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Elon Musk sued by British rescue diver he called a ‘pedo’ and ‘rapist’ on Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is being sued for libel and slander by a British rescue diver who he called “pedo guy” on Twitter following the rescue of a group of young Thai soccer players who became trapped in a cave in July. Musk was widely criticized for making the unsubstantiated claim that the British diver, Vernon Unsworth, was a pedophile ...

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China escorts British assault ship on ‘freedom of navigation’ voyage through South China Sea

Beijing has reportedly dispatched a frigate and two helicopters to escort Royal Navy’s HMS Albion through the South China Sea, after the assault ship performed a “freedom of navigation” stunt on its patrol of the Asia Pacific. After departing Japan in August, the 176-meter amphibious transport dock of the Royal Navy headed towards Vietnam for a four-day goodwill visit this ...

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British Airways shuts down its ‘not commercially viable’ London-Tehran service

British Airways is to suspend its direct flights between London and Tehran, as the route is no longer “commercially viable.” The news comes as US sanctions on Iran hit foreign firms operating there. BA announced on Thursday that its last outbound flight from London to Tehran will be on September 22 and its last inbound flight on September 23. “We ...

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Feathers ruffled after British boxer chucks chicken at US fighter in Nando’s restaurant (VIDEO)

A brawl between two professional boxers has unfolded in a Belfast Nando’s. A now-viral video caught fighter Deontay Wilder chasing Billy Joe Saunders after Saunders reportedly hurled a chicken at the US heavyweight boxer. The two boxers are in Northern Ireland ahead of British boxer Tyson Fury’s heavyweight showdown with Italian Francesco Pianeta. Fury and Wilder look to face off ...

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Neither German nor British intelligence can prove Russia is behind Skripal poisoning – German MP

Failure to release any evidence of Russia’s alleged involvement in the Skripal case shows that neither German nor British intelligence services have anything on it, a member of the German Left Party, Heike Haensel, believes. Western media and politicians still seize every opportunity to pin the blame on Moscow for the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter ...

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Tesla stock dips after CEO Elon Musk calls British cave rescue diver a ‘pedo’

Shares in electric car maker Tesla plunged on Monday as investors in the company were not too impressed after CEO Elon Musk called a British caver involved in the rescue of 12 Thai children last week a ‘pedo’. A number of them told Reuters, requesting anonymity, that the latest controversy is distracting Musk from Tesla’s main business of producing electric ...

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Trump calls in British reinforcements as America’s longest war drags on

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK will almost double its troop numbers in Afghanistan, after a request by US president Donald Trump. The war in Afghanistan shows no signs of ending, 17 years after it began. Britain will send 440 troops to Afghanistan, bringing its total number of deployed forces to around 1,100. The troops will train ...

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Swiss lawyer jailed for telling tales about Russian business clients to British & US agencies

Matthew Parish, a lawyer from Geneva, has been sentenced to two months in a Swiss jail for libel and breaking attorney-client privilege after two Russian oil traders accused him of blackmailing them. According to a criminal complaint filed against Parish by Murat Seitnepesov and Konstantin Ryndin last month, the lawyer made public false allegations to make them pay a heavily ...

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UK plans to expose 'filthy money' allegedly sheltered by Russians in British offshores

The British parliament is set to approve legislation forcing the country’s offshore territories, such as the Virgin and the Cayman Islands, to disclose the identities of those benefiting from assets kept in their jurisdictions. Parliament will vote on the draft, proposed by Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, as early as next week, reports The Times. UK tax havens have up ...

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Sky News cuts off top British general after he asks ‘Why would Syria launch a gas attack now?’

UK broadcaster Sky News cut short Major-General Jonathan Shaw, formerly one the British Army’s most senior officers, in mid-sentence, as he cast doubt on London’s narrative on the alleged Syrian government gas attack in Douma. News presenter Samantha Washington asked Shaw a narrowly-worded question, asking if Russian denials about the government’s responsibility would mean it’s necessary for any UK intervention ...

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