Polish opposition shows rainbow LGBT solidarity at president's swearing-in

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish opposition members of parliament on Thursday formed a rainbow with their outfits at President Andrzej Duda’s swearing-in in solidarity with the LGBT community after he was accused of running a campaign laced with homophobic rhetoric. Duda, an ally of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, argued ahead of the July vote that lesbian, gay, […]

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North Korea unleashes extreme border measures to prevent coronavirus spread

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Speaking to online newspaper Daily NK on July 29, a source in Yanggang Province said: “Although the authorities have taken strong measures to close the border due to the virus, smuggling and border crossing attempts continue. “The installation […]

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Pay rise for teachers will halve school funding boost in England

School budgets will be less than 2% better off next year after it was revealed that the government’s pay increases for teachers will absorb more than half of the extra funding promised for state schools in England. Analysis by the House of Commons library for the Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran calculated that the pay award announced by the government […]

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Canada's Trudeau to testify at parliamentary committee amid ethics probe

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a rare appearance before a parliamentary committee on Thursday amid questions over a government decision to allow a charity with ties to his family to manage a major student grant program. The escalating scandal over the C$900 million ($671 million) contract granted to WE Charity Canada has hurt Trudeau in […]

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'We finally feel vindicated': Najib's critics hail Malaysia verdict

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Fahmi Reza was once sentenced to jail in Malaysia for portraying former prime minister Najib Razak as a clown. That image has now been updated and re-posted with “GUILTY” written across Najib’s eyes in red. As Najib was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Tuesday in the first verdicts against him related to the multi-billion […]

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Malaysia's Najib sentenced to over a decade in jail in 1MDB trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former leader, Najib Razak, was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to 12 years in jail on Tuesday in the first trial over a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB that stretched to the Gulf states and Hollywood. In a case widely seen as a test of the nation’s resolve to stamp out corruption and […]

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Sturgeon v Boris Johnson: Rift brewing amid claims SNP have been excluded from Brexit talk

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has called for an urgent four-nation ministerial meeting on fisheries and maritime security after being excluded from the UK Government’s Brexit preparation talks. It comes after the European Union’s chief negotiator Michel […]

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