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Switzerland gets ready to vote on ending free movement with EU

By Imogen FoulkesBBC News, Geneva Related Topics Brexit image copyrightReuters image captionThe push to scrap the freedom of movement deal comes from the right-wing Swiss People’s Party Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to abandon their free movement of people agreement with the EU. Supporters say the move will allow Switzerland to control its borders and select only the… Read more →

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Brexit: Get ready because this time it’s for real

Image caption Michael Gove made his statement to the Commons on Monday The government has warned that the outcome of ongoing Brexit negotiations will not alter significant changes to trade with EU that business needs to prepare for. “Customs declarations are complicated”: That’s according to page 8 of a 208-page government guide to importing and exporting after the transition period… Read more →

Brexit: Northern Ireland ports ready to build infrastructure

Image caption Belfast Harbour has reached agreement in principle on “the specification, design and layout of the new inspection facility”. Operators of NI’s major ports say they are ready to build Brexit related-infrastructure as soon as government confirms what is necessary. The ports have been engaging with Stormont’s Department of Agriculture (DAERA) over the creation of border control posts (BCPs).… Read more →

Brexit: Irish Sea border ‘unlikely’ to be ready by January

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under the deal, NI will continue to follow EU rules on agricultural and manufactured goods The new ‘Irish Sea border’ is unlikely to be operational by 1 January, a think tank has concluded. The Institute for Government (IfG) also said that the government should extend the Brexit transition period. Under the Brexit deal, new… Read more →

Get ready for the ‘holy grail’ of computer graphics

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Jason Ronald from Xbox Ray tracing has always been the “holy grail” of computer graphics, says Jason Ronald, head of program management for the gaming console Xbox. The technique simulates a three-dimensional image by calculating each ray of light and promises stunning lighting effects with realistic reflections and shadows. The method finds where it bounces,… Read more →

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca ready to supply potential vaccine in September

Image copyright Getty Images Drugs giant AstraZeneca has announced it is ready to provide a potential new coronavirus vaccine from September. The firm said it had concluded deals to deliver at least 400 million doses of the vaccine, which it is developing with Oxford University. AstraZeneca said it was capable of producing one billion doses of the AZD1222 vaccine this… Read more →

Mastercard staff can work from home ‘until ready’

Image copyright Reuters Mastercard staff can continue working from home until they “feel comfortable” going to the office amid the pandemic. The credit card firm employs about 20,000 people globally, with a “large percentage” now working from home. Rather than forcing them back to offices, staff can make their own decision on timings, it said. Twitter said last week it… Read more →