Tag Archives: BBC

Brexit: Brits take EU rights bid to Dutch court

Five UK nationals are going to court in the Netherlands in a campaign to keep their EU citizenship after Brexit. They want a Dutch judge to press the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify their rights. The ECJ, if it decides to make a ruling, could guarantee such rights as freedom of movement after the UK leaves the European ...

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Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

Steve Bannon, ex-chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has refused to answer a broad range of questions at a committee hearing probing alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr Bannon had been called to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for Mr Trump. He was questioned behind closed doors on Tuesday ...

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YouTube toughens advert payment rules

YouTube is introducing tougher requirements for video publishers who want to make money from its platform. In addition, it has said staff will manually review all clips before they are added to a premium service that pairs big brand advertisers with popular content. The moves follow a series of advertiser boycotts and a controversial vlog that featured an apparent suicide ...

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Bristol Museum sold unauthorised Banksy angel prints

A museum which produced prints of a Banksy artwork and sold more than 1,000 in a day did not have permission to do so. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery had been doing a roaring trade in its £5 prints of the Angel Bust – at one point selling one every minute. But a buyer contacted Banksy’s agent on Monday to ...

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Merera Gudina: Ethiopia releases opposition leader

Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. Prison authorities told his family that he was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go back home. He has been in prison since December 2016 and was facing multiple charges, including association with terrorist groups. The Ethiopian government announced on Monday that it ...

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Carillion: Government 'inept' over crisis, says GMB boss

GMB union boss Tim Roache has said the government’s response to the Carillion crisis has been “inadequate and inept”. The construction giant has gone bust, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Mr Roache said that his union had called on Business Secretary Greg Clark to set up a task force to help private sector companies and employees affected by Carillion’s ...

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Myanmar police kill seven Buddhist protesters in Rakhine

Police in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state have opened fire on Buddhist protesters, killing at least seven. The violence occurred after more than 4,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists gathered in Mrauk U on Tuesday to protest a ban on the annual commemoration of the fall of the ancient Arakan kingdom. Several injured people were also taken to hospital. Myanmar is home to ...

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Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Wild dolphins need up to 33,000 calories a day, researchers have found – equivalent to about 60 portions of salmon. In contrast, Olympic swimmers – who are smaller and less active – burn about 12,000 calories a day during training. Studying the metabolic rates of whales and dolphins is important for their conservation, say scientists. They found that a common ...

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Health service 'haemorrhaging' nurses, figures reveal

The NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses with one in 10 leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on understaffed hospital wards and community services. The figures – provided to the BBC by NHS Digital – represent a rise of 20% since 2012-13, and mean there are now more leavers than ...

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Japan warns over North Korean 'charm offensive'

Japan has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyang’s recent “charm offensive”. Foreign Minister Taro Kono’s comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss Pyongyang’s plans to participate in the Winter Olympics. The 20 foreign ministers at the Vancouver talks agreed to increase pressure on Pyongyang. But they also ...

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