The Daily Populous

Saturday June 2nd, 2018 evening edition

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The life-imitating-art incident saw the 41-year-old actor jumping to the rescue of a Deliveroo cyclist, who was being attacked by four men.

According to British reports on Friday (June 1), the gang attacked the cyclist and even smashed a bottle on his head.

Meanwhile, Mr Cumberbatch, who was riding in an Uber with his wife Sophie Hunter, jumped from the car and intervened.

He then dragged the four men off the cyclist, and was almost punched by the men, but managed to dodge the attack.

The Uber driver, who was taking Mr Cumberbatch and his wife to a club, said: "The cyclist was lucky, Benedict's a hero.".

As the car was about to turn into Marylebone High Street, they saw four guys pushing around a Deliveroo cyclist, said Mr Dias.

It was only after Mr Cumberbatch yelled at the group that Mr Dias realised it was the Doctor Strange actor. »

ZTE hired Trump campaign veteran one day after US president said he might help the company out; two weeks later, a deal was announced

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Embattled Chinese telecom company ZTE hired one of Donald Trump’s former election campaign staff a day after the president first mused about easing sanctions against it, a new report has revealed.

And two weeks after it hired Bryan Lanza, an account manager at lobbying giant Mercury Public Affairs on May 14, the White House announced that a tentative deal had been struck with ZTE to relieve the crippling restrictions, The Daily Beast reported on Friday.

The filing says Mercury will “perform government relations and public affairs services, including setting up meetings with US government officials related to US sanctions”. »

Wearing glasses may really mean you're smarter, major study finds

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If you wear glasses I’ve got some good news: you may well be smarter than the average person.

Specifically, people who were more intelligent were almost 30% more likely to have genes which might indicate they’d need to wear glasses.

Which is why a lot of defense lawyers get their clients to wear glasses at trial. »

US tariffs a dangerous game, says EU

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The US is playing a "dangerous game" by slapping tariffs on European steel and aluminium, the European Union's trade commissioner has said.

The EU has issued a 10-page list of tariffs on US goods ranging from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to bourbon.

This situation could only be defused by the US withdrawing its measures against the EU, she added. »