Greenpeace protesters gatecrash Philip Hammond's speech at Mansion House

Greenpeace protesters gatecrash Philip Hammond’s speech at Mansion House

Climate change protesters disrupted Philip Hammond as he addressed business leaders during tonight’s annual Mansion House speech. The Chancellor had been speaking for around five minutes when 40 Greenpeace activists burst into the Egyptian Hall and began shouting slogans. The activists attempted to ‘flash-mob’ the Chancellor’s podium and give what they described as “the speech […]

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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia dealt landmark defeat in Court of Appeal

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia dealt landmark defeat in Court of Appeal

The UK’s policy of selling weapons to Saudi Arabia has been dealt a landmark defeat in the Court of Appeal. Tory ministers and Boris Johnson are accused of presiding over a “national shame” after campaigners won a legal challenge against the UK government. Shamefaced ministers temporarily stopped all new arms export licences to the Gulf […]

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Kristina Keneally says there is ‘no evidence’ medevac laws are not working | Australia news

Labor says it is prepared to consider government amendments to medical evacuation laws if necessary, but sees “no evidence” to suggest the laws are not working as intended. As the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, ramps up pressure on Labor to side with the government to scrap the so-called medevac laws passed against its will […]

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Iran shoots down US drone amid tensions

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a US drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. American and Iranian officials confirmed Thursday’s incident, while disputing the circumstances. The Guard said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, while two US officials told The Associated Press that […]

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Do Dutton’s medevac law claims stack up against court ruling? – explainer | Australia news

Peter Dutton has indicated he will appeal a federal court’s decision to allow doctors to assess a patient’s need for a medical transfer from Nauru based on their medical file. The home affairs minister, who hopes to have the medevac legislation repealed by the parliament, has warned the ruling sets a precedent which could encourage […]

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Video | The Australian

Video | The Australian

Supplied video obtained Thursday, June 20, 2019 of an international team of investigators identifying four suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine nearly five years ago. Investigators say the suspects were officials in the pro-Russian Donetsk People’s Republic and allegedly responsible for bringing a Buk anti-aircraft missile system from Russia into […]

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Voice of the Mirror: Alarming precedent being set threatening foundations of NHS - Voice of the Mirror

Voice of the Mirror: Alarming precedent being set threatening foundations of NHS – Voice of the Mirror

The NHS was built on the principle that it is free for everyone, regardless of wealth or circumstances. That is no longer the case. Patients at a trust in the north-west of England have been told they will have to go private if they want treatments once routine on the NHS. An alarming precedent is […]

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Josh Frydenberg’s office asked if environmental rule changes could be kept secret | Australia news

The office of the former environment minister Josh Frydenberg canvassed whether he had the power to water down federal protections for critically endangered grasslands and if it could be kept secret, following lobbying from a fellow minister, Angus Taylor. Taylor and his brother have substantial rural interests on the Monaro plains, where the grasslands are […]

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Tory leadership election: Results in full as Rory Stewart is knocked out of contest

Tory leadership election: Results in full as Rory Stewart is knocked out of contest

The results of the third round of the Conservative party’s leadership contest saw outsider Rory Stewart’s campaign crash out of the race. The candidate with the lowest number of votes was knocked out. That meant that Rory Stewart was out of the race to be next PM after securing just 27 votes. He lost the […]

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