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Mugabe family backs down over burial after ‘threat to Grace’

Mugabe family backs down over burial after ‘threat to Grace’

World
You can see it from the suburbs of Harare, stamped onto a sizable chunk of hillside.It is a burial ground fit for a king - or a long-time dictator like Robert Mugabe - and it was the former Zimbabwean president who paid the North Koreans to construct it back in 1981. It is called Heroes' Acre, Zimbabwe's cemetery for its most extraordinary citizens, and it will not come as any surprise when I tell you that a special plot was reserved for the man who commissioned it. ...
Ashley backs challenge to Debenhams rescue deal

Ashley backs challenge to Debenhams rescue deal

Business
A deal that saved Debenhams from administration will be challenged in the High Court this week, putting the retailer's future back into doubt. A commercial landlord - backed by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct group - is fighting the plan which saw Debenhams agree to shut 50 stores and secure rent cuts on others in May.If successful, it could lead Debenhams to fall back into administration.The retailer said it was "extremely confident" the action would fail. Earlier this year, Debenhams fell into the hands of its lenders as part of an administration process, wiping out Mr Ashley's near-30% stake in the company. Debenhams creditors back turnaround plan Debenhams rejects Ashley rescue plan Shortly afterwards the creditors approved the rescue deal - or company vo...
Trump backs Johnson for UK prime minister

Trump backs Johnson for UK prime minister

World
Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would be an "excellent" choice for the Conservative Party leadership.In an interview with the Sun ahead of his visit to the UK, Mr Trump said: "I think Boris would do a very good job."The US president said other candidates had sought his endorsement, adding: "I could help anybody."It comes as Home Secretary Sajid Javid is the latest contender to say he is prepared to leave the EU with no deal.Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Javid ruled out holding another referendum, an early general election or revoking Article 50 to end the Brexit process.'Very talented person'As the UK braces for Mr Trump's visit with a multi-million-pound security operation, Mr Trump said he had been paying close attention to the Tory leadership conte...
Trump backs Harley Davidson on EU trade tariffs

Trump backs Harley Davidson on EU trade tariffs

Business
Donald Trump has vowed to reciprocate against "unfair" European Union trade duties on Harley Davidson motorbikes. The US President had previously criticised the US bike maker for its plans to shift American production overseas to avoid EU tariffs.But on Tuesday, after Harley blamed the 31% duties for a large drop in profits, Mr Trump appeared to back the firm. Responding to comments on Fox Business on Twitter, he said the duties were "so unfair", adding: "We will Reciprocate!" The broadside comes ahead of talks aimed at calming trade tensions between the EU and the US. Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump “Harley Davidson has struggled with Tariffs with the EU, currently paying 31%. They’ve had to
Article 13: Memes exempt as EU backs controversial copyright law

Article 13: Memes exempt as EU backs controversial copyright law

Technology
Copyright laws which critics say could change the internet have been voted in by the European Parliament.The new rules, including the controversial Article 13, will hold tech firms responsible for material posted without copyright permission.Sharing memes and GIFs will still be allowed under the new laws.Many musicians and creators say the legislation will compensate artists fairly - but others argue that they will destroy user-generated content.Copyright is the legal right that allows an artist to protect how their original work is used.Tech companies have argued that artists are already paid fairly under the current system. Google said it would "harm Europe's creative and digital industries". What is the controversial Article 1...