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Russia dominates nuclear power supply chains — and the West needs to prepare now to be independent in the future

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wind turbine and cooling towers of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in France, April 12, 2021. Jean-Marie HOSATTE | Gamma-Rapho | Getty Images Russia’s war in Ukraine has pushed countries around the globe to wean themselves from Russian oil and......

Monkeypox is spreading around the world. What is the disease and how dangerous is it?

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An image created during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1996 to 1997, shows the arms and torso of a patient with skin lesions due to monkeypox, in this......

For the first time since the pandemic, leisure and business flights surpass 2019 levels

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here For the first time since the start of the pandemic, global leisure and business flights have risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Economics Institute’s third annual travel report, titled “Travel 2022: Trends & Transitions,”......

UK confirms plans to change post-Brexit trade rules, risks retaliation from Europe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Truss had previously warned the U.K. would have “no choice but to act” if EU lawmakers do not show the “requisite flexibility” over the protocol. Janine Schmitz | Photothek | Getty Images British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss confirmed on Tuesday......

The UK is threatening to scrap Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit rules — stoking fears of a trade war

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Johnson will visit Northern Ireland on Monday to hold emergency talks. Daniel Leal | Afp | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K. government is again threatening to unilaterally override large parts of the Brexit deal agreed with the European Union,......

Bank of England chief defends cautious rate hiking cycle, sees unprecedented shock to people’s income

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg via Getty Images LONDON — Governor Andrew Bailey has sought to defend the Bank of England’s cautious approach to monetary tightening, saying policymakers are considering the wider picture of an......

Americans view these Asian countries as safer now than before the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A new study shows American travelers view many Asian nations as safer travel destinations now than they did four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam rose in the annual safety rankings published by travel insurance provider......

Digital banks aren’t doing enough to tackle financial crime, UK regulator warns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Icons for the Monzo and Starling banking apps on a smartphone. Adrian Dennis | AFP via Getty Images Britain’s online-only challenger banks need to do more to prevent the abuse of their platforms by criminals, regulators have warned. The Financial......

Failing to get top grades at college could cost you £3,800 a year, new British study reveals

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here IFS research found that both men and women who graduated from a U.K. university with a lower second class degree in 2013 were earning £3,800 less on average a year before tax, five years later. baona | E+ | Getty......

UK freezes record $13 billion in assets linked to two Abramovich associates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is seen on the stand during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on December 19, 2015 in London, England. Clive Mason | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The United Kingdom on......

UK targets more nuclear, wind power — and fossil fuels — in bid for energy security

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alongside a ramp up in nuclear power, the British Energy Security Strategy envisages up to 50 GW of offshore wind and 10 GW of hydrogen – half of which would be so-called green hydrogen – by 2030. Christopher Furlong |......

Helen Mirren reveals her ‘normal home life’ while filming ‘The Duke’

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Cindy Adams Helen Mirren shares her experience of filming Sony Pictures “The Duke,” in England during a two-year lockdown in England. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

With war in Ukraine and threats from Putin, Europeans anxiously wait for energy rationing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person using a petrol pump at a petrol station in London. Lewis Whyld | PA Images | Getty Images European countries are facing the possibility of energy supplies being rationed, as a dispute between Moscow and the West over......

Some passports are better than others. Here’s a list of the most powerful ones

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A new index ranks Luxembourg as the top passport in the world for aspiring global citizens.   The small European country ranked No. 1 out of 199 places in the “Nomad Passport Index 2022” published by the tax and immigration......

Venture capital fund backed by Russian oligarch Abramovich removes all traces of operations online

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is seen on the stand during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on December 19, 2015 in London, England. Clive Mason | Getty Images A venture capital fund backed by......

The U.S. moved up in this year’s World Happiness Ranking ⁠— here’s where it ranks now

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Finland may be the world’s happiest country for five years running ⁠— but the U.S. is gaining ground. That’s according to the 10th annual World Happiness Report, published on Friday by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The U.S.......

UK Covid cases are back on the rise as government scraps travel restrictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shoppers walking along Oxford Street in London on Dec. 21, 2021. Tolga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Cases of Covid-19 are rising once again in the U.K., according to the latest figures from the Office for National......

Twitter removes tweets by Russian Embassy in United Kingdom for denying ‘violent events’ in Ukraine

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A 3D-printed Twitter logo displayed in front of Russian flag is seen in this illustration picture, October 27, 2017. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Twitter took down two tweets by Russia’s embassy in the United Kingdom on Thursday for what the......

Freedom will prevail in Ukraine

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People paint over a Soviet Army monument with Ukrainian flag colors in Bulgaria, February 27, 2022. Nikolay Doychinov | Afp | Getty Images The following commentary was authored by 10 ambassadors and high commissioners resident in Singapore: Kateryna Zelenko, Ukrainian......

Europe’s travel rules are dropping as fast as its Covid cases

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travel restrictions are quickly disappearing in Europe, with new announcements coming by the week — and, more recently, by the day. Changes to eliminate Covid-related travel rules gained momentum in January, as a wave of omicron-related infections engulfed the continent.......

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