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China’s social credit system ‘could interfere in other nations’ sovereignty’

China’s social credit system ‘could interfere in other nations’ sovereignty’

System, criticised as an Orwellian tool of mass surveillance, is shaping behaviour of foreign businesses, report says China’s social credit system, a big-data system for monitoring and shaping
Ten face charges in France  over suspected far-right terror plot

Ten face charges in France over suspected far-right terror plot

Police linked those arrested to extremist group urging people to combat MuslimsTen alleged extreme-right militants suspected of a terrorist plot to attack Muslims in France are to appear before a
'You have not been forgotten,' Prince William tells Palestinians

'You have not been forgotten,' Prince William tells Palestinians

Duke greeted by honour guard and marching band on historic trip to occupied West BankThe Duke of Cambridge was clapped and cheered by Palestinians as he visited a refugee camp in Ramallah during an
Suspect in Charlottesville protest killing charged with hate crime

Suspect in Charlottesville protest killing charged with hate crime

Federal grand jury agreed to indict James Alex Fields, who drove into a crowd, killing one, with 30 crimesFederal hate crime charges have been filed against a man accused of plowing a car into a crowd
EU to raise pressure on May over chances of no-deal Brexit

EU to raise pressure on May over chances of no-deal Brexit

Prime minister has agreed to address 27 EU leaders at a dinner on Thursday The European Union’s 27 leaders are to ratchet up the pressure on Theresa May by giving her a strong warning about the
Fastjet shares nosedive as cash crisis threatens survival

Fastjet shares nosedive as cash crisis threatens survival

African carrier warns it will cease trading within days unless it can raise more fundsThe African low-cost airline Fastjet is on the verge of going bust and has warned shareholders it will cease
Welsh village residents dig 15 miles of trenches for faster wifi

Welsh village residents dig 15 miles of trenches for faster wifi

Residents of Michaelston-y-Fedw spend hours digging to lay super-fast cablesResidents of a tiny Welsh village were so exasperated with their feeble internet connection that they decided to get
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: who is the new progressive star of the Democrats?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: who is the new progressive star of the Democrats?

From cocktail waitress to insurgent Democrat victor. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat one of the party’s most senior congressman in a stunning New York election victoryJust one year before Alexandria
Brexit is bad for Britain’s health, doctors say

Brexit is bad for Britain’s health, doctors say

Doctors’ union endorses public vote on deal now more is known about impact on NHSDoctors have said leaving the EU is “bad for Britain’s health” as they endorsed a public vote on the final Brexit
Supreme court strikes blow against unions with 'fair share' ruling

Supreme court strikes blow against unions with 'fair share' ruling

Non-union members no longer have to pay for representationMark Janus argued that ‘fair share’ fees violated his free speechThe supreme court dealt a huge blow to organized labor on Wednesday, ruling
Trump and Putin to reveal details of first official summit

Trump and Putin to reveal details of first official summit

Russian presidential aide says location of meeting will not be in the US or Russia, after meeting between Putin and John BoltonDonald Trump and Vladimir Putin have agreed a time and place to hold
UK weather: temperatures near record levels for June

UK weather: temperatures near record levels for June

Water shortages and more safety warnings announced as the heatwave is set to continueTemperatures neared record levels for June across most of the UK as the heatwave looks set to continue into July,
'The war goes on’: one tribe caught  up in Colombia’s armed conflict

'The war goes on’: one tribe caught up in Colombia’s armed conflict

Part 1 of a report on the indigenous Siona people in the Putumayo region in the AmazonPlacido Yaiguaje Payaguaje, an indigenous Siona man, was standing right where his 80-something mother was blown
China lifts ban on British beef

China lifts ban on British beef

£250m deal allows official market access negotiations to begin, 20 years after beef was banned following the BSE outbreakBritish beef will be back on the menu in China for the first time in more than
Poland makes partial U-turn on Holocaust law after Israel row

Poland makes partial U-turn on Holocaust law after Israel row

Threat of jail removed for those who attribute crimes of Nazi Germany to PolesPoland’s president, Andrzej Duda, has signed a legal amendment to decriminalise the false attribution to Poland and Poles
New terrorist threat as EU stance on migrants triggers disquiet in Niger

New terrorist threat as EU stance on migrants triggers disquiet in Niger

Efforts to buttress Europe’s borders have left people smugglers in Niger jobless and ripe for exploitation by jihadist groupsA new terrorist threat is brewing in the Sahel, partly as a consequence of
French butchers ask for police protection from vegan activists

French butchers ask for police protection from vegan activists

Butchers’ federation claims vegans want to ‘impose their lifestyle’ on the majorityButchers in France have asked the government for police protection from animal rights activists, claiming their
Judge orders US to reunite families separated at border within 30 days

Judge orders US to reunite families separated at border within 30 days

Federal ruling also prevents officials from splitting up families who crossed US-Mexico border illegallyA federal judge has ordered that US immigration agents can no longer separate parents and
Brexit: bank contracts worth trillions at risk, says finance watchdog

Brexit: bank contracts worth trillions at risk, says finance watchdog

The Bank of England warns EU officials that new rules must be devised for banks Britain’s chief financial watchdog has warned that contracts worth trillions of pounds between UK and European Union
Incident commander felt 'helpless' as Grenfell Tower burned

Incident commander felt 'helpless' as Grenfell Tower burned

Firefighter Michael Dowden should not have been in charge of such a big blaze, according to London fire brigade rulesThe incident commander in the first hour of the Grenfell Tower fire felt “helpless”