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19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

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Overconfident men brought us Brexit. It’s not too late for women to fix it | Sophie Walker

An apocryphal McKinsey stat that’s often quoted suggests that women don’t apply for a job unless they have all the skills required, while men apply with about 60% of the necessary experience. As parliament heads for recess, I’ve never been more struck by the impact of overconfident men trading …

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Paris’s first digital art museum: all lit up at Atelier des Lumières

It’s 11.30am on a sunny Tuesday and I’m in rue Saint-Maur, in Paris’s 11th arrondissement, queuing to collect pre-booked tickets for the noon showing at L’Atelier des Lumières – Paris’s first digital museum of fine art. It’s worth the wait.<p>The museum is in a former foundry and is operated by …

Art

Gary Lineker joins campaign for second Brexit vote and says blocking UK's exit is more important than football

Gary Lineker has joined the campaign for a second Brexit referendum as he said stopping the UK's departure from the bloc is more important to him …

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Japan’s first digital art museum makes visitors a part of the installation

Tokyo's MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM has opened its doors and invites visitors to immerse themselves in its psychedelic installations. Inside the …

Boris Johnson Has Ruined Britain

LONDON — LONDON — For the second time in three years, Boris Johnson, a politician whose ambition and superficial charm far outstrip his ability, judgment or principles, is destabilizing the British government and threatening the country’s future.<p>On Monday, Mr. Johnson, in protest against Prime …

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UK will be locked out of Europe's policing and security databases after Brexit, EU’s chief negotiator says

Britain will be locked out of EU policing and security databases after Brexit, the bloc’s chief negotiator has confirmed.<p>Michel Barnier said the UK …

Britain could access but not develop European GPS, Barnier says

VIENNA (Reuters) - Britain could access the European Union’s Galileo satellite navigation system after Brexit but will no longer be able to work on developing the project, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel …

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Brexit Failure Looks More Likely Every Day

Today, I will violate one of my favorite principles, and hereby make this prediction: No Brexit! In other words, the U.K. will not exit the European Union. By 2023, we will look back at the entire ridiculous affair as if it were a rediscovered lost episode of “Fawlty Towers.”<p>Soon after the …

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Britain braces for an exodus of E.U. doctors and nurses feeling hurt by Brexit

BETTYHILL, Scotland — From his wind-scoured bungalow, Andreas Herfurt overlooks the village cemetery, an end place in his line of work. For almost 20 years, the German has served as the town doctor here in the woolly wilds on the north coast of Scotland.<p>“Those are not just my former patients,” …

The Observer view on Theresa May’s Brexit speech | Editorial

It’s shaping up to be a dreadful deal for Britain<p>Be in no doubt. Theresa May’s watershed Brexit speech on Friday was a sobering defeat for the UK. It was a defeat for the Leavers’ vision of a sovereign country freed from the constraints imposed by European politicians, laws and regulations. It was …

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Don’t cry for Theresa May. This Brexit crisis is her fault | Jonathan Freedland

Yes, her situation is impossible, but her repeated miscalculations made it inevitable<p>When I was a young child I had a tantrum at a motorway cafe. My parents ordered for everyone, selecting baked beans on toast for me. I stamped my foot and demanded I choose for myself. I then proceeded to read the …

Tony Blair: Theresa May has no hope of achieving Brexit aims

Ex-PM says government risks sacrificing peace in Northern Ireland ‘on the altar of Brexit’<p>Tony Blair has said the EU is duty bound to block Theresa May’s negotiating goals as he made an impassioned call for new leadership to rescue the UK and Europe from economic disaster and the needless sacrifice …

The EU is set to force Theresa May to give MPs a 'meaningful vote' on a 'detailed' Brexit deal

LONDON — European negotiators will insist that Britain must agree "detailed" terms on Britain's future relationship with the EU, in plans that would scupper any attempt by Theresa May to avoid parliamentary defeat by only offering MPs a vote on a vague "declaration of intent" deal.<p>The prime …

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Brexit border chaos will cause huge delays and cost £1bn a year, says report

Analysis from economic consultancy Oxera says cost to UK of new customs checks and ensuing delays could amount to more than £1bn a year<p>Britain will be hit by huge border delays, require vast lorry parks in the south-east, and suffer more than £1bn a year in economic damage, according to a stark …

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Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

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Brexit impact studies leak reveals which regions will be hit hardest

Theresa May's Brexit "war cabinet" will meet again on Thursday against a backdrop of official forecasts showing the regions and sectors of the economy which face being hardest-hit by withdrawing from the European Union.<p>Impact studies released to MPs by the Government reveal the North East of …

Britain’s imperial fantasies have given us Brexit | Gary Younge

As Theresa May is discovering, the UK’s overblown sense of its place in the world has led to overplaying our hand with the EU<p>In his recent book Behind Diplomatic Lines, Patrick Wright, a former head of the UK diplomatic service, provides an illuminating account of Margaret Thatcher’s worldview. The …

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Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

Second Brexit referendum has 16-point lead as half of Britons back new vote, opinion poll shows

Half of Britons want a public vote on the UK’s final Brexit deal with the EU once the Government’s negotiations are over, a new poll suggests.<p>Of the …

Ireland Suddenly Has 1,000 More Lawyers

Lawyers are having their own Brexit.<p>More than a thousand U.K. lawyers have registered in Ireland since 2016 to make sure they can represent clients …

Brexit lacks credibility – but Remainers lack leadership | William Keegan

Past generations of British politicians proved equal to the crises that faced them. This time, there is a strong whiff of panic in the corridors of power<p>To say that the lunatics have taken over the asylum would doubtless be termed politically incorrect. But the uncomfortable truth is that a bunch …

We shouldn’t even be contemplating leaving the single market | Martin Donnelly

Whitehall trade expert Martin Donnelly writes an open letter to parliamentarians<p>We are now just 16 months from Brexit – the biggest shock to the UK economy in living memory. And over the weeks ahead parliament will have to decide what the UK’s negotiating goals for a future economic relationship …

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Frankfurt favourite to win secret EU ballot on post-Brexit relocation of European Banking Authority

The German financial capital, Frankfurt, has emerged as the favourite to win a bid to host the relocated European Banking Authority (EBA) after …

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is still well over a year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the …

Europe

50 London banks in talks for post-Brexit move

Dozens of banks are in advanced talks with the European Central Bank about moving operations to the European mainland. As Brexit nears, many …

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Britain’s economic success is not reliant on EU membership

How far has EU membership benefited the UK economy since 1973? A pro-EU colleague emailed me last week: “we’re the fifth largest economy in the …

Brexit: One in five EU doctors make plans to leave NHS because of withdrawal

One in five EU doctors in the NHS has made plans to leave the UK as a result of the Brexit vote last summer, a poll by the British Medical …

Leader: The Brexit betrayal

Leave leaders have entirely failed to keep the promises they made to their voters.<p>After the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, Brexiteers spoke …