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Christmas bills: Fight over holiday display costs taxpayers $450,000

A symbol of Christmas joy has turned into a nearly half-million-dollar legal bill for Plantation taxpayers. The city last year lost its lawsuit against a couple over a massive Christmas display, but its legal fees amounted to as much as $450,000. FROM OUR PARTNERS: International Travel Has Changed: What You Need to Know Pause Unmute Current Time0:02 / Duration Time2:11 ... Read More »

Govt allays concerns over mobile tower radiation

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday sought to allay concerns over radiation emitted from mobile towers, saying studies so far have not revealed any health hazards. The comments come in the wake of a Supreme Court order directing the deactivation of a BSNL tower in Gwalior on the plea of a 42-year-old cancer patient. ‚ÄúThis is not the final order ... Read More »

Ireland voices anger over EU rivals wooing finance firms from London

The Irish Financial Services centre in Dublin, one of four main alternative locations for financial firms alongside Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Ireland has complained to the European commission that it is being undercut by rival centres competing to host financial firms looking for a base in the European Union outside London after Brexit. Last week, the US ... Read More »

Hounded over Merkel selfie, Syrian refugee sues Facebook

A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad will take Facebook to court Monday for spreading defamatory fake news. Anas Modamani, 19, argues the US social media giant has failed to take down doctored images that have falsely linked him to, among other things, deadly Islamist attacks in ... Read More »

Chelsea fans guilty over Paris Metro racism

Four Chelsea fans accused of aggravated violence against a black man on the Paris Metro have been given suspended one-year sentences by a French court. Joshua Parsons, 22, and James Fairbairn, 25, had denied their actions of February 2015 were racist in nature. Their co-accused, fellow Chelsea fans Richard Barklie, a 52-year-old former policeman, and William Simpson, 27, were tried ... Read More »

May slaps down Johnson over Saudi comments

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was not setting out government policy when he said Saudi Arabia and Iran were stoking proxy wars across the Middle East, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. Johnson, known for his colourful use of language and tendency to go off-script, told an audience in Rome last week that the absence of ... Read More »

Exclusive – Goldman Sachs considers Frankfurt move over Brexit: sources

Goldman Sachs is considering shifting some of its assets and operations from London to Frankfurt, three people familiar with the matter said, as it tries to secure access to the European Union market when Britain leaves the bloc. The U.S. investment bank is examining the step as a way to qualify for supervision by the European Central Bank, putting some ... Read More »