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Call for ‘heads to roll’ over Edinburgh children’s hospital delay

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption The first minister and health secretary have both expressed their frustration at the latest delay to the new hospital Nicola Sturgeon has said she “deeply regrets” that Edinburgh’s new children’s hospital will not open for at least another year. The first minister was speaking...
BBC World

Anthony Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken clarifies concussion comments

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Anthony Joshua (right) with trainer Rob McCracken Anthony Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken insists the health of his boxers is of “paramount importance”. McCracken told the BBC Boxing podcast he “knew Joshua was concussed” from the third round against Andy Ruiz Jr in June, but let him fight on before his...
BBC - Business

Huawei chief offers to share 5G know-how for a fee

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49673144 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ren Zhengfei says a Western buyer could modify his firm’s products to meet the US’s security concerns Huawei’s chief executive has proposed selling its current 5G know-how to a Western firm as a way to address security concerns voiced by the US and...
BBC - Business

Eurozone gets fresh help to bolster flagging growth

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49674176 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ECB chief Mario Draghi is due to explain the bank’s decision shortly The European Central Bank has unveiled fresh stimulus measures to bolster the eurozone, including cutting a key interest rate. The deposit facility rate, paid by banks on reserves parked at the...
BBC - Politics

Johnson promises new domestic abuse bill

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Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson has confirmed the government will introduce a new bill aimed tackling the “horrific crime” of domestic abuse when Parliament returns. Previous legislation, forcing councils to provide shelter for victims, was dropped after the prime minister suspended proceedings at Westminster. Several charities wrote to him,...
BBC Entertainment

The singer protesting against Spotify… on Spotify

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Esthero has worked with artists including Kanye West, Timbaland and Outkast Fans streaming the new single by pop singer Esthero have discovered it’s been deliberately doctored to protest against Spotify’s royalty rates. Ninety seconds into Gimme Some Time, the music dips, and Esthero explains...
BBC - Business

Facebook’s Libra should be blocked in Europe, France says

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49677146 Image copyright Getty Images France says it will block development of Facebook’s Libra digital currency in Europe because it threatens the “monetary sovereignty” of governments. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Libra posed financial risks and could be open to abuse. However, he did not spell out how France...

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