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Protesters stand off against police bulldozing ‘eco-camp’ to build Airport

The activists are refusing to budge or abandon their encampment as they face bulldozers that are razing down their barracks that are built on a site destined to become the largest airport in western France. Activists of ZAD, the French abbreviation for Zone to Defend, have been protesting the demolition of their camp since Monday, covering the area with barricades ...

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Washington police stand by initial conclusion of no foul play in Russian media tycoon's death

Metropolitan Police have said they still believe the death of the Russian media tycoon in Washington in 2015 was an accident. The latest assertion comes in light of a secret report alleging Mikhail Lesin was “bludgeoned to death.” “MPD [Metropolitan Police Department] stands behind its original assertion that Mr. Lesin’s death was not a homicide,” the MPD’s press office said ...

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Ex-Bolivia president to become first former head of state to stand trial in US

A federal judge has ruled that the former president of Bolivia must face a civil trial in the US. The case alleges the Bolivian military massacred at least 50 citizens in extrajudicial killings in 2003. A judge in Florida ruled last week that former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and his former defense minister, Jose Carlos Sanchez Berzain, must stand ...

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‘We’ll always be Israel’s friend’ – UK defence secretary vows to stand by ally at London gathering

The UK’s new defence secretary has risked stoking tensions over Britain’s role in the Middle East after he heaped praise on Israel, while omitting to mention Palestinians. Months after President Trump announced he would move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively becoming the first nation to recognize the ancient city as the capital of Israel, Gavin Williamson ...

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‘We’ll always be Israel’s friend’ – UK defence secretary vows to stand by ally at London gathering

The UK’s new defence secretary has risked stoking tensions over Britain’s role in the Middle East after he heaped praise on Israel, while omitting to mention Palestinians. Months after President Trump announced he would move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively becoming the first nation to recognize the ancient city as the capital of Israel, Gavin Williamson ...

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NFL rejects Super Bowl ad calling to stand for national anthem

The National Football League (NFL) has rejected an advertisement for the Super Bowl program submitted by veterans group AMVETS, which urges people to stand for the national anthem. The league refused to approve a one-page ad for the Super Bowl LII program from the nation’s largest veterans service organization, featuring military men holding an American flag, which was hashtagged #pleasestand. ...

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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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Erdogan demands NATO take stand on US-backed Syrian Border Force in Syria

Ankara expects NATO to take an official stance on the creation of a ‘terrorist army’ along the Turkish border in Syria, President Erdogan said. He was referring to the planned 30,000-strong US-backed mostly Kurdish force. Read more Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the US-led defense block, of which Turkey has been a part for decades, must clarify its stance on the ...

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2017 could have been year Russia and US made up. Now they stand on brink of new Cold War

On this day 12 months ago, Moscow held off from retaliating to Barack Obama’s diplomatic parting shot, in hope of a new start. Instead, 2017 has been the worst year of US-Russia relations since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Three weeks before leaving the Oval Office, Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Moscow-owned properties in the US ...

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When will Britain stand up to Trump, asks Shadow Foreign Secretary in wake of US Jerusalem move

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has called on the May government to officially recognize United States president Donald Trump as a ‘bully’ who threatens world peace. “Donald Trump is not crying fire in a crowded theater, he is deliberately setting fire to the theater,” Emily Thornberry told the British Parliament on Thursday, in an urgent question to the UK’s Foreign ...

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