Why we don’t pay ransoms to terrorists | Letter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Crime Why we don’t pay ransoms to terrorists Dr Ian Collard on the reasons for not paying money to resolve terrorist kidnaps ‘It is illegal under UK law to pay money to terrorists,’ says Dr Ian Collard. Photograph: Orange/Alamy Joel Simon’s article (The secret Läs mer…

Siemens UK criticises ministers over industrial strategy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Siemens Head of operations in Britain says government is as divided on the policy as it is on Brexit The CEO of Siemens UK has urged the government to offer more support to manufacturers. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images The chief executive of one of Läs mer…

Family attacks failure to punish student who sexually assaulted girl

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scotland Christopher Daniel given absolute discharge despite being found guilty of offence against girl, 6 The case prompted an outcry after it was reported by STV. Photograph: Clara Molden/PA A teenager who was given an absolute discharge despite being found guilty of sexually assaulting Läs mer…

Unilever stockpiles Magnum ice-cream in case of no-deal Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Unilever Company says it is importing extra supplies in the event that ports grind to a halt Magnums are produced in Unilever’s factories in mainland Europe. Photograph: Carly Earl/The Guardian Unilever is stockpiling Magnum ice cream in the UK to ensure supplies do not Läs mer…

Boy handed referral order after attack on former US ambassador

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; London Sir Christopher Meyer was knocked unconscious after altercation at London station Sir Christopher Meyer was pushed to the ground after nudging the boy and calling him a ‘bastard’, a witness said. Photograph: Sky News A teenage boy who left a former UK ambassador Läs mer…

Europe sets up scheme to get round US sanctions on Iran

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iran nuclear deal Vehicle to be used for humanitarian supplies, then expanded to help firms trade Traders in downtown Tehran. The US embassy in Berlin said Washington did not expect the payment system to reduce economic pressure on Iran. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP France, Germany Läs mer…

London Jewish Museum to explore tropes about money

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Judaism Jews, Money, Myth aims to confront stereotypes of Jews’ connections with money Abigail Morris, director of London’s Jewish Museum, said taking the ‘long view allows nuance and context and investigation’. Photograph: PR An exhibition examining stereotypes and tropes about Jews and money is Läs mer…

Damning Yemen report calls on UK to come clean over arms exports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Conflict and arms Study questions lack of detail surrounding scale and quantity of weapons sales Fire and smoke are seen following a Saudi-led airstrike on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP A highly critical report has found extensive flaws in the Läs mer…

Inquest into 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombings to reopen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Guildford Four Decision follows campaigns by relatives of victims and those wrongfully convicted of attack The Horse and Groom pub in Guildford, Surrey, where an IRA bomb attack killed five people in 1974. Photograph: PA The inquest into the IRA’s Guildford pub bombings, which Läs mer…

French MPs condemn authoritarian plans to curtail gilets jaunes protests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Politicians on left and centre say controversial measures threaten civil liberties A new crime of covering your face during a demonstration will be punishable by a €15,000 fine or a prison sentence. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images French politicians have approved controversial measures to Läs mer…

'Trauma packs' being stockpiled in UK over fears of no-deal Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Exclusive: pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson fears border delays in event of no deal Haulage trucks in Dover. A no-deal Brexit could bring border delays. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images Emergency “trauma packs” flown into the UK during terrorist attacks are being stockpiled on Läs mer…

UK weather: coldest night of winter as mercury drops to -11C

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Weather Snow and ice alert as Braemar in Scotland is hit by lowest temperature in UK since 2012 Deer graze in the snow near Auchallater in Braemar, Scotland, where the mercury plunged to almost -15C. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty The lowest temperature in the Läs mer…

Venezuela's Guaidó urging west to keep up pressure, says Hunt

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Venezuela UK foreign secretary speaks to Maduro challenger before EU ministers discuss sanctions Juan Guaidó speaks to the media during a protest against Nicolás Maduro’s government in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos García Rawlins/Reuters The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has directly urged the west to Läs mer…

Jeremy Hunt admits Brexit may be delayed to avoid no deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Foreign secretary says article 50 extension may be necessary if deal agreed close to deadline Follow all the latest on Brexit with our live blog Jeremy Hunt said the Brexit impasse was ‘a very challenging situation’. Photograph: James Veysey/Rex/Shutterstock The foreign secretary, Jeremy Läs mer…

Brexit: UK may have to delay leaving EU, Jeremy Hunt admits – Politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the latest on the Brexit deadlock LIVE Updated Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, has admitted the UK may have to delay Brexit. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA Key events Show 4.44am EST04:44 Jeremy Hunt’s Today Läs mer…