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New EU sanctions against Russia could be applied within days, No 10 signals

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US climber condemned for filming his children in Mont Blanc avalanche

Local mayor and climbing associations accuse Patrick Sweeney of recklessness and stupidity on mountain’s ‘corridor of death’ Continue reading…
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Bee research tainted by corporate funding, MPs say

Report warns against letting pesticide companies fund key research for government plan to boost pollinatorsCriticial future research on the plight of bees risks being tainted by corporate funding, according to a report from MPs published on Monday. Pol…
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Seville’s silent summer: Spanish city bans outdoor noise

Activities ranging from domino games to singing in the street banned as locals win fight for peace and quiet Continue reading…
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MH17: Dutch and Australian investigators postpone mission due to fighting – video

A Dutch-led international group of 49 investigators have abandoned their plans on Sunday to visit the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, because of fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian troops in the area. Australian and Dutc…
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MH17: Dutch and Australian teams get greater access to crash site

Dutch-led group of 49 investigators that will attempt to recover bodies and examine site in eastern Ukraine will be unarmed Continue reading…
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Nick Clegg says Russia should not host World Cup 2018

Fifa has ruled out calls for boycott after the shooting down of MH17, insisting the tournament could be ‘a force for good’

Nick Clegg has joined calls for Russia to face the axe as hosts of the 2018 World Cup as part of tougher sanctions over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.

The deputy prime minister said it was “unthinkable” at present that the tournament could go ahead in the country blamed by the west for supplying arms to the separatist rebels accused of causing the deaths of all 298 on board.

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Derry: Drumahoe’s flags ripple from every lamp post

A Protestant friend says the loyalist flags will dwindle away in time. A Catholic friend says Drumahoe is still sectarianMy mother’s house is in Drumahoe, near Derry, in Northern Ireland. I stay with her when I’m working up here. There is no point in p…
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Yes, Britain can afford to defy Tsar Vladimir Putin

At last there may be justice for Alexander Litvinenko, but it has taken a downed passenger jet to make us see that Russia does not own BritainThe British secret state has finally done the right thing by ordering a public inquiry into the poisoning of t…
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Barack Obama banned from entering Chechnya

Chechen president cites US and EU ‘state terrorism’ Three EU leaders also barred from entryAlthough Russia has not responded to US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there is one part of the country he…
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