Tag: UK

‘Game of Thrones’ Could Be the Last Blockbuster TV Show of Your Lifetime

VICE U.K. originally published this article. In March, a replica of the Iron Throne appeared in London’s Kings Cross station. Predictably, people lined up for hours to sit on it. Around the world, similar promotional Iron Thrones appeared in Denmark, the U.S., Malaysia, Spain, Brazil, and Russia. People lined up for hours to sit on […]

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British Government Passes the Buck to Sweden Where the Military Offense Exclusion Protects Julian Assange From Extradition to the Us

Yves here. Recall that the UK refused to knuckle under to US pressure not to do business with Huawei, and also appears to have woken up to the fact that the US is prepared to take advantage of UK desperation in the event of a hard or crash-out Brexit. So Helmer’s reading may not be […]

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These Queer People Wrote Love Letters to Their Younger Selves

VICE U.K. originally published this article. London-based photographer Heather Glazzard didn’t have the best time growing up. She was bullied at school for being queer, including a violent incident when she was 14 that left her bleeding all over the hallway of her school in West Yorkshire. Barring one chaste lesbian kiss on Eastenders, she […]

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Vodafone sets 7-city 5G launches for July 3 in U.K., summer in Spain (updated)

In separate announcements, British carrier Vodafone confirmed today that it’s almost ready to begin offering commercial 5G services across both the United Kingdom and Spain. The U.K. will see an initial seven-city rollout across London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, and Glasgow on July 3, while Spain will have its own seven-city launch (via El […]

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QOTD: Graceful Nineties Aging From Places European?

<img data-attachment-id="1673262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1.jpg" data-orig-size="960,679" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2000 Audi A8l W12" data-image-description=" Audi ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-450×318.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1673262 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”431″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-610×431.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-450×318.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-768×543.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1-120×85.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In a QOTD post last week, we walked down Nineties memory lane. The topics of discussion were […]

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Rare Rides: The 1978 Innocenti Mini Is Both De Tomaso and Bertone

<img data-attachment-id="1672908" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3.jpg" data-orig-size="620,332" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Innocenti Mini De Tomaso" data-image-description=" https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/innocenti/mini/1978/551092?fbclid=IwAR0XMpk3WGqLZWqzC0p9f53tw2vdoHN_ox5zhQkkS_4lI-CVLXhK6Mk_ZSE ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-450×241.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-610×327.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1672908 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-610×327.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”327″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-610×327.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-75×40.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-450×241.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-120×64.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3.jpg 620w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides returns again to De Tomaso, shortly after it covered the obscure Guarà Barchetta. This time, the subject vehicle […]

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Rare Rides: A 1981 Triumph TR8 That’s Both Beige and Brand New

<img data-attachment-id="1672556" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1280" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1981 Triumph TR8" data-image-description=" https://www.streetsideclassics.com/vehicles/1736-tpa/1981-triumph-tr8 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1672556 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1981-triumph-tr8-1-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>You read the title correctly. There’s a Triumph TR8 for sale in the urbane and international city of Tampa, which […]

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Plastic Watch: Debunking the Technofix Fairy, Biodegradable Bags Don’t Degrade

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. ‘Biodegradable ‘ plastic bags were still intact and capable of carrying shopping three years after being exposed to the natural environment, according to a study published this week by scientists at the […]

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UK allows Huawei to supply non-core 5G gear, blocks core network access

(Reuters) — Britain will allow Huawei a restricted role in building parts of its 5G network, seeking a middle way in a bitter dispute between the United States and China over the next generation of communications technology. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, is under intense scrutiny after the United States told allies not […]

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John Helmer: The Julian Assange Case Now Puts the US on Trial in a British Court – Is There a Get-Out-of-Jail Card for Assange?

Yves here. Helmer’s sources argue the defense strategies for Assange in his extradition case in the UK and how they might play out. Although the deck is stacked against Assange, his cause is not hopeless. For instance, his case has been assigned to a judge noted for her independence. The case looks likely to extend […]

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Freshly Forbidden Fruit: 2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition

<img data-attachment-id="1669456" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition.jpg" data-orig-size="900,596" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D850","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1554798087","copyright":"","focal_length":"175","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-450×298.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-610×404.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669456″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-610×404.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”404″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-610×404.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-450×298.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-768×509.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Ford-Fiesta-ST-Performance-Edition.jpg 900w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> To our collective horror, Ford decided not to sell the new Fiesta ST in […]

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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador withdraws asylum

London’s Metropolitan Police has arrested Julian Assange after Ecuador’s government withdrew his asylum. According to a press release from the Met, Assange was arrested within Ecuador’s London Embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder has lived for almost seven years. BREAK – Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Met […]

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Brexit: Mayhem

This post will be relatively brief, since we’ll know in not that many hours what the EU winds up offering the UK in the way of an extension. However, the situation seems unduly fluid. Tusk is still talking up a “long” but not longer than a year flexible extension….while Barnier is making tougher noises: .@MichelBarnier […]

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UK to regulate social networks to curb the spread of harmful content

The UK‘s set to kick off this week with a move to regulate social media platforms, so as to hold them accountable for the spread of “online harms,” like misinformation, terrorist propaganda, and content depicting child sexual abuse. “The era of self-regulation for online companies is over,” said Jeremy Wright, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport […]

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