Tuesday, 14 July 2020

News

Dale Cregan case police officer ‘wrote own death report’

LONDON: A colleague of murdered police officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes filled out his own death report before being found dead in a park, an inquest has heard. Andrew Summerscales was believed to be one of the first on the scene after Dale Cregan had killed the PCs in ...

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Paintball terror training man set to be sentenced

BRADFORD: An apprentice bricklayer who attempted to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria after “training” for battle at a paintballing centre is set to be sentenced by a Crown Court judge. Humza Ali, from Birmingham, was refused entry to Turkey in January 2015 after flying to Istanbul via Dublin, having ...

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Trump’s national security adviser resigns amid controversy over Russia links

WASHINGTON: Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned, an abrupt end to a brief tenure. His departure came just after reports surfaced the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and ...

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House of Lords aims to attach conditions to EU divorce legislation

  LONDON: Members of the House of Lords said they would try to attach conditions to legislation giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union. On Wednesday, May won approval from parliament’s lower chamber for the legislation. The upper chamber, the House ...

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Germany elects ‘anti-Trump’ Frank Steinmeier as new president

BERLIN: Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Germany’s president on Sunday, the 12th person to hold the largely ceremonial post in the post-war era. Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of the 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of ...

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Dozens arrested in French clashes over alleged police baton rape

BOBIGNY: Thirty-seven people were arrested in the Paris suburbs when clashes erupted after a protest over the assault of a young black man allegedly sodomised with a police truncheon, a police source said Sunday. Around 2,000 people demonstrated Saturday outside a courthouse to demand justice for Theo, a 22-year-old youth worker who ...

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Dating fraud in UK reported ‘once every three hours’

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LONDON: Around seven reports of dating fraud on average are received every day by Action Fraud, the national fraud reporting service, equating to around one every three hours. Typically, victims will make their first transfer of money to the fraudster within a month of contact. The average victim of dating ...

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