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Former Interpol boss sent down for 13 years in China for bribery
Former Interpol boss Meng Hongwei has been sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison by a court in Tianjin on bribery charges.
Sir Keir Starmer qualifies for final Labour leadership ballot
Sir Keir Starmer has garnered the required support to advance to the final stage of the Labour leadership contest.
Murray opposes independent Scottish Labour Party
Labour deputy leadership candidate Ian Murray, the party’s only remaining MP in Scotland, has spoken out in opposition of Scottish Labour becoming independent.
Liberal Democrats to name new leader in July
The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will name their new party leader by mid-July this year, after Jo Swinson stepped down in December.
Labour must restore trust as “force for good and a force for change” to become electable, Starmer says
Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer has warned that the blame for the party’s 2019 general election defeat cannot be pinned squarely on the campaign alone, and that the party must win back the trust of voters “as a force for good and a force for change” to win a general election.
Flybe claims HMRC payment plan covers “less than £10 million”
Troubled airline Flybe says it has agreed a payment plan with HMRC for “less than £10 million”, denying speculation that it has been given a tax deferral of up to £100 million.
Trump impeachment trial begins
Following the House of Representatives formally delivering the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the United States Senate, the official trial began yesterday.
New commanding officer for HMS Queen Elizabeth
The Royal Navy have announced that Captain Angus Essenhigh has been appointed as the new commanding officer for the country’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Flybe boss Anderson denies government is bailing out carrier
Flybe chief Mark Anderson has said that the troubled airline is in talks over a government loan but insisted that any financial support would not be in the form of a bailout.
Ryanair chief writes to chancellor over Flybe bailout
Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has written to chancellor Sajid Javid threatening legal action over the government’s decision to rescue rival airline, Flybe.
Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos hints at running for country’s presidency
Isabel dos Santos, one of the world’s richest women, has hinted that she may look to run for the Angolan presidency in an interview with the BBC.
Varadkar pushes for “level playing field” in future UK-EU trade deal
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reiterated the need for a “level playing field” during the negotiations over the UK and EU’s future economic relationship.
US and China sign trade war pact
The US and China have reached a “phase one” agreement which will ease the longstanding trade war that has reverberated throughout the global economy, paving the way for better future relations between the two nations.
Russian government resigns
It has been reported that the prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, along with his entire government has resigned today completely unexpectedly.