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Brexit blow for UK’s hopes of helping set AI rules in Europe

The UK’s hopes of retaining an influential role for its data protection agency in shaping European Union regulations post-Brexit — including helping to set any new Europe-wide rules around artificial intelligence — look well and truly dashed.<p>In a speech at the weekend in front of the International …

Great Britain

Carphone Warehouse to shut 92 stores amid profits warning

Retailer vows to take action to tackle changing consumer habits in mobile phone market<p>Nearly 100 Carphone Warehouse stores are to close this year as the retailer’s new boss, Alex Baldock, issued a profits warning and pledged to take action to adapt to a changing mobile phone market.<p>Dixons Carphone …

Mobile

RBS to stop financing new coal plants, oil sands or arctic oil projects

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) said on Tuesday it had tightened restrictions on project finance and general lending for high-carbon energy projects and companies, joining other banks like HSBC (HSBA.L) in shoring up its climate policies.<p>RBS said it would no longer …

North Korean 'spymaster' Kim Yong-chol meets Mike Pompeo in New York ahead of planned Trump summit

Kim Jong-un's envoy had dinner with Mike Pompeo in New York on Wednesday night to try to reinstate plans to hold a summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader.<p>Kim Yong-chol, a 73-year-old general described as the ultimate regime insider, is the highest North Korean official to visit the …

Footage Of Philando Castile's Girlfriend's Daughter Is HEARTBREAKING (VIDEO)

Philando Castile

John Woodcock calls on MPs to rally against Jeremy Corbyn as he warns Labour 'cannot go on like this'

A Labour MP has called on his colleagues to rally against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, warning that the Party "cannot go on like this”.<p>John Woodcock, the Barrow and Furness MP, has attacked the Labour leader and accused him of allowing the Government “to wreak havoc on the country without properly …

Pictures of the Week 3.10.16

Skiing

Scientists Say Some Birds Are Just as Smart as Apes

It’s time to put the “birdbrain” fallacy to rest. Researchers say birds are just as smart as apes and other mammals, according to findings published …

Greenland's Ice Sheet Is Filthy, And That's A Problem

Yet another sign that climate change is a major threat to our planet.<p>Scientists have long known that Greenland's surface is neither green nor snowy white like you'll find on a world map. Rather, many of the country's massive ice fields have morphed into an ugly grey-black you'd find on the side of …

Greenland

Failure to stop Paris attacks reveals fatal flaws at heart of European security

By Griff Witte and<p>Griff Witte<p>Europe-focused correspondent with extensive experience in the Middle East and South Asia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Loveday Morris<p>Loveday Morris<p>Jerusalem bureau chief covering the Middle East<p>Email Bio Follow<p>PARIS — To carry out the attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris this …

Terrorism

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

What to Know About the Paris Climate Change Conference

More than 100 heads of government and 40,000 other attendees are meeting on Nov. 30 for the launch of the two-week United Nations conference on …

Boy arrested over TalkTalk hacking sues newspapers for privacy breach

Lawyers take action taken against Sun, Daily Mail and Telegraph over claims they identified minor accused of breaking into mobile provider’s network<p>A teenage boy arrested over the TalkTalk hacking breach is suing three national newspapers over an alleged breach of his privacy.<p>Lawyers for the …

Vast Amazon wildfire destroys forest in Brazil and threatens uncontacted tribe

The blaze, which has burned for two months on indigenous land and spread across 100km at its peak, is suspected to have been started by illegal loggers<p>Brazilian rangers, firefighters and indigenous communities are battling against a wildfire that has blazed for two months and devastated some of the …

Going to war alone ‘unthinkable,’ says British general amid military cuts

Britain going to war without the help of its international allies is “almost unthinkable,” Major General Patrick Sanders, commander of the 30,000-strong British Army Iron Division, has said.<p>Sanders said the UK should “<i>always expect to be part of a wider force,</i>” such as NATO, when involved in …

Moscow summons UK attache over claims RAF licensed to down Russian jets

Defence attache called to Moscow to clarify ‘inaccurate’ newspaper reports concerning RAF rules of engagement in Iraq<p>Russia’s defence ministry has summoned the British defence attache over reports in Sunday newspapers claiming that RAF pilots were given licence to shoot down Russian jets in Iraq if …

Could taking painkillers reduce our ability to feel empathy?

The human brain processes the experience of empathy–the ability to understand another person’s pain–in a similar way to the experience of physical pain. This was the finding of a paper that specifically investigated the kind of empathy people feel when they see others in pain–but it could apply to …

Working age people lonelier than the elderly

Surrounded by people every day but working age people less contented with social life and more likely to feel lonely than the bulk of the retired<p>It is a time of life characterised by hectic juggling of work and family commitments, surrounded by colleagues and busy crowds.<p>But an official study of …

Four Britons fighting in Syria placed on U.N. sanctions list

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nations has imposed sanctions on four British citizens who are fighting with Islamic State militants in Syria, following a request from the British government.<p>The UN’s updated sanctions list named the two men and two women as Omar Hussain, Nasser Muthana, Aqsa Mahmood …

Kent struggles with refugee children who arrive alone – ‘we’ve used up every foster carer we have’

In Kent, we talk to young refugees about the problems they face in the UK after fleeing traumatic lives, and to the charities trying to support them

Eco-conscious car buyers aren't ready to forgive Volkswagen

"Clean Diesel." That's the line Volkswagen used to market its diesel cars in the U.S. VW promised to let owners have their cake and eat it too, …

Fuel Efficiency

‘Scrap House of Lords discount dinners’ petition gains 130k signatures

As the government considers scrapping free school meals for infants, 130,000 people have signed a petition calling for the House of Lords gravy train of subsidized food to be taken away.<p>Alex Satchwell, from Sheffield, said he started the petition on Change.org because he found it unfair that …

'Just a little prick': Cameron takes sideswipe at Ashcroft

PM gives first signal of what he really thinks about claims made by former ally in unauthorised biography<p>In the face of two days of lurid allegations about David Cameron’s days at Oxford University, Downing Street has maintained an official vow of silence.<p>No 10’s strategy has been not to “dignify” …

Westminster paedophile ring inquiry on verge of collapse, claims Harvey Proctor

Former Tory MP, who has been questioned twice over allegations, believes Met has failed to establish any substantial evidence<p>A former Conservative MP who has been questioned by detectives over his alleged involvement in a Westminster paedophile ring has claimed that Scotland Yard was preparing an …

Aid charity founder 'masterminded scam to secure contracts for son'

The founder of a successful and respected aid charity hailed for saving many hundreds of lives in disaster zones across the globe was the mastermind of a five-year scam to secure lucrative contracts for his son, a court has heard.<p>Thomas Henderson allegedly carried out the fraud while he was chief …

Stunning images reveal SpaceX's revolutionary approach to landing on Mars

And as mind-blowing as these innovative ideas are, the video animations and illustrations that bring Space X's goals to life are equally impressive.<p>But these animations and illustrations aren't just fiction and propaganda: They are a way for SpaceX to envision the future and make it a reality.<p>For …

Iran-UK relations: 12 moments in a troubled history

Photograph: Mohammad Sayyad/AP<p>A cartoon of Salman Rushdie in the Iranian newspaper Abrar asks readers to cut the head off the British writer on the 10th anniversary of the fatwa.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/1000d29e8bd8a2a6e4b016ac95caec3407e35f7a/0_125_1900_1139/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Ebrahim …