News archive from 11 July 2018

US fires next shot in China trade war

US fires next shot in China trade war

The US has ramped up its trade war with China, outlining a list of $200bn (£150bn) worth of additional products it plans to place tariffs on. The move comes just days after the US and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs of $34bn on the other countries'...

BBC, 23:59 in Business
 
BBC to unveil next star salaries list in annual report

BBC to unveil next star salaries list in annual report

The BBC is to publish the latest list of its highest-paid stars later as part of its annual report. It will be the second year that the corporation has made public the pay of those earning more than £150,000. Many will be watching to see whether the...

BBC, 00:08 in Regional
 
Suicide bombing kills at least 12 at Pakistan political rally

Suicide bombing kills at least 12 at Pakistan political rally

A suicide bomber blew himself up at an anti-Taliban political party’s rally in north-west Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 12 people, including a candidate for elections due to be held on 25 July, police said. The attack on a meeting of the Awami National...

 
What triggered the ICO's political data inquiry?

What triggered the ICO's political data inquiry?

What triggered this investigation? In March 2017 the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced an inquiry into how voters’ data was being obtained and used by political campaigns following the Observer’s early investigative reports into...

 
MPs want new watchdog to monitor misconduct by researchers

MPs want new watchdog to monitor misconduct by researchers

A national watchdog that has the power to punish British universities for failing to tackle research misconduct is needed to ensure that sloppy practices and outright fraud are caught and dealt with fast, MPs say. The new body would rule on whether...

Guardian, 00:11 in Learning
 
Schools miss out in rush to set up academies, MPs find

Schools miss out in rush to set up academies, MPs find

A rush to set up academies is leaving hundreds of schools ignored by inspectors amid mounting costs for the taxpayer, parliament’s spending watchdog has found. The public accounts committee has concluded that escalating problems in the sector have...

Guardian, 00:11 in Learning
 
Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog

Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog

The UK's data protection watchdog plans to fine Facebook £500,000 over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It would be its biggest ever penalty. The social network has yet to decide if it will to try to reduce the sum. In addition, the regulator said it...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
K-pop drives boom in Korean language lessons

K-pop drives boom in Korean language lessons

Korean is rapidly growing in popularity, in a language-learning boom driven by the popularity of the country's pop stars. A desire to learn the lyrics of K-Pop hits like Gangnam Style has boosted the Korean language's popularity explode in countries...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Romans had whale industry, archeological excavation suggests

Romans had whale industry, archeological excavation suggests

Ancient bones found around the Strait of Gibraltar suggest that the Romans might have had a thriving whaling industry, researchers have claimed. The bones, dating to the first few centuries AD or earlier, belong to grey whales and North Atlantic right...

 
Euromillions £58m jackpot won by UK ticket

Euromillions £58m jackpot won by UK ticket

A UK ticket has won the jackpot in Tuesday's Euromillions draw worth £57.9m, Camelot has said. A single ticket was the only one to match all seven numbers - which were 03, 08, 26, 33 and 45 with Lucky Stars 07 and 10. Andy Carter, from the National...

BBC, 00:21 in Regional
 

World Cup top scorers: Latest Golden Boot standings ahead of England vs Croatia

World Cup top scorers: Latest Golden Boot standings   WORLD CUP TOP SCORERS: Here are the latest standings in the Golden Boot race ahead of England's semi-final match with Croatia. 1 / 10 GETTY 10. Kylian Mbappe (France) - 3 goals, 0 assists, 444 mins...

Daily Star, 00:23 in Sport
 
Gareth Southgate: England boss reveals pre-match superstitions ahead of World Cup clash

Gareth Southgate: England boss reveals pre-match superstitions ahead of World Cup clash

The England manager is on the verge of leading his Three Lions to the World Cup final and a shot at immortality. European rivals Croatia stand between the Three Lions and their chance to emulate the legends of 1966. Wednesday’s semi-final in the...

Daily Star, 00:23 in Sport
 

Sudoku 4,109 medium

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Buy the next issue of the Guardian or subscribe to our Digital Edition to see the completed puzzle. Topics Life and...

 

No relief for May as Trump, Sturgeon and Labour all deal out fresh blows

Theresa May has been warned she will not get her plans for Brexit through Parliament after pro-EU opposition MPs refused to back them even in a straight vote between her Chequers compromise and a no-deal exit. Writing in The Scotsman, Nicola Sturgeon...

Scotsman, 00:28 in Politics
 

Police and crime commissioner to hold drop in session

On Wednesday (July 11) Peter McCall will be at The Forum, in Duke Street, from 1pm to 3pm to discuss issues with members of the public. No appointment is necessary to attend, but if you would like to arrange a specific time to meet Mr McCall please...

 


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