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June 18, 2018 7:12 AM Safe after a week at sea: Ships carrying 630 African migrants including pregnant women and children finally dock in Spain after being refused entry to Italy and Malta

Three ships carrying a total of 630 migrants from Africa have finally docked in Spain after they were rescued off Libyan shores and Italy and Malta refused them entry. Italian coastguard vessel Dattilo arrived just before 7am on Sunday with 270 migrants on board, followed by the NGO-managed Aquarius ship carrying 106 and Italian navy boat Orione with the final 7 1

June 18, 2018 5:41 AM EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said negotiators would meet for the first time in Brussels 4

June 17, 2018 9:42 PM Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis

A senior MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis has called the existing laws "bizarre and cruel". Sir Mike Penning MP has called for "fundamental reform" of the system. "Medical cannabis is a health issue, not a misuse of drugs issue," Sir Mike said in a statement. "It's about patients and relieving suffering." It follows the Home Secretary's 4

June 17, 2018 12:49 AM Palm oil ban will hit UK

BILLIONS of pounds in trade and thousands of jobs will be lost as the EU heads towards a trade war with Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, claim economists. The three Asian economies, worth a total £2trillion, are set to grow in the coming decades, and have declared they will retaliate if the EU goes ahead with a proposed ban on palm oil. A report by Copenhagen 8

June 15, 2018 3:51 PM Stephen Hawking's memorial service LIVE: Latest as renowned physicist’s ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey

Professor Stephen Hawking's voice will be beamed into space as his ashes are interred at Westminster Abbey today. The broadcast is set to take place following a service that will feature readings and addresses from Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the physicist in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake, among others. One thousand members of the public 3 2

June 14, 2018 4:19 AM World Cup 2018: Journalists face 'CYBER THREAT' and should prepare against 'BUGGED hotels'

JOURNALISTS can expect to face harassment and the threat of being targeted by cyber attacks while in Russia covering the World Cup, a shocking alert has claimed. The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to defending freedom of the press, has released a safety alert to all reporters 15

June 8, 2018 10:53 AM Love Island to launch in three new countries

Versions of the hit dating show Love Island will be made in Denmark, Finland and Norway, ITV Studios has announced. The commissions take the number of countries in which the show is being produced to seven. It has already proved to be a hit in Australia and Germany, as well as its native UK, and is launching in Sweden this year. TV3 has ordered the show, which 5

June 8, 2018 7:50 AM Putin tells oligarchs to 'stay home and keep their money in Russia' in wake of Abramovich visa row with Britain and insists he wants to be part of Skripal assassination investigation

Vladimir Putin has told Russian billionaires to stay in their homeland along with their money in the wake of the Roman Abramovich visa row. The Russian President said tycoons were being persecuted in countries like Britain as he spoke during his live televised annual phone-in with the Russian public. Answering a question about visa problems experienced 4

June 7, 2018 11:03 PM Anger as Chinese firm gets their hands on British tech giant 'on the cheap' for £580million as analysts claim it's worth closer to £5bn

A pioneering British microchip firm that was controversially sold to foreign buyers has fallen into the hands of a state-backed Chinese company. A division of Arm Holdings, which was sold to Japan's Softbank for £24 billion two years ago, is being sold to a Chinese consortium for £580 million – although some analysts say its true worth is closer to £5billion 2

June 6, 2018 10:27 PM Guatemala volcano eruption MAP: Where is Guatemala on the map? Where is Fuego volcano?

GUATEMALA’S Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday in its deadliest eruption in more than 100 years. But where is Guatemala and the Fuego volcano? Since 1580 there have been 79 recorded eruptions, the Smithsonian Institution reports. The latest death toll from Sunday’s eruption stood at 85 on Wednesday and some 200 people were missing. Fuego exploded violently 18