Warren Buffett: There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with making a hostile bid

Warren Buffett responds to a question about hostile bids and activist investors.

  • Boris Johnson slams Jeremy Corbyn's 'shameless Brexit U-turn and betrayal of millions' after Labour's decision to back a customs union
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    Boris Johnson slams Jeremy Corbyn's 'shameless Brexit U-turn and betrayal of millions' after Labour's decision to back a customs union

    Boris Johnson blasted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over what he called a “shameless U-turn” with Labour’s decision to back a customs union amidst ongoing Brexit negotiations. The dramatic statement came in a heated debate in the Commons on Monday, following Theresa May providing an update on negotiations between Britain and the European Union.

  • Bill Turnbull says he nearly quit ‘unbearable’ cancer treatment
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    Bill Turnbull says he nearly quit ‘unbearable’ cancer treatment

    Bill Turnbull, a former presenter of BBC Breakfast, says cancer has been a ‘massive pain in the backside’. The former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull has told of the debilitating effects of undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer. The Classic FM host, 62, revealed he was diagnosed with the disease at the end of last year, and it spread to his legs, hips, pelvis and ribs.

  • Pippa Middleton baby: Heavily pregnant Pippa 'spotted arriving at Lindo Wing maternity unit with husband carrying bags'
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    Pippa Middleton baby: Heavily pregnant Pippa 'spotted arriving at Lindo Wing maternity unit with husband carrying bags'

    A heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton has reportedly been seen entering the Lindo Wing maternity unit in central London alongside her husband James Matthews. The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, who attended the Royal Wedding on Friday, was smiling as she walked into St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, according to the Daily Mail. A picture showed her financier husband carrying two holdalls as he walked into the £7,500-a-night unit where Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte were born.

  • Strictly star Craig Revel Horwood slams claims judges ‘fix’ scores
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    Strictly star Craig Revel Horwood slams claims judges ‘fix’ scores

    Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has slammed claims the judges “fix” scores on the BBC ballroom show. The show has come under fire from fans and professional dancers who have accused the judges of influencing viewer votes. Former Strictly pro Ola Jordan suggested back in 2015 that the panel deliberately gave higher scores to certain contestants, something show bosses have denied.

  • Theresa May has reneged on her Brexit promises at every turn – that’s why we need to march for a Final Say on Saturday
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    Theresa May has reneged on her Brexit promises at every turn – that’s why we need to march for a Final Say on Saturday

    On Wednesday European Union leaders gather for their summit in Brussels when the principle elements of the Brexit deal between the EU and the UK are supposed to be agreed, pending the Withdrawal Agreement being finalised at a special summit in mid-November. Prime minister Theresa May is due to address a working dinner of heads of government on the topic. There was some drama yesterday with unplanned talks between leading Brexiter, the Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, aimed at paving the way for the emergence of a deal in Brussels.

  • When do the clocks change, why do we use GMT – and do we still need to?
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    When do the clocks change, why do we use GMT – and do we still need to?

    October has arrived; the leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping and the mornings are gradually becoming lighter later.

  • Harry and Meghan may have breached etiquette by announcing baby news at Eugenie's wedding, says expert 
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    Harry and Meghan may have breached etiquette by announcing baby news at Eugenie's wedding, says expert 

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to announce their pregnancy to family and friends at Princess Eugenie’s wedding has been branded a “faux pas” by Britain’s leading etiquette expert.

  • Best grammar schools in 2018 according to GCSE league tables
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    Best grammar schools in 2018 according to GCSE league tables

    The Tiffin Girls' School in Kingston upon Thames is at the top of the tree when it comes to GCSE performance among grammar schools.

  • Nicola Sturgeon calls for extension of Brexit transition period
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    Nicola Sturgeon calls for extension of Brexit transition period

    Nicola Sturgeon said a longer transition period was ‘vital to avoid another cliff-edge scenario’. Nicola Sturgeon has called for an extension of the proposed 21-month Brexit transition period to give the UK government more time to negotiate a compromise with opposition parties, in order to deliver a “commonsense” future relationship with the EU. “If the last two years have shown us anything, it is surely that more time will inevitably be needed to agree the future relationship, and so being able to extend the transition period will be vital to avoid another cliff-edge scenario,” Scotland’s first minister said.

  • Bugatti Chiron rendered as off-roader to speed into the apocalypse
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    Bugatti Chiron rendered as off-roader to speed into the apocalypse

    This'll be the ultimate off-road rig, until something breaks.

  • Sign up for fashion updates from the Duchess of Sussex's Royal tour direct to your phone 
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    Sign up for fashion updates from the Duchess of Sussex's Royal tour direct to your phone 

    Stay up to date with exclusive fashion and style content from The Telegraph's fashion team as we bring you the inside track on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal tour via daily WhatsApp updates direct to your phone. 

  • Footage Shows Hurricane Michael's Destructive Path Through Panama City
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    Footage Shows Hurricane Michael's Destructive Path Through Panama City

    Florida resident Ricky Lee Jones captured video of Hurricane Michael from his Panama City home. The videos were shot from October 10 to October 12, the videos show the hours leading up to the hurricane making landfall and the days after the storm hit the area. The death toll was at 17 on Monday but authorities expect that number to rise, according to local media. Credit: Ricky Lee Jones – The Premier Property Group via Storyful

  • Australia congratulates royal couple on news of first child
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    Australia congratulates royal couple on news of first child

    Australia's prime minister was among the first world leaders to congratulate Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on the news they were expecting their first child, as the royal couple toured Sydney's Opera House on Tuesday. Kensington Palace on Monday announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a baby next spring. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison took the opportunity of a media conference on Israel to congratulate the couple.

