5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 19th November 2020

Justin Waite
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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 19th November 2020


5. Today Sony's latest console Playstation 5 gets its officially UK release, having previously been released in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on 12 November.

The state of the art machine costs £349.99 for the Digital Edition, £449.99 for the version with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and pre-orders are showing stock levels evaporating in record time.

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4. Chinese president Xi Jinping has said China will open up its "super-sized" economy to import more high-quality goods and services.

China will also sign free trade pacts with more countries, he said on Thursday.

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3. Apple will pay $113m (£85m) to settle allegations that it slowed down older iPhones.

Thirty-three US states claimed that Apple had done this to drive users into buying new devices.

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2. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called on the government to give a week's notice of any new restrictions that may apply when the shutdown ends on 3rd December.

The organisation - which represents more than 70,000 firms employing six million people - said the government must give businesses adequate time to prepare to re-open.

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1. The largest military investment in 30 years is set to be announced by the Boris Johnson - an extra £4bn a year over the next four years.

The money will fund space and cyber defence projects such as an artificial intelligence agency, and could create 40,000 new jobs, the government said.

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