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Boris Johnson still not agreeing to Andrew Neil interview

PM said he was ‘perfectly happy’ to be questioned but has not set date for appearance WT24 Desk There is no sign that Boris Johnson will agree to an interview with Andrew Neil before the end of the election campaign, with both the BBC and the Conservatives simply saying that negotiations are ongoing, The Guardian reports. With little over a week until ...

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Daily Mail owner buys the i newspaper for £49.6m

DMGT will integrate some operations but appears to rule out editorial job cuts WT24 Desk The owner of the Daily Mail has bought the i newspaper and website for £49.6m as a new wave of media consolidation hits the UK national and regional newspaper market, The Guardian reports. The deal immediately prompted the ire of the Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who ...

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Johnson dodges LBC radio host’s questions about his children

PM refuses to comment when asked how involved he is in his children’s lives WT24 Desk Boris Johnson has refused to disclose how many children he has or whether he is involved in their lives, in an appearance on a radio phone-in show during which he was questioned over past comments about single mothers, The Guardian reports. Answering listeners’ questions on ...

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Daphne Caruana Galizia: police quiz Malta PM’s ex-chief of staff

Keith Schembri, who resigned this week, is questioned over murder of investigative journalist WT24 Desk The Maltese prime minister’s chief of staff, who resigned this week, spent Tuesday night in police custody being questioned in relation to the murder of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, The Guardian reports. Keith Schembri, a businessman who has run the office of the ...

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Chinese state media downplay pro-democracy win in Hong Kong

The media focused instead on how “patriotic” candidates were targeted and on the need to end violence in the city. WT24 Desk State-controlled media in mainland China have downplayed the victory of the pro-democracy camp in Hong Kong’s district election on Sunday, focusing instead on how “patriotic” candidates were targeted and on the need to end violence in the city, ...

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The media like to rock the royal boat – but they won’t sink it

They may have turned against some royals, but editors have no appetite for a republic Roy Greenslade Curb your enthusiasm, fellow republicans. Now is not the time to sharpen those guillotine blades. I’m afraid the gross misbehaviour of one pathetic princeling, a man of hubristic insensitivity, will not topple the crown. The Windsors will survive this turmoil, much as they ...

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Malta’s PM urged to step back from case of murdered journalist

Two members of government linked to man arrested over Daphne Caruana Galizia killing WT24 Desk A senior European monitor is calling for Malta’s prime minister to distance himself from the investigation into the killing of