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  • Cambridge college holds dinner for ‘self-defining black and ethnic minority students’ [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:51:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2018 | John Stevens
    A Cambridge University college held a formal dinner for ‘self-defining black and minority ethnic students’ that excluded white people. Trinity College Students’ Union claimed the segregated dinner, which it boasted was ‘the first ever held in the college’, was a way for non-white people in the college to ‘reclaim some space’. But last night critics accused the students of imposing ‘a new apartheid’. This is the latest race row at the university, where activists have demanded that academics ‘decolonise’ courses by putting more ethnic minority authors on reading lists and a student play was cancelled after complaints about its lack...
  • Is this Britain's biggest sex abuse cover-up of all? Social services 'did nothing' to stop [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:47:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2018 | Guy Adams
    George Lowe has spent almost 18 years reliving the terrible night that his wife Eileen and their two teenage daughters were murdered. Woken just after 3.30am by the piercing sound of a smoke alarm, he opened his bedroom door and was immediately knocked back by a wall of thick, acrid smoke. Unable to make it across the landing, where Eileen, 49, was sleeping with their disabled elder daughter Sarah (the 17-year-old was afraid of the dark and often needed comforting at night), he returned to the bedroom, pulled on some trousers and clambered out of the window.
  • Exiled Russian tycoon was murdered 'then strung up to make it look like he had killed himself' [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:41:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Richard Spillett and Gareth Davies
    Exiled critic of Vladimir Putin Nikolai Glushkov was murdered and then strung up to make it look like he committed suicide, senior sources claim. The 68-year-old was found dead by his daughter, Natalia, at his suburban home in New Malden, south London on Monday night - just eight days after the nerve agent attack on spy Sergei Skripal. Mr Glushkov was one of the last surviving members of an ill-fated circle of Russian exiles - led by Putin's enemy Boris Berezovsky - who was also found dead five years ago.
  • Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow

    03/17/2018 5:36:00 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/17/2018 | BBC
    Russia is to expel 23 British diplomats amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in the UK. The Russian foreign ministry said staff from the UK's Moscow embassy would be expelled within a week. It also said it would close the British Council in Russia, which promotes cultural ties between the nations, and the British Consulate in St. Petersburg. The move comes in response to Britain's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats.........
  • British PM Theresa May to address party members amid Russia crisis

    03/17/2018 12:19:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | March 17, 2018 | AFP
    British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Saturday (March 17) address members of her Conservative Party, rejuvenated by the widespread praise for her handling of the Russian spy crisis but still dogged by Brexit. May's last major party conference speech ended in disaster as a cough, a prankster and a collapsing backdrop undermined her address - intended to restore her authority following last year's disastrous snap general election in which the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority. A pre-Christmas breakthrough with the European Union in Brexit negotiations gave her a boost, but she was again under pressure after pro-EU rebels within...
  • After thirteen days, do detectives really STILL not know how spy was poisoned? [trunc]

    03/16/2018 5:31:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    TheDailyMail UK ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Gareth Davies
    ... Now police say his daughter might have brought it from Russia in her suitcase - but it is just the latest of a series of bizarre theories Thirteen days after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury, police appear to be no nearer any answers as to how the pair were poisoned. Theories banded around in the past fortnight include food poisoning, a bouquet of flowers laced with the deadly substance Novichok and the lethal toxin being smeared on the former agent's car door handle. Now, it is understood investigators have turned...
  • Wake up Britain or perish a starving shivering death

    03/16/2018 4:22:05 PM PDT · by citizen · 40 replies
    Ice Age Now blog ^ | 2 March 2018 | John A Brown
    [snip] For Pete’s sake get a grip. Three days of inclement weather and the country grinds to a halt. Before I was born in 1965 there were two notable winters with severe weather, 1947 and 1962 – 1963. Although the country did eventually succumb to the harsh winter conditions in 1947 and well as the winter of 1962 -63 it has to be noted that they succumbed in weeks not a matter of days. My own personal view on the matter, and I could be wrong, is that years ago people weren’t as affluent as they are now. Personal transport...
  • Unilever picks Rotterdam over London as corporate HQ

    03/16/2018 2:08:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | 15 March 2018 | Reuters
    Unilever, Britain's third-biggest company, will scrap its London corporate headquarters and make Rotterdam its sole legal home in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's government ahead of Brexit. The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream last year announced a review of its dual-headed structure after fighting off a $143 billion takeover offer from Kraft Heinz.
  • Friend of dead Putin critic was strangled, British police say

    03/16/2018 1:18:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | Tom Winter and Corky Siemaszko
    British police launched a murder investigation Friday after an autopsy revealed that a Russian exile who was critical of Vladimir Putin was strangled in his home. Nikolay Glushkov, whose body was found Monday, died as a result of “compression to the neck,” London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement. Glushkov's death was a eerie echo of his friend Boris Berezovsky, an exiled Russian oligarch and an outspoken critic of Putin who was found in 2013 with a rope around his neck — and whose death was initially a suspected suicide. It was reclassified as unexplained.
  • Spy poisoning: Putin most likely behind attack - Johnson

