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WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom

Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been charged with more than a dozen additional charges by U.S. federal prosecutors, including under the controversial Espionage Act — a case that will likely test the rights of freedom of speech and expression under the First Amendment. Assange, 47, was arrested at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in April after the U.S. government charged him with conspiracy to hack a government computer used by then army officer Chelsea Mannin...
Tags: Security, Politics, London, Sweden, Media, Obama, Snowden, Iraq, Tech, Bloomberg, Afghanistan, United States, United Kingdom, Edward Snowden, Army, Julian Assange


EU citizens in UK complain of being denied right to vote

People are reportedly being turned away from European election polling booths due to admin errorsA disturbing picture is emerging of EU citizens in the UK being denied their democratic right to vote in the European parliament elections because of administrative errors by local councils.Reports are coming in from across the country of EU nationals turning up at polling booths and finding their names crossed out and being told by officials they are not eligible to vote. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Article 50, European elections, Brexit, European parliamentary elections 2019


Brexit in Berlin: These British Expats Weigh in on the Effects of Britain Leaving the EU

photos: Andrea Lavezzaro.  One thing we can easily agree on: Brexit fucking sucks. The idea to separate from a union like the EU in times of global uncertainty is just… well: a bad one! Especially considering the way it went. Of all the things that have gone wrong in the EU, this is certainly the most tragic one to date. We are still not sure if anything is going to happen. With all the delays it feels like a bit of an irony that Brits can vote for European Parlament this week, not even sure i...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Politics, UK, England, London, Interview, France, Scotland, Russia, Berlin, Eu, European Union, People, Britain, NHS


May’s final effort to win backing falls flat as MPs reject ‘new' Brexit deal

Politicians from across the House shoot down repackaged offer in major blow to PMFollow the latest political developments - liveTheresa May’s final attempt to patch together a parliamentary majority for Brexit appears to have backfired after her 10-point “new deal” was rejected by MPs from across the political spectrum.In a speech at the headquarters of consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers in London on Tuesday, the prime minister laid out a series of promises that will be included in the 100-page ...
Tags: Politics, London, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House, Brexit


Brexit: Tory MPs abandoning May after second referendum offer – live news

Prime minister offers option of fresh vote if MPs pass withdrawal bill, which will be published ‘in next few days’ May offers MPs vote on second referendum in ‘new’ Brexit dealTheresa May’s new Brexit deal: point-by-point analysisMay’s speech: snap summary and analysisEU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks 8.12pm BST The former Czech Republic prime minister, Vaclav Klaus, was one of three warm up acts at the Brexit Party’s last hustings, which is taking place in a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Czech Republic, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Nigel Farage, Manchester, Boris Johnson, Emily Thornberry


Rem Koolhaas video: 'I've seen Britain transformed for the better by Europe'

The revered architect and theorist is on a mission to explain why being a part of Europe is good for the national interest - and lovers of coffee I was present in Britain when it became part of the EU and I’ve lived in London for a very long time since, so I can say that I’ve really experienced the incredible extent to which Britain has become a much better place. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Eu, European Union, Culture, Architecture, Britain, Art and design, Rem Koolhaas, Brexit


Labour panics as remain voters switch to Liberal Democrats

Polls makes Vince Cable’s party the favourite for remainers and puts it in first place in LondonSenior Labour figures were engaged in a desperate battle to shore up the party’s support on Saturday night, amid warnings that its stance on Brexit was helping to “detoxify the Lib Dems”.With just days left before the European elections at which Nigel Farage’s Brexit party is expected to triumph, shadow cabinet ministers are among those concerned that Labour’s ambiguous position on Brexit has helped r...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, UK News, Labour, Nigel Farage, Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable, European elections, Brexit, Sadiq Khan, Observer, Brexit Party, European parliamentary elections 2019, LondonSenior Labour


Revealed: scale of police sexual abuse claims

Nearly 1,500 accusations made against officers in England and Wales over six yearsNearly 1,500 accusations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation of crime victims and child abuse, have been made against police officers in England and Wales over six years, the Observer can reveal.Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that 1,491 complaints were filed against police officers, special constables and police community support officers (PCSOs) across 33 for...
Tags: Politics, England, London, Wales, Police, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Freedom Of Information, Observer


