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Britain routed in UN vote on Chagos

In a stinging defeat for Britain, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded Wednesday that London cede to Mauritius the British-ruled Chagos Islands, home to an important military base. The Indian Ocean archipelago has been at the center o
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Britain routed in UN vote on Chagos

In a stinging defeat for Britain, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded Wednesday that London cede to Mauritius the British-ruled Chagos Islands, home to an important military base. The Indian Ocean archipelago has been at the center of a decades-long dispute over Britain's decision to separate it from Mauritius in 1965 and set up a joint military base with the US on Diego Garcia, the largest of the islands. A total of 116 countries voted in favor of a non-binding resolution presented by African countries that urged Britain to «withdraw its colonial administration» from the Chagos Islands within six months. Only six countries, including Britain and the United States, voted against the measure in the 193-nation assembly while 56 others abstained, including Canada, France and Germany. Fifteen countries did not vote. The vote came three months after the International Court of Justice handed Mauritius a victory when it said in a legal opinion that Britain had illegally split the islands and should give up control of the Chagos. After Britain rejected that ruling, Mauritius turned to the United Nations. The resolution decides that the United Nations and its agencies shall recognize Mauritius's sovereignty over the Chagos Islands and calls on all governments «not to recognize, support or abet the unlawful colonial administration» in the Chagos. Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly are not legally binding, but they do carry political weight. - Keeping the world safe - Taking the UN podium, Britain argued that the dispute was a bilateral matter and stressed that it had opposed the move to seek the ICJ legal opinion. British Ambassador Karen Pierce said the Diego Garcia military base «plays a vital role in keeping allies and friends -- including Mauritius -- in the region and beyond safe and secure.» The United States has sent fighter jets from Diego Garcia to bomb Afghanistan and Iraq. The facility was used as a CIA interrogation center after the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2016, Britain renewed a lease agreement with the United States for the use of Diego Garcia until 2036. Richard Gowan, UN director for the International Crisis Group, described the vote as «an embarrassing moment for the UK» as Britain seeks to show that it remains an influential global player post-Brexit. African countries sought to frame the dispute over the Chagos as an issue of decolonization. Addressing the assembly ahead of the vote, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth said UN member states must send «a clear signal to the world that colonialism can no longer be tolerated.» Australia, Hungary, Israel and the Maldives voted «no» alongside Britain and the United States. The vast majority of European countries abstained except for Spain which backed the resolution as did Russia and China. It was the second time in two years that Britain has had to defend its rule of the Chagos Islands at the United Nations. In 2017, only 15 countries including Britain and the US voted to oppose a request for the ICJ ruling. © Agence France-Presse

Three women sue, alleging sexual assault by Correctional Service guard

Three women who say they were sexually assaulted by a prison guard have launched a lawsuit against the federal correctional service.
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Three women sue, alleging sexual assault by Correctional Service guard

Three women who say they were sexually assaulted by a prison guard have launched a lawsuit against the federal correctional service.

Another general resigns from Sudan's TMC

May 23, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - General Mustafa Mohamed Mustafa, a member of the Sudanese military council, resigned from his post on Thursday. Details of the resignation of the former director of military intelligence have not been made public. But Mustafa was se
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Another general resigns from Sudan's TMC

May 23, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - General Mustafa Mohamed Mustafa, a member of the Sudanese military council, resigned from his post on Thursday. Details of the resignation of the former director of military intelligence have not been made public. But Mustafa was seen as the last Islamist within the Transitional Military Council (TMC). His resignation, also, comes amid conflicting statements from members of the military junta about the arrest of former security chief Salah Gosh and his (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY, Regime change in Sudan, Sudan

High-ranking Sudanese military delegation visits Juba

May 23, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese high ranking military delegation led by the chief of staff of the Sudanese army travelled to the South Sudanese capital Juba on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the military media, Lt-Gen Hashim Abdel-Mutalla
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High-ranking Sudanese military delegation visits Juba

