June 29, 2022

Ukraine war: US to ramp up military presence across Europe

President Biden announces a strengthening by “land, air and sea” over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Image source, Reuters The US will increase its military presence across Europe as Nato agreed a “fundamental shift” in its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A permanent army headquarters will be created in Poland, while new US warships will […]

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R. Kelly given 30 years in jail for sex abuse

The singer was found to have used his celebrity status to sexually abuse children and women. Image source, Reuters US singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his status to run a scheme to sexually abuse children and women. In September, a jury in New York convicted the R&B […]

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UK Brexit legislation is a gun on the table, says EU negotiator

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator attacks UK efforts to change Northern Ireland border rules. Image source, Reuters The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has accused the UK of effectively putting “a gun on the table” by introducing a bill to scrap post-Brexit trade rules between Britain and Northern Ireland. Maros Šefčovič told an event in London […]

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Paris trial: Salah Abdeslam guilty as historic trial ends

Salah Abdeslam and 19 others convicted over the 2015 attacks which killed 130 people across Paris. Image source, Elisabeth de Pourquery/FranceTele/Reuters The only survivor of the group behind the November 2015 Paris attacks has been found guilty of terrorism and murder charges. Salah Abdeslam was seen as a key suspect and participant in the gun […]

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MPs should not bring babies into Commons chamber, review says

A review was ordered after an MP was told she could not bring her new-born son into a debate. Image source, PA Media MPs should not be allowed to bring their babies into the Commons chamber, a cross-party committee has said. Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle asked the Procedure Committee to review the rules, after […]

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