Tag Archives: London

08Nov/17

Resignation again strikes scandal-ridden UK govt

International Development Minister Priti Patel has resigned amid reports of undisclosed meetings with senior Israeli politicians. It’s yet another blow to UK PM Theresa May. Jacob Greaves reports. Continue reading

08Nov/17

NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

(UBER) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday (November 8). Continue reading

06Nov/17

London’s Oxford Street to be pedestrianized?

Significant amounts of London’s iconic Oxford Street could be pedestrianized by December 2018, if the city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposals are met favorably. He’s hoping about half a mile of the street will become a “traffic-free pedestrian boulevard”, coinciding with the arrival of the new Crossrail line in central London in December 2018. Saskia O’Donoghue reports. Continue reading

06Nov/17

U.S. commerce chief Ross says nothing improper about investments

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (BBC) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, in an interview with the BBC on Monday (November 6), there was nothing improper about his investments in a shipping firm with significant ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Speech analyser could tell if you’re too tired to drive

Speech scientists are developing a system that can monitor fatigue levels by looking for signs of tiredness in the voice, with plans for its initial use by heavy construction vehicle drivers. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

30Oct/17

Kevin Spacey apologizes to actor Anthony Rapp, says he lives life as a gay man

INTERNET (OCTOBER 29, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – Kevin Spacey apologized on Sunday (October 29) to fellow actor Anthony Rapp for a 1986 incident in which Rapp said Spacey made a sexual advance to him when Rapp was only 14. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world’s best player

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (FIFA) – Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday (October 23). Continue reading

23Oct/17

London smog tax means older cars can face $27 per drive

London’s new fee for most cars registered before 2006 is being billed by its mayor as the toughest emissions standard in the world, but some business organisations are crying foul. Katie Gregory reports. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. But as Kate King reports, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear, taking the view that it is too lightly regulated, too volatile and too illiquid to risk investing other people’s money in. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading