Malise Ruthven February 7, 2018 During the days of rioting and demonstrations leading up to the July 2013 coup that overthrew Mohamed Morsi, there were extraordinary claims in the Egyptian media. Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the first Egyptian president to have been chosen in a relatively open contest, was said to […]
  • February 7, 2018
Mr Ellam and his partner Claire Josling had previously raised concern with the authorities that the dog might be a banned pit bull. Officers visited postman Joseph’s flat in Huddersfield, West Yorks, and seized the animal for investigation but returned it eight days before the fatal attack. Leeds Crown Court heard the dog had already […]
  • February 6, 2018
Theresa May has rejected international development minister Lord Michael Bates’ resignation hours after he dramatically quit at the despatch box. Lord Bates told peers he was “offering his resignation” to the Prime Minister after saying he was “thoroughly ashamed for failing to be in his place to respond to a question from a peer”. Mrs […]
  • February 1, 2018
Hannah Kuchler in London February 1, 2018 Facebook said users had spent millions of hours less on the platform in the final months of last year and North American daily active users had declined for the first time, even before it made the radical changes it believes will encourage a focus on “meaningful connections” rather than […]
  • February 1, 2018
World Turkey’s attack on a prized US ally in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in north-western Syria has opened a new front in Syria’s seven-year-old civil war and highlights the depths to which Ankara’s relations with the US have sunk. Andrew England discusses the implications for Syria, the Kurds, Turkey and the west with Laura […]
  • January 31, 2018
The central reason for setting up the £100 million national child abuse inquiry was called into doubt by its own lawyers  as it ruled out investigating lurid claims of a Westminster paedophile ring made by fantasists. The inquiry also announced that people making accusations of child sex abuse against politicians and other VIPs will routinely […]
  • January 31, 2018
Laura Hughes, Political Correspondent January 31, 2018 MPs have voted in favour of moving out of the Houses of Parliament for six years to allow a restoration project that will cost at least £4bn. A vote calling for a “full and timely decant” of MPs and peers while work is carried out on the building […]
  • January 31, 2018
Demetri Sevastopulo and Courtney Weaver in Washington January 31, 2018 The FBI said on Wednesday that it had “grave concerns” about the release of a memo by House Republicans that claims to show abuses of process in its probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “The FBI was provided a limited opportunity to […]
  • January 31, 2018
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