MPs Block Ex-IPSA Chief Sir Ian Kennedy From New Watchdog Post As 'Revenge' For Expenses Crackdown

MPs have been accused of “petty” conduct after blocking a new taxpayer-funded job for former IPSA chief Sir Ian Kennedy. Labour and Tory backbenchers teamed up to stop Kennedy’s appointment to the Electoral Commission board, weeks after HuffPost re

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Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn bid for Sky blocked as it is 'not in the public interest'

Competition and Markets Authority provisionally blocks proposed deal that would have given Murdoch total control of Sky.

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Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid provisionally blocked by regulator

21st Century Fox’s bid to take control of the 61% of Sky it does not already own threatens media plurality, says CMARupert Murdoch’s £11.7bn bid to take full control of Sky has been provisionally blocked by the UK regulator.The Competitio


Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in Honduras

Clashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades.


Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulators.

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Bid for fresh inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock at the home of Michael Barrymore in 2001 has been blocked

A BID for a new inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock in 2001 at TV star Michael Barrymore’s home has been blocked. Attorney General Jeremy Wright turned down an application by Stuart’s dad Terry to go to the High Court. He ruled there wa


DOJ asks Supreme Court to review DACA ruling

The Justice Department formally asked the Supreme Court Thursday night to review a federal judge's ruling from last week that blocked the Trump administration's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.


Top Republican Says His State Is A Model For Redistricting. It's One Of The Worst Gerrymandered Places In The Country.

Federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have blocked North Carolina's congressional and legislative district maps.

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No new inquest for man found dead in Michael Barrymore’s swimming pool

A fresh inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock has been blocked by the attorney general.

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Michael Barrymore: Pool death inquest bid blocked

Stuart Lubbock was found floating in a pool at the home of entertainer Michael Barrymore in 2001.

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Fabinho reveals future plans after confirming Monaco blocked his transfer to PSG last summer

Fabinho has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Manchester City, along with PSG since the last summer transfer window.


The Trump Administration Is Appealing a Ruling That Blocked Its Plan to End DACA Protections

A judge temporarily blocked the decision to end protections for young immigrants

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Trump administration to appeal DACA immigrant ruling to Supreme Court

A lower court ruling blocked Trump's move to end a program that protects immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as kids.


Trump Administration Will Appeal DACA Ruling

A 9th U.S. Circuit Court last week blocked Trump's move to end the program for Dreamers.


WhatsApp block: How do you know if someone has blocked you? THIS is how to check

WHATSAPP’s blue ticks lead to confusion for a lot of people. Sometimes it can be difficult to know if your message hasn’t been received at all or if you have in fact been blocked. This is how you check if you have been blocked on WhatsApp.


Access to illegal dumps to be blocked in fly-tipping clampdown

ENVIRONMENT bosses will be able to block access to illegal dumps in a new clampdown on fly tipping. Ministers last night pledged to issue new powers to lock gates or obstruct road entrances. They will also today allow the Environment Agency to force probl

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Andy Murray’s plan for a gym and indoor pool at his luxury new pad is blocked

ANDY Murray’s plans for a gym and indoor pool at his luxury new home have been blocked. His proposals did not fit in with the surrounding area and breached rules, council chiefs ruled. The decision is likely to further delay building work at the te


Blackhawks beat Jets behind Kampf's first goal

Rookie center David Kampf scored his first NHL goal and added an assist on his birthday, Jeff Glass blocked 31 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks held off the Winnipeg Jets 2-1        


Lucas Moura’s Manchester United transfer in doubt after Angel Di Maria’s wife told Brazilian’s partner about the cold

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN winger Lucas Moura is being chased by Manchester United and Liverpool, but his move to England could be scuppered by his wife. The Brazilian is keen to make the switch to the Premier League after dropping down the pecking order in the


Seven-metre high ice corridor blocking road to villages in French Alps after huge avalanche dwarfs bulldozer clearing it

The avalanche buried and blocked the road between Bessans and Bonneval-sur-Arc on Tuesday night after "once in a generation" snowfall hit the region


Schiff: GOP blocking key witnesses in effort to scuttle House Russia inquiry

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Thursday that Republicans are blocking dozens of witnesses from being interviewed in the Russia probe, including some who were aware of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting where Don

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China blocks Marriott website and app

China has blocked access to Marriott's website and app in the country for a week after it listed Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as separate "countries."


Young immigrant who works for Johnson & Johnson pleads with lawmakers and CEO to save DACA

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to wind down DACA.


Dreamers hope court decision points toward long-term victory

A judge just blocked Trump from ending DACA, which raises the pressure on Republicans to find a solution


Donald Trump criticises US courts after being blocked from stripping ‘dreamer’ migrants of right to remain

Donald Trump has criticised America's "broken" court system after he was blocked from deporting illegal migrants brought to the country while children.


Pakistani journalist who criticised military tells of attempted abduction

Taha Siddiqui says two vehicles blocked his car on motorway before armed men beat him and tried to drag him awayAn award-winning journalist known for his critical reporting of Pakistan’s powerful military has said he narrowly avoided abduction afte


Tourists airlifted from Swiss ski resort

Tourists had to be airlifted from Zermatt, a ski resort that was cut off because of heavy snow and blocked rail tracks.


Donald Trump stops ranting and tries really hard to show that he’s a good president

He even managed to contain himself after a judge blocked his latest immigration ban

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