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The Emoji Movie gets thumbs down from critics

The reviews are in – and it’s not looking great for The Emoji Movie, despite it starring the likes of James Corden and Patrick Stewart. Film review website Rotten Tomatoes, which collates reviews, currently has the movie on a 0% rating. Which means not one of the 23 critics whose reviews are on the site so far have given the film the thumbs up. The film invites viewers inside a smartphone, where an emoji called Gene has a glitch which allows him to use expressions other than his “meh” face….

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Prince William steps down from ambulance job to become full-time royal

Prince William will give up his day job on Thursday when he completes his last shift as an air ambulance pilot before focusing full-time on his royal duties. The 35-year-old prince, the second-in-line to the throne after his father, Charles, announced in January he would quit his role as a pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance (EAAA) to take more of the official roles relinquished by Queen Elizabeth who since turning 90 last year has eased up on her workload. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Trailer: War for the…

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Sean Spicer quits: White House press secretary plays down 'row'

Media playback is unsupported on your device White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has moved to minimise talk of divisions within the the Trump administration after announcing his resignation. Mr Spicer is reportedly stepping down because he is unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director. But he told Fox News he he had “no regrets” about his six-month stint. Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has been picked for the role that Mr Spicer had partially filled. The shake-up at the White House comes amid several investigations…

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AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data. Police in the US and Europe collaborated on the operation. According to Europol, there were more than 250,000 listings for illegal drugs and toxic chemicals on AlphaBay. The agency said it believed the bust would lead to hundreds of new investigations in Europe. “The capability of drug traffickers and other…

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Unbuttoned: How to Dress Down Like a Power Player

Unbuttoned By VANESSA FRIEDMAN François-Henri Pinault, the chief executive of Kering, the French luxury conglomerate that owns Gucci, Saint Laurent and Brioni, wore a stretched-out zip-up hoodie. So did Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga. Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, wore a Mr. Rogers black cardigan and baggy black shorts. Ivanka Trump wore an oversize white shirt, untucked, and skinny jeans. Omid Kordestani, executive chairman of Twitter, wore a Patagonia puffer. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, wore skinny cargo pants and a cardigan the color of dried…

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Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges

Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union to “get down to business”. Mr Davis is in Brussels for a second round of formal talks on Brexit. He said his priority was to “lift the uncertainty” for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU. The EU says there must be substantial progress on this – and on a financial settlement and the issue of the Irish border – before trade talks can begin….

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Gilberto Silva tells Jack Wilshere: It's down to you whether you have an Arsenal future – LISTEN

Jack Wilshere Saturday, July 15, 2017 Gilberto Silva has told Jack Wilshere his Arsenal future is in his own hands. The midfielder spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and, with 12 months left on his Gunners contract, is facing a make-or-break year at the Emirates. Former Arsenal ace Silva, a fans’ favourite during his six-year spell in north London, insists Wilshere has talent to force his way back into Arsene Wenger’s team but must show he is up for the fight. Speaking to Ian Abrahams at the Star Sixes event at…

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