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Sunak says he will bring back National Service if Tories win general election: The prime minister unveils a plan that would see 18-year-olds given the choice of ...
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Quick Glance: Sunak Plans to Reinstate National Service
  • Rishi Sunak has announced a new mandatory National Service program for young people if the Conservatives win the general election.

  • 18-year-olds would choose between a full-time military placement for 12 months or volunteering one weekend a month for a year.

  • The Tories estimate the program would cost £2.5 billion annually by 2029/30, funded by reallocating resources and cracking down on tax avoidance.

  • The Labour Party criticized the plan as 'desperate,' attributing the need for it to the Tories' reduction of the Armed Forces to their smallest size since Napoleon.
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British air force pilot dies after Spitfire crashes in eastern England: A British air force pilot has died after a Spitfire aircraft crashed on Saturday into a ...
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British air force pilot dies after Spitfire crashes in eastern England
Quick Glance: Aircraft Crash During Event at RAF Coningsby
  • An aircraft went down during an event at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

  • Authorities responded promptly to the incident that occurred on Saturday afternoon.

  • It was believed to be a single occupant aircraft with no other individuals involved, according to Lincolnshire Police.

  • Following the crash, road closures were implemented on Dogdyke Road and Sandy Bank to caution motorists.
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British PM Rishi Sunak announces plan to bring back mandatory national service: Under the proposed plan, which would come into effect if Mr Sunak's Conservative ...
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British PM Rishi Sunak announces plan to bring back mandatory national ...
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Michael Gove steps down in mass exodus of MPs before election: The second full day of campaigning is marked by an exodus of MPs, including long-serving Mr Gove.
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Michael Gove steps down in mass exodus of MPs before election
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Russia warns of attacking UK if Ukraine uses British missiles to target Moscow : Russia's Foreign Ministry warned the United Kingdom on Thursday that if ...
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Quick Glance: Ukraine's Right to Strike Russians in Russia with US Weapons
  • Fighting and destruction from Russian artillery and airstrikes were evident near the Ukrainian town of Staryi Saltiv.

  • Russia amassed troops near the Kharkiv border while Washington restricted the use of US weapons in Russian territory.

  • Ukraine faced significant territorial losses due to restrictions imposed by the Biden administration, hindering effective defense against the Russian offensive.

  • The Biden Administration expects Ukraine to fight under rules it wouldn't adopt itself, leading to unequal treatment in warfare.
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Govt paid Kāinga Ora reviewers out of urgent housing fund: Cabinet ministers dipped into an unexpected and unlikely fund to pay the costs of the new review into ...
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Govt paid Kāinga Ora reviewers out of urgent housing fund
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General election live: No one’s going to jail if they refuse to serve, says Cleverly
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General election live: No one’s going to jail if they refuse to serve ...
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ICC’s bold move on Gaza warrants brings fresh scrutiny of Prosecutor Karim Khan: By demanding an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ...
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ICC’s bold move on Gaza warrants brings fresh scrutiny of Prosecutor Karim ...
Quick Glance: Possibility of Arrest Warrants for Israeli and Hamas Leaders
  • After thorough evidence collection, International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan has submitted requests for arrest warrants against top Israeli and Hamas leaders.

  • Over the next few months, a panel of judges in the ICC’s pre-trial chamber will review Khan’s request for arrest warrants, with experts expecting the indictments for the Israeli and Hamas leaders to be approved.

  • The reactions from Hamas and Israel to Khan's decision were contrasting, with Hamas rejecting the arrest warrant requests for its leaders and Israeli politicians like Netanyahu rejecting the requests.

