Vaccine passports to bolster British economy and combat impacts of Covid-19 crisis – finance minister

Vaccine passports to bolster British economy and combat impacts of Covid-19 crisis – finance minister
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Summary: The idea of giving people certificates confirming their vaccination may help the British economy recover from an unprecedented crash due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to the country’s finance minister, Rishi Sunak.
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UK Finance Minister Plans New Infrastructure Bank In Budget: Report

UK Finance Minister Plans New Infrastructure Bank In Budget: Report
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Summary: UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is expected to set aside GBP 22 billion for a new infrastructure bank when he tables his Budget in Parliament next Wednesday, according to a UK media report on Saturday.
Sentiment: positive
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UK government to take stakes in tech start-ups

UK government to take stakes in tech start-ups
Added a day ago
Summary: Up to £375m of state funds to be matched by venture capital and made available for promising companies
Sentiment: positive
7 minute read
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Stocks: $V

Shamima Begum still battling to be allowed back into Britain as she ‘plans to appeal ban’

Shamima Begum still battling to be allowed back into Britain as she ‘plans to appeal ban’
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Summary: ISIS bride Shamima Begum may be ready to mount a legal bid to overturn an appeals ban as she continues her quest to be allowed back into the UK.  Begum was defeated yesterday in her legal batt…
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Stocks: $CIA

It’s time to face up to colourism | Candice Brathwaite

It’s time to face up to colourism | Candice Brathwaite
Added a day ago
Summary: As I grew up, the majority of black women I saw on TV were fair skinned. Those who looked like me were never cast as the lead
Sentiment: negative
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UK Treasury-Ordered Report Calls for A 5 Point Plan; Includes FinTech Fund & Crypto Regulation

UK Treasury-Ordered Report Calls for A 5 Point Plan; Includes FinTech Fund & Crypto Regulation
Added a day ago
Summary: Treasury report based on the U.K. fintech, concludes govt needs to run a specific regime for Crypto-asset's regulations and control. U.K. chancellor, Rishi Sunak, triggered that review back in March 2020, under Ron Khalifa's supervision (former WorldPay boss). Afterward, the Treasury-ordered review points out a plan to make U.K.'s fintech a leading market in the […]
Sentiment: positive
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Letters: There are some simple answers when it comes the issues teachers face

Letters: There are some simple answers when it comes the issues teachers face
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Summary: Please send your letters to letters@independent.co.uk
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Pennon Upgraded at Barclays on Sector-Leading Returns, Valuation

Pennon Upgraded at Barclays on Sector-Leading Returns, Valuation
Added 2 days ago
Summary: U.K. utilities offer the possibility of higher returns if they appeal against the latest framework proposed by the energy regulator, Barclays said in a note that also upgraded water company Pennon Group Plc.
Sentiment: positive
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UK records further 290 coronavirus deaths as 19.6m given first vaccine

UK records further 290 coronavirus deaths as 19.6m given first vaccine
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Summary: A further 290 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the UK as almost 20 million people have now received their first jab.
Sentiment: negative
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Shamima Begum 'Angry' After Supreme Court Rules She Can't Return To UK

Shamima Begum 'Angry' After Supreme Court Rules She Can't Return To UK
Added 2 days ago
Summary: She left London to join ISIS when she was 15
Sentiment: positive
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Stocks: $CIA

Man threatened to blow up NHS hospital in £10,000,000 blackmail plot

Man threatened to blow up NHS hospital in £10,000,000 blackmail plot
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Emil Apreda couldn't be extradited to the UK from Germany due to changes to the rules after Brexit.
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
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Cryptos: $BTC

Court Says Shamima Begum, Who Left U.K. To Join ISIS, Cannot Return

Court Says Shamima Begum, Who Left U.K. To Join ISIS, Cannot Return
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Begum was born in the U.K., but the country revoked her British citizenship two years ago, citing security concerns. She asked to return to the U.K. to appeal that move in court.
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Covid cases fall across UK to last October’s levels, statistics office reports

