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Qatar's foreign minister says Gulf crisis is all over a woman

Qatar’s Foreign Minister has made the extraordinary claim that the diplomatic crisis in the gulf was all brought about by a dispute over a woman renewing her passport. Speaking on Qatari national television Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani said that the country’s refusal to extradite the wife of an Emirati opposition figure led to the UAE taking an aggressive ...

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‘Won’t cut the ribbon!’ Trump cancels visit to London over ‘bad’ new embassy

Published time: 12 Jan, 2018 06:07 Edited time: 12 Jan, 2018 06:50 Donald Trump has called off his UK visit, where he was scheduled to open the new $ 1.2 billion US embassy on January 16. In an outburst on Twitter, the US president said the new location is “bad” and no, he won’t cut the ribbon. Trump said the ...

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Teacher told black 13yo he might be lynched over schoolwork

Parents of an Ohio eighth grader say that a middle school teacher threatened their son with lynching if he did not focus on his classwork. “[My son told us] his teacher had told him that if he didn’t get back on task, that his friends were going to lynch him, and we thought that he must have misunderstood,” Tanisha Agee-Bell, ...

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Freedom of speech? Liberal Twitter battle over Virgin Trains ditching the Daily Mail

Virgin Trains’ decision to stop selling the Daily Mail has exposed divides in the UK liberal Twittersphere, with LBC radio firebrand James O’Brien and Blairite columnist David Aaronovitch battling on the social media platform. The issue of freedom of speech was at the centre of the debate, with Aaronovitch dubbing Virgin’s decision “an act of censorship” against the British paper, ...

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Baseball agent fired over allegations he secretly filmed clients in shower

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 12:08 Baseball agent Jason Wood has been fired by his employer, CSE Talent, for allegedly filming clients while they took a shower at his home in St. Louis. Accusations against the agent emerged after a baseball player who prefers to remain anonymous reportedly found a hidden camera in the bathroom while using the shower in ...

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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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400yo viola left looking like ‘car ran over it’ following Alitalia flight (PHOTOS)

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 11:30 An Italian airline is under fire for its handling of a 17th century viola, whose owner claims the instrument was given back to her looking like a “car ran over it.” Myrna Herzog was travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome with Alitalia on January 2, when her 17th century viola da gamba was ...

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Trump’s lawyer sues BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS over Russia dossier

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has filed two defamation lawsuits against Fusion GPS and Buzzfeed for publishing the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, arguing that it contains “false and defamatory” allegations. In a pair of lawsuits filed Tuesday, Michael Cohen argues that the dossier has resulted in “harm to his personal and professional reputation, current business interests, and the impairment of business ...

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Russian company toasts victory over rights to iconic Stolichnaya vodka brand

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 13:53 Edited time: 9 Jan, 2018 15:01 A Dutch appeals court has upheld a ruling giving rights to the iconic Stolichnaya brand of vodka to a Russian state-owned company. The ruling comes after a lower court had stripped the rights from a firm in Luxembourg. Read more Stolichnaya vodka is one of the most globally-renowned ...

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Chaotic cabinet reshuffle reveals lack of control May has over Tory MPs

Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, which had been expected to be the biggest shake-up since her election, has been labelled a disaster. One MP quit instead of accepting a demotion and another minister refused to give up a portfolio. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt threw a spanner in the works for the prime minister, when he refused a move to become Business ...

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