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KPMG chief takes swipe at rival EY’s $80bn break-up plan
In a memo to KPMG partners, Bill Thomas wrote that a break-up of the global accountancy firm would benefit partners at the expense of the next generation".
BA pay dispute: What are my rights if strikes hit the summer holidays at Heathrow?
The prospect of strikes affecting BA services at Heathrow this summer are another headache for a struggling airline and also passengers who were, likely, already nervous about getting away after disruption at airports across Europe.
Rail strikes: How much are public sector workers paid – and how do recent pay deals compare to what train staff want?
Striking rail workers are asking for a 7% pay rise, despite CPI inflation at 9.1% and RPI at 11.7%. NHS workers and teachers have also threatened to walk out if the government doesn't up their pay deals.
Boris Johnson under pressure after UK election defeats
Boris Johnson's Conservatives lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, a new blow to Britain's prime minister who then lost a close ally with the surprise resignation of his party's chairman and faced renewed calls to quit.
European mayors duped into calls with fake Kyiv mayor
The mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv warned Saturday that an imposter is posing as him and communicating with other officials, including three European mayors who were duped into believing they were having a video call with the rea...
In an Illegal, inhuman and non binding ruling, US Supreme Court overturns Roe vs Wade, ends constitutional right to abortion
The illegal ruling of the Supreme Court in America is not binding because it transcends the territory in which any court has the power to intervene: the woman's body is outside the jurisdiction of dubious lawyers chosen by politicians to...
WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'
The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.
Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees
Denmark’s Queen Margrethe opened a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society, starting with Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II.
Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those law...
33 bright eyeshadow looks, to revive your makeup routine
Our favorite bright eyeshadow looks will inspire you to try something new - wave goodbye to that repetitive smokey eye
Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?
They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative j...
U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion
The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that ...
Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels
Motor industry giant Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicles over concerns their wheels may fall off.
40 Light Filled Living Rooms Connected With Nature
Light-filled living rooms with open plan layouts, modern fireplaces, eye-catching living room furniture, and modern rugs.
Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet
Leaders of Commonwealth nations met in Rwanda’s capital Friday to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks
The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe.
London is 'first to be hit' in World War 3 warns Russian state TV
A close ally of Vladimir Putin’s has issued a chilling warning on Russia’s state TV, saying London should be bombed first if World War Three happens.
Women sexually assaulted by masseur speaks out to get others to come forward
Two young women who were sexually assaulted by the same massage therapist in London have shared their stories – hoping to give the strength to other potential victims to contact the Metropolitan Police. The Thai masseur was sentenced tod...
EXPLAINER: Why Sri Lanka's economy collapsed and what's next
Sri Lanka’s prime minister says the island nation’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” as it runs out of money to pay for food and fuel. Short of cash to pay for imports of such necessities and already defaulting on its debt, it is seeki...
No perfect solution to transgender issue, says USOPC
There are no perfect solutions to the transgender sport issue, the head of the United States Olympic Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Thursday, adding that not even its own board is in agreement on a way forward.
Harvard must face lawsuit over 'horrific' slave photos -Massachusetts court
Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday ruled that Harvard University can be sued for mistreating a descendant of slaves who were forced to be photographed in 1850 for a study by a professor trying to prove the inferiority of Black people.
Online privacy bill easily passed by U.S. House panel
A U.S. House of Representatives panel passed a bipartisan online privacy bill on Thursday that aims to limit the collection of personal data, though doubts remain as to whether it will become law.
Japan's May consumer inflation tops BOJ target for 2nd straight month
Japan's annual core consumer inflation topped the central bank's target for a second straight month in May, data showed on Friday, highlighting the intensifying pressure on the country's fragile economy from soaring global raw material c...
In Canada, hot inflation opens rare attack on central bank
The Bank of Canada has come under a rare attack from critics after misjudging inflation and locking itself into rigid forward guidance that prevented it from reacting swiftly as prices surged and Canada's economy began to overheat.
UK economy 'running on empty' as recession signals mount - PMI
Britain's economy is showing signs of stalling as high inflation hits new orders and businesses report levels of concern that normally herald a recession, a closely watched industry survey showed on Thursday.