May 23, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese high ranking military delegation led by the chief of staff of the Sudanese army travelled to the South Sudanese capital Juba on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the military media, Lt-Gen Hashim Abdel-Mutallab Ahmed Babikir heads the Sudanese delegation participating in the celebrations of the twenty-sixth day of the South Sudan People's Defence Forces, the former Sudan People's Liberation Army. The visit comes in the context of the eternal (...) - News / Sudan, South Sudan, FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY

Sudan cancels restrictions on trade unions

May 23, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's transitional military junta decided on Wednesday to cancel restrictions on trade union organizations, saying it should be in line with international legislation ensuring free trade unions. Under the 1992 Act of the al-Bashi
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Sudan cancels restrictions on trade unions

May 23, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's transitional military junta decided on Wednesday to cancel restrictions on trade union organizations, saying it should be in line with international legislation ensuring free trade unions. Under the 1992 Act of the al-Bashir regime, trade union rights are minimal, and there are no independent unions. The Sudan Workers' Trade Unions Federation has been co-opted by the government. In a statement released by military media, the Council pointed to the need to (...) - News

Muscat, Delia face off in last campaign debate

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia debated abortion, the environment, and migration, among a myriad of other issues in a final TV showdown on Wednesday ahead of the European elections. The two leaders largely stuck to their respec
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Muscat, Delia face off in last campaign debate

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia debated abortion, the environment, and migration, among a myriad of other issues in a final TV showdown on Wednesday ahead of the European elections. The two leaders largely stuck to their respective campaign messages but Dr Muscat appeared to be more confrontational than he had been in previous debates with Dr Delia.  Moderator Mario Xuereb rang in the first round with a toughly worded question on abortion for Dr Delia. The PN, Mr Xuereb said, appeared to be approaching the election as one it knew it would lose. Dr Delia was raising the spectre of abortion, but this could not be imposed by the EU, could it? And, by framing the election as a referendum on abortion, surely he had just played into the pro-choice camp’s hands, since it was an open secret he would not be winning this poll? Replying, Dr Delia said the PN had clear proposals for both the EP and the local council elections, giving a brief overview. Turning to abortion, he said the PN was adamantly “in favour of life”. On the other hand, the European socialists were calling for the introduction of a “right to abortion”. The Labour Party, having endorsed...

Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the tournament to 48 sides was scrapped, FIFA announced on Wednesday. World football's governing body said in a statement that «following a thorough and comprehensiv
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Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the tournament to 48 sides was scrapped, FIFA announced on Wednesday. World football's governing body said in a statement that «following a thorough and comprehensive consultation process with the involvement of all the relevant stakeholders, it was concluded that under the current circumstances such a proposal could not be made now». «(The tournament) will therefore remain as originally planned with 32 teams and no proposal will be submitted at the next FIFA Congress on 5 June,» FIFA added. An announcement of the final decision hadn't been expected until the congress, which is being held in Paris ahead of the Women's World Cup. FIFA president Gianni Infantino had supported the increase in the size of the tournament. However the statement said that the study «concluded that due to the advanced stage of preparations and the need for a detailed assessment of the potential logistical impact on the host country, more time would be required and a decision could not be taken before the deadline of June». That led to FIFA dropping the idea, despite the organisation recommending in March that the...

Cardema says FB ‘job description’ update was due to excitement

  MANILA, Philippines --- Former National Youth Commissioner (NYC) and Duterte Youth party-list chair Ronald Cardema said he was «just excited» when he claimed in his Facebook account that he is an «incoming congressman.» &n
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Cardema says FB ‘job description’ update was due to excitement

  MANILA, Philippines --- Former National Youth Commissioner (NYC) and Duterte Youth party-list chair Ronald Cardema said he was «just excited» when he claimed in his Facebook account that he is an «incoming congressman.»   «Wala 'yon talaga, medyo excited, gusto lang din natin dahil syempre, nag-aantay ang mga supporters natin sa Duterte Youth kung ano ang magiging resulta. Kailangan mo rin ng pampalakas sa loob nila, kaya natin nilagay 'yon,» Cardema said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Thursday.   «Walang basis talaga 'yon sir, totoo, hindi natin alam talaga na magiging congressman-elect tayo,» he added.   Recently, Cardema drew fl...Keep on reading: Cardema says FB ‘job description’ update was due to excitement

