Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Labour calls for closer scrutiny of tech firms and their algorithms

LONDON: Labour’s industrial spokesperson has called for the algorithms used by technology firms to be made transparent and subject to regulation, as the party prepares the new year launch of its industrial strategy consultation. Shadow minister Chi Onwurah wants to see greater scrutiny of the mathematical formulas that now control ...

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Bank of England leaves UK interest rates on hold at 0.25%

The Bank of England has left interest rates at their record low of 0.25% but repeated a warning that higher inflation and slower wage growth risk squeezing household budgets and spending next year. The Bank’s nine-strong monetary policy committee voted unanimously to keep rates on hold and maintain the current ...

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Brave New World: UK Is First To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

LONDON: Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF – are expected to be the first ...

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First Amazon Prime Air drone delivery lands in UK

Amazon has revealed that it’s made its first delivery by autonomous aerial drone, to a chap named “Richard B” who lives somewhere in Cambridgeshire, England. Richard ordered a bag of popcorn and an Amazon Fire TV. Amazon’s released a saccharine video to mark the occasion. If you’d rather not endure ...

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Pak high commissioner to UK discusses bilateral ties with Tim Cole

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas and British envoy to the Commonwealth Tim Cole discussed the UK-Pakistan ties, cooperation between the two countries at Commonwealth and other multilateral fora. They shared the views based on common language common law as well as shared history and ...

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Pakistani students in London raise funds for eye hospitals

LONDON: Pakistan’s College Society hosted their annual flagship Charity Ball ‘Shaam’ at the Hilton Kensington Hotel here to raise funds for a charity working to establish eyes hospitals in Pakistan. Imperial College London’s Pakistan Students Society President Anam told that the evening titled “Shaam” raises awareness of and celebrates Pakistani ...

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McDonald’s moves non-US tax HQ to Britain from Luxembourg

NEW YORK: McDonald’s will move fiscal headquarters for the majority of its non-US operations to Britain, it said Thursday, following an EU crackdown on tax deals struck by multinationals including the fast-food giant. McDonald’s is establishing a new Britain-based holding company to cover royalties from most licensing agreements outside the ...

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Pisa tests: UK lags behind in global school rankings

LONDON: The UK is still lagging behind leading countries at education and has made little progress in international rankings since results three years ago. The influential Pisa rankings, run by the OECD, are based on tests taken by 15-year-olds in over 70 countries. The UK is behind top performers such ...

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UK homes lose internet access after cyber-attack

LONDON: More than 100,000 people in the UK have had their internet access cut after a string of service providers were hit by what is believed to be a coordinated cyber-attack, taking the number affected in Europe up to about a million. TalkTalk, one of Britain’s biggest service providers, the ...

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