Business

London retains second place behind New York in list of world’s best financial hubs, latest research suggests

New York has maintained its place at the top of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), while London has held on to second place as Chinese cities slipped. The index, published by the Z/Yen Group in partnership with think-tank China Development Institute, will be a relief to London in particular after it lost access to […]

Politics

Football fans set to be allowed to stand at English stadiums before end of this season

Football fans in England are set to be allowed to stand at games before the end of the current season, in a reversal of the 30-year rule requiring all-seater stadiums. Many clubs in the Premier League – including Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United – have recently installed “safe standing” areas, with rail seating, […]

Business

Profits rise at Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reported a 7 per cent increase in profits in the second quarter, with many of the companies owned by the sprawling conglomerate benefiting from the economic recovery. The investment company disclosed on Saturday that it had earned US$28.1 billion, or US$18,488 per class A share, in the three months to the […]

World News

Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled amid rising COVID cases, chief admits

The Tokyo Olympics – due to begin on Friday – could be cancelled at the last minute because of rising coronavirus cases, the Games’ chief has admitted. Toshiro Muto said discussions are continuing because it is impossible to foresee what may happen with COVID-19 infections. With cases rising in the Japanese capital and a state […]

Business

Tokyo 2020: Can the Olympics succeed behind closed doors?

Intended to mark Japan’s economic revival but hit by the pandemic, the games have instead become a matter of survival. When Shinzo Abe became prime minister of Japan in 2012, one of his first actions was to summon the team in charge of Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. Madrid and Istanbul were strong […]

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Shaded restaurant patios to beat the heat in Denver, Boulder | The Know

Editor’s note: This is part of The Know’s series, Staff Favorites. Each week, we will offer our opinions on the best that Colorado has to offer for dining, shopping, entertainment, outdoor activities and more. (We’ll also let you in on some hidden gems). Find our previous Staff Favorites here. Patios for playing games, patios for finding views, […]

Politics

COVID-19: More areas could be heading for Tier 4 after Christmas, minister hints

More areas could be moved into Tier 4 after Christmas given the “very worrying” new coronavirus variant, a cabinet minister has told Sky News. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the mutation “is very concentrated in London and the South East”, where full lockdown measures are already imposed. “We’ve now had time to think again about […]

Politics

Britons could be banned from travelling to EU countries under COVID rules when Brexit transition ends

Travel from the UK to the European mainland could be disrupted as a result of coronavirus restrictions once the Brexit transition period ends, the foreign secretary has said. The UK will no longer be part of the European Union’s free movement rules after 1 January. Just a small number of countries with low COVID-19 rates […]

Politics

Senate Republicans could be an obstacle for Biden’s Cabinet nominees.

Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive Vermont independent, has emerged as a contender for labor secretary in President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s administration, a prospect that would suit his ambitions of being a warrior for working Americans — and one that makes some Senate Republicans very uneasy. It is a testament to the deterioration of the […]

Politics

Brexit: EU criminals to be banned from Britain after UK leaves European Union

Convicted criminals from EU countries will be banned from entering Britain from 1 January, under plans to be presented to MPs later. Once the UK’s Brexit transition period ends and it is no longer bound by the bloc’s rules on free movement, foreign criminals sentenced to at least one year in jail will be prevented […]