  • Google Pixel 3 XL review: four reasons to buy and four reasons to avoid the bigger Pixel
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    Google Pixel 3 XL review: four reasons to buy and four reasons to avoid the bigger Pixel

    The Google Pixel 3 release is one of the biggest of the season. It’s a truth universally acknowledged by the tech community, the Google Pixel phones have one of the best cameras around, and the Pixel 3 XL is no exception. Portrait mode on the Google Pixel 3 XL is stunning.

  • Russian Orthodox Church breaks with Constantinople in row over Ukraine
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    Russian Orthodox Church breaks with Constantinople in row over Ukraine

    The Russian Orthodox Church said on Monday it had decided to break off all relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in protest over its endorsement of Ukraine's request for an "autocephalous" (independent) church. Speaking in Belarus after a meeting of the Russian Church's ruling body, Metropolitan Ilarion, a cleric, said the Holy Synod had been left with no choice but to sever ties with the Patriarchate in Istanbul, seat of the global spiritual leader of roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians. Ukraine last week secured approval from Constantinople to establish an independent church in what Kiev said was a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs.

  • Severe weather caused by climate change 'could double the price of a pint'
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    Severe weather caused by climate change 'could double the price of a pint'

    It is the news that could cause the most hardened climate change deniers to finally take note. Scientists today revealed that the price of a pint could double if severe weather such as drought or hurricanes, or rising sea levels, hit the global supply of barley. The problem was said to be “modest” in comparison to climate change’s risk to life, but the lack of a cold beer on a hot day “adds insult to injury”.

  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian present Ugandan president with signed Yeezys trainers on African trip
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    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian present Ugandan president with signed Yeezys trainers on African trip

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian met the president of Uganda on a visit to the African country – and gave the 74-year-old a pair of white ‘Yeezys’ trainers. President Yoweri Museveni said he and the American rapper held "fruitful discussions" on Monday about promoting tourism and arts. The American rapper and his reality TV star wife have been vacationing in a national park in Uganda, where he is said to be recording music in a tent.

  • If you’re having scary dreams, this might be the reason why
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    If you’re having scary dreams, this might be the reason why

    With Halloween approaching, you may have been rewatching your favourite scary movies.

  • Gatwick accused of making second runway 'by the back door'
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    Gatwick accused of making second runway 'by the back door'

    Residents near Gatwick fear the airport will add hundreds of flights daily by using emergency runway. Gatwick airport has been accused of creating a second runway “by the back door” through plans to put its emergency runway into regular use, adding hundreds of extra flights every day. The airport, the second biggest to serve London, lost out to Heathrow when the government’s Airports Commission recommended where the next full runway should be built in south-east England.

  • Hiking the rooftop of Africa: Ethiopia's remote and beautiful Bale Mountains National Park
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    Hiking the rooftop of Africa: Ethiopia's remote and beautiful Bale Mountains National Park

    This is what life is like at the rooftop of Africa. Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park is an otherworldly place, strewn with Willy Wonka-esque giant lobelia plants, moon-like rock formations and oceans of wild heather spread like anemones across the ground.

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    Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants' chances

    A group suing Harvard University says the school uses a loosely defined "personal rating" to discriminate against Asian-Americans who apply to the school. Harvard denies any bias and says the race of students can only help, never harm, their chances of getting admitted. The Virginia-based group Students for Fair Admissions sued in 2014 and says Harvard should be halted from considering the race.

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    Thurber House announces 2018 finalists for humor prize

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber has announced the finalists for the country's top humor writing prize.

  • What is tether? Controversial cryptocurrency causes chaos for bitcoin price
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    What is tether? Controversial cryptocurrency causes chaos for bitcoin price

    In 2014, a group of developers launched a cryptocurrency with the ambitious aim of solving the problem of price volatility. Tether was the first so-called 'stablecoin', with the idea being that each token issued would be backed by one US dollar. Major cryptocurrency exchanges like Bitfinex adopted tether as a medium of exchange for traders to buy bitcoin, ethereum and other digital currencies, while banks in Taiwan used it to process international transactions.

  • See how the Porsche 911 has evolved through the years
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    See how the Porsche 911 has evolved through the years

    Numbers don't lie: engines, chassis, tyres, brakes; all have changed so much over time.

  • A halloumi bottomless brunch is coming to London
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    A halloumi bottomless brunch is coming to London

    A brand-new pop-up brunch will offer a halloumi-inspired menu with bottomless cocktails. Soho's Las Banderas will be serving brunch from Saturday October 22 until November 18 and the famous Cypriot cheese will be on the menu in six different ways. It will include a croque crypresea (like a croq monsieur but with halloumi and pork belly), a fondue with eggs and soldiers, a halloumi pitta, a halloumi aubergine pancake, a halloumi sandwich and halloumi ice cream with waffles and strawberries.