Lawyer who pursued British troops over Iraq abuse claims now faces misconduct charges

Lawyer who pursued British troops over Iraq abuse claims now faces misconduct charges

Phil Shiner, former head of the now-collapsed law firm Public Interest Lawyers (PLI), may face misconduct charges over his pursuit of British soldiers accused of abuse during the 2003 occupation of Iraq. Shiner, who was pursued by the government over his professional activities with regard to Iraq, admitted at a tribunal on Thursday acts of misconduct as he sought to identify potential claimants in the war-torn country. Shiner could now be struck off as a…

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Record number of guns seized in London over last year, says police chief

Record number of guns seized in London over last year, says police chief

Record number of guns seized in London over last year, says police chief Published time: 28 Sep, 2016 15:46 Get short URL © Jorge Cabrera / Reuters   45 A record number of firearms, including semiautomatic weapons, have been seized in London, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has said. Officers have seized more than 700 guns as the number of weapons smuggled into the country continues to grow, Hogan-Howe told a hearing at City…

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5 terrorist plots foiled on French Riviera since Nice attack – prosecutor

5 terrorist plots foiled on French Riviera since Nice attack – prosecutor

5 terrorist plots foiled on French Riviera since Nice attack – prosecutor Published time: 28 Sep, 2016 14:33 Edited time: 28 Sep, 2016 14:51 © Remy Gabalda / Reuters   A number of planned terrorist attacks on sporting events, schools and religious sites on the French Riviera have been foiled since the deadly truck incident in Nice that killed 86 people in July, a French prosecutor has said. Authorities in France thwarted as many as five…

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Britain calls on United Nations members to help keep air passengers safe

Britain calls on United Nations members to help keep air passengers safe

Britain calls on United Nations members to help keep air passengers safe From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP First published: 22 September 2016 Part of: United Nations General Assembly 2016 and UK Mission to the United Nations, New York United Nations Security Council passes historic resolution on aviation security. The safety of air passengers was the focus of an historic United Nations (UN) resolution unanimously adopted on Thursday 22…

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PM meeting with Defence Chiefs: 22 September 2016

PM meeting with Defence Chiefs: 22 September 2016

From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, Ministry of Defence and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP First published: 23 September 2016 Part of: Afghanistan, France, Iraq, Syria and United Kingdom PM Theresa May met with Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach and Ministry of Defence Permanent Under Secretary Stephen Lovegrove. This morning the Prime Minister met with Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach and…

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Bank of England keeps interest rates at 0.25%

Bank of England keeps interest rates at 0.25%

UK interest rates left unchanged at 0.25% 5 minutes ago From the BBC section Business Image copyrightREUTERS The Bank of England has left its main interest rate at 0.25%. The decision of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to leave rates at their new, historically low, level was no surprise. Only last month the Bank cut its bank rate from 0.5% to 0.25%, as part of its attempts to ensure the stability of the UK’s banking system…

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