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Johnson attacks ‘puerile’ protesters over bid to block Trump’s UK visit

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that the UK should welcome Donald Trump, and launched an attack on “puerile and backward-looking” protesters trying to block a visit from the US president. READ MORE: Donald Trump cancelled UK trip because he wouldn’t get the ‘love he deserves’ Writing in his Sunday Telegraph column, Johnson blamed leaders of the Labour Party ...

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Outrage as MPs abandon legal bid to block release of ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys

A government announcement that it will not challenge a Parole Board decision to release prolific ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys has been met with outrage on social media. Justice Secretary David Gauke told MPs in the Commons on Friday that it would “not be appropriate” to judicially review the decision around Worboys’ impending release, which was approved by the Parole ...

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Uber used secret program to block office computers and thwart police raids – report

Apart from evading law enforcement and flouting local laws and bans, ride-hailing company Uber allegedly used special technology to remotely lock down equipment in order to protect files from police raids. Read more From spring 2015 until late 2016, the firm’s employees in San Francisco regularly deployed the secret tool to shut off computers in Uber foreign offices to hide ...

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Bodycam slam in Big Apple: NYC police union seeks to block release of footage

As NYC moves to equip its police force with bodycams by 2020, its main police union is suing to block the release of such footage without a court order. Civil rights groups say the public has a right to view the videos. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), which represents two-thirds of NYC’s 36,000 officers, has filed a lawsuit at the ...

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‘Hypocrital US demands Iran unblock protesters’ Instagram after ordering to block mine’ – Kadyrov

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has ripped into Facebook and the US government for the blocking of his social media handles, saying, Washington views support for Syria and Palestine’s Jerusalem claim as backing terrorism. In a message posted to Telegram Wednesday, Kadyrov accused the US of “hypocrisy” for condemning the Iranian government’s blocking of Instagram and Telegram during the ongoing protests, ...

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Twitter given 24 hours to block Khodorkovsky group’s account

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 14:23 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 14:28 Russia’s Internet watchdog has demanded that Twitter delete the account held by the ‘Open Russia’ movement, viewed as an undesirable group in Russia, and has threatened to ban access to the whole microblog service if Twitter does not comply. Open Russia’s press service on Wednesday told Interfax that ...

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Saakashvili supporters block roads & build barricades in Kiev, preventing his removal by police

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 10:48 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 10:56 Around 200 supporters of detained ex-Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili are blocking roads and erecting barricades in the heart of the Ukrainian capital. Police used tear gas against the protesters, who are impeding the vehicle taking him for questioning. Ukrainian security forces used tear gas against protesters demanding the ...

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Internet giants block opposing views, threaten open web – US watchdog chief

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 13:30 Edited time: 29 Nov, 2017 13:34 Internet giants are deciding what content users see and routinely block or discriminate against content they don’t like, which makes them a threat to an open internet, the head of the US communications watchdog says. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head Ajit Pai argued on Wednesday against critics who ...

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Duma committee backs bill to block ‘undesirable’ foreigners from entering Russia

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 11:29 The Russian lower house Committee for Legislative Work has approved a bill that would allow parliament to ban foreigners from entering the country if they are deemed a threat to Russia’s security or its values. Read more The bill allows either chamber of the Russian parliament to issue entry bans for foreign citizens who ...

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French truckers block borders to protest ‘unfair competition’ from eastern Europeans

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 21:53 French truck drivers have blocked traffic at border crossings with Italy, Belgium, Spain and Germany to protest EU regulations which they say fail to protect their jobs from a cheaper Eastern European workforce. The drivers blocked the Frejus tunnel in Modane before dawn Tuesday, with 200 trucks gathering on the crossing with Italy at ...

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