Covid cases fall across UK to last October’s levels, statistics office reports
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Covid-19 levels have fallen across the UK to rates similar to mid-October 2020, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported Friday, with slightly more than 421,000 cases in the community for the week ending February 19.
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Princess Latifa begs UK cops to reopen probe into sister’s ‘kidnapping’ after snatch from Cambridge street 20

Princess Latifa begs UK cops to reopen probe into sister’s ‘kidnapping’ after snatch from Cambridge street 20
Added 2 days ago
Summary: PRINCESS Latifa has begged UK cops to reopen a probe into her older sister’s ‘kidnapping’ after she was snatched from a Cambridge street more than 20 years ago. In a letter to cops, Princess Latifa…
Sentiment: positive
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Russian media outlets linked to British state conjure up false story blaming RT for Amnesty’s downgrading of Navalny's status

Russian media outlets linked to British state conjure up false story blaming RT for Amnesty’s downgrading of Navalny's status
Added 2 days ago
Summary: After leaked documents, reported on by RT, exposed how both Meduza and MediaZona received illicit support from the UK government, the pair fired back with a vicious, and obviously fake, news story – and Western media fell for it.
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Stocks: $CIA
Cryptos: $NEO

FCA releases detailed 5-point plan to make UK a fintech powerhouse

FCA releases detailed 5-point plan to make UK a fintech powerhouse
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has released a comprehensive guide aimed at making the country a hub for fintech innovation and regulation in the world.
Sentiment: positive
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UK lowers its COVID-19 alert level as hospital intake drops

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Summary: The United Kingdom’s chief health officers have agreed to lower the country’s COVID-19 alert level from level five down to four.
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EU row explodes: Portugal admits Covid passport plans – Angela Merkel’s warning ignored

EU row explodes: Portugal admits Covid passport plans – Angela Merkel’s warning ignored
Added 2 days ago
Summary: THE EU's unity has come under pressure yet again after member states called for a vaccine passport scheme - despite Angela Merkel's warning.
Sentiment: negative
5 minute read
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Stocks: $EXPR
Cryptos: $JST

'UK could become a global leader for issuance, trading and exchange of crypto' - AMBCrypto

'UK could become a global leader for issuance, trading and exchange of crypto' - AMBCrypto
Added 2 days ago
Summary: UK FCA has published a new review which detailed the nation’s approach to the Fintech sector based on the recommendations of Ron Kalifa.
Sentiment: positive
2 minute read
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UK vaccine rollout: Police union critical as under 50s to get Covid jabs ahead of officers or teachers

UK vaccine rollout: Police union critical as under 50s to get Covid jabs ahead of officers or teachers
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The UK will stick with offering Covid-19 vaccines to specific age groups rather than changing to prioritise teachers, police, other professions or ethnic groups in the next stage of its vaccination rollout.
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'UK could become a global leader for issuance, trading and exchange of crypto' - AMBCrypto

'UK could become a global leader for issuance, trading and exchange of crypto' - AMBCrypto
Added 2 days ago
Summary: UK FCA has published a new review which detailed the nation’s approach to the Fintech sector based on the recommendations of Ron Kalifa.
Sentiment: positive
2 minute read
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Kalifa FinTech Review Calls for Bespoke Cryptocurrency Rules in UK

Kalifa FinTech Review Calls for Bespoke Cryptocurrency Rules in UK
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The UK government has been advised to develop an “innovation-driven” regime for crypto assets.
Sentiment: positive
5 minute read
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Cryptos: $BTC

Who is Shamima Begum’s husband Yago Riedijk?

Who is Shamima Begum’s husband Yago Riedijk?
Added 2 days ago
Summary: LONDON-born Isis bride Shamima Begum is married to convicted terrorist and extremist from Holland, Yago Riedijk. The Jihadi bride, now 21, will not be allowed to return to the UK after losing a leg…
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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Cryptos: $SUN

Deluded! Michel Barnier lavishes praise on EU Covid response – despite vaccine farce

Deluded! Michel Barnier lavishes praise on EU Covid response – despite vaccine farce
Added 2 days ago
Summary: THE EU's chief Brexit negotiator has praised the bloc's coronavirus pandemic response in a new book despite outrage across the continent over its slugging vaccination programme.
Sentiment: negative
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Stocks: $CIA$EXPR

ISIS bride who fled as teen to Syria loses bid to return to U.K.

