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Post-Brexit trade: ‘If you don’t speak French, you’re stuffed’

Post-Brexit trade: ‘If you don’t speak French, you’re stuffed’

Business
PA MediaMore than a month after the UK's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU came into force, complaints from British importers and exporters continue to mount.Rules of origin for products that are imported into the UK, then exported to the EU are causing difficulty for some firms.Others are caught up in the complexity of VAT issues, while the time and trouble taken to get merchandise through customs remains a hassle.Small wonder, then, that according to a survey by the Road Haulage Association, Brexit-related problems caused the volume of exports passing through British ports to the EU to fall very sharply last month compared with a year ago.A government spokesperson admitted that some businesses are "facing challenges with specific aspects of our new trading relationship" and promised to ...
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend speak of ‘deep pain’ of losing baby

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend speak of ‘deep pain’ of losing baby

Entertainment
Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend have said they are in "deep pain" after losing their baby during pregnancy."We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before," she wrote in a moving Instagram statement.Her post was accompanied by several black and white photos, including one of her crying in her hospital bed.Model Teigen and singer Legend have two children, and in mid-August revealed they were expecting a third.In her latest post, Teigen revealed the Los Angeles-based couple had been planning to call the baby Jack. Skip Instagram post by chrissyteigen View this post on Instagram We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain ...

In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd

World
As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one is above the lawBy CARA ANNA Associated PressMay 30, 2020, 9:31 AM3 min read3 min readJOHANNESBURG -- As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one is above the law. The statements came as the head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the “murder” of Floyd and said Friday the continental body rejects the “continuing discriminatory practices against black citizens of the US...
Broadcasters speak up for Alastair Stewart after ITV News exit

Broadcasters speak up for Alastair Stewart after ITV News exit

Entertainment
Broadcasting colleagues have spoken in support of Alastair Stewart after he stepped down from ITV News, apparently in the wake of a Twitter race row.Ranvir Singh, political editor of ITV's Good Morning Britain, said: "I would never use the word 'racist' and his name in the same sentence."Others posting personal tributes to Stewart included former ITV newsreader Katie Derham and Sky's Adam Boulton.Stewart left after what ITN called "errors of judgment" on social media.ITV presenter Julie Etchingham wrote on Twitter: "So sad to learn this - we have worked on many big stories together & Al is a trusted friend and guide to many of us." The reasons for the veteran broadcaster's departure have not been confirmed, but it came weeks after he was involved in a...
BBC: Naga Munchetty had the right to speak out about Trump racism

BBC: Naga Munchetty had the right to speak out about Trump racism

Entertainment
BBC bosses have said they are not impartial on racism after a decision to rebuke Naga Munchetty for criticising Donald Trump sparked a fierce backlash.The Breakfast presenter was found to have been in breach of editorial guidelines while discussing remarks by the US president that she said were "embedded in racism". On Friday, director general Lord Tony Hall and other BBC executives sent a letter to corporation staff assuring them that "racism is racism" and that "diversity matters hugely".The letter states in part: "You will have heard a lot of comment over the past few days about the BBC and the reporting of racism."The BBC is not impartial on racism. Racism is not an opinion and it is not a matter for debate. Racism is racism. Ad...