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Investor visa scheme halted in money laundering crackdown

Ministers are halting a “gold-plated” visa scheme offering foreign investors a fast-track to settling in the UK, as part of a crackdown on financial crime. Tier 1 investor visas were introduced in 2008 to encourage rich people from outside the EU to invest in the UK. A £2m investment bought …

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France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in France have now been dropped from next year’s budget, the government has announced. The move was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who a day earlier had only promised to postpone them for six months. The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) …

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Nigeria ‘cattle thieves’ kill police officers

Suspected cattle thieves in north-western Nigeria have killed at least 17 police officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the police in several years. The clashes followed an ambush on a police patrol convoy in a remote area of Zamfara state where armed cattle rustlers frequently attack villages, carrying …

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