Assange team hopes UK could declare him persona non grata

London (Reuters) – Julian Assange and his advisers are preparing to try to use Ecuador’s decision to grant him diplomatic status to force Britain to declare him persona non grata and expel him, a source close to Assange said. Reuters also has learnt that as part of their continuing criminal investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks, investigators from the Federal Bureau ...

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UKIP in chaos over racist messages

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom Independence Party, which transformed British politics by securing a referendum on EU membership, was close to meltdown on Monday over the fate of its leader, whose lover made racist comments about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. Under Nigel Farage, UKIP became a significant force in British politics by convincing the government to call a ...

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U.S. needs to pay attention to relationship with Britain, Tillerson says

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States needs to pay attention to its treasured relationship with Britain, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday just days after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to London citing anger at the sale of an embassy. Trump’s cancellation of his trip has raised questions in Britain over the links between Washington and its ...

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Hunt for robbers using bleach on victims

Police are hunting a gang of thieves who break into homes, attack residents and put bleach on their victims’ hands. CCTV shows the men climbing into gardens before bursting into homes, threatening residents with weapons and stealing cash and jewellery. The suspects use the bleach in “a substandard attempt to clean DNA evidence”, West Midlands Police said. Up to five ...

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L'Oreal hijab model pulls out of campaign after backlash

UK beauty blogger Amena Khan says she’s pulling out of a L’Oreal campaign. In a post on Instagram she says she’s stepping down from the campaign “because of the current conversations surrounding it”. Her decision follows the discovery of tweets she wrote in 2014, which some have branded as “anti-Israel”. It comes just days after she told Newsbeat she was ...

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Guy Hedger shooting: Two men jailed for executive's murder

Two men have been jailed for murdering an executive in a botched burglary at his luxury home. Guy Hedger, 61, was shot dead in the raid at Ashley, Dorset, in the early hours of 30 April 2017. Jason Baccus, from Bournemouth, and Kevin Downton, from Winterborne Stickland, were convicted unanimously after a two-month trial at Winchester Crown Court. The pair ...

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Princess Eugenie: Engagement was a perfect moment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Princess Eugenie has described the proposal from her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank as a “perfect moment”. The Queen’s granddaughter said it was a “complete surprise” when Mr Brooksbank got down on one knee in front of a volcano as the sun was setting in Nicaragua earlier this month. The princess told BBC’s The ...

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Constipation death 'wholly preventable'

The mother of a man who died from complications related to constipation told an inquest his death was “wholly preventable”. Richard Handley, who had Down’s syndrome, died at Ipswich Hospital on 17 November 2012. Some 10kg (1.5 stones) of faeces had been removed from his body two days before. The 33-year-old had been admitted from a care home after his ...

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Arsenal complete signing of Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is now an Arsenal player (Getty) Arsenal have announced the signing of Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a long-term contract. The Armenian moves to the Emirates in exchange for Alexis Sanchez, who has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Old Trafford. Mkhitaryan, 29, held the key to Sanchez’s move to the Theatre of Dreams and he spent 48 ...

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Kim Kardashian bigs up her ‘self-absorbed’ self after troll calls her out on Twitter

Kim Kardashian is self-absorbed and proud! (Picture: Getty/Twitter) Kim Kardashian has roasted herself after a troll called her out on Twitter for being ‘self-absorbed’. Kim is woman who knows her strengths and weaknesses, and she is hilariously embracing them all at the same time. Many might know the mum-of-three as a beauty mogul and a straight-faced reality TV star, but ...

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