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UK defence secretary threatens military strikes against hackers – BBC News

Image copyright PA The UK could carry out military strikes in response to cyber attacks, the UK defence secretary has said. Sir Michael Fallon told the Chatham House think tank the UK had the ability to respond to hackers “from any domain – air, land, sea or cyber”. Sir Michael also emphasised the UK’s ability […]

UK Orders Inquiry Into Cladding After Grenfell Tower Fire – New York Times

Whirlpool, which in 2014 acquired the manufacturer of the refrigerator that started the fire, has urged owners of the fridge model to check their units. Photo Isaac Paulous Credit Metropolitan Police The human toll of the fire, which killed at least 79 people, continued to be felt on Tuesday, as the authorities identified a 5-year-old […]

I’m an EU citizen in the UK. Theresa May’s offer leaves us in limbo – The Guardian

As a German, the idea of an ID card is nothing new to me. Nor is it, in itself, something I oppose: I have held a German ID card all my adult life and it’s a very handy thing to have, thank you very much. But as a German I am only too aware that […]

How the UK’s tower block crisis has spread in one graphic – CNN

By Eliza Mackintosh, CNN Updated 11:53 AM ET, Tue June 27, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. London (CNN)Fears over fire safety have spread across the UK since a deadly blaze engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London earlier this month. Graphic by CNN’s Henrik […]

UK banks ordered to hold more capital as consumer debt surges – The Guardian

The Bank of England is to force banks to hold more capital in the face of rapid growth in lending on credit cards, car finance and personal loans. The intervention by Threadneedle Street, which could amount to banks needing £11.4bn of extra capital in the next 18 months, is one of a number of measures […]

Nicola Sturgeon puts Scottish independence bill on hold – BBC News

Media captionMs Sturgeon said legislation for a second referendum would not now be introduced until at least the autumn of next year Nicola Sturgeon has put her independence referendum plans temporarily on hold after announcing a “reset” of her proposed timetable. The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the […]

Plastic debris inundates remote UK coasts endangering wildlife – The Guardian

Plastic bottles and packaging are overrunning some of the UK’s most beautiful beaches and remote coastline, endangering wildlife from basking sharks to puffins. A Greenpeace research ship has spent the past two months touring the Scottish coast and islands assessing the impact of plastic waste. Marine scientists on the Greenpeace ship Beluga II will undertake […]

UK reveals details of post-Brexit offer to EU citizens – CNN

By James Masters and Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN Updated 3:14 PM ET, Mon June 26, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. London (CNN)British Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed details of her proposals for the rights of EU citizens hoping to remain in Britain after […]

In UK, All 75 Buildings Tested So Far for Fire Safety Have Failed – New York Times

One of the residents, Roger Evans, 51, who works in film production, has lived for three years at Taplow, one of the towers in the Chalcots Estate. He said on Monday that security staff members at the building had tried to block him from entering his apartment, that the council was threatening legal action if […]

Amazon UK opens preorders for SNES Classic – The Verge

Nintendo’s SNES Classic mini console, which comes with a more vibrant system and controller color scheme in Europe, is now up for preorder on Amazon’s UK storefront. The page, which says the product is sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L. (the company’s official European trading name), appears to have gone live sometime in the last hour. […]

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