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EU institution beset by harassment claims

The EU's smallest institution is embroiled in controversy after perceived threats to dismantle internal checks-and-balances, as serious allegations of harassment have been left festering.

Caught in the mix is the Italian national Gianluca Brunetti, who on Tuesday (24 September) may ...

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Great white shark horror as image of surfer being stalked by beast in encounter goes viral

The photograph, which was shared on Facebook, made the rounds on social media after showing a surfer being stalked by a shark dorsal fin. The caption that accompanied the photo read: "A reminder to all beachgoers, as we continue into peak season for white shark activity.

“At 8am on ...

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Hundreds of thousands stranded as travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook (TCG.L ) collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to ...

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Travel group Thomas Cook battles for survival ahead of Monday deadline

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has plans in place to bring home stranded holidaymakers if Thomas Cook goes out of business, an event that would likely spark chaotic scenes at resorts and airports around the world.

The bosses of the world’s oldest travel company were still ...

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Meghan Markle plans on rediscovering a ‘healing’ hobby during her trip to South Africa

The Duchess of Sussex plans on rediscovering her love of cooking in South Africa after she and Harry started having meals delivered to Frogmore Cottage, according to The Sun. The luxury meals are regularly driven from Windsor Castle to Frogmore Cottage.

A source close to the royals ...

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Thomas Cook finished: LIVE updates as 150,000 tourists in travel hell after firm’s demise

The firm confirmed in a statement that it would enter liquidation with "immediate effect" this morning. 

There had been hopes that last-minute talks could salvage the travel company last night but officials faield to reach an agreement before the 11.59pm deadline. 

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British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses, stranding hundreds of thousands

LONDON (Reuters) - Thomas Cook (TCG.L ), the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.

Chief Executive Peter Fankhauser said it was a ...

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Game of Thrones Emmys: What George RR Martin would change on HBO show and finds TRAUMATIC
GAME OF THRONES Emmy Awards special: George RR Martin confessed what he would change about the controversial final Season 8 of the HBO show. He also revealed what he finds "traumatic" about adaptations of his books. ...
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Over half of Labour voters in last election want Corbyn to quit - poll

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - More than half of voters who backed Britain’s opposition Labour Party at a 2017 election think it is now time for leader Jeremy Corbyn to stand down, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

Corbyn is holding his party’s annual conference in the English ...

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Labour's tax bombshell: Corbyn's benefits splurge plot would cost taxpayers £520billion

Jeremy Corbyn’s party is plotting a staggering blowout that would see spending on welfare hit nearly four times the amount that currently goes on the health service. The research was released as Labour admitted it was planning to impose fresh tax hikes to fund a raft of new spending ...

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Kate Middleton pregnancy: Bookies suspend bets over latest clues to baby number four

Ladbrokes received a flurry of bets last week after Kate was pictured with a new hairstyle dropping off her second child Princess Charlotte on her first day of school. Royal fans claimed the duchess was dropping clues with a shorter haircut as this was always telltale sign when she was pregnant ...

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UK court will not rule on Monday morning on PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom Supreme Court will not rule on Monday morning on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament but will update on timings later on Monday, a court spokeswoman said on Sunday.

“The hand-down for the following cases: R (on the ...

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NASA mystery: Strange magnetic pulses at midnight baffle scientists studying Mars

NASA’s InSight lander has been collecting data from Mars since the end of November 2018. The NASA probe was designed to investigate the inner workings of the Red Planet by creating a 3D map of its interior and by measuring the planet’s seismicity. But the scientists analysing the ...

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Remainer takeover! Khan demands Corbyn 'show leadership' and declares Labour remain party

London mayor Sadiq Khan has issued a stern warning to Jeremy Corbyn that if Labour does not state it backs Remain, the party will “get hammered in a general election”. Mr Khan also made a jibe at the Labour leader, as he urged the party to “show leadership” within the ...

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Corbyn's ridiculous Brexit policy in full: Astonishing motion to be voted on tomorrow

The policy, leaked into social media by the BBC, reveals that after a heated weekend NEC conference in Brighton, the result of intense talks on the subject of Brexit will be to hold a second referendum. The document reads: “The NEC welcomes Labour’s commitment to let the people ...

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Humanity and solidarity require us to defy US sanctions against Cuba and other countries

THE Labour movement has a proud history of international solidarity and chairing the Latin America fringe is an event I look forward to at Labour Party conference each year. Conference will once again send a clear message to Donald Trump: no more blockades and sanctions.   The US blockade ...

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Scottish World War 2 hero Sandy Cortmann hugs lost pal's grave at emotional Arnhem service

Scottish World War II hero Sandy Cortmann paid a poignant tribute to a lost pal as he attended a special service in Arnhem on Sunday.

Ex-Paratrooper Sandy, from Aberdeen, was in the Dutch city to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden which cost the lives of 1500 British ...

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Royal row: How Oswald Mosley ferociously fought for Edward VIII to marry Mrs Simpson
OSWALD MOSLEY plays a key role in tonight’s Peaky Blinders season finale – and the real Mosley had a number of royal connections including meeting with Edward VIII, who he championed throughout the abdication crisis of 1936. ...
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Labour votes to AXE private schools - Corbyn declares class war

Members have supported a motion which calls on the next Labour general election manifesto to commit to "integrate all private schools into the state sector". This would include withdrawal of charitable status and "all other public subsidies and tax privileges", including business rate ...

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The party will decide our Brexit position, says Corbyn

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday his party would guide him on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a “credible” deal.

At the start of Labour’s ...

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Family of miracle climber who plummeted 3,000 ft searching for rescuers who saved his life

The family of a climber who's lucky to be alive after plummeting 3,000 feet off one of the highest peaks in the Inner Hebrides are searching for the men who saved him.

Mark Stuart from Milngavie, East Dumbartonshire , has made a public appeal on social media to trace fellow climbers ...

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