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Day: March 26, 2018

World’s patience wearing thin with Putin and his actions
Featured, United Kingdom

World’s patience wearing thin with Putin and his actions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to divide Britain from its allies, according to Britain's defence secretary. Gavin Williamson, who is in Tallinn, Estonia, said the world's patience is wearing thin with Mr Putin and his actions. He said the world is united behind the British, which is a powerful message to the Kremlin. And the Russian government has hit back, saying Britain's accusations over the nerve agent attack on a former spy in Salisbury border on banditry. Mr Williamson said the universal backing for Britain was in itself a defeat for President Putin. The world's patience is rather wearing thin with President Putin and his actions, and the fact that right across the NATO alliance, right across the European Union, nations have stood up in support ...
Orange snow blankets Europe
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Orange snow blankets Europe

    Dust from a sandstorm in the Sahara desert is causing snow in eastern Europe to turn orange, transforming mountainous regions of Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Romania into Mars-like landscapes. The unusual scenes are believed to be created by a mix of sand, dust and pollen particles stirred up and swept across from storms in northern Africa. According the meteorologists, the phenomenon occurs roughly every five years. A post shared by Маргарита Альшина (@margarita_alshina) on Mar 23, 2018 at 4:49am PDT Steven Keates, a weather forecaster at the UK’s Met Office, told The Independent: “As the sand gets lifted to the upper levels of the atmosphere, it gets distributed elsewhere. “Looking at satellite imagery from Nasa, it shows a lot of sand and dust in the atmosphe...
UK fights to stay in EU satellite deal
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UK fights to stay in EU satellite deal

    Theresa May is leading last-ditch efforts to stop an outrageous EU move to freeze Britain out of Europe’s €10bn Galileo satellite project, as space becomes a new frontier in Brexit negotiations. The British prime minister has been warned that hundreds of millions of pounds of contracts are at stake in the coming months, as Brussels prepares to lock Britain’s space industry out to protect security elements of the satellite programme from being irretrievably compromised after Brexit. Gavin Williamson, defence secretary, was said by allies to have hit the roof when told about the EU’s strict approach to sharing confidential information, even though the UK has offered unconditional security co-operation after Brexit. What is being proposed [by Brussels] is outrageous, ...
The Cambridge Analytica scandal: PM pressured over vote leave probe
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The Cambridge Analytica scandal: PM pressured over vote leave probe

    The Cambridge Analytica scandal engulfing the official Brexit campaign reached No 10 on Sunday, as campaigners wrote to Theresa May demanding an investigation into what members of her cabinet and her own staff knew. The letter from the anti-Brexit group Best for Britain came after a whistleblower told the Observer that Vote Leave channelled money through another campaign to a firm linked to the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica in a potential breach of electoral law. The allegations immediately put pressure on the foreign and environment secretaries, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, who were leading members of Vote Leave. May came under pressure herself over the weekend after Downing Street was accused of outing the whistleblower, Shahmir Sanni, as gay ...
Russian trolls attempted to manipulate view of Salisbury poisoning
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Russian trolls attempted to manipulate view of Salisbury poisoning

    Russian Twitter trolls have been attempting to show that the British public do not believe Vladimir Putin is behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, it has been claimed. The potentially fake accounts, which experts say could be linked to the bot factory in St Petersburg, retweeted a poll by a British user which ended with more than 15,700 votes. Less that two weeks after the former double agent and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury city centre, Twitter user Rachael Swindon asked if people thought Theresa May has supplied enough evidence for us to be able to confidently point the finger of blame towards Russia? 77 per cent voted no, leading the blogger, who is a vocal supporter of Jeremy Corbyn and has more than 57,000 followers, to co...
I was threatened over Trump affair: Porn Actress Stormy Daniels
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I was threatened over Trump affair: Porn Actress Stormy Daniels

    Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who alleges that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, says that she was threatened for attempting to tell her story publicly and accepted money through a Trump attorney to remain silent because she was scared for her family. In a much-anticipated 60 Minutes interview, Daniels said she believed she was doing the right thing when she accepted $130,000 from a company linked to Trump attorney Michael Cohen to stay quiet. Daniels said she was taking her infant daughter out of the car to go to a fitness class when someone approached her. A guy walked up on me and said to me, Leave Trump alone. Forget the story, Daniels told journalist Anderson Cooper. And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, That’s a bea...