Politics

Boris Johnson warned ‘credibility to be left in shreds’ with devastating Brexit failure

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Former Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe explained some of her fears surrounding Boris Johnson securing Brexit for Britain. While speaking on the show Brexit Unlocked with host former MEP Martin Daubney and […]

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Bloc Quebecois leader to be tested for coronavirus after wife tests positive

Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet will be tested for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday after his wife tested positive. The party said Tuesday that Blanchet is self-isolating at his residence in Shawinigan, Que., and will be tested in nearby Mauricie. “He is doing perfectly well,” his spokesperson Carolane Landry said in a statement. Blanchet’s wife, […]

Business

Peloton sales surge as virus boosts home workouts

Peloton, which won an early celebrity fanbase for its exercise bikes and remote workout classes, has seen demand surge during the pandemic. The firm’s global membership base hit 3.1 million at the end of June, more than double a year earlier, as gym closures due to Covid-19 increased demand for at-home workouts. The jump in […]

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Pakistan tackles Facebook on blasphemy

Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social media site, according to the interior ministry. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive and incendiary issue in Pakistan. Critics say blasphemy […]

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Mustapha Adib all-but set to be Lebanon PM-designate

Ambassador to Germany looks set to be designated as crisis-Lebanon’s next prime minister at Monday’s nomination process. Beirut, Lebanon – An influential group of former Lebanese prime ministers has picked little-known diplomat Mustapha Adib to head the country’s next government, all-but ensuring his appointment at a nomination process on Monday. Fouad Siniora, speaking on behalf […]

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Nato rejects Belarus talk of border threat

Claims by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that “foreign powers” are organising a build-up of troops on the country’s border are baseless, says Nato. Dressed in military fatigues, the president said he had placed his armed forces on “high alert”. Protests continued in the streets of Minsk on Saturday following a disputed election two weeks ago. […]

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Migrant found dead on Calais beach was Sudanese man coming to UK after he was ‘refused asylum in France’

A Sudanese migrant who drowned trying to cross the Channel using shovels for oars has been identified as Abdulfatah Hamdallah. Also known as Wajdi, he is understood to have had his asylum claim rejected in France recently and decided to risk the journey across the water to the UK. His body was discovered on Sangatte […]

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US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

A US official says Lebanese authorities invited the FBI to help investigate, French investigators are also taking part. The FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the enormous explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, a US diplomat said on Thursday. […]

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Lebanon judiciary can handle Beirut explosion probe: Minister

Caretaker justice minister says mistrust in judiciary is warranted but dismisses calls for international investigation. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s caretaker Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najem says there is ample reason to distrust Lebanon’s judiciary, but last week’s Beirut explosion is a “chance” for this vital institution to earn public trust by holding those responsible accountable. Many […]

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Australian territory extends border ban until 2022

Australia’s remote Northern Territory (NT) will keep its borders closed to coronavirus-affected states for at least another 18 months, officials say. Australia is battling a second wave in its south-east, with about 8,000 active cases in Melbourne and smaller clusters in Sydney. But elsewhere around the country, the virus has effectively been eliminated. Prime Minister […]