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Expelled Russian diplomats leave embassy in London (VIDEO)

Expelled Russian diplomats have left the country’s embassy in London. It is part of sanctions imposed by UK PM Theresa May last week following claims of Moscow’s involvement in the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal. A video provided by the Ruptly news agency shows several vehicles leaving the territory of the diplomatic mission on Tuesday. Earlier, minibuses were captured ...

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Close associate of late runaway Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies in London

A Russian businessman and an associate of the one-time billionaire Boris Berezovsky, Nikolay Glushkov, has died in London. Police treated his death as “unexplained” but said it was not linked to the ex-double agent poisoning case. Glushkov died in his home in London, the Russian Vedomosti newspaper board member, Damian Kudryavtsev, told the Russian Govorit Moskva radio station, citing some ...

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Terrorist ‘teacher’ found guilty of grooming ‘army of children’ to attack London landmarks

A self-styled teacher and supporter of Islamic State has been found guilty of trying to create an “army of children” more than a hundred-strong to help carry out a wave of terrorist attacks across London. The defendant, 25-year-old Umar Haque was convicted of preparing acts of terrorism between March 25 and May 18 last year. Among his intended targets were ...

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Gay rights group Stonewall pulls out of London Pride because it isn’t diverse enough

Gay rights group Stonewall has pulled out of London’s biggest LGBTQ event over claims there is not “enough diversity” at the march. The group says it will march instead with UK Black Pride Every year, the gay community in London – and many from further afield – come together to celebrate being able to live openly as homosexuals. In 2017, ...

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Amazon expands its TechStars Alexa Accelerator to London, starts search for second cohort

Amazon continues to tap into the developer community to expand the ubiquity of its Alexa voice-based assistant, and it’s taking the strategy international. Today the company opened applications for the Alexa Accelerator, the program for startups building solutions and services for voice-based assistants, which Amazon runs in conjunction with TechStars. Most notably, as part of this second edition, Amazon will ...

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Anti-fur protesters cause mayhem at London Fashion Week show

Anti-fur campaigners have caused a stir at London Fashion Week, protesting designer Christopher Kane’s show. Kane is well known for using fur, most recently releasing a range of mink-covered Crocs shoes in 2017. Animal rights group Surge has harried London Fashion Week (LFW) at every corner, protesting at the Burberry, Mary Katrantzou, and Christopher Kane shows, while also targeting 180 ...

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Man sentenced to 17 years after running through London half-naked and murdering tourist (VIDEO)

A half-naked, coked-up killer ran through the streets of London after stabbing a French tourist to death, horrific footage shows. Nicholas Foy has been sentenced to 17 years for the crime. Foy, 39, was recorded by CCTV running through the streets of Eltham gripping a blade on August 11 last year. The father of three was suffering from a delusional ...

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London Bridge terrorists pumped up on drugs before attack – court hears

Terrorists who killed eight people on London Bridge had pumped themselves full of steroids before launching their brutal van and knife rampage on Saturday night revellers, a pre-inquest hearing has heard. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, each had traces of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in their system when they carried out the attack on June 3 last ...

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Get a whiff of London’s fatberg as it goes on display in London museum

London’s 130 tonne fatberg, which was plucked from the British capital’s Victorian sewers last year, has been preserved and put on display. Now visitors can get up close and personal with the monstrosity at the Museum of London. Curator Vyki Sparkes said she has been hoping for a fatberg for a number of years to preserve for the museum. [embedded ...

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US tech giants offer to come to London for fake news inquiry… but MPs prefer to fly there instead

Facebook, Google and Twitter all offered to travel to the UK to testify in Parliament’s inquiry into fake news. But rather than accepting the offer, MPs resolved to splash more taxpayer cash and fly to the US instead. The online giants had reportedly offered to send their top American executives to London to face the inquiry, but according to sources ...

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