Tag Archives: The Independant

Trump's environmental chief to increase security detail spending to $2m after unprecedented death threats

Donald Trump’s environmental chief has received so many threats that his security detail is being expanded and will cost taxpayers at least $2m every year. Congress, having never raised the issue of the level of protection for Scott Pruitt’s predecessors, has called into question the cost of 24-hour security for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head. The EPA’s Inspector General said ...

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Ryan Giggs admits interest in Everton and Leicester job as he eyes first managerial role

Ryan Giggs has admitted he is interested in taking one of the vacant Premier League jobs. Leicester City and Everton recently sacked their managers after poor starts to the Premier League season and Giggs says he is ready to step in. “I think you look at those two teams, Leicester being champions two seasons ago, Everton being a fantastic club ...

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Local Venice man wins marathon after all the favourites take a wrong turn

An unknown Italian local won the Venice marathon after a bizarre incident where the leading six runners took a wrong turn.  Eyob Faniel benefited from favourites Abdulahl Dawud, Gilbert Kipleting Chumba, Kipkemei Mutai and David Kiprono Metto being led astray when the motorbike guiding the runners went the wrong way. It was only after several hundred metres that they clocked ...

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Trump to raise human rights with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte who is accused of human rights abuses

Donald Trump plans on meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during his upcoming trip to Asia, and the two will reportedly discuss human rights when they do. Mr Trump has faced criticism previously for his approach to dealing with Mr Duterte, who has been accused of overseeing human rights abuses for his handling of his country’s war on drugs. The two ...

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It's unfair to ask if John Redwood stupid or a liar. John Major never did.

A word on John Redwood. Is he stupid or is he a liar?  That particular Morton’s Fork is being raised against the member for Wokingham with ever increasing regularity these days, now he’s moved on from the gateway drug of mere Brexit. It is only coincidence that he happens to  wears the wizened look of the addict that these days, right ...

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Russian soldier shoots four dead at Chechnyan barracks

The Russian National Guard says one of its officers has shot and killed four other servicemen dead before being killed by guards. The agency said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that the incident happened Monday in the Russian republic of Chechnya. It said the officer fired on his comrades inside the National Guard barracks in the village ...

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British-born Putin critic has US visa revoked after Russia places him on international arrest list

A British businessman and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin said his ability to enter the US has been revoked after Russia placed him on an international police wanted list. Bill Browder, a hedge fund manager and activist, said he was informed his so-called Global Entry status had been suspended and that he was unable to check in for a flight to ...

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Melania Trump visits school in anti-bullying campaign

Melania Trump paid a surprise visit to a school in Michigan as part of a nationwide anti-bullying campaign in the US. The First Lady visited students at the Orchard Lake Middle School in Detroit on Monday as part of National Bullying Prevention Month, a topic she has spoken out about on several occasions. As well as speaking to pupils at ...

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Stranger Things 2 review [spoiler-free]: It's a safe move, but a smart one

Stranger Things’ nostalgia fixation has reached a new extreme, intensified to the point of taking physical form in Sean Astin’s Bob Newby, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder)’s new boyfriend. There’s no doubting here: Astin’s essentially playing Mikey from 1985’s The Goonies all grown-up – just as plucky, just as naively heroic.  Here he lives, amidst the nods to Cold War paranoia, ...

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Bernardo Silva escapes punishment for penalty incident against Burnley despite Sean Dyche's 'dive' accusations

Bernardo Silva will not become the first player retrospectively charged for diving despite Sean Dyce’s claim the Manchester City ace “cheated”. Silva won a penalty in the first half when the referee, Rodger East, judged Nick Pope caught his right foot after he touched the ball away. Sergio Aguero scored the penalty and started City’s stroll to a 3-0 win. ...

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