Day: December 11, 2019

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Algeria election: A dismal vote that hardly anyone wants

On Thursday, the country’s authorities will stage a presidential poll that was twice deferred this year in the wake of a startling anti-establishment uprising that dramatically ended President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s two-decade-long rule in April. But the protest movement, known as the Hirak, resolutely opposes the election. All five candidates are closely linked to Algeria’s ruling […]

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Call for clarity on cap for personal injury damages

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has called for further clarity after a report published on Wednesday cited the “cap” on general damages in personal injury court awards as €500,000, and not €450,000 as had been previously believed. The difference is important as the figure is used as a guide against which all other awards and […]

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Brexit BOOST: How ‘clean break Brexit’ will bring Britain prosperity and SAVE £39 billion | Politics | News

The prospect of Brexit looms in the distance, with the outcome of this week’s general election sure to determine Britain’s future relationship with the EU. Since Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016, speculation over the UK’s trading relationships and economy has been rife. But according to a Brexit Party parliamentary candidate and entrepreneur, […]

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I’ll repair damage by Trump on US foreign policy

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pledged Wednesday to repair the damage she says President Donald Trump has done in the international community, saying that — if elected — she would negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Iran, rejoin a global climate pact and rebuild America’s diplomatic corps and its relationships with U.S. […]

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Records Show How Police Closed The City’s Subway During Pro-Democracy Protests

Anthony Wallace / Getty Images A train carriage after it was vandalised at the University MTR Station. HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s police force requested that the city shutter subway stations or halt train service on at least 10 occasions that coincided with major pro-democracy protests, records obtained by BuzzFeed News show. Clean, efficient, and […]

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IG calls for ‘accountability’ over FBI failures in Russia probe

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded in his long-awaited report on the FBI’s Russia investigation that there was no evidence of political bias in the probe’s launch — but he made clear during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that this does not let anyone off the hook. To the contrary, Horowitz said during Wednesday’s hearing that while […]

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FactCheck: Labour’s ‘violent crime up’ claim – Channel 4 News

Is “violent crime up on our streets”? That’s the claim Labour are making in election leaflets today, as Britain prepares to head to the polls. But the UK Statistics Authority recently wrote to the party, pointing out that official data shows “little change in overall violent crime in recent years”. Are Britain’s streets really less safe […]

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Working with and Supporting Teaching Assistants

Throughout the course of my Masters’ and PhD, I was Teaching Assistant across five undergraduate modules. Now in my capacity as a Module Leader I recognise and try to act on my responsibility to support and develop the Teaching Assistants (TA) on my modules in the following ways. Often, initial contact occurs the week immediately […]

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Corpus naval station under lockdown; suspect in custody

CORPUS CHRISTI – Corpus Christi officials issued a lockdown after an armed suspect was reported to be on the base Wednesday morning. Public Affairs Officer Francoise “Fifi” Kieschnick said a suspect was reported to be near building 8 on the base. In a Facebook post, base officials posted there is a suspect in custody as of 7:47 a.m. The lockdown […]

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Ankara threatens to close down U.S. Air Force base in Turkey – Defence Blog

A senior Turkish official said that Ankara threatening to close down the U.S. Air Force Incirlik Air Base. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a statement that Ankara may insist that the U.S. leave Incirlik air base if Washington goes ahead with the sanctions it has threatened in response to Turkey’s purchase of S-400 […]

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