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British lawmaker blocks 'upskirting' bill

British lawmaker blocks 'upskirting' bill

World
June 16 (UPI) -- A British lawmaker has blocked a bill that would make it a criminal offense to take a picture up a woman's skirt without her consent. Sir Christopher Chope, 71, a conservative lawmaker, objected to the bill to make the non-consensual practice called upskirting illegal Friday as it was being read in the House of Commons, TIME reported. The upskirting bill would make the offense punishable by two years in prison if it becomes law. In Scotland, upskirting is already illegal. Chope did not give a reason for objecting. The bill is expected to be up for debate again on July 6. British Prime Minister Theresa May supported the bill and was "disappointed" in Sir Chope's actions blocking the upskirting bill as the only lawmaker objecting to it advancing. "Upskirting is an invasio...
EU firms advised not to use British parts ahead of Brexit

EU firms advised not to use British parts ahead of Brexit

Business
European governments are advising businesses not to use British parts in goods for export ahead of Brexit, Sky News has established.  In its advice rolled out to all Dutch businesses, the Dutch government has told its exporters that "if a large part of your product consists of parts from the UK" domestic exporters may lose free trade access under existing deals.The advice says: "Brexit will have consequences for exports outside the EU."After Brexit, parts made in the UK no longer count towards this minimum production in the European Union." Image: The Dutch Brexit Impact Scan says exporters may lose free trade access if they use UK parts This is a reference to what are known as "rules of origin" and "local content" under internati...
'I'll punch your face in for you' – Tyson Fury aims foul-mouthed tirade on Instagram at British rival Tony Bellew

'I'll punch your face in for you' – Tyson Fury aims foul-mouthed tirade on Instagram at British rival Tony Bellew

Sports
Tyson Fury and Tony Bellew Tuesday, May 29, 2018 The rivalry between Tony Bellew and Tyson Fury has taken a sinister turn after the former heavyweight champion posted an explicit response to ‘The Bomber’ via Instagram. On Sunday, Bellew revealed he would knock his British rival out if the duo ever met in the ring, claiming he was more powerful than the ‘Gypsy King’. When asked if a fight could happen, Bellew told Adam Catterall at UFC Liverpool: “I work on the biggest platform mate. “We do the biggest numbers on Sky Sports so come over and talk to me.” But the banter shared between the pair, which had previously been jovial and nothing more than feisty, took a dark turn when Fury seized his chance t...
British Columbia stands firm in Trans Mountain fight

British Columbia stands firm in Trans Mountain fight

Business
May 17 (UPI) -- The federal Canadian government is putting investor interests above provincial issues with its support for the Trans Mountain pipeline, British Columbia said. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday the government would offset the risks from provincial opposition to expand the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to British Columbia. Citing shareholder risk from that opposition, pipeline company Kinder Morgan in early April said it might back out of the plans to triple the pipeline's capacity. That opposition, the company added, has led to increased provincial tensions. British Columbia has already enacted legislation that could limit the flow of the heavier type of oil carried by Trans Mountain. Premier John Horgan said in response to Ottawa's position that he has a ...
Norwegian snubs bid from British Airways owner

Norwegian snubs bid from British Airways owner

Business
Norwegian Air Shuttle, the fast-expanding budget airline, says it has unanimously rejected two bid offers from the owner of British Airways.International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns 4.6% of Norwegian, is seeking to lift its market share amid competition from low-cost carriers. But Norwegian said the proposals undervalued the firm and its prospects.Shares in Norwegian initially fell as much as 10% on the news before recovering slightly.By contrast, IAG was the top gainer on London's FTSE 100, up 5.6%.News of the bids first emerged in an investor presentation by IAG, which also owns Spanish airline Iberia.IAG was giving the presentation after it posted a big jump in operating profits for the first quarter of 2018, thanks in part to strong demand over Easter.Underlying earnings were €280