Bitcoin Bank Comes Closer As Coinbase UK Adds Sterling

Bitcoin Bank Comes Closer As Coinbase UK Adds Sterling

The Coinbase headquarters in San Francisco, May 2018. (Photo by Christie Hemm Klok for The Washington Post via Getty Images) The prospect of a fully fledged U.K. bitcoin bank took a step closer to reality yesterday with the launch of pound sterling support for San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase. The move, designed to make it easier for Coinbase […]

UK betting firms face complaints deadline and ads crackdown

UK betting firms face complaints deadline and ads crackdown

Betting firms face a crackdown on breaches of advertising rules and consumer law in a drive to ensure fairer treatment for gamblers. From October the Gambling Commission will have powers to impose unlimited fines for promotional campaigns that appeal to children or glamorise gambling. The watchdog will also introduce an eight-week deadline for operators to […]

Palestinians in UK assert right to publicly raise issues of injustice

Palestinians in UK assert right to publicly raise issues of injustice

A group of British Palestinian organisations, academics and authors, have asserted a right to publicly discuss issues relating to “settler colonialism, apartheid, racism and discrimination” amid the row over how the Labour party defines antisemitism. In a letter to the Guardian, the British Palestinians have said it was their right, and the right of those […]

'Brexit created doubt': Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms

'Brexit created doubt': Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms

“This is the hardest year,” says Alexandru Barbacaru, director of Est-Vest Services, a Romanian employment agency for temporary workers for the UK. Sitting in his office in central Bucharest, his desk cluttered with filled-in application forms and tax documents for past and present workers, Barbacaru explains the mounting difficulties for companies such as his, which […]

UK couple jailed after trying to force daughter to marry

UK couple jailed after trying to force daughter to marry

A couple who tricked their teenage daughter into travelling to Bangladesh in an attempt to force her to marry her first cousin have been jailed. The husband and wife, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found guilty in May of using violence, threats or coercion to force their daughter into marriage. On Monday […]

UK's new foreign minister in China for first overseas visit

UK's new foreign minister in China for first overseas visit

LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will meet his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Monday to discuss cooperation between the two countries on his first major overseas trip since he replaced Boris Johnson earlier this month. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gives a press conference at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland […]

UK 'fake news' report calls for tougher rules, fines for social media companies

UK 'fake news' report calls for tougher rules, fines for social media companies

A British parliamentary committee says the UK government should hold technology companies responsible and liable for “harmful and illegal content on their platforms,” and that misinformation and “fake news” is threatening democracy. The UK Parliament’s Digital, Media, Sports and Culture committee made the recommendations in a report about fake news and its effect on Brexit […]

CNET UK podcast 541: What to expect from the Note 9 and ghost-hunting tech

CNET UK podcast 541: What to expect from the Note 9 and ghost-hunting tech

Deck the Hoyles! Andrew Hoyle/CNET On the UK’s best tech podcast this week, Andy sifts through the rumour mill to find out what we might have in store in Samsung’s upcoming Note 9.  Rich takes us through the best and worst of this year’s Comic-Con, including the gaping hole left by Marvel and HBO. Finally, […]

Waterfront Homes in UK Carry 80% Premium

Waterfront Homes in UK Carry 80% Premium

Prime waterfront properties across Great Britain command an 80% price premium over comparable inland homes, according to Knight Frank’s prime waterfront index released Thursday. Price premiums vary across the nation, but buyers of prime waterfront homes in the South West of England—home to some of Great Britain’s most popular coastal towns—can expect to pay the […]

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