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UK agrees to end tax on US tech giants when global deal takes effect

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The UK has agreed to phase out its tax on US tech giants such as Google and Facebook, averting the threat of retaliatory tariffs from the United States. A deal between the two countries will keep the digital services ...

France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content

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France has hailed a victory in its long-running quest for fairer action from tech companies after Facebook reached an agreement with a group of national and regional newspapers to pay for content shared by its users. ...

NFL agrees to end race-based brain testing in $1bn settlement

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The NFL agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing that critics said made it difficult for Black retirees to qualify for awards in the $1bn settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal f...

Clean environment is a human right, UN council agrees

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The UN’s main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognise the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right, and to appoint an expert to monitor human rights in the context o...

Iran agrees deal with UN on monitoring of nuclear programme

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Iran has agreed to allow UN nuclear inspectors to install new memory cards into its cameras monitoring the country’s controversial nuclear programme in a move that could keep the inspection process on life support, an...

Apple agrees to let iPhone apps email users about payment options

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Apple has conceded ground in the battle over app payments, agreeing to allow app developers to email users about alternative ways to pay other than the in-app payment system where the tech giant takes a cut of every p...

Cobham agrees Ultra deal and Meggitt nears takeover in British aerospace sell-off – business live

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Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets as UK manufacturer Meggitt pushes ahead with Parker Hannifin buyout

Britney Spears’ father agrees to step down as conservator ‘when the time is right’

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Jamie Spears has agreed to step down from his long time role as conservator of his daughter Britney Spears’ estate “when the time is right,” according to court filings. Jamie Spears’ departure would mark a significant...

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS after maker agrees discount

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A breast cancer drug that was rejected for routine NHS use in England earlier this year has now been recommended by health officials after a discount was agreed with the manufacturer. The decision has been described a...

Rothermere agrees deadline extension to take Daily Mail owner private

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Lord Rothermere has agreed an extension until the end of September to the deadline to make an £810m bid to take the parent company of the Daily Mail private. The Rothermere family, which controls a 30% stake in Daily ...

Smiths Group agrees to sell medical division to US private equity firm

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The UK engineering firm Smiths Group has agreed to sell its medical division to the US private equity firm TA Associates in a $2.3bn (£1.7bn) deal, in the latest of a string of UK acquisitions by overseas buyers. Smit...

World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list

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The Great Barrier Reef will not be placed on a list of world heritage sites “in danger” after a global lobbying effort from Australia against the proposed listing. The 21-country World Heritage Committee on Friday ign...

Prince Harry agrees publishing deal to write his memoirs

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The Duke of Sussex has agreed a publishing deal to write his memoirs and said he would do so “not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become”. The global deal for his “literary memoir” was announced by Pen...

Marco Silva agrees to take over at Fulham after turning down Fenerbahce

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Marco Silva has agreed to take over as Fulham manager on a three-year contract, having turned down an offer from Fenerbahce to take over at the Championship club. The former Hull City and Watford manager has been out ...

James Franco agrees to $2.2m settlement for sexual misconduct suit

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James Franco has agreed to pay $2.2m to settle a class-action lawsuit for allegedly pushing his former film students to perform increasingly explicit sex scenes on camera. The settlement, first revealed by the Hollywo...

Insurer Hiscox agrees settlement with action group over Covid losses

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The insurer Hiscox has agreed a settlement with a group of about 400 companies over business interruption losses suffered as a result of lockdowns during the Covid-19 crisis. Thousands of businesses tried to make clai...

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