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The Memorial Of A Prolific Fashion Legend

Anna Wintour and Gigi Hadid were among more than a thousand guests to attend a star-studded memorial for the late Karl Lagerfeld in Paris on Thursday. Chanel, Fendi and the designer’s eponymous label, organized together the 90-minute “Karl For Ever” tribute ,which was a fittingly magnificent spectacle to celebrate the …

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Marta: Breaking World Cup record a story for all women

Brazil forward Marta hopes her record 17th goal in the World Cup finals can help continue to raise the profile of the women’s game. The 33-year-old Orlando Pride forward, playing in her sixth World Cup, scored a penalty with 15 minutes left as Italy were beaten 1-0, which secured Brazil’s …

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Matthijs de Ligt decides to sign for Juventus from Ajax Fee expected to be in region of £62m, with Mino Raiola asking Juve to make De Ligt their second-highest-paid player

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has opted to join Juventus this summer, according to Sky in Italy. Juventus have moved ahead of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in negotiations for the 19-year-old, but are still to agree personal terms with De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola. De Ligt’s camp are asking for …

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Carney gives Facebook currency cautious welcome

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gave Facebook’s proposed digital currency Libra a cautious welcome in a major speech on Thursday. He said it could substantially lower costs and increase financial inclusion, but needs regulation. Mr Carney also announced that non-banks will be able to hold Bank of England accounts. …

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slack: Why is this loss-making tech firm worth $20bn?

Another tech start-up made a blockbuster debut on the US stock market last week, with shares in Slack ending the week more than 40% higher. That values the Silicon Valley-based business at $20bn, not bad for a messaging app that was only publicly released in 2014 and has never turned …

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Cannabis-laced beer and dog treats excite big firms

Big companies are scrambling to grab a share of the $150bn (£119bn) global cannabis market, eyeing products as diverse as beer and dog treats. That’s according to a report by Standard & Poor’s which predicts further expansion as legal cannabis becomes acceptable. The report by the ratings agency says growth may be …

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former Barclays chief John Varley cleared of fraud charges

The former chief executive of Barclays, John Varley, has been acquitted of charges of conspiracy to commit fraud. The Court of Appeal declined an application by the Serious Fraud Office to overturn a decision by Mr Justice Robert Jay that there was insufficient evidence against Mr Varley. However, the other …

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