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UK: Northern Ireland Troops Will Train Ukrainian Forces

Soldiers based in Northern Ireland are set to teach Ukraine’s armed forces how to deal with home-made bombs. Read more.

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UK: 53 Per Cent Lead By Jeremy Corbyn Against Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall

As voting registration drew to a close, Corbyn’s popularity shows no sign of letting up. YouGov poll giving him 53 per cent of support. Read more.

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UK: Government Tells Airport Retailers Not To Pocket Sales Tax Discounts Meant For Passengers

“Airports VAT relief is to reduce prices for travellers, not as a windfall gain for shops,” David Gauke, Financial Secretary to the Treasury. Read more.

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EUROPE: Calais Crisis Will Not End Until All Migrants Are Removed

John Keefe: “Catching them all will take a blank cheque, which is obviously unsustainable.“ Read more.

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GREECE: Greek Agrees To Bailout Deal In Principle

Greece has agreed a bailout deal “in principle” with its creditors, the European Commission has said. Read more.

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EUROPE: UK Gives £3B To Countries Persecuting Christian, Gay People

The findings will fuel frustration with David Cameron’s insistence on increasing the annual aid budget while cutting spending at home. Read more.

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EUROPE: UK £6 Billion Arms Sales To Middle East War Zone Could Fall To ISIS

Britain is selling billions of pounds’ worth of weapons to the war-torn Middle East – including countries which could be overrun by ISIS. Read more.

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Philip Hammond Says Migrants Threaten EU Standards

Europe will not preserve its living standards if it absorb millions of migrants from Africa, the foreign secretary has said. Philip Hammond. Read more.

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Muhammadu Buhari Receives New Ambassadors To Nigeria

The new ambassadors are – Mr. Andrezj Dycha of Poland, Mr. Stanislas Kamanzi of Rwanda and Mr. Stephane De Loeckeras of Belgium. Read more.

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Federal Ministry Of Agriculture And Rural Development Decries EU Ban On Food Commodities Entering Member Countries

Jatto Ohaire, Director of Agri-Business and Marketing Development Department, said the ministry “must strive to meet the EU standards’’. Read more.

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