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Satellite firm bailed out by UK to be taken over by French rival

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A satellite company part-owned by the British government is due to be taken over by an EU rival this week, dashing hopes of fostering a UK firm to rival Elon Musk’s Starlink following its taxpayer bailout at the heigh...

Virgin Media O2 explores bid for rival TalkTalk

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Virgin Media O2 has explored making a multibillion-pound offer for broadband and the telecoms company TalkTalk in its latest move to build scale to create a new “national champion” to challenge BT and Sky. The pay-TV,...

Rival camps in UK leadership race aim fire at Penny Mordaunt

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Rival Tory leadership candidates have turned their fire on Penny Mordaunt as she continues to gather momentum in an increasingly acrimonious race. Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor, is still the frontrunner, having s...

Libya’s rival leaders under pressure as protests grow

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Libya’s rival leaders were under growing street pressure on Saturday after protesters stormed parliament as anger exploded over deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock. Libyans, many impoverished after ...

France and Turkey propose rival plans to get grain out of Ukraine

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Rival plans to export Ukraine’s vitally needed grain have been drawn up by France and Turkey, as concern grows over the potential impact on the world’s poorest people of failures so far to get the grain out of the cou...

Credit unions are helping Britons survive – but can they really rival banks?

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Credit unions have proved a lifeline for many people during the pandemic and cost of living crisis, and now they are being allowed to offer a wider range of products. Zero-interest loans for people in financially vuln...

Rival climate groups deflate SUV tyres in Glasgow and Edinburgh

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A new group of climate activists targeting the owners of sports utility vehicles has set itself up as a friendly rival to the Tyre Extinguishers by deflating the tyres of dozens of vehicles in the suburbs of Glasgow. ...

Shapiro: ‘Dangerous’ Republican rival Mastriano could override will of voters

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Josh Shapiro, who was nominated this week as the Democrats’ candidate for governor in the electorally critical state of Pennsylvania, has accused his Republican rival of intending to override the democratic will of vo...

Jamie Lee Curtis starts ‘feud’ with Marvel’s rival multiverse movie Doctor Strange

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Jamie Lee Curtis has berated Marvel’s new film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, comparing it unfavourably with her new movie Everything Everywhere All at Once while conceding she has blown her chances of g...

Navalny review – extraordinary documentary about the attempt to kill Putin’s rival

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In August 2020, Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader and general thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin, was taken gravely ill on a flight home to Moscow from Siberia. An emergency landing saved him; Navalny was hos...

Germany’s Watergate: 1950s chancellor used spy agency to infiltrate rival party

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Germany’s first democratically elected chancellor used the country’s foreign intelligence service to systematically spy on his biggest political rivals for almost a decade, a group of independent historians tasked wit...

Boris Johnson is an asset in the local elections – but on rival parties’ leaflets

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After his ratings plunged in the wake of “partygate” and as his government faces demands to act over the cost of living, it may be a surprise to discover that Boris Johnson’s face can be found on leaflets for the fort...

John Menzies accepts takeover bid from Kuwaiti aviation services rival Agility

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Executives at the British aviation services company John Menzies have accepted a £571m takeover deal from a Kuwaiti rival, after rebuffing three previous offers. A subsidiary of Agility Public Warehousing had made the...

Sony to launch PlayStation rival to Xbox Game Pass

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Sony is preparing to launch a PlayStation competitor to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, kick-starting a race between the console firms to establish a Netflix-style service for gaming. The service will offer a wide selecti...

UK-backed OneWeb to use rival SpaceX rockets after Russian ban

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OneWeb, the satellite company part-owned by the British state, is turning to Elon Musk’s SpaceX for help after it was barred from using Russian rockets to launch its latest orbiters. Under the arrangement, the communi...

‘I hear no talking now’: Nick Kyrgios sledges beaten Indian Wells rival Ruud

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Nick Kyrgios has made a mockery of the rankings with a win over world No 8 Casper Ruud in a grudge match at Indian Wells. Kyrgios made it clear the bad blood between the pair remains after swatting the Norwegian aside...

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