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The Great Game: Is Britain playing both sides in China-Vietnam standoff?
Just a day after the UK pledged to bolster its support for Vietnam, the British government has promised China almost identical defense cooperation – despite the fact that the two Asian nations are teetering on the edge of a potential armed standoff. Read Full Article at
157 points by Russia Today | South China Sea United Kingdom British Empire People's Republic of China Xinhua News Agency People's Liberation Army Spratly Islands Suez Crisis
Two North Carolina men arrested for hacking into U.S. government accounts
Ed AdamczykALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Two members of a hacking group called "Crackas With Attitude" were arrested and charged with breaking into U.S. government computer accounts and systems.
8 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Federal government of the United States United Kingdom News agency
Obama: U.S. will not accept a nuclear North Korea
U.S., allies promise new sanctions in light of the most recent nuclear test.       
102 points by USA Today | United States Nuclear weapon World War II People's Republic of China Missile Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Bill Clinton United Kingdom
Britain's May tackles education, appeals to Brexit voters
LONDON (Reuters) - Setting her sights on making Britain "the world's great meritocracy", Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled reforms to widen opportunity in schools on Friday in an appeal to "frustrated" Britons who voted to leave the EU.
18 points by Reuters | School United Kingdom Conservatism Thomson Reuters Reuters High school Grammar school Education
Corbyn rushed by Question Time audience while Smith awkwardly ignored
UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn won the debate against his challenger for the leadership of the Labour Party, Owen Smith, if the audience’s response at the end of BBC’s Question Time is any indication. Read Full Article at
551 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom Democratic socialism Vermont Labour Party Keir Hardie Tony Blair Bernie Sanders Burlington Vermont
Brexit Doesn't Deter EU Students From Choosing U.K.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU doesn’t appear to have dented the number of EU students planning to start degrees in the U.K. in the coming weeks, though senior figures warn the vote could take a more serious toll next academic year.
218 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Kingdom London European Union University College London Student University Imperial College London Member State of the European Union
Overwhelming majority of refugees in Germany are overqualified – OECD report
Germany has by far the highest percentage among EU countries of overqualified asylum seekers, a working paper by the OECD has found. A larger portion of refugees was also found to be more overqualified than any other immigrant group there. Read Full Article at
104 points by Russia Today | European Union Poland United Kingdom France Europe Slovakia Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo
Take a rare glimpse inside this midcentury stunner in Rancho Palos Verdes
Tour a Midcentury Modern home designed by renowned architect Aaron Green, an associate and proponent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture, during the White Point Home Tour on Sept. 11. Recently the site of music video and photo shoots, the Rancho Palos Verdes estate has never been open...
144 points by Los Angeles Times | United Kingdom Frank Lloyd Wright Lloyd Wright Architecture Chile San Pedro Los Angeles California Los Angeles Louis Sullivan
Sailor 'sits with' Kaepernik during morning colors

13 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | United States Navy Navy San Francisco 49ers United Kingdom The Star-Spangled Banner Military Naval Air Station Pensacola Armed forces
Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 9, 2016. Returns to D.C.
Below, from the White House… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2016   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016   In the morning, the President will return to Washington, DC. The arrival on the South Lawn will be open press.   In-Town Travel Pool […]
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Washington D.C. White House United States Congress Vacuum tube United Kingdom
30 to 40 ISIS suspects at large in Europe, officials say
European security officials estimate that 30 to 40 suspected ISIS terrorists who helped support the November 13 Paris terror attacks are still at large, CNN has learned.
2342 points by CNN | Europe Western Europe Eastern Europe European Union Central Europe United Kingdom Terrorism Western world
MasterCard faces record $18.6B lawsuit over excessive fees
MasterCard is being sued for $18.6 billion in Britain for allegedly charging excessive fees on millions of transactions over a 16-year period.
