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UK warns East Europe against ‘hostile Russia,’ plans to spend £100mn to tackle ‘disinformation’

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 04:29 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 04:37 The UK plans to spend £100 million over five years to counter what it calls a Russian “disinformation” campaign, Downing Street has said, releasing key points of PM Theresa May’s Eastern Partnership summit speech where she plans to fully outline her anti-Russia strategy. Delegations from EU member states ...

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£1bn Royal Navy destroyer aborts Gulf mission after breakdown

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 22:26 One of the most advanced Royal Navy warships, which cost around £1 billion, had to abort its mission in the Persian Gulf and return to the UK. This leaves the country without a seaworthy destroyer as five other vessels are already undergoing maintenance. The HMS Diamond Type 45 destroyer, which was on a 9-month ...

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UK ‘complicit in promoting famine’ in war-torn Yemen

Britain is becoming “dangerously complicit” in facilitating famine as a weapon in Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen, it has been claimed. Academic Alex de Waal has joined former Tory minister Andrew Mitchell in warning the UK over its role. De Waal says the US and the UK, and others on the UN Security Council, risk becoming accessories to the “worst ...

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David Cameron may have ‘done some sort of deal’ with Rupert Murdoch – Ken Clarke

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 20:20 Former Prime Minister David Cameron may have “done some sort of deal” with media tycoon Rupert Murdoch before the 2010 general election, according to former Tory justice secretary Ken Clarke. “Suddenly we got the Murdoch empire back on our side.” His comments were made in evidence to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) inquiry ...

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Mum wants Sleeping Beauty removed from school curriculum… are fairy tales rife with harassment?

A mother is calling for Sleeping Beauty to be removed from a school’s curriculum claiming it sends an “inappropriate sexual” message. She’s not the first to suggest Disney’s ‘fairy tales’ might have more than a few hidden hints of rape and harassment. Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, north Tyneside, blasted the cartoon for failing to teach children about consent. She ...

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Secret Brexit report: Europe alarmed at UK’s ‘chaos & confusion’ & ‘low quality politicians’

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 14:41 A leaked document reveals Europe’s alarm at Britain’s Brexit “confusion.” Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs quotes senior EU figures describing “chaos in the Conservative government” and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as “unimpressive.” According to RTE News, which obtained the document, officials said “the biggest problem is the chaotic political situation in the UK government,” ...

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Britain faces ‘longest fall in living standards since the 1950s’

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 12:11 Britain is on track for the longest period of falling living standards since records began, a think tank has warned. Its analysis shows Chancellor Hammond’s budget will drive up inequality and see families suffer their biggest squeeze since the 1950s. The Resolution Foundation, a think tank which focuses on how to bolster living standards, ...

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‘I’m a f**king legend’: Cheers as police Taser man who picked fight with literally everyone (VIDEO)

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 12:57 Footage has emerged of a well-dressed man shouting “I’m a f**king legend” before being tased by police in front of a cheering crowd. The man had been strutting around London Bridge station, challenging commuters and station staff to a fight. The video shows the man, identified as Alan Parker Silver, 34, of Margate, Kent, ...

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