Firefighters say they hoped dying winds would enable them to bear down on a wildfire that exploded in the Northern California wine country, prompting tens of thousands of evacuations, while a second blaze killed at least three people.
The outgoing head of MI6 has said the West “got it wrong” on China. Sir Alex Younger warned that a major mistake was the assumption, held for the past two decades, that the Chinese Communist Party would become more like the West as it “matured”. He said: “The idea that as they matured and became richer they were going to become more like us is for the birds. “I think you’re seeing a steady but definite ideological divergence taking place. There will be at least two dominant value systems on one planet into the medium term and that’s just a fact and it’s where we are going.” Sir Alex warned that while it was important to pick up China over malicious cyber attacks, it was important to be able to live alongside each other peacefully, rather than in a state of cold war. “I am not a Manichean, I don’t think it’s black or white, and that’s why I reject this cold war idea,” he told The Financial Times.
The prime minister insisted he would not 'let the virus take its course'.
The actor's co-stars on CBBC series 'So Awkward' paid tribute to a 'beautiful soul'.
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The leaves are already changing colors . . . but have you switched up anything with your hair-care routine? The new season is a great excuse to try out a new color or style to freshen things up, even if it's something subtle. Plus, it's more important to keep hair healthy and moisturized now that temperatures are dropping. Of course, there are plenty of beauty goodies at Sephora to try all year round, but we looked through the latest hair-care launches and picked out the products, tools, and sets that will leave you good to go for fall. There are options for straight, curly, and color-treated hair, not to mention some kits to try out a whole new routine. Since autumn is upon us, see which of these products are most tempting to you ahead.
Britain offered Brussels a three-year transition period on fishing during trade negotiations with the EU, it emerged on Wednesday as the Government hailed a historic fisheries treaty with Norway. UK negotiators submitted plans to gradually scale down EU fishermen's share of the catch in British waters from 2021 to 2024 in a bid to soothe fears over the impact of Brexit on European coastal communities. In London, it was announced the UK had signed its first fishing agreement since leaving the EU, and its first as an independent coastal state in 40 years. The Framework Fisheries Agreement with Norway provides a legal basis for annual negotiations on access to waters and quotas after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31. In a tweet David Frost, the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator said he was "delighted".
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<p>Kate Garraway has spoken out against those who are becoming increasingly indifferent against the ongoing battle against coronavirus.The 53-year-old gave an impassioned plea on Good Morning Britain for people to keep to the rules set by the government as the UK enters the second wave of the ongoing pandemic.</p>
<p>Boris Johnson had just plopped his prime ministerial posterior heavily onto the green leather bench for his weekly exchange with Sir Keir Starmer when suddenly there was a change to the schedule.“I wish to make a statement,” announced Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle. KLAXON! MPs perked up. “… about this House’s scrutiny of delegated powers during the pandemic,” Hoyle continued. INCOMING, INCOMING. This could only mean one thing, the Speaker was about to let rip.</p>
Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, confirmed on Thursday, October 1, that a “letter of formal notice” had been sent to the UK, triggering legal action against the UK for its draft bill on withdrawal from the EU.Von der Leyen said the Commission had asked the UK to remove the “problematic parts” of its draft internal market bill by the end of September.“This draft bill is by its very nature is a breach of the obligation of good faith laid down in the Withdrawal Agreement,” said Von der Leyen. “Moreover, if adopted as is, it will be in full contradiction to the protocol of Ireland-Northern Ireland.”Von der Leyen said the letter of formal notice was the “first step in an infrigement procedure.”“We stand by our commitments,” she said. Credit: European Commission via Storyful
In 2003 Clare Bronfman seemed to have it all. At 23, she was an heiress to the multi-billion dollar Seagram's whisky empire, and an aspiring showjumper with her sights set on the Olympics. Seventeen years later she was sitting, looking stunned, in a New York court room, denounced as a "dangerous megalomaniac” and “predator," and about to start a jail sentence of nearly seven years over her role in what prosecutors called a “sex cult”. Prosecutors described how Bronfman had bankrolled, to the tune of over $100 million (about £77 million), the Nxivm group, in which women were turned into sex slaves and branded with the initials of its leader, Keith Raniere, who they called "Vanguard" or “Grandmaster". Bronfman, now 41, was born into immense wealth and privilege. Her late father was Edgar Bronfman, the Canadian chairman of Seagram's, whose wealth was estimated at $2.6 billion. Her mother was the daughter of an English pub owner. After her parents' divorce, her mother married Nigel Havers, the actor.
Asylum seekers who enter the UK from Europe face being rejected after Brexit under a shake-up planned by Priti Patel. The Home Secretary is proposing legal changes that would mean asylum claims by migrants who come through the EU and enter the UK illegally will be deemed “inadmissible” once the UK finally leaves the EU at the end of this year. The move follows the surge in migrants crossing the Channel on small boats and concern that the immigration and asylum system is “not fit for purpose” with lawful attempts to return applicants to other EU nations “frustrated by repeated legal claims” on human rights or other grounds. The new legal post-Brexit framework would replace the Dublin agreement under which the EU country through which an asylum-seeker first enters the EU is judged responsible for examining their claim. “If you come through the EU, an asylum claim would be inadmissible because you should have claimed it in the first country you entered,” said a source. Extending similar rules to migrants who have illegally entered the UK from non EU countries is also understood to be “on the table,” although final decisions on the proposed shake-up have not been taken.
Fines increased to £200 last week for first time offenders who fail to wear a face covering in accordance with government guidance.
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