Deportation letters sent to EU citizens in UK ‘in error’

Deportation letters sent to  EU citizens in UK ‘in error’

An investigation has been launched after 100 deportation letters were sent in error to EU citizens living in the UK. A Home Office spokesperson said “a limited number of letters” were sent by mistake and the department is “urgently looking into why this happened”. They added: “We are contacting everyone who received this letter to clarify that they can disregard it. “We are absolutely clear that the rights of EU nationals living in the UK…

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North Korea to step up missile development

North Korea to step up missile development

Kim Jong Un has ordered more warheads and solid-fuel rocket engines for long range missiles – as images emerged appearing to show at least one new weapon design. Concept diagrams of the missiles could be seen hanging on walls behind the North Korean leader as he was photographed inspecting the work of the country’s Chemical Material Institute of The Academy of Defence Science. It comes just hours after US President Donald Trump told Americans Mr…

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Wayne Rooney retires from England duty after rejecting recall

Wayne Rooney retires from England duty after rejecting recall

England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after rejecting a Three Lions recall. The Everton striker, who rejoined his boyhood club from Manchester United this summer, announced on Wednesday he will step down from national duty “for good” with immediate effect. The 31-year-old, who has enjoyed a fine start to the new season, revealed England manager Gareth Southgate had been preparing to recall him to the national squad for next month’s World…

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Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angolans are heading to the polls to vote for a successor for their veteran leader. Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been in power in the oil-rich country since 1979, making him the world’s second-longest serving president. He is not contesting this election – Defence Minister Joao Lourenco is standing for the governing MPLA party. His main challenger is expected to be Isias Samakuva, from the MPLA’s rival in the 27-year civil war, Unita. Under Angola’s…

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May: Supreme Court will be ultimate arbiter of UK law after Brexit

May: Supreme Court will be ultimate arbiter of UK law after Brexit

The Supreme Court will be the ultimate arbiter of law in the UK after Brexit, Theresa May has said. The PM was speaking ahead of the publication of a paper that will set out the Government’s position on a new legal framework for Britain’s future relationship with the EU. The paper will say that “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice will end when Britain’s membership in the EU ends in March 2019. But…

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Kim Wall: Swedish reporter’s headless torso weighed down with metal

Kim Wall: Swedish reporter’s headless torso weighed down with metal

The torso of a Swedish journalist washed up in Copenhagen was intentionally weighed down, Danish police have said. Kim Wall’s body was discovered attached to a piece of metal “likely with the purpose to make it sink”, said the city’s police chief Jens Moeller Jensen. Investigators also revealed the remains showed signs of attempts “to make sure air and gas inside should leave the body so that it would not rise from the seabed”. Earlier,…

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The Rock crumbles as Mark Wahlberg earns best-paid actor title

The Rock crumbles as Mark Wahlberg earns best-paid actor title

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has lost his title as the world’s highest-paid actor after being knocked into second place by Mark Wahlberg. According to Forbes, the former wrestler earned $65m (£50.6m) over the past 12 months, with Wahlberg storming into the lead by pocketing $68m (£53m). Wahlberg’s starring roles in Transformers: The Last Knight and upcoming comedy Daddy’s Home 2 helped the ex-rapper take the number one spot. The annual list has also unearthed a…

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Trump: My Charlottesville response was ‘perfect’

Trump: My Charlottesville response was ‘perfect’

Donald Trump has said his much-criticised response to riots in Charlottesville was “perfect” – and claimed North Korea was starting to respect America. Mr Trump made his comments during a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, a day after his primetime speech outlining his strategy for Afghanistan. The rally drew many protesters who were angry for his failing to denounce white supremacists who had clashed with anti-fascist protesters earlier this month. The Charlottesville protests resulted in the…

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Trump vows to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Trump vows to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Donald Trump has vowed to close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist”. During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media, blaming them for giving far right groups “a platform”. But he selectively quoted his initial response to violence at a far-right rally that…

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Trump’s Phoenix speech was bizarre and dishonest

Trump’s Phoenix speech was bizarre and dishonest

When the clouds of pepper spray clear from the streets of Phoenix, Americans will survey the wreckage of Donald Trump’s latest assault on the rules of American politics. The uncompromising dispersal of protesters by police was a dramatic end to another extraordinary night in Trump world. Can there be any more telling image of the simmering temperature of American politics right now than what happened outside of where the President had just been speaking?  Police…

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