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Day: October 21, 2016

Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood Jailed For 15 Months
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood Jailed For 15 Months

    Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood Mazher Mahmood, known as undercover reporter the Fake Sheikh has been jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence in the collapsed Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial. Mahmood, 53, was found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice earlier this month. The self-styled “king of the sting” met N-Dubz and ‘X Factor’ star Contostavlos in a London hotel, posing as a film producer who wanted the singer to star in a Hollywood film. Contostavlos was accused of arranging for Mahmood to be sold £800 of cocaine by one of her contacts. The journalist’s driver Alan Smith, 67, was also found guilty of the same charge following a trial at the Old Bailey. The pair were accused of conspiring to suppress evidence in Contostavlos’ trial, which was late...
UK will remain at centre of EU decision making until Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK will remain at centre of EU decision making until Brexit

    Theresa May has angered European leaders by telling her first EU summit that she expects Britain to be at the centre of European decision-making until Brexit takes place. In a brief speech at the end of an EU dinner in Brussels, the prime minister said Britain wanted to continue to play a central role in meetings and decisions until it leaves the EU. The speech angered fellow leaders, according to Manfred Weber, leader of the Christian Democrats in the European parliament. He said: “When somebody wants to leave a club, it is not normal that such a member wants to decide about the future of this club. That is really creating a lot of anger about the behaviour of the British government.  
Merkel and Hollande warn May that UK faces rough ride with hard Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Merkel and Hollande warn May that UK faces rough ride with hard Brexit

    If you want to leave please do so, but don’t decide for the European Union. He added: It is not about institutions in Brussels, it’s about whether the British prime minister in the next years is still at the table, and the majority decided to not sit anymore on the centre of the European debate, and that is not good. The summit continues on Friday, with a meeting set to take place in the afternoon between May and the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. On Thursday, May was given a stark warning from both Angela Merkel and François Hollande that Britain faces a rough and hard negotiation as she pursues a tough approach to Brexit negotiations including a clampdown on immigration. Late on Thursday night, the prime minister updated her fellow leaders wit...
Osborne’s annuity scheme scrapped by Government
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Osborne’s annuity scheme scrapped by Government

    Prime minister angers European leaders at first EU summit by saying Britain wants to maintain central role until it leaves. Theresa May has angered European leaders by telling her first EU summit that she expects Britain to be at the centre of European decision-making until Brexit takes place. In a brief speech at the end of an EU dinner in Brussels, the prime minister said Britain wanted to continue to play a central role in meetings and decisions until it leaves the EU. The speech angered fellow leaders, according to Manfred Weber, leader of the Christian Democrats in the European parliament. He said: “When somebody wants to leave a club, it is not normal that such a member wants to decide about the future of this club. That is really creating a lot of anger about the be...
Trump’s war chest one of smallest in recent presidential campaigns
America, ENGLISH

Trump’s war chest one of smallest in recent presidential campaigns

    Republican Donald Trump could go down as the least well-funded presidential candidate in recent campaigns - entering the final month of the election still without the cash to match the level of staff and advertising that has helped power the campaign of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. With less than three weeks until the election, it is too late for Trump to amass the amount of cash he would need to unleash a spending assault that might turn his hobbled campaign around. Through the end of September, Trump raised a total of $163 million - a far cry from Clinton's $449 million. Trump, a New York real estate developer who has boasted about his wealth, pledged to use millions of his personal assets to fund his campaign. In addition to the $163 million raised, he put in $...