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Rolls-Royce pulls rapper video over seatbelt

Rolls-Royce pulls rapper video over seatbelt

Entertainment
"It ain't safe" was the message from the president of the AA who quoted a Skepta lyric in response to a video by Rolls-Royce showing the grime artist appearing not to wear a seatbelt.The luxury car maker soon pulled the video featuring the rapper travelling in the back of a £360,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and creating a song with a friend, following backlash from road safety campaigners.In the video, which has been removed from YouTube, the pair are seen being chauffeured in the Swiss Alps but appear not be buckled up.Skepta, who has more than a million Twitter followers, soon responded to the furore as he tweeted a photo of a fastened seatbelt captioned with a lightbulb emoji.Jason Wakeford, director of campaigns for road safety charity Brake, said: "It appears as if seatbelts may not have b
Jerusalem: Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration

Jerusalem: Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration

World
Israeli forces are on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Hundreds of extra police have been deployed in Jerusalem's Old City, and additional battalions sent to the West Bank, after clashes there on Thursday.Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in the violence as protesters fought troops.Donald Trump's announcement was hailed by Israel but condemned across the Arab and Islamic world.Western allies of the US have also disavowed the move, which reversed decades of US policy of neutrality towards Jerusalem's status.Anger in the West Bank and delight in West JerusalemIsrael has always regarded Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.In r...
Jerusalem: New warnings over US shift on city status

Jerusalem: New warnings over US shift on city status

World
French President Emmanuel Macron has told Donald Trump he is "concerned" the US leader could unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Any decision on the contested city's status must be "within the framework of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians", Mr Macron said.Earlier, similar warnings came from a number of Arab and Muslim nations.Reports say the US president will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital this week.Both Israelis and Palestinians claim the city as their capital.The White House said Mr Trump missed Monday's deadline to sign a waiver delaying the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.But White House spokesman Hogan Gidley stressed that "the president has been clear on this issue from the get-go: It's not a matter of if, it's a matter ...
Audit firms on alert over Vodafone 'conflict'

Audit firms on alert over Vodafone 'conflict'

Business
Vodafone has alerted the world's biggest accountancy firms that it may be forced to tender its multimillion pound audit contract because of the 2014 collapse of Phones 4U.Sky News has learnt that the FTSE-100 mobile phone giant has told Deloitte, EY and K‎PMG in the last few weeks that it may ditch PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) amid the threat of litigation over the retailer's demise.A source close to Vodafone said it had had asked three of the "big four" auditors to free themselves from potential conflicts that would prevent them pitching for the role sometime next year.One insider emphasised this weekend that the company had made no decision to remove PwC but was taking the necessary preparatory steps in case it found itself forced to switch auditor.The problem has arisen because of PwC's
Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Technology
Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK.It focuses on allegations that Google unlawfully harvested information from 5.4 million UK users by bypassing privacy settings on their iPhones.The group taking action - Google You Owe Us - is led by ex-Which director Richard Lloyd.He estimates the users could get as much as "several hundred pounds each".The case centres on how Google used cookies - small pieces of computer text that are used to collect information from devices in order to deliver targeted ads.The complaint is that for several months in 2011 and 2012 Google placed ad-tracking cookies on the devices of Safari users which is set by default to block such cookies.'Abuse of trust'The...