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The Daily Telegraph, known online as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as Daily Telegraph & Courier. The Telegraph has been described as a newspaper of record and has generally had an international reputation for quality, having been described by Amol Rajan as "one of the world's great titles”. Bias assessment platform Allsides classifies the paper as leaning right. It was fined £30,000 in 2015 for "sending an unsolicited email to hundreds of thousands of its subscribers, urging them to vote for the Conservatives."Source
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China opens headquarters for security agents in Hong Kong

China opens headquarters for security agents in Hong Kong

China on Wednesday opened a new office for its security agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under a , transforming a hotel into the force's headquarters."The Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was inaugurated here on Wednesday morning," China's official Xinhua news agency said.The new base is the Metropark Hotel, a skyscraper overlooking Hong Kong's Victoria Park.The city's leader said the opening of the new office a "historic moment" that will help safeguard national...

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Revealed: Republicans and DC veterans fear Donald Trump won't accept election defeat

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British start-up strikes deal with Bosch to build robot fruit pickers

British start-up strikes deal with Bosch to build robot fruit pickers

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Yet again, the hard-Left has infiltrated a protest movement and ruined it

Yet again, the hard-Left has infiltrated a protest movement and ruined it

Hands up everybody who was shocked to hear that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement had been taken over by the hard Left. Can I see some at the back of the room? Welcome to the world as some of us have known it for a long time.There is nothing at all surprising here: this is just what happens to pretty much any imagination. All it takes is a flurry of headlines and a few choice spots on the broadcast news and your cause is a prime candidate for infiltration by the people who attach the same label to everything that attracts socially acceptable opprobrium: all forms of injustice, suffering...

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Why Ghislaine Maxwell chose New Hampshire

Why Ghislaine Maxwell chose New Hampshire

Ghislaine Maxwell could not have chosen a better spot than Bradford, New Hampshire for the hidden location of her house Tuckedaway. Known as the ‘Granite State’ for the local psychology as much as the landscape, New Hampshire is a live- and-let-live place whose motto is ‘Live Free or Die’. Locals are famed for their quiet resilience, indifference to high-net-worth visitors and cool welcome. Apart from a nod, diners in the Appleseed Restaurant in Ms. Maxwell’s new home town of Bradford won’t have second-glanced the international jet-set’s most wanted if she happened to blow in for a...

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Macron replaces French prime minister Edouard Philippe in major reshuffle

Macron replaces French prime minister Edouard Philippe in major reshuffle

President Emmanuel Macron replaced his prime minister on Friday in the first stage of a government reshuffle aimed at relaunching his presidency for the final two years of his term.Jean Castex, the conservative mayor of the small southern town of Prades, succeeded Édouard Philippe, also a conservative.Mr Philippe, 49, whose adroit handling of the coronavirus epidemic made him is seen by some as a possible rival to Mr Macron in the 2022 presidential election.The reshuffle comes after a wave of Green local election victories humiliated Mr Macron’s centrist party last weekend, although it was...

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Uighurs are making shoes for Nike in Chinese forced labour factories, report claims

Uighurs are making shoes for Nike in Chinese forced labour factories, report claims

China’s Uighur minority is allegedly manufacturing shoes for Nike and products for dozens of the world’s largest brands in factory conditions that “strongly suggest” forced labour, according to a new investigation by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).Nike, Apple and Adidas were identified by the ASPI investigation as being among 83 well-known brands who reportedly had a Uighur workforce in their supply chain.Between 2017 and 2019, the Canberra-based Institute estimates that at least 80,000 Uighurs were transferred from their homes in Xinjiang province and assigned to...

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UK wins bidding war for satellite firm OneWeb

UK wins bidding war for satellite firm OneWeb

The UK’s joint bid with India’s Bharti Enterprises to buy satellite operator OneWeb has won at an auction in New York, The Telegraph can reveal.The government has pledged $500m (£400m) in equity for the company, which went bankrupt in March after its biggest investors, including SoftBank, pulled out amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bharti Enterprises will invest another $500m. If the deal gains US regulatory approval on 10 July, it will give the UK a 45pc stake in the company along with a consortium of other private investors.“This deal underlines the scale of Britain’s ambitions on the...

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US prosecutors invite Prince Andrew to 'talk to us' after arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell

US prosecutors invite Prince Andrew to 'talk to us' after arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell

US prosecutors have said they would "welcome" Prince Andrew's testimony after the FBI arrested his close friend Ghislaine Maxwell on charges of sex trafficking for the dead financier Jeffrey Epstein. Ms Maxwell, a former girlfriend of the disgraced late financier, was picked up in a small town in New Hampshire on Thursday morning and charged with helping elicit underage girls to travel for sex and of lying to investigators about it later. The arrest could have significant implications for the Duke of York, who is reported to have been introduced to Epstein in 1999 by his friend Ms Maxwell,...

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Exclusive: Black Lives Matter protest may have spread virus in Birmingham, says city's health chief

Exclusive: Black Lives Matter protest may have spread virus in Birmingham, says city's health chief

A public health chief has called for an investigation into his fears that a major Black Lives Matter protest may have led to a spike in coronavirus cases in Birmingham.Dr Justin Varney, the director of public health for Birmingham City Council, has requested an examination of a "red alert" rise in cases detected 10 days after thousands of people gathered in the city earlier this month, The Telegraph can reveal.It comes after the Government urged people amid concern that such gatherings could fuel the spread of coronavirus.A spokesman for Public Health England confirmed that officials were...

