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Norway to reassess power cable to the UK over Brexit.

The Norwegian government has ordered a re-evaluation of a major project to transfer electricity to the United Kingdom amid growing uncertainties about Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Norway’s oil and energy ministry said in a statement on Thursday that there was a need for the privately-owned NorthConnect to reassess …

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Rape case against Julian Assange reopened by Sweden.

Swedish prosecutors will re-open a 2010 rape case against Julian Assange, the country’s deputy director of prosecutions has announced. Eva-Marie Persson said at a press conference the inquiry, which was shelved in 2017 because Assange refused to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, would be restarted. The woman who claimed …

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Facebook chooses London for WhatsApp payment.

Facebook has chosen London as its base for a payment system on WhatsApp, its mobile messaging service confirmed Wednesday, highlighting the capital’s attractiveness as a fintech hub despite Brexit strains. The Financial Times said that WhatsApp would hire about 100 staff, with most of the required software engineers based in …

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‘Blast’ Heard Near Heathrow Airport – Reports.

An explosion has reportedly occurred north of Heathrow Airport, Daily Star reported. Eyewitnesses have been posting photos of massive black clouds billowing from near the airport buildings. Some of them have reported hearing “clearly the sounds of explosions” at the blaze which is close to the railway line. Commenting on …

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UK intelligence rejects spying on Trump.

The British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has rejected claims that it was asked by the administration of former President Barrack Obama to spy on then-President Elect Donald Trump after the 2016 presidential election. A GCHQ spokesman made the comments Wednesday after President Trump tweeted that a former CIA analyst, Larry …

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