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UK online fashion retailer Farfetch plans New York Stock Exchange float

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(Reuters) - Farfetch UK Ltd plans to float on the New York Stock Exchange, the London-based online fashion retailer said in a regulatory filing on Monday. Branding for online fashion house Farfetch is seen at the company headquarters in London, Britain January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville The company, which plans to list with the symbol 'FTCH', did not disclose the number of shares it would sell or the offer price per share. (bit.ly/2OPV9z8) Farfetch, long tipped for a stock market listing, runs an online marketplace allowing people to buy luxury clothes or accessories from more than 700 brands and boutiques worldwide. Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Edmund BlairOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
UK parliament attack suspect appears in court, charged with attempted murder

UK parliament attack suspect appears in court, charged with attempted murder

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LONDON (Reuters) - A Sudanese-born British man appeared in court on Monday to face two charges of attempted murder after a car careered into people and a barrier at Britain’s parliament last week. A police van, believed to be carrying Sudanese-born British national Salih Khater, arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, Britain August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Simon DawsonPolice believe a car was deliberately driven into pedestrians and cyclists, injuring three people, before ramming a security barrier outside parliament last Tuesday. Salih Khater, 29, was arrested at the scene. He wore a grey T-shirt and white trousers as he was read the charges of the attempted murder of members of the public and the attempted murder of police officers at London’s Westminster Magistrates court.
UK hopes to pick up Brexit talks pace with Raab-Barnier meeting on Tuesday

UK hopes to pick up Brexit talks pace with Raab-Barnier meeting on Tuesday

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Brexit minister Dominic Raab will travel to Brussels on Tuesday in a bid to pick up the pace of Brexit talks with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hold a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo“On the agenda will be resolving the few remaining withdrawal issues related to the UK leaving the EU and pressing ahead with discussions on the future relationship,” May’s Downing Street office said. On Thursday, Britain will also publish the first of a series of technical notices, designed to help people and busi
London mayor Khan consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit

London mayor Khan consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit

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LONDON (Reuters) - London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organisation that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British capital to assess the impact of a “no-deal” Brexit on access to medicines and food and on law and order. FILE PHOTO: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, looks at the #LondonUnited memorial at City Hall, marking the anniversaries of the four terror attacks in London in 2017 in London, Britain March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Simon DawsonKhan said he would consult the London Resilience Forum, which plans responses to disasters such as the Grenfell Tower Fire, about the implications for Britain of crashing out of the European Union without a deal, saying that such a “catastrophic” outcome looked more likely than ever. Britain is due to leave the EU in
Daily Briefing: Bridge politics – bark worse than bite

Daily Briefing: Bridge politics – bark worse than bite

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LONDON (Reuters) - Authorities in Italy say anything between 10 and 20 people are still missing after Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa, as rescuers continue recovery efforts. The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano RellandiniA state funeral for victims will take place in Genoa on Saturday. In the meantime the anti-establishment government is stepping back from its initial threats to mete out harsh punishment to the toll operator Autostrade - even as far as nationalising the concession. It seems the reality has sunk in about how much that would cost the state and unnerve future investors in Italian infrastructure projects. It may just settle for a straight fine instead, two government sources said. This disconnect between ...
Man arrested after suspected UK parliament attack named – source

Man arrested after suspected UK parliament attack named – source

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BIRMINGHAM, England/LONDON (Reuters) - A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain’s parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday. Police believe a car was deliberately driven into pedestrians and cyclists, injuring three people, before ramming a security barrier outside parliament on Tuesday morning. The 29-year-old driver was arrested by armed officers at the scene moments later. He is currently being questioned on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism and on Wednesday was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, although police have said he is not co-operating with detectives. On Wednesday police said that they had obtained a warrant to detain him for longer befor
Police search addresses after suspected terrorist attack at UK parliament

Police search addresses after suspected terrorist attack at UK parliament

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LONDON (Reuters) - Police searched three addresses in central England as part of an investigation into what they said appeared to be a terrorist attack outside Britain’s parliament when a man drove a car into pedestrians and cyclists. Forensic investigators work at the site after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. REUTERS/Hannah McKayA 29-year-old driver, a British citizen who had originally come from another country, was arrested on Tuesday morning after ramming his car into barriers outside parliament in Westminster, injuring three people. “Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method, and this being an iconic site, we are treating it as a terrorist incident,” London Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told reporters shortly after the cr
UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive

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Police flooded central London streets and cordoned off the city's government district Tuesday, after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what authorities were treating as an act of terrorism. With the driver in custody, counterterror detectives were working to uncover the motive behind what they suspect is the fourth vehicle attack in Britain — and the second on Parliament — in 18 months. "Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method and this being an iconic site, we are treating it as a terrorist incident," Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Britain's top counterterrorism officer, told reporters. A rooftop camera recorded the silver Ford Fiesta driving past Parliament and suddenly veering sharply to the left, striking cyclists waiting at
Car hits pedestrians in suspected terrorist attack at UK parliament

Car hits pedestrians in suspected terrorist attack at UK parliament

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LONDON (Reuters) - A man deliberately drove a car into London pedestrians and cyclists on Tuesday before ramming it into barriers outside Britain’s parliament in what appeared to be the second terrorist attack at the building in just under 18 months, police said. Three people were injured. The driver, a man in his 20s, was arrested by armed officers moments later. He was not cooperating with detectives, the British police counter-terrorism chief said. “Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method, and this being an iconic site, we are treating it as a terrorist incident,” the officer, London Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, told reporters. For a graphic on UK parliament attack, click tmsnrt.rs/2KRiTAD In March 2017, Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people on nearby Westmins
Car hits pedestrians outside UK parliament in suspected terrorism attack

Car hits pedestrians outside UK parliament in suspected terrorism attack

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LONDON (Reuters) - A man deliberately drove a car into pedestrians and cyclists on Tuesday before ramming it into barriers outside Britain’s parliament in what appeared to be the second terrorism attack on the building in just under 18 months, police said. Three people were injured in the incident. The driver, a man in his 20s, was arrested by armed officers at the scene moments later. He was not co-operating with detectives, Britain’s counter-terrorism police chief said. “Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method, and this being an iconic site, we are treating it as a terrorist incident,” London Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told reporters. In March 2017, Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge and stabbed to death an unarmed police office