  • Any arrest warrants could have real and symbolic consequences for the accused, including possible arrest if they travel to countries that are members of the ICC, while Israel may disregard international legal decisions.
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Recap: Singapore Airlines passenger who died is British man who likely had heart attack
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Recap: Singapore Airlines passenger who died is British man who likely had ...
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Govt paid Kāinga Ora reviewers out of urgent housing fund: Cabinet ministers dipped into an unexpected and unlikely fund to pay the costs of the new review into ...
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Govt paid Kāinga Ora reviewers out of urgent housing fund
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Things Can Only Get Better storms charts after Rishi Sunak speech: Even Professor Brian Cox has teased Prime Minister Rishi Sunak over the Things Can Only Get ...
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Things Can Only Get Better storms charts after Rishi Sunak speech
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The smoking ban will be back: The Tobacco and Vapes Bill did not make it into the ‘wash-up’ legislation that Parliament will try to pass before its dissolution ...
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The smoking ban will be back
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UK inflation rate falls to lowest in almost three years: Prices rose at 2.3% in the year to April, down from 3.2% the month before, official figures said.
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UK inflation rate falls to lowest in almost three years
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Rishi Sunak's smoking ban bill set to be shelved due to election: Rishi Sunak's flagship ban on smoking for people born after 2009 runs out of time to pass into ...
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Rishi Sunak's smoking ban bill set to be shelved due to election
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The mocking of Luxon: NZ's literary elite make the PM feel as welcome as the plague
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The mocking of Luxon
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How Sunak’s Small Circle Forged Vote Plan That Shocked Cabinet: Rishi Sunak gave his most senior ministers little more than an hour’s notice of what he was about ...
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How Sunak’s Small Circle Forged Vote Plan That Shocked Cabinet
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Why Rishi Sunak has called for early elections in the UK: Despite having until January 2025 to hold the elections, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the ...
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Why Rishi Sunak has called for early elections in the UK
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Report: Multimillion-ringgit London office linked to Daim pulled from sale: Talks collapsed despite deal with investor, sources say.
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Report: Multimillion-ringgit London office linked to Daim pulled from sale
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Macron wants EU top job for Draghi: Paris views the Italian central banker as a key ally in its plans to increase public spending and shake up the EU economy.
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Macron wants EU top job for Draghi
Quick Glance: Macron Pushes for Draghi to Get EU Top Job
  • Macron ally supports Spanish socialist Ribera as EU climate chief.

  • Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni declares candidacy for EU elections to challenge the left.

  • Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee to hold talks with UK Home Secretary James Cleverly on asylum seekers.

  • Ukrainian President Zelenskyy reveals Russia's attack on EU energy supplies through massive missile strike in Ukraine.
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Cringing in the rain: soggy Rish! kickstarts his farewell tour: ‘My plan is working,’ mumbled the PM, his suit drenched, his speech in rags ...
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Cringing in the rain: soggy Rish! kickstarts his farewell tour
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Ukraine Needs Improved Defense Against Russian Aerial Bombs, Zelenskiy Says: Ukrainian air defenses shot down all 24 drones launched by Russia at targets on ...
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Ukraine Needs Improved Defense Against Russian Aerial Bombs ...
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More UK Conservative lawmakers set to quit than before 1997 election defeat
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More UK Conservative lawmakers set to quit than before 1997 election ...
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Jeremy Corbyn will stand against Labour in UK election: ‘We have to stand up and say we’re not taking this anymore,’ says ex-leader booted out of the party under ...
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Jeremy Corbyn will stand against Labour in UK election
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How Brits living in Europe can register to vote for UK election: With a General Election scheduled for July 4th in the UK, here's how British citizens living ...
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How Brits living in Europe can register to vote for UK election
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Sunak's summer election brings hope to Britain's bruised financial sector: As Britain prepares to revisit the ballot box, executives in the City of London are ...
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Sunak's summer election brings hope to Britain's bruised financial sector
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Spanish defense minister says Gaza war is ‘real genocide’ : The Spanish defense minister said on Saturday that the conflict in Gaza is a “real genocide ...
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Spanish defense minister says Gaza war is ‘real genocide’ 
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UK infected blood scandal victims to receive final compensation this year: Minister reveals compensation plan after report found civil servants and doctors ...
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UK infected blood scandal victims to receive final compensation this year
Quick Glance: Infected Blood Inquiry Scandal: Victims Betrayed by Cover-Up, Inquiry Reveals - BBC News
  • Joyce Donnelly, representing the Scottish Infected Blood Forum, highlights that recommendations made in Scotland 20 years ago were never implemented.

