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Tens of thousands march in Argentina against Mauricio Macri's cuts

TENS of thousands of people joined a demonstration on Wednesday organised by lorry drivers and other trade unionists in the first major protest so far this year against conservative Argentinian President Mauricio Macri’s austerity agenda.

Working people continue to lose purchasing power ...

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Early victory for Stephen Hawking in court bid to save the NHS

STEPHEN HAWKING was among claimants to secure an early victory in the High Court today against a “devastating” planned restructuring of the NHS.

A judge agreed to limit the costs of their judicial review of accountable care organisations being given responsibility for providing NHS ...

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Theresa May on the ropes after Stormzy challenge over Grenfell victims

THERESA MAY insisted today that she was committed to supporting those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire after grime star Stormzy launched a blistering attack on her during the Brit Awards.

The artist, who won two awards at Wednesday night’s ceremony, rapped: “Yo Theresa May, ...

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H Slightly long second on CND birthday party

PEACE campaigners marked the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 60th birthday on Wednesday night, vowing to keep fighting for a nuclear-free world.

Green MP Caroline Lucas opened proceedings, saying CND was about “hope — not in terms of some fluffy idea but as a very practical ...

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University strikers deserve our full support

LECTURERS beginning an escalating programme of strike action over pensions deserve unreserved support from the public and overwhelmingly this is what they’re receiving.

It is no coincidence that those most affected by the strike, the students at the 60-odd universities involved, are ...

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President Maduro calls for Venezuela to hold simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections this April

PRESIDENT Nicolas Maduro heaped pressure on Venezuela’s fractured opposition on Wednesday by urging the Constituent Assembly to call a general election to coincide with the April 22 presidential poll.

He suggested that electing a new parliament, provincial councils and local councils ...

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Merkel calls on EU member states to work together on refugees

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed EU member states today to do their bit to deal with the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe.

Speaking to the Berlin parliament before today’s EU meeting in Brussels, Ms Merkel said that they should work together to strengthen ...

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Students storm Universities UK building in solidarity with striking lecturers

STUDENTS stormed the headquarters of a university bosses’ club today as a meeting of top vice-chancellors took place upstairs.

The Universities UK (UUK) building in Tavistock Square, central London, was overrun by activists in a show of solidarity with striking lecturers.

Around a ...

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Russia, Syria and the Kurds 'agree resistance' to Turkish invasion of Afrin

THREE-WAY talks between Russia, the Syrian government and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have produced an agreement on resisting Turkey’s invasion of the Afrin region of Aleppo province.

A third detachment of government-aligned Kurdish militia entered Afrin yesterday ...

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Environment Tories lose third High Court battle over plans to tackle illegal levels of air pollution

THE government suffered a third High Court defeat in three years today over its plans to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

Mr Justice Garnham ruled that the government’s failure to require action from 45 local authorities with air pollution exceeding legal limits was ...

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Inequality Tory Britain is making us poor and depressed

PARENTS are struggling to buy winter coats for their children thanks to low pay, a watchdog says today, as new stats show the largest rise in unemployment in almost five years.

There were 1.47 million people out of work in the quarter to December 2017, the Office for National Statistics ...

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Industrial Tube cleaners in battle against nasty contracts call on London Mayor to intervene

A BATTLE to improve the terms and conditions of thousands of Tube cleaners reached Parliament and City Hall today.

Cleaners mounted a protest outside City Hall, urging London Mayor Sadiq Khan to intervene to end the scandal in his capacity as chairman of Transport for London ...

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Environment Tories lose third High Court battle over plans to tackle illegal levels of air pollution

THE government suffered a third High Court defeat in three years today over its plans to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

Mr Justice Garnham ruled that the government’s failure to require action from 45 local authorities with air pollution exceeding legal limits was ...

2018-02-21 21:29 open_in_new
Men's Rugby Union Townsend: Russell was always going to start against England

FINN RUSSELL’S Scotland place was in “no doubt” against England, head coach Gregor Townsend said today.

The Scotland fly-half has been well below his mercurial best so far in the Six Nations and an error-strewn performance against France saw him replaced with the game still in the ...

2018-02-21 21:29 open_in_new
Have May and Blackford forgotten about Syria's jihadists?

PARLIAMENT witnessed a double act between Theresa May and SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford yesterday to blame Syria and its allies for loss of life in eastern Ghouta.

Blackford repeated the total of deaths claimed by the jihadist groups that control the area in the previous 48 hours, ...

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Men's Rugby League Powell commits to Castleford for the foreseeable future

CASTLEFORD boss Daryl Powell reiterated his desire to coach England today but says now is not the right time.

The 52-year-old former England and Great Britain international is thought to have been lined up to work alongside veteran Australian Wayne Bennett for the next two years before ...

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Syrians deny Turkish claim to have driven them from Afrin

TURKEY claimed today that Syrian troops had retreated from Afrin after being shelled by its invading forces.

A convoy of around 50 vehicles, consisting of pro-government militia rather than regular Syrian troops, entered the canton yesterday, apparently in response to Kurdish pleas for ...

2018-02-21 21:29 open_in_new
Smoke and mirrors from US politicians as gun control calls mount

CHILDREN from Marjory Stoneman Douglas school, where Nikolas Cruz massacred 17 people on February 14, vowed not to rest until they secure real gun law reform as they met politicians today.

Fifteen-year-old Rachel Catania said Florida legislators had fobbed her off with “non-answers” ...

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Parliament Corbyn exposes Tories' Brexit disarray at PMQs

JEREMY CORBYN exposed Tory divisions over Brexit today as he put pressure on Theresa May to clarify what type of deal she is seeking from the EU.

At Prime Minister’s Questions the Labour leader opened the session by joking: “Yesterday the Brexit Secretary [David Davis] assured the ...

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Environment Tories lose third High Court battle over plans to tackle illegal levels of air pollution

THE government suffered a third High Court defeat in three years today over its plans to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

Mr Justice Garnham ruled that the government’s failure to require action from 45 local authorities with air pollution exceeding legal limits was ...

2018-02-21 19:23 open_in_new
Policing Controversial merger of transport police and national force delay welcomed by unions

UNIONS welcomed a delay to the controversial plan to merge railway police into the main Scottish force today.

The Scottish government was aiming to merge the British Transport Police (BTP) north of the border into the national force by April next year.

But Police Scotland says now ...

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