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  • Former Royal Navy chief urges MPs to probe foreign takeover of defence industry giant Cobham

    Former Royal Navy chief urges MPs to probe foreign takeover of defence industry giant Cobham0

    Admiral Lord West says he is ‘deeply concerned’ about the proposed sale of Dorset-based aerospace giant Cobham to American private equity firm Advent International for £4 billion A former Royal Navy chief today urges ministers to investigate the foreign takeover of a crucial part of Britain’s defence industry. Admiral Lord West says he is ‘deeply

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  • Simon Byrne: Challenges facing PSNI’s new chief

    Simon Byrne: Challenges facing PSNI’s new chief0

    Image caption Simon Byrne, 56, is set to take over the top job in the PSNI The new chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) starts his role on Monday at a time of huge challenge. Simon Byrne, 56, is taking over from Sir George Hamilton, who has retired after five years

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  • Ministry of Defence appoints first female Chief Scientific Adviser

    Ministry of Defence appoints first female Chief Scientific Adviser0

    Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “It’s poignant that we appoint Professor McLean as our first female Chief Scientific Adviser on International Women in Engineering Day, where we look to increase female participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. “ Prof McLean added: “Britain’s military has a distinguished record in developing and using science and I

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  • Former Interpol chief pleads guilty in Chinese bribery case amid crackdown by authorities

    Former Interpol chief pleads guilty in Chinese bribery case amid crackdown by authorities0

    Meng Hongwei, the former president of Interpol, confessed to accepting more than $2 million (£1.6 million) in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No. 1 Intermediate Court in the northeastern port city of Tianjin said Mr Meng read a statement containing the confession at a hearing. That move assures

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  • Twitter is on the hunt for a Tweeter in Chief

    Twitter is on the hunt for a Tweeter in Chief0

    THIRTEEN YEARS AFTER LAUNCHING, Twitter has finally decided it should hire somebody who knows how to use the platform. A job listing has appeared on the microblogging site, looking for a “Tweeter in Chief.” Someone who can “set the tone of who we are and how we act,” so an attitude of live-and-let-live towards white

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  • Microsoft’s security chief claims Internet Explorer isn’t a web browser

    Microsoft’s security chief claims Internet Explorer isn’t a web browser0

    Someone’s been at the French surrealist art books again MICROSOFT’S SECURITY BOSS has told punters that its venerable browser, Internet Explorer, isn’t actually a browser in a bout of Magrittian surrealism. Chris Jackson told the world in a blog post that Internet Explorer is, in fact, a ‘compatibility solution’ and shouldn’t be used as a daily

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