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Mystery smoke at Russian consulate as staff leave

Mystery smoke at Russian consulate as staff leave

World
Smoke was seen from the Russian consulate in San Francisco under orders to close by the Trump administration.Consulate staff spent Friday hastily loading items into a minivan, trying to clear things from the building before the Saturday deadline set by US President Donald Trump.The order to leave the consulate, which is Russia's oldest in the US, is the latest episode in the diplomatic stand-off between Washington DC and Moscow.Relations between the two have been troubled for some time over the Kremlin's policies towards Ukraine and Syria and, more recently, Russia has been accused of interfering in US elections.But it was the heavy smoke billowing from a chimney at the consulate that caught the attention of reporters, bystanders and the city's fire department.Image:Russian consulate staff...
Alex Bowen flashes Olivia Buckland's boobs at airport staff: 'I'm so embarrassed'

Alex Bowen flashes Olivia Buckland's boobs at airport staff: 'I'm so embarrassed'

Entertainment
The Love Island 2016 babe is heading over to Sonus festival with fiancé Alex Bowen and a group of friends.But tragedy struck before they'd even left the UK after an airport worker caught a glimpse of Olivia's boobs.Rocking her newly debuted purple hair, Olivia explained the mishap as Alex giggled in the background.INSTAGRAM/OLIVIA BUCKLANDAWKWARD: Alex Bowen showed the check-in guy Olivia Buckland's boobs by accidentCelebrity nip slips, sideboobs & underboobs They may be rich and famous, but these celebrities aren't immune from flashing the flesh in our ultimate celebrity nip slips, sideboobs, underboobs and now gapboobs gallery. BACKGRID Bella Thorne's nipple takes centre stage as boob pops out in public INSTAGRAM/OLIVIA BUCKLANDFUN TIMES: Olivia and Alex ar...
Wilko opens redundancy talks with nearly 4,000 staff

Wilko opens redundancy talks with nearly 4,000 staff

Business
High-street retailer Wilko has begun a redundancy consultation with nearly 4,000 staff members as it reorganises its business.Up to 1,000 senior supervisor roles and a "significant amount" of customer service posts will be created under the plans, the firm said.The chain, whose headquarters is in Worksop, saw pre-tax profits fall 80% to £5.1m, in the year up to 28 January.The GMB trade union is also being consulted over the changes.The firm, which sells homeware and household goods, has more than 400 stores across the UK.'Not positive results'Retail director Anthony Houghton said the changes would help it "stay relevant" to customers.He added like-for-like sales had increased "despite the challenging retail landscape", but said this was "not translating into positive results".Wilko's move ...
Putin slashing number of US diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people

Putin slashing number of US diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people

World
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a television interview that the U.S. must cut the size of its diplomatic force in his country by more than half, from about 1,210 to 455. Putin said Sunday that the cut will make the size of the U.S. diplomatic mission in his country equal to that of Russia's diplomatic corps in the U.S. "The personnel of the U.S. diplomatic missions in Russia will be cut by 755 people and will now equal the number of the Russian diplomatic personnel in the United States, 455 people on each side," Putin said in an interview on the Rossiya 1 network. "Because over a thousand employees, diplomats and technical personnel have been working and are still working in Russia, and 755 of them will have to cease their work in the Russian Federation. It’s considerable," Pu...
Microsoft cutting 'thousands' of sales staff

Microsoft cutting 'thousands' of sales staff

Technology
Microsoft says it is cutting "thousands" of sales staff as it shifts its focus towards cloud computing.The company signalled a shake-up in its traditional sales approach from, mainly, Office software licensing as it confirmed redundancy notices were being sent out.However, it refused to say where the bulk of the cuts were being made.It is understood Microsoft has not denied that 3,000 staff are to go - with others redeployed - mainly outside the US.Microsoft employs a few thousand people in the UK, with its main operations in Reading focusing on cloud services.The firm is currently engaged in a race against rivals, including Amazon and Google, to sell subscriptions for software accessible on multiple devices - especially to corporate customers.Its commercial cloud services, which includes ...