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London ranked the most prosperous spot in the UK, but its growth is slowing against other regions

London has held its position as the UK’s top spot for prosperity, but growth in the capital is lagging against a backdrop of fluctuating economic conditions and Brexit negotiations, new research suggests.

Barclays Wealth & Investments’ annual UK prosperity map, which will be published today, found London’s growth was slowing across a range of indicators measured by the study compared with the rest of the UK.

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Meat, Cheese, Bread: The Ultimate Charcuterie Picnic

Summer is well on its way, which means we’re finding every opportunity to take any meal al fresco. Sure, you could sit on the sidewalk or patio of your favorite neighborhood restaurant, but there’s something to be said for packing a good old-fashioned picnic. Whether you’re going on a hike, planning a day in the park, or sunning on the beach, this is our perfect formula for a summer lunch on the go.

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Poroshenko Compares Crisis In East Ukraine With 1986 Chernobyl Disaster

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has compared the April 26, 1986, Chernobyl nuclear disaster with the ongoing crisis in Ukraine’s east, adding that “Russia is conducting an undeclared war against his country.”

Speaking at Chernobyl nuclear plant site on April 26, where he and his Belarusian counterpart Alyaksandr Lukashenka commemorated victims of the nuclear disaster on its 31st anniversary, Poroshenko said:

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Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America

World War II affected the U.S. labor market in countless ways, but in the farms of the South and West, the impact was perhaps most visible when harvest time arrived. With American workers off fighting and therefore hard to come by, Mexican farm workers were brought to the U.S. as legal guest workers known as braceros.

Mexican laborers working on a farm in California, 1957.

The program continued after the war ended, as workers continued to cross the border in search of work. That was the world documented in 1957, when the photographer Sid Avery was assigned by the Saturday Evening Post to do a story on the Bracero program.

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Hungary, Iran to cooperate in joint mini nuclear plant project

Hungary will cooperate with Iran on setting up a small nuclear reactor for scientific-educational purposes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff told a news conference on Thursday.

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Kim Jong-un ‘has ordered North Korean hackers to rob World Bank, Bank of America’

North Korea has reportedly told its army of hackers to target major world banks and rob them.

This is according to the New York Times, which lists the Bank of America and the European Central Bank as targets for the country’s cyber-criminals.

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8 of the most expensive real estate developments in American history

A rendering of Hudson Yards, a new neighborhood planned for Manhattan’s far west side.Related Companies

With an estimated cost of $20 billion , New York City’s Hudson Yards neighborhood is set to become the most expensive private real estate development in American history.

When construction is complete in 2024, it will include all types of buildings, from luxury condos to boutiques to offices.

Elsewhere in the US, there are several similar projects — some of which cost billions.

Take a look at a few below.

City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

City Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The City Center in Las Vegas (from left to right: Mandarin Oriental, The Crystals, Aria, the Veer Tower, and Vdara).Wikipedia Commons

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the City Center features 16.7 million-square-feet of casinos, high-end shops, hotels, and luxury condos.

Construction on the estimated $8.5 billion project (which includes five towers) started in 2006, and the development opened three years later.

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