Herman Santiago

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President Lenin Moreno takes office in Ecuador

<b>Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno has taken office, pledging to continue the left-wing policies of his predecessor Rafael Correa.</b><p>In his inaugural speech, he promised more subsidies for the poor and a major social house-building programme which would create millions of jobs.<p>But he also said he …

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Nabas International Lawyers' page

Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information when you're chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email …

US judges say you can Google Google, but you can't google Google

Google has won the rights to keep its name a proper trademark after a US court found its search engine is not quite ubiquitous enough to be …

Nestle fails to trademark four-fingered KitKat shape

<b>Court of Appeal judges in London have stuck two fingers up to Nestle's attempts to trademark the shape of its famous four-fingered KitKat bar.</b><p>The ruling is the latest twist in a decade-long UK chocolate wars saga between Nestle and Cadbury.<p>The Dairy Milk maker failed in its own attempt to trademark …

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How Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food, But Might Find It Again

Most of the news from Puerto Rico lately has been terrible. The island's government just declared that it cannot repay its bondholders and will carry out drastic cuts in education and social services. On Wednesday, thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico voted to continue a protest …

Residents react to revised Canada Water Masterplan

British Land’s revised Canada Water Masterplan confirms that the new leisure centre set to replace Seven Islands will have a shorter pool than the …

Swimming Pools

Tube strike: London Bridge Tube services unaffected

<b>A 24-hour strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at London Bridge station appears to have gone largely unnoticed.</b><p>Transport for London (TfL) have reported no disruption to services with trains stopping at the station.<p>Tube workers at London Bridge walked out on Sunday at …

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Team London Bridge and the London Bridge Business Improvement District

Appeal to find missing Bermondsey teenager

Anieska Brown is 18 and was last seen at around 11pm on Saturday night, near her home in the Longfield Estate.<p>Anieska is described as black; around …

Speeding drivers face higher fines in England and Wales

Drivers caught at speeds excessively above legal limits face higher penalties in England and Wales amid warnings that police officers may not have the resources to enforce the tougher punishments.<p>Under new guidelines for magistrates, fines for motorists caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph …

Team London Bridge and the London Bridge Business Improvement District

RMT announces fresh Tube strike on Central line

<b>Tube drivers on the Central line are to stage a 15-hour strike over the "displacement" of staff.</b><p>Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) will walk out at 21:00 on 21 February.<p>Drivers on the Central and Waterloo & City lines went on strike in January in the same dispute.<p>The …

You can now travel around South London on a gin bus

Move over gin hotel, because there's a new way to enjoy one of the nation's favourite tipples.<p>Following its success in other UK cities, The Gin …

Union calls off Tube strike threat after new deal - London Business News

Take a look…<p>Union officials have called off strike threats to the London Underground after coming to an agreement on a new deal with Transport for …

Boris Johnson

Dubai announces passenger drone plans

<b>A drone that can carry people will begin "regular operations" in Dubai from July, the head of the city's Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit.</b><p>The Chinese model eHang 184 has already had test flights, said Matt al-Tayer.<p>The drone can carry one passenger …

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Brazil sees opportunities if Trump pursues protectionism - minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil has an opportunity to strengthen ties with Pacific and European nations that could be targeted if U.S. President Donald Trump pursues protectionist policies, the Brazilian trade minister said on Thursday.<p>Brazilian Trade Minister Marcos Pereira attends an interview with …

Deep Learning AI for NASA Powers Earth Robots

Neurala wants to build powerful AI systems that run on smartphone chips to power robots, drones, and self-driving cars Image: NeuralaNeurala's AI …

Brazil Air Force to privatize air traffic control telecom system

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian Air Force is planning to privatize the running of its telecom network used for defense, surveillance and air traffic control, an Air Force spokeswoman said on Tuesday.<p>The planned public-private partnership is aimed at reducing the cost to the Air Force of …

Puerto Rico turns to tech and entrepreneurialism to revitalize the economy

The commonwealth of Puerto Rico is steeped in more than $70 billion of debt that has been accruing for the better part of a decade. The local government’s irresponsible issuance of bonds and the decision by the U.S. Congress to cut corporate tax breaks have contributed to the current fiscal crisis …

Thousands of AirBnB and eBay users hit by tax raid: Families who make extra income online are targeted by HMRC crackdown

Hundreds of thousands of families who earn extra cash online face shock tax bills and fines unless they declare the income by the end of the …

Finance

Nearly 3m UK couples missing out on free tax break

HMRC campaign bids to reverse low take-up on George Osborne tax break worth up to £220 a year<p>More than 2.9 m couples across the UK are missing out on a free tax break worth up to £220 a year, according to HM Revenue and Customs which has launched a campaign to get more people to apply for its …

Campaigners launch legal challenge to 'snoopers' charter'

<b>A human rights group is launching a crowd-funded legal challenge to the UK government's so-called "snoopers' charter".</b><p>Campaign group Liberty says the powers, which are used by intelligence agencies to collect large volumes of data from electronic devices, amount to an "assault on our freedom".<p>The …

Surveillance

Uber drivers are employees ‘eligible for company social security contributions,’ Swiss agency says

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Uber drivers are employees for which the company must pay social security contributions, a Swiss insurance agency has ruled, dealing a blow to the U.S. ride-hailing platform that says drivers are freelance contractors.<p>The California-based startup whose cab service has expanded worldwide …

Puerto Rico just filed a bill for statehood by 2025

Puerto Rico's representative in Congress on Wednesday filed a bill that would turn the Caribbean territory into a full-fledged American state by 2025.<p>…

Tax break for UK’s self-employed rises in cost by nearly £2bn | Financial Times

The cost of a tax break for the self-employed is set to to rise by nearly £2bn this year, underlining the impact of changing working practices on …

Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR & Tram status updates

From Tuesday 29 May, to help reduce congestion and queues to exit Bank station, during the morning peak, Mondays - Fridays 07:30 - 10:00, all …

Trains

A king’s country escape… in the middle of Rotherhithe: Manor House of Edward III

The foundations of King Edward III’s manor house still stands today in Rotherhithe, over 600 years later<p>There are many royal London residences past …

EU data retention ruling goes against UK government

<b>The UK government says it is "disappointed" after the European Court of Justice said the "indiscriminate" collection of data was against EU law.</b><p>EU judges said communications data could only be retained if it was used to fight serious crime.<p>Its verdict came after a legal challenge to the UK …

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