US rapper Tyler, the Creator back in the UK after ban expires

Musician, banned in 2015 over lyrics, posts pictures from London and hints at showThe US rapper Tyler, the Creator has posted pictures of himself in the UK, four years after he was banned from entering the country by the then home secretary Theresa May.The rapper, whose given name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was banned from the UK in 2015 over the content of his lyrics, with the Home Office alleging the songwriter “encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality” and “fosters hatred with views...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, US, UK News, US news, Immigration and asylum, Rap, Hip-hop, Home Office, Tyler The Creator, Snoop Dogg, Theresa May The, Tyler Gregory Okonma


Tyler, the Creator forced to cancel first UK gig in four years

The rapper, banned from entering the country in 2015, said impromptu London show got ‘too rowdy’The US rapper Tyler, the Creator, returned to the UK on Saturday, four years after he was banned from entering the country, only to see his impromptu gig cancelled when legions of fans turned up to watch him perform.The rapper, whose given name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was banned from the UK in 2015 over the content of his lyrics, with the Home Office alleging the songwriter “encourages violence and i...
Tags: Music, Politics, UK, London, US, UK News, World news, US news, Immigration and asylum, Rap, Culture, Hip-hop, Home Office, Tyler The Creator, Snoop Dogg, Tyler Gregory Okonma


UK raises travel warning for dual British-Iranian nationals amid heightened tensions

Britain has upgraded its travel warning for dual UK-Iranian nationals after a British council worker was jailed on allegations of espionage.  The Foreign Office on Friday warned dual nationals against all travel to the Islamic Republic, saying they face an "unacceptably higher" risk of detention and mistreatment. Its previous advice had warned against all but essential travel. In a statement, Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, also urged Iranian nationals living in the UK to exercise "caution" ...
Tags: UK, London, News, White House, Iraq, US, America, Iran, Britain, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Jeremy Hunt, Yemen, Foreign Office, Hunt, Islamic Republic


Angel Has Fallen Trailer: Gerard Butler Returns as Mike Banning

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Angel Has Fallen Trailer: Gerard Butler returns as Mike Banning Lionsgate has revealed the trailer for the action film Angel Has Fallen, the third film starring Gerard Butler (300) as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning. Check out the Angel Has Fallen trailer below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: London, Movies, White House, Olympus, Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Thompson, Mike Banning, Ric Roman Waugh, Movie News, Creighton Rothenberger, Angel Has Fallen, Mark Gill Matt O'Toole Alan Siegel, Trevor Short, Piper Perabo Covert Affairs


Daily Crunch: Trump targets Huawei with emergency declaration

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Trump declares national emergency to protect US networks from foreign espionage While the U.S. already restricted government contractors and federal agencies from using technology supplied by Huawei or its subsidiaries, this new executive order gives Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other federal agenci...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, London, Instagram, White House, US, Samsung, Tech, Walmart, Commerce, Korea, Broadway, West End, Donald Trump, Huawei


‘Angel Has Fallen’ Trailer: Gerard Butler’s Mike Banning is Back For More Action

Mike Banning, aka Dirtbag John McClane, is back yet again in Angel Has Fallen. The third entry in the Fallen franchise has Gerard Butler‘s ever-capable Secret Service agent framed for attempting to kill President Morgan Freeman. Now Banning has to clear his name, and blow up a lot of people in the process. Watch the Angel Has Fallen trailer below. Angel Has Fallen Trailer  I enjoyed 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, in which Gerard Butler had to save the White House after it was seized by terr...
Tags: London, Movies, White House, Fbi, Sequels, Secret Service, Movie Trailers, Gerard-Butler, Nick Nolte, Butler, Ric Roman Waugh, Action/Adventure, Morgan-Freeman, Allan Trumbull Morgan Freeman, Angel Has Fallen, Mike Banning aka Dirtbag John McClane


Iran has jailed another woman, like my wife. We need coordinated action | Richard Ratcliffe

The arrest of Aras Amiri mirrors my wife’s ordeal. Iran can no longer be allowed to hold innocent people as leverageThis week Aras Amiri from north London was convicted and sentenced in Iran to 10 years in prison for organising Iranian cultural events in the UK for the British Council.It brought back memories of the sentencing of my wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on similar charges in 2016 – and the tearful weeks failing to make sense of it all. Aras’s case has many similarities to Nazanin’s: bo...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, UK News, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Jeremy Hunt, Aras, Nazanin, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Richard Ratcliffe, Aras Amiri


