The ceasefire agreed by Russia and Turkey proves how far Putin has come out on top in Syria

The ceasefire agreed by Russia and Turkey proves how far Putin has come out...

A ceasefire seldom gets a good press. If it succeeds in ending violence or defusing a crisis, the media swiftly becomes bored and loses interest. But if the fighting goes on, then those who have called the ceasefire are condemned as heartless hypocrites who either never intended to bring the killing to an end or…
Windrush generation members to be refused UK citizenship, government announces

Windrush generation members to be refused UK citizenship, government announces

Members of the Windrush generation will be refused British citizenship, the government has announced. In a statement issued late on Friday afternoon, the Home Secretary said a number of Caribbean nationals who came to Britain between 1948 and 1971 would not qualify for citizenship because they failed to meet the “necessary good character requirement” due to committing…
Video exposes game-bird shooting industry’s secret carnage of UK wildlife

Video exposes game-bird shooting industry’s secret carnage of UK wildlife

Gamekeepers have been catching wild birds in traps and leaving them in distress for up to two days, to prop up the game-bird shooting industry. Undercover footage taken on a game farm and obtained by The Independent, reveals how crows were confined in “cruel” cages – with one left without water for more than 24 hours. Campaigners said…
Theresa May’s ‘tough and uncompromising’ approach got her Chequers Brexit plan rejected, says EU

Theresa May’s ‘tough and uncompromising’ approach got her Chequers Brexit plan rejected, says EU

The president of the European Council has hit back at Theresa May after the Prime Minister hit out over the rejection of her Chequers Brexit plan and demanded more “respect” in talks. In a statement released on Friday evening Donald Tusk blamed in part Ms May’s conduct for the rejection of her proposals, warning that EU leaders…
British man caught selling fur coats made from endangered leopards and wolves over eBay

British man caught selling fur coats made from endangered leopards and wolves over eBay

A Surrey man who sold fur clothes made from protected species including leopard, wolf and lynx has been sentenced to 200 hours community service. Timothy Norris, 40, of Beaconsfield Road, Epsom, was caught offering coats, scarves and hats made from endangered wild cats and wolves for sale over eBay. The Metropolitan Police said garments seized…
European Court should say if UK alone can stop Brexit, say Scottish judges

European Court should say if UK alone can stop Brexit, say Scottish judges

A legal appeal to determine whether Britain alone can change its mind about leaving the European Union (EU) should be given consideration by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Scotland's highest court has ruled.  The Court of Session decision means the ECJ should say whether it is legally possible for Britain to stay in the…
Furious animal lovers accuse Croydon cat killer police of trying to tarnish the reputation of foxes

Furious animal lovers accuse Croydon cat killer police of trying to tarnish the reputation...

Animal lovers who don’t accept that the Croydon cat mutilations were the work of foxes scavenging roadkill have launched a furious backlash against the police. Some have accused the Metropolitan Police of dropping the case to save money.  Others have suggested that blaming the scavenging animals was a “convenient” way to finally end the three-year-long…
Theresa May labels EU conduct ‘unacceptable’ and demands European leaders show UK respect in Brexit talks

Theresa May labels EU conduct ‘unacceptable’ and demands European leaders show UK respect in...

Theresa May has demanded EU leaders show Britain respect, branding their public rejection of her Brexit proposals “not acceptable”. In a statement at Downing Street, the prime minister hit out at the way European Council President Donald Tusk discarded her plans without giving a detailed explanation or offering alternatives. Ms May said neither of the options…
Pound sterling slumps as Theresa May rules out Brexit compromise over Irish customs

Pound sterling slumps as Theresa May rules out Brexit compromise over Irish customs

The pound plummeted on Friday as Theresa May admitted that the Brexit talks have reached an “impasse” and angrily criticised the EU for its “unacceptable” rejection of her own Chequers plan in Salzburg this week. The currency dipped to $1.3092 as the Prime Minister delivered a special statement in Downing Street, down 1.3 per cent on the…
Ripple: Bitcoin rival suddenly doubles in value in extraordinary price surge

Ripple: Bitcoin rival suddenly doubles in value in extraordinary price surge

The cryptocurrency market has experienced a dramatic surge, with bitcoin, ethereum and ripple rising in price by between 5 per cent and 100 per cent over the last 48 hours. Ripple (XRP) saw the biggest gains, doubling in price since Wednesday to rise above $0.50 for the first time since June. The world's third most valuable cryptocurrency is…

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