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#OccupyDemocracy: Protesters hold Parliament Square despite arrests
Police have arrested up to 40 people in the course of weeklong Occupy Democracy protests outside the UK Parliament. Activists had originally set out to resist government austerity, poverty and inequality.

24.10.2014 07:22

Bond girl Olga Kurylenko honorary guest at Russian charity ball
London’s Old Billingsgate Hall will host the Second Russian Charitable Ball on November 2, attended by Hollywood actress and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko as honorary guest.

23.10.2014 15:09

Gay asylum seekers asked ‘intrusive’ sexual questions
The Home Office must ban unacceptable questions in asylum interviews, which intimately question same-sex relationships and are too intrusive, the chief inspector of borders and immigration said.

23.10.2014 13:59

UKIP cruising towards 2nd parliamentary seat – poll
Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party is being forced to adjust its political sails to the success of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which is campaigning for Britain to end its relationship with the European Union.

23.10.2014 15:02

Laying charges: UK police Taser use on rise against mentally ill, minorities
Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into police use of Taser stun guns, after it emerged the weapons were increasingly and disproportionately used against black Londoners and the mentally ill.

23.10.2014 11:11

Tear gas, rubber bullets in Lille, France, as Everton fans clash with police
French police have used tear gas and rubber bullets against rioting English soccer fans who arrived in the country to support Liverpool side Everton in a Europa League match against Lille, local media report.

23.10.2014 13:34

Facebook's UK tax: We are the 0%!
Earning an estimated £371 million in UK revenues last year, the popular social media platform took advantage of offshore tax avoidance schemes, allowing it to receive a tax rebate.

23.10.2014 11:55

​House of Commons security review after Ottawa shooting – MP
A senior British politician and former cabinet minister is calling for a review of the House of Commons’ security procedures and infrastructure in the wake of Wednesday’s shootings in the Canadian parliament.

23.10.2014 08:41

Afghanistan failures could have led to UK troop ‘massacre’ - army chiefs
British military chiefs admitted the ill-planned military campaign in Afghanistan created the “perfect storm” for stretched British troops while they were fighting two wars simultaneously, putting them at risk of being “massacred.”

23.10.2014 08:30

The forgotten coup - How America and Britain crushed the government of their 'ally', Australia
Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognized, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow.

23.10.2014 07:06

Boeing back to business in Iran, first time since 1979
In a sign of warming relations with Tehran, American aerospace company Boeing announced it sold products to Iran Air in the third quarter, ending a 35-year freeze that began with the 1979 US hostage crisis.

23.10.2014 07:38

UK wind farms outshine nuclear power output
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation’s nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.

22.10.2014 14:58

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