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UK's May to face angry lawmakers over Syria airstrikes

UK's May to face angry lawmakers over Syria airstrikes

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Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face restive British lawmakers Monday to justify her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament. Royal Air Force jets joined American and French warplanes and ships in hitting targets in Syria Saturday in response to a reported chemical attack in the town of Douma. Parliament, which returned Monday after a spring break, was not consulted about the action. The government is not legally bound to seek lawmakers' approval for military strikes, though it is customary to do so. May's office said Monday that she plans to tell lawmakers that the airstrikes were "in Britain's national interest," were carried out to stop further suffering from chemical weapons attacks and had broad international support. "We cannot allow the use of ...
Tottenham and Arsenal transfer target Ben Wilmot set for move as Stevenage pull him out of squad to face Newport

Tottenham and Arsenal transfer target Ben Wilmot set for move as Stevenage pull him out of squad to face Newport

Sports
Stevenage starlet Ben Wilmot jumps for the ballSaturday, April 7, 2018Arsenal and Tottenham transfer target Ben Wilmot has been pulled out of Stevenage’s squad to face Newport with a move imminent, according to The Sun.The duo, along with several sides, have followed the fortunes of the 18-year-old centre-backs during his first senior campaign.Already an England Under-19 international, despite playing for a League One club, Wilmot has been the subject of bids worth around £1million.Now, though, a deal seems almost certainly, possibly to the tune of £2million as Stevenage Phil Wallace concedes he could be off at the start of the transfer window.Wallace said: "Ben came back from International Duty with England last week and we have had developments that suggest a deal will be agreed sho
Half of European flights face delay after glitch

Half of European flights face delay after glitch

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Half of flights travelling across Europe face delays due to computer failures, the continent's air safety group said.The continent-wide system which determines when and where planes can safely fly, land and take-off failed at about lunchtime on Tuesday, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) said.Half of flights across Europe face being delayed by the failure of the Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System (ETFMS).There has been a failure of the Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System.  Contingency procedures are being put in place which will have the effect of reducing the capacity of the European network by approximately 10%.  Further information will be provided as soon as possible.— EUROCONTROL (@eurocontrol) April 3, 2018We very much regret
'More than half' of UK households face broadband problems

'More than half' of UK households face broadband problems

Business
One in five British households have experienced slow broadband speeds in the last year, according to Which.A similar number have had connection dropouts and router problems, the consumer rights group added.It polled more than 1,900 customers across 12 providers, more than half of whom reported having problems with their broadband service or price.Which said providers had "a long way to go" to meet customer expectations.The survey looked at the biggest providers, including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet. Together they serve about 90% of UK broadband customers.Superfast broadband: Rural residents 'left in the lurch'Three million homes to get ultrafast broadband It said TalkTalk customers were most likely to experience "very slow" speeds, with 31% of them reporting problems ...