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July 02, 2015 13:33
A Palestinian flag and a Hamas flag (R) flutter atop the wreckage of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed during the seven-week Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City September 3, 2014 (Reuters / Suhaib Salem)
​Britain approved £4mn Israel arms sales in the months after Gaza war
The UK government approved £4 million worth of arms sales to Israel in the immediate months following the Israeli government’s military bombardment of Gaza last summer, new research reveals.
Britain's Green Party MP Caroline Lucas (Reuters / Stefan Wermuth) ​‘Economically deluded’ Troika wants to punish Syriza – Green Party MP
EU creditors and ministers are seeking to punish Greece’s leftist government for daring to challenge “economically deluded” and inhumane austerity policies, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has said.
Reuters / Darren Staples ​Mohammed cartoon exhibition in London to invite Geert Wilders as speaker, anti-Sharia group says
An anti-Sharia Law campaign group has announced plans to hold an exhibition in London featuring cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Reuters / Ahmad Masood Child sex abuse investigations ‘inadequate’ – police watchdog
Police investigations into allegations of historical child sex abuse have been branded “inadequate” in a new report, which claims more than one-third of such inquiries are substandard.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch) ‘UK spied on Merkel’s Greek bailout plans and told NSA’ – WikiLeaks
British intelligence agencies spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders as they discussed Greek bailout plans for European banks in 2011, WikiLeaks revelations suggest.
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Wedding sting: British authorities ‘afraid of seeming racist’ when challenging sham marriages
Fake marriage fixers were caught boasting about their deeds in a secret video recording where they promised sham couples they wouldn’t get caught because the “soft” British authorities are scared of being called racist.
Reuters / Lisi Niesner ​Aliens existence ‘inevitable,’ they should be like humans & have orgasms – Cambridge scientist
Not only should aliens exist on planets with similar conditions to Earth, but they should look similar to human beings and even experience orgasms, according to a Cambridge evolutionary biologist.
Britain's Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb (Reuters / Phil Noble) ​​Drugs hypocrisy? Majority of Tory ministers ‘almost certainly’ took illegal narcotics – Lib Dem would-be leader
Most government minister have “almost certainly” taken illegal drugs and drug laws are a “monumental failure,” according to Lib Dem leadership hopeful Norman Lamb.
British Museum (Image from wikipedia.org) ​‘Culture cleansing’ ISIS could target British Museum artifacts, says outgoing director
Ancient artefact collections at the British Museum are at risk of an Islamic State-inspired attack, according to the institution’s outgoing director. UNESCO chief Irina Bokova has warned extremists are engaging in “culture cleansing.”
Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon (Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett) ​‘Illogical’ not to bomb Islamic State in Syria – Def. Secretary
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has attacked the current policy of only bombing Iraq and not Syria as the British government continues to cite the Tunisia massacre as a reason for extending airstrikes against Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL).
Reuters / Kieran Doherty GCHQ spied on Amnesty International - UK’s surveillance tribunal
Britain’s intelligence agency, GCHQ, spied on Amnesty International, including activities such as intercepting, accessing and storing communications, UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) told the human rights organization in an email.
George Galloway (L) and Max Keiser Mayoral race: Galloway & Keiser vow to tackle financial crime in City of London
London mayoral hopeful and former MP George Galloway joined financial commentator and RT host Max Keiser on Wednesday to highlight rampant corruption and white collar crime in the City of London.
Reuters / Paul Hackett ​Anti-Semitic neo-Nazi rally banned in Jewish Golders Green, moved to central London
A neo-Nazi rally due to take place in a predominantly Jewish area of London on Saturday has been moved to a less inflammatory area after police intervened, it has emerged.
Image by Bedfordshire Police British family of 12 may have fled to Syria – police
A British family of 12, including two grandparents, three sons, their wives and three grandchildren have disappeared amid fears they may have traveled to Syria.

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