4 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Debit card Pleading European Union Consumer protection United Kingdom MasterCard Consumer Maestro
Air China forced to recall magazine following outrage over 'blatant racism'
Air China has been forced to remove all copies of this month's in-flight magazine following outrage over the “blatant racism” of an article about areas "mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people.” Read Full Article at
569 points by Russia Today | People's Daily People's Republic of China Communism United Kingdom Mao Zedong Chinese Civil War Beijing Communist Party of China
State police take unruly passenger off Logan jet
An unruly passenger caused a British Airways flight to divert to Logan Airport today, state police said.Customs and Border Protection took the 24-year-old male from Glasgow, Scotland, into custody at around 4:45 p.m., state police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.State police assisted in the removal of the man from the plane and police said he will be summonsed for interfering with a flight crew.Police did not identify the passenger.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Virgin Atlantic Airways United Kingdom Scotland Blue Line Aer Lingus JetBlue Airways Wales American Airlines
EU leaders ‘frustrated’ with ‘completely unrealistic’ Brexit strategy, warns Czech negotiator
Britain’s hope of leaving the EU but retaining access to the single market is “completely unrealistic,” a top Czech minister has said. Read Full Article at
88 points by Russia Today | European Union United Kingdom European Central Bank London Euro Slovakia Eurozone Europe
German trade slowdown raises cooling economy concerns
Trade activity in the largest European economy significantly shrank in July, according to Germany's Federal Statistical Office. Read Full Article at
32 points by Russia Today | European Union Economics United Kingdom International trade Industry Netherlands Germany Summer
Turkey hopeful on EU visa-free deal for citizens
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister says he believes Turkey and the European Union can come to an agreement on granting visa-free travel for Turks. Turkey has threatened to scrap a key deal with the EU on stemming the flow of migrants heading from Turkey to Europe if visa ...
1 points by The Washington Times | European Union Europe Council of Europe Turkey United Kingdom Eastern Europe Spain Brussels
Timing of solution on visa liberalisation up to Turkey: EU's Hahn
ANKARA (Reuters) - European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Friday he believed a solution to a dispute with Turkey over the pace of visa liberalisation was possible and the timing up to Ankara.
7 points by Reuters | European Union Europe European Commission Turkey European Economic Community United Kingdom Belgium Reuters
Scotland will not hold an independence vote for five years, says former leader
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland will not hold another vote on independence in the next five years because there is no sign it can be won, but the risk of secession from the United Kingdom is growing, a former Scottish first minister predicts.
19 points by Reuters | United Kingdom Scottish National Party Scotland Scottish Parliament European Union England Alex Salmond Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
British low-carbon target in doubt
Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The British reputation as a leader in the movement to adopt a low-carbon economy is under threat in part from the decision to leave the EU, a minister said.
12 points by UPI | United Kingdom United Press International News World Communications European Union William Randolph Hearst International News Service London Renewable energy
Brothers planning ‘IS-inspired bomb attack’ arrested by London terrorist police
A suspected Islamic State-inspired bomb attack has reportedly been uncovered by London’s counter-terrorism officers in what has been described as the most “significant” terrorist plot against the capital in two years. Read Full Article at
344 points by Russia Today | Terrorism Counter-terrorism Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis United Kingdom Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism Violence Criminal law
MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK suit over fees
The claim is said to be the biggest in British legal history.         
58 points by Arizona Republic | Law United Kingdom Appeal European Union Pleading Common law Firm London
Stolen valor! Lying military veterans could be charged under ‘Walter Mitty bill’
A proposed parliamentary bill which would make it illegal to pretend to have won medals for valor has received a mixed response from British military veterans. Read Full Article at
513 points by Russia Today | Royal Air Force British Army Armed forces Military Army United Kingdom Royal Navy Ministry of Defence
MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK lawsuit over fees
LONDON (AP) - Britain's former financial services watchdog is suing MasterCard for 14 billion pounds ($18.6 billion), alleging the firm slapped excessive charges on millions of transactions. Law firm Quinn Emanuel filed the suit Thursday at the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of Walter Merricks, a former U.K. financial services ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | European Union United Kingdom Europe London Law Republic of Ireland Million United States
Britain's UKIP denies ex-leader Farage has been offered a show by Russian TV
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Independence Party on Friday denied a newspaper report that its former leader, Nigel Farage, had been offered his own television show by a Russian state-funded broadcaster.
