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MP proposes law to stop employers hiding behind gagging orders

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A senior Conservative MP has proposed a law that would stop “scurrilous” employers using gagging orders to silence victims of sexual harassment. Maria Miller, who chairs the select committee on women and equalities, s...

UK government orders national security review of graphene firm’s takeover

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Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has ordered a national security review of a takeover by a Chinese academic of a small Welsh manufacturer of graphene – the thinnest and lightest “supermaterial” known. In a rare move,...

Priti Patel orders review into effects of nitrous oxide

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Possession of nitrous oxide, one of the most popular drugs among 16- to 24-year-olds, could be criminalised after the home secretary ordered experts to review its effects. Priti Patel said she was ready to “take tough...

UK judge orders rightwing extremist to read classic literature or face prison

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A former student who downloaded almost 70,000 white supremacist documents and bomb-making instructions has avoided a prison sentence “by the skin of his teeth” after being told to read classic literature by Dickens, A...

Judge orders hospital to treat Ohio Covid patient with ivermectin

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A judge in Ohio ordered a hospital to treat a Covid-19 patient with ivermectin, despite warnings from experts that the anti-parasitic drug has not proved effective against the virus and can be dangerous in large doses...

Supreme court orders Biden to revive Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

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The US supreme court on Tuesday denied Joe Biden’s bid to rescind an immigration policy implemented by his predecessor, Donald Trump, that forced thousands of asylum seekers to stay in Mexico awaiting US hearings. Th...

Police failing to impose orders on men accused of abuse, watchdog finds

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Police are failing to impose restraining orders or bail conditions on men accused of rape, domestic abuse, harassment and stalking, a watchdog has found, placing women and girls at increased risk of harm. A police sup...

Pentagon orders commercial airlines to help in Afghanistan evacuations

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Activating a plan used only twice before, the Biden administration on Sunday ordered the use of commercial aircraft to help ferry people evacuated from Afghanistan. Chaotic scenes continue at the airport in Kabul, a ...

Tony Bennett, 95, retires from live shows on doctors’ orders

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Some might say that 95 is a decent age to call it a day. But Tony Bennett, who is retiring from live performance after more than eight decades in the business, is only doing so on strict doctors’ orders. According to ...

AOC boss John Coates orders Annastacia Palaszczuk to attend Olympic ceremony

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Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has insisted that Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk attend the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, in an awkward exchange just hours after Queensland won the hosting ...

Macron orders multiple inquiries into leaked Pegasus project data

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The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has ordered multiple investigations to be carried out after his phone number, as well as those of his former prime minister and the majority of his 20-strong cabinet, appeared in...

Ocado shares plunge as it cancels orders after robot fire

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Ocado’s share price has sunk to its level in more than a year after it was forced to cancel thousands of orders following a fire caused by a robot collision at one of its warehouses. Customers concentrated in London a...

German factory orders unexpectedly drop as supply problems mount – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Vatican judge orders cardinal and nine others to stand trial for alleged financial crimes

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A Vatican judge has ordered 10 people, including an Italian cardinal, to stand trial for alleged financial crimes including embezzlement, money laundering, fraud, extortion and abuse of office. Those indicted include ...

French court orders government to act on climate in next nine months

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France’s top administrative court has ordered the government to take “all necessary additional steps” within the next nine months to enable it to reach its climate crisis targets or face possible sanctions, including ...

Police seek urgent legal advice on whether Sydney limo driver breached Covid orders

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The New South Wales police commissioner, Mick Fuller, has conceded that police do not yet know whether the driver who sparked Sydney’s Covid-19 outbreak breached any laws, saying he has sought urgent outside legal adv...

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