Aras Amiri is Iran’s latest state-sponsored hostage. Britain must act | Richard Ratcliffe

The British Council employee’s arrest mirrors my wife’s ordeal. Iran must be stopped from holding innocent people as leverageThis week Aras Amiri from north London was convicted and sentenced in Iran to 10 years in prison for organising Iranian cultural events in the UK for the British Council.It brought back memories of the sentencing of my wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on similar charges in 2016 – and the tearful weeks failing to make sense of it all. Aras’s case has many similarities to Naza...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, UK News, World news, Iran, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Jeremy Hunt, Aras, British Council, Nazanin, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Richard Ratcliffe, Aras Amiri


Iran has jailed another British Iranian, like my wife. We need coordinated action | Richard Ratcliffe

The arrest of Aras Amiri mirrors my wife’s ordeal. Iran can no longer be allowed to hold innocent people as leverageThis week Aras Amiri from north London was convicted and sentenced in Iran to 10 years in prison for organising Iranian cultural events in the UK for the British Council.It brought back memories of the sentencing of my wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on similar charges in 2016 – and the tearful weeks failing to make sense of it all. Aras’s case has many similarities to Nazanin’s: bo...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, UK News, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Jeremy Hunt, Aras, Nazanin, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Richard Ratcliffe, Aras Amiri


ULEZ cuts number of worst polluting cars in central London

Mayor hails ‘significant impact’ in first month of capital’s ultra-low emission zoneThe number of the worst polluting cars and vans driving into central London dropped sharply in the first month of the ultra-low emissions zone.Initial figures show that on average 9,400 fewer such vehicles entered central London each day in April compared with March. There were 36,000 fewer than in February 2017 when the ultra-low emission zone plans were announced, though much of that drop could be attributed to...
Tags: Politics, London, Environment, UK News, Air Pollution, Transport, Transport policy, Congestion charging, Sadiq Khan, ULEZ


Limit HS2 speeds and move terminus to cut costs, say Lords

Report casts doubt on £56bn budget and says savings should be made to fund northern railThe cost of HS2 should be slashed by limiting the speed of trains and making its London terminus Old Oak Common rather than Euston, according to a critical House of Lords report, which warns that better northern rail connections could be lost if the project blows its budget.In a report that could stoke further doubts over high-speed rail after Conservative leadership candidates discussed axing the project, th...
Tags: Politics, London, UK News, House Of Lords, Transport, Rail transport, Transport policy, Hs2


World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

By Sylvie Corbet and Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron and tech executives gathered in Paris to compile a set of guidelines dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were kill...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, France, White House, US, Sport, European Union, Whatsapp, Soccer, Paris, New Zealand, John Kerry, Christchurch


London police arrest man who covered face during public facial recognition trials

Police in London conducted a public street trial with facial recognition cameras. A man who covered his face as he walked by the cameras was stopped by officers, forced to submit to being photographed, and then arrested on a charge of public disorder after complaining loudly. The segment starts at 3:35 in the embedded BBC video; here's more coverage from The Independent: The Independent revealed that more than £200,000 was spent on six deployments that resulted in no arrests between August 20...
Tags: Post, Video, Politics, London, News, Scotland, Police, Bbc, Surveillance, Metropolitan Police


18 times 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted the future

"The Simpsons" has built a reputation for predicting the future. Most recently, viewers noticed that a 2017 episode of the cartoon seemed to preempt Daenerys Targaryen's big plot twist on Sunday night's penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones." "The Simpsons" also predicted the election of Donald Trump, the discovery of the Higgs boson equation, and a Lady Gaga performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 19 years ago, an episode of "The Simpsons" predicted that Donald Tr...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, London, Sweden, Singapore, Disney, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesco, Bbc, Mit, Uganda, Fox, David, Netflix


