Leak from secret UK gov't meeting on Huawei 'not a crime'

Police say leak from meeting on China’s Huawei – which felled the defence secretary – is not a criminal offence. British police have declined to investigate the leak of details from a secret government discussion about Chinese telecoms company Huawei, saying the disclosure did not amount to a crime.  In a statement on Saturday, Neil Basu, Britain’s counterterrorism chief, said he was […]

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UK: 80 percent of companies pay men more than women

Almost eight out of 10 companies and public sector bodies operating in Britain pay men more than women overall, according to published data, confirming long-standing gender inequality in the workplace. A deadline has passed for thousands of British businesses to disclose the difference between the average earnings of male and female employees. The so-called “gender pay gap” has revealed huge […]

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Theresa May thinks Egypt is on the path of democracy

British PM sends message to Egyptian president on his victory in ‘election’ widely seen as a sham vote. British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised more than a few eyebrows with her message of congratulations to Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after his victory in the country’s controversial presidential election last month. May sent a statement praising the Egyptian leader on […]

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Roger Bannister dies, the 'lone wolf miler'

Bannister was the first sub-four-minute miler in history. Roger Bannister has died, aged 88, but will live forever in the annals of athletics history as the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. A statement from his family on Sunday said: “Sir Roger Bannister died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged 88, surrounded by his family […]

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Thousands 'stand up to racism' and the far right in London

Protesters blame the rise of the far right and capitalism for the racism seen across Europe. London, England – Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in London to unite against the “evil of racism” and the growth of far-right movements. Protesters gathered near Oxford Circus on Saturday for the Stand Up To Racism march to oppose growing racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. […]

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US Jerusalem move is 'official adoption of Israeli narrative'

Arab Knesset member Ahmad Tibi joins Palestinians in UK to condemn US stance after embassy relocation brought forward. London, England – US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel signals the “official adoption of the Israeli narrative”, a prominent Arab Knesset member said, one week after Washington confirmed it was bringing forward to May the date […]

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Thousands 'stand up to racism' and the far right in London

Protesters blame the rise of the far right and capitalism for the racism seen across Europe. London, England – Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in London to unite against the “evil of racism” and the growth of far-right movements. Protesters gathered near Oxford Circus on Saturday for the Stand Up To Racism march to oppose growing racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. […]

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UK investigates Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data breach

Facebook has lost over $60bn in market value over the past two days, following revelations that personal data of millions of users was obtained by a data analytics firm. Politicians in Britain and the US are pushing for Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them to answer questions about the scandal involving the data breach of millions of […]

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Roger Bannister dies, the 'lone wolf miler'

Bannister was the first sub-four-minute miler in history. Roger Bannister has died, aged 88, but will live forever in the annals of athletics history as the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. A statement from his family on Sunday said: “Sir Roger Bannister died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged 88, surrounded by his family […]

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Oxfam: Witness 'threatened' in sexual misconduct probe

Internal inquiry report from 2011 also reveals charity’s former Haiti director ‘admitted to using prostitutes’. Three men, who worked for the Oxfam Haiti team and are accused of sexual misconduct in the country, physically threatened a witness during an internal investigation into the allegations, UK-based charity Oxfam said.  The aid organisation released the findings of its 2011 internal inquiry into […]

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