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Delay Brexit if deal is rejected, Dominic Grieve tells Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I hope the prime minister will listen’ Conservative rebel Dominic Grieve has urged the prime minister to delay Brexit if her EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. Mr Grieve, who backs calls for another referendum, said she could remove the 29 March date from UK legislation and ask the EU for more time. Cabinet ministers who oppose leaving the EU without a deal had a “duty to resign” if she refused to do so. Ministers warn the UK faces…

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Apple launches payments service in Germany following delay

FILE PHOTO: Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, U.S., August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Apple has launched its mobile payments service in Germany, four years after its start in the United States and trailing Google, which started its payments app in the country in June. Customers at banks such as Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank unit Comdirect, Hypovereinsbank, Wirecard, Hanseatic Bank and of credit card providers Mastercard, Visa and American Express will from Tuesday be able…

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Crossrail delay: £1.4bn bailout as autumn 2019 launch delayed

Image copyright Transport for London Image caption Crossrail – to be known as the Elizabeth Line – had an original budget set at £15.9bn in 2007, which was then cut to £14.8bn in 2010 A £1.4bn bailout has been announced for Crossrail, as Europe’s biggest infrastructure project is pushed back beyond its launch date of autumn 2019. London’s £15bn route, to be known as the Elizabeth Line, had originally been due to open this month. The rescue plan – the third this year – will be used to plug a…

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Grenfell Tower MP calls for Universal Credit launch delay

Image copyright PA Image caption Emma Dent Coad says Universal Credit could leave many of her constituents without money over Christmas The MP whose seat is home to Grenfell Tower has urged the government to delay next week’s launch of Universal Credit in the area, saying it could leave survivors without income at Christmas. The benefit scheme is due to come to North Kensington, where the blaze left 72 dead, just 13 days before Christmas. The first payment takes five weeks to come through, a situation Emma Dent Coad described…

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26-30 railcard: ‘I’ll be £450 worse off because of delay’

Image copyright Clint Furnish Image caption Clint Furnish reckons he will miss out on £450 in savings after missing out on the 26-30 railcard by one day The launch of the new 26-30 railcard has been delayed slightly, it was announced on Friday. Millennials had been promised they could buy the popular discount card by the end of 2018 – but now the launch date has been moved to 2 January. It is only a delay of a few days, but for people turning 31 during this time it means…

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Row over ‘delay’ to fixed odds betting terminal changes

Image copyright Reuters MPs have criticised a “delay” to a planned crackdown on fixed-odds betting machines in bookmakers shops. Labour claims a cut in the maximum stake from £100 to £2 had been put back by six months. It has prompted speculation about the future of the minister who first announced the plan, Tracey Crouch. But Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright denied the policy had been delayed – saying it would come into force earlier than many people had expected. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in Monday’s Budget that the change to…

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Crossrail delay: £350m loan for London route announced by government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government has announced it will make £350m available to the Mayor of London to support the Crossrail project A £350m bailout of the delayed Crossrail project has been announced by the government. London’s £15bn route, to be known as the Elizabeth line, had been due to open in December, but will now be launched in autumn 2019. Transport for London said it would miss out on £20m in revenue, but the total cost of the delay could be far higher. Rail Minister Jo Johnson,…

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Audi’s electric SUV faces four-week delay because of software bug

FRANKFURT/SEOUL (Reuters) – Audi’s first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) will hit showrooms four weeks later than planned because of a software development issue, a spokesman for the German luxury car brand said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: People inspect the Audi E-Tron 5S Quattro during the first press day at the Paris auto show, Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo The spokesman said Audi’s e-tron midsize SUV faced delay because the carmaker needs new regulatory clearance for a piece of software that was modified during the development process.…

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Russia may delay cargo flight to ISS after accident: space agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia may delay a planned unmanned cargo shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) after the failure of a manned flight the previous day, Sergei Krikalev, a senior official from Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Friday. Specialists and rescuers gather near the Soyuz capsule transporting U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, after it made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, near the city of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan October 11, 2018. Federal Air Transport Agency “Rosaviation”/Handout via REUTERS The…

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U.S. senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability

(Reuters) – Three influential Republican U.S. senators on Thursday asked Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit to explain why it delayed disclosing vulnerabilities with its Google+ social network. The brand logo of Alphabet Inc’s Google is seen outside its office in Beijing, China August 8, 2018. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Google said this week it would shut down the consumer version of Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after revealing that the private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds…

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