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Day: October 16, 2016

Offshore secrets of Brexit backer Arron Banks revealed in Panama Papers
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Offshore secrets of Brexit backer Arron Banks revealed in Panama Papers

    The British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar emerge as key locations in the financial affairs of Arron Banks, who spent £7.5m funding Nigel Farage’s Leave.EU campaign group ahead of the Brexit referendum on 23 June. New details of Banks’s financial dealings are contained in the massive leaked database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which has revealed the myriad ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. Banks is a close friend of the Ukip leader, revealing last month that the two men went “skinny-dipping” in Bournemouth to celebrate Farage’s short-lived retirement from heading the party. Banks has also been at Farage’s side in America, where he has been supporting Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Panama Papers...
Brexit debate in parliament would give game away to Brussels
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit debate in parliament would give game away to Brussels

    International development secretary Priti Patel likens revealing UK’s negotiating position before EU talks to showing poker hand Priti Patel has said revealing Britain’s negotiation position during talks with European Union leaders over the country’s departure from the bloc would be akin to revealing her hand in a high-stakes game of poker. The international development secretary, who was a prominent leave campaigner and is said to be among the ministers on Theresa May’s Brexit committee, said a debate in the House of Commons over the terms of UK’s departure would give the game away to Brussels. “If I were to sit down and play poker with you this morning, I’m not going to show you my cards before we even start playing the game,” she told BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show. Her commen...
Police warning over Purple Ninja Turtle ecstasy tablets when 16 year old girl dies
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police warning over Purple Ninja Turtle ecstasy tablets when 16 year old girl dies

    Police released this image of the pills Police have issued a warning over use of a type of ecstasy tablet after a sixteen-year-old girl died following a house party. It is believed the youngster was treated for a suspected overdose at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The teenager was taken to the hospital from a house in Newtongrange and police have confirmed they are investigating the incident. Police say the investigation is at an early stage but have warned about two types of ecstasy tablets. The two tablets are known as Red Bugatti Veyron and Purple Ninja Turtle. Among the pills being warned about are 'Red Bugatti Veyron' Anyone who has taken these tablets is urged to seek immediate medical attention. Those in possession of the tablets should not take them, police say. A Pol...
Kuwaiti cabinet resigns: parliament dissolves
Arab world, ENGLISH

Kuwaiti cabinet resigns: parliament dissolves

    Kuwait's Cabinet resigned and its parliament was dissolved Sunday over a "lack of cooperation" among the tiny, oil-rich country's branches of government, setting the stage for early elections. Parliaments typically don't serve out their full terms in the stalwart U.S. ally, but lawmakers elected in Kuwait's last election in 2013 largely sided with the government as they served in the wake of Arab Spring protests and the rise of the Islamic State group. The drop in global oil prices has squeezed this major OPEC member to the point of cutting back on the country's many subsidies, stirring dissent. Kuwait's state-run television station and its news agency announced the Cabinet resignation and the parliament dissolving on Sunday afternoon, just a few hours after government off...
BRICS leaders were entertained with indian food by the PM Narendra Modi
Asia, ENGLISH

BRICS leaders were entertained with indian food by the PM Narendra Modi

    PM Modi said the leaders were unanimous in recognising the threat that terror, extremism and radicalization present to regional and global peace, stability and economic prosperity. Combating cross-border terrorism and its supporters will be a key priority for BRICS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday announcing decisions taken by top leaders of the five-nation influential grouping at its annual summit. In his concluding remarks at the BRICS summit, Modi said it was agreed at the summit that those who nurture, shelter, support and sponsor forces of violence and terror are as much a threat to us as terrorists themselves and efforts must be speeded up to deal with the menace. This is seen as a boost to India’s stand on the issue as it has been pitching for isolation ...