14 points by Reuters | Russia Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency United Kingdom Democracy Republic of Ireland News
Alternative media: Zimbabwe
A look at alternative media sources in Zimbabwe offering different perspectives on social media freedom.
11 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand Broadcasting Radio Transmitter Denmark Welfare state Mass media United Kingdom
London City Airport flights disrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters blocking runway
London City Airport was brought to a standstill on Tuesday for more than five hours after nine protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign gained access to the runway. Read Full Article at
683 points by Russia Today | Airport United Kingdom Racism White people Civil disobedience Protest Miscegenation Race
Man shot in drive-by outside CUNY in Brooklyn
A man was wounded in a drive-by shooting Thursday night outside CUNY’s New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn. The 21-year-old victim was shot in the torso at around 8 p.m. by a gunman in an Acura sedan that immediately sped away from the scene near the college’s Howard Building. He was in serious...
51 points by New York Post | New York City New York Brooklyn City College of New York City University of New York Queens United Kingdom New Jersey
Saudi FM to meet British MPs, make case for continued arms exports despite war crime claims
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir will meet with British MPs on Wednesday in a bid to convince them not to ban UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns the Gulf kingdom is committing war crimes in Yemen. Read Full Article at
105 points by Russia Today | Human rights Canada Saudi Arabia Middle East Amnesty International Arabian Peninsula United Kingdom Yemen
Cops: Man exposed himself to schoolgirl twice on SW Side
Police are warning Chicago Lawn neighborhood residents about a man who exposed himself to a girl on her way to school Wednesday and Thursday. The man exposed himself to the girl a little before 7:40 a.m. both days between 61st and 62nd streets and Rockwell Avenue, according to police. In both incidents,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Race Jeans White people United Kingdom Black people Boot Black hair Police
Man charged at Sydney Opera House with threatening property
SYDNEY (AP) - An 18-year-old man arrested outside the Sydney Opera House has been charged by counterterrorism investigators with threatening to destroy property, police said on Friday. The man was arrested on Thursday while wearing a backpack after the Islamic State group urged followers to stab, shoot, poison and run ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Sydney Opera House Opera Australia Sydney New South Wales Australia Crime Opera United Kingdom
Life in Britain's town of Boston, known to some as the least integrated place in the country
Less than a year ago, Henrieta Berzinyte and her husband packed up their lives in Lithuania and moved to a market town near the east coast of Britain with their 3-year-old son. Like thousands of Eastern Europeans before them, the couple knew Boston in Lincolnshire was a place where low-skilled...
15 points by Los Angeles Times | European Union Europe United Kingdom Slovakia Poland Member State of the European Union Treaty of Lisbon Council of the European Union
Are Taylor and Tom no more?
Well, that was over Hiddleswiftly.
9261 points by CNN | Twitter Writing Tabloid Taylor Guitars United Kingdom Providence Rhode Island Rhode Island Nicholas Sparks
Turkey breaks from Europe
Turkey is breaking step with Europe and keeping summer time through the winter.
451 points by CNN | European Union Europe United Kingdom Council of Europe European Economic Community NATO Eurobarometer Republic of Ireland
Scotland's Sturgeon says to prepare independence legislation
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Scottish government will start preparing the legislation required for a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom in case it is needed, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament on Tuesday.