ISIS bride who fled as teen to Syria loses bid to return to U.K.
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Shamima Begum, now 21, was one of three east London schoolgirls​ who traveled to Syria in 2015.
Sentiment: positive
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'Do not wreck this now': UK govt scientist urges lockdown-weary Brits not to flout Covid rules amid 'burning' infection pockets

'Do not wreck this now': UK govt scientist urges lockdown-weary Brits not to flout Covid rules amid 'burning' infection pockets
Added 2 days ago
Summary: England's deputy chief medical officer has urged people to adhere to the current lockdown restrictions and warned there’s been a slight uptick of Covid-19 case rates in some areas of the UK.
Sentiment: negative
2 minute read
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Stocks: $AWRE

Shamima Begum’s ISIS fighter husband says he will ‘build a family anywhere’ with her as she LOSES UK Supreme C

Shamima Begum’s ISIS fighter husband says he will ‘build a family anywhere’ with her as she LOSES UK Supreme C
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Summary: SHAMIMA Begum’s ISIS fighter husband said he would “build a family” with his bride “anywhere” as she has today lost her fight with the Supreme Court to return to Brita…
Sentiment: positive
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Cryptos: $SUN

Johnson ‘biggest recruiting sergeant for nationalism,’ ex-PM Brown says in blistering attack on Britain’s Covid-19 response

Johnson ‘biggest recruiting sergeant for nationalism,’ ex-PM Brown says in blistering attack on Britain’s Covid-19 response
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The UK appears “dysfunctional” by its uncoordinated devolved responses to Covid-19 and Boris Johnson risks being “the biggest recruiting sergeant for nationalism,” former PM Gordon Brown’s stinging assessment has claimed.
Sentiment: negative
1 minute read
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In Begum Case, UK Supreme Court Dismisses Rights and Overlooks Potential Victimhood

In Begum Case, UK Supreme Court Dismisses Rights and Overlooks Potential Victimhood
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The Court overlooked the critical and badly under-examined fact that Begum may be a victim of child marriage and human trafficking.
Sentiment: negative
19 minute read
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Stocks: $AWRE

Shamima Begum: ISIS bride loses bid to return to U.K. to fight for citizenship

Shamima Begum: ISIS bride loses bid to return to U.K. to fight for citizenship
Added 2 days ago
Summary: A woman who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday to return to the U.K. to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds.
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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Commentary: Politicians are using yesterday’s tools for today’s tech challenges

Commentary: Politicians are using yesterday’s tools for today’s tech challenges
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Businesses, communications, cities, even political systems are being altered and destabilised in ways beyond the control of nations, says the ...
Sentiment: negative
9 minute read
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Britain should overhaul listings to boost its $15 billion fintech sector post-Brexit, review says

Britain should overhaul listings to boost its $15 billion fintech sector post-Brexit, review says
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Britain is one of the leading players in fintech globally, attracting $4.1 billion in venture capital investment last year.
Sentiment: positive
5 minute read
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Stocks: $NDAQ$V

UK Supreme Court denies ISIS bride Shamima Begum right to return to fight for her citizenship back

UK Supreme Court denies ISIS bride Shamima Begum right to return to fight for her citizenship back
Added 2 days ago
Summary: British-born Shamima Begum, who fled the UK to join the Islamic State in 2015, should not be allowed to return home to challenge the British government's revocation of her citizenship, the country's Supreme Court ruled Friday.
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Novavax expects US trial data for COVID-19 vaccine at start of April

Novavax expects US trial data for COVID-19 vaccine at start of April
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Novavax Inc expects data from a late-stage U.S. trial of its COVID-19 vaccine at the start of April, after which it will apply for emergency use ...
Sentiment: positive
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Stocks: $NVAX

UK woman who joined ISIS can't come home to Britain, court rules

UK woman who joined ISIS can't come home to Britain, court rules
Added 2 days ago
Summary: British Supreme Court rules that young woman who moved to Syria to join ISIS and married terrorist should be barred from returning to UK.
Sentiment: positive
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Shamima Begum loses fight to restore UK citizenship after supreme court ruling

