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Thousands aged over 65 failed to apply for EU settled status – report

Just 2% of applications for the UK settlement scheme were submitted by people aged over 65. Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Rex/Shutterstock By Amelia Gentleman Lords report calls on the government to ensure support remains in place to help late applicants secure their status Significant numbers of Europeans in the UK aged over 65 failed to apply to

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Cyber attack disrupts major South African port operations

Container ships wait to load and offload goods in port during a 21-day nationwide lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cape Town, South Africa, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo By Zandi Shabalala, Tanisha Heiberg A cyber attack has disrupted container operations at the South African port of Cape Town,

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France weighs cybersecurity moves after spyware reports

From left to right, France’s Interior minister Gerald Darmanin, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Prime Minister Jean Castex, President Emmanuel Macron and Defense Minister Florence Parly meet druing an emergency security meeting at the Elysee Palace, Thursday, July 22, 2021. French President Emmanuel Macron convened an emergency security meeting Thursday to discuss the government’s response

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Somali defense minister welcomes Irish counterpart in Mogadishu

Photo/Somali Times Somali Minister of Defense Hassan Hussein Haji, accompanied by Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak, welcomed the Irish Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and other members to Mogadishu. The Somali Minister of Defense Hassan Hussein Haji, the Irish Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs jointly greeted units of the Armed Forces who

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‘Pingdemic’ grips Britain as fears of food shortages grow

A man stands next to shelves empty of fresh meat in a supermarket, as the number of worldwide coronavirus cases continues to grow, in London, Britain, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls By Guy Faulconbridge, James Davey Britain’s supermarkets, wholesalers and hauliers were struggling on Thursday to ensure stable food and fuel supplies after an official

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4 journalists at shut Hong Kong paper charged with collusion

File – In this June 23, 2021, file photo, Lam Man-chung, center, executive editor-in-chief of Apple Daily gestures at the headquarters before the newspaper stop publishing in Hong Kong. Hong Kong national security police on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, arrested Lam, weeks after the paper was forced to close after authorities froze its assets. (AP

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Dubai suspected after Princess Haya listed in leaked Pegasus project data

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein and her ex-husband Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Composite: Guardian/EPA By David Pegg and Paul Lewis Closest aides and friends of emir’s ex-wife also began to appear on database as she moved to the UK As her plane touched down in April 2019, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, who was accompanied by

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What did Farmajo and the Emir of Qatar discuss?

File Photo/Somali Times The outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had a telephone conversation, according to Somali officials told Somali Times. Mr Mohamed Farmajo congratulated the Emir of Qatar on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim

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Ethiopia’s army chief says he is awaiting a order to fight in the Tigray region

Credit: Twitter Chief of the Ethiopian army Birhanu Jula. Ethiopian army chief announces pledge to fight in Tigray. The commander-in-chief of the Ethiopian army, Birhanu Jula, told the Ethiopian News Agency that he was awaiting orders from his superiors to re-engage fighting in the northern Tigray region. The commander said that the government forces are

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EU plans to send military mission to Libya: Leaked paper

Libya’s peace process requires large-scale disarmament and demobilization, says internal paper from EU foreign service The European Union is set to send a military mission to Libya to bolster the bloc’s influence as a foreign superpower, according to a leaked paper. Libya’s peace process requires large-scale disarmament, demobilization and the reintegration of combatants as well

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