London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… take action against those responsible. The CPS is currently considering criminal charges against a range of people and organisations following the finding last year that 96 fans were unlawfully killed at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. Public Inquiry Public inquiries are designed to establish what happened, learn from events, prevent any recurrence, and reassure. Unlike inquests they do hold people to account. However, public inquiries are set up by the government. It appoints the chair who …

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Raids on trolls’ homes show Germany’s done with online hate speech

June 22, 2017

Police secure a stadium entrance prior to the German DFB Cup final soccer match.Image: clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock German police searched the homes of three dozen people on Tuesday, all of whom are accused of writing hateful messages on social media. The raids illustrate significant differences between how Germany treats hate speech online when compared with the United States. SEE ALSO: German police will give you 25 if you give your face to the government The 36 targeted people are …

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Leo DiCaprio forfeits million-dollar paintings to U.S. government in wake of embezzlement scandal

June 21, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio may have received some very expensive paintings in a super shady way. According to artnet, DiCaprio, a known art collector, is reportedly in the process of surrendering a $3.2 million Pablo Picasso painting and a $9 million Jean-Michel Basquiat collage to U.S. authorities in the wake of a huge embezzlement scandal. Red Granite the company that produced DiCaprio’s movie The Wolf of Wall Street wasco-foundedby Riza Aziz, thestepson of Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

President Donald Trump wants to modernize government systems, and he is asking the CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies for help. Many executives, like those at Apple, Amazon, and Google, are listening and offering their words of wisdom, while others, like Facebook, appear to be keeping their distance at least publicly. SEE ALSO: Former Twitter chief likens Trump meeting to ‘waterboarding’ On Monday, tech leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… council and successive governments. What we know so far Who are the victims? Image copyright Metropolitan Police The government has sent in a team of civil servants to bolster the relief effort. They were spotted in high-visibility jackets in the area on Sunday afternoon. The government has also pledged to give 5,500 to all of those who lost their homes. Each household will receive at least 500 in cash and 5,000 paid into an account as part of a 5m emergency fund first announced on …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

Police fear the number of the dead could increase. The BBC understands the death toll could rise to about 70 people in total. As part of the new move by the government, a team of civil servants has been embedded into the council office. Other measures outlined by the prime minister following a meeting with residents on Saturday, included more staff covering phone lines and ground staff wearing high-visibility clothing so they could be easily found. At the scene By BBC reporter, Mark Lobel …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 16, 2017

… they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of …

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans Before the fall, a new government funding crisis is expected which will fray tempers and will leave the good feelings of Thursday night a distant memory. And even as most of Washington avoided new battles Thursday out of deference to Scalise and the others injured, Trump was settling old scores, in a furious reaction to the widening scope of the Russia investigation. “Why is that Hillary Clinton’s family and Dems dealings with …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… insiders, was Theresa May’s U-turn on social care. Team May were apparently so confident of victory that they thought they could tackle the looming problem of social care costs – an issue parties scrapping to win elections have generally shied away from. But within hours the main thing many people knew about the Conservative programme for government was that it included a “dementia tax” that could lead to more people having to sell their homes to pay for care. The same …

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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

June 13, 2017

… participants. Dramatic footage showed police dressed in riot gear dragging protesters away, arresting others and at times getting violent amid a sea of young faces. Many young Russians have only known their country with Putin at or near the helm. The former KGB agent has been either prime minister or president for 17 years and is likely to win an election next year to another six-year term. Rather than responding to legitimate public demands for accountable government, the Russian …

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British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result

June 12, 2017

London (CNN)UK Prime Minister Theresa May, clinging on in Downing Street, will appeal for the support of her members of parliament (MPs) Monday, after losing the Conservatives a cherished government majority in last week’s election. With her government majority at zero, May has no control over Parliament a week away from the Queen’s Speech, when new laws are presented, and the scheduled start of Brexit talks. Election shock undercuts UK on world stage …

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News Daily: General election special – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… And in Wales, Labour has passed the 25 seats it won at the last general election, with Plaid Cymru set to keep its three seats. Analysis: What next for Theresa May? By Laura Kuenssberg, political editor The conversations have started not just about whether the Tories will be able to form a government, but whether or not Theresa May can stay in her job. There is no one prevailing mood inside the Tory party. As I write, Mrs May is holed up with her advisers inside Tory HQ, but former minister Anna …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

