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Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

World
The European Union's top court ruled Monday that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, boosting the hopes of people who want to stay in the EU that the process can be reversed. The European Court of Justice ruled that when an EU member country has notified its intent to leave, "that member state is free to revoke unilaterally that notification." Britain voted in 2016 to leave the 28-nation bloc, and invoked Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty in March 2017, triggering a two-year exit process. Article 50 contains few details, in part because the idea of any country leaving was considered unlikely. A group of Scottish legislators had asked the ECJ to rule on whether the U.K. can pull out of the withdrawal procedure on its own. The Luxembourg-based ECJ said that given the absence of any...
Procrastination – it's all in the mind

Procrastination – it's all in the mind

Health
To procrastinate or not: the answer may be down to differences in how our brains are wired, a study suggests. It identified two areas of the brain that determine whether we are more likely to get on with a task or continually put it off.Researchers used a survey and scans of 264 people's brains to measure how proactive they were.Experts say the study, in Psychological Science, underlines procrastination is more about managing emotions than time.Big clueIt found that the amygdala - an almond-shaped structure in the temporal (side) lobe which processes our emotions and controls our motivation - was larger in procrastinators.In these individuals, there were also poorer connections between the amygdala and a part of the brain called the dorsal anterior cingul...
Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

Sports
The Denver Nuggets enter their game at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in a three-way tie for eighth place in the Western Conference with 15 games remaining. The Nuggets (37-30) have won two in a row, including a 125-116 win against the visiting Lakers on Friday. Denver enters Tuesday with the same record as the Utah Jazz and also tied in the standings with the Los Angeles Clippers (36-29), who have played two fewer games. The Nuggets have not qualified for the postseason since 2013. "We're getting there," Denver coach Michael Malone told reporters after a 130-104 win against the visiting Sacramento Kings on Sunday. "Every game, I think we're moving forward." The Lakers (30-36) are coming off an impressive 127-113 win against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Even with the loss...
Inside the mind of the Bank of England: how it sets rates

Inside the mind of the Bank of England: how it sets rates

Business
It's decision time. On Thursday, Bank of England policymakers will reveal their move on interest rates.How the nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) vote will affect households and businesses across the UK.That's because the Bank of England base rate is used as a reference point for millions of mortgages and savings accounts.Higher rates would hit borrowers - but benefit savers.Interest rates are at a record low of 0.25% and there has not been a rise in interest rates in more than a decade.The Bank's job is to try to keep inflation at about 2%.The fall in the value of the pound pushed up the Consumer Prices Index to 3% in September - a rate not seen since 2012 - and recent sluggish growth has led to fears of a prolonged slowdown.The Bank has a supplementary goal of supporting...