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Xi snubbed as UK blocks China’s takeover of tech firm over ‘national security’ panic

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng raised the alarm over China’s acquisition of Pulsic by Super Orange HK and blocked the move over the national security threat. While Pulsic’s software is usually used to build electrical circuits, the Government warned it “could be used to build defence or technological capabilities”. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy […]

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PR

Five Blocks included in Inc. Magazine Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Five Blocks Ranks on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list for the 6th time With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 143% NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Inc. Magazine revealed today that Five Blocks has been ranked No. 3,591 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s […]

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UK

M5 Cullompton crash: ‘Serious’ smash blocks traffic in both directions near J28

According to Inrix, the roads traffic and monitoring service, a car crossed the central reservation leaving stationary traffic on the Northbound road. Inrix states: “All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to serious accident, involving a car which has crossed the central reservation involved on M5 Northbound at J28 A373 Honiton Road (Cullompton/Service […]

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World

Putin fury as he BLOCKS inspections agreed in last remaining nuclear treaty with US

Vladimir Putin has called time on activities under the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). This was drafted by the US and Russia in 2009 and signed one year later. It was established for the limitation of strategic offensive arms. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was withdrawing its objects subject to inspection under the treaty […]

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Gaming

Indonesia blocks Steam, PayPal and other services over missed regulatory deadline | Engadget

Indonesia is blocking residents from accessing various online platforms after those services failed to comply with a July 29th regulatory deadline, reports (via ). Among the affected platforms are PayPal, Steam and Yahoo (owned by Engadget’s parent company Apollo Management). Under the country’s 2020 MR5 law, companies labeled as “Private Electronic System Providers” had until […]

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Sports

Man Utd have four losers if John Murtough blocks Cristiano Ronaldo transfer exit wish

Manchester United are planning for the 2022/23 season with Cristiano Ronaldo at the club, despite his best efforts to escape in favour of Champions League football. But amid limited interest with just a week to go until the new campaign kicks off, a stay is looking more likely by the day as John Murtough continues […]

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Finance

Fury as ‘cruel’ DWP blocks PIP claims by ‘cancer, brain tumour and heart attack survivors’

This state benefit is aimed at people who need help with daily activities or getting around because of a long-term illness or disability. Yet applicants report being turned down despite suffering from cancer, triple heart attacks, brain tumours, strokes and other debilitating illnesses. Widespread anger at the DWP’s treatment of applicants for Personal Independence Payment […]

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Science

Congo oil blocks auction draws warnings of environmental catastrophe

Congo opens 30 oil and gas blocks for auction Congo rainforest basin is a carbon sink Govt says will hold operators to high standards Congo hoping to take advantage of high oil prices KINSHASA, July 28 (Reuters) – Licensing rights for 30 oil and gas blocks in the Democratic Republic of Congo will go up […]

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Finance

FirstFT: UK blocks ‘non-essential’ overseas aid payments

Good morning. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up to our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning Britain’s overseas aid programme has been thrown into confusion after the Treasury blocked “non-essential” new payments for the summer over concerns that the […]

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Finance

UK Treasury blocks ‘non-essential’ overseas aid payments

Britain’s overseas aid programme has been thrown into confusion after the Treasury blocked “non-essential” new payments for the rest of the summer over concerns that the cost of relief work in Ukraine will breach a spending cap. Last year Boris Johnson’s government cut Britain’s overseas aid budget after the Covid pandemic, “temporarily” ditching a manifesto […]