December 13, 2019

Russian spy: UK to brief UN on former Russian spy attack

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From BBC Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The UK has called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the poisoning of a former double agent in Salisbury, the Foreign Office says. Russia failed to respond to a midnight deadline set by […]

Claim that MP lied about Kenya massacre ‘may be in contempt of parliament’

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By Owen Bowcott From The Guardian UK Foreign Office intervenes in Mau Mau case after court hears colonies secretary may have misled MPs 60 years ago Published Tuesday 21 March 2017 Last modified on Sunday 7 May 2017 Lawyers acting for 40,000 Kenyans who claim they were variously tortured, mistreated and raped during the suppression […]

British model kidnapped, drugged and auctioned her for £230k on internet

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By FRANCESCA GILLETT A British model was abducted in Milan and put up for auction online after being lured to a sham photoshoot. Italian police said the 20-year-old woman was attacked on July 11 and kidnapped for six days. She is believed to have been drugged and transported in a bag to a secluded village […]

Queen’s envoy ‘Baroness Brazen’ is entangled in honours scandal

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By Ned Donovan and Ian Gallagher For The Mail On Sunday Title given to Commonwealth chief’s crony is ‘reviewed’ after she is accused of abusing the system MoS investigation revealed Baroness Scotland is entangled in honours row ‘Dear friends’ with Anthony Bailey who is abusing his Antiguan knighthood Bailey received knighthood after a £1.1m investment […]

UK downgrading of human rights sets dangerous precedent, says Amnesty

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By Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor From theguardian UK Group criticises plans to scrap Human Rights Act, proposed new spying laws and relations with China, Saudi Arabia and Egypt Britain is setting a dangerous precedent by undermining human rights and contributing to a worldwide “culture of impunity”, Amnesty International has said in its annual report on […]

UK seems to relax pressure on Caymans over company register

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Rowena Mason Political correspondent From The Guardian UK Grant Shapps, Foreign Office minister, says on visit that Cayman Islands could use existing systems to help tax authorities The UK government appears to have relaxed its pressure on the Cayman Islands to create a register of company ownership, despite David Cameron’s plea last year for overseas […]

Indonesian boat sinks

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From ITV Two Brits rescued but 15 missing as Indonesian boat sinks Two Brits are in hospital after being rescued from a boat which sank while travelling between islands in Indonesia. Fifteen other people remain missing. The Foreign Office said they were aware of the incident and “stand ready to offer consular assistance to any […]