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Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads

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A couple are taking the Environment Agency to the high court in a landmark case to stop the abstraction of water damaging internationally important wetlands in the Norfolk Broads. In a sign of the growing struggle ove...

Air traffic control union warns overtime and shortages are compromising agency

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Australia’s air traffic control agency is relying on hundreds of hours of overtime as it struggles to fill shifts in airport towers, a union analysis of internal rostering documents shows. The staff union representin...

Boris Johnson plans to break rail strikes by allowing use of agency workers

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Boris Johnson has responded to the biggest rail strikes in a generation with plans to break the industrial action by allowing firms to bring in agency staff, a move that unions have decried as unworkable, unsafe and p...

US agency aware of photograph showing two Americans captured by Russians

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The US state department is aware of a photograph appearing to show two missing Americans volunteering to defend Ukraine from Russian invaders in the back of a military truck with their hands tied behind them, seeming ...

Brazil Indigenous agency staff strike over Bruno Pereira disappearance

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Employees with Brazil’s national Indigenous foundation (Funai) have launched a one-day strike, amid anger over what they say is the dismantling of a key government agency and official statements criticising Bruno Pere...

Hungary to make $600m annual profit through Russian oil tax – research agency

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Hungary is set to make about £500m in yearly profits through a tax on Russian oil “at the expense of everyone else in the EU”, a research agency has suggested. The Hungarian government, which gained an opt-out from an...

Grant Shapps says law change could allow agency workers to break strikes

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The government is considering legal changes to allow agency workers to fill in for striking staff, to reduce disruption to services. It is understood the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has not ruled out the option...

Majority of UK’s 366 monkeypox cases are in London, says health agency

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Four-fifths of the people in England who have been infected with monkeypox live in London, an investigation by the UK Health Security Agency has found. Of the cases interviewed, 99% of those infected are men and their...

Neil Basu to demand answers over failed bid to lead National Crime Agency

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Neil Basu has said he will be demanding an explanation from the government about why he was overlooked to be the next leader of the National Crime Agency (NCA). The Met assistant commissioner, 53, said he would not be...

US immigration agency operates vast surveillance dragnet, study finds

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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has built a vast digital surveillance system that gives it access to the personal details of almost every person in America, a two-year investigation by Georgetown Universi...

EU censures border agency after reports of human rights abuses in Greece

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The European parliament has refused to sign off the EU border agency’s accounts, saying it had failed to investigate alleged human rights violations of asylum seekers in Greece. The vote on the agency, Frontex, came a...

NSW Icac chief defends agency after Scott Morrison criticised its powers and investigations

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The head of New South Wales’ anti-corruption watchdog has taken a thinly veiled swipe at recent criticisms of the body, including from the prime minister, saying they are “misguided and unfounded”. Chief commissioner ...

Head of EU border agency Frontex resigns amid criticisms

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The head of the EU border agency Frontex has resigned after being investigated by the union’s anti-fraud agency, amid numerous reports of its complicity in illegal pushbacks of asylum seekers. Fabrice Leggeri, who has...

Revealed: EU border agency involved in hundreds of refugee pushbacks

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The EU’s border agency has been involved in the pushbacks of at least 957 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea between March 2020 and September 2021, according to a new investigation. Frontex, the EU’s best-funded agency ...

YouTuber deliberately crashed his own plane for views, US aviation agency says

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The US Federal Aviation Administration has revoked a YouTuber’s pilot license after it concluded that he intentionally crashed his plane for the sake of gaining online views. On 24 November 2021, Trevor Jacob was flyi...

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