Deutsche Bank had internal talks about a merger with Swiss giant UBS

Deutsche Bank had internal talks about a merger with Swiss giant UBS

Deutsche Bank has made plans for a potential merger with Swiss banking giant UBS, a report from German newspaper Handelsblatt said on Wednesday. Citing people familiar with the matter, Handelsblatt said that senior Deutsche Bank staff discussed the possibility for a tie-up with UBS — which would combine the biggest lenders in Germany and Switzerland…

France says it would be ‚suicidal’ to accept Theresa May’s Brexit proposals

France says it would be ‚suicidal’ to accept Theresa May’s Brexit proposals

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union has more pressing priorities than Britain’s future relationship with the bloc, starting with its own future, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. EU leaders last week rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for post-Brexit trade, standing firm on their position that the plan would undermine their cherished…

The departure of Instagram’s cofounders is a bad thing for Facebook — but it could be even worse for the rest of us

The departure of Instagram’s cofounders is a bad thing for Facebook — but it could be even worse for the rest of us

It’s usually not huge news when the founders of a startup leave after their company is acquired. But the departure of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger from Instagram is a big deal — and not just because it was so unexpected. Their resignations are a huge blow to parent company Facebook. Their move puts the…

Some of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who previously defended him are now saying the sexual assault allegations he’s facing should be investigated

Some of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who previously defended him are now saying the sexual assault allegations he’s facing should be investigated

Several of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale colleagues who signed a letter publicly endorsing his nomination to the Supreme Court in August, are now voicing their support for an investigation into sexual assault accusations made against him. Kent Sinclair, Douglas Rutzen and Mark Osler, were among nearly 25 of Kavanaugh’s law school classmates who signed a…

Pret A Manger ignored 9 warnings about its bread before it killed a 15-year-old

Pret A Manger ignored 9 warnings about its bread before it killed a 15-year-old

Pret A Manger ignored nine warnings that its baguettes could cause deadly allergic reactions until a 15-year-old girl died after eating one of its sandwiches, an inquest has heard. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who suffered from numerous allergies, suffered a cardiac arrest and died after eating an artichoke, olive, and tapenade baguette in July 2016, the BBC…

England’s Wembley stadium is close to being sold to a US billionaire for £600 million

England’s Wembley stadium is close to being sold to a US billionaire for £600 million

England’s Football Association will hold a board vote on Thursday to decide whether to sell London’s iconic Wembley Stadium to US billionaire Shahid Khan, the Financial Times reported. If the sale goes through, the home of English soccer, will be sold to Khan, also known as Shad Khan, for £600 million ($790.4 million), according to…

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison at a Norristown, Pennsylvania, court on Tuesday. The 81-year-old comedian faced up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University women’s-basketball administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004. Montgomery County…

The $1249 iPhone XS Max is made out of only $443 worth of parts

The $1249 iPhone XS Max is made out of only $443 worth of parts

Apple shaved some parts from the display in its largest new iPhone, helping keep costs under control in what has become the priciest component of its phones in recent years, according to a new cost analysis of the device. TechInsights, an Ottawa, Ontario-based firm which rips open phones to analyze their contents and estimate the…

Trump claims he meant to make world leaders laugh during UN speech when he claimed his administration was most successful in US history

Trump claims he meant to make world leaders laugh during UN speech when he claimed his administration was most successful in US history

President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that he meant to make world leaders laugh during his address to the United Nations earlier in the day, though he initially said he „didn’t expect that reaction.” Early in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Trump boasted that his administration had accomplished more…