Alexander Clackson

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    Tense Gaza-Israel ceasefire holds overnight

    An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the G...

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    Hillary Clinton holds talks in Jerusalem in attempt to broker ceasefire

    Israeli air strikes continued to pound the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rockets hit across the border as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton carried out talks in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, in search of a truce that can prevent Israel’s ground troops from advancing into Gaza. Egypt’s new Islamist government is leading...

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    Anti-austerity strikes break out across Europe

    Co-ordinated protests are being held across the EU on Wednes...

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    Radical cleric Abu Qatada wins appeal against deportation to Jordan

    Judges in Britain have supported an appeal made by terror suspect Abu Qatada against his extradition to Jordan. The British judges said his extradition would be incorrect as evidence gained by torture might be used against him if he were sent to Jordan. The British government denounced the decision and said it...

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    Tory MPs push for independent system of press regulation

    A number of Conservative MPs have asked for the state to play a part in press regulation. The letter, which was published in the Guardian, from 42 MPs and two peers opposed newspaper’s continued inclination for self-regulation after the Leveson enquiry. While undoubtedly favouring a free press, the letter adds: “There are...

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    Cameron suggests safe passage to UK for Assad could be arranged

    Syrian President Bashar Assad may be a...

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    UK and Germany propose crackdown for multinational tax avoidance

    George Osborne has now combined forces with the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, to declare an international crackdown on tax avoidance by large companies. Following the meeting of the G20 finance ministers in Mexico, George Osborne had pleaded for “concerted international co-operation to strengthen international tax standards that at the minute may mean international...

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    Miliband sets out proposals for £7.20 an hour living wage

    The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has said that it is time for businesses to pay its employees a rate that would ensure an acceptable standard of living. As part of Labour’s policy review, the left-leaning party is proposing ways to make the rate, which is more than £1 higher than the current...

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    Labour repositions itself on Europe by supporting EU budget cuts

    The former foreign secretary, David Miliband, has sprung to the defence of the Labour party by saying that it has not become “anti-Europe” but is simply no longer “soft-headed” when it comes to increasing budgets during difficult economic times. The Conservatives have led the way in branding Labour as hypocrites. While this...