P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 24, 2017

… that rallied behind his determination to flaunt political correctness and call out terrorisms ostensible Muslim enablers. The speech has already drawn some mild criticism from the editor of Trump-backing Breitbart Newss London arm, who said the president was wrong in claiming the war on terrorism was not a struggle between civilizations. In the address, Trump called his approach principled realism, and true to his so-far transactional foreign policy, ticked off how the U.S. was supporting Arab …

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Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money – BBC News

May 20, 2017

After reporting the alleged theft of $230m (150m) to the authorities, he was himself detained in 2008 on suspicion of aiding tax evasion and died in custody in November 2009. He acted as a legal adviser for London-based Hermitage Capital Management (HCM), where colleagues insist the case against him was fabricated to make him halt his investigations. Despite his death Russian prosecutors decided to put him on trial – a case dismissed as a “circus” by his family and by HCM …

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Pippa Middleton’s wedding is shaping up as Britain’s wedding of the year

May 20, 2017

London (CNN)It’s not quite a royal wedding, but on the scale of hotly anticipated nuptials, it’s pretty close. She is Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. He is James Matthews, a millionaire hedge fund manager. “It’s been a crazy couple of years since my sister’s wedding but it’s had its upsides and downsides and I just feel really fortunate to be …

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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

May 17, 2017

… idea is to turn the stores into a sort of public square, where people would come for workshops, performances, or, maybe, just to hang out. To that end, the chaotic Genius Bars at Apple’s stores will eventually be replaced with the tree-lined Genius Grove, and more creativity-focused counterparts will be introduced alongside it. “Genius Groves,” like this one in a London Apple store, are supposed to be more peaceful than desk-based support. Image: Leon Neal/Getty Image …

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General election 2017: The mystery of the three million ‘extra’ voters – BBC News

May 17, 2017

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Ransomware attacks on hospitals could eventually kill someone

May 15, 2017

… Screenshot of apparent ransomware attack message sent to NHS England trusts https://t.co/jODkWomGPA pic.twitter.com/uc2HlGH9yM BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 12, 2017 Staff also asked that patients not come in unless they were experiencing an emergency. Some hospital staff couldn’t access patient records, and others had to cancel appointments. The scale of this attack is unusual, but the type of attack is not. It’s happened before to hospitals in London in January, for …

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Office sauna: Must-have or hot air? – BBC News

May 14, 2017

Dolly Parton sings that “you’re just a step on the boss-man’s ladder” – not much motivation for workin’ nine to five. So how can the modern office attract people to tumble outta bed and commute into work, especially when many employees could simply turn on their laptop and get things done? And how can that office make you more productive? One idea, popular among new technology companies, is to mix work and play. Stroll around the London headquarters of …

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Temporary tattoos remind you how important it is to care for yourself

May 9, 2017

Image: motivational tattoos A psychology graduate from London has created a series of self-care temporary Band-Aid tattoos to help people living with mental health issues. SEE ALSO: Teen turns leg into Van Gogh painting to cope with self-harm Francesca Timbers was inspired to create the products after dealing with depression and anxiety during her final year of university. Initially, she created the stickers and tattoos to help motivate herself throughout her day. When she posted photos on …

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Diplomatic design: New US embassies make an architectural statement

May 5, 2017

(CNN)Later this year, the new U.S. Embassy in London will open, a giant glass cube on a formerly industrial site south of the River Thames. Members of Congress balked at the price tag. At a hearing in 2015, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican and chairman of the House oversight committee, slammed the government’s construction process as mismanaged, resulting in a building with an “opulent-looking” glass faade that favors aesthetics over security. Can a building that …

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Town halls buy back Right-to-Buy homes – BBC News

May 3, 2017

BBC News looked at local authority areas where waiting lists rose for four consecutive years since 2011 and chose 10 at random. One property in Islington in north London was sold for 17,600 in 2004 (at a discount of 26,400), and was bought back by the authority for 176,750 some 11 years later. House prices there rose by 135% over that period, according to Rightmove. Get the data here Have right-to-buy homes been replaced? Iona Bain, founder of the Young Money Blog, said: “The …

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Woman shot by police in London counterterror operation

April 28, 2017

London (CNN)A woman was shot by police Thursday evening “during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation,” according to London’s Metropolitan Police. Police also said it was unrelated to an earlier arrest near the British parliament, where officers detained a man armed with knives on suspicion of planning a terror attack. The injured woman, who is in her 20s, was taken to hospital, where she remains under police guard. She has not yet been arrested, due to her condition. …

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People turn out in droves to support science from New Zealand to North Pole

April 23, 2017

Scientists and science enthusiasts marched in London.Image: Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock The Trump administration’s assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global. The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia. As Saturday dawned, the marches spread to Europe, with major gatherings in Berlin, …

