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‘Low point’ in world heritage committee history as politics ‘tramples’ human rights of the Karen people

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Along Thailand’s border with Myanmar, in rich forests filled with rare plants and animals, the indigenous Karen people are fighting for the right to live on their traditional land. Last month, the UN’s human rights ag...

1922 Committee: Tory MPs to vote in key internal contest

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Four byelections have drawn the country’s attention in recent months, but a relatively under-the-radar internal Conservative contest that could influence Boris Johnson’s relationship with his restless backbenchers wil...

Beijing Winter Olympics committee denies blocking foreign media

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Beijing’s Winter Olympics organising committee has rejected accusations that journalists have been blocked in their attempts to cover preparations for the Games. Earlier this month the Foreign Correspondents Club of C...

Brexit damaging trade with EU, says public accounts committee

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Brexit red tape has damaged Britain’s trade with the EU and the situation could worsen unless the government works with Brussels to reduce hold-ups at UK ports, parliament’s spending watchdog has said. Only hours afte...

Cabinet committee blocked plan to double Australia’s support to Pacific, election-eve leak reveals

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The Morrison government has been hit by an election-eve leak that cabinet’s national security committee blocked a proposal by the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, to double Australia’s support to the Pacific. L...

Capitol attack committee chair vows to investigate Trump: ‘Nothing is off limits’

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Congressman Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the new House select committee to scrutinize the Capitol attack, says he will investigate Donald Trump as part of his inquiry into the events of 6 January – a day he sees a...

Capitol attack committee issues fresh subpoenas over pre-riot Trump rally

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack on Wednesday issued a second tranche of subpoenas to individuals connected to the rally immediately preceding the 6 January riot, where Donald Trump incited ...

Capitol attack committee issues new subpoenas to two ex-Trump aides

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack on Friday issued new subpoenas against two Trump White House officials involved in organizing the rally and march that descended into the 6 January insurrect...

Capitol attack committee issues sweeping requests for official records

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The House select committee tasked with investigating the 6 January attacks on the Capitol has issued its first round of sweeping demands for records from multiple US government agencies. In a statement released on Wed...

Capitol attack committee requests cooperation from key Republican trio

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack asked three Republican members of Congress to assist the inquiry into the events of January 6 on Monday, as it seeks to establish the extent of their roles i...

Capitol attack committee seeks appearance by Trump ally Jim Jordan

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The House committee investigating the events around the 6 January attack on the US Capitol has asked the congressman and close Trump ally Jim Jordan to make an appearance before the panel. Jordan is a conservative Rep...

Catherine Mann to join Bank of England monetary policy committee

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The chancellor has appointed former White House adviser and Citigroup chief economist Catherine Mann to the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, in a move that ensures two of the nine individuals responsible f...

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