Tag Archives: The Independant

Ukraine has removed all 1,320 statues of Lenin

Ukraine has removed all 1,320 statues of the communist revolutionary Lenin following a government drive to rid the country of Soviet-era symbols. Monuments to the Bolshevik leader have been dismantled in every town, village and city controlled by the Kiev-based government that brought down pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych three years ago, according to officials. The anti-Soviet initiative, which also orders ...

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It's brave of Stephen Hawking to get involved with a great intellect like Jeremy Hunt

Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentleman, for the greatest catchweight contest in mental boxing history. Introducing in the red corner, fighting out of Cambridge, England, he’s the undefeated, undisputed champion brainiac of the world…Stephen “The Theorist of Everything” Haaaaaaaaawwwwww – King.  “And in the blue corner, fighting out of the hole under his desk where he hides whenever things ...

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This hilarious map shows how far Jon Snow has traveled compared to the White Walkers on 'Game of Thrones'

As “Game of Thrones” nears its end, it doesn’t have time for travel.  In earlier seasons, we’d spend all ten episodes watching characters travel, some not even getting to their destination by the end of the season. For example, in season four, Arya Stark and the Hound start out in the Riverlands and don’t get to the Vale until the ...

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These are the world's top 10 most livable cities

This past year has been tumultuous. With the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the rise of far-right extremists in the US, and terror attacks reverberating across the globe, 2017 has changed the world.  However, there are a number of cities around the world where citizens are happy, social services, are improving, and economies are growing.  These places routinely make the ...

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Whether the Government likes it or not, European courts will be part of any Brexit trade deal

The Government publishes a series of five papers this week, setting out its negotiating position ahead of the next round of Brexit talks, which start on 29 August. These papers, according to David Davis, the minister heading the UK team, are “all part of our work to drive the talks forward, and make sure we can show beyond doubt that ...

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Jacob Rees-Mogg is earning millions from his investment company, accounts reveal

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative backbencher reportedly considering a leadership bid, is thought to have been been paid at least £4m from an investment firm during his seven years in parliament, making him one of the highest-earning politicians in the country. The MP for North-East Somerset co-founded Somerset Capital Management (SCM) in 2007 and is one of 21 members who were ...

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Heather Heyer: Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally organiser describes protester's death as 'payback'

The white supremacist who organised the Charlottesville rally called counter-protester Heather Heyer a “fat, disgusting communist” and described her death as “payback” in a tweet he later blamed on “xanax, ambien and booze”. Jason Kessler, 34, gloated over the 32-year-old’s alleged murder on social media after she was run over and killed in a shocking attack at the “Unite The Right” event ...

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Breitbart apologises after using picture of Lukas Podolski on jet-ski in story about migrant gangs

Far-right website Breitbart have been forced to apologise after mistaking Lukas Podolski for a migrant travelling from Morocco to Spain. The article entitled “Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis” originally appeared on Sunday with a picture of the recently-retired German star on a jet-ski before it was swiftly changed. It is understood the picture, rather than being taken off the Spanish ...

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Jay-Z speaks out on Kanye West feud and explains why he has 'real, real problem' with former friend

Hip hop superstar Jay-Z has spoken out about his feud with Kanye West and explained why he has a “real, real problem” with his former friend.  The music mogul was discussing his song “Kill Jay-Z” from the 4:44 album, which features lyrics that appear to directly relate to West.  He was adamant the song was not a “diss track” and ...

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