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With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's five-day tour of Poland and Germany with Prince George and Princess Charlotte coming to a close today, the world's press have spent the last week with their camera lenses pointed constantly in the direction of the young family. Having previously battled humidity while hiking in India and unpredictable weather in Canada, Kate has faced a number of tricky sartorial missions. Thankfully, the seemingly calm Western Europe summer has proven beneficial for the Duchess in the style stakes this week.
The pound has tumbled to an eight-month low against the euro, spelling higher costs for British holidaymakers getting ready for summer breaks. Sterling slipped close to €1.11 as the euro strengthened in reaction to remarks by European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi while the UK currency was again buffeted by fears over Brexit. It will weaken the spending power of British families preparing to flock to Spanish beaches and French campsites when school holidays begin later this week.
Premier League clubs have already parted with almost £1billion and we still have over five weeks of the transfer window left to run.
Earthquake rocks Greece and Turkey: Two dead on Kos as hundreds of tourists hurt amid tsunami
Floyd Mayweather is one of the most lucrative pay-per-view (PPV) attractions of all time and one of a very elite group of athletes to see their career earnings nose above the $1bn mark. A shrewd businessman and the greatest boxer of his generation — if not all time — Mayweather has been listed as the highest paid athlete in the world four times by the American business magazine Forbes. Mayweather is so rich that he even changed his boxing identity to reflect his staggering wealth.
The new Nokia 3310 has undergone a durability test, to find out how tough it is. As well as sporting a new look, the 2017 model is much thinner, and has a camera and a colour screen – all factors that prompted suggestions that the new 3310 wouldn’t be especially durable. The screen, which is made of plastic too, also picked up scratch marks easily, and its outer surface was disfigured after being exposed to a flame for around 20 seconds.
The British government could agree to free movement of people during a Brexit transition period, newspapers reported on Friday in what would be a major reversal of current plans.
Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan told employees that the German lender is preparing for a hard Brexit in which roles will "inevitably" move from London to Frankfurt. Cryan said in a video announcement on July 11 that the bank "will assume a reasonable worst outcome" from the UK's talks with the European Union, according to a Bloomberg News report. Deutsche Bank operates a branch in the UK, and while London is one of the firm's major investment banking hubs, Cryan said he will move "the vast majority" of the markets balance sheet to Frankfurt.
The free movement of EU nationals to the UK could continue for up to four years after Brexit, it emerged on Friday (21 July). Multiple reports have claimed that Theresa May's cabinet have accepted such a compromise with Brussels so that British businesses can avoid a so-called "cliff edge" after the split in 2019. The development comes after a series of briefings against Chancellor Philip Hammond, a Remain campaigner who supports a transitional deal.
Antonio Conte today insisted that the decision to let Chelsea striker Diego Costa leave the club was made back in January. Costa claimed that he only discovered he was no longer wanted at Stamford Bridge when Conte sent him a text last month. When asked to explain why Chelsea's leading scorer for the past three seasons is not in his thoughts, He said: "The only thing I can tell you is that in January the Costa situation was very clear for the club, for him and his agent (Jorge Mendes).
Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) has ruled out electronic tagging on its border and urged the UK to remain in the EU's Customs Union to minimise the impact of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement. Dan Mulhall, Ireland's ambassador to the UK, told Sky News "a hardening of that border is going to create so many problems that it cannot be contemplated". Mr Mulhall, who is taking up a new position as Ireland's chief diplomat to the US in August, said Britain should instead remain in the Customs Union and suggested the UK Government's position might shift as Brexit talks intensify.
By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - The weakening U.S. dollar fell to its lowest in more than a year against key world currencies on Friday as investors assessed comments from the European Central Bank and obstacles to U.S. President Donald Trump's domestic agenda, while a global gauge of stocks snapped a 10-session streak of gains. The euro built on sharp gains from a day earlier, rising to near two-year highs against the dollar and undermining European stocks, with Germany's DAX equity index falling 1.7 percent. ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday financing conditions remained broadly supportive, and that the euro's appreciation had "received some attention." However, he did not cite that as a problem nor did he directly try to talk the currency down.
Rarely seen personal effects of Diana, Princess of Wales are to go on public display this summer. The items, including her ballet shoes and an old school lunch box, document aspects of the late princess's life.
Ed Sheeran's promoter and two MPs have been turned away from the London offices of the ticket resale site Viagogo after demanding answers about their business practices. The protest was joined by customers who claim they have been ripped off by the company which can add a large fee to a ticket's face value, as well as VAT. Kerry West from Herne Bay in Kent tried to buy four tickets to one of Sheeran's Wembley dates in 2018.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is on a three-day visit to Japan and has met Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike.
British holidaymakers are facing travel disruption at the busiest time of the year after a powerful earthquake off the Greek islands and Turkey killed two people, the Government has warned. Two men, from Sweden and Turkey, died on the Greek island of Kos, while around 200 other people were injured in the quake which also caused cracks to walls and flooding in some buildings in the Turkish resort of Bodrum. Tourists had to flee their hotel rooms when the tremor, said to have been up to a magnitude of 6.7, struck at around 1.30am, and was followed by aftershocks throughout the night.
The judge leading the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster has been urged to resign after a heated meeting with residents who said "you're not one of us". In his first major meeting with residents, Sir Martin Moore-Bick was told that his background and the lack of diversity in his team meant that many residents do not have faith in the inquiry. Many of those who spoke asked Sir Martin to widen the scope of the inquiry to address "years of neglect" and "cultural gentrification" of the area.
An 18% surge in the amount of money spent by overseas tourists in the UK last month is being credited to the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote. Worldpay, the country's biggest payments processor, said it had tracked spending on cards of £643m by visitors in June and predicted a £2.4bn bonanza for retailers if the trend continued over the summer. The weak pound versus a basket of international currencies since the referendum means tourists get more value for their money when buying goods and services in the UK.
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41 in an apparent suicide. Bennington, who also performed with band Dead by Sunrise, was married and had six children. Bennington's bandmate Mike Shinoda posted on Twitter: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true.
Two Israeli police officers killed by Palestinian gunmen near Jerusalem holy site, police say
The political establishment privately despaired about its costs, whilst knowingly pretending that the project would improve Britain’s place in the world. It was accepted inside Whitehall that the scheme would be an economic disaster. After Harold Wilson came to power in 1964, the Anglo-French supersonic airliner only survived because the government was concerned that unilaterally cancelling the project would lead the French to sue them for more than it would cost to continue to develop the machine.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made his Instagram debut on Thursday, 20 July with a new video showing off the Blue Origin rocket factory currently being built in Florida. Located in Exploration Park near the Kennedy Space Center, the 750,000-square-foot facility will be used to manufacture Blue Origin's reusable, heavy-lift orbital rocket, New Glenn. In March, Bezos revealed the BE-4 engine that will power the super heavy vehicle in a tweet.