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UK economy above pre-Covid levels in November

The UK economy surpassed pre-Covid levels for the first time in November after recording stronger-than-expected growth.

The Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 0.9% between October and November.

That was higher than economists’ expectations and meant the economy was 0.7% larger than in February 2020.

Ichthyosaur: Huge fossilised ‘sea dragon’ found in Rutland reservoir

“I rang up the county council and I said I think I’ve found a dinosaur,” explained Joe Davis, who works at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

During landscaping work at the reserve’s reservoir in February 2021, he had spotted something odd poking out of the mud.

It wasn’t a dinosaur. But it was the fossilised remains of a 10m-long sea predator called an ichthyosaur.

U.S. to Levy Tariffs Over Digital-Service Tax, but Suspend Implementation

won’t be imposed while U.S., other countries seek to negotiate a resolution

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, testifying before a House panel on May 13, says she is looking to resolve the issue through the Group of 20 and other international organizations.
PHOTO: ANNA MONEYMAKER/GETTY IMAGES
By Yuka Hayashi and Paul Hannon
Updated June 2, 2021 12:48 pm ET
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. said Wednesday it will impose tariffs on the U.K. and five other countries in response to their taxes on U.S. technology companies, but will suspend the levies for six months as it seeks to negotiate an international resolution.

U.S. trade representative Katherine Tai said investigations determined that tariffs were justified because of digital-services taxes imposed on U.S. companies by the U.K., Austria, India, Italy, Spain and Turkey.