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Trump pulls out of planned Denmark visit after PM shuts door on Greenland sale

US president Donald Trump said he is postponing an upcoming meeting with Denmark’s prime minister because she is not interested in discussing a proposed sale of Greenland.

Mr Trump recently floated the idea of purchasing the island – owned by Denmark – but said as ...

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Sir David Attenborough: People are ‘fed up’ with European Union

Sir David Attenborough has said that many people in the UK are “fed up” with the European Union.

In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the naturalist and broadcaster said the EU may not have paid enough attention to what people care about and has allowed itself ...

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Ryanair launches court action in bid to block strikes by UK pilots

Ryanair is going to the High Court in a bid to block strike action by its UK pilots.

An application by the airline for an injunction is to be heard by a judge in London on Wednesday.

The proceedings before Mrs Justice Lambert come just hours before industrial action is due to start ...

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Football rumours from the media

Danish Superliga’s Nordsjaelland have made Liverpool an offer for talented young striker Bobby Duncan, the Daily Mail reports. The 18-year-old was included in Reds manager Jurgen Klopp’s pre-season plans. But the Danish club have offered him regular football and are willing ...

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Brentford boss Thomas Frank opens up on VAR technology

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has had his say on the introduction of VAR technology after it made headlines following the latest weekend of Premier League football.

Manchester City were denied a last-gasp winner against Tottenham after Aymeric Laporte committed handball, according to ...

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Sir David Attenborough: People are ‘fed up’ with European Union

Sir David Attenborough has said that many people in the UK are “fed up” with the European Union.

In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the naturalist and broadcaster said the EU may not have paid enough attention to what people care about and has allowed itself ...

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Trump pulls out of planned Denmark visit after PM shuts door on Greenland sale

US president Donald Trump said he is postponing an upcoming meeting with Denmark’s prime minister because she is not interested in discussing a proposed sale of Greenland.

Mr Trump recently floated the idea of purchasing the island – owned by Denmark – but said as ...

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Thousands of rail passengers overcharged for not having valid ticket

Train companies have admitted overcharging thousands of passengers caught fare dodging.

Industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) told the PA news agency that eight train companies punished ticketless travellers too harshly by not implementing a rule change made in April last ...

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What the papers say – August 21

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s likely Brexit dealings on his trip to Germany dominate Wednesday’s newspapers.

The Guardian and The Independent report on the likely backlash the Prime Minister will face over his Brexit demands on his German visit.

Guardian front page, ...

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Lawyer for Harvey Weinstein bids to move trial outside New York City

Harvey Weinstein’s legal team has asked for the disgraced movie mogul’s criminal trial to be moved outside of New York City.

Lawyer Arthur Aidala has filed a motion with the state appellate court suggesting the trial be moved to upstate Albany County or Suffolk County on Long ...

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Video shows shocking moment man with shotgun opens fires outside Clapham pub

Police have released a video of the moment an armed gunman shoots a man outside a Clapham pub.

Officers were called at 9.31pm on June 4 to Bedford Road at the junction with Fenwick Place, following reports of a gunshots.

Officers attended the scene, but there was no trace ...

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Court upholds child sex convictions against Cardinal George Pell

An Australian court has upheld convictions against the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse.

George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, was found guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996 and ...

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Scarlett Moffatt to relocate family and home to Africa for new show

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt is to embark on an African adventure for Channel 4 – taking her family and entire childhood home with her.

The reality TV star will relocate her County Durham house to Namibia and live alongside the nomadic Himba tribe for four weeks.

The ...

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Crazy cat lady stereotype ‘not supported by evidence’

There is no evidence to support the crazy cat lady stereotype that owners of the pets are disproportionately depressed, anxious or alone, according to new research.

Academics found that those who own felines did not report suffering adverse mental or social problems any more than those ...

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Channel 4 show puts Vladimir Putin’s spy skills in the spotlight

A new Channel 4 documentary will examine how Vladimir Putin has used his spy skills as the leader of a nuclear power.

The Russian president worked for the KGB and headed its successor in counter-intelligence and espionage, the FSB.

Putin: A Russian Spy Story will explore how the ...

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Pay for bosses at top firms falls but still more than 100 times average salary

Bosses at Britain’s biggest firms are taking home smaller pay packages on average, but their remuneration still massively outstrips that of the average worker, new research has shown.

Chief executives at FTSE 100 companies were paid £3.46 million in 2018 on a median basis, down ...

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Channel 4 announces new Brexit documentary with access to leading politicians

Channel 4 has announced a new Brexit documentary with intimate access to leading figures in British politics.

Brexit Two Tribes has been crafted from hours of footage following Jacob Rees-Mogg, Sir Alan Duncan, Ken Clarke, Sir Nicholas Soames, Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan, Andrew Bridgen and ...

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Channel 4 news chief to examine ‘male behaviour’ in media at TV festival

Channel 4 news chief Dorothy Byrne will deliver this year’s MacTaggart Lecture, closing the first day of the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Byrne is among the longest-serving heads of news and current affairs in British TV, and the sixth woman to give the prestigious address.

Her ...

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Formula for ‘world’s funniest fart’ revealed

The “world’s funniest fart” has been revealed by scientists in a specially commissioned study.

The Flatulence Report, for The Beano, has worked out a mathematical formula that was tested for 176 different noises ranging from low to high pitch, short to long, dry to wet ...

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Charlotte Dujardin ‘truly devastated’ after European Championships elimination

Britain’s double Olympic dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin says she is “truly devastated” after being eliminated from the European Championships.

And the 34-year-old has also referred to “those who have taken to social media in the cruellest of ways” in an ...

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Rising oxygen levels helped North American dinosaurs to thrive, scientists say

An ancient increase in oxygen levels helped North American dinosaurs to flourish, scientists say.

A new technique for measuring levels of the gas in early rocks shows the levels leapt by nearly a third in a couple of million years.

Scientists say this possibly set the scene for the ...

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