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The daughter-in-law of Conservative grandee Lord Ashcroft has been arrested after a police superintendent was shot dead in Belize.  Jasmine Hartin, the partner of Michael Ashcroft’s son Andrew, was found on a dock near where police Superintendent Henry Jemmott’s body was discovered in the town of San Pedro early on Friday. Police Commissioner Chester Williams
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Spain’s postal service has been accused of racism after issuing a set of unequally priced skin-coloured stamps.  State-owned Correos Espana introduced the set of four stamps on the anniversary of George Floyd‘s death, saying the “Equality Stamps” would “send a message against racial inequality”. The stamps are priced differently, with the lightest colour costing €1.60
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A young woman detained along with dissident journalist Roman Protasevich has appeared in a video recorded at a Belarusian detention centre. Sofia Sapega, a 23-year-old a Russian citizen, was with Mr Protasevich, 26, when Belarusian authorities forced their Ryanair flight to land in Minsk, instead of its scheduled destination in Lithuania. Russia’s foreign ministry said
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said America will reopen its consulate in Jerusalem – as he also pledged to rally international support to rebuild Gaza. The consulate’s reopening will restore ties with Palestinians, which were downgraded under President Trump’s administration. Mr Blinken said it would be “an important way for our country to
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Aircraft have been told by the British government to avoid Belarusian airspace after the alleged state-sponsored hijack of a Ryanair flight so one of President Lukashenko’s critics could be arrested. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has suspended all foreign permits held by Belarusian carriers, including state-owned airline Belavia, following the fallout from Sunday’s controversial
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European leaders and the US have strongly condemned the arrest of a Belarusian dissident journalist after the Ryanair flight he was travelling on was forced to land in the Belarus capital Minsk. Roman Protasevich, 26, was arrested after his Ryanair flight from Athens was diverted from its scheduled destination of Vilnius in Lithuania on Sunday.
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