Weekly Roundup: Assorted Items

We’re hitting the height of the Spring & Summer retail season, and there’s a lot of great stuff in stores. Interesting dresses and skirts with length, V-necks galore, sneakers and sneaker hybrids galore, interesting jeans, fab body-con tops, more tailoring, and better fabrics than what we’ve seen in a while. Snap things up now if you’re a dressier gal, because in July and August retail is about tees and shorts. The industry forgets that some of us are NOT at the beach and pool all Summer. On to ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, London, White House, Un, Lists, Boden, Eileen Fisher, Rachel Rachel, Boden Isabella Broderie Back Top, Boden Claudia, Boden Gemma Jersey Top, Boden Lorna Faux, Boden Ayla Lace Trim Top, Boden Kassidy Jersey, Boden Amelie Jersey


Sweden has reopened its rape investigation into Julian Assange, as the US tries to extradite him over hacking

Prosecutors in Sweden on Monday announced they would reopen their investigation into claims that WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange, raped a woman there in 2010. He has denied the claims. He was first accused in 2010, but the case was disrupted by Assange's almost seven-year stay as an asylum seeker in Ecuador's London embassy. Eva-Marie Persson, a senior Swedish prosecutor, said she would pursue the case as she believed there was probable cause to try him. Assange is being held in London's Be...
Tags: UK, London, Sweden, White House, US, Trends, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Doj, Pete Souza, Assange, Belmarsh, Julian Assange Assange, Persson, Ecuadorean Embassy


The secret to stopping Brexit: keep it simple | Jonathan Freedland

As polls show a sustained lead for remain, the Lib Dems have schooled Change UK with their direct, unambiguous messageHere’s how we can halt Brexit in its tracks. Uefa, the governing body of European football, should announce that from now on participation in the Champions League and the Europa League will be limited to members of the European Union. If Britain leaves the EU, the Premier League’s finest will be barred from taking part. The response would be immediate: support for Brexit would pl...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Liberal Democrats, Champions League, Vince Cable, Europa League, Brexit, Liverpool Chelsea, Jonathan Freedland


Europe must never repeat Brexit, says Guy Verhofstadt

EU parliament representative says process has done ‘far more damage than ever predicted’The European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, has warned that the UK’s decision to leave the EU has already done “far more damage than has ever been predicted”.Appearing alongside the Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, at a European election campaign event in Camden, north London, on Friday morning, the leader of the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe said he wanted to send a m...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Liberal Democrats, Belgium, Camden, Vince Cable, European elections, Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt


Guy Verhofstadt: ‘Never repeat Brexit again’, MEP warns

Former Belgian PM says the process has done ‘far more damage than ever predicted’The European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, has warned that the UK’s bid to leave the EU has already done “far more damage than has ever been predicted”.Appearing alongside the Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, at a European election campaign event in Camden, north London, on Friday morning, the leader of the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe said he wanted to send a message to pe...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Liberal Democrats, Belgium, Camden, Vince Cable, European elections, Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt


Former England boxer in immigration limbo is arrested out of the blue

Effectively stateless Kelvin Bilal Fawaz ‘terrified’ after he is detained and denied medicineKelvin Bilal Fawaz, an amateur boxing champion who has fought in the England vest six times, has been arrested and locked in an immigration detention centre without crucial mental health medication.The 31-year-old, who has been in the UK for 17 years since he was brought from his home in Nigeria as a child, abandoned and forced into domestic slavery, was arrested without warning on Tuesday when he attend...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Nigeria, Africa, Sport, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Boxing, Benin, Bilal Fawaz, Kelvin Bilal Fawaz, Becket House


Trump says senior adviser wants to get him ‘into a war’ in Venezuela after failure to oust Maduro

Donald Trump is questioning his administration’s aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a US-backed effort to oust Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy it would be to replace the socialist president with a young opposition figure, according to administration officials and White House advisers.The president’s dissatisfaction has crystallised around national security adviser John Bolton and what Mr Trump has groused is an interventionist stance at odds with h...
Tags: London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Navy, Washington, White House, Iraq, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Iran, Syria, Colombia, Afghanistan, United States


Europe hints at sanctions while urging Iran to rethink nuclear deal departure

Britain and other European allies suggested they could be forced to reapply sanctions if Iran follows through with its threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal in 60 days.  Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, urged the Iranian regime to think “long and hard” about breaching the deal’s terms and warned there would be “consequences” to that move. French defence minister Florence Parly said the question of sanctions "will be raised" if the nuclear deal is not respected, while Germany’s foreign mini...
Tags: Europe, London, News, France, China, Germany, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Iran, Britain, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Jeremy Hunt, Tehran



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