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Stories for April 9th 2018

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 12:19 UTC

    Falkland Islands joins RAF centenary celebrations

    Falklands Governor Nigel Phillips pays tribute to the RAF.

    The Falkland Islands also joined Royal Air Force centenary celebrations. Despite poor weather the hangar event held at Mount Pleasant Complex, MPC, to celebrate RAF 100 the Royal Air Force Centenary (April 1) “went off perfectly,” according to spokesperson for the event.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Facebook suspends Canadian company allegedly linked to UK Leave campaign

    AIQ denies ever being part of CA, its parent company SCL or accessing improperly obtained Facebook data.

    Facebook has suspended a Canadian data firm that played a key role in the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. The social media giant said AggregateIQ (AIQ) may have improperly received users' data. It cites reported links with the parent company of Cambridge Analytica (CA), the consultancy accused of improperly accessing the data of millions.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Italy's right wing parties say they are ready to form a new government

    The leaders of the three rightist parties, Matteo Salvini, Berlusconi and Brothers of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni - met on Sunday to agree on a common message

    Italy’s three main rightist parties on Sunday vowed to present a united front in a fresh round of talks on forming a new government next week, defying attempts by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement to divide them in coalition negotiations.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Re-elected thorn for the European Union: landslide victory for Hungary's Orban

    Preliminary results put Orban's Fidesz party on course to win a thumping 49% of the vote, likely giving him a commanding two-thirds majority in parliament

    Hungary's all-powerful premier Viktor Orban, his party victorious in elections Sunday, is the self-styled defender of Christian Europe against the “poison” of immigration, an admirer of “illiberal democracy” and a thorn in the European Union's side.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    UK fishermen day of fury over Brexit “abject betrayal”: UK waters control delayed from 2019 to 2021

    The fishing industry had wanted the UK to regain full control over the country's fishing waters on Brexit day, 29 March 2019.

    English fishermen are taking part in a day of protests against what they say is an “abject betrayal” over Brexit. Protesters gathered in Plymouth, Whitstable, Hastings, Portsmouth, Milford Haven and Newcastle. Fishermen say promises of immediate control over UK waters on leaving the EU next year have been dropped.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Lula's defense hopes for an early retrieve if Supreme Court changes a key law

    Justice Marco Aurelio Mello said he would petition the Supreme Federal Tribunal next Wednesday to revisit the current law on incarceration during appeals.

    Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began a 12-year jail sentence on Saturday in Curitiba, could win an early reprieve if the country's top court decides to change a key law. Marco Aurelio Mello, a judge at the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF), said he would petition the divided court next Wednesday to revisit the current law on incarceration during appeals.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Only Russia could have committed this crime

    Writing in the Sunday Times, the Foreign Secretary examines the facts in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal

    by Boris Johnson - Sometimes it seems as if running a good cover-up is the main job of the Kremlin. No other government devotes as much time and effort to the business of trying to sabotage or discredit international inquiries.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    Deutsche Bank sacks Brit CEO amid continued losses

    Co-deputy chief executive Christian Sewing will take over the role with immediate effect.

    Deutsche Bank has dismissed its British-born chief executive John Cryan amid continued losses at Germany's biggest lender. Co-deputy chief executive Christian Sewing will take over the role with immediate effect. Since Mr. Cryan began the job in 2015, there have been a series of scandals as well as three years of reported losses.