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‘Obscene’ bonus hike for AstraZeneca boss prompts investor anger

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AstraZeneca is facing mounting opposition over its plans to award its chief executive, Pascal Soriot, a big increase in bonuses, with three investor advisory groups calling on shareholders to vote against the policy. ...

‘It is obscene’: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pens blistering essay against social media sanctimony

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has written a detailed essay about the conduct of young people on social media “who are choking on sanctimony and lacking in compassion”, who she says are part of a generation “so terrified of...

‘Openly neglected by an obscene administration’: Sean Penn criticises Trump’s handling of pandemic

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Sean Penn has criticised Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, likening the former president’s approach to someone opening fire on vulnerable communities. Speaking at a press conference following the p...

Olga Koch review – uproarious, gleefully obscene comedy

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The comedian from far afield, observing British idiosyncrasies for the delight of British audiences: it’s a brand of comedy that will always tickle a crowd. It’s mainlined by Olga Koch – Russian born, American educate...

Labour attacks ‘obscene’ waste of funds on little-used export helpline

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Labour has accused the government of an obscene waste of money, after it emerged that an export hotline set up to help businesses took fewer than 3,000 calls in its first five months of operation. The call centre comp...