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Buckingham Palace: Harry, Meghan won’t use royal titles or get public money

Buckingham Palace: Harry, Meghan won’t use royal titles or get public money

World
Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use the titles "His and Her Royal Highness," Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. The couple will also not receive public funds for royal duties and will repay about $ 3 million Sovereign Grant funds they recently used to renovate their residence, Frogmore Cottage. The new arrangement will take effect this spring, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. Earlier this month the couple announced via Instagram that they intended to "step back" from their role as senior members of the British royal family and work to become financially independent. On Monday, senior royals held talks about the future roles for the couple. "Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family," said a statement from Qu...
Boxing news: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk meeting takes place as AJ posts public picture

Boxing news: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk meeting takes place as AJ posts public picture

Sports
Anthony Joshua sat down with Oleksandr Usyk’s promotional representatives for a meeting on Thursday in London. The unified heavyweight world champion held talks alongside his promoter Eddie Hearn (who also co-promotes Usyk), his manager Freddie Cunningham and Usyk’s K2 promoter Alex Krassyuk at the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair. Getty Images - Getty Joshua was the WBA, WBO and IBF titles but could lose one of them before his next fight Getty Oleksandr Usyk left the cruiserweight division as undisputed champion After the meeting, AJ did something fairly unusual for him and posted publicly to let the world know the conversations had happened. Joshua said: “Good to catch up with Eddie Hearn, Alex Krassyuk and 258 Ma
Public sector banks turn profitable in April-September FY20

Public sector banks turn profitable in April-September FY20

Finance
NEW DELHI: Public sector banks (PSBs) returned to profitability in 2019-20, posting an aggregate profit of Rs 3,221 crore in the first half ending September, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur said in Parliament on Monday. PSBs had posted huge losses in 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years due to heavy provisioning for non-performing assets and other contingencies, according to the minister. State-run lenders had posted aggregate operating profits during 2017-18 and 2018-19 of Rs 1,55,603 crore and Rs 1,53,871 crore respectively. However, they made aggregate provisions for NPAs and other contingencies of Rs 2,40,973 crore and Rs 2,35,623 crore in FY2018 and FY2019, respectively, he said in a written reply in Lok Sabha. This resulted in aggregate net losses of Rs 85,370 crore ...
Prince Andrew accuser asks public to ‘stand beside her’

Prince Andrew accuser asks public to ‘stand beside her’

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device A US woman who says she was brought to Britain aged 17 to have sex with Prince Andrew has implored the British public to "stand beside her" and "not accept what has happened to her".Virginia Giuffre, one of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, says she was trafficked to London by Epstein in 2001.She describes how Epstein's girlfriend told her what "to do for Andrew".The prince has "categorically" denied any sexual contact with Ms Giuffre. Media playback is unsupported on your device Virginia Giuffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, has given her first interview for British television as part of a special hour-long Panorama. Her interview includes her account...
Saudi Arabia to offer .5% for public shares in Aramco

Saudi Arabia to offer .5% for public shares in Aramco

World
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia plans to sell up to one-half of 1 percent of its oil company, Aramco, to individual investors, according to a prospectus released Saturday. In what is expected to be the world's largest initial public offering, the kingdom announced last Sunday it will sell the shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange, known as as Tadawul, in December. The value of the company is valued between $ 2 trillion and $ 2.3 trillion, CNBC reported, compared with U.S. oil companies' Exxon Mobil with a market cap of nearly $ 300 billion and Chevron at $ 229 billion. If 0.5 percent is offered, that equates to $ 20 billion to $ 23 billion received in the Public Investment Fund. Saudi Arabia owns about 18 percent of the world's proven petroleum reserves: 260 billion barrels "The price at whic...