Tuesday, 15 June 2021

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UK and Argentina sign war-dead deal

LONDON: The UK and Argentina have signed a deal to identify 123 Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands. The International Committee of the Red Cross has been negotiating an agreement on taking DNA samples from the remains of men who died in the 1982 conflict. The graves in the ...

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EU data retention ruling goes against UK government

LONDON: The UK government says it is “disappointed” after the European Court of Justice said the “indiscriminate” collection of data was against EU law. EU judges said communications data could only be retained if it was used to fight serious crime. Its verdict came after a legal challenge to the ...

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Medieval ring found in Sherwood Forest could be worth up to £70,000

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE: A medieval ring found by an amateur treasure hunter in the heart of Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest could be worth up to £70,000. Mark Thompson, who makes his living spray-painting fork lift trucks, had been in the famous Nottinghamshire woodland for just 20 minutes when his metal detector sounded. ...

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Prince Harry: I’m so lucky to be able to make a difference

‘It’s fun to be good and it’s boring to be bad …’ Prince Harry in Africa LESOTHO: Prince Harry has revealed his attitude has changed towards his royal role and said he feels “lucky” to be able to “make a difference”. The 32-year-old, speaking in an documentary about his charity ...

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UK PM concerned over Russian ambassador’s killing

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament on Monday she was concerned about reports that Russia’s Turkish ambassador had been shot in the capital Ankara. “I was just looking at what I believe … is some breaking news, that the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been shot, a matter ...

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UK Government admits it has sold banned cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

Michael Fallon welcomed Riyadh’s confirmation it will not use further BL-755 cluster munitions LONDON: Michael Fallon has confirmed British-made cluster bombs have been used by Saudi Arabian forces in the current Yemen conflict. The admission by the Defence Secretary in the Commons came after a Government analysis indicated that cluster ...

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Russian Ambassador Killed in Turkey by Gunman Invoking Syria

The gunman near the body of Andrey Karlov at a gallery in Ankara, on Dec. 19. Russia’s ambassador was shot dead in the Turkish capital on Monday in an assassination apparently linked to Syria’s civil war, heightening tensions over a conflict that’s drawn in almost all the region’s main powers. ...

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