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A British Holocaust survivor yesterday (Wednesday) told a German court how her time in Auschwitz left her so “de-humanized” she couldn’t even cry when she learnt of her mother’s death in the gas chambers. Susan Pollack was giving evidence in the trial of Oskar Gröning, a forme...
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David Cameron is to set out a string of new powers to tackle radicalization, saying the UK has been a “passively tolerant society” for too long. The PM will tell the National Security Council a counter-extremism bill will be in the Queen’s Speech on 27 May. The bill will include new...
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The Conservatives are confident David Cameron will remain PM with early general election results suggesting the party will be close to a majority. Labour faces being wiped out in Scotland by the SNP and is failing to make the gains it needs in England to stand a chance of forming a government. The Li...
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18 horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment are used re-create a postcard image taken in the same street in 1915. The horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment 9 from the Blues and Royals, and 9 from the Life Guards and Joey, the National Theatre’s life-size puppet horse from...
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The fifth-in-line to the throne has also spoken of his excitement to meet Prince William and Kate’s newborn Princess Charlotte, cheekily saying the overdue royal baby will have to work on her timekeeping. The aspiring family man also wants to earn a wage and work with “normal people” as he explains h...
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Ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband has criticized his brother Ed’s leadership of the Labour Party, saying voters “did not want what was being offered”. He told that the leadership had allowed itself to be portrayed as “moving backwards”. There was “absolutely no p...
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The Conservatives won a 12-seat majority in the House of Commons in Thursday’s election, taking 331 of the 650 seats. Following the victory, David Cameron chairs the first all-Tory cabinet meeting for 18 years. The prime minister has assembled his new team following the Conservatives’ gen...
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Prince Harry visited Half Moon Bay School on Stewart Island today (Monday), the third day of his official visit to New Zealand. The Prince’s his first lesson with some of the 24 students attending the school, was listening into a German lesson via Skype, explaining to the teacher how he had lea...
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, in London, yesterday (Sunday), to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, which marks the end of the second world war. Members of the royal family including the Queen’s husband, Prince Ph...
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The SNP’s new intake of 56 MPs are making their way to Westminster for the first time since the party’s huge success in the general election. Nicola Sturgeon will greet them outside the House of Commons where the SNP leader says they will make Scotland’s voice heard like never befor...
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David Cameron is due to address Conservative back-benchers for the first time since winning a majority, as he continues to appoint his new cabinet. He retains Iain Duncan Smith as Work and Pensions Secretary, while Baroness Stowell remains leader of the Lords. The PM revealed he has already spoken to...
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for new tax and welfare powers to be devolved to Scotland as a “priority”. Ms Sturgeon told the BBC such powers would allow the Scottish government to grow the economy. She added that she had spoken “briefly” to Prime Minister...
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British voters have elected their first MP of ethnic Chinese origin, after Alan Mak won the seat of Havant in southern England for the Conservatives. He replaces David Willetts as MP for the safe Conservative seat, securing a majority of 13,920 over UKIP. The 31-year-old was born in Britain and grew ...
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The Queen is to attend a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey on the final day of 70th anniversary commemorations of VE Day – the end of World War Two in Europe. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron will also attend, along with about 1,000 veterans an...
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David Cameron is spending the weekend finalizing his first all-Conservative cabinet after his party won a majority in Thursday’s election. The PM has already reappointed Chancellor George Osborne, who has also been made first secretary of state. Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Michael Fallon re...