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UK-educated Russians are upholding Putin’s regime, says dissident | World news

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He had been sentenced to 20 years in jail in 2014 for terrorist offences and his defiance became a symbol of Ukrainian resistance.“But I would not expect them to want to challenge the Russian state because it would be contrary to their interests.

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War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya | World news

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Judges at the international criminal court (ICC) have authorised a full-scale investigation into allegations of mass persecution and crimes against humanity that forced at least 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh.The ruling, which sets a significant precedent in expanding the jurisdiction of the war crimes court, is the second move against Myanmar this week at international tribunals in The Hague.

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Southwest pilots union says Boeing may be trying to hasten 737 MAX return

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Southwest Airlines Co pilot union Wednesday sharply criticized Boeing Co and questioned whether the manufacturer was trying to speed up the timeline for the 737 MAX’s return to service.FILE PHOTO: A number of grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are shown parked at Victorville Airport in Victorville, California, U.

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UK government loses supreme court fight over bedroom tax | Society

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The court’s decision that will hamper ministerial attempts to water down human rights legislation.Photograph: Kevin Leighton



The supreme court has ruled against the UK government’s attempts to force the bedroom tax on 155 partners of people with severe disabilities, in a decision that will hamper ministerial attempts to water down human rights legislation.

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U.S. impeachment hearing TV audience less than for Kavanaugh or Comey: Nielsen data

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8 million viewers across 10 broadcast and cable television networks, according to Nielsen ratings data.About 20 million U.

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UK ministers threaten sanctions on Hong Kong officials | Politics

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She said the government would introduce human rights legislation allowing it to impose sanctions against people who commit serious human rights violations or abuses.Chris Whitehouse, an aide to the all-party parliamentary group on Hong Kong, said the Hong Kong chief executive, Carrie Lam, and senior Hong Kong police officers were obvious targets for potential use of the legislation.

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Concerns after number of people punished for offences hits 50-year low | Law

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The number of offenders passing through the criminal justice system in England and Wales has hit its lowest level in nearly 50 years, official figures have shown.58 million people formally dealt with by the criminal justice system between July 2018 and June 2019 compared with 1.

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Secret CPS targets may have led to rape cases being dropped | Society

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Last year the Guardian reported prosecutors were encouraged by the CPS to take a more risk-averse approach in rape cases by taking a proportion of “weak cases out of the system”.The CPS has repeatedly denied that it has changed its approach to rape cases.

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Montana lawmakers seek more time for Keystone XL public, tribal input

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Montana lawmakers representing Native American tribal members called on the state’s congressional delegation and the U.FILE PHOTO: Oil spilled from a section of the Keystone pipeline is seen in Walsh County, North Dakota, U.

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Court tosses Carl Icahn's lawsuit seeking Occidental acquisition records

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FILE PHOTO: Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York, U.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoHOUSTON (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn will not have access to Occidental Petroleum Corp’s Anadarko takeover records to support his proxy fight against the oil firm’s board, a Delaware court judge ruled on Thursday.

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Some migrants waiting in Mexico for U.S. court hearings caught crossing illegally

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roughly one in 10 migrants pushed back to Mexico to await U.court hearings under a Trump administration program have been caught crossing the border again, a top border official said on Thursday.

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Trump energy pick faces questions on coal, nuclear power

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Senator Joe Manchin, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee, emphasized the vast U.If, as expected, he is confirmed by the Senate Energy Committee and then by the full Senate, Brouillette will work to carry out Trump’s “energy dominance” agenda of boosting U.

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Key antitrust lawmaker frustrated with Google's Fitbit deal

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FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Google logo in this illustration picture taken, November 8, 2019.Groups of dozens of state attorneys general are also investigating Google and Facebook.

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Thirty years on, has the Children Act changed family life for the better? | Donna Ferguson | Society

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Virginia Bottomley, former health minister
The Children Act was a culmination of many years’ preparation following dissatisfaction around children’s legislation.That’s why legislation like the Children Act has constantly to be reinforced.

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Jury in trial of Trump adviser Stone ends first day of deliberations without verdict

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Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, joined by other witnesses, arrives for his criminal trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing official proceeding and witness tampering at the U.26, 2017 testimony Stone told the committee his intermediary was a journalist and he did not wish to out his source without permission.

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White House budget official will testify in impeachment probe if subpoenaed: lawyer

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A truck with the sign "Impeachment Now" sits outside the statehouse in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.

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Revealed: police oppose Traveller and Gypsy camp crackdown | World news

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But police responses to a consultation launched last year about dealing with such encampments show forces are opposed to such a move.Additionally, 84% did not support the criminalisation of unauthorised encampments and 65% said lack of site provision was the real problem.

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Kirkland Partner, Private Equity Trailblazer Dies at 46

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Kevin Morris, who spent his entire career at Kirkland, "had a wonderfully calm, unflappable demeanor and gentle, relentless drive to succeed," the firm said.(Courtesy of Kirkland & Ellis)


Kevin Morris, a corporate partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ Chicago office, died over the weekend after a three-year battle with brain cancer, the firm said Monday.

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Anheuser-Busch to buy out Craft Brew Alliance in $321 million deal

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REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo(Reuters) - Brewer Anheuser-Busch Inbev NV will buy the rest of Craft Brew Alliance that it does not own in a deal valuing the Portland-based brewing company at about $321 million, the two companies said on Monday.Shares of Craft Brew Alliance soared 122.

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Supreme Court leans toward Trump on ending 'Dreamers' immigrant program

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The court’s 5-4 conservative majority includes two Trump appointees - Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh - who both indicated support for the president’s action.Kavanaugh said he assumed that the administration’s analysis of the impact rescinding DACA would have on individuals was a “very considered decision.