    03/16/2018 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | BBC
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is "overwhelmingly likely" to have ordered the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy and his daughter, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary said "our quarrel is with Putin's Kremlin, and with his decision" over the Salisbury incident. Russia denies involvement and said the accusations against Mr Putin were "shocking and unforgivable". Meanwhile, the head of Nato told the BBC that Russia has underestimated the "resolve and unity" of the UK's allies. Speaking during a visit to a west London military museum with the Polish foreign minister, Mr Johnson said the UK's "quarrel is with Putin's...
  • Meet the Lord asking Parliament "Can we talk about Islam?" [Lord Pearson]

    03/15/2018 8:41:32 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 9 replies
    YouTube channel 'Tommy Robinson' ^ | Mar 15, 2018 | Tommy Robinson (interviewer)
    Lord Pearson is a life peer who has stood up many times in the House of Lords to question the government on its policies and attitudes towards Islam. This week he stood up to ask the government about their inaction on Muslim grooming gangs and to ask "can we talk about Islam in the UK?" The reaction from other Lords was to sneer and jeer at him and to refuse to even look at how the Quran may be linked to the crimes prevalent within the Islamic community. So I decided to sit down with Lord Pearson to find out...
  • Trump Sent Clear Message to Europe on Iran When Firing Tillerson

    03/15/2018 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Sarah Carter ^ | March 14, 2018 | Sarah Carter
    President Donald Trump sent a clear message to European allies and senior administration officials Tuesday when he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:  the President remains steadfast on implementing his strategy to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it means dismantling the 2015 Iran nuclear deal established by President Obama, sources told this reporter.Trump, who ‘begrudgingly’ recertified the Iran deal January, will not re-certify in May if Germany, France or Great Britain back down from the conditions the administration set in place at the beginning of the year to hold Tehran accountable for its nuclear program, a White House official...
  • EU proposes visa restrictions on countries refusing to take back illegal migrants

    03/15/2018 12:43:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | AFP, AP, Reuters, dpa
    The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced plans to penalize citizens from countries that refuse to take back illegal migrants by restricting visas. Under new rules proposed by the EC, countries that fail to cooperate on illegal migrant returns could face a restrictive visa policy. The restrictions may include longer visa processing times, higher costs, fewer exemptions given to visiting diplomats or greater restrictions on the length of time they can stay in the EU. "The new rules will provide for a regular assessment by the Commission of non-EU countries' cooperation on return," the Commission said. EU countries have had...
  • Siemens invests in Brazil to 'unleash growth'

    03/15/2018 12:34:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | March 13, 2018 | AFP, dpa
    German industrial group Siemens announced plans Wednesday to invest €1 billion ($1.24 billion) in Brazil over the next five years as Latin America's largest economy strengthens its recovery from a painful recession. The German company said it had signed an accord with APEX, Brazil's Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, committing to a number of projects "to unleash a new cycle of sustainable growth" in the country of 207 million people. Siemens added it would focus on electrification, automation and digitalization projects in the energy, healthcare and transportation sectors.
  • Nikki Haley Blames Russia for Nerve Agent Attack on Ex-Spy

    03/14/2018 4:12:43 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 65 replies
    CSPAN ^ | March 14, 2018
    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley tells a Security Council meeting that "the U.S. believes Russia is responsible for the attack on two people in the United Kingdom using a military grade nerve agent." She also urges Russia to account for its actions. Video at link above
  • Lauren Southern Is Banned From UK! | Full Interview With Tommy Robinson

    03/14/2018 2:45:03 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 14, 2018
    "They just locked me out and said "au revoir"... Officially banned from UK for "racism".. doing fine though, all the cool people are being banned anyway 😉
  • The Tommy Robinson Interview That Got Me Banned From The U.K.(Brittany Pettibone)

    03/14/2018 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Revel · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/14/18 | Brittany Pettibone
    I never realized how bad it was in the UK. Coming here if the democrats have their way. If you get targeted by their government then you are in for a world of hurt.
  • Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning,

    03/14/2018 5:52:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Mar. 13, 2018
    Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning, as counter-terror police launch investigation ounter-terrorism police have opened an investigation into the “unexplained” death on British soil of an arch enemy of Vladimir Putin, just eight days after the nerve gas assassination attempt on a Russian double agent. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, the right-hand man of the deceased oligarch Boris Berezovsky, Mr Putin’s one-time fiercest rival, was found dead at his London home on Monday. A Russian media source said Glushkov, the former boss of the state airline Aeroflot, who said he feared he was on a Kremlin hit-list,...
  • Obama aide started Christopher Steele-FBI alliance

    03/13/2018 12:29:13 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    A senior Barack Obama State Department official gave the green light to an FBI agent in 2016 to meet with dossier writer Christopher Steele, a meeting that touched off a relationship that would fuel the ongoing investigation into possible Donald Trump-Russia election collusion. And, the sensational Steele allegation that led to an FBI wiretap on Trump volunteer Carter Page came from “pillow talk” with the lover of a Kremlin official, a new book says. The disclosure that Victoria Nuland started the process is contained in “Russian Roulette,” a book released Tuesday by Yahoo News report Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones...
  • Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

    03/13/2018 8:56:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 172 replies
    BBC ^ | March 13, 2018
    Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.