INTERNATIONAL

Hopes grow UK will land production of electric Mini 

Minis are also built by a contract manufacturer at plant in Born, in the Netherlands, which already produces a plug-in hybrid version on the car, and there are fears that this site – or a new one in Regensburg,  Germany – could secure Mini E production. An electric Mini is expected to be a huge seller and there have been concerns ...

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USA Takes Early Lead in Medal Table

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS *NOTE: Open water swimming, which has already been completed, was factored into this medal table.* The USA broke ahead in the medal table on night 1 of pool swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships. Katie Ledecky gave the Americans their first gold when she won the 400 free in Championship Record time, putting ...

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World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines used. The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will bring power to 20,000 homes. Manufacturer Statoil says output ...

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The Trump administration should not give up on removing Assad in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on March 11. (SANA/Associated Press) By Michael G. Vickers By Michael G. Vickers July 23 at 3:07 PM Michael G. Vickers served as assistant secretary of defense for special operations, low-intensity conflict and interdependent capabilities and undersecretary of defense for intelligence during the Bush and Obama administrations. Based on recent statements by several senior ...

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UK shops to fall quiet to help people with autism

Shops across the UK will fall quiet later this year as part of a project to raise awareness of autism. The “Autism Hour” event has been organised by the National Autistic Society to help draw attention to the difficulties that people with autism can face in noisy environments.  In the first week of October, businesses will turn down music, reduce ...

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Brazilian mining giant Vale woos UK investors

Brazilian mining giant Vale is hoping a sweeping overhaul of its corporate governance will tempt more UK-based funds to buy into its stock. The company, which is the world’s largest miner by tonnes produced, is wooing investors with a plan to rationalise all its stock into one class, a move it says will end the dominance of its majority shareholder, ...

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