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ETF for UK Stocks Feels the Brexit Impact

ETF for UK Stocks Feels the Brexit Impact

Aug. 5, 2018 10:01 p.m. ET The biggest U.K.-focused exchange-traded fund available in the U.S. has been losing investors amid the political turmoil in the United Kingdom. The fund, iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU), saw a net outflow of $396 million in the first seven months of this year, bringing its total assets at […]

Samantha Eastwood: police find body in search for midwife

Samantha Eastwood: police find body in search for midwife

Detectives searching for missing midwife Samantha Eastwood, 28, have found a body, Staffordshire police said. A 32-year-old man who had previously been arrested by Staffordshire police in connection with her disappearance has been re-arrested on suspicion of murder. The force said two other men, aged 28 and 60, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting […]

Now that the UK is stockpiling food, maybe it's time to admit Brexit is a mistake?

Now that the UK is stockpiling food, maybe it's time to admit Brexit is a mistake?

Prospect magazine’s Jonathan Lis has a piece titled “36 things that will happen if Britain crashes out of Europe with no deal” that I, an American who has been casually but not obsessively following Brexit, found extremely helpful. Let’s back up a second: In 2016, the British people narrowly voted to exit the European Union. […]

Fields medal: World's most prestigious maths prize stolen from UK refugee minutes after winning it

Fields medal: World's most prestigious maths prize stolen from UK refugee minutes after winning it

A medal considered the world’s most prestigious maths prize has been stolen from a Cambridge professor just minutes after he was awarded it in Rio de Janeiro.  Caucher Birkar, a Kurdish refugee from Iran, was one of four winners of the Fields Medal, often dubbed the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics”, at the International Congress of Mathematics on Wednesday. The professor […]

UK weather forecast: 'Damp and gloomy' Heavy rain hits UK ahead of scorching weekend

UK weather forecast: 'Damp and gloomy' Heavy rain hits UK ahead of scorching weekend

A new weather front is swinging in across the UK clashing with a band of high pressure and causing heavy rain for the next two days before the skies will clear to deliver scorching temperatures over the weekend. Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern warned the band of low clouds will also bring hill and coastal […]

UK will act alone against tech firm tax avoidance if global solution falters

UK will act alone against tech firm tax avoidance if global solution falters

The UK would clamp down on overseas technology firms like Google and Facebook by acting unilaterally to introduce a digital revenue levy, if efforts to agree to an international solution on tax avoidance falter, the government said. The financial secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, suggested that tough action would be taken, despite opposition from […]

'Brexit created doubt': Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms

'Brexit created doubt': Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms

“This is the hardest year,” says Alexandru Barbacaru, director of Est-Vest Services, a Romanian employment agency for temporary workers for the UK. Sitting in his office in central Bucharest, his desk cluttered with filled-in application forms and tax documents for past and present workers, Barbacaru explains the mounting difficulties for companies such as his, which […]

Reports: Body found in Mediterranean near where UK student went missing

Reports: Body found in Mediterranean near where UK student went missing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- According to the University of Kentucky, a student studying abroad this summer in the Middle East has gone missing. Courtesy: Facebook Reports say that a body has been found in the Mediterranean sea near where University of Kentucky student TeNiya Nora Jones went missing. Jones, a 19-year-old sophomore from Ft. Myers, Fla., […]

Beware China's role in UK nuclear industry

Beware China's role in UK nuclear industry

While we need to be concerned about China’s growing presence in Britain’s electricity generation (Nuclear power: China’s move into UK hints at scale of its wider ambitions, July 27), we should be asking searching questions of our government. They seem not to understand (or don’t care about) the nature of the companies they are dealing with. […]

UK weather: More than a month's worth of rain falls in one afternoon as holiday travel chaos continues

UK weather: More than a month's worth of rain falls in one afternoon as holiday travel chaos continues

Parts of the UK were deluged with more than a month’s worth of rain in just a few hours as the weather continued to wreak holiday travel chaos. The Met Office upgraded a weather warning for Northern Ireland to amber as the torrential downpour caused flooding of roads and businesses in Antrim. Belfast International Airport […]