US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas

Groups behind a Supreme Court test case that threatens the constitutional right to abortion in the US are targeting Europe and Latin America too US conservative groups behind a Supreme Court legal battle that could shape the future of American abortion rights have spent at least $28m around the world between 2016 and 2019 on campaigns against women’s andContinue reading “US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas”

London: Anti-Semitic gang swear and spit at Jewish bus passengers on Hanukkah – The Sun

POLICE have launched a probe after Jewish passengers were subjected to a barrage of vile abuse by yobs shouting anti-Semitic slurs on Hanukkah. Footage shows the gang ranting at the Jewish commuters as they come to a stop on Oxford Street, on Monday evening. The gang’s exact words can’t be heard in the footage, butContinue reading “London: Anti-Semitic gang swear and spit at Jewish bus passengers on Hanukkah – The Sun”

UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences

Ben Raymond, founder of UK neo-Nazi group National Action, was also convicted of holding information useful to a terrorist. The co-founder and chief propagandist of banned UK neo-Nazi group National Action was found guilty of being a member of a banned terrorist organisation on Thursday. Ben Raymond, a 32-year-old from Swindon in southwest England, helpedContinue reading “UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences”

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. It’s part of a trend of former U.S. intelligence officersContinue reading “World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA”

Pandora Papers: Qatar ruling family avoided £18.5m tax on London super-mansion

The Qatar ruling family bought two of the UK’s most expensive houses in a deal that allowed them to avoid £18.5m in stamp duty, leaked documents show. The family bought the properties in central London via offshore companies for over £120m and applied to make them into a 17-bedroom “super-mansion”. There is no suggestion thatContinue reading “Pandora Papers: Qatar ruling family avoided £18.5m tax on London super-mansion”

Prince Andrew is served sexual assault lawsuit in United States

Britain’s Prince Andrew has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit in the United States by lawyers for a woman who says she was forced to have sex with him at the London home of a friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, court papers show. In a filing with the U.S. District Court inContinue reading “Prince Andrew is served sexual assault lawsuit in United States”

UK ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues

Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England, Britain’s health secretary said Sunday, reversing course amid opposition from some of the Conservative government’s supporters in Parliament. Health Minister Sajid Javid said the government has shelved the idea of vaccine passports for now butContinue reading “UK ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues”

Trudeau hit by gravel as protesters surround campaign bus in London, Ont.

Liberal leader says he’s OK; O’Toole calls incident ‘disgusting’ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was hit by some gravel Monday while boarding a campaign bus in London, Ont. As Trudeau went to get on the bus, which was surrounded by angry protesters, small objects could be seen thrown in his direction. A masked Trudeau looked startled beforeContinue reading “Trudeau hit by gravel as protesters surround campaign bus in London, Ont.”

Anti-vaccine protesters blocked from storming MHRA office

Protesters are seen trying to force their way into the building amid clashes with officers Anti-vaccine protesters have attempted to storm the headquarters of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the government agency responsible for bringing Covid vaccines to the UK public. Metropolitan Police officers blocked the group of protesters from entering the building in CanaryContinue reading “Anti-vaccine protesters blocked from storming MHRA office”

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named Mu

Health body says Mu, or B.1.621, first identified in Colombia, has been designated as a variant of interest The World Health Organization has added another version of coronavirus to its list of “variants of interest” amid concerns that it may partially evade the immunity people have developed from past infection or vaccination. The Mu variant, also knownContinue reading “WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named Mu”

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