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Freeze-for-freeze plan ‘way to break nuke stalemate’

CHINA said yesterday that a mutual halt to provocative actions by the United States and North Korea stands the best chance for ending the countries’ standoff.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that the North should suspend its nuclear weapons programme at the same time as ...

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McDonnell is on the money

FOR all the personal animus between Theresa May and George Osborne, Treasury Chief Secretary Liz Truss’s comments over John McDonnell’s emergency budget for public services call confirm the government’s obsession with austerity.

May sacked the former chancellor, who ...

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Multinationals in paradise

What do the latest revelations about tax avoidance tell us about multinationals and modern capitalism? JONATHAN WHITE has a few ideas

THE Paradise papers are the latest in a series of disclosures that have shone a light on the issue of tax havens and in particular, the way that the ...

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Atlantic storms pose threat to grey seals off Pembrokeshire

Over half the world’s Atlantic grey seals live in Britain, writes PETER FROST, so any fall in population here has wide-ranging implications globally

THE SEVERE tropical storms Ophelia and Brian earlier this year did much damage to our coastline.

More than two thirds of the 160 grey ...

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Never mind the cuts, where’s the funding?

GORDON MUNRO writes about the fight local government face against the SNP

BETWEEN 2011 to 2017 the SNP Scottish government cut funding to Scottish councils by 3.7 per cent, taking a whopping £1 billion from council budgets and in turn public services.

This is despite the fact ...

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‘We can learn from World Cup mistake’

Middleton feels England are a better team thanks to final loss

ENGLAND coach Simon Middleton is hoping his squad can learn from their “darkest moments” and look towards a positive future as they prepare to open a three-Test series against Canada at Barnet Copthall ...

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Gatland backs Welsh rookies to beat Georgia

WALES boss Warren Gatland has backed his international rookies to relish the task that awaits them against Georgia tomorrow.

Flanker Dan Lydiate leads a team that sees him boast almost twice as many caps as his seven fellow forwards combined, while Wales’s front five features just 29 ...

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Stoneman plays down century in warm-up

Batsman will be tested ‘a hell of a lot more’ next wek

MARK STONEMAN said that yesterday’s first hundred in England colours has come against opponents who can provide only limited preparation for the imminent Ashes series ahead.

Stoneman posted England’s first century ...

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Film round-up November 17

Justice League (12A)

Directed by Zach Snyder


WHAT Hollywood always needs is cinematic superheroes to knock the living daylights out of Really Bad Guys — and out of the box office too.

So do filmgoers who enjoy heroes with amazing superpowers, unusual costumes ...

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Poignant eclipse of a fading star

MARIA DUARTE recommends a heartwarming drama on the doomed love affair between an ageing Hollywood legend and a young actor

Film Stars Don’t Die

in Liverpool (15)

Directed by

Paul McGuigan


THE COMPLEX romance between Oscar-winning Hollywood star ...

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Labour urges BiFab bailout to rescue jobs

March heads for Holyrood as work-in goes on

SCOTTISH ministers must provide a “cast-iron guarantee” that jobs will be secured at an infrastructure firm where unions have staged a work-in, Labour said yesterday.

As almost 1,000 workers marched on the Scottish Parliament to ...

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Police name last Grenfell victims

Labour calls for sprinkler cash as ‘final’ death toll hits 71

LABOUR again called on the government to find the cash to install sprinklers in high-rises yesterday after the final two victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were identified.

Mother and daughter Victoria King, 71, and ...

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Labour: only crisis Budget will save us

John McDonnell lays into Hammond for chaotic efforts to bolster Number 10 – and pledges £17bn new deal

JOHN McDONNELL called for an emergency Budget to end austerity in public services yesterday as he confirmed Labour would invest £17 billion, raised by taxing the rich and ...

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Hariri heads to France after Macron steps into crisis

FLY-BY-NIGHT Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will leave Saudi Arabia for France, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said yesterday.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said he hoped Mr Hariri’s acceptance of the French offer would end the two-week crisis between the two Arab ...

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Countries unite in defiant alliance against coal

TWENTY countries banded together yesterday to form the Powering Past Coal alliance in a bid to phase out use of the climate-wrecking fuel.

Launched at the COP 23 UN climate conference in Germany and kicked off by Britain and Canada, the group also includes the island nations of Nieu, the ...

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Unite challenges Mexican ambassador over inaction on Ayotzinapa disappearances

UNITE international officer Clare Baker presented a letter to the Mexican ambassador today, highlighting the union’s “deepest concern” over 43 students missing — presumed murdered — since September 2014. The letter from Unite leader Len McCluskey notes ...

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Children protest over New Delhi’s air pollution

HUNDREDS of schoolchildren marched in India’s smoggy capital New Delhi yesterday to demand action on air pollution.

Meanwhile the government pledged yesterday to bring in new fuel rules two years early. Experts said that if less-toxic fuels were paired with stringent vehicle ...

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An opportunity for Zimbabwe

IF the military takeover in Zimbabwe signifies merely a shuffling of face cards at the top level of government, it will represent an opportunity wasted.

The Zimbabwean revolution ushered in by the 1979 Lancaster House agreement that closed the chapter of British colonialism’s ...

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Workers’ parties mark the historic 1917 Revolution

ROBERT GRIFFITHS reviews the recent international meeting of communist and workers’ parties in Russia

Since 1999, communist and workers’ parties from across the world have met every year to exchange news and views, hold bilateral discussions with one another and endorse statements ...

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Time that the richest paid their fair share

Labour’s new plans for better tax reporting and enforcement can put an end to the avoidance by the wealth and big business that impoverishes our society, argues RICHARD BURGON

Last week, live on national television, the chairman of the Cayman Islands stock exchange labelled the Paradise ...

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Industry 4.0 – the challenge of today

Automation presents a profound challenge to the the global economy, writes SHARON GRAHAM

THE first industrial revolution gave birth to modern trade unionism.

The working class was forged in a whirlwind of momentous technological change: deep underground mines, iron and steel ...

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