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Sexual Assault Charge Against Kevin Spacey Is Dropped

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After the young man who had accused Mr. Spacey invoked the Fifth Amendment, the district attorney said the prosecution could not go forward.Prosecutors in Massachusetts on Wednesday dropped a sexual assault charge against the actor Kevin Spacey, bringing ...

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Farewell, Theresa May. Your best was far from good enough

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On Wednesday, in her last major speech, Theresa May lamented a growing culture of absolutism in politics. Introspection was never her strong suit, and this speech to the Chatham House thinktank was no exception. In a scarcely veiled swipe at the populist right, at home and abroad, she bemoaned an “inability to combine principles with pragmatism ...

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Turkey expelled from F-35 program

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AlJazzera[/url]"]US expels Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programmeThe move comes after Ankara began accepting delivery of Russia's S-400 air defence system last week.The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey f ...

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Boris & the Kipper, anti-EU lies bite back.

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Boris Johnson lied about a kipper and it tells you everything you need to know about his relationship with the truthThe man expected to be Prime Minister made a show of a kipper last night - there's just a few problems with what he said"Pointless, expensive, environmentally damaging elf and safety" - they were the words of a man widely ...

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Farage calls 52:48 election result for EU Commission President "illegitimate"

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Independent[/url]"]Nigel Farage complains about narrow margin of victory for new EU chief after she wins 52% of voteBrexit Party leader mocked on social mediaNigel Farage is facing mockery after he claimed the new European Commission president lacked "legitimacy" because she won just 52 per cent of the vote.Mr ...

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UK condemns Trump’s racist tweets in unprecedented attack against US congresswomen

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Independent[/url]"]Theresa May has condemned Donald Trump’s racist attack on female Democrat congresswomen, calling the US president’s remarks ”completely unacceptable”.Mr Trump prompted fury after suggesting that the unnamed politicians should “go back” to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came”.He di ...

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No wonder Labour antisemitism got the Panorama treatment Tory racism is too much to fit into 1 hour

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Isn’t it wonderful that our governing party has such an endearing imagination? A survey revealed that 54 per cent of Conservative members believe “Islam is a threat to the British way of life”.This is impressive when you consider most Tory members live in areas like rural Surrey, so maybe the Godalming Rambling Society is upset that its itine ...

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Giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of Greece

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Exclusive: Thousands of years of history being unlocked in the Aegean isles which could provide groundbreaking knowledge of ancient civilisations.Archaeologists are, for the first time, discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece.Excavations on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea – 125 miles southeast of Athens – are revealing the earlie ...

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Rules to Teach your Children

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1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.5. Request the late check-out.6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.8. Return a borrowed car with a full ...

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Greek Elections

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New Democracy has won the Greek elections by promising not to make any promises. For the first time in the past 20 years that I recall has a party won an election with such a clear mandate by telling the truth that the road is hard and that many sacrifices will still have to be made.While an argument can easily be made that the Conservative g ...

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Leaked: British Ambassador in US calls Trump administration "inept" and "dysfunctional"

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The Foreign Office has ordered an inquiry into what was described as a “disgraceful” leak of confidential internal memos presenting an unflattering portrait of Donald Trump and his administration.In cables written by Kim Darroch, the British ambassador t ...

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Brexit: £1 trillion of assets and 7,000 banking jobs moved from UK to EU so far!

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City financial firms have so far committed to move at least 7,000 jobs and £1 trillion of assets out of the UK to prepare for Brexit, with the true cost likely to be higher, research has found.Brexit has also cost firms £4bn as they have moved staff, taken out legal advice and implemented contingency plans, accounting and consulta ...

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Double blow to Trump as Mueller agrees to testify on Russia and judge opens up his financial records

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Donald Trump has received two fresh setbacks as Democrats confirmed retired FBI special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before two congressional committees on 17 July over his Russia investigation and a federal judge gave party legislators permission to begin collecting the president's financial records for an emoluments lawsuit.As the Ho ...

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The problem with grievance studies

The problem with grievance studiesFor a long time, my colleagues and I had been trying to raise with l ...

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My generation’s retirement prospects are grim – but I have a blissful plan

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My generation’s retirement prospects are grim – but I have a blissful planCurrent thinking casts a very dark cloud over any optimism my generation can have for our twilight years. So let’s be creativeYou know those conversations that keep coming round, such as what you would do if the apocalypse happened (dig down), or where you would go if ...

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