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Tory MP calls for pupils to learn UK national anthem to aid integration, create sense of identity

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell is calling for ‘God Save the Queen’ to be taught in schools across the UK to bolster a sense of “national identity” and aid integration – but the suggestion has been met with a backlash. “With such a diverse society, it is even more important that all schoolchildren in the UK are taught the national anthem,” ...

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Henry Bolton refuses to stand down as crisis hit UKIP leader calls for Britain to 'drain the swamp'

Crisis-hit UKIP leader Henry Bolton will not stand down from his position after his love life made national news headlines – because his girlfriend made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s future wife, Meghan Markle. Bolton spoke on Monday afternoon, after his party was hit with a wave of resignations, insisting he will not stand down. He took aim at the ...

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Pope Francis jokingly calls gossiping nuns ‘terrorists’

Pope Francis showed his humorous side to a group of giggling Peruvian nuns after jokingly calling them “terrorists” and accusing them of using his visit as an excuse to escape their convents for a little while. The pontiff’s light-hearted comments were made during his visit to a church in Lima, where he addressed some 500 nuns known as ‘contemplatives’, or ...

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State Duma urges swift blocking of online calls for school violence

Online calls for violence in Russian schools should be swiftly blocked, a top Russian MP said, commenting on recent stabbing attacks in Perm and Ulan-Ude. The existing laws provide sufficient tools to fulfill this task, he added. “All the means to block [social media] groups, which contain calls for violence in schools are in the possession of [Russian internet watchdog] ...

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Putin calls for development of digital economy within Eurasian Economic Union

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has reached a significant growth rate and should continue its development, Russian President Vladimir Putin has told leaders of the five-state bloc, according to the Kremlin website. Read more “We assume it is necessary to accelerate implementation of the whole ‘digital agenda’ of the union, and to coordinate efforts on development of the ‘internet economy,’ ...

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Not-so-instant message: N. Korea calls Trump’s New Year ‘bigger button’ jibe ‘spasm of a lunatic’

It took Pyongyang almost two weeks to respond to US President Donald Trump’s bragging about the size of his ‘nuclear button,’ but a state-run newspaper has now called it “spasm of a lunatic” and the “bark of a rabid dog.” The response came in the latest edition of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling party. In the ...

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MP calls for action after BBC men caught joking about gender pay row

The BBC has come under fire over its gender pay gap again after male presenters were caught laughing about the shameful conduct of the corporation. The Beeb’s own staff and an MP have been left reeling, calling for urgent action. Read more John Humphrys and Jon Sopel feature in a leaked video, recorded before Monday’s Radio 4 Today program, in ...

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‘My mind is actually changing’: Nigel Farage calls for a second Brexit referendum

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 12:02 Edited time: 11 Jan, 2018 12:22 The UK may need to hold a second Brexit referendum, staunch Brexiteer Nigel Farage has said. The former UKIP leader predicted that another vote would see voters back the move in “very much bigger” numbers. Former UKIP leader Farage – very much Mr. Brexit – said having another ...

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Trump slams 'sneaky Dianne Feinstein,' calls on GOP to take control over Russia probe

Donald Trump has lashed out at “sneaky” Sen. Dianne Feinstein for releasing a transcript of the interview that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee in August. “The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly ...

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Iran bans English in primary schools after calls to end Western ‘cultural invasion’

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 11:39 Iran has banned teaching English in primary schools, a top education official says. The move comes amid repeated calls from Tehran to put an end to the Western “cultural invasion” of the Islamic Republic. “Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head ...

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