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Campaigners accuse British zoo of animal cruelty for offering £15 tug of war with lion

“For centuries the game of tug of war has been an exhausting test of strength and stamina between evenly matched teams of athletes” writes Michael Fabricant for telegraph.co.uk. Dartmoor Zoo’s ‘Human vs Beast’ competition pits a team of four visitors, aged from just eight years old, in a tug of war against the might of a big cat. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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UNNAMED: Music legend under investigation over alleged sexual assault on younger man…

“The incident is alleged to have happened ten years ago at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge” writes Mike Sullivan for thesun.co.uk. The singer, a household name who is idolised by fans, is accused of groping the man in the toilets at a top Central London hotel.There has been no arrest.” It is understood that there was no complaint made at the time of the alleged incident. Source: thesun.co.uk

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Britain managing Huawei risks, has no evidence of spying: official

“From our point of view … if you look at the detailed paper we’re publishing, we set out the way we manage the risks,” Martin said on a conference call with reporters” reports businessinsider.com. The logo of Huawei Technologies is pictured in front of the German headquarters of the Chinese telecommunications giant in Duesseldorf Thomson Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei equipment in national telecoms networks and has not seen any evidence of malicious activity by the company, the head of…

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GBP Daily Review February 20, 2019

GBP Daily Review for February 20, 2019 Sterling (GBP) Underpinned by Robust UK Labour Market, Brexit Hopes Sterling remains above 1.2900 against the US dollar as the UK labour market continues to provide a positive backdrop as Brexit nears.   EUR/GBP under pressure, stays sidelined around 0.8750 The Sterling trades on a sideline theme so far today and is now prompting EUR/GBP to navigate without a clear direction in the mid-0.8700s, the lower   GBP/USD recedes from tops near 1.2940 post data The Sterling is alternating gains with losses vs.…

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BAM 2018 profit up, notes Brexit uncertainty

“Koninklijke BAM Groep NV (BAMNB.AE) said Wednesday that it met its 2018 guidance, citing a strong rise in adjusted profit” writes Adam Clark for marketwatch.com. The Dutch construction company made an adjusted pretax profit of 153.2 million euros ($173.4 million), compared with EUR24.9 million in 2017.BAM’s adjusted pretax profit margin improved to 2.1% from 0.4%.For 2019, BAM expects revenue of around EUR7 billion and aims to improve its adjusted pretax profit margin within its strategic range of 2% to 4%.Including restructuring, impairment and one-off charges, BAM made a net profit…

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British ISIS bride stripped of citizenship…

“Please find enclosed papers that relate to a decision taken by the Home Secretary, to deprive your daughter, Shamima Begum, of her British citizenship,” the letter read” writes Jon Lockett for thesun.co.uk. “In light of the circumstances of your daughter, the notice of the Home Secretary’s decision has been served of file today (19th February), and the order removing her British citizenship has subsequently been made.”. The letter – obatined by ITV News  – went on to urge the Begum family to make their daughter aware of the decision while…

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Backstop: May rules out ‘Malthouse compromise’

“Theresa May will present the EU with new legal proposals to solve the Irish backstop issue on Wednesday, which No 10 hopes will be enough to convince Eurosceptics to back her Brexit deal” writes Rowena Mason for theguardian.com. However, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Steve Baker sounded a conciliatory tone on Tuesday, insisting that the Malthouse agreement was “still live and kicking” and saying they looked forward to further developments.The Malthouse compromise was named after the housing minister, Kit Malthouse, who helped draft it as an attempt to find a Brexit deal…

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Isil bride Shamima Begum has British citizenship revoked by Home Office

“The letter read: “Please find enclosed papers that relate to a decision taken by the Home Secretary, to deprive your daughter, Shamima Begum, of her British citizenship” writes Tom Harris for telegraph.co.uk. It is understood the teenager, who grew up in Bethnal Green east London, has dual Bangladeshi nationality, meaning the move will not render her stateless.In a letter sent to her family in east London, officials said the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, had made the decision in “light of the circumstances”. “In light of the circumstances of your daughter,…

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ESMA to Focus on TR Data, Cybersecurity and Brexit in 2019

“More specifically, the pan-European regulator said that it is going to be looking at the quality of data that Trade Repositories (TR) gather and how accessible that data is to local authorities” writes David Kimberley for financemagnates.com. For those unfamiliar with TRs, they are companies that gather sets of derivatives trading data. Source: financemagnates.com

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