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Ted Baker founder stands aside over 'unwanted hugs'

Ted Baker founder stands aside over 'unwanted hugs'

Business
Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin is taking a temporary leave of absence after being accused of giving unwanted hugs to staff. The fashion chain said directors had become aware of "further serious allegations" against Mr Kelvin, who agreed to stand aside "for the benefit of the business and the people who work in it".Mr Kelvin said the "accusations of the past week have raised some very serious and upsetting issues", and it was "only right that the board should investigate fully".Dozens of current and former Ted Baker employees have accused the 62-year-old of implementing a regime of "forced hugs" and harassment. Image: Ray Kelvin said Ted Baker had been his 'life and soul for 30 years' More than 60 people reporte...
Trump stands with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi killing

Trump stands with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi killing

World
Donald Trump has admitted Saudi Arabia's crown prince may have known about Jamal Khashoggi's killing - but will not punish the country financially. The US president said America plans to remain a "steadfast partner" of the kingdom.Mr Khashoggi, a journalist and staunch critic of the Saudi rulers, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October after entering to obtain documents so he could marry his Turkish fiancee.Mr Trump said: "Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event - maybe he did and maybe he didn't!"We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."Th...
Look: Eddie Redmayne stands ready in 'Fantastic Beasts 2' poster

Look: Eddie Redmayne stands ready in 'Fantastic Beasts 2' poster

Entertainment
July 20 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. has released a Comic-Con poster for J.K. Rowling's upcoming second entry in her Harry Potter prequel series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The poster, released Friday before the studio is expected to drop a new trailer for the film during a San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday, features star Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander standing ready with a wand in his hand and his signature briefcase, which contains magical creatures. Redmayne is joined by returning characters Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein. Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Johnny Depp as the villainous Grindelwald, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone and Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange are also featured in the corners o...

Dow Stands Alone as Tech Takes a Break

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]SPECIAL NOTE Momentum trading is often one of the most thrilling strategies that allows investors to take advantage of trends in a stock s price and ride upswings higher But the key is knowing how to identify the top momentum stocks at any given time That s why Zacks expert Ryan Latest Articles in
British Columbia stands firm in Trans Mountain fight

British Columbia stands firm in Trans Mountain fight

Business
May 17 (UPI) -- The federal Canadian government is putting investor interests above provincial issues with its support for the Trans Mountain pipeline, British Columbia said. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday the government would offset the risks from provincial opposition to expand the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to British Columbia. Citing shareholder risk from that opposition, pipeline company Kinder Morgan in early April said it might back out of the plans to triple the pipeline's capacity. That opposition, the company added, has led to increased provincial tensions. British Columbia has already enacted legislation that could limit the flow of the heavier type of oil carried by Trans Mountain. Premier John Horgan said in response to Ottawa's position that he has a ...