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Human waste could soon be used to heat new homes in London

Human waste could soon be used to heat new homes in London
Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images New homes in London could soon be powered using excess heat recovered from sewage treatment in a project described as a "first of its kind" for England. The collaboration between Thames Water and Kingston Council, toward the southwest of...

Fintech firm Klarna is raising $1 billion at a $31 billion valuation, sources say

Britain is cracking down on the $3.7 billion 'buy now, pay later' industry
The logo of Swedish payment provider Klarna is shown on the display of a smartphone on April 22, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Thomas Trutschel | Photothek | Getty Images LONDON — Klarna is close to finalizing a $1 billion funding round that would give the Swedish...

HSBC beats estimates with $8.8 billion in pre-tax profit for 2020; resumes dividend payment

HSBC beats estimates with $8.8 billion in pre-tax profit for 2020; resumes dividend payment
HSBC building in the Canary Wharf district of London, U.K. Leon Neal | AFP | Getty Images HSBC on Tuesday said its reported profit before tax for 2020 fell 34% from a year ago to $8.8 billion, and declared an interim dividend of 15 cents per...

London exodus may strengthen EU’s hand in Brexit financial services deal

UK economy shrank by 9.9% in 2020, its largest contraction on record
LONDON — The U.K. and the European Union have yet to find a solution for the financial services industry after Brexit, and recent data suggests that Brussels may have the upper hand in negotiations. It's been a key topic of debate after the U.K.'s vote...

Doctors warn that Covid will become endemic and people need to learn to live with it

Doctors warn that Covid will become endemic and people need to learn to live with it
Healthcare workers wearing protective gear prepare to attend patients at the Portimao Arena sports pavilion converted in a field hospital for Covid-19 patients at Portimao, in the Algarve region, on February 9, 2021. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) (Photo by...

KPMG UK boss quits after telling staff to stop moaning about pandemic working conditions

KPMG UK boss quits after telling staff to stop moaning about pandemic working conditions
Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Bill Michael, U.K. chairman of accounting giant KPMG, has quit his role after telling staff to stop moaning about the coronavirus pandemic during a virtual meeting earlier this week.  KPMG on Friday confirmed that Michael, who has...

AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine works against Covid variant found in the UK, data shows

AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine works against Covid variant found in the UK, data shows
Dipesh Sonar and Nisha Gill speak with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit at the quality control laboratory of Oxford Biomedica, where batches of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are tested, in Oxford, Britain January 18, 2021. Heathcliff O'Malley | Reuters LONDON — The coronavirus...

Covid pandemic has created a recession for women and girls, Sweden’s foreign minister says

Covid pandemic has created a recession for women and girls, Sweden’s foreign minister says
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ann Linde, during a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha Gonzalez Laya at Palacio de Viana on July 07, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Europa Press News | Getty Images LONDON — Swedish Foreign...

Exclusive! Kanika Kapoor on Bollywood remixes: Some are insane, some are pathetic – -News24Nation

Exclusive! Kanika Kapoor on Bollywood remixes: Some are insane, some are pathetic - Times of India
Kanika Kapoor was one of the most searched names in India in 2020 after she became the first celebrity to have contracted Covid-19. Putting the controversy behind her, the popular singer is currently living it up in London with her family. From juggling parenting...