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BBC hands stars £11m pay rise - while cutting free TV licences for over-75s

BBC hands stars £11m pay rise - while cutting free TV licences for over-75s

he BBC increased its salary bill for presenters by £11 million last year, as Theresa May demanded to know how the corporation can justify such a rise while cutting off free television licences for the over-75s.The , and the BBC’s overall headcount increased by nearly 1,000.The number of presenters earning £150,000 or more increased from 64 to 75 in the last financial year, with the combined bill up from £19.8 milion to £21.8 million.Those elevated to the ’rich list’ included Zoe Ball and Sara Cox, the Radio 2 DJs, and Jermaine Jenas, the Match of the Day pundit and former footballer, as the...

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Finland's air force drops swastika emblem after century in use

Finland's air force drops swastika emblem after century in use

Finland’s air force has quietly removed the last swastikas from unit emblems after over a century in use.Until recently the country’s Air Force Command emblem depicted a pair of wings around a swastika, a symbol which pre-dates its associations with Nazism.The change was first observed by Teivo Teivainen, a politics professor at the University of Helsinki, who argued its negative associations made the swastika's ongoing use politically fraught.Professor Teivainen, who has written widely on the issue, said using the swastika could cause difficulties for the Nato country, particularly if worn...

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BJP spokesperson denounced after mocking photo of dead Kashmiri citizen

BJP spokesperson denounced after mocking photo of dead Kashmiri citizen

The picture shows a tearful three-year old child squatting on the chest of his dead grandfather.While to many Indians it was an image of desolation, and the human toll of the long-running tensions in Kashmir, to the spokesperson of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) it was an opportunity to mock the of the region.Sambit Patra tweeted the photo, which occurred in the aftermath of a rebel attack in the town of Sopore, with the caption "Pulitzer Lovers ??"Members of the Hindu-nationalist BJP have sneered at Kashmiris for their excitement over the victory of three Kashmiris in the feature...

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United States buys up virtually entire global supply of key coronavirus drug remdesivir

United States buys up virtually entire global supply of key coronavirus drug remdesivir

The United States has bought up virtually the whole supply of a drug that could ., an antiviral drug, is made by biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. America has secured more than 500,000 treatment courses through September.That represents 100 per cent of Gilead’s projected production for July, and 90 per cent for each of the next two months.But the US has been accused of "undermining" the global effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic.Business minister Nadhim Zahawi said in buying all supplies of remdesivir the US was not helping the global effort, saying the UK was working...

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UK Consular official in Hong Kong, Simon Cheng, granted political asylum in Britain

UK Consular official in Hong Kong, Simon Cheng, granted political asylum in Britain

Simon Cheng Man-kit, the former UK consulate staffer tortured by Chinese secret police, has been granted political asylum in the UK. He is the first British National Overseas (BNO) passport holder from Hong Kong to receive the status.“I am pleased the UK’s Home Office has granted me a political asylum but I have fixed feelings because the situation in Hong Kong is very worrying,” Cheng told reporters in a virtual press conference on Wednesday the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s sovereignty handover. “I hope that I can be the to seek asylum and humanitarian protection,” he said. His...

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Apple could remove 21,000 games from Chinese App Store

Apple could remove 21,000 games from Chinese App Store

around 21,000 gaming apps from its Chinese App Store, as it faces growing pressure from Beijing to enforce local regulations.  App developers who operate paid gaming apps, or apps which contain in-app purchases, were told on Wednesday that they would need to submit their licence for each game in order to continue to update it.Until now, Apple has also allowed games to be available from the App Store while developers await approval.Developers used a loophole which allowed them to submit false approval numbers to keep their games online in China.  Gaining a licence from China’s National Press...

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'People will die within months': Lebanon heads for famine as pandemic accelerates hunger

'People will die within months': Lebanon heads for famine as pandemic accelerates hunger

Mohamad barely looks surprised when his phone vibrates with an update on the devaluation of the Lebanese pound.  “Great, now my salary is worth $60,” the 30-year-old Syrian economics teacher turned refugee said, shaking his head.In the past week alone, the Lebanese pound has lost over 40 per cent of its value. Millions of people are watching their savings and salaries disappear as food inflation hits nearly 200 per cent.Mohamad stood in the market in Beirut’s Shatila refugee camp, trying to calculate how much food he could afford for himself, his wife and two children. In the end, he...

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Coronavirus latest news: US buys up virtually entire global supply of key drug remdesivir

Coronavirus latest news: US buys up virtually entire global supply of key drug remdesivir

he United States has that could shorten the recovery time of coronavirus patients, leaving hardly any for other countries.Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, is made by biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, based in California. America has secured more than 500,000 treatment courses through September. That represents 100 per cent of Gilead’s projected production for July, and 90 per cent for each of the next two months.Alex Azar, the US health secretary, said: "President Trump has struck an amazing deal to ensure Americans have access to the first authorised therapeutic for Covid-19. To the...

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