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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – FIFA and Qatar announce joint venture to deliver 2022 FIFA World Cup™

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC will be responsible for the planning and delivery of operations and services for the tournament LLC combines FIFA’s extensive tournament experience with Qatar’s own global event knowledge and nine years’ host country work already undertaken Innovative model aims for greater efficiencies and control of event planning and delivery in order to ensure an optimum FIFA World Cup experience for all stakeholders In line with the FIFA 2.0 vision and its objective to create an innovative model that streamlines the operational delivery of the FIFA…

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Liam Fox: Customs union ‘would not deliver Brexit’

Image copyright Reuters Liam Fox says that staying in a permanent customs arrangement with the EU would “not be delivering Brexit”. The international trade secretary said he did not believe the UK could have an independent trade policy if it stayed in a customs union. Discussions between Theresa May and opposition parties are ongoing after her Brexit plan was overwhelmingly defeated in a vote earlier this week. And a number of parties have been making the case for a customs union. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who wants the UK…

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Warren Street baby: Student helps deliver newborn at Tube station

Image copyright BTP Image caption The London Ambulance Service was called to Warren Street Station A medical student who helped deliver a baby at a central London Tube station said it was a panicked situation. Hamzah Selim, 21, was on his way home from an anatomy lecture when he heard a woman screaming for help at Warren Street Station on Tuesday afternoon. The first-year medic rushed to help the woman, who was standing in a “pool of blood” alongside her sister, and used his jumper to protect the newborn. The…

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Brexit: Theresa May says MPs must ‘work together’ to deliver Brexit

Theresa May has called on MPs to “put self interest aside” and “work constructively together” to find a way forward for Brexit. Earlier, the prime minister won a vote of no confidence by 325 to 306, as rebel Tory MPs and the DUP backed her to stay in No 10. But just 24 hours before, both groups ensured her Brexit plan was voted down. The PM has met leaders from the SNP, the Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru, but not Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. She said: “I am disappointed that…

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May and Corbyn deliver Christmas messages

Image copyright Getty Images/PA Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are both giving Christmas messages Theresa May has used her Christmas message to praise the work of the Armed Forces, particularly in Syria and after the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. The PM said UK forces had “continued to demonstrate why you are the finest in the world”. Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn paid tribute to those who emulate the Good Samaritan in his Christmas message. He drew on the Christian parable to applaud those…

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Vanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island

Image copyright unicef Image caption The drone carried the medicine in a small styrofoam box A baby on a small Pacific island has become the first person given a vaccine delivered by a commercial drone. Unicef arranged for the drone to be flown some 40km (25 miles) across rugged mountains in Vanuatu that otherwise take hours to cross. About 20% of children in Vanuatu don’t receive important vaccinations because the supply is too difficult. The UN children’s organisation hopes that drone delivery will in future be of vital importance in…

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Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge

Image copyright iStock Some of Britain’s biggest employers are pressing the government to honour a promise to give mental health the same status as physical health at work. Royal Mail and WH Smith are among the companies asking the PM to follow through on her manifesto pledge to update health and safety legislation. That would mean employers would have to provide appropriate training for staff to deal with mental ill-health. About one in six of people at work have symptoms of a mental health condition. A government-commissioned review put the…

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News Daily: US mid-terms to deliver Trump verdict and Grenfell bonfire arrests

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Test of Trump as Americans go to the polls Donald Trump’s name may not be on the ballot, but today’s US mid-term elections are set to deliver a crucial verdict on his presidency two years in. His Republican Party currently holds sway in both chambers of Congress – reinforcing his power – but all that could change. The Democrats are tipped to fall short of winning the Senate but hope to claim the 20 or so seats they…

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IKEA teams up with Russian Post to deliver online orders

MOSCOW (Reuters) – IKEA Group on Thursday signed a delivery cooperation agreement with Russian Post in a bid to reach more customers as it develops its local online business. FILE PHOTO: The logo of IKEA is seen above a store in Voesendorf, Austria, April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo In a joint statement, the two companies said they were currently negotiating the terms of the agreement, which is expected to start in 2019. “The cooperation with Russian Post is an important step towards creating an efficient system of multi-channel sales,”…

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Jeremy Corbyn hoping to deliver speech at Jewish venue

Image copyright Reuters Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing opposition from Jewish organisations over plans to deliver a speech at a Jewish venue, the BBC understands. Labour had approached the Jewish Museum, in London, to ask if Mr Corbyn could speak there on Friday. Officials at the museum have turned down the request, but talks are said by Labour to be continuing. The museum is seeking clarification and reassurances about the nature of Mr Corbyn’s speech, the BBC understands. It also wants to ensure leading Jewish organisations are consulted and…

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