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Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Published 14/08/2017

There is a whiff of betrayal in the air across Britain's Brexit heartlands where many impatient voters fear Prime Minister Theresa May is going soft on implementing last year's decision to leave the European Union. [more…]

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Lawyers in Taylor Swift`s groping trial move to closing arguments

Published 14/08/2017

Lawyers for U.S. pop star Taylor Swift and the Colorado DJ she accuses of groping her were due to deliver closing arguments on Monday before the federal court jury weighing her sexual assault claims against his assertion that he was wrongfully fired. [more…]

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Published 13/08/2017

In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. [more…]

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Charlottesville violence tests Trump`s presidential mettle

Published 13/08/2017

For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency. [more…]

Colorado DJ`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed in groping trial

Colorado DJ`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed in groping trial

Published 12/08/2017

Pop star Taylor Swift on Friday won an important ruling in the trial stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Colorado disc jockey, with the judge dismissing the DJ's rival claim accusing the singer of wrongfully getting him fired. [more…]

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia favours New York for Aramco listing despite risks – sources

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia favours New York for Aramco listing despite risks – sources

Published 12/08/2017

Saudi Arabia favours New York for the main foreign listing of state oil giant Aramco, even though some financial and legal advisers have recommended London as a less problematic and risky option, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. [more…]

Uber, beset by scandal, faces battle over `destructive` lawsuit

Uber, beset by scandal, faces battle over `destructive` lawsuit

Published 12/08/2017

Ride-services company Uber is facing a divided board of directors and angry shareholders after investor Benchmark Capital filed a lawsuit against the company's ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, dealing another blow to the firm as it struggles to recover from a series of scandals and hire a new leader. [more…]

Colorado disc jockey`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed

Colorado disc jockey`s suit against Taylor Swift dismissed

Published 12/08/2017

Pop star Taylor Swift on Friday won a preliminary round in a federal court trial stemming from her allegation that she was groped by a Colorado disc jockey, as the judge dismissed the DJ's rival claim accusing the singer of wrongfully getting him fired. [more…]

Bond investors give Tesla a $1.8 billion endorsement

Bond investors give Tesla a $1.8 billion endorsement

Published 12/08/2017

Bond investors on Friday gave a $1.8 billion boost to Tesla Inc's (TSLA.O) balance sheet by snapping up the electric car maker's first foray into the U.S. junk bond market, where yield-hungry investors have raced to lock in relatively higher returns. [more…]

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

Published 11/08/2017

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. [more…]