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Analysis: In December, Spicer said barring media access is what a ‘dictatorship’ does. Today, he barred media access.

Open access to the press is “what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship,” Spicer said then.

Corbyn's Labour 'furthest from power in last 50 years'

ITV / News 5 sources

Former foreign secretary David Miliband says he is 'deeply concerned' and refuses to rule out a future run for the Labour leadership.

Toxic air 'endangering children's health'

Sky News / UK 2 sources

Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of London schools are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause lifelong health problems , a study has found.

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Mexico warns US over border wall funding

BBC.com 32 sources

Mexico says it would retaliate if the US imposed a tax on imports to finance the wall.

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Iraq Takes the Fight Against ISIS to Syria

Iraq’s air force carried out its first ever strikes against Islamic State in neighboring Syria, the country’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, marking a dramatic escalation in its effort to fight the terrorist group.

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Trump Tears Into the Media at CPAC

The New York Times 49 sources

President Trump spoke at length about news coverage of his administration on Friday, just hours before some news outlets, including The New York Times, were turned away from a press briefing at the White House.

02

French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case

BBC / Europe 49 sources

The appointment steps the inquiry into payments made to the family of the presidential candidate.

Jeremy Corbyn told not to 'pass the buck' after Labour defeat

The Guardian 31 sources

Senior party figures tell leader that he must take some responsibility after historic byelection loss in Copeland

Reporters from New York Times and CNN blocked from attending a White House press briefing

Business Insider 230 sources

Reporters from The New York Times, CNN, Politico, and several other outlets were reportedly blocked from attending a press gaggle with the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, on Friday.

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Five teenagers arrested in London on suspicion of planning to join ISIS have been charged with terrorism

The Sun 6 sources

FIVE teenagers arrested in London on suspicion of planning to join the ISIS terror group have been charged. Scotland Yard said the male youths, who are all from London and include a 15 year-old, will appear in custody at Westminster…

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Car Bombs Near Syria’s Al-Bab, Recently Freed from ISIS, Kill at Least 68

TIME / World 119 sources

BEIRUT (AP)— Syrian opposition activists say a second car bomb has exploded in a town just captured from Islamic State group militants by Turkish troops and Syrian fighters, leaving at least eight people dead.

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Blind man tasered as police mistake cane for gun

Sky News / UK 16 sources

A blind man was tasered by police after his folding cane was mistaken for a gun.

Market Extra: Here’s how analysts say you should trade Trump’s speech to Congress

MarketWatch 49 sources

President Donald Trump’s upcoming speech to Congress is expected to be a tradable event.

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Callous thug who shot crying toddler in the head to shut him up is jailed for two years

Daily Record 11 sources

Jordan Walters pleaded guilty to the assault after almost killing little Harry Studley and leaving the youngster with permanent disabilities.

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Road rage killer Noye could move to open prison

Sky News / UK 15 sources

Road rage killer Kenneth Noye may be allowed to move to an open prison after the High Court overruled a decision by former justice secretary Michael Gove.

DUP confirms £435,000 Brexit donation

BBC / UK 5 sources

The DUP confirms it received a Brexit donation of about £435,000 from a group of pro-union business people.

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Storm Doris victim killed by flying debris outside Starbucks named as 'popular' University of Wolverhampton worker

The Sun 17 sources

THE TRAGIC Storm Doris victim who died in Wolverhampton yesterday after being struck by debris has been named as Tahnie Martin. Heartbroken friends and colleagues of the 29-year-old have paid tribute after she was struck outside Starbucks…

Marine Le Pen vows to REMOVE France from ‘MONSTER’ EU and start NEW bloc of rebel nations

Daily Express 25 sources

MARINE Le Pen branded the European Union a “totalitarian institution” and pledged to free a “weakened” France from the crippling burden of EU bureaucracy.

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Islamic State car blast kills dozens in northwest Syria

Reuters / World 119 sources

Video released on the internet by the pro-opposition Qasioun news agency appears to show what the aftermath of an Islamic State car bombing in the Syrian village Sousian, near al-Bab. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

TRUMP HITS FBI: 'Totally unable to stop the national security "leakers"'

Business Insider 69 sources

President Donald Trump took a swing at the FBI over Twitter Friday morning, saying the agency was "totally unable to stop the national security 'leakers' that have permeated our government."

