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Biden, Trump emphasize togetherness after rally shooting upends presidential race

Following Trump’s narrow escape from an attempted assassination, US President Joe Biden and his Republican opponent, Donald Trump, have urged Americans to put aside their differences and unite. In a six-and-a-half-minute speech from the Oval Office on Sunday night, Biden stated that political violence cannot be normalized and that all Americans must “cool it down” when it comes to hot political rhetoric. We cannot, and must not, continue down this route in America. Biden added that we’ve been there before in our history.
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Critics believe Venice’s admission charge fails to prevent tourists

After critics labelled the initiative a failure, Venice has ended its experimental program of charging a 5-euro ($5.46) admission fee for day visitors arriving on extremely busy days. In April, authorities in the well-known Italian site, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, imposed an admission fee to discourage some visitors. The method was created to regulate the flow of tourists when visitor numbers are highest.
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Critics believe Venice’s admission charge fails to prevent tourists

After critics labelled the initiative a failure, Venice has ended its experimental program of charging a 5-euro ($5.46) admission fee for day visitors arriving on extremely busy days. In April, authorities in the well-known Italian site, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, imposed an admission fee to discourage…

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Mohammed Deif, Gaza’s Hamas military commander, who?

Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s military leader in Gaza, has avoided another Israeli assassination attempt and is “fine,” according to a top Palestinian official. The Hamas official’s announcement on Sunday came after claims that Deif was targeted in a large Israeli air strike on the besieged territory’s southern region, which killed at…

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Princess Charlotte’s ‘pinky promise’ to Lucy Shuker while joining Princess of Wales for Wimbledon final

Princess Charlotte made a ‘pinky promise’ to tennis player Lucy Shuker ahead of the Wimbledon final, indicating a chemistry between the two. At the famous athletic event, the nine-year-old Princess accompanied the Princess of Wales, 42, to witness Carlos Alcaraz face Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slam at the All…

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BUSINESS

  • CVC offers online trading platform Oanda for sale
    Oanda, founded in 1995, was acquired by CVC Capital in 2018 and is now sold by bankers from Nomura and Santander. Oanda Global Corporation, an online retail trading platform, has been placed up for sale by its private equity investors. Bankers at Nomura and Santander are marketing the company, which competes with CMC Markets and IG Group.
  • Post Office boss Read ‘stepping back’ before Horizon inquiry testimony
    Nick Read told staff that he plans to devote his “entire attention” to hearings in September that will look into existing Post Office practices. Nick Read, the Post Office’s chief executive, is taking a temporary leave of absence to prepare for the next stage of the Horizon scandal inquiry. Mr Read, who succeeded the widely criticized Paula Vennells after she stepped down in 2019, told workers in a note that he wanted to devote his “entire attention” to the stage of the hearings in September that will investigate current Post Office procedures.
  • Hakluyt CEO Chandra to lead Labour business
    Varun Chandra, who has led the corporate intelligence firm since 2019, is in line for a key business liaison position at 10 Downing Street. The CEO of Hakluyt, a corporate intelligence firm, is being considered for a prominent business position in Sir Keir Starmer’s emerging Labour cabinet. Varun Chandra, Hakluyt’s managing partner since 2019, is in advanced talks about joining the government.
  • Five ways 45p extra rate taxpayers can avoid savings interest tax
    Many extra-rate taxpayers face tax bills on their savings interest, possibly unknowingly. HMRC expects to collect £10.37 billion in savings interest tax in the current fiscal year 2024-25. It anticipates a stunning £6.8 billion from extra-rate taxpayers, who do not receive a Personal Savings Allowance, unlike basic-rate and higher-rate taxpayers.
  • Vodafone and Virgin Media O2 extend their mobile-sharing deal
    Vodafone and Virgin Media O2 have agreed to prolong their existing mobile network-sharing arrangement, which will be extended further if Vodafone’s proposed merger with Three UK is approved. The Competition and Markets Authority is now considering a final ruling on Vodafone and Three’s proposed merger. Vodafone and Virgin Media O2’s new long-term agreement calls for the bigger Vodafone-Three business to sell spectrum to Virgin Media O2, which the firms claim will boost mobile connectivity, choice, and competition.
  • Why has the Tories slowed UK economic growth?
    As the United Kingdom prepares for a general election on Thursday, one subject has become particularly important to voters: the status of the economy. The UK’s economy has slowed significantly since the Conservative Party took control 14 years ago. When the immigration-driven population increase and the years preceding the global financial crisis are considered, the slowdown becomes even more pronounced.

