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March 10, 2017 7:01 PM Furious LBC caller DEMANDS pro-EU Brits 'SURRENDER' their citizenship during rant

A FURIOUS radio caller has demanded any Brits applying for EU rights post-Brexit must surrender their British citizenship first. The outburst came as the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator said individual UK citizens should be able to keep various benefits of the bloc’s membership. Guy Verhofstadt hinted that pro-European Brits could be offered 21

March 10, 2017 6:54 PM Sharia Law cops cane woman and two men in public for sex before marriage as crowds watch

A WOMAN and two men were publicly caned for breaking Sharia Law. The brutal punishment was carried out in Banda Aceh, the only province in Indonesia that carries out Sharia law. People who are caught breaking the law face a penalty of up to 120 lashes. The woman was seen bowing her head as she knelt on the ground as she was sentenced to 100 lashes 30

March 10, 2017 10:04 AM The morning news headlines: Chancellor will listen to concerns over 'fair' National Insurance hike, says May

The latest news from Britain and around the world Theresa May said the Chancellor will listen to concerns raised by Tory MPs about the Budget's controversial National Insurance hike, but defended the change as "fair". As the Prime Minister and Philip Hammond faced a backlash over the plans, Mrs May said they would not be voted on by MPs until the autumn 48

March 10, 2017 12:40 AM WikiLeaks pledges to release software code of CIA hacking tools to tech firms

WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks will release to tech firms the software code of CIA hacking tools that were designed to compromise smartphones and other products, the group’s founder said Thursday, attempting to position himself as a defender of cyber security and probably further antagonizing the intelligence community. “We have decided to work with [the firms] 74

March 10, 2017 12:12 AM Theresa May slams brakes on controversial National Insurance rise

With a Tory mutiny growing almost by the hour, the PM bows to pressure and retreats on when the changes will be introduced. Instead of being included in the Finance Bill, which implements the Budget, they will be brought in as part of separate legislation in the autumn, the Prime Minister announced. And in a concession to her backbenchers, she pledged 113

March 9, 2017 9:02 PM Boris Johnson: UK should reject 'Brexit cash bill'

Boris Johnson has told the BBC that Britain should reject any EU demands for a £50bn "exit bill" and follow the example of former PM Margaret Thatcher. It has been reported that EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said the UK must continue to pay into the EU until 2020. Mr Johnson said it was "not reasonable" for the UK to "continue to make vast budget 33

March 9, 2017 5:44 PM Some support for Hammond as pressure for National Insurance hikes U-turn mounts

Under-pressure Chancellor Philip Hammond has been bolstered by support from leading economic commentators, as Conservative MPs stepped up demands for a rethink of his controversial National Insurance hike. Former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith led Tory calls for a review of the £2 billion hit on the self-employed, urging the Chancellor 34

March 9, 2017 12:04 PM Victims in mind in UN plan to combat peacekeepers' sex abuse

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. rights chief says "transparency and victim support" will be part of a new strategy laid out by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to fight sexual abuse and exploitation by U.N. peacekeepers. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein called such abuse a "scourge on the U.N." and put the onus also on countries to help: "It's 20

March 9, 2017 10:09 AM Hammond: Budget National Insurance rise due to 'new challenges'

Chancellor Philip Hammond says National Insurance is being increased for self-employed workers because of "new challenges" the government faces. Mr Hammond is facing a backlash against the Budget announcement, which breaks a 2015 manifesto pledge on tax rises. He insisted ministers had honoured a "broad commitment" not to raise taxes. Labour urged the government 26

March 9, 2017 8:55 AM Air strikes southeast of Syria's Raqqa kill 14 -Observatory

BEIRUT, March 9 (Reuters) - Air strikes killed 14 civilians, including six children, on Thursday in countryside around Raqqa city in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The warplanes were believed to belong to the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, the Britain-based war monitoring group said. The jets pounded a village 19