  • Nigel Hamilton, Chairman of Haemophilia Northern Ireland, describes the report as healing and supportive. He emphasizes that compensations will be paid but are not a solution to the issues.

  • Jackie Britton, representing Bloodloss Families, criticizes the government for ignoring the knowledge available to them.

  • The public inquiry makes it clear that there has been an 'institutional defensiveness' by the NHS and government over more than 50 years of decision-making, compounding the harms done.
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Netanyahu: ICC warrants like charging Roosevelt and Churchill during WWII: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared the International Criminal Court ...
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Netanyahu: ICC warrants like charging Roosevelt and Churchill during WWII
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IMF warns Britain against more pre-election tax cuts: The International Monetary Fund warned Britain's government on Tuesday that it was on course to miss its ...
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IMF warns Britain against more pre-election tax cuts
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Netanyahu case will make or break the ICC: The Hague court is coming in for scrutiny over Israel-Hamas moves.
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Netanyahu case will make or break the ICC
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General election speculation feels different this time: Westminster is gripped by talk of a snap election - all eyes are now on Rishi Sunak to clear it up.
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General election speculation feels different this time
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UK regulator threatens to sanction GB News for breaking impartiality rules: Britain's media regulator Ofcom warned television channel GB News it could face ...
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UK regulator threatens to sanction GB News for breaking impartiality rules
Quick Glance: GB News Faces Fine for Ofcom Violation with Rishi Sunak
  • Ofcom initiates sanction process against GB News for breaching impartiality rules with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

  • The show where Mr. Sunak answered audience questions was presented in the context of upcoming general elections.

  • Ofcom found a lack of diverse significant viewpoints presented and impartiality not maintained in the programme.

  • GB News criticized Ofcom's actions as an attempt to silence the broadcaster, emphasizing the public's role in The People's Forum format.
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Burnley’s Dave Fishwick praised by Prime Minister for community banks: Dave Fishwick got a letter from Rishi Sunak praising a long-term project he is working on ...
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Burnley’s Dave Fishwick praised by Prime Minister for community banks
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Sunak's rain-soaked election speech disaster interrupted by iconic Labour anthem: Rishi Sunak's announcement was drowned out by Labour anthem Things Can ...
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Sunak's rain-soaked election speech disaster interrupted by iconic Labour ...
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St Vincent PM pledges to work with nation: Bringing Taiwan to the World and the World to Taiwan
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St Vincent PM pledges to work with nation
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Wealth of Rishi Sunak and wife Akshata Murty leaps by more than £120 million over the past year
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Quick Glance: Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty's Wealth Surges by Over £120 Million in Past Year
  • The personal fortune of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty has surged by more than £120 million over the past year, bringing their total wealth to £651 million.

  • Their wealth grew substantially despite tough economic conditions, as revealed by the latest annual Sunday Times Rich List, while the wider UK billionaire boom came 'to an end'.

  • The number of British billionaires dropped to 165 this year, driven by some experiencing a decrease in private wealth, high borrowing rates, and others leaving the country.

  • The list of Britain’s 350 wealthiest individuals and families together hold combined wealth of £795.36 billion, with Gopi Hinduja and his family leading the list once again.
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Questioners at Sunak warehouse speech turn out to be Tory councillors: First campaign day marked by concerns about ‘plants’ in audience and PM putting Euros foot ...
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Questioners at Sunak warehouse speech turn out to be Tory councillors
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Paul McCartney becomes Britain's first billionaire musician: Music icon Paul McCartney has become Britain's first billionaire musician ...
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Paul McCartney becomes Britain's first billionaire musician
Quick Glance: Sir Paul McCartney Emerges as First UK Billionaire Musician
  • Sir Paul McCartney has become the first billionaire musician from the UK, as per the 2024 Sunday Times Rich List.

  • His wealth surged due to his 2023 Got Back Tour, the appreciation of his back catalogue, and Beyonce covering Blackbird.

  • The Beatles released two compilation albums with new tracks, including the final Beatles piece Now And Then.

