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Fewer EU arrivals but overall figure stays the same

Fewer EU arrivals but overall figure stays the same Overall net migration was 273,000 in the same period. An estimated 273,000 more people moved to the United Kingdom as long-term migrants - those meant to stay longer than a year - than emigrated in the year to June 2018, the latest batch of immigration figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal. [Full Article...]

US Navy ships sail through Taiwan Strait

US Navy ships sail through Taiwan Strait Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere global law allows". It was the third reported transit of USA warships through Taiwan's Strait this year. Trump and Xi are due to meet in Argentina on Saturday amid tensions over Taiwan, the South China Sea and an increasingly bitter trade war between the sides. [Full Article...]

Ayanna Pressley travels to MS to campaign for Democrat Mike Espy

Ayanna Pressley travels to MS to campaign for Democrat Mike Espy The group sued on behalf of the Mississippi NAACP and three voters. Hyde-Smith and McConnell by Fox News weren't immediately returned. The senator was further criticised when photos surfaced of her posing at the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, with the caption "Mississippi history at its best". [Full Article...]

Gender-reveal party sparked wildfire in Arizona

Gender-reveal party sparked wildfire in Arizona A gender reveal party has been blamed for a huge wildfire which burned through nearly 47,000 acres in Arizona. Dennis Dickey, a US Border Patrol agent, shot the target filled with explosive substance, which revealed a blue powder. The April 2017 blaze, dubbed the Sawmill Fire, scorched almost 47,000 acres in Green Valley, Arizona, and was fully extinguished after about a week. [Full Article...]

Facebook's plans to sell user data revealed in email

Facebook's plans to sell user data revealed in email A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed the discussions about charging for data and said the company ultimately decided against it. In 2015, Facebook shut down a feature known as an API that allowed developers to see data about the friends of Facebook users that had installed. [Full Article...]

Released academic returns to Britain from UAE

Released academic returns to Britain from UAE His wife said she was absolutely elated, while the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he'd never been shown any evidence that Mr Hedges had been a spy. The UK has denied that he was a member of the intelligence services and welcomed his pardon. "Indeed, there are other British citizens and other citizens from other countries also wrongly imprisoned in Iran also". [Full Article...]

S Korean court rules on WWII Japan forced labour cases

S Korean court rules on WWII Japan forced labour cases Some 70 Japanese companies are involved in similar cases, and may now face similar rulings. Japan denounced that ruling as "unthinkable" and has threatened to seek global arbitration over the dispute. "(The Japanese company) said they would let me go back (to Korea) whenever I wanted, but they did not, even when my younger brother died", she said, shedding tears. [Full Article...]

European Union aims for bloc to go carbon neutral by 2050

European Union aims for bloc to go carbon neutral by 2050 The 128 nuclear power reactors (with a combined capacity of 119 GWe) operating in 14 of the 28 European Union member states now account for over one-quarter of the electricity generated in the whole of the EU. "If we do not bring greenhouse gas emissions under control, we will subject ourselves to even worse climate change consequences than we are experiencing now", Pallone said. [Full Article...]


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