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Far-right groups could exploit Brexit tensions – police

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The "febrile" atmosphere around Brexit could be exploited by far-right extremists, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer has warned.Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said 18 terror plots were foiled in Britain since 2017, four of them far-right.He said a "far-right drift into extreme right-wing terrorism" was a concern but officers were working to ensure groups did not gain a "foothold".Mr Basu added leaving the EU with
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Research body to fund humanitarian efforts

[ad_1] Image copyright Christina Mittermeier, Sealegacy Image caption The One Ocean Hub will work with local communities to empower fishers to be involved with more sustainable practices Britain's new research agency has announced it will spend £279m on new non-EU international collaborations.The bulk of the money will go towards projects with scientists in developing countries to support humanitarian efforts.But critics say that political priorities may be being funded at the
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Cole Beasley BLASTS Dallas Cowboys for lack of involvement as free agency looms | NFL | Sport

[ad_1] The Dallas wideout claims his role in the team is limited by the Cowboys’ front office.The 29-year-old took to Twitter to express his frustration with the franchise he’s spent his entire career in the NFL with.“Honestly, the front office pushes who they want to get the ball to,” Beasley said.“I haven’t been a huge priority in that regard.“Maybe that will change but I’m not sure.“More balls come my way
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Viacom Buys PlutoTV Streaming Service, Its Biggest Digital Push Yet

[ad_1] Viacom, the once mighty cable giant behind pop culture confections like “Jersey Shore” and children’s fare like “Dora the Explorer,” is acquiring the streaming service PlutoTV for $340 million, the companies said in an announcement on Tuesday.This is Viacom’s most significant move into streaming, now the go-to strategy for media companies as more and more viewers forgo traditional cable subscriptions. The emergence of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu
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China Proceeds With Belt and Road Push, but Does It More Quietly

[ad_1] (Frank Ning, the chairman of the Chinese chemical giant Sinochem, said during a different panel that there was a new awareness in China about worries outside the country over how its businesses make overseas investments. “I think the Chinese are quite confused, they thought they would be welcome in other countries,” he said.)The Belt and Road discussion was moderated by Tian Wei, a well-known anchor for the state-run China
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Stocks Tumble as China Trade-Deal Concerns Resurface

[ad_1] The stock market’s strong start to the year stalled on Tuesday, amid growing pessimism about the prospects for a deal to defuse trade tensions between China and the United States.The S&P 500, which had enjoyed its best start to a year since 1987 through the end of trading on Friday, ended Tuesday down 1.4 percent, the market’s second-worst loss of the year.Stocks slumped from the outset, and the selling
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McKinsey & Company Is Again Accused of Misdeeds in Bankruptcy Case

[ad_1] McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm whose conduct in bankruptcy cases has already drawn the attention of two judges, was accused before a third on Tuesday of improperly receiving and concealing payments from a client on the verge of bankruptcy. This raised the prospect that the judge overseeing the case could order the return of tens of millions of dollars in fees earned by the consulting company.Signs that something
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Carmelo Anthony to Lakers could be BLOCKED because of LeBron James – big NBA claim | Other | Sport

[ad_1] That is what NBA pundit Leigh Ellis believes.Anthony has been on the sidelines since November, after being told by the Houston Rockets that he will not be needed.On Monday, he was traded by the Rockets to the Chicago Bulls, but is unlikely to ever play for them.It is widely expected that the Bulls will release him, meaning Anthony will be able to speak to and join other franchises.The Lakers
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Derrick Rose All-Star vote: Will Minnesota Timberwolves guard be an All-Star? | Other | Sport

[ad_1] A moment of magic from Derrick Rose at the weekend gave the Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns.Rose buried a 20-foot, tie-breaking jump shot with less than a second remaining to snatch the win.“It’s about damn time I made one of those,” Rose said.“It felt good. At the same time, it gave me more confidence.”Fan voting for the 2019 NBA All-Star game came to close on Monday,
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NBA news: Golden State Warriors are ‘too good’ after doing THIS – expert | Other | Sport

[ad_1] That is the view of NBA expert Tas Melas.The Warriors added DeMarcus Cousins before the season started, and the star made his debut last Friday night against the LA Clippers.His addition has allowed the Warriors to play in different ways, playing through the centre a lot more rather than being over-reliant on wings.Cousins has scored 22 points in his first two games wth the franchise, including an impressive 14