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Garry Kasparov told us what it’s like to live in fear of being assassinated by Putin

In 2007, a former KGB general warned that he believed former chess champion Garry Kasparov was next on a list of Putin critics to be assassinated. Putin is suspected of condoning the assassination of 14 people in the UK. Kasparov … Continue reading

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Asia fears solar panel, washing machine tariffs just the start for tough-on-trade Trump

South Korea and China protested against President Donald Trump putting steep import tariffs on washing machines and solar pannels, and they fear it could be the start of more protectionism. Trump campaigned on balancing US trade with other nations, but … Continue reading

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Philip Hammond slaps down Boris Johnson’s demand for £100 million a week for the NHS

Philip Hammond rebukes Boris Johnson’s demand for more NHS money. “Mr Johnson is the foreign secretary,” Hammond tells reporters in Brussels. Johnson set to demand an extra £5 billion a year for NHS in Cabinet meeting today. The foreign secretary believes … Continue reading

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Turkey to continue military campaign against Syrian Kurds despite US, Russian warnings

Both the US and Russia have urged Turkey to show restraint in its military campaign against Kurdish forces in Syria, but Turkey says it will continue. Turkey considers the Kurdish YPG, one of the key forces that defeated ISIS in … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s governor said he couldn’t notify the public of the false missile alarm because he forgot his Twitter password

An electronic sign reads “There is no threat” in Oahu, Hawaii, U.S. Thomson Reuters Hawaii Gov. David Ige reportedly said he couldn’t notify the public during the 38-minute false missile alarm  because he forgot his Twitter password. The missile notification system was … Continue reading

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