UK criticised over sales of military equipment to Venezuela

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Theresa May urged to suspend controlled export licences to Venezuelan government while violent clashes continue Britain has sold military equipment worth millions of pounds to Venezuela in the last decade, it has emerged, prompting calls for Theresa May to suspend controlled export licences while the country in is the grip of violent clashes between police […]

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How skaters make cities safer and the fight to save the Southbank skatepark

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Skateboarders are the shock troops of gentrification, making no-go areas secure and then seeing their newly valuable sites destroyed when the developers move in. Can one much-loved London spot buck the trend? It was like a part of my soul was destroyed, says Ian Davross Scudds. He is talking about the moment in 2004 when […]

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Oxford college worker and US professor arrested in California over Chicago murder

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Andrew Warren and Wyndham Lathem detained on the US west coast over fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau An Oxford University employee suspected in a murder has been arrested alongside his alleged accomplice, a US professor, Chicago police have said. Andrew Warren, a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, and Professor Wyndham Lathem of Northwestern […]

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Irish taoiseach: Brexit is ‘challenge of our generation’

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Leo Varadkar to use keynote speech in Belfast to say Britains exit from EU will affect all aspects of life in Northern Ireland The Irish taoiseach is to warn that every aspect of life in Northern Ireland could be affected by Brexit. In his first visit to Northern Ireland since taking over as Irelands prime […]

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Irans president under pressure to appoint female ministers

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Concerns raised that Hassan Rouhani may unveil all-male list of ministers in cabinet reshuffle as he prepares for second term Irans president, who is mulling a cabinet reshuffle before his swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, is under pressure to appoint female ministers. Hassan Rouhanis Rouhanis landslide victory in May. Officials have declared Sunday a bank holiday […]

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HSBC chief sounds alarm over financial regulation and Brexit

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UKs biggest bank reports big rise in profits to $10.2bn as outgoing chairman Douglas Flint calls for global regulation to keep markets safe The outgoing chairman of Britains biggest bank, HSBC, called for an overhaul of the system to tackle financial crime as he sounded the alarm over attempts to fragment global financial regulation, and […]

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