Julia Barretto recalls not being taken seriously during ‘Darna’ audition

Actress Julia Barretto, in a revelation to television host Boy Abunda that surfaced early this May, was not taken seriously during her «Darna» audition. Barretto was willing to go all out during her audition and was ready to answer questions, sh
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Julia Barretto recalls not being taken seriously during ‘Darna’ audition

Actress Julia Barretto, in a revelation to television host Boy Abunda that surfaced early this May, was not taken seriously during her «Darna» audition. Barretto was willing to go all out during her audition and was ready to answer questions, shout «Darna!» and don the iconic costume if need be, as per her uncut «Tonight with Boy Abunda» interview uploaded on May 20. «Seseryosohin ko talaga sana Tito Boy, real talk. I really went, kasi akala ko 'game,'» said Barretto. «Kasi nakita ko may pila talaga, all the works for an audition, so I went there. I was ready to be asked questions and to shout it if asked or hubad if they needed, okay lang, but they were laughing.» (I was really ...Keep on reading: Julia Barretto recalls not being taken seriously during ‘Darna’ audition

Lacson: Senate may probe ‘Bikoy’s’ new claims if backed by evidence

  MANILA, Philippines--- Senator Panfilo Lacson may again consider conducting a Senate inquiry on Peter Joemel Advincula's new allegations if the latter could present sufficient proof to back his claims.   «If he (Advincula) shows suf
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Lacson: Senate may probe ‘Bikoy’s’ new claims if backed by evidence

  MANILA, Philippines--- Senator Panfilo Lacson may again consider conducting a Senate inquiry on Peter Joemel Advincula's new allegations if the latter could present sufficient proof to back his claims.   «If he (Advincula) shows sufficient proof or evidence to back his new allegations, maybe,» Lacson said in a text message on Thursday.   As chairman of the Senate committee on public order, Lacson earlier called a hearing when Advincula first surfaced claiming to be «Bikoy,» the hooded man in the «AngTotoong Narcolist» videos.   In the videos, Bikoy linked President Rodrigo Duterte's relatives and allies to the illegal drug trade.   Bu...Keep on reading: Lacson: Senate may probe ‘Bikoy’s’ new claims if backed by evidence

Council of Europe explores AI to reshape prisons

  NICOSIA -- From monitoring inmates on suicide watch to detecting cryptic messages in phone calls, artificial intelligence is reshaping the way prisons are run, a Council of Europe director said Wednesday. «Artificial intelligence and digita
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Council of Europe explores AI to reshape prisons

  NICOSIA -- From monitoring inmates on suicide watch to detecting cryptic messages in phone calls, artificial intelligence is reshaping the way prisons are run, a Council of Europe director said Wednesday. «Artificial intelligence and digital technology are not only here to stay, but can also help in offender management,» said Jan Kleijssen, director of the council's department dealing with crime and information society. At the close of an annual conference of prison and probation directors from across the 47-member state alliance, he rolled off a series of pilots underway in countries such as Belgium, Britain and the Netherlands.   RELATED TOPICS Microso...Keep on reading: Council of Europe explores AI to reshape prisons

5 drug suspects found dead inside Bulacan ‘drug den’

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN -- Five drug suspects were killed by unidentified assailants in a village here on Thursday. Bulacan Police Director Col. Chito Bersaluna said a certain Juliet Fernandez and four others were found dead inside a suspected
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5 drug suspects found dead inside Bulacan ‘drug den’

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN -- Five drug suspects were killed by unidentified assailants in a village here on Thursday. Bulacan Police Director Col. Chito Bersaluna said a certain Juliet Fernandez and four others were found dead inside a suspected drug den in Purok 4, Barangay San Pedro here about 6 a.m. Bersaluna said a neighbor found the victims' bodies with gunshot wounds inside the living room of a house. An investigation showed that the house has been reportedly used as a drug den of several drug personalities in the area. Bersaluna said they were looking at a case of double-crossing among drug dealers. Col. Orlando Castil, chief of San Jose del Monte Police, ...Keep on reading: 5 drug suspects found dead inside Bulacan ‘drug den’

