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BGT: The Champions
11-year-old Alex Lauenburger and her eight perfect pooches jumped and backflipped their way to Ant & Dec's Golden Buzzer. Could this be the greatest dog show in the world?
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Sometimes the most clever thing to say is nothing at all.
Airline crew reportedly held in COVID-19 ‘concentration camp’
The cabin crew of a British Airways flight has been held in what one flight attendant has described as a “concentration camp” in Hong Kong after a colleague tested positive for ...
Hong Kong Expats Are Buying Up Luxury Homes From London to Los Angeles
The city’s wealthiest citizens are moving their money amid political unrest.
JPMorgan Is Set to Pay $1 Billion in Record Spoofing Penalty
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is poised to pay close to $1 billion to resolve market manipulation investigations by U.S. authorities into its trading of metals futures and Treasury secur...
Vatican and China prepare to renew historic deal, angering US
Pope Francis has reportedly approved a two-year renewal of the deal on the appointment of bishops vetted by the Vatican.
Sanctioned Putin associate ‘laundered millions’ through Barclays
One of Vladimir Putin's closest friends may have used Barclays Bank in London to launder money and dodge sanctions, leaked documents suggest.
Game of Laws: Compliance in the Age of Regulatory Proliferation
Even if the pace at which regulations are drafted seems to be slowing down, at least at the EU-level, regulations in general are still trending toward bullish proliferation. In ...
Companies House to tighten its checks
The UK government is to overhaul the system of checks for Britain’s register of companies after criticism that the database is too easily abused by money launderers and fraudsters.
HSBC shares fall to 25-year low as fears for China business grow
HSBC's shares plunged to historic lows on Monday as the bank was hit by new fears about its business in China and a report accusing it and other major lenders of failing to stop...
Capitalism isn't working anymore. Here's how the pandemic could change it forever
Capitalism is in crisis. The pandemic could change it forever, in favor of workers and those in greatest need.
“I Accept Pay Less Than My Worth Just To Get A Job": How The Gig Economy Screwed Over Millennials
After the recession, newly vulnerable workers were forced to take crappy jobs and a decade later, they’re still screwed. Read this excerpt from Can’t Even: How Millennials Becam...
How Deutsche Bank Let Crooked Clients Run Rampant
When the $10 billion mirror trading scandal was exposed, little emerged about who its victims were or how much Deutsche’s executives knew. The FinCEN Files investigation shows h...
Secret Documents Show How Criminals Use Famous Banks To Finance Terror And Death
Thousands of secret “suspicious activity reports” offer a never-before-seen picture of corruption and complicity - and how the government lets it flourish.
HSBC moved scam millions, big banking leak shows
HSBC allowed fraudsters to transfer millions of dollars around the world even after it had learned of their scam, leaked secret files show.
Mystery over where £50,000,000,000 of UK banknotes are
Around £50 billion of banknotes in UK circulation are unaccounted for, according to a public spending watchdog.
Banksy loses legal battle, puts his EU trademark at risk – all because of his anonymity
The renowned street artist can not keep intellectual property rights on his work as he could not be “unquestionably” recognized as its sole owner due to his complete anonymity, ...
Jobs 'crisis' twice as bad as previous recession
Employers in Britain are planning more than twice as many redundancies than they did at the height of the last recession, new figures show.
More than 60 MPs sign letter calling for partners to be allowed at births
More than 60 MPs are calling for NHS trusts to lift the ban on partners being bedside during births.
Standard Chartered to merge businesses, shrink some senior roles
Standard Chartered to combine retail banking, private banking and wealth management under one umbrella headed by Judy Hsu, regional CEO for Asean and South Asia.
London VCs launch joint initiative to expand funding opportunities for underrepresented founders
A group of U.K.-based VCs have come together to create a new virtual pitching event designed to address the problems with the current startup ecosystem that can lead to inequali...
NATO think-tank enrolls English-language journalists and activists covering Belarus – and Twitter looks the other way
Some of the top journalist-activists covering Belarus in English on Twitter are now working for organizations that defend the interests of Western arms manufacturers – with no d...
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