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By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - The weakening U.S. dollar fell to its lowest in more than a year against key world currencies on Friday as investors assessed comments from the European Central Bank and obstacles to U.S. President Donald Trump's domestic agenda, while a global gauge of stocks snapped a 10-session streak of gains. The euro built on sharp gains from a day earlier, rising to near two-year highs against the dollar and undermining European stocks, with Germany's DAX equity index falling 1.7 percent. ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday financing conditions remained broadly supportive, and that the euro's appreciation had "received some attention." However, he did not cite that as a problem nor did he directly try to talk the currency down.
Floyd Mayweather is one of the most lucrative pay-per-view (PPV) attractions of all time and one of a very elite group of athletes to see their career earnings nose above the $1bn mark. A shrewd businessman and the greatest boxer of his generation — if not all time — Mayweather has been listed as the highest paid athlete in the world four times by the American business magazine Forbes. Mayweather is so rich that he even changed his boxing identity to reflect his staggering wealth.
A British woman has reportedly been sentenced to one year in prison in Dubai for having consensual sex, after her ex-lover threatened to expose their affair to her friends and family. The unnamed woman and her Pakistani ex-lover have been found guilty of having sex outside marriage, which is illegal in the UAE, after she flew out to visit him for a week in 2016 following a three year relationship on Facebook. The man claimed that when the woman came to visit in 2016 he picked her up from Dubai International Airport and drove her to a flat to the nearby emirate of Sharjah where he claims a Pakistani religious scholar married them verbally.
Brenda Hale, the new president of the supreme court, will bring years of experience at the highest level of the judiciary and a strong feminist voice to the country’s most senior court. Legal gossip suggests that the outgoing president, Lord Neuberger, was appointed in 2012 as a “stop Hale” candidate.
Be it a celebratory glass of Champers or a post-work Prosecco, you’d be hard pushed to find a person or a situation it doesn’t suit. A bright idea of a bar in more ways than one, it has taken over a section of Brewer Street’s neon-filled Lights of Soho and will stay until end of summer serving a vast array of sparkling wines and food to match. There is a refined natural wine from Austria, and bubbles from Brazil.
Bittersweet video images of Syrian women removing their burqas and burning them after being liberated from Isis in Raqqa have been released by Kurdish forces. The short film shows tearful wives, mothers and daughters removing religious garments and setting fire to them in a displaced persons camp north of the city, where Isis is under severe pressure. The woman were joyous to finally be free from the tyranny of the so-called caliphate, which is hanging on in Raqqa – it's last major stronghold.
Jodie Whittaker. ‘Is she any good?’ So asked Peter Holdridge’s children. Of course we must applaud the arrival of Jodie Whittaker in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who (Time for change, G2, 18 July). Female actors have taken male roles in living memory – think Fiona Shaw as Richard II, though Richard was neither hero nor heroine (perish the word).
Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, flew into a rage and rained down blows on little Alex Malcolm, Woolwich Crown Court heard. Iheanacho, who was in a relationship with Alex's mother Lilya Breha, told her he wanted to go out to buy a DVD and would take Alex with him. After they entered the park's play area, a witness reported hearing Iheanacho shouting at Alex about a lost shoe.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte had the time of their lives when they were given a guided tour of two helicopters by their pilot father. The excited youngsters clambered into the cockpit of the aircraft flown by the Duke of Cambridge in his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot, and another model.
Societe Generale had been slow to release information to Tracfin, the economy ministry body that tracks the movement of money that could be used to finance terrorism
It looks like a glowing speck or star moving swiftly around the surface of Mars. The tiny moon Phobos orbits the red planet in a new time-lapse video released by NASA. The Hubble Space Telescope captured a series of 13 images of Mars over the course of 22 minutes on May 12, 2016—at a time when the red planet was 50 million miles from Earth—and Phobos unexpectedly stole the spotlight.
• It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Guardian proofreading is sometimes found wanting: a feature in last Saturday’s Review section in which seven authors named their favourite Jane Austen book (The magnificent seven, page 2) quoted a passage from Northanger Abbey and described this as a vigorous remonstration from General Tilney; the words were actually those of General Tilney’s younger son, Henry. Furthermore, an illustration on the front page of the section showed Austen characters reading “Northern Abbey” and “Pride and Predjudice” [sic].
Sean Spicer’s snap resignation has led to a flurry of memes both mocking and celebrating his time in the White House.
Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to lose weight, scientists confirm
SoundCloud is stopping a team of people from downloading and archiving content hosted on its platform, according to Motherboard. Organisations and individuals have started various archiving projects in the last two weeks amid growing concern that SoundCloud could be about to shut down. SoundCloud cut 40% of staff on July 5 and TechCrunch reported that it could run out of money within 50 days.
Bank of America is the latest major to announce it will move its center for European operations out of London after Brexit, selecting Dublin while other banks are moving to Frankfurt
Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, has offered private reassurances to one of Wall Street's most powerful investment banks that he is pushing for a lengthy transition deal to help the City prepare for Brexit. Sky News has learnt that Mr Hammond addressed a meeting of Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS-PB - news) ' board in London three weeks ago to help soothe concerns about a possible 'cliff-edge' exit from the European Union (EU). A source close to the Treasury said that the meeting between the Chancellor and Goldman's board took place on 29 June, but was not publicly disclosed by Mr Hammond's department.
Thick black smoke billowed into the sky as 72 firefighters tackled a huge blaze at a scrapyard in south-east London. About half the yard was alight and 40 people were forced to leave a nearby premises as a precaution, London Fire Brigade said. Images and video posted on social media showed huge plumes of smoke rising from the site of the fire.
The crew of the USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in the warship's collision with a Philippine cargo ship in June and had not been paying attention to their surroundings, according to initial findings in an investigation, a U.S. defence official told Reuters on Friday. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer, and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. The collision tore a gash below the Fitzgerald's waterline, killing seven sailors in what was the greatest loss of life on a U.S. Navy vessel since the USS Cole was bombed in Yemen's Aden harbour in 2000.