak midwinter

Latest inflation increase since Brexit poll adds to pressure on households ahead of Christmas

- Financial Times - US

UK inflation breaches target as it climbs to 3.1%

Bank of England governor forced to write letter to chancellor after prices surge

- Financial Times - US

British Banker Appeals Conviction of Double Murder in Hong Kong

A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome murders of two Indonesian women went before a Hong Kong court Tuesday to appeal his conviction. Rurik Jutting was convicted last year of the 2014 murders of Sumarti Ningsih and Seneng Mujiasih in his luxury apartment. Jurors were shown graphic video Jutting took ...

- Voice of America - US

San Francisco native becomes city's 1st black woman mayor

San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom.

- WRAL.com - US

Uber Accidentally Charges A Rider $20,000 For A 20 Minute Ride

Uber's surge pricing is somewhat controversial, especially when you consider how much more expensive it can get. However in the past the company has gotten major backlash when the company implemented surge pricing during emergency situations, like in Sydney during a hostage crisis, or in London earlier this year during the ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Ineos Says Grangemouth Oil Refinery Running Amid Forties Pipeline Closure

Scotland's 200,000 bpd Grangemouth oil refinery has enough crude to keep running.

- Rigzone.com - US

Analysing the exposure of UK exports to EU tariffs, quotas and antidumping under 'no deal'

As the recent UK Parliament Select Committee hearing revealed, there is a dearth of analysis of the sector-level risk to exports of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario. This column presents an analysis by sector and product, and delivers both good and bad news. In a scenario where trade reverts to WTO rules, the good news is that ...

- VoxEU - UK

Further talks to be held as thousands of Bombardier jobs hang in balance

Further talks will be held later this week as the UK government continues to "press the case" on behalf of Bombardier workers in Northern Ireland, the British Business Secretary has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.

- BBC - UK

One Year of Donald Trump: Assessing the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Members Webinar 18 Jan 2018 - 10:00 to 10:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Online Xenia Wickett, Head, US and the Americas Programme; Dean, The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House Events over the past 18 months, in particular with the UK's decision to leave the ...

- Chatham House - UK

Afghanistan in 2017: A Survey of the Afghan People

Members 15 Jan 2018 - 13:00 to 14:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Abdullah Ahmadzai, Country Representative, Afghanistan, The Asia FoundationTabasum Akseer, Director of Survey and Research, Afghanistan, The Asia FoundationHameed Hakimi, Research Associate, Asia Programme and Europe ...

- Chatham House - UK

Could Scotland really be seen as a Northern nation? A view from Denmark

Brexit is causing nothing but trouble and who knows if independence will ever happen. No wonder the frozen north is such an appealing prospect.

- The Conversation - UK

Wales's schools urgently need political participation lessons

Democracy relies on political education.

- The Conversation - UK

EU gives easyJet green light to take on Lufthansa in German skies

The EU approved Tuesday the purchase of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin's operations at the German capital's Tegel Airport by British low-cost carrier easyJet.

- The Local - INT

Iran,S President Would Kiss the Hands of Terrorists

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - The President of Iran has praised terrorists in an address to the mullahs' parliament on Sunday, December 10. Hassan Rouhani, wrongly described as a moderate by some in the West, described the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its mercenary militias across the Middle East as an element of ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Iran Resistance Protest Regime's Human Rights Record in Paris

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - The Iranian Resistance and their allies held a major protest in Paris on Monday, December 11, against the Iranian Regime's expert human rights abuses and executions. The demonstration, which marked International Human Rights Day on December 10, was attended by many high-ranking people from Europe ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Hold Iran Responsible for the Crimes of Its Proxies

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - Iran is like an octopus with tentacles stretched across the Middle East to its terrorist proxies and they should be held accountable for their crimes. For too long those seeking to confront terrorism in the Middle East have been focusing on the terrorist groups, like Hezbollah and Hamas, rather ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Iran: Swedish-Iranian Scientist Sentenced to Be Hanged For 'Spying'

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - Iranian courts have long been accused of issuing politically motivated sentences by human rights advocates. Trials are often held behind closed doors, and may last only a few minutes. Charges, and even verdicts, can be left to public speculation rather than informing defense teams or family. ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Channel24.co.za | PICS: Princes William and Harry join Stormtroopers at London's Last Jedi premiere

Prince William and Prince Harry joined the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the film's European premiere.

