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Chinese mock ‘barbaric’ British media as plot to spy on Queen emerges

China tried to smuggle a spy into the Queen’s carriage during President Xi Jinping’s state visit last year, it has emerged. Chinese media branded British journalists ‘barbarians’ after reporting Elizabeth II called Xi’s officials “very rude.” Metropolitan Police commander Lucy D’Orsi, who was in charge of security during the Chinese ...

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Trident nuclear weapons replacement to cost £205bn, campaigners warn

Replacing Britain’s aging Trident nuclear deterrent will likely cost £205 billion (US$296 billion), more than doubling since it was calculated in 2014, disarmament campaigners warn. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) calculated the figure using the latest publicly-available data, answers to parliamentary questions and previous costs of relevant items including warheads. ...

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Ex-RAF gunner admits he tried to join ISIS

Former RAF regiment gunner Stephen Gray admitted in court to having tried on two separate occasions to reach Syria with the intention of becoming a jihadist fighter. Gray, also known as Mustafa, served with No 2 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Regiment – the Air Force’s own infantry soldiers ...

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Privacy bogeyman: Putin’s face invades London in campaign against controversial UK spy bill

Warning Brits about the dangers of a new surveillance bill, UK campaigners have flooded London with sinister captioned portraits of Vladimir Putin. The choice of bogeyman however could be better, given the notoriety of Western global spying operations. The posters and billboards which have been recently appearing all across the ...

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2008 financial crash drove fall in real wages, not wave of EU migration – LSE study

Contrary to what some believe, inequality, wages and job opportunities for British-born citizens have not been negatively impacted by the recent surge in migrants from the EU, a new study suggests. Published by the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Centre for Economic Performance this week, the research forms part of a ...

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Circus clown stunt gone wrong leaves audience member out cold (VIDEO)

A man knocked out by a clown in a circus stunt gone wrong says he’s “very lucky” not to have “died or been paralyzed.” Ben Garnham, 37, was left motionless on the floor after a clown landed on his head at Circus Zyair’s show in Caerphilly, south Wales, on Monday. ...

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‘Method for massacre’: Hiroshima survivor warns MPs against Trident nukes renewal

Setsuko Thurlow, who survived the US atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945, has urged British MPs to reject the renewal of its at-sea nuclear deterrent, Trident, after recounting her “horrific memories.” Addressing MPs in Parliament on Wednesday, Thurlow described her childhood experience of the bombing. She’s ...

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‘Africa themed’ Cambridge University dinner sparks ‘cultural appropriation’ row

Student activists at Britain’s prestigious Cambridge University have lambasted one of the university’s colleges over an ‘Africa themed’ formal dinner held in a hall “filled with portraits of white people.” Invitations to the dinner, hosted at Queens College on Tuesday, had to be changed after drawing sharp criticism for using ...

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3rd of UK firms would hire ex-hackers to plug security skills gap

One third of firms polled in a recent survey said they would consider employing ex-hackers to make up for a crippling security skills shortfall. The study carried out at SecureData’s customer conference in London found 97 percent think data security is critical to modern cyber strategy. Other results hint at ...

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Tax haven brands Cameron’s strategy for ‘tackling’ financial secrecy futile

Cayman Islands officials have dismissed UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s latest transparency drive as “pointless,” while anti-corruption campaigners demand he halt the laundering of illicit assets pumped through Britain by foreign criminals. Government officials based in the Caribbean tax haven attacked the PM’s pro-transparency rhetoric ahead of an anti-corruption summit ...

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