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London retains global finance throne amid Brexit chaos

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LONDON (Reuters) – From the pinnacle of the City of London’s largest skyscraper, Stuart Lipton is wagering a $1.2 billion bet that the British capital remains a master of the international financial universe no matter what happens with Brexit. The Canary Wharf financial district is seen from the construction site...
Reuters - Business

London retains global finance throne amid Brexit chaos

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LONDON (Reuters) – From the pinnacle of the City of London’s largest skyscraper, Stuart Lipton is wagering a $1.2 billion bet that the British capital remains a master of the international financial universe no matter what happens with Brexit. FILE PHOTO: A general view of London is seen from the...
ESPN

England-Bulgaria halted under UEFA racism protocol

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SOFIA, Bulgaria — England’s 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win against Bulgaria was temporarily halted during the first half of the Group A fixture in order to warn supporters that the match could be abandoned following racist chanting in the Vasil Levski Stadium. Match referee Ivan Bebek instructed the stadium PA...
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Why do some Three Lions fans cause such trouble away from home?

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Prague is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe, a great place to enjoy a weekend away, but from the perspective of the man charged with policing English football supporters, this Friday is most certainly not the time nor the place to stage an England Euro 2020 qualifier against...
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Uber faces UK tax challenge

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FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) says the UK is seeking to classify the...
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World Cup games cancelled due to typhoon

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England’s final pool stage match against France and New Zealand’s game against Italy have both been cancelled due to the expected impact of Typhoon Hagibis but World Rugby is hopeful Japan’s key match against Scotland on Sunday will go ahead as planned. The category five typhoon is set to hit...
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Final Thomas Cook holiday-makers to fly home to Britain

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FILE PHOTO: An Airbus A320 of Thomas Cook Airlines lands at Duesseldorf Airport, Germany September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay LONDON (Reuters) – The final contingent of holiday-makers stranded overseas after the collapse of tour company Thomas Cook last month will return to Britain on flights departing on Sunday, bringing to...
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Netflix chief says ‘The Crown’ will look a bargain after streaming explosion

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CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) – The boss of Netflix (NFLX.O) says the looming arrival of Apple (AAPL.O), Disney (DIS.N) and NBC to the global streaming market will push content costs to levels that make its epic drama about the British Royal family “look like a bargain”. FILE PHOTO: Reed Hastings, co-founder...
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Love, rugby and a sport’s crucial battle with concussion

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On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent — and damaging — injury in rugby. Lewis Moody played the whole of England’s 2007 Rugby World Cup...
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Factbox: Britain’s insulin providers prepare for Brexit fallout

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Georgina poses for a photograph with her insulin medical supplies in London, Britain September 13, 2019.REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – With Britain sourcing the vast majority of the insulin needed by its 1 million diabetics from overseas, its biggest providers have had to restructure their supply chains in case a...
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With a backup to the backup, insulin makers say they’re primed for Brexit

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LONDON (Reuters) – For two men trained as scientists, the bosses of Britain’s major insulin providers have had to become experts in ferry schedules, trucking laws and warehouse capacity as they seek to guarantee the supply of life-saving drugs through a chaotic Brexit. FILE PHOTO: A Novo Nordisk employee controls...
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Brokerage Charles Schwab says to cut about 600 jobs

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FILE PHOTO: A Charles Schwab office is shown in Los Angeles, California January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – Discount brokerage company Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW.N) is cutting about 600 jobs after an internal review, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday. “Impacted positions span all staffing grades, as well...
History

The Pioneering Female Botanist Who Sweetened a Nation and Saved a Valley | Science

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In 1970, the Indian government planned to flood 8.3 square kilometers of pristine evergreen tropical forest by building a hydroelectric plant to provide power and jobs to the state of Kerala. And they would have succeeded—if it weren’t for a burgeoning people’s science movement, buttressed by a pioneering female botanist....

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