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Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

Business
MPs have backed controversial plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. The government won a key vote in the Commons by 415 votes to 119 - a majority of 296. Tory MPs were under orders to support the government - but Boris Johnson, a leading opponent of expansion, missed the vote because he was in Afghanistan.Labour's official position was to oppose expansion, but its MPs were given a free vote. The SNP abstained.The vote was welcomed by business group the CBI as "a truly historic decision that will open the doors to a new era in the UK's global trading relationships". Kuenssberg: Real reason for Johnson's Afghan trip? 'Where's Boris?' shout Heathrow debate MPs But Greenpeace UK said it was ready to join a cross-party group of London cou...
Are ODIs too batsman friendly? Analysis & vote after England's record 481-6

Are ODIs too batsman friendly? Analysis & vote after England's record 481-6

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device England's batsmen caused carnage once again, returning to Trent Bridge to break the record for the highest total in a one-day international for the second time in two years.Their 481-6 to destroy Australia by 242 runs beat the 444-3 made against Pakistan in 2016.It continues a trend of devastating batting that has rippled through the ODI game in the past five years. The magic 400 mark was first passed by Sri Lanka in 2006 and was matched on nine other occasions until the end of 2011.What followed was a wait of almost three...
Canada to legalise cannabis after landmark vote

Canada to legalise cannabis after landmark vote

World
Canada is to become only the second country to have a legal nationwide cannabis market after a landmark government bill was passed by the senate. The Cannabis Act sailed through by a vote of 52 to 29 on Tuesday, allowing for the drug to become available for recreational use as soon as the cabinet decides on a final date.It is expected to be decided upon by mid-September, meaning retail sales could begin before the end of the year. 1:49 Video: Will cannabis be legalised ...
Colombians to elect new president in first vote since FARC deal

Colombians to elect new president in first vote since FARC deal

World
May 27 (UPI) -- Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president in the first national vote since the government signed a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group. Ivan Duque of the conservative Centro Democrático Party and Gustavo Petro of the left-wing Colombia Humana Party are the frontrunners to replace the outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos after the end of his second and final term in office. Polls suggest neither candidate is likely to garner the 50 percent of the vote necessary to win the election, which would prompt a run-off election on June 17. Three other candidates, including the city of Medellin's mayor, Sergio Fajardo, former housing minister German Vargas Lleras and government peace negotiator Humberto de la Calle, also appear on the ballot. Former ...
US punishes 19 Russians over vote meddling and cyber-attacks

US punishes 19 Russians over vote meddling and cyber-attacks

Technology
The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians, accusing them of interference in the 2016 US election and alleged cyber-attacks.They include 13 individuals charged last month by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused the Russians of "destructive cyber-attacks, and intrusions targeting critical infrastructure". He said the sanctions would target "ongoing nefarious attacks" by Russia.The tactics of a Russian troll farmThe Trump-Russia saga in 200 wordsThe measures are being described in Washington as the strongest action taken by the Trump administration thus far against Moscow.Russia says it has already begun drawing up counter-measures.Who's been targeted?Five entities including the Russian military intelligence agency GRU are targeted in T...