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2019

25

Jun

Arms sold from UK to Israel during Gaza protests

The British government approved arms sales to Israel worth over $17 million in 2018 when Israeli soldiers were accused of intentionally firing on and murdering Palestinian protestors at the Gaza border, reports Anadolu Agency. The information released by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and compiled by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) shows that […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , MEMO

21

Jun

Mark Field assaults a protester woman

Foreign Office Minister Mark Field has been suspended from his post after he was filmed forcefully grabbing a climate change protester who gatecrashed a back-tie dinner. A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said she seen the footage of the incident and “found it very concerning”. The Tory MP was facing calls to be sacked […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: CNN Türk , Sky

13

Jun

Sajid Javid signs US extradition order for Julian Assange

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has revealed he has signed a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the US where he faces charges of computer hacking. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday, Javid said: “He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

10

Jun

Tommy Robinson filmed punching man outside England match

The anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has been filmed punching an England fan to the ground outside a football stadium in Portugal. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, can be seen walking purposefully toward the man before striking him in the head. Footage shows the man falling to the floor as Robinson shouts: “Fuck about […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Haber Türk , The Guardian

29

May

Muslim Council demands Tory Islamophobia inquiry

The Muslim Council of Britain has formally asked the UK’s human rights watchdog to investigate accusations of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. In a letter to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, the MCB said a problem “runs deep into the party”. The EHRC said in response that it was considering complaints about the party […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , BBC

23

May

Birmingham aid worker in Syria stripped of UK citizenship

A veteran aid worker from Birmingham is among scores of British nationals stripped of their citizenship because of suspicion surrounding their activities in Syria, Middle East Eye can reveal. Mohammed Shakiel Shabir, who has been based in opposition-held Idlib province for the past four years, said he had been informed by the government that his […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: MEE

20

May

UK sold at least £11m of arms to Saudi Arabia in weeks after Khashoggi murder

The UK government approved arms sales totalling at least £11.4m in the weeks after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Export licences for military vehicles, combat aircraft, ammunition and electronic warfare equipment were issued despite international condemnation of the killing. One £9.1m shipment of “patrol/assault craft” was waved through just three days after the prominent journalist […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sputnik , Independent

01

May

Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks and still faces US charges

A UK judge has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. Judge Deborah Taylor said it was hard to imagine a more serious version of the offence as she gave the 47-year-old hacker a sentence close to the maximum […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , Aljazeera

01

May

UK police ask crime victims to hand over mobile phones

The British police delivered a striking warning to crime victims on Monday: If you want the case to be pursued, be prepared to turn over personal data from your mobile phone, laptop, tablet or smart watches. “Police have a duty to pursue all reasonable lines of enquiry,” Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave, the National Police Chiefs’ […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Haber Türk , NY Times

29

Apr

EU students could face higher fees to study in UK from 2020

Charging EU citizens full international student fees to study in England risks “pulling up the drawbridge” after Brexit, higher education leaders and opposition parties have warned, calling on the government to clarify its policy. Although it has long been assumed that EU students would lose access to loans and pay higher tuition fees after Brexit, […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian , The Guardian