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Day: November 6, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn suggests Queen should apologise after investing millions offshore
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn suggests Queen should apologise after investing millions offshore

    Jeremy Corbyn has implied that the Queen should apologise if her private estate invested £10m of her fortune in an offshore tax haven to avoid paying tax in Britain. Asked whether the monarch should say sorry over her investments, the Labour leader said anyone putting money offshore to avoid tax should do so and also “recognise what it does to our society”. It comes after a major leak of 13.4 million documents dubbed the Paradise Papers – which reveal the financial affairs of the global elite. The Duchy of Lancaster, the private estate of the Queen, was found to have millions of pounds invested in offshore arrangements in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda between 2004 and 2005. There is no suggestion that those involved acted illegally. The papers also traced a small portion ...
Tories rocked by shock new claim of violent rape by senior figure
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Tories rocked by shock new claim of violent rape by senior figure

    A new controversy engulfed Westminster today when a woman accused House of Commons authorities of ignoring her claim that she was raped by a Conservative Party figure. I was raped by someone senior to me in the Conservative Party, alleged the woman, who is a Tory activist. Tory whip Chris Pincher resigns and refers himself to police over behaviour allegations It was violent. It wasn’t in Westminster, it was in my own home. And it shouldn’t have happened. The case raised questions of whether the House of Commons has done enough to protect victims after it emerged that a warning given to the authorities about the man allegedly responsible was not passed on. Theresa May was due to meet other party leaders this afternoon to try to hammer out protection for MPs’ staff who fall ...
Women discovers exact image of Trump in pet dog’s ear
America, ENGLISH

Women discovers exact image of Trump in pet dog’s ear

    A dog-owner was stunned when she discovered the ‘exact image’ of Donald Trump in her pet dog’s ear, reports the Mirror. Jade Robinson, of Tyne and Wear, discovered the POTUS when her beagle, Chief, was under the weather. And picture of the phenomenon went viral after the 25-year-old uploaded it to Facebook. ‘Well, for anyone who’s got Donald trump in their ear, it’s going to be painful,’ said her aunt Jaine Pinchen, who runs doggy day care centre The Waggy Warehouse in South Shields. ‘He’s going to the vet’s tomorrow to get it looked at.’ The 25-year-old said that unlike other people who have commented on the picture, it took her a while before she saw anything remarkable about it. ‘I looked at the photo over 20 times zooming in and everything and never seen it at all. It ...
Queen’s private estate invested millions of pounds offshore
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Queen’s private estate invested millions of pounds offshore

    Millions of pounds from the Queen’s private estate has been invested in a Cayman Islands fund as part of an offshore portfolio that has never before been disclosed, according to documents revealed in an investigation into offshore tax havens. Files from a substantial leak show for the first time how the Queen, through the Duchy of Lancaster, has held and still holds investments via funds that have put money into an array of businesses, including the off-licence chain Threshers, and the retailer BrightHouse, which has been criticised for exploiting thousands of poor families and vulnerable people. The duchy admitted it had no idea about its 12-year investment in BrightHouse until approached by the Guardian and other partners in an international project called the Paradise P...
Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

    A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday when a helicopter with several officials on board crashed near the kingdom's southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said. The news channel Al-Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province and son of a former crown prince. It did not reveal the cause of the crash or the fate of the other officials aboard the aircraft. The news channel Al-Ekhbariya said the helicopter had several officials on board, and did not reveal the cause of the crash that killed Saudi Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province News of the crash comes as Saudi Arabia pursues a sweeping purge of the kingdom's upper ranks, with dozens of princes, ministers and a billionaire tycoon ar...