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John Bercow points out that ‘an address to both Houses of Parliament is not an automatic right’ as he continues opposition to speech by US president Donald Trump still has not earned the right to address the Houses of Parliament, the Speaker, John Bercow, has said. The Speaker controversially vetoed the idea of the US […]

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At COP 23 talks in Bonn, Fiji has called on developed nations to help the world’s most vulnerable build resilience to climate change To prepare for the rising temperatures, strengthening storms and higher sea levels in the coming decades, Fiji must spend an amount equivalent to its entire yearly gross domestic product over the next […]

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In video shot during funeral procession father says he wants to share a meal with driver and sit down and talk to her A father whose eight-year-old boy was killed in the tragic Sydney school crash this week has forgiven the driver, inviting her to “sit with the family and have a meal”. His message […]

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MSPs leave Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body as critics accuse Nicola Sturgeon of downplaying harassment claims against a former minister Two members of the committee that runs the Scottish parliament have stepped down to make way for female representatives, after women from across the Holyrood chamber demanded action at a session to discuss how the parliament […]

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Black Cube reportedly hired to help stop publication of abuse allegations ‘We apologise to whoever was hurt by this. It’s a shame we took the job’ An Israeli intelligence firm that reportedly helped Harvey Weinstein gather information on women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault has said it is sorry that it agreed to […]

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Site’s founding president, who became a billionaire thanks to the company, says: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’ Facebook’s founders knew they were creating something addictive that exploited “a vulnerability in human psychology” from the outset, according to the company’s founding president Sean Parker. Parker, whose stake in Facebook made him […]

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Verification process is ‘paused’ after Jason Kessler, activist behind Charlottesville rally that sparked violence gains approval Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, has said its “blue tick” verification process is “broken” after it verified the organiser of a far-right rally. The social media company was criticised after Jason Kessler, who organised the Unite the […]

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Kowtowing in Beijing and a stunning election defeat to the Democrats show how steadily his power and influence are eroding It is one of Donald Trump’s favourite and most sneering insults. He has used it publicly about such people as Cher, John McCain, Rosie O’Donnell and Jeb Bush. In Trumpworld, all these people have been dismissed in tweets as […]

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Alistair Burt failed to be granted access to the most senior Israeli politicians because of unofficial trip by former international development secretary Middle East minister Alistair Burt struggled to gain access to the most senior Israeli politicians on a visit to the country in August because Priti Patel had got there first with the freelance […]

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