• Nicotine may cause mental deficits in children if fathers smoke, UK study suggests

    Nicotine may cause mental deficits in children if fathers smoke, UK study suggests

    • October 17, 2018

    By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent A father’s smoking habits may harm the brains of his children and even grandchildren, a study on animals suggests. Scientists found evidence that nicotine exposure causes chemical changes in key sperm genes. For the study, male mice were given drinking water laced with low doses of nicotine

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  • Ireland planning physical infrastructure for Brexit at ports and airports

    Ireland planning physical infrastructure for Brexit at ports and airports

    • October 16, 2018

    By Michael McHugh, Press Association Ireland is stepping up preparations for physical infrastructure at ports and airports after Brexit, the premier said. Irish ministers held detailed discussions in Dublin on Tuesday surrounding the hiring of customs officers and veterinary inspectors as well as the upgrading of IT systems. The Republic has held a series of

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  • Take responsibility and be constructive in Brexit talks, Germany urges May

    Take responsibility and be constructive in Brexit talks, Germany urges May

    • October 16, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock and Sam Lister, Press Association Political Staff Germany has urged Theresa May to “take responsibility” for Brexit, as a crunch summit approaches with no sign of any breakthrough in negotiations. The Prime Minister was briefing senior ministers in an extended session of Cabinet ahead of Wednesday’s European Council meeting at which it

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  • German banker ‘astonished’ by claims EU regulators not ready for Brexit

    German banker ‘astonished’ by claims EU regulators not ready for Brexit

    • October 16, 2018

    By Kalyeena Makortoff, Press Association Chief City Correspondent A former board member of Germany’s central bank has hit back at suggestions that European regulators are not doing enough to save the financial sector from major business disruption after Brexit. Andreas Dombret, who served as a Bundesbank board member from 2010 to 2018 and worked with

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  • Jail political online trolls for 10 years for election intimidation – UK watchdog

    Jail political online trolls for 10 years for election intimidation – UK watchdog

    • October 16, 2018

    By David Wilcock, Press Association Political Correspondent Online trolls should face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the most serious cases of intimidating politicians at elections and referendums under beefed up laws, the Electoral Commission has said. The watchdog backed Government proposals to bar those those who target parliamentary candidates or their

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  • ‘Human traffickers’ arrested in Spain

    ‘Human traffickers’ arrested in Spain

    • October 16, 2018

    Four men accused of running a human trafficking ring to transport “captured” Algerian nationals from Ceuta to mainland Spain on fast launches were arrested on Saturday. The men allegedly charged the individuals €2,000 to make the journey from Ceuta to Algeciras. The Policía Nacional claimed the men made up to €26,000 on each trip. Out

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