… government. And so, he probably wasn’t steeped in the long running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White Houses,” Ryan said. “I’m not saying it’s an acceptable excuse. It’s just my observation.” A defense of Trump that stresses his inexperience and incompetence is hardly flattering. But it beats the alternative narrative of a power-hungry chief executive who respects no limit to his powers. Attacks on Comey …

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Weibo blocks users from posting photos and videos on Tiananmen anniversary

June 7, 2017

… 25 Years Later During student-led, pro-democracy protests in the square in 1989, the Chinese military, armed with rifles and tanks, killed at least several hundred demonstrators. A student movement leader speaks to a crowd at Tiananmen on May 28, 1989. Image: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The Chinese government has never officially acknowledged the incident, and has actively censored and blocked any mention of the events online. On Saturday morning, Weibo posted a notice to its 340 million …

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Donald Trump’s tweet against London Mayor has everyone in the UK against him

June 6, 2017

… Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017 Khan didn’t lose his cool. His spokesman said the mayor had more important things to do than respond to Donald Trumps ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks. Ministers in the Tory government criticised Trump’s tweets, and prime minister Theresa May defended Khan by saying he’s doing an “excellent job” after the tragic events. But she stopped short from attacking Trump. Trump’s …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

London (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:18 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. Thomas' Hospital and Andrew Morrison had received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia. Both had been stabbed in the neck. The government is still …

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Election 2017: Impact of London terror attack on campaign – BBC News

June 5, 2017

It is clear that prime minister wants to pursue new policies to address the terror threat if re-elected. ‘Criminalising people’ The Tory manifesto had already promised to consider new criminal offences to address extremism, potentially increasing the length of prison sentences for lesser offences involved in spreading extremism rather than committing acts of terror themselves. They also plan, if back in government, to set up a commission to counter extremism, to define and root …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Jess Phillips Describe yourself: I am Jess Phillips and I was the Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley – and now I’m the candidate in the election. I think people probably best know me as a women’s rights, equality activist with a big gob. I’m a difficult woman with a dirty laugh. Political background: My political ambition came about when I was working at Women’s Aid, watching how government decisions – both poor and good decisions – …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 2, 2017

… tasked with implementing the governments plan, have raised doubts about its feasibility. Ata recent committee meeting, two experts, both hailing from government science agencies, said that improving the natural heritage values of the reef was no longer possible, reported The Guardian. The concept of maintaining ecological function refers to the balance of ecological processes necessary for the reef ecosystem as a whole to persist, but perhaps in a different form, noting the composition and …

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Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events – BBC News

… bombing The victims of the Manchester attack Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold another meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee later to assess the security situation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsList Profit Generator – Setup + Coaching Call List Profit Generator is a powerful Pay Per Lead marketing script which allows anyone to run their own PPL / CPA program.May 2017 Special: YEARLY Webinar JEO Webinar Software Webinar JEO complete Webinar …

May 27, 2017
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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

After studying law at Glasgow University and working as a solicitor at the city’s Drumchapel Law Centre, Ms Sturgeon’s entry into full-time politics came at the age of 29, when she was elected to the new Holyrood parliament in 1999, as a Glasgow regional MSP. As a frontbench opposition spokeswoman, she sought to hold the Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to account on education, justice and health. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership …

May 26, 2017
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Sturgeon: ‘Be vigilant but not alarmed’ – BBC News

Monday night’s attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena left 22 people dead and 59 injured. The Scottish government’s resilience committee met for a third time late on Tuesday after the UK’s security level was raised to “critical”, its highest alert status. Ministers were briefed by Police Scotland about the practical implications for Scotland for coming major events such the Scottish Cup Final. In a statement afterwards the first minister …

May 24, 2017
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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… She tweeted: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.” Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was “a barbaric attack, deliberately targeting some of the most vulnerable”. The prime minister is to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee at around 09:00. Flags are flying at half mast in Downing Street and political parties have suspended general election campaigning. Media playback is unsupported on your …

May 23, 2017
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NBA player says he was detained at Romanian airport for his views against Turkish president

… Turkish government has accused of leading the failed coup attempt against Erdogan last year. I'm being held at Romanian airport by Police!! pic.twitter.com/uYZMBqKx54 — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 20, 2017 “You guys know by, you know, he has attacked the people in Washington, Kanter said, referring to a video in which Erdogan can be seen watching as his security team violently charges a group of American protesters. He is a bad, bad man, he is a dictator, and he is the …

May 22, 2017
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