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LONDON | HSBC reports net profit at $12.6B in 2018

LONDON (AP) — Europe‘s biggest bank has reported its net profit jumped 30 percent in 2018 from the previous year to $12.6 billion. The London-based bank, whose profit is mainly from Asia, said its revenue rose 5 percent from a year earlier to $53.8 billion. Pre-tax profit rose 16 percent to $19.9 billion, but lagged … Continue reading LONDON | HSBC reports net profit at $12.6B in 2018

LONDON | Glass houses: London’s Tate Modern wins privacy fight

LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Tuesday that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw legal stones, rejecting a claim that a viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern art gallery invaded the privacy of residents in luxury apartments next door. Owners of four glass-walled apartments in the Neo Bankside complex sought to force the … Continue reading LONDON | Glass houses: London’s Tate Modern wins privacy fight

LONDON | Liverpool climbs back atop EPL standings; United into 4th

LONDON (AP) — With fans growing increasingly nervous, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp knew his players needed to make a statement about their title credentials against Bournemouth on Saturday. They delivered just the right message with a rampant display in a 3-0 win at Anfield that not only put the team back atop the English Premier … Continue reading LONDON | Liverpool climbs back atop EPL standings; United into 4th

LONDON | Prince Philip, 97, gives up driver’s license after crash

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says 97-year-old Prince Philip has decided to stop driving, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that left two women injured. The palace said Saturday that “after careful consideration,” Queen Elizabeth II‘s husband “has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license.” Philip was behind … Continue reading LONDON | Prince Philip, 97, gives up driver’s license after crash

LONDON | George Michael’s art collection up for auction at Christie’s

LONDON (AP) — George Michael left a rich legacy of music — and of visual art. The musician’s collection of works by some of Britain’s most famous contemporary artists is going up for auction in London next month, auctioneer Christie’s announced Friday. The sale includes pieces by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and other … Continue reading LONDON | George Michael’s art collection up for auction at Christie’s

LONDON | Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

LONDON (AP) — Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said Thursday evening the platform is making a series of changes to … Continue reading LONDON | Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

LONDON | American Airlines pilot arrested, suspected of being drunk

LONDON (AP) — Police say an American Airlines Pilot has been arrested at Britain’s Manchester Airport on suspicion of being drunk. The Greater Manchester Police force said Friday that police “received a report that an airline pilot may have been under the influence of alcohol” at the airport in northwest England on Thursday morning. Officers … Continue reading LONDON | American Airlines pilot arrested, suspected of being drunk