British government steps up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers will on Tuesday step up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit, an outcome made more likely by a deadlock in parliament over the British leader’s divorce deal with the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Steet in London, Britain, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville With just ...

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National Action trial: Members of neo-Nazi group jailed

Image copyright West Mids Police Image caption Claudia Patatas and Adam Thomas were members of National Action after it was banned under terrorism laws in December 2016 A couple who named their baby after Adolf Hitler and were convicted of being members of a banned terrorist group have been jailed. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, along ...

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Growth fears grip world markets ahead of Fed meeting

LONDON (Reuters) – World stock markets, the U.S. dollar and oil prices tumbled on Tuesday as fears about a slowing global economy gripped investors, just as the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set this week to deliver its fourth interest rate hike of the year. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, ...

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Chris Pratt makes his love for Katherine Schwarzenegger public- The New Indian Express

By IANS LOS ANGELES: The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt made his love for girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger public on her birthday. He took to Instagram on Thursday to wish Katherine happy birthday. He shared a collage of intimate photographs of the two, which include Schwarzenegger giving Pratt a pedicure and both wearing face masks. “Happy birthday Chief! Your ...

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Twitter tumbles on concerns about hacking activity

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shares fell almost 7 percent on Monday after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers and, in what appeared to be an unrelated issue, a security firm said hackers used the platform to try to steal user data. The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the ...

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China is racing ahead in 5G. Here’s what that means.

The Fangshan district is a quiet outer borough in southwest Beijing. Until recently it was best known for its petrochemical and steel plants. Today, this neighborhood of sleepy apartment buildings and train tracks is part of a mobile revolution enveloping cities across China: the world’s biggest rollout of 5G technology.   Last fall, the Fangshan government and China Mobile, the country’s ...

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Vietnam arrests former CEO of state oil firm: state media

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has arrested a former senior executive of a state-owned oil company for “abusing power to appropriate property”, state media reported on Tuesday. Do Van Khanh, former chief executive officer of PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corp, or PVEP, was arrested for alleged involvement in siphoning four billion dong ($171,541)of interest earned from PVEP’s account with domestic lender Ocean ...

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2018 statistic of the year: Plastic waste fact tops list

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A fact about plastic waste – which has repeatedly made headlines this year – has been named 2018’s stat of the year Two facts about the environment have been named as 2018’s best statistics. The list – from the Royal Statistical Society – also included figures about Kylie Jenner, Jaffa Cakes and trains. The ...

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