French police clear out two more migrant camps in Paris

French police clear out two more migrant camps in Paris

French police clear out two more migrant camps in Paris © Lucas Barioulet, AFP | Migrants prepare their belongings prior to the evacuation by police of their makeshift camp along the Canal de Saint-Martin in Paris, on June 4, 2018. French police began on Monday to clear out two illegal refugee camp sites in Paris, following a similar operation last week, in the government’s latest attempt to deal with a […]

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French President Macron‘s chief of staff Kohler faces corruption probe

French President Macron‘s chief of staff Kohler faces corruption probe

French President Macron‘s chief of staff Kohler faces corruption probe © Ludovic Marin, AFP | Alexis Kohler, Secretary General of the Elysée Presidential Palace, arrives at the palace in Paris on October 19, 2017. French anti-corruption prosecutors have opened an investigation into President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff Alexis Kohler over his links to Italian shipping giant MSC, a statement said on Monday. The probe will look into Kohler’s time […]

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Jordan PM Mulki  resigns amid anti-government protests

Jordan PM Mulki resigns amid anti-government protests

Jordan PM Mulki resigns amid anti-government protests © Khalil Mazraawi, AFP | Protesters raise their hands and wave flags near members of the gendarmerie and security forces during a demonstration outside the prime minister‘s office in the capital Amman late on June 3, 2018. Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki submitted his resignation to King Abdullah on Monday, an official source said, to soothe widespread anger over economic policies that have […]

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School bans boys from wearing shorts in ‘gender neutral’ policy

School bans boys from wearing shorts in ‘gender neutral’ policy

Skirts are the appropriate uniform for boys who are too hot in the summer months – and shorts are not – under the ‘gender neutral policy’ of an upmarket secondary school Chiltern Edge High School in England introduced new uniforms at the beginning of the academic year and the only leg wear permitted are trousers or skirts. One parent of a pupil at the Oxfordshire school asked staff if his […]

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More than 10,000 take part in pro-independence march in Dumfries

More than 10,000 take part in pro-independence march in Dumfries

Pro-independence campaigners have staged a march in Dumfries, weeks after a similar event in Glasgow attracted a record number of participants. Around 10,000 marchers followed a route through Dumfries town centre on Saturday, Police Scotland said, before congregating at the town’s Dock Park. The event was organised by All Under One Banner, the group which has staged the annual pro-independence march in Glasgow for several years. Dumfries & Galloway returned […]

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Germany‘s coal exit: jobs first, then the climate

Germany‘s coal exit: jobs first, then the climate

Germany‘s coal exit: jobs first, then the climate Germany is about to appoint a commission that will plan how the country is to give up coal. But it‘s already under fire for prioritizing the economy over the environment. No other country burns as much lignite as Germany. Around a quarter of German electricity comes from the carbon-heavy fuel, also known as brown coal. It‘s cheap, it‘s mined domestically and it‘s […]

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SNP aims to turn ‘hopes for Scotland into reality’ as conference looms

SNP aims to turn ‘hopes for Scotland into reality’ as conference looms

SNP leaders say they will seek to turn their “hopes for Scotland into a reality” with the prospect of a second independence referendum poised to dominate the party conference next week. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay says the party’s “positive ambition for Scotland” will be at the heart of the Aberdeen gathering which follows recent publication of a revised economic blueprint for independence. Thousands march in pro-independence rally in Glasgow‘. Picture: […]

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Trains delayed ‘until mid morning’ due to Edinburgh Park Signalling fault

Trains delayed ‘until mid morning’ due to Edinburgh Park Signalling fault

Trains face delays to and from the Capital this morning due to a signalling fault at Edinburgh Park. The fault is resulting in delays on Edinburgh – Glasgow via Falkirk and Edinburgh – Dunblane services. Engineers are on their way to site now with disruption expected until at least 11:30am. Earlier this morning, services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts faced delayed by up to 10 minutes due to […]

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New Zealand model may not be right for Scotland, warns Kiwi MP

New Zealand model may not be right for Scotland, warns Kiwi MP

Campaigners for Scottish independence should think twice about holding up New Zealand’s economic record as an example to follow, a Kiwi MP has warned. The SNP’s Growth Commission report, which examined possible options for an independent Scotland, described New Zealand’s economy as being on a “stronger footing” after being “reformed extensively in the 1980s and early 1990s”. But Green Party economic development spokesman Gareth Hughes, whose party holds a number […]

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Seagull trapped overnight in a Scotrail train

Seagull trapped overnight in a Scotrail train

A seagull spent a night trapped in a Scotrail carriage according to reports. A commuter tweeted that the front carriage of the 7:11am service between Leuchars and Edinburgh was out of use due to the bird being trapped overnight. The train, which left originally set off from Aberdeen at 5.46am. It has been reported that the bird “became trapped in the carriage and repeatedly crashed into the windows, leaving a […]

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