Trio of drug dealers boast ‘we’re going to hit the jackpot’ in over £ 4.5million undercover sting

Three men who used a moving company as a cover for their drug trafficking were arrested after police overheard them bragging about their plans at a cafe. Mark Youell, 64, was heard telling his partners Alfred Rumbold, 65, of Orpington, and Brian Wright, 73: “We’re going to hit the jackpot.” …

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Thousands of people in Austria protest Covid lockdown and vaccination mandate

VIENNA – Singing “freedom” and “resistance”, thousands of Austrians marched through the heart of Vienna on Saturday, united in their anger over their government’s decision to impose a new lockdown and a broad vaccination mandate on the nationwide in an effort to quell a new resurgence of the coronavirus. Vienna …

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“It’ll hurt the wallet:” Prices for live Christmas trees are over 30% higher due to inflation

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – If you’re already setting up your holiday decorations, you might see sticker shock. Simpson’s Produce in Charlotte already sells live Christmas trees. Co-owner Kevin Pressley says they started selling their first lots of trees earlier this week. Pressley says they are not exempt from current supply …

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Authorities thwart wine smuggling offer in Jeddah

DJEDDAH: More than 18 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, children around the world continue to face challenges caused by disruptions to their regular education and socialization. Parents, teachers, educational institutions and governments have continued to put the well-being of younger generations at the top of their priorities, …

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Maine Democrat alone, once again, to oppose Bill Biden

Democratic Representative Jared Golden of Maine again opposes his party, voting against a sweeping social and environmental bill on Friday that President Joe Biden hailed as “another giant leap” for the country. After casting the only Democratic vote against the legislation, Golden lambasted the bill and said he would not …

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“Infrastructure” Bill – Does anyone still believe in the Constitution? | Opinion

It’s no surprise that Democrats want an “infrastructure” bill. What’s depressing is that the supposedly limited government / federalist Republicans are willing to comply. Of course, Republicans are complaining about the price tag, arguing that it’s too big, too inflationary. But as to the proposition that it is the role …

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India-UK trade deal is essential and important, ease of doing business is just as vital: Ukibc

India and the UK are about to start negotiations on a trade deal. The two sides hope to finalize an interim trade deal followed by a full FTA next year. In 2020, bilateral trade between the UK and India was $ 25.3 billion, down 22% from 2019. India’s imports from …

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EU plans to make 1,400 arrests for human trafficking in 2022

A leaked internal document revealed details of dozens of operational plans to crack down on migrant smugglers next year, including a target of more than 1,400 arrests – mostly under the auspices of EU border agency Frontex . Some are run by individual Member States, others by EU agencies like …

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Women’s tennis challenges China’s tale of missing player

The senior official overseeing women’s tennis on Wednesday directly contested the account presented by Chinese state media that a top professional player had quashed the sexual assault allegations against a senior Communist Party official, saying he feared for his well-being. China Global Television Network, an English-language broadcaster controlled by the …

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EU-proposed move could deprive clothing shipping of the tariff benefit

A measure proposed by the European Union could affect Bangladesh’s strong clothing shipments to the bloc, even if the country obtains Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Plus status after switching to a developing country. In the proposed SGP Plus scheme, the EU said that if the value of a particular …

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