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Republican security experts rail against Trump in open letter

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An open letter signed by 50 Republican national security experts has warned that nominee Donald Trump “would be the most reckless president” in US history. The group, which includes the former CIA director Michael Hayden, said Mr Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president. Many of the ...

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito hints at wish to abdicate


Japan’s Emperor Akihito has strongly indicated he wants to step down, saying he fears his age will make it difficult to fulfil his duties. The revered 82-year-old emperor’s comments came in only his second-ever televised address to the public. Emperor Akihito did not explicitly say he wanted to abdicate as ...

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Error puts Chinese tourist in German migrant hostel

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A Chinese tourist spent nearly two weeks in a German migrant hostel after mistakenly applying for asylum when he actually wanted to report a theft. German media say the 31-year-old backpacker, who spoke neither German nor English, underwent a medical check and his fingerprints were taken. A Red Cross worker ...

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Britain is still failing child refugees in Europe.


It is three months since parliament passed the Immigration Act, which includes my amendment that unaccompanied child refugees in Europe should be able to come to live in the UK. I made it clear that we should take our fair share of the total and other countries should do likewise. ...

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French church attack


France has again been stunned by a jihadist attack, after knife-wielding men burst in to a church, slit an elderly priest’s throat and took hostages. Two men entered the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a suburb of Rouen, during morning mass at about 09:25 local time. Inside was the priest – 86-year-old ...

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