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Airlines flying asylum seekers to Rwanda risk breaching human rights laws, UN experts warn – UK politics live

UN human rights council experts say even if UK’s Rwanda bill approved, airlines should be aware of legal riskQ: Do you think you will be able to implement this without leaving the European convention of human rights?Sunak says he thinks he can implement this without leaving the ECHR.If it ever comes to a choice between our national security, securing our borders, and membership of a foreign court, I’m, of course, always going to prioritise our national security. Continue reading...

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Donald Trump in New York court as hush money trial continues for opening statements – live

Former president accused of falsifying business records to cover up an attempt to influence 2016 electionWho are the key players in Donald Trump’s hush-money trial?Prosecutors’ key arguments in criminal caseDonald Trump is walking into the courtroom, trailed by a procession of attorneys and paralegals, in advance of opening statements in his hush-money trial.A coterie of photographers has entered the courtroom to snap photos of the ex-president who, in moments, will be the first commander-in-chief, present or former, to face opening statements in a criminal trial. Continue reading...

Russia-Ukraine war live: EU ministers fail to pledge Patriot systems to Ukraine at key meeting

Foreign and defence heads stopped short of concrete offers over system that Kyiv values mostA new US package of military aid to Ukraine will not change the situation on the frontlines, where Russia has the upper hand, the Kremlin said.“The Russian armed forces are improving their positions at the front … The money allocated and the weapons that will be supplied will not change this dynamic,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Continue reading...

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Historic Trump criminal trial to hear opening statements

Jury of seven men and five women to weigh testimony related to $130,000 payment from ex-fixer Michael Cohen to Stormy DanielsTrump hush money trial – live updatesDonald Trump arrived at court in Manhattan on Monday morning for the start in earnest of his hush-money case, as he is set to become the first US president, present or former, to face opening statements in a criminal trial.A jury of seven men and five women living in Manhattan will weigh whether Trump’s alleged efforts to conceal an affair with an adult star, which he feared would damage his 2016 election bid, were illicit. Trump was charged in the spring of 2023 with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Continue reading...

Middle East crisis: More than 200 bodies recovered from temporary mass graves in Nasser hospital, local authorities say – as it happened

Residents return to site in search of bodies of loved ones following withdrawal of Israeli forces last month. This live blog is closedIsrael has yet to provide evidence of Unrwa staff terrorist links, Colonna report saysHaaretz reports that Israeli security forces have arrested two people suspected of carrying out a car ramming in Jerusalem. Three people are reported to have been injured.Aharon Haliva, who was the general in command of the IDF’s military intelligence directorate on 7 October, has resigned over the failure of Israel’s military to prevent the attack inside southern Israel by Hamas that day, according to Israeli media reports. Continue reading...