Politics

Tory minister refuses to back free meals saying kids have ‘been going hungry for years’

A Tory minister has sparked a furious backlash after saying the Government would not extend free school meals during the holidays as “children have been going hungry for years”. Paul Scully made the tone-deaf comments as pressure mounted on Boris Johnson to u-turn on his refusal to feed hungry school children over the half term …

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EU adds 7 Syrian Ministers to its sanctions list

The European Union on Friday decided to impose targeted sanctions on seven recently appointed ministers in Syria over their role in the violent crackdown against the civilian population. The Council’s decision includes an asset freeze against seventy entities and seven ministers, along with a travel ban. Among those sanctioned are the ministers of justice, finance, transport, …

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Starmer calls for ‘circuit break’ lockdown across England – Channel 4 News

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of losing control of the fight against coronavirus in England. He said that the government should not have overruled its committee of scientific advisers when they called for a circuit break lockdown. But the government has defended its decision, describing it as a very difficult balance …

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Harris Cites Uncorroborated Report on Russian Bounties to Attack Trump

Vice Presidential Nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday during the vice presidential debate relied on a report the Pentagon has said is uncorroborated to claim President Trump does not care about troops. “Take — and this is –this is very important when you want to talk about who is the current commander-in-chief and what …

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Lost cow ends in misconduct allegations for N.L. politician

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 2, 2020 4:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A pregnant cow lost in a January snowstorm has resulted in misconduct allegations against a Newfoundland and Labrador politician. Jim Lester, a …

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At least 30 killed in fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan – Channel 4 News

In the Caucasus, at least 30 people have been killed in a second day of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It’s the worst violence in decades between the neighbouring countries over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. It lies entirely within Azerbaijan, though its Armenian Christian majority declared independence in 1991. Russia has a defence alliance …

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Police warn people not to party this weekend – Channel 4 News

Treating the weekend before new coronavirus restrictions come into force as an excuse to party would be “incredibly irresponsible”, the Police Federation have warned – ahead of the new rules limiting social gatherings to six people in England, Scotland and Wales. Across the UK, another 3,497 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the last …

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Pope Francis calls for dialogue, respect for international law in the Eastern Mediterranean

Pope Francis has called for dialogue and respect for international law in the Eastern Mediterranean, as tensions between Turkey and Greece are growing in the last few weeks. Without naming any country involved in the conflict, his Holiness said he is following with concern the tensions in the region. “I appeal for constructive dialogue and …

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Michelle Obama stars as virtual Democratic National Convention gets underway – Channel 4 News

Never in US history has there been a political convention like this one – as the Democrats head into the second night of their entirely virtual gathering. The most-watched speech so far – Michelle Obama – who declared that Donald Trump was “the wrong President for our country.” Mr Trump himself is heading to four …

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