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GOOGLE APOLOGY OVER EXTREMIST CONTENT ON YOU TUBE PLATFORM ‘DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH’

Google’s apology over Government adverts appearing alongside extremist content “doesn’t go far enough”, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Yvette Cooper has said. The technology firm’s Matt Brittin had told a conference earlier on Monday that “I want to start by saying sorry” and that the company must “take responsibility” over the issue which […]

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UK BANKS INVOLVED IN MULTI-BILLION POUND RUSSIAN MONEY-LAUNDERING SCAM

Some of the UK’s top banks allegedly processed around £600 million in a multibillion-pound Russian money-laundering scam. High street names including HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and Coutts are among those involved, The Guardian reported. More than £16 billion and maybe as much as £65 billion was moved out of Russia between 2010 […]

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RUPERT MURDOCH’S BID TO TAKE CONTROL OF SKY IS REFERRED TO THE REGULATOR

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has asked regulators to examine Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox’s takeover bid for Sky. In a statement to parliament, she told MPs that media regulator Ofcom and competition regulator, the CMA, would be asked to investigate the deal. 21st Century Fox is offering £11.7bn for the 61% stake in Sky it […]

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PUB CHIEF CRITICISES ‘DINNER PARTY’ BUDGET THAT FAILS TO TACKLE TAX INEQUALITIES WITH SUPERMARKETS

The chairman of JD Wetherspoons has criticised the Chancellor for a “dinner party” Budget that failed to tackle tax inequalities between pubs and supermarkets. Tim Martin said pubs paid 20% VAT on food sales while supermarkets paid “almost nothing”, enabling them to subsidise alcoholic drink prices. He said this favoured those who held dinner parties […]

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CORRUPTION TRIAL OF SAMSUNG BOSS BEGINS IN SOUTH KOREA

The trial of Samsung’s de facto head Lee Jae-Yong on a string of corruption charges including bribery and embezzlement has begun in South Korea. Mr Lee was not present at the preliminary hearing, but his lawyer denied all charges on his behalf. The case is linked to a massive scandal that led to the impeachment […]

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PROPOSALS TO END ETHNIC INEQUALITY COULD BOOST ECONOMY BY UP TO £24BILLION

British firms could boost the UK economy by up to £24 billion a year if they enforced new proposals designed to stamp out ethnic inequality in the workplace, according to a Government-backed review. The Baroness McGregor-Smith review wants companies with 50 or more staff to publish a breakdown of their workforce by race and pay […]