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Biden, Trump emphasize togetherness after rally shooting upends presidential race

Following Trump’s narrow escape from an attempted assassination, US President Joe Biden and his Republican opponent, Donald Trump, have urged…

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After Euro 2024 final heartbreak to Spain, England players return home

Fans and hotel workers applauded the team members and coaches as they made their way to the bus. England’s footballers…

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Classic Scones Recipe: Master the British Tradition

Scones trace their origins to Scotland, where they were originally made with oats and cooked on a griddle. Over time,…

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Critics believe Venice’s admission charge fails to prevent tourists

After critics labelled the initiative a failure, Venice has ended its experimental program of charging a 5-euro ($5.46) admission fee…

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CVC offers online trading platform Oanda for sale

Oanda, founded in 1995, was acquired by CVC Capital in 2018 and is now sold by bankers from Nomura and…

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Mohammed Deif, Gaza’s Hamas military commander, who?

Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s military leader in Gaza, has avoided another Israeli assassination attempt and is “fine,” according to a top…

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Expert reveals six traits of mentally tough people

Getting back up when life knocks you down is the key to a successful and happy life. Scott Mautz, a motivational speaker and former CEO at Proctor and Gamble, offered this thesis in a recent book, claiming that the most successful individuals are mentally strong – those who can manage emotions and control their thoughts and behaviours. Mr. Mautz has spent three decades examining how leaders develop mental strength and has found that six basic qualities are essential: confidence, fortitude, boldness, decision-making, goal focus, and message.

Brexit blamed for Britain’s declining birth rate

A renowned European think tank claims that Brexit may have exacerbated Britain’s decreasing fertility rate. According to research by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), ‘Euroscepticism’ contributes to the UK’s recent decline. However, an expert speaking at the launch of the Society at a Glance document went a step further last week (JUN 20), stating that Brexit could lead to young couples choosing not to have children.
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Ultra-processed foods, alcohol, tobacco, pollution kill 2.7M Europeans annually

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that ultra-processed foods, alcohol, tobacco, and fossil fuels kill 2.7 million people in Europe each year. Experts claim that ‘powerful industries’ are causing illness and early death by interfering with government policies and efforts to reduce cases of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Critics, however, dismissed the assertions as ‘half-baked Marxism’ and accused the WHO of advocating for a ‘nanny state’.
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‘Health MOTs’ for seniors ‘at front door of A&Es’

NHS England said the method, which would target adults aged 65 and up or those with frailty-related diseases, could be a “lifeline” for many patients. The health service has announced that “health MOTs” will be provided to older individuals “at the front door” of hospital A&E departments to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations. NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard said the strategy might be a “lifeline” for many patients by allowing them to be assessed and helped more quickly.

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Shaping Tomorrow The Future of Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy is no longer just a buzzword—it’s a necessity for a sustainable future. With the world grappling with climate change and depleting fossil fuel reserves, renewable energy sources offer a viable solution to meet our energy needs sustainably.

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Clean electricity can triple by 2030: International Energy Agency

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The world’s foremost independent energy analyst has declared that the global objective to treble electricity production from clean sources, such as solar and wind power, by 2030 is “ambitious but achievable.” In Dubai last December, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change convened nearly 200 countries, including the world’s largest emitters, to commit to that objective.

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Afghan flash flooding claim at least fifty lives

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Officials report that at least fifty persons have perished in flash floods in central Afghanistan that were triggered by heavy rainfall. Several others, according to authorities in the province of Ghor, are missing after fleeing to higher ground for protection mere minutes before the floodwaters struck. Additionally, the inundation reportedly caused the demise of thousands of cattle, the destruction of approximately 2,000 dwellings, and extensive damage to many more.

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Untreated sewage illegally piped into Windermere

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Due to a defect, millions of liters of untreated sewage were forcibly discharged into one of the most renowned lakes in England. In February, United Utilities underestimated the extent of the unlawful pollution in Windermere, Lake District, by ten hours before notifying the Environment Agency thirteen hours after the incident had begun.

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Clean energy nearing fossil fuel phaseout

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For the first time this year, renewable energy will reduce fossil fuels’ dominant share in the global electricity market. This is the primary conclusion of Ember, a prominent London-based energy think tank, which published its first comprehensive Global Electricity Review analyzing data from 215 countries on Wednesday.

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Classic Scones Recipe: Master the British Tradition

Scones trace their origins to Scotland, where they were originally made with oats and cooked on a griddle. Over time, the recipe evolved to include flour, creating the beloved treat known today. At Creative Group, we celebrate scones for their integral role in British and Irish tea culture. Whether enjoyed at afternoon tea or as a breakfast treat, scones are cherished for their simplicity and versatility.

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Traditional Black Pudding Recipe: A Taste of British Heritage

Black Pudding, a staple in British and Irish cuisine, has roots dating back centuries. Originally a frugal dish made to utilize every part of the animal, it has evolved into a beloved delicacy known for its rich flavor and hearty texture. At Creative Group, we appreciate Black Pudding for its cultural significance across the UK and Ireland. Often enjoyed as part of a full English or Irish breakfast, it represents traditional cooking methods and local ingredients.

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