• YouTube removes just over half of ‘violent’ music videos flagged by met

    YouTube removes just over half of ‘violent’ music videos flagged by met

    • May 29, 2018

    YouTube has deleted just over half of the music videos Scotland Yard has asked to be taken down because they incite violence, according to police figures. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has blamed social media for fuelling a surge in murders in London, singling out the drill genre of rap music for glamourising violent crime.

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  • Spanish prime minister to face confidence vote on Friday

    Spanish prime minister to face confidence vote on Friday

    • May 29, 2018

    By Sonya Dowsett Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face a vote of confidence in his leadership on Friday as corruption convictions handed down to dozens of people linked to his Partido Popular threatened his six-year rule. Spain’s parliament agreed yesterday that the debate and vote would take place on Thursday and Friday, although the

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  • Embattled Spanish PM to face no-confidence vote this week

    Embattled Spanish PM to face no-confidence vote this week

    • May 28, 2018

    Spanish lawmakers have agreed to subject Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to a vote of no confidence this week. It comes in the wake of graft convictions of businesspeople and officials tied to his conservative Popular Party (PP). The lower house of Spain’s parliament, the Congress of Deputies, said it would hold a debate on Thursday

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  • First treatment centre for cryptocurrency addiction

    First treatment centre for cryptocurrency addiction

    • May 28, 2018

    People hooked on trading cryptocurrencies are to be offered treatment to deal with their addiction in the first centre of its kind in the Scottish Borders. Castle Craig Hospital in Peeblesshire has created a course of residential treatment for “crypto addicts” to deal with the underlying issues and learn to live without it. Experts say

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  • Ireland votes to end abortion ban

    Ireland votes to end abortion ban

    • May 26, 2018

    Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the country has voted resoundingly Yes to liberalise its strict abortion laws. Mr Varadkar claimed Ireland was united – with men and women, nearly every age group and every social class opting for reform in Friday’s referendum. He campaigned for the change, which he said represented the compassionate choice for

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  • Counting under way as exit polls suggest landslide in Ireland’s abortion referendum

    Counting under way as exit polls suggest landslide in Ireland’s abortion referendum

    • May 26, 2018

    Counting is under way in Ireland’s historic abortion referendum after exit polls reported a landslide win for those advocating liberalisation. The polling data, which suggests seven out of 10 voters backed reform, meant advocates for change were celebrating long before the first ballot boxes were opened at 9am at count centres across the country. One

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