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Trevor Timon jailed for Oliver Dearlove killing

BBC / UK 15 sources

Trevor Timon attacked "kind and gentle" Oliver Dearlove in an "unprovoked and gratuitous act".

Friday, Feb 24

Royal Bank of Scotland sees losses treble to £7bn as it racks up its ninth year of losses

The bank's total losses since 2008 now amount to about £58bn, topping the government's £45.5bn bail-out.

Kim Jong-nam 'killed by VX nerve agent found on his face'

BBC.com 449 sources

Malaysia says VX, one of the most potent chemical weapons, was used to kill the N Korean leader's brother.

BREAKING: Labour retains Stoke-on-Trent Central in massive blow to Paul Nuttall's UKIP

Daily Express 48 sources

THE Labour Party has retained its heartland seat of Stoke-on-Trent Central after a close race between the opposition party and Paul Nuttall’s Ukip.

BREAKING: Tory WIN as Trudy Harrison SNATCHES Labour stronghold in Copeland by-election

THE Tories have dealt a hammer blow to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour as Trudy Harrison won over hearts in Copeland in a landmark by-election victory.

Thursday, Feb 23

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

BBC 409 sources

Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star - a record number.

UK Weather: Storm Doris set to batter Britain this morning

Daily Mail Online 183 sources

Dozens of flights were cancelled this morning and train commuters faced delays thanks to speed limits on several UK lines, with the storm likely to damage buildings and send debris flying.

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

BBC / News 48 sources

More fruit and veg might prevent nearly eight million premature deaths each year, researchers say.

Killer gets 34 years for author's murder

Sky News / UK 45 sources

The fiance of Helen Bailey has been jailed for 34 years for drugging and killing the author in a plot to inherit her fortune.

Wednesday, Feb 22

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official

BBC.com 322 sources

The senior official at North Korea's embassy and an airline worker are wanted over Kim Jong-nam's killing.

Cressida Dick appointed first female Met police commissioner

The Guardian 28 sources

Met’s former head of counter-terrorism to take over from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe as Britain’s top police officer

Helen Bailey trial: fiance Ian Stewart found guilty of author's murder

The Guardian 81 sources

Stewart, 56, attempted to take 51-year-old Bailey’s wealth by drugging her and hiding her body in cesspit

Tuesday, Feb 21

HSBC sees profits tumble by 62% after being hit by 'unexpected economic and political events'

IB Times UK 132 sources

The largest lender in Europe said it was caught up by 2016's world events.

Court rules against heterosexual couple who wanted civil partnership

The Guardian 48 sources

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, a couple who say traditional marriage is patriarchal, lose court of appeal case

'It was not a terrorist act' - police shoot at driver of truck 'loaded with gas cylinders' speeding towards Barcelona city centre

Independent.ie 76 sources

Police in Spain say they have detained a man driving a truck with butane gas tanks at high speed against the flow of traffic on a major route in Barcelona.

Five killed in Melbourne shopping centre plane crash

ITV / News 201 sources

The plane reportedly suffered engine failure and crashed shortly after taking off from an airport nearby.

Monday, Feb 20

Kraft withdraws $143-billion offer to merge with Unilever

Reuters / UK 176 sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co withdrew its proposal for a $143-billion merger with larger rival Unilever Plc , the companies said on Sunday, raising questions about whether Kraft could turn its focus to another…

Theresa May Eyeballs Lords As She Warns Them To Deliver 'What The British People Want' On Brexit

Huffington Post UK 48 sources

Theresa May “eyeballed” unelected peers today after she issued a stark warning to the House of Lords not to frustrate the British public’s decision to back Brexit.

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea

BBC 240 sources

The mystery of the death of the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sparks a diplomatic row.

Thousands of protesters gather in Westminster as MPs clash over President Donald Trump's visit to the UK

Thousands of protesters gathered outside Westminster Hall as MPs clashed during a debate over Theresa May's decision to invite Donald Trump on a state visit to the UK.