UK consumer gloom hits record as economic misery mounts - GfK
Confidence levels among Britain's consumers sank to a new record low this month as households struggled with the accelerating cost of living and faced the prospect of months of strikes, a survey showed on Friday.
Germany lets trans footballers choose men’s or women’s teams
A new declaration from the German football federation (DFB) has stated that transgender, intersex and non-binary players will be given the option of playing for men's or women's teams. It is a move which has come in contrast to various r...
The surprising science of breast milk
Scientists are discovering the extraordinary power of human milk and the benefits it brings to infants, but there are also some hidden contaminants that can lurk in breast and formula milks.
Medical staff in Argentina to be tried for Maradona death
A judge orders a culpable homicide trial for eight medical staff based on evidence they failed to take ‘action that could have prevented the death’.
The young Singaporeans striking out on their own
Most young, single Singaporeans live with their parents. But some are moving into their own places as social norms evolve.
Brazil judge probed for banning abortion for child rape victim
Abortions are illegal in Brazil except in cases of rape or if the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother’s life.
Vienna returns as world's 'most liveable city'
The Austrian capital Vienna has made a comeback as the world's most liveable city, according to an annual report from the Economist published Thursday.
Europe told to get ready now for Russia to turn off all gas exports to region
IEA chief warns that Russia may be trying to prevent countries filling storage facilities ahead of winter
EU is sabotaging itself with Russian oil sanctions, Khodorkovsky warns
The Putin critic says Europe is harming its own finances when it should be pouring cash into arms for Kyiv.
We Are Facing A New Wave Of Covid: France's Vaccination Chief
Other European countries, especially Portugal, are also seeing an increase, due two new Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5
UK inflation rises at fastest rate for 40 years as food costs jump
Prices are continuing to rise at their fastest rate for 40 years with food costs, particularly for bread, cereal and meat, climbing.
Leeds YouTube racer Adeel Habib jailed for dangerous driving
A man whose YouTube channel showed him driving high-performance cars at high speeds on busy public roads has been sentenced for dangerous driving.
Kate Bush on finding new fame with Stranger Things
Her song Running Up That Hill has topped the charts in the UK - 37 years after it was first released.
Elon Musk’s Daughter Filed To Change Her Name Because She Doesn’t Want To Be Related To Him “In Any Way"
The billionaire’s daughter is transgender, and in 2020 Elon was called out for “mocking pronouns” on Twitter.
Eliminate nuclear weapons before they eliminate us: UN chief
Nuclear weapons are “a deadly reminder of countries’ inability to solve problems through dialogue and collaboration”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, urging the international community to abandon them once and for ...
Kate Bush excited to be discovered by new audience after 37 years thanks to Netflix 'Stranger Things'
The 63-year-old singer said, 'The thought of all these really young people hearing the song for the first time, I think it’s very special."
Tesla and Twitter on Musk’s agenda at Qatar Economic Forum
Delegates at the economic forum discussed diversifying economies, while Musk gave updates on Twitter acquisition.
Russian commodities traders replace Switzerland with Dubai
Ratcheting up of sanctions is promoting a migration of Russian businesses to Dubai as it becomes tougher to do business in Switzerland.
Ed Sheeran and co-writers awarded £900,000 in costs over copyright case
Lesser-known songwriters ordered to pay legal costs after court rejected accusations Shape of You ripped off their song
‘Militarized approach’ to policing protests increases risk of violence
Civic space is shrinking, together with a rise in human rights violations during peaceful protests worldwide, while governments adopt an increasingly militarized approach to policing demonstrations, said an independent UN human rights ex...
Trend Micro forecasts major risks for organizations in 2022 through its latest Cyber Risk Index
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest global Cyber Risk Index (CRI) for the second half of 2021, standing at -0.04, which is an elevated ri...
The case for turning off your Zoom camera
Bosses want video call cameras on. But workers may have a strong argument against appearing on screen when they don’t want to.
Canada announces ban on single-use plastics in ‘historic step’
New regulations will prohibit sale and import of ‘harmful’ plastics, with some time for businesses to adjust.
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