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Conflict of interest: Test body for cars in VW emission scandal receives 70pc of funding from companies it services

Nearly 70 per cent of funding for the agency comes from car companies it investigates, lawyers call for robust and transparent probe into the rigged devices by and independent agency 

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Nearly 70 per cent of funding for the agency comes from car companies it investigates, lawyers call for robust and transparent probe into the rigged devices by and independent agency 

Conflict of interest: Test body for cars in VW emission scandal receives 70pc of funding from companies it services
Stop elephant abuse! World Animal Protection renews calls for travel companies to stop selling elephant rides and shows

The chartity says 63 travel companies have signed up to its elephant friendly tourism pledge, signifying a 'major shift' in attitude in the industry

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The chartity says 63 travel companies have signed up to its elephant friendly tourism pledge, signifying a 'major shift' in attitude in the industry

Stop elephant abuse! World Animal Protection renews calls for travel companies to stop selling elephant rides and shows
Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the odds of the planet being home to some form of life.

29 Sep 2015 - 1:38AM

Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the odds of the planet being home to some form of life.

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars
Hot wax: Chinese sculptor Zhang Molei recreates North Korea's leaders, large and life-like
What does the US government shutdown mean for the global economy?
China imprisons four men for selling dead brides for ‘ghost marriages’
‘Google for spies’ software tracks social media habits – and predicts future behaviour
Living near an airport could increase risk of strokes and heart disease
Top British firms condemned for prolific use of tax havens
Jay-Z and Beyonce accused of ‘propaganda’ for Castro as they holiday in Cuba

Two Republican Congress members have complained to the Obama administration over Jay-Z and Beyonce's trip to Cuba, which is still subject to a trade embargo imposed by the US government that restricts US tourism.

8 Apr 2013 - 11:34AM

Two Republican Congress members have complained to the Obama administration over Jay-Z and Beyonce's trip to Cuba, which is still subject to a trade embargo imposed by the US government that restricts US tourism.

Jay-Z and Beyonce accused of ‘propaganda’ for Castro as they holiday in Cuba
Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows
Growing trend of Hollywood’s ‘artistic surrender’ to please China

In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, “nobody knows anything”. Now, however, everybody knows at least one thing: whatever you do, be nice to China. If your movie features a Chinese villain, change his nationality. If your plot omits a scene in China, insert one - preferably with gleaming skyscrapers. If your production deal lacks a Chinese partner, find one. If Beijing’s censors dislike certain scenes, cut them.

31 May 2013 - 2:13PM

In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, “nobody knows anything”. Now, however, everybody knows at least one thing: whatever you do, be nice to China. If your movie features a Chinese villain, change his nationality. If your plot omits a scene in China, insert one - preferably with gleaming skyscrapers. If your production deal lacks a Chinese partner, find one. If Beijing’s censors dislike certain scenes, cut them.

Growing trend of Hollywood’s ‘artistic surrender’ to please China
Revealed: How porn addicts’ brains are changed
Spain considers saying adios to the siesta
British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services.

British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes
Iran passes new bill that lets men marry adopted daughters
Britain introduces new visa for Chinese to attract tourists and businessmen

British Chancellor George Osborne today heralded the “next big step” in Britain’s relationship with Beijing when he unveiled a new visa system to make it easier for Chinese business leaders and rich tourists to visit the UK.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

British Chancellor George Osborne today heralded the “next big step” in Britain’s relationship with Beijing when he unveiled a new visa system to make it easier for Chinese business leaders and rich tourists to visit the UK.

Britain introduces new visa for Chinese to attract tourists and businessmen