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IS teen to lose UK citizenship, says family

Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria aged 15, is to lose her UK citizenship, the family’s lawyer has said. In a statement posted on Twitter, Tasnime Akunjee said the family were “disappointed” with the decision and were considering “all legal avenues” to challenge it. Source link

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Brexit: UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal

Image copyright Getty Images Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised that the government will apply tariffs to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to provide “specific and robust protections” for farmers. His remarks come as the government is poised to release details of tariffs (taxes on imports) that would apply to thousands of products coming in from …

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UK employment continues to climb

Image copyright Getty Images The rate of employment in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million people in work between October and December, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. Unemployment fell by 14,000 in the three-month period to 1.35 million. Average earnings increased by 3.4% in the year to December, unchanged from the …

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UK and French tourists missing in Australia beach search

Image copyright NSW POLICE Image caption Hugo Palmer (left) and Erwan Ferrieux are missing, Australian police say A British man and his French companion are missing in Australia, sparking a large-scale police search. The alarm was raised when passersby found items belonging to Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux, both 20, on a beach north of Sydney on Monday, authorities said. …

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New Zealand to Conduct Its Own Assessment of Huawei Equipment Risk

New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and US-led allegations that …

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Huawei 5G Equipment Risk Can Be Mitigated, UK Concludes: Report

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The conclusion reached by Britain would “carry great weight” with European leaders, the FT reported, citing a source. “Other nations can …

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Facebook ‘Intentionally’ Violated UK Privacy and Competition Rules, British Lawmakers Say

British lawmakers on Sunday accused Facebook of having “intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws” in the country, and they called for investigations into the social media giant’s business practices. The sharp rebuke came in a 108-page report written by members of Parliament, who in 2017 began a wide-ranging study of Facebook and the spread of malicious …

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Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg ‘fails’ – UK MPs

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said. A Commons committee has concluded that the firm’s founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over fake news. Untrue stories from foreign powers were risking the UK’s democracy, they said. …

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Porsche warns UK customers of Brexit price rise

Image copyright Reuters Porsche is warning new customers they might have to pay 10% extra for their car in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The German manufacturer is asking buyers to sign a clause in contracts agreeing to pay the potential tariff on cars delivered after 29 March. Porsche said: “This is a precautionary step in the interests of …

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Derry City: UK football club staying in Europe after Brexit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Derry’s UEFA Cup run in 2006 saw them take on French giants PSG – after Brexit they will travel to Europe for every away In the world of sport, Brexit, backstops and borders may not be foremost in the thoughts of fans. That sport and politics should not mix is, after all, an oft …

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