40 points by Reuters | United Kingdom Scotland Scottish Parliament Scottish National Party Scottish independence Edinburgh Scottish Conservative Party Reuters
Banking giants reverse predictions of post-Brexit ‘Brecession’
Two of the City’s biggest powerhouses have scrapped their predictions of a post-Brexit recession which would see the UK economy collapse following the EU referendum, and now envisage better-than-expected results in the third financial quarter. Read Full Article at
566 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom London European Union Pound sterling International trade Switzerland Europe Morgan Stanley
'Full House' San Francisco home for rent for high price
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco home featured in television's "Full House" is now available to rent for $13,950 a month.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | San Francisco San Francisco Chronicle House Hearst Corporation Ray Ratto Herb Caen United Kingdom Residence
Baltimore officials reach deal on 'historic' development
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials have reached a deal with a firm owned by UnderArmour's CEO to develop a swath of south Baltimore industrial waterfront in a plan that promises to include affordable housing and local jobs.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Real estate Plan English-language films United Kingdom Management African American Project American films
Working out makes drinking less bad for you
Great news, active imbibers — a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that exercise can negate some of the health repercussions of regular drinking. Researchers in the UK and Australia looked at a series of surveys of the British population, examining both the subject’s cancer mortality rates and their activity...
318 points by New York Post | United Kingdom Weight loss Obesity Sports training Alcohol Overweight Demography Drinking culture
British MPs debate Brexit referendum petition
UK parliament debates petition signed by more than four million people calling for a second referendum on EU membership.
61 points by Al Jazeera English | United Kingdom European Union Europe Treaty of Lisbon Democracy England Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
ISIS upping efforts to smuggle terrorists into Britain - reports
Islamic State is increasing its efforts to smuggle terrorists into Britain to launch attacks on civilians, according to new intelligence gathered following last year’s Paris massacre. Read Full Article at
162 points by Russia Today | Jihad United Kingdom Attack Social media Iraq War Europe Islam Terrorism
Police: Man exposed himself twice in Chicago Lawn
Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a female two days in a row this week in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Chicago Transport United Kingdom Hispanic and Latino Americans African American Race White people
Turkey's government says under popular pressure to drop EU talks
BLED, Slovenia (Reuters) - Turkey's government is under "huge pressure" from its people to abandon its decades-old drive to join the European Union because they see it applying double standards toward their country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
62 points by Reuters | Turkey European Union Europe United Kingdom Bulgaria Poland World War II Reuters
Ethnic groups' government influence and Internet access go hand in hand, study says
The Internet may be a great source of empowerment for the disenfranchised – if they’re allowed to have it. A new study that examined the Internet access of excluded ethnic groups within countries found that groups subjected to political exclusion were significantly less likely to have Internet...
23 points by Los Angeles Times | Internet Political philosophy Politics IP address Democracy Sovereign state Aristotle United Kingdom
Merkel Urges Politicians to Tone Down Language Against AfD
Chancellor Angela Merkel urged fellow politicians to avoid escalating their rhetoric in combating Alternative for Germany in her most extensive comments on the anti-immigrant party since it defeated her conservative party in a state election at the weekend.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | House of Lords Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder Conservative Party Angela Merkel Germany Christian Democratic Union United Kingdom
Fed up with wife, man robs bank, asks for jail
A 70-year-old man fed up with his wife decided jail would be better than living at home.          
-1 points by Arizona Republic | The Washington Post Kansas Money Money supply English-language films United Kingdom Security
Black Lives Matter protest shuts London City Airport
All flights in and out of travel hub diverted, with activists of campaign group chaining themselves together on runway.
1624 points by Al Jazeera English | London London Heathrow Airport Protest United Kingdom London City Airport World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Activism Busiest airports in the United Kingdom by total passenger traffic
UK to build a border wall near Calais, France
The U.K.'s immigration minister confirmed plans to build a wall in Calais, France, to prevent refugees and migrants from entering the U.K.
1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | United Kingdom Europe Spain Government debt United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland European Union Balance sheet France
Taylor Swift has girls’ night out following Hiddleston split
The singer stepped out with squad member Lily Aldridge.
41 points by New York Post | 52nd Grammy Awards White Jean skirt Grammy Award for Album of the Year Taylor Guitars Trousers United Kingdom Clothing terminology
76-year-old man dies in Libertyville house fire
An elderly man died in a house fire Wednesday night in north suburban Libertyville.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Semi-detached Ireland Firefighter Coroner Autopsy United Kingdom Suicide Building