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EU scraps 115 grants for UK scientists and academics amid Brexit row

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British scientists and academic researchers have been dealt a blow after 115 grants from a flagship EU research programme were terminated because of the continuing Brexit row over Northern Ireland. One academic said h...

Germany scraps Nazi-era law that barred doctors’ abortion ads

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Germany has abolished a Nazi-era law that criminalises doctors who provide information about abortion procedures. The governing social democrat, liberal and green parties, as well as the leftwing Die Linke, provided s...

Austria scraps compulsory Covid jabs despite rising infections

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Austria is scrapping its vaccine mandate, four months after it became the first EU country to make jabs obligatory for all adults and as infection rates across Europe are rising again. The controversial law was introd...

Israel scraps Independence Day fireworks after appeals from veterans

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For the first time, cities across Israel have scrapped fireworks displays that normally mark the country’s Independence Day out of consideration for military veterans and others with post-traumatic stress disorder. Pa...

Turn veg scraps into a Korean pickle: Tom Hunt’s cauliflower rib kimchi – recipe

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“Every time we prepped a cauliflower for the florets there were all these ‘ribs’ leftover, so we chopped them up and made them into kimchi,” says Tom Hill, chef, fermenter and owner of Duck Soup and Little Duck The Pi...

Croatia scraps euro coin design over plagiarism controversy

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Croatia’s national bank announced a new tender for the country’s one-euro coin design after a plagiarism scandal led to the withdrawal of an earlier submission. Croatia is preparing to adopt the euro currency in 2023 ...

Cambridge University scraps prisoners programme after 2019 terror attack

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Cambridge University has scrapped a programme which taught prisoners alongside students after the deadly 2019 Fishmonger’s Hall terrorist attack was carried out at one of its events. Jack Merritt, 25, who was employed...

BT scraps hunt for Openreach partner as fibre rollout costs fall

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BT has scrapped plans to find a joint venture partner to help fund the rollout of its next-generation broadband network to an extra 5 million homes, ahead of a potential takeover move by billionaire investor Patrick D...

‘Stab in the back’: French fury as Australia scraps submarine deal

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France has expressed fury over Australia’s surprise decision to scrap a huge submarine deal in favour of nuclear-powered subs from the US, describing it as a “stab in the back” from Canberra and a strain on its friend...

OnlyFans scraps plans to ban sexually explicit material

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OnlyFans, the user-generated adult content site, is reversing course on plans to ban “sexually explicit” content after securing agreement with its payment processors, it has announced. Last week, OnlyFans said it woul...

Pret a Manger scraps dividend as Covid closures hit sales

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Pret a Manger has ditched its dividend payment to shareholders and warned of “material uncertainties” over whether it can continue as a going concern, saying it was still too early to know the full impact of the Covid...

Japan scraps mascot promoting Fukushima wastewater dump

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The Japanese government has been forced to quickly retire an animated character it had hoped would win support for its decision this week to release more than 1m tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi...

Credit Suisse scraps bonuses, bosses exit after Archegos, Greensill fallout – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news as Credit Suisse revealed a £3.4bn hit from the Archegos fallout

UK government scraps green homes grant after six months

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The government has scrapped its flagship green homes grant scheme, the centrepiece of Boris Johnson’s promise to “build back greener” from the Covid-19 pandemic, just over six months after its launch. The abandonment ...

City watchdog scraps bonuses for its top staff after LC&F scandal

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The City watchdog is scrapping performance-related pay and bonuses for senior executives, and also plans to impose salary cuts, as it faces criticism over its handling of the London Capital & Finance (LC&F) in...