- News24.com - ZA

The curious case of Hafiz Saeed, MML and Pakistan

, Dec 13 : The release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed and former Pakistan president Parvez Musharraf's open admission of his liking towards the former and the Lashkar-e-Taiba will win Islamabad foes, more than friends, says an expert.Paul Stott, a senior teaching fellow at the Centre for International Studies and ...

- Sify - IN

IDAP on board with LKPC for civil works

The company is also at a preliminary planning stage with one of the leading British medical teaching hospitals The post IDAP on board with LKPC for civil works appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Tech's global challenge plays out in a Jakarta school yard

HONG KONG, Dec 13 — Uber Technologies Inc has spent millions of dollars fighting politicians and business lobbies trying to scuttle the app everywhere from New York to London. For Indonesian ride-hailing and food-delivery startup Go-Jek, the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Reuters Video: Royals turn out for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere

British royals Prince Harry and Prince William walk the red carpet at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

'The Last Jedi' seeks balance in a 'Star Wars' galaxy in tumult

LONDON, Dec 13 — Light faces dark, old faces new and there's a struggle to find a balance in the Force when Star Wars returns with The Last Jedi, the sequel that places Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia at the center of an emotional...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Rasa lebih pedas jika dengar lagu rock

LONDON, 13 Dis ― Mengambil makanan, seperti juga asmara di ranjang, satu kegiatan yang dinikmati apabila pelbagai deria dirangsangkan. Nikmat makanan bukan hanya di mulut, tekak, hidung atau lidah tetapi juga mata, telinga dan sentuhan, rumus...

- The Malay Mail - MY

NAB team in London fishing for evidence against Sharifs

ISLAMABAD/LONDON: A team of the National Accountability Bureau reached London on Tuesday night to meet with the Home Office officials in relation to the Avenfield flats owned by Hasan and Hussain Nawaz in a clear suggestion that the Joint Investigation Team was unable to produce any actionable evidence during its London ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Briton accused of smuggling prescription drugs into Egypt stuck in cell for longer before case heard

Laura Plummer, a British woman arrested in Egypt for smuggling prescription drugs, may have to spend more time in jail before her case is properly heard.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

DEBATE: Should the Bank of England move from London to Birmingham?

Should the Bank of England move from London to another city such as Birmingham? Graham Turner, economist at GFC Economics and author of the Labour party’s interim report into the UK’s financial system, says YES. A disproportionate number of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies are in London, or ...

- City AM - UK

MPs urge government to keep close relationship with Euratom post-Brexit

The government should “as a matter of urgency” seek to retain as close as possible an association with Euratom following Brexit, a committee of MPs will today urge. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee will today warn the government not put the benefits of the Euratom regime at risk by ...

- City AM - UK

City Moves for 13 December 2017 - who's switching jobs?

Today's City Moves cover equities, business technology and investments. Take a look at these movers and shakers: Peel Hunt Peel Hunt, the independent corporate broking, advisory and trading house focused on UK mid- and small-caps, is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Nicholas to the role of associate director in ...

- City AM - UK

Waitrose's Christmas community spirit advert still packs a punch

Earlier this year, Waitrose slipped below German discounter Lidl in terms of market share. With the release of another large-scale Christmas advert – created by the same agency responsible for John Lewis’ Moz the Monster campaign – the British brand will be hoping its festive campaign helps it to regain ...

- City AM - UK

Biopic of Darth Vader actor David Prowse in the works

Towering English bodybuilder David Prowse was the man actor behind Darth Vader's menacing presence. With James Earl Jones's voice and Sebastian Shaw's face, he helped create one of cinema's greatest villains. But he's also famously eccentric and cantankerous, which will doubtless make the forthcomimg movie about his life ...

- Boing Boing - US

A track you never expected to see on Boing Boing

When I, a Briton, became an American citizen, I punted on a key decision: what would my new accent be? I couldn't decide between Californian surf dude or subtly-queer Alabama backwoods troublemaker.

- Boing Boing - US