Shamima Begum loses fight to restore UK citizenship after supreme court ruling
Added 2 days ago
Summary: Begum, who fled as a schoolgirl to join Isis in Syria, will not be able to re-enter UK to fight case in person
Sentiment: negative
9 minute read
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Why aren't we richer

Why aren't we richer
Added 2 days ago
Summary: The UK is a lot poorer than it should be. Here's why...
Sentiment: positive
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Shamima Begum loses fight to restore UK citizenship after supreme court ruling

Shamima Begum loses fight to restore UK citizenship after supreme court ruling
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Begum, who fled as a schoolgirl to join Isis in Syria, will not be able to re-enter UK to fight case in person
Sentiment: negative
11 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

Shamima Begum, UK teen who joined ISIS, not allowed to return home to fight for citizenship, court rules

Shamima Begum, UK teen who joined ISIS, not allowed to return home to fight for citizenship, court rules
Added 3 days ago
Summary: The UK Supreme Court ruled Friday that "ISIS bride" Shamima Begum cannot return to the United Kingdom to appeal the revocation of her UK citizenship.
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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UK announces more sanctions against Myanmar's military

UK announces more sanctions against Myanmar's military
Added 3 days ago
Summary: LONDON: Britain announced on Thursday (Feb 25) further sanctions against members of Myanmar's military after it seized power in a coup at the ...
Sentiment: positive
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UK lowers COVID-19 alert status as pressure on hospitals eases

UK lowers COVID-19 alert status as pressure on hospitals eases
Added 3 days ago
Summary: The chief medical officers of the United Kingdom lowered their COVID-19 alert level on Thursday, citing a gradual reduction in pressure on the ...
Sentiment: negative
2 minute read
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Isis bride Shamima Begum cannot return to UK, Supreme Court rules

Isis bride Shamima Begum cannot return to UK, Supreme Court rules
Added 3 days ago
Summary: The 21-year-old lost her bid to return to the UK to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds.
Sentiment: negative
1 minute read
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UK Supreme Court Rejects ISIS Bride's Legal Bid To Return

UK Supreme Court Rejects ISIS Bride's Legal Bid To Return
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Britain's highest court on Friday rejected a bid by a woman who was stripped of her UK citizenship for joining the Islamic State group to return to challenge the decision.
Sentiment: negative
6 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

Another UK care home company announces ‘no jab, no job’ coronavirus vaccine policy

Another UK care home company announces ‘no jab, no job’ coronavirus vaccine policy
Added 3 days ago
Summary: One of the UK's biggest care home companies has announced that new workers will be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or face being unemployed, after another major care home operator made the jab mandatory.
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Stocks: $AWRE

Future of Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory hangs in balance

Future of Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory hangs in balance
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Owner Stellantis says plant could close without financial support from UK government
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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HM Treasury urges regulators to consider a new Crypto-assets regime - The Daily Chain

HM Treasury urges regulators to consider a new Crypto-assets regime - The Daily Chain
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Her Majesty’s Treasury has called for the introduction of a new UK regime for the regulation of crypto-assets.
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First single dose Covid vaccine set for approval with UK having 30m on order

First single dose Covid vaccine set for approval with UK having 30m on order
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Johnson & Johnson's revolutionary vaccine has been proven to be effective against Covid after just a single dose and could be approved very soon, according to US regulators
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IS bride loses bid to return to UK to fight for citizenship

IS bride loses bid to return to UK to fight for citizenship
Added 3 days ago
Summary: LONDON (AP) — A woman who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday to return to the U.K. to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on...
Sentiment: positive
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18 states under scanner after UK, South African, Brazil strains rise | India News - Times of India

18 states under scanner after UK, South African, Brazil strains rise | India News - Times of India
Added 3 days ago
Summary: India News: NEW DELHI: Eighteen states, including Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana are under the scanner of the central agency for disease surveillance and preve.
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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Shamima Begum: UK Supreme Court says IS bride cannot return to UK

Shamima Begum: UK Supreme Court says IS bride cannot return to UK
Added 3 days ago
Summary: The Supreme Court, in its judgment on Friday 26 February, ruled against the Court of Appeal's decision, stating among other reasons that "the right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as the safety of the public".
Sentiment: positive
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Breaking News, Latest News and Videos

