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#ClimateChange activists target London’s financial district

#ClimateChange activists target London’s financial district

| October 14, 2019

Climate change activists targeted London’s financial district on Monday (14 October) blocking Bank junction, vowing a day of disruption for major institutions which they said were financing an environmental catastrophe, writes Guy Faulconbridge. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the streets around Bank in the heart of the City of London. “The City of London is a […]

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#Brexit deal can be done, but work still to do – Coveney

#Brexit deal can be done, but work still to do – Coveney

| October 14, 2019

A deal between Britain and the European Union is possible, perhaps even this week, but there are still a lot of details to be worked out, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Monday (14 October), writes Robin Emmott. “A deal is possible and it is possible this month, maybe even this week but […]

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Johnson to set out post- #Brexit law and order drive in Queen’s Speech

Johnson to set out post- #Brexit law and order drive in Queen’s Speech

| October 14, 2019

Queen Elizabeth will on Monday (14 October) announce several new pieces of legislation to reform Britain’s justice system, in a ceremonial speech setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit plans, writes William James. The so-called Queen’s Speech is the highlight of a day of elaborate pageantry in Westminster and is used to detail all the […]

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Just let us have #Huawei and get on with #5G UK mobile networks tell MPs

Just let us have #Huawei and get on with #5G UK mobile networks tell MPs

| October 14, 2019

British telcos and academics have told a Parliamentary enquiry the UK needs to get on with allowing Huawei equipment into the heart of its future 5G networks, writes Gareth Corfield. In submissions to an ongoing consultation entitled Ensuring access to “safe” technology: the UK’s 5G infrastructure and national security inquiry, business and academia alike have largely […]

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#Brexit – UK and Ireland ‘see a pathway’ to a possible deal

#Brexit – UK and Ireland ‘see a pathway’ to a possible deal

| October 11, 2019

Following a bilateral meeting between the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, a joint statement was issued affirming that both parties could see a pathway to a possible deal, writes Catherine Feore.  The discussions were described as detailed and constructive. Both parties agreed that a deal was in everybody’s interest. Little in the […]

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Adversaries take notice: #B52Bombers are back and ready to roll

Adversaries take notice: #B52Bombers are back and ready to roll

| October 11, 2019

Less than a month after the B-2’s departure, another Bomber Task Force deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at RAF Fairford, England, on 10 October, to conduct theatre integration and flying training. “Bomber Task Force rotations provide us with a consistent […]

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#EBA – European Banking Authority urges financial institutions to prepare for #Brexit

#EBA – European Banking Authority urges financial institutions to prepare for #Brexit

| October 10, 2019

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a communication on 8 October on the remaining issues related to the preparation by financial institutions for the departure of the UK from the EU. In this communication, the EBA urges continued progress on contingency planning. Notably, to ensure that assets, appropriate staff and data are in place to […]

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