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New White House policy to target poorest legal immigrants in ‘bid to bypass Congress’

US President Donald Trump’s administration is introducing a new rule which will prevent the country’s poorest legal immigrants from gaining permanent residency. The rule will reject those applying for a change in immigration status if they fail to meet income standards or receive benefits such as welfare, food stamps, public housing or Medicaid. In what […]

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Trump cancels Denmark trip after PM says Greenland is not for sale

Donald Trump has cancelled a planned trip to Denmark because its prime minister dismissed the idea of selling Greenland to the US. The US president recently floated the idea of purchasing the mostly frozen island, which is owned by Denmark, but said on Sunday that such a transaction was not the top priority. Mr Trump […]

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How Baktash Akasha’s plea for lenient jail term failed

Confessed international drug trafficker Baktash Akasha made a moving confession in a US court on Friday, expressing remorse for his past deeds and pleading for a lesser sentence. “I am truly guilty of these crimes, and I stand ashamed,” he said while reading from a written statement he had prepared. “I only have myself to […]

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Vandals spray paint graves in Denmark with Satanic ‘666’ graffiti

Vandals have defaced about 100 graves in Denmark, spray painting some of the memorials with the number 666.  Staff from the Hadsund Church in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula noticed the graffiti, which featured the number commonly associated with the devil, on Sunday morning. Police are investigating but a motive remains unclear. Hadsund […]

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Copenhagen cut off by ‘major police operation’

Denmark’s eastern island of Zealand, where Copenhagen sits, was cut off for hours as soldiers and police launched a massive manhunt. The Oresund Bridge, which connects Denmark with Sweden, was closed in both directions at around 1 pm UK time. The Great Baelt Bridge between the Danish islands of Sjaelland and Fyn was also closed […]

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Food, fuel and drug shortage warning only ‘worst case’ Brexit, says no-deal planner Michael Gove

A no-deal Brexit could lead to shortages of food, fuel, and medicine, as well as a hard border on the island of Ireland, according to leaked official government documents published in the Sunday Times. The newspaper said the forecasts compiled by the Cabinet Office under the codename Operation Yellowhammer set out the most likely aftershocks of […]

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Trump ridiculed over plan to buy Greenland – ‘Final proof that he has gone mad’

Donald Trump has reportedly expressed an interest in buying the island of Greenland – sparking a bemused reaction from Danish MPs. The US president is said to have discussed a potential purchase of the autonomous Danish territory during a private meeting with aides and advisers. But there appears to be some confusion as to whether […]

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Jeremy Corbyn: Not up to UK parliament to block new Scottish independence referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has claimed it is “not up” to the UK parliament to block another referendum on Scottish independence. The Labour leader stressed he is “not in support” of Scotland breaking away from the UK, but added MPs at Westminster should not prevent another poll taking place. John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, recently stated the […]

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Ten arrests after police officer killed responding to ‘burglary’ in Berkshire

Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a police officer was killed while responding to a reported burglary in Berkshire. PC Andrew Harper, from the Roads Policing Proactive Unit based at Abingdon Police Station, was on duty when he died. Thames Valley Police said a 13-year-old boy was among those being held […]

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Four in five UK airports raise ‘kiss and fly’ charges – study

Most of Britain’s airports have increased their so-called “kiss and fly” charges for drivers dropping off or collecting people this summer, according to a study. The RAC said 18 of the 22 they looked at have introduced or raised drop-off fees and claimed motorists were “often left wincing” at the prices. Charges for seeing off […]

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