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BVI premier accused of cocaine trafficking granted bail in Miami

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The premier of the British Virgin Islands, whom US prosecutors described in court as “corrupt to the core”, has been given a $500,000 bond that would allow him to be released from prison as he awaits trial on charges ...

Texas death row prisoner Melissa Lucio granted stay of execution

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The Texas court of criminal appeals has issued a stay of execution for Melissa Lucio, the Mexican-American woman who was set to be judicially killed within 48 hours, ordering a lower court to consider new evidence of ...

Nearly 1,400 Afghans granted emergency visas never made it to Australia

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Nearly 1,400 people in Afghanistan who were issued with emergency visas but never made it to Australia have had those approvals lapse, a Senate inquiry has revealed. A unanimous committee report on Tuesday warned that...

Russian oligarchs on UK sanctions list were granted ‘golden visas’

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Eight Russian oligarchs on the UK sanctions list over their links to Vladimir Putin were granted “golden visas” to live in Britain. The eight individuals, who Boris Johnson described as having “the blood of the Ukrain...

Only 2,700 visas granted under UK’s Homes for Ukraine scheme

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The UK has granted only 2,700 visas under its much advertised Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme more than two weeks after its launch, according to Home Office figures released on Wednesday. The department also rele...

European players granted permission to compete in Saudi International

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The DP World Tour – the recently rebranded European Tour – will grant permission to players to play in next month’s controversial Saudi International following weeks of intense negotiations. By Monday’s deadline, betw...

Police officer who harassed abuse victim granted anonymity

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A police chief has admitted a decision by a misconduct panel to grant lifelong anonymity to a male officer who harassed a female domestic abuse victim opened the service up to accusations of a lack of transparency. Th...

‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers

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Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey. The survey of almost 13,000 mothers carried out by the Trades Uni...

Climate activists face prison for blocking M25 after injunction granted

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Environmental activists blocking the M25 face possible imprisonment after National Highways was granted an injunction against their protests, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said. The campaign group Insulat...

Scott Morrison granted Covid lockdown exemption to visit Sydney for Father’s Day weekend

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Scott Morrison travelled to Sydney over the Father’s Day weekend and returned to Canberra on Monday after receiving an exemption from ACT Health. The prime minister flew to Sydney on Saturday, before returning on Mond...

Sirhan Sirhan, man who assassinated Robert F Kennedy, granted parole

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The man who killed Robert F Kennedy was granted parole on Friday after two of the former attorney general, senator and presidential hopeful’s sons spoke in favor of release and prosecutors declined to argue he should ...

Female athletes from Afghanistan leave Kabul after being granted Australian visas

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A group of 77 Afghani athletes and family members, including members of the Afghanistan women’s national football team, youth team and women’s football officials have left Kabul airport on a plane bound for Australia ...

Belarus athlete who refused to fly home is granted Polish visa

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The Belarus Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has received a humanitarian visa from Poland upon seeking asylum after she was threatened with being bundled back to Minsk over her criticism of Olympic team officia...

Ex-bikie and missing property magnate among Australian names granted Vanuatu citizenship

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A former Comanchero bikie and a missing property magnate owing hundreds of millions of dollars after his businesses collapsed are among Australians granted citizenship through Vanuatu’s controversial citizenship-by-in...

Business leaders arriving in England granted exemption from Covid quarantine

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Ministers have been accused of making a “mockery” of quarantine rules after it was announced some business executives travelling to England will be able to temporarily leave self-isolation. Rules for those arriving fr...

Tell us: are you an EU citizen waiting to be granted settled status in the UK?

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With a week to go before the cut-off date of 30 June, we’re keen to hear from people who have applied for the EU Settlement Scheme, but still awaiting status decisions due to the Home Office backlog in processing appl...

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