2020.02.01

News Headlines - 01 February 2020

Airbus resolves global bribery scandal for record $4B | Compliance Week

European plane maker Airbus will avoid criminal prosecution after agreeing to pay a total of €3.6 billion (U.S. $4 billion) in penalties to prosecutors in the United States, United Kingdom, and France over an “endemic” bribery scandal that saw the company pay bribes to win contracts in 20 countries around the world.

Turnaround costs push Deutsche Bank to $6 billion loss - Reuters

Deutsche Bank plunged to a bigger than expected loss of 5.7 billion euros ($6.3 billion) last year, its fifth in a row, as the cost of its latest turnaround attempt hit earnings... The latest attempt, under CEO Christian Sewing, is a 7.4-billion euro drive to cut 18,000 jobs, shrink its investment bank and focus on corporate as well as private banking.

'Happy Brexit Day' signs at Norwich flats say 'only speak English' - BBC News

"Happy Brexit Day" notices telling residents "we do not tolerate" people speaking languages other than English have been posted at a block of flats.
A resident of Winchester Tower in Norwich first spotted them at 06:00 GMT on Friday, as first reported in the Huffington Post.
The man, who does not want to be named, has reported the signs - which he said were on every floor - to the police.

Outrage at BBC Horrible Histories for 'trashing Britain' | Daily Mail Online

The BBC has provoked outrage by screening an 'anti-British' children's programme on Brexit Day.
Hosted by Left-wing comedian Nish Kumar, Horrible Histories Brexit suggested Britain had historically failed to produce anything of note, relying instead on imports... Kumar begins by introducing a series of CBBC 'comedy' clips. In one sequence, Queen Victoria is labelled 'foreign' and portrayed as a dullard who is shocked to discover that sugar, tea and cotton do not come from England.

Coronavirus: Denmark in cartoon bust-up with China over flag - BBC News

A Danish newspaper has rejected China's demand for an apology after it published a satirical cartoon of a Chinese flag with the five gold stars replaced by the deadly coronavirus.
China's embassy in Denmark called the Jyllands-Posten cartoon, published on Monday, "an insult to China".
The paper and cartoonist Niels Bo Bojesen must "publicly apologise to the Chinese people", it said.

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