Black Friday, the day after a quiet Thanksgiving Thursday, traditionally has been thought of as the start of the holiday sales season, but the rise of e-commerce in the last few years has changed all that, and the action is already kicking off today. Early numbers from Adobe and IBM, two of the companies that track traffic to a vast swathe of e-commerce properties, show that numbers are up… Read More [...]
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An abnormal sound detected in the South Atlantic ocean hours after an Argentinian navy submarine sent its last signal last week was ‘consistent with an explosion', a navy spokesman said on Thursday‘Explosion' detected near site of missing Argentinian submarine, navy confirmsContinue reading... [...]
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Company witnesses pull out of case involving five activists accused of blocking access to UAV Engines in StaffordshireCriminal charges have been dropped against a group of protesters over a demonstration that blocked access to a factory making engines for Israeli military drones after witnesses from the companies involved pulled out of the case. The five protesters were charged with “use [of] violence to compel activity or abstention from lawful activity” after blocking the entrances to [...]
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No 10 responds to Spanish claim that UK territory might be excluded from transitional arrangements unless there is deal over future statusAny Brexit deal “must work for Gibraltar”, Downing Street has said after Spanish government sources said the UK territory might be excluded from any transitional arrangement unless there is agreement over its future status.The issue of Spain's longstanding claim over Gibraltar has threatened to become an obstruction to a Brexit agreement after the EU [...]
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Grace Mugabe was returning home when she spotted soldiers in the streets. Within hours the army had taken powerAs dusk turned to dark in Zimbabwe last Tuesday, a convoy of three vehicles drove fast towards Harare, the capital, entering the city from the north. Related: Grace Mugabe: the rags to riches rise and fall of 'Gucci Grace' Continue reading... [...]
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Discussing the air force when speaking to a different service, president again praises F-35, which is not invisible and has faced a costly development processDonald Trump returned to a favourite subject on Thursday, telling a US coast guard audience the air force was ordering a new plane that was “almost like an invisible fighter”.The plane in question, the F-35, is not invisible, though it is unusually small and designed to be less visible to radar [...]
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The Zimbabwean people's struggle for freedom is more likely to succeed if international engagement with the country is principled and coherent, writes Sunit Bagree. Plus Louise Mellor says we should pay attention to what Emmerson Mnangagwa said in ShonaEmmerson Mnangagwa talks of “a new era” and says that rebuilding Zimbabwe “is not a job for Zanu-PF alone but for all the people” (Mugabe finally relinquishes power, 22 November). Yet the track record of the man [...]
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Head of Electoral Commission says continued secrecy undermines trust and confidence in Northern Irish democracyThe publication of Northern Irish political donors' identities has been postponed to the new year because of a delay by the government to put necessary legislation before parliament. The Electoral Commission had planned to publish information on donors who had given money to parties registered in Northern Ireland for the first time on Thursday, but was unable to after the government [...]
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