Tag: Great Britain

Britain Plans Vast Privacy Protections for Children

Britain unveiled sweeping new online protections for children on Tuesday, issuing expansive rules despite widespread objections from a number of tech companies and trade groups. The rules will require social networks, gaming apps, connected toys and other online services that are likely to be used by people under 18 to overhaul how they handle those […]

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Dear Harry and Meghan, Some Friendly Canadian Advice

LONDON — Meghan, Harry. I hear you’re ditching your royal titles and moving to Canada. And why not? You met there, the summers are lovely, and the country is not actively crowdsourcing “bong money” to make sure a big bell goes off at the precise moment it throws itself into international disarray. Plus, there is the […]

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Harry and Meghan Give Up Royal Titles, Forgo State Funding

WINDSOR, England — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will stop using their loftiest royal titles, give up state funding and repay at least $3 million in taxpayer money used to refurbish their official residence at Windsor Castle under an agreement announced by Buckingham Palace on Saturday. The unusual deal, negotiated by aides to Queen […]

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With Brexit Looming, Experts Worry Women May Be Hit Hardest

“The E.U. has been a very positive actor in the development of gender equality policies in the U.K.” — Roberta Guerrina, a professor and researcher at Bristol University If all goes to plan, on Jan. 31, at exactly 11 p.m. (midnight in Brussels), after almost four years of bitterly divisive negotiations, three failed withdrawal plans […]

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Roger Scruton, a Provocative Public Intellectual, Dies at 75

LONDON — Roger Scruton, a prominent British philosopher and public intellectual whose espousal of conservative causes and contentious views elicited both plaudits and opprobrium, which he likened to “falling to the bottom in my own country,” died on Sunday. He was 75. His family announced the death on his website without providing other details. Mr. […]

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