Added 3 days ago
Summary: View the latest news and breaking news today for U.S., world, weather, entertainment, politics and health at CNN.com.
Sentiment: positive
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UK top court rules Shamima Begum cannot return

UK top court rules Shamima Begum cannot return
Added 3 days ago
Summary: The 21-year-old, who joined ISIL as a child, is being held in Syria after being stripped of her UK citizenship in 2019.
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

Kids in Shamima Begum’s former camp vow to join ISIS and ‘kill non-believers’ as terror group launches bloody

Kids in Shamima Begum’s former camp vow to join ISIS and ‘kill non-believers’ as terror group launches bloody
Added 3 days ago
Summary: CHILLING footage shows kids in Shamima Begum’s former refugee camp al-Hawl insisting they want to fight for ISIS and kill “non-believers”. It comes as the ISIS bride was denied a …
Sentiment: positive
4 minute read
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Early data shows Curevac Covid-19 jab backed by Britain and Brussels is effective against UK and South Africa variants, CEO says

Early data shows Curevac Covid-19 jab backed by Britain and Brussels is effective against UK and South Africa variants, CEO says
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Preliminary trials show that a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by German biotech firm Curevac is effective against the UK and South Africa variants of the virus, its CEO Franz-Werner Haas told EU lawmakers on Thursday.
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Princess Latifa urges UK police to reopen sister's kidnap case

Princess Latifa urges UK police to reopen sister's kidnap case
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Dubai ruler's captive daughter writes to British police about her sister's abduction 20 years ago.
Sentiment: negative
4 minute read
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Cryptos: $CRW

PNB scam case: UK judge to rule on Nirav Modi extradition case today

PNB scam case: UK judge to rule on Nirav Modi extradition case today
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Wanted diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who remains behind bars in a London prison as he contests his extradition to India on charges of fraud and money laundering in the estimated USD 2-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case, will find out the UK court's ruling in the nearly two-year-long legal battle on Thursday. The 49-year-old is expected to appear via videolink from Wandsworth Prison in south-west London at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where District Judge Samuel Goozee is set to hand
Sentiment: negative
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UK court to decide on Nirav Modi's extradition today | NewsBytes

UK court to decide on Nirav Modi's extradition today | NewsBytes
Added 3 days ago
Summary: A court in the United Kingdom (UK) will decide today whether beleaguered diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in connection to the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, must be extradited to India or not | NewsBytes
Sentiment: negative
4 minute read
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Cryptos: $CRW

Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to "weaken Russia," leaked docs reveal | The Grayzone

Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to "weaken Russia," leaked docs reveal | The Grayzone
Added 3 days ago
Summary: New leaked documents show Reuters’ and the BBC’s involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect “attitudinal change” and “weaken the Russian state’s influence,” alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have sponsored Reuters and the BBC to conduct a series of covert programs aimed at promoting regime change inside Russia and undermining its government across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a series of leaked documents. The leaked mat
Sentiment: positive
46 minute read
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FGM: Survivors tell their stories as female circumcision referrals drop during pandemic

FGM: Survivors tell their stories as female circumcision referrals drop during pandemic
Added 3 days ago
Summary: Referrals have dropped during the pandemic but it is not known if it is happening under the radar or because flights are banned.
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Cryptos: $999

UK’s Covid-19 app can be converted into vaccine certificate whether Brits want it or not – reports

UK’s Covid-19 app can be converted into vaccine certificate whether Brits want it or not – reports
Added 3 days ago
Summary: The National Health Service app initially developed for users to show their Covid-19 test results can be converted into a digital vaccine certificate without further technical alterations – bad news for the privacy-conscious.
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Stocks: $AAPL$CIA

Calls for mandatory Covid jabs conflict with Britons' right to say no

Calls for mandatory Covid jabs conflict with Britons' right to say no
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Analysis: idea is not as simple as it seems, due to the fact vaccination is not mandatory under UK law
Sentiment: positive
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British Government Should Embrace Crypto, Ex-Head of London Stock Exchange Believes

