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France accuses Australia, US of ‘lying, duplicity, contempt and major breach of trust’ over security pact

The foreign minister of France accused Australia and the United States of lying over a new security pact that prompted Paris to recall its envoys. “There has been lying, duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian alleged on Saturday. “This will not do,” he told France 2 television. […]

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Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goal scorer dies aged 81

English professional footballer Jimmy Greaves died aged 81 on Sunday. The former striker suffered a stroke in 2015 which left him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech. Greaves, Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer also starred for Chelsea during his iconic career. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not […]

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Liam Gallagher: English singer falls from helicopter after performing at the Isle of Wight Festival

English singer-songwriter Liam Gallagher told fans he fell out of a helicopter after performing at the Isle of Wight Festival. The former Oasis frontman, who headlined the Friday night of the music event, shared a photo of his bruised and cut face on Twitter. Gallagher compared himself to the late The Who drummer Keith Moon, […]

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British boxer Amir Khan removed from US flight for not wearing facemask ‘high enough’

British boxer Amir Khan has been removed from a flight in the US after a reported row over face coverings. Mr Khan, 34, said he had been taken off the American Airlines plane along with a colleague by police when someone complained his friend’s mask “was not high enough”. The airline said the flight from […]

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Mother ‘truly sorry’ for leaving 9-year-old son with American bulldog who mauled him to death

The mother of a nine-year-old boy who was killed by a dog apologised to his family for her “senseless actions” in leaving the animal alone with him. Frankie Macritchie was attacked by the 45kg American bulldog Staffordshire bull terrier cross in a caravan in Cornwall in April 2019. His mother Tawnee Willis, from Plymouth, was […]

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France recalls envoys from Australia and United States in protest over ‘Aukus’ security pact

France has recalled its ambassadors in the US and Australia for consultations, in protest at a security deal which also includes the UK. The French foreign minister said the “exceptional decision” was justified by the situation’s “exceptional gravity”. The alliance, known as Aukus, will see Australia being given the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines. The […]

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Woman wins £185k payout after employer denied her request to leave early to pick daughter from daycare

A real-estate manager who waged a legal battle against a former employer who she said failed to seriously consider her work flexibility request has been awarded £185,000 at an employment tribunal in the United Kingdom. Alice Thompson had asked her employer if she could change up her work hours so that she could leave by […]

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Prince Philip’s will to be kept secret for 90 years to preserve the monarch’s dignity

The will of Prince Philip, the late husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, will be sealed and remain private for at least 90 years to preserve the monarch’s dignity, a judge at London’s High Court has ruled. Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who had been married to the 95-year-old British monarch for more than seven decades, […]

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Swiss-American cigarette giant takes control of UK asthma inhaler company

Cigarette giant Philip Morris International has taken control of UK inhaler maker Vectura despite objections from health care charities. The producer of Marlboro and Parliament cigarettes said in a statement on Thursday that it had secured nearly 75% of Vectura’s shares, making it the majority shareholder. More than 45% of Vectura shareholders accepted the takeover […]

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UK, US and Australia launch pact ‘Aukus’ to counter China

The UK, US and Australia have announced a special security pact to share advanced defence technologies, in an effort to counter China. The partnership will enable Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time. The pact, to be known as Aukus, will also cover artificial intelligence, quantum technologies and cyber. The three countries are […]

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Queen Elizabeth II sent message of congratulations to North Korea on national day

Queen Elizabeth sent a message of congratulations to the people of North Korea on their national day. The message was sent on behalf of the Queen by the UK’s Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) “as has been done before,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. This is standard practice on other national days across the world, […]

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China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom barred from visiting British parliament amid sanctions

China’s ambassador to the UK has been asked to not visit the British Parliament while sanctions remain in place against a number of MPs and peers. Zheng Zeguang was due to attend a Commons reception on Wednesday, hosted by the all-party group on China. But after protests, Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Lord Speaker Lord […]