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European Union citizens will be given a formal 28-day notice if they fail to apply for settled status in Britain in what the government bills as its pragmatic approach to a post-Brexit immigration system that some users say is difficult to navigate. Since completing its exit from the EU late last year, Britain is bringing in a new immigration system, ending the priority for citizens from the bloc over people from elsewhere to meet pledged made during the 2016 Brexit referendum. Around 5.6 million EU citizens have applied for residency rights in Britain before the June 30 deadline, but officials are concerned that without firm figures for how many nationals from the bloc live in the country, some may fail to apply.
Merrell is also donating 25% of sales to Vibe Tribe Adventures, an organization that encourages Black women, men and urban youth to explore the great outdoors.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday described the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline as a Russian geopolitical project that undermines the security of Ukraine, adding the United States wants to ensure Russia does not use energy as a coercive tool against any European state. Speaking at a joint press conference in Berlin after meeting German counterpart Heiko Maas, Blinken said Washington was determined to see if it can make something positive out of a difficult situation and strengthen Europe's energy security. "Our goal remains to ensure that Russia cannot use energy as a coercive tool as a weapon against Ukraine, or anyone else in Europe," Blinken said.
Only 10% of institutional investment firms surveyed by JPMorgan trade cryptocurrencies, with nearly half labelling the emerging asset class as "rat poison" or predicting it would be a temporary fad. Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency, fell to a five-month low on Tuesday, extending losses from China's deepening crackdown on mining and trading cryptocurrencies. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said it would like to see more regulation around trading in the space.
Israeli cloud security startup Mitiga has raised $25 million in a Series A round of funding as it moves to “completely change” the traditional incident response market. Mitiga, unlike other companies in the cybersecurity space, isn’t looking to prevent cyberattacks, which the startup claims are inevitable no matter how much protection is in place. Rather, it's looking to help organizations manage their incident response, particularly as they transition to hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
Sun protection is non-negotiable, so we’ve found a formula for every skin type
The Bank for International Settlements has given its full backing to the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), saying they are needed to modernise finance and ensure 'Big Tech' does not take control of money. Dubbed the central bank to the world's central banks, the BIS, which is coordinating many of their discussions on digital currencies, set out recommendations on Wednesday on how a CBDC such as a digital dollar, euro, yen or yuan should look.
Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are set to meet on Wednesday to assess the possibility of a link between rare cases of heart inflammation and the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and partner BioNTech and from Moderna. The CDC has been investigating cases of heart inflammation mainly in young men for several months. The Israeli health ministry earlier this month said it saw a possible link between such cases and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
On a recent spring morning, coal mine operator Dale Murray stood atop a stretch of land in western Virginia that had been dozed flat by mountaintop strip mining, and he enjoyed the panoramic view it afforded of the surrounding Appalachian hills. Murray’s company CM Mining bought the thousands of acres of former mining land from Alpha Natural Resources in 2017, picking up a parcel that Murray told Reuters many in the region believed “you can't do anything with." New solar and wind power installations are sprouting up and giving new purpose to idle degraded spaces across the country, from shuttered Appalachian coal mines to former phosphate projects in Florida and landfills in New England.
Trade power tensions, regulatory hurdles and attempts by the West to counter Chinese competition are delaying a return of the 737 MAX in China, frustrating Boeing Co as a potential rival demonstrates its growing influence. Six months after the West lifted an almost two-year flight ban on the MAX, there is no clear end in sight for the crisis surrounding Boeing's fastest-selling jet in China - the first nation to ground it in 2019 after two deadly crashes in five months. The company had hoped for China to approve the MAX to return to the sky by the end of last year; in January 2021, Boeing said it expected the MAX to be approved by regulators everywhere by the end of June.
Apple Daily says the print form will ‘come to an end’ due to ‘current circumstances’ in Hong Kong
French police are investigating claims that tens of millions of euros worth of crypto assets vanished from the books of an association representing hundreds of investors, a judicial source said.
Yesterday was Windrush day, the 73th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Caribbean men and women recruited by the Government to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War. Those first Windrush immigrants faced a cold climate in every sense and extreme hostility. Sadly for many, the word Windrush is now synonymous with a scandal which involved the deportation of some of these pioneers and the gruelling existence of institutional racism.
There’s change afoot in St Ives. Old school fish and chippies have been joined by gastronomic destinations offering the best of Cornwall’s bounty. Molly Codyre rounds up the highlights
You’ll be a happy camper this year with one of these in your kit
Futures tracking the Nasdaq 100 index hit a record high on Wednesday with investors razor focused on business activity data after Federal Reserve officials sought to calm fears of a sharp tapering of monetary stimulus. In a hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives panel, Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterated the central bank will not raise interest rates too quickly on inflation fears alone and will encourage a "broad and inclusive" recovery of the job market.
Airline says the man shouted at staff and created obstacles for other passengers
Actor revealed she and Jada Pinkett Smith both nearly played Trinity instead of Carrie-Anne Moss
Tong Ying-kit was arrested last July and has been denied a trial by jury, a departure from Hong Kong’s common law traditions
Boris Johnson is facing Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer at PMQs as speculation grows that Britons who have had both Covid vaccines could enjoy quarantine-free holidays from as early as July 19. Under plans being discussed by senior ministers formal advice against trips to amber list countries would be dropped – opening up summer breaks in Spain, France, Italy, Greece and the United States, according to the Daily Mail. It comes as reports say all Covid restrictions–including masks and social distancing–will end on July 19.