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Glasgow MPs call for inquiry into deaths of three asylum seekers

By Catriona Renton & Mary McCool BBC Scotland A group of Glasgow MPs have called for a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the deaths of three asylum seekers. Adnan Walid Elbi, Badreddin Abedlla Adam and Mercy Baguma all died this year while in the care of the UK asylum system. While each death happened separately, in a letter to the Lord Advocate MPs said they were linked to "broader social and situational factors". It follows criticism of the cit..

‘Flipping nuisance’: Senior UK cop blasts Extinction Rebellion activists’ tactic of ‘GOING ALL FLOPPY’...

One of the UK’s most senior police officers has ranted about the “floppy” tactic used by radical Extinction Rebellion protesters during arrests, urging them to stop making additional work for bobbies and “behave like adults”. Speaking at the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee on Wednesday, Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Sir Steve House blasted Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists for letting their bodies go “floppy” when officers..

UK PM Johnson doesn’t believe EU negotiating in good faith over Brexit trade deal,...

Boris Johnson has said he doesn’t believe EU officials negotiating with the UK on a post-Brexit trade deal are acting in good faith. The talks have been rocked by a new UK bill which would breach the Withdrawal Agreement. The prime minister described the proposed legislation on Wednesday as “belt and braces protection against extreme interpretations of the [Northern Ireland] protocol.” Concerns over protections for the Good Friday Agreement, whi..

Trans activist praised for ‘shutting down’ woke critic on air, as she defends JK...

Trans activist Rose of Dawn caused a Twitter storm after going on ‘Good Morning Britain’ to publicly defend JK Rowling’s new controversial book which stars a cross-dressing serial killer. Rose of Dawn, a prominent YouTuber and a trans person herself, was hosted by Piers Morgan, when she had to refute quite a few positions expresses by another guest, journalist Benjamin Butterworth. Butterworth claimed that the mere imagery of a man dressing like..

Germany Unable to Reach Agreement on Sanctions against Russia

The German government wants to stand up to Moscow following the attempted murder of opposition activist Alexei Navalny. But suspending construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a step too far for many. What will Berlin do? Icon: vergrößern Firm words: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin in January Foto: Pavel Golovkin / dpa It's not easy to agitate Germany's usually serene Foreign Minister Heiko Ma..

University students asked to prioritise public health

Scotland's universities have asked students to "prioritise public health" as they return to classes this week. Cases of coronavirus in Scotland have risen in recent weeks, with more than 200 identified on Sunday. The principals of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions have written a joint letter to students addressing the challenges caused by Covid-19. It calls on students to "look out for each other, and the wider community" in a..

Coronavirus in Scotland: New rules limit gatherings to six people

A new law has come into force limiting social gatherings in Scotland to a maximum of six people from two households. The changed rules apply both indoors and outdoors - including in homes, gardens, pubs and restaurants. Until now up to eight people from three homes were allowed to meet indoors, and 15 from five households outdoors. Children aged under 12 will not count towards the total in the "rule of six" in Scotland. The move to cut the num..

Coronavirus: What does the rule of six mean for me?

From Monday, Scotland's fight against coronavirus is a numbers game, and that magic number is six. Six people, inside or out, is the maximum number allowed to meet, in a bid to cut the increasing transmission of coronavirus. But with exceptions and implications for other existing rules, we try to answer your questions on what this means for you. We have asked public health experts and checked the latest Scottish government guidance to answer..

Erdogan: We are too big for you, you can not eat us

The anger of Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to have been brought about by the Greek-French alliance against the Turkish provocation, with the Turkish president...

The Corsican agreement

In the text of the conclusions (Declaration of Ajaccio) of MED7 and specifically in paragraph 6 concerning peace and stability in the Mediterranean, the...

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