UK could give Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic immunity, No 10 says
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UK could give Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic immunity, No 10 says

The government could consider giving Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic immunity to help secure her release from jail in Iran, Downing Street has confirmed after Boris Johnson discussed the idea with the detained woman’s husband. “I think that the foreign secretary has obviously spoken with her husband and that is one of the options being looked at,”…

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Catalan independence: EU experts detect rise in pro-Kremlin false claims
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Catalan independence: EU experts detect rise in pro-Kremlin false claims

The European Union’s counter-propaganda unit has detected an upsurge in pro-Kremlin disinformation and false claims about the political crisis in Catalonia. In the run-up to and aftermath of the bitterly contested Catalan independence referendum, EU officials have seen an increase in false information published in Russian and Spanish. “World powers prepare for war in Europe,”…

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Trump hails ‘great relationship’ with Philippines’ Duterte
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Trump hails ‘great relationship’ with Philippines’ Duterte

Donald Trump has hailed his “great relationship” with the Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, who stands accused of acting with impunity over a brutal war on drugs that has left thousands dead. The US president made no mention of human rights during brief remarks to reporters prior to a meeting with his Philippine counterpart, and both…

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Nine women allege sexual harassment and bullying at Lars Von Trier’s studio Zentropa
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Nine women allege sexual harassment and bullying at Lars Von Trier’s studio Zentropa

Nine women have come forward with stories of alleged “sexual harassment, degradation and bullying” at Zentropa, the Danish film studio co-founded by director Lars Von Trier. In detailed accounts given to the Danish newspaper Politiken, the women – all former employees at Zentropa – spoke of an “ingrained” culture of abuse at the studio, with…

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‘YouTube Islamist’ Anwar al-Awlaki videos removed in extremism clampdown
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‘YouTube Islamist’ Anwar al-Awlaki videos removed in extremism clampdown

YouTube has removed thousands of videos of the radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a significant step up for the site’s anti-extremism campaign. It is the first time Google’s video site has taken such concerted action against a particular individual. The preacher was killed in 2011 by a US drone strike in Yemen, leaving behind…

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Trevor Sinclair arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and assault
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Trevor Sinclair arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and assault

The BBC football pundit Trevor Sinclair has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and common assault. The 44-year-old, who played for QPR, West Ham and Blackpool and gained 12 England caps, was arrested after a woman sustained minor injuries when she was hit by a car. A spokesman for Lancashire police said: “Police were contacted…

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