British Government Should Embrace Crypto, Ex-Head of London Stock Exchange Believes
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Former chief of LSE, Xavier Rolet, believes that the UK government must embrace crypto fast along with SPACs to help the country remain a financial center after Brexit
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Cryptos: $BTC$ETH

The Philippines is offering to trade nurses for vaccines

The Philippines is offering to trade nurses for vaccines
Added 4 days ago
Summary: A Filipino nurses union is appalled that healthcare workers are being treated as commodities.
Sentiment: negative
9 minute read
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Stocks: $SNY$PFE

London Heathrow Airport’s passenger levels haven’t been this low since the 1970s

London Heathrow Airport’s passenger levels haven’t been this low since the 1970s
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Its CEO wants extra support from the UK government after an annual loss of $2.8 billion, but is optimistic about the return of international travel.
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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‘We’re losing hope’: The refugees waiting for the homes they were promised in Britain

‘We’re losing hope’: The refugees waiting for the homes they were promised in Britain
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Families who fled their countries were told they would be given a new life in Britain only for resettlement to stop for the pandemic. A year on, they still have no news of their future. Instead, reports May Bulman, they’re forced to struggle on in limbo
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Cryptos: $CSTL

Former LSE Chief Says Crypto Could Help London Thrive Post-Brexit

Former LSE Chief Says Crypto Could Help London Thrive Post-Brexit
Added 4 days ago
Summary: London Stock Exchange Chief Staff Xavier Rolet claims that London needs to embrace two trends sweeping global markets: crypto and...
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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Cryptos: $BTC$ETH

Boris Johnson 'a liar' who will blame Brexit costs on Covid, says diplomat

Boris Johnson 'a liar' who will blame Brexit costs on Covid, says diplomat
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Sylvie Bermann, former French ambassador, puts PM’s handling of pandemic alongside Donald Trump’s
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
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Facebook over-enforced Australia news ban, admits Nick Clegg

Facebook over-enforced Australia news ban, admits Nick Clegg
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Communications chief defends reversed ban, saying it is unfair to force tech firms to pay for news content
Sentiment: negative
8 minute read
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British pound extends relentless rally to multiyear highs amid hopes of economic recovery

British pound extends relentless rally to multiyear highs amid hopes of economic recovery
Added 4 days ago
Summary: Sterling has extended gains against both the US dollar and the euro this week amid news of the UK’s vaccination progress and hopes of economic reopening after strict pandemic lockdowns.
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Former stock exchange chief Rolet sees role for LSE in Spacs, crypto and green finance

Former stock exchange chief Rolet sees role for LSE in Spacs, crypto and green finance
Added 5 days ago
Summary: The London Stock Exchange should seek to get in on the boom in special purpose acquisition vehicles, cryptocurrencies and green finance, says the LSE's former CEO Xavier Rolet.
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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Erie County infection rate down, but U.K. variant discovered

Erie County infection rate down, but U.K. variant discovered
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Erie County’s COVID-19 infection and hospital rates continue to decline, but a more dangerous variant of the virus has now been confirmed in the county.
Sentiment: negative
4 minute read
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Stocks: $NVAX$JNJ

Vaccine passports could be introduced in Scotland - here's what they are

Vaccine passports could be introduced in Scotland - here's what they are
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Nicola Sturgeon has said she would ‘never support something that deepens social inequalities’, but said people needed to keep an open mind to the possibility
Sentiment: positive
10 minute read
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Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China

Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China
Added 5 days ago
Summary: China’s Foreign Ministry has hit out at the UK, lamenting its use of the UN Human Rights Council to “spread false information” after London accused Beijing of systematically violating the human rights of minority groups.
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Summertime Sadness: UK Home Secretary Says it is 'Still Too Early' to Book Holidays Abroad

Summertime Sadness: UK Home Secretary Says it is 'Still Too Early' to Book Holidays Abroad
Added 5 days ago
Summary: As the United Kingdom outlines its broad roadmap to reopening from lockdown throughout the coming months, eager potential holidaygoers are looking to book trips abroad...
Sentiment: positive
4 minute read
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UK Government focused on making Northern Ireland Protocol ‘work in positive way’

