Saturday, February 24, 2018

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American hits historic triple axel

But in landing one of the most challenging jumps in figure skating, she accomplished a feat that made her the first female American figure skater to nail the triple axel at the Olympics....

Should I use Spotify for streaming or sign up to another service?

My brother’s a keen fan of their ad-free service – but what Amazon, Apple and Deezer? Rita Ora performs at the Absolut Open Mic x Spotify Grammy Weekend party performances in January. Photograph: Silverhub/Rex/Shutterstock Every week...

The good news is … people like to read good news | Mark Rice-Oxley

People are tired of bad news, but report on something going right and they tend to take notice Illustration: Blok Magnaye A strange thing happens when you write about something going right. People take notice....

Lloyds becomes first FTSE 100 firm to set ethnic diversity target

Bank aims to have 8% of senior management from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background by 2020 People walk past a branch of Lloyds Bank on Oxford Street in London. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters Lloyds Banking...

Palestinian school threatened by Trump cuts

For decades, Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have been inculcated with the idea that their education is key. In a country where they are at best second-class citizens, learning is their best bet to...

Marmite maker Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google

One of world’s biggest advertisers says it will avoid platforms that ‘create division’ Unilever brands include Marmite and Pot Noodle. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA The consumer goods multinational Unilever is threatening to withdraw its advertising from online...

Barclays Bank faces fresh SFO charges over £2.2bn Qatar loan

Charges relating to emergency fundraising in 2008 follow case against parent company last year The SFO has charged Barclays Bank in regard to a loan provided to Qatar in 2008. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA The Serious Fraud...

Why did easyJet cancel our booking … but fail to tell us?

If we had turned up we would have been denied boarding – I’d like to know if I can make a claim EasyJet cancelled booking with no notification. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA In December I booked an...

China sees an opening as Trump loses support in Latin America

President Trump is losing the confidence of Latin America. And China is stepping up its game....

George Soros 'proud' of donating £400,000 to anti-Brexit campaign

Billionaire says his affection for UK prompted decision, and leaving EU would leave it weaker George Soros has come under attack since the detail of his donations was revealed. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters The Hungarian-American billionaire George...

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Nadal chases 7th title of year, advances to Shanghai final

SHANGHAI (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal will play for his seventh title of the year at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. Nadal...