15 yr. Old Belizean In Guat. Hospital Must Pay $19k Bill To Leave

Wednesday, May 22nd. 2019 – The family of a 15 year old Belizean student that underwent a successful surgery in a Guatemalan Hospital is appealing for help to pay a
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15 yr. Old Belizean In Guat. Hospital Must Pay $19k Bill To Leave

Wednesday, May 22nd. 2019 – The family of a 15 year old Belizean student that underwent a successful surgery in a Guatemalan Hospital is appealing for help to pay a

Italy tame Thailand 3-0 in VNL

Italy underlined their supremacy over Thailand as the 2002 World champions scored a straight set victory 25-13 25-17 26-24 in the second round robin of the Volleyball Nations League in Opole, Poland on Wednesday.
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Italy tame Thailand 3-0 in VNL

Italy underlined their supremacy over Thailand as the 2002 World champions scored a straight set victory 25-13 25-17 26-24 in the second round robin of the Volleyball Nations League in Opole, Poland on Wednesday.

FIFA drops plans for 48-team 2022 World Cup

FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the world football body's president Gianni Infantino.
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FIFA drops plans for 48-team 2022 World Cup

FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the world football body's president Gianni Infantino.

IOC recommends suspending boxing federation from Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee recommended Wednesday that amateur boxing's governing body be stripped of its right to organise the event at Tokyo 2020, but said the sport should still feature at the Games.
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IOC recommends suspending boxing federation from Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee recommended Wednesday that amateur boxing's governing body be stripped of its right to organise the event at Tokyo 2020, but said the sport should still feature at the Games.

Obese Qantas passenger accuses the airline of 'belittling' and 'fat-shaming' him

A Qantas passenger claims he was fat shamed by airline staff, who said he was too large to sit in the exit row seat he had purchased and should have bought two seats. 
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Obese Qantas passenger accuses the airline of 'belittling' and 'fat-shaming' him

A Qantas passenger claims he was fat shamed by airline staff, who said he was too large to sit in the exit row seat he had purchased and should have bought two seats. 

Change UK leader Heidi Allen threatened to quit amid party row over whether to endorse Lib Dems

Heidi Allen wanted Remain supporters to vote tactically for the Lib Dems outside of London and the South East, but was overruled.
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Change UK leader Heidi Allen threatened to quit amid party row over whether to endorse Lib Dems

Heidi Allen wanted Remain supporters to vote tactically for the Lib Dems outside of London and the South East, but was overruled.

Care staff are caught swearing at and insulting vulnerable patients in undercover sting

The investigation by BBC Panorama also revealed one patient at the NHS-funded hospital Whorlton Hall in County Durham being told by her care worker that her family were 'f***ing poison'.
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Care staff are caught swearing at and insulting vulnerable patients in undercover sting

The investigation by BBC Panorama also revealed one patient at the NHS-funded hospital Whorlton Hall in County Durham being told by her care worker that her family were 'f***ing poison'.

Prince Harry's Afghanistan comrade will be kicked out of the Army after failing a drugs test

Corporal Frankie O'Leary, who worked as Prince Harry's radio operator in Afghanistan back in 2007, will be kicked out of the Army after testing positive to cocaine.
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Prince Harry's Afghanistan comrade will be kicked out of the Army after failing a drugs test

Corporal Frankie O'Leary, who worked as Prince Harry's radio operator in Afghanistan back in 2007, will be kicked out of the Army after testing positive to cocaine.

