Trump orders US to pull troops from Somalia

Nearly all of 700 troops will leave over next few months follow president’s latest order with short notice The US will pull out nearly all its estimated 700 troops in Somalia over the next few months, the latest in a series of short-notice withdrawals ordered by Donald Trump in his …

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Boy, 16, among victims of Avonmouth explosion

As investigation continues, the four who died have been named including teenager Luke Wheaton A 16-year-old boy was among four people killed in an explosion at a wastewater treatment plant in Bristol. Police named the teenager as Luke Wheaton and said the others were Michael James, 64, Brian Vickery, 63, …

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Durham police assessing file on Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip

Force confirms for first time it is looking into dossier produced by former senior prosecutor Nazir Afzal Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Durham police have confirmed for the first time they are assessing a dossier from a former senior prosecutor that says Dominic Cummings should face …

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Brexit: Johnson and Von Der Leyen to take over with direct talks

UK PM and European commission president to speak on Saturday after negotiators fail to reach agreement The Brexit talks will enter their final act on Saturday as the negotiations shift to direct talks between Boris Johnson and the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, following the failure to find …

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Mayor of Liverpool arrested as part of fraud investigation

Joe Anderson being interviewed on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation The mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has been arrested as part of a fraud investigation. Anderson, who has led Liverpool for a decade, was one of four men arrested across Merseyside on Friday in an investigation …

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