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‘Something fishy here’: Putin doesn’t believe UK poisoned Skripals

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Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t believe in conspiracy theories that say the British government poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. The Skripal affair, which turned relations between the UK and Russia from bad to worse, was brought up by filmmaker Oliver Stone during an interview with Vladimir Putin. Stone Read More

PayPal launches international money transfer service Xoom across Europe

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FILE PHOTO: The PayPal logo is seen at an office building in Berlin, Germany, March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. payments company PayPal (PYPL.O) is expanding further in Europe by launching its international money transfers service Xoom in Britain and 31 other countries across the continent. Xoom allows customers to transfer money Read More

Four Britons arrested in China ‘on drugs charges’

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Four Britons have been arrested in eastern China, the Foreign Office has said. No details have been provided about the circumstances of the arrests in Jiangsu province, but it comes after police in Xuzhou city said they had arrested 19 people – including 16 foreign nationals – on drug-related charges. Police have not identified any Read More

UK ships on ‘critical’ alert as crew of detained Iran vessel arrested

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Britain has raised the security alert for British-flagged ships in the Gulf to its highest level, Sky News understands. The Department for Transport lifted the security code for commercial tankers and other vessels to level three – critical – in the early hours of Tuesday. It means ships are Read More

‘Critical’ security alert for UK ships sailing near Iran

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Britain has raised the security level for British-flagged ships passing through Iranian waters in the Gulf to its highest level, Sky News understands. The Department for Transport lifted the security code for commercial tankers and other vessels to level three – which is “critical” – in the early hours Read More

Harrowing VIDEO shows missing Himalayan climbers’ final moments

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The Indo-Tibetan Border Police have released GoPro footage showing the final moments of a group of climbers who went missing in the Himalayas in May following a presumed avalanche. The group of four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian tour guide were attempting to climb the Himalayas’ second-highest peak, Nanda Devi, on May Read More

Final moments of British climbers who died in Himalayas revealed

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A video showing the final moments of British climbers whose bodies were recovered in the Himalayas has been released by Indian authorities. The clip shows the four Britons and their fellow climbers – two Americans, an Australian and an Indian – ascending in clear weather. Briton Martin Moran, who led the group, remains missing after Read More

India hands over remains of British climbers who died in Himalayas

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The bodies of three climbers from the UK who died while trying to reach the top of an unscaled Himalayan peak have been handed over to the British high commission in India. They were found last month – along with four other members of their expedition – at an altitude of more than 5,000m (16,400ft) Read More

The G20 allowed some leaders to literally get away with murder

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor In declaring liberalism obsolete, Vladimir Putin was using some well-aimed hyperbole to troll the West. But he set the tone for a summit that failed to prove him wrong. He looked on with glee as President Trump joked about Russian election meddling, fake news and “getting rid of journalists”. The Read More