Tobacco case trial to resume next Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the State Security Court (SSC), Col. Mohammed Afif, decided on Wednesday at a public session to resume hearing a number of prosecution witnesses in the «tobacco case» to next Tuesday. The SSC began to try suspects in the &l
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Tobacco case trial to resume next Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the State Security Court (SSC), Col. Mohammed Afif, decided on Wednesday at a public session to resume hearing a number of prosecution witnesses in the «tobacco case» to next Tuesday. The SSC began to try suspects in the «tobacco case» on Tuesday, March 12, and has so far

PM pledges gov't will safeguard free expression

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz Wednesday reaffirmed the government's commitment to safeguarding the citizen's freedom to express their opinions freely under the constitution and the law.In a meeting with directors of public security, gendarmerie and c
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PM pledges gov't will safeguard free expression

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz Wednesday reaffirmed the government's commitment to safeguarding the citizen's freedom to express their opinions freely under the constitution and the law.In a meeting with directors of public security, gendarmerie and civil defense departments as well as g

King, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince reaffirm strong Jordan-UAE ties

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, met in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE
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King, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince reaffirm strong Jordan-UAE ties

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, met in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.During the meeting, held

Royal Falcons to celebrate Independence Day

AMMONNEWS - The Royal Jordanian Falcons will Thursday fly over the Kingdom's sky in celebration of the country's 73th independence anniversary which falls on Saturday.People across the country will be able to enjoy the spectacular show of the falcons and wil
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Royal Falcons to celebrate Independence Day

AMMONNEWS - The Royal Jordanian Falcons will Thursday fly over the Kingdom's sky in celebration of the country's 73th independence anniversary which falls on Saturday.People across the country will be able to enjoy the spectacular show of the falcons and will have the chance to take pictures. Th

Trump torpedoes meeting with Democrats, blasts Pelosi’s ‘cover-up’ accusation

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up and asserted that he co
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Trump torpedoes meeting with Democrats, blasts Pelosi’s ‘cover-up’ accusation

AMMONNEWS - President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up and asserted that he could not work with them unless they dropped

Mossad and the Rise of the VC-Spy Alliance

The growth of intelligence agencies in the 21st century has been powered by the development of new technologies, created by start-ups, which are powered by intelligence agencies. This unvirtuous circle of money and espionage is a new and daunting challenge fo
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Mossad and the Rise of the VC-Spy Alliance

The growth of intelligence agencies in the 21st century has been powered by the development of new technologies, created by start-ups, which are powered by intelligence agencies. This unvirtuous circle of money and espionage is a new and daunting challenge for civil liberties and human rights groups.

U.S. in Venezuela: Is Starvation a Weapon of ‘Regime Change?’

The United States is seeking to shut down Venezuela’s emergency food aid program, according to the Wall Street Journal. The stated goal of U.S. policy is combatting the corruption of the Venezuelan government. The unstated reality is that the Trump administ
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U.S. in Venezuela: Is Starvation a Weapon of ‘Regime Change?’

The United States is seeking to shut down Venezuela’s emergency food aid program, according to the Wall Street Journal. The stated goal of U.S. policy is combatting the corruption of the Venezuelan government. The unstated reality is that the Trump administration is doing exactly what it accuses the Maduro government of doing: weaponizing access to food.

США строят ледоколы для противостояния России и Китаю в Арктике

В настоящее время Соединенные Штаты располагают только двумя ледоколами, уступая России в 10 раз. Однако в ближайшие годы планируется построи
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США строят ледоколы для противостояния России и Китаю в Арктике

В настоящее время Соединенные Штаты располагают только двумя ледоколами, уступая России в 10 раз. Однако в ближайшие годы планируется построить еще три ледокола, чтобы обеспечить США "круглогодичное присутствие в арктическом регионе".

В Великобритании лидер Палаты общин Андреа Ледсом подала в отставку из-за Brexit

"Я не верю в то, что мы будем по-настоящему независимым Соединенным Королевством благодаря той сделке, которая была предложена. Я всегда счи
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В Великобритании лидер Палаты общин Андреа Ледсом подала в отставку из-за Brexit

"Я не верю в то, что мы будем по-настоящему независимым Соединенным Королевством благодаря той сделке, которая была предложена. Я всегда считала, что второй референдум может привести к опасным разногласиям", - написала Андреа Ледсом, разочаровавшись в политическом курсе правительства.

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