UK Government focused on making Northern Ireland Protocol ‘work in positive way’
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said the new Irish Sea trading arrangements offer ‘huge competitive advantages’ for the region.
Sentiment: positive
7 minute read
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Commission calls on UK government to close loophole that allowed extremists to avoid prosecution

Commission calls on UK government to close loophole that allowed extremists to avoid prosecution
Added 5 days ago
Summary: The Commission for Countering Extremism has called on the UK government to close a loophole that has allowed individuals to spread extremist ideologies and views online without any repercussions or fear of prosecution.
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'Major rise' in public support for Covid vaccines but doubts remain, UK study finds

'Major rise' in public support for Covid vaccines but doubts remain, UK study finds
Added 5 days ago
Summary: More than three quarters of people in the U.K. now say they are "very likely" to have a coronavirus vaccine, a survey by the University of Oxford has found.
Sentiment: positive
4 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

London Should Embrace SPACs and Crypto, Ex-LSE Chief Rolet Says

London Should Embrace SPACs and Crypto, Ex-LSE Chief Rolet Says
Added 5 days ago
Summary: The U.K. government should move quickly to embrace blank-check firms and cryptocurrencies to help the City of London flourish in the post-Brexit era, according to a paper co-authored by Xavier Rolet.
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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Ex-Terror Police Chief Urges New Laws to Tackle ‘Shocking’ Scale of Extremism Currently Legal in UK

Ex-Terror Police Chief Urges New Laws to Tackle ‘Shocking’ Scale of Extremism Currently Legal in UK
Added 5 days ago
Summary: An independent review published on Wednesday by the UK Commission for Countering Extremism has revealed that people were able to ‘glorify terrorism’ and vent ‘racial...
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Fears of new COVID variants lead to lengthier travel quarantines

Fears of new COVID variants lead to lengthier travel quarantines
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Summary: Tighter quarantine requirements due to mutant viruses is delaying the recovery in international travel, analysts say.
Sentiment: negative
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Heathrow Airport retail revenues fall by two-thirds in 2020 as it challenges government abolition of £200 million tax free business - The Moodie Davitt Report

Heathrow Airport retail revenues fall by two-thirds in 2020 as it challenges government abolition of £200 million tax free business - The Moodie Davitt Report
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Summary: Heathrow Airport says the abolition of tax free sales will “impact our pricing proposition materially and are a significant and credible threat to our income of £200 million annually”, with rising passenger charges a further potential outcome.
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London Should Embrace SPACs and Crypto, Ex-LSE Chief Rolet Says - BNN Bloomberg

London Should Embrace SPACs and Crypto, Ex-LSE Chief Rolet Says -  BNN Bloomberg
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Summary: The U.K. government should move quickly to embrace blank-check firms and cryptocurrencies to help the City of London flourish in the post-Brexit era, according to a paper co-authored by Xavier Rolet.
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Meet the UK Self-Made Millionaire Samuel Dyson Who Wants to Become the Next Elon Musk

Meet the UK Self-Made Millionaire Samuel Dyson Who Wants to Become the Next Elon Musk
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Summary: Samuel has taken an interest in business from a young age LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / February 24, 2021 / Samuel Dyson has had an interest in business from a very young age. He comes from a business orientated family and grew up around entrepreneurs. His two grandfathers both had successful businesses in demolition and diesel engines as well as his father who manufactured cigar accessories amongst many other things. This meant that Samuel
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Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up UK and French citizenship for bail

Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up UK and French citizenship for bail
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Summary: The British socialite is in jail in New York awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
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Johnson Says Pandemic End in Sight as He Plans U.K. Recovery

Johnson Says Pandemic End in Sight as He Plans U.K. Recovery
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Summary: Johnson Says Pandemic End in Sight as He Plans U.K. Recovery This article from Bloomberg may be of interest to subscribers. Here is a section: “This...
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UK Foreign Office Docs Reveal 'Full-Spectrum' Psyops to 'Destabilise Russia', Journalist Says

UK Foreign Office Docs Reveal 'Full-Spectrum' Psyops to 'Destabilise Russia', Journalist Says
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Summary: Secret documents from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office reveal a "clandestine, full-spectrum, multi-channel, on- and offline, assault on perceptions...
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Pound Rises ‘Like a Phoenix’ in Longest Rally in Half a Decade

Pound Rises ‘Like a Phoenix’ in Longest Rally in Half a Decade
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Summary: Sterling’s vaccine-fueled rally against the euro is beginning to look relentless.
Sentiment: positive
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Pound hits three-year high, as reopening hopes lift travel shares – business live

Pound hits three-year high, as reopening hopes lift travel shares – business live
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Summary: Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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U.K. Trader Probe Halted After Judge Questions FCA Priorities

U.K. Trader Probe Halted After Judge Questions FCA Priorities
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Summary: The U.K.’s investigation into a trader involved in controversial Cum-Ex transactions was stopped in its tracks after a London judge questioned the regulator’s apparent lack of commitment to probing the European tax scandal.
Sentiment: negative
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Bitcoin and the Financial Conduct Authority of US | Cryptopolitan

Bitcoin and the Financial Conduct Authority of US | Cryptopolitan
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Summary: Bitcoin is being used nowadays by a number of countries and their traders. Even some very big names have also associated themselves with dealing in Bitcoin
Sentiment: positive
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UK travel spikes after Boris Johnson revealed the nation’s roadmap out of lockdown

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Airlines and travel firms are experiencing a surge in demand after the release of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's four-step plan for easing lockdown restrictions.

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PH asks UK and Germany for COVID-19 vaccines, offers quid pro quo

PH asks UK and Germany for COVID-19 vaccines, offers quid pro quo
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Summary: MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is requesting the United Kingdom and Germany to provide the Philippines with Covid-19 vaccines in exchange for exemption from the
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UK agrees to EU request for more time to ratify Brexit deal

UK agrees to EU request for more time to ratify Brexit deal
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Summary: The delay by a month brings more uncertainty to an already fragile start to a new economic relationship.
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UK police apologize for campaign warning Brits that ‘being offensive’ is a crime

UK police apologize for campaign warning Brits that ‘being offensive’ is a crime
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Summary: Liverpool’s Merseyside Police in the UK have apologised after stirring up controversy with a campaign that ominously warned Brits they could be charged with “being offensive.”
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UN Security Council to discuss the 'gravest threat' to global peace and stability

UN Security Council to discuss the 'gravest threat' to global peace and stability
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Summary: Climate change represents a "grave threat" to global peace and security, the U.K. will say when it chairs a special session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
Sentiment: negative
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European travel stocks surge after UK announces its end-to-lockdown plan

European travel stocks surge after UK announces its end-to-lockdown plan
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Summary: European travel stocks soared on Tuesday morning as customers rushed to make new bookings after the U.K. announced its plan to end coronavirus restrictions.
Sentiment: positive
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UK weather: up to 17C expected in parts of England this week

UK weather: up to 17C expected in parts of England this week
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Summary: Spring-like conditions will make it feel more like May than February, say forecasters
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Love Hemp Submits Novel Food Dossier To FSA

Love Hemp Submits Novel Food Dossier To FSA
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Summary: LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2021 / World High Life Plc ("World High Life" or the "Company")(AQSE:LIFE)(OTCQB:WRHLF) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, leading UK-based CBD brand, Love Hemp Limited, ("Love Hemp"), has submitted its Novel Food dossier to the Food Standards Agency ("FSA"). The dossier submitted by Love Hemp is in support of the FSA's move to regulate a
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News 4 Buffalo

News 4 Buffalo
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Summary: ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB)–Two individuals in Erie County have tested positive for the UK variant of COVID-19, Governor Cuomo’s Office announced Tuesday. The state says they identified 18 new cases of the UK variant, bringing the total number of cases to 154. Cuomo announced a positive UK variant case in Niagara County in January. Below […]
Sentiment: positive
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UK strain of COVID-19 discovered in Erie County

UK strain of COVID-19 discovered in Erie County
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Summary: According to the CDC, experts in the UK reported last month this variant may be associated with an increased risk of death compared to other variants, but more studies are needed to confirm this finding.
Sentiment: negative
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