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Inside the car design lab crafting pianos, bicycles and helicopters

April 20, 2017

(CNN)We’re all used to the familiar front grilles and badges of car brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag? These days, ever-increasing numbers of car manufacturers are offering their design expertise as a resource to outside clients — either extending their own brand to something without four wheels and an engine, or consulting on projects that will ultimately exist in their own …

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London attack: Victim Melissa Cochran returns to US – BBC News

April 17, 2017

He added that Mrs Cochran, who was in a wheelchair when she joined a service for the families and survivors of the attack at Westminster Abbey on 5 April, was healing faster than expected. Victims of the London attack London attack: What we know so far In depth: Westminster terror attack The other people killed on the bridge were Aisha Frade, 44, who worked at a London sixth-form college; retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from south London, and Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, …

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How the store of the future will work

April 16, 2017

The Store of the Future will definitely have some pyramids.Image: farfetch Here’s an idea: all the convenience of online shopping combined with the instant gratification of shopping in physical stores IRL. This is the vision of shopping in the future, and it’s very close to a reality. All you have to do is hand over your data. This week Mashable got a sneak peek inside a “Store of the Future” by London-based startup Farfetch, during a demonstration and conference to …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… 1952 Charlie Chaplin In the early 1950s, Charlie Chaplin reportedly said he had “no further use for America” and “wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President”. After a series of political controversies, personal scandals and falling audiences, he decided to hold the world premiere of Limelight in London, where the film was set, rather than the US, where he had settled. Boarding the RMS Queen Elizabeth in New York in 1952, he received word that his …

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Why do University Challenge contestants go viral? – BBC News

April 10, 2017

The invention of social media has given the programme a new lease of life and helped many contestants develop their own cult following. Image caption Monkman and Seagul finally came head-to-head at the semi-final The current series saw two contestants – both captains of rival teams from Cambridge University – find social media fame. Monkman in paraticular inspired a legion of online fans who identified themselves with the hashtag #monkmania. His facial expressions and …

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Swedish Police Confident They’ve Caught Terrorist Behind Rampage

April 9, 2017

… operandi” that this was terrorist crime. "There are circumstances that may indicate that there’s an explicit purpose to harm the population and incite fear,” Hans Ihrman, the prosecutor, said at the press conference. “That’s part of the investigation’s focus, and there’s a lot to indicate at this point that this is the case." It’s a scene that’s becoming familiar in Europe. Last month, a terrorist in London drove a car …

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Diamond Miner Ends Large Gem Drought With 114-Carat Find

April 9, 2017

… shares jumped as much as 11 percent, the most since January, to 98.75 pence. The stock traded at 93 pence at 12:12 p.m. “Given the paucity of large, high-value recoveries in recent months, we believe this recovery can precede a return to form for Gem,” Kieron Hodgson, an analyst at Panmure Gordon & Co. in London, said in a note Friday. …

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Brexit vote a ‘bad decision’, says Irish minister – BBC News

April 7, 2017

… Northern Ireland and the Republic. The comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May met European Council President Donald Tusk in London. Brexit: All you need to know May and Tusk urge ‘positive’ Brexit tone Ahern warns on Brexit Irish unity link Mr Flanagan told BBC’s Newsnight it was “absolutely essential” there was no return to a hard border on the island of Ireland – which is expected to be a key element of Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU. …

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Is the humble Lada now a classic car? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

… “Don’t trust your own judgement,” he says. “Instead, ellicit the help of a car club who might know the vehicle in question, or take someone from that club with you to look at that car. “This is better than saddling yourself with a car that could cost you a packet.” Of course, owning a classic car isn’t just about money; some people do it for the sheer fun. Bronwyn Burrell was 25 when she took part in the same 1970 London-to-Mexico rally as the feted …

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The drink Brits go to bed with and Indians wake up with – BBC News

April 5, 2017

The fact that the same liquid can be perceived in two such different ways is a great example of the “crazy nonsense and beauty of marketing”, says Andrew Welch. As London managing director for brand consultancy Landor, Mr Welch’s job is to help brands build and improve their reputation, and ultimately create higher sales. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A well-known brand in the West, eBay had to change its tactics to succeed in China But it’s not …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …

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People are outraged that a magazine compared soup dumplings with popping zits

March 31, 2017

Image: Shutterstock If you know your soup dumplings, this video is going to be upsetting on several levels. Time Out London recently published a video featuring Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai soup dumplings). The video, which was meant to promote dim sum restaurant Dumplings Legend, took an odd turn. SEE ALSO: We are in the middle of a dumpling renaissance “Love popping spots AND eating dumplings? Combine the two with exploding soup dumplings at Dumplings Legend,” the Facebook post …

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