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Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Church of England to keep Amazon shares despite Welby criticism

Technology
The Church of England has said it will keep its shares in Amazon - a day after the Archbishop of Canterbury said the firm was "leeching off the taxpayer".The Church Times has revealed Amazon was among the 20 biggest global investments by the Church last year. A statement from the CofE said it considered the most effective way to seek change was to be "in the room with these companies" as a shareholder.Amazon has repeatedly said it pays all taxes required in the UK.Archbishop Justin Welby, in a speech to the Trades Union Congress on Wednesday, said: "When vast companies like Amazon and other online traders, the new industries, can get away with paying almost nothing in tax, there is something wrong with the tax system."They don't pay a real living wage, so...
Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

Entertainment
The star of the film version of novel The Hate U Give has admitted she found it hard to have her casting queried because she is not darker-skinned."It was the first time in my life that I'd ever had my blackness questioned," Amandla Stenberg told reporters at the Toronto Film Festival."I've never thought of myself as not being black enough," she went on.The film tells of a girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of an unarmed friend by a white police officer.The incident makes her question her place in both her predominantly black community and the private school where she is one of few non-white students.She also faces opposition over her determination to testify against the police officer responsible.Last month the artist who ill...
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

World
Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze "all new business" with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom's arrest of women's rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh's newly assertive foreign policy. The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's 32-year-old future leader, whose recent foreign policy exploits include the war in Yemen, the boycott of Qatar and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's surprise resignation broadcast during a visit to the kingdom. Hariri later rescinded the resignation, widely believed to be orchestrated by Riyadh, and returned to Beirut. Analysts say the dispute between Riyadh and Ottawa shows Saudi Arabia won't accept any outsid...
England win will 'close some mouths' after criticism – Stokes

England win will 'close some mouths' after criticism – Stokes

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device England's victory over world number one side India in the first Test will "hopefully close some mouths" after recent criticism, says all-rounder Ben Stokes.The hosts completed a 31-run win by taking the final five India wickets on the fourth morning at Edgbaston.Stokes, 27, finished with 4-40, including the key wicket of India captain Virat Kohli for 51. "We've had a lot of stick recently," Stokes told Sky Sports."To beat a team like India will hopefully close some mouths. We'll take a lot of confidence from winning into t...
Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp admits Loris Karius will continue to face criticism after howler in Tranmere friendly

Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp admits Loris Karius will continue to face criticism after howler in Tranmere friendly

Sports
in the spotlight The Reds goalkeeper made another mistake in a pre-season friendly against Rovers Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts goalkeeper Loris Karius is going to be regularly scrutinised and criticised until he puts together a string of good performances. The German’s handling was back in the spotlight after he spilled a free-kick which allowed Tranmere to score in the Reds’ 3-2 friendly win at Prenton Park. Karius has not had the stress-free pre-season he would’ve wanted Tranmere’s official Twitter account initially posted a video of the howler but quickly took it down. Karius was at fault for two of Real Madrid’s three goals in May’s Champions League final defeat – after which it was reve...