  • JK Rowling and Elton John were also listed among the rich, with Rowling making substantial donations to charitable causes.
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With Labour 20 points in front, the Tories will need a remarkable turnaround to win the election
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With Labour 20 points in front, the Tories will need a remarkable ...
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It’s time for Nigel Farage to get off the fence: Rishi Sunak's snap summer election means that Reform UK's honorary president Nigel Farage faces a decisive ...
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It’s time for Nigel Farage to get off the fence
Quick Glance: Nigel Farage Opts Out of UK General Election Candidacy
  • Farage announces he will not run in the UK elections, dealing a blow to the Reform party.

  • Reform launches its campaign as Farage supports Tice's leadership but refrains from candidacy.

  • Farage aims to focus on the US presidential election, considering it globally significant over the UK election.

  • Reform needs to operate without Farage's charisma as a long-term political force, carefully vetting candidates as they prepare for the elections.
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UK: PM Sunak says 'no Rwanda flights before General Election : It's Rishi Sunak's biggest bet as UK goes to polls on July 4th ...
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UK: PM Sunak says 'no Rwanda flights before General Election
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Austrian chancellor hails UK for its 'pioneer' Rwanda deportation plan: Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer has lauded the UK as a "pioneer" of ...
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Austrian chancellor hails UK for its 'pioneer' Rwanda ...
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UK not prepared for ‘inevitable’ next pandemic, says ex-chief scientific adviser
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UK not prepared for ‘inevitable’ next pandemic, says ex-chief scientific ...
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With inflation falling fast, will the BoE quickly cut rates?: Britain's once towering inflation rate looks set to fall close to the Bank of England's 2% target ...
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With inflation falling fast, will the BoE quickly cut rates?
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Rishi Sunak appears to bow to cabinet pressure over graduate visa scheme: The two-year period students can stay in the UK after finishing their degrees will ...
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Rishi Sunak appears to bow to cabinet pressure over graduate visa scheme
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Sunak not 'taking the day off' as he hits campaign trail in Yorkshire, minister says
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Sunak not 'taking the day off' as he hits campaign trail in Yorkshire ...
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Sir Keir Starmer says election is 'moment country has been waiting for' as he declares 'it is time for change'
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Sir Keir Starmer says election is 'moment country has been waiting ...
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UK’s Sunak slams ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu: British prime minister says International Criminal Court’s move is ‘deeply unhelpful’ and flirts with ‘moral ...
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UK’s Sunak slams ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu
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Kate Garraway halts Good Morning Britain for 'breaking news' announcement: Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway issued a breaking news update to ITV ...
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Kate Garraway halts Good Morning Britain for 'breaking news' announcement
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Exclusive: Donald Trump foreign policy advisers met Israeli PM Netanyahu, source says
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Exclusive: Donald Trump foreign policy advisers met Israeli PM Netanyahu ...
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Tories deny Sunak is ‘taking the day off’ three days into election campaign: The prime minister has had a difficult start on the campaign trail
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Tories deny Sunak is ‘taking the day off’ three days into election ...
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The Next UK Prime Minister Faces a Long Wish List From CEOs: In the 1990s, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown’s New Labour courted UK business in efforts that became ...
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The Next UK Prime Minister Faces a Long Wish List From CEOs
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Birkin hell! Rebekah Brooks has Murdoch’s News Corp in the bag: The controversial star of the global Murdoch empire is turning heads in Australia with her regal ...
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Birkin hell! Rebekah Brooks has Murdoch’s News Corp in the bag
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Sanchez: "I will recognise the Palestinian state next Wednesday".: Spain's prime minister said during a rally in Catalonia that he is going to ...
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Sanchez: "I will recognise the Palestinian state next Wednesday" ...
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Bellwether British town wants change at election, but has doubts on delivery: In a large commuter town north of London that has backed the winning party at every ...
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Bellwether British town wants change at election, but has doubts on ...
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Sunak ‘excluded deaf community’ as he called General Election by not having BSL interpreter
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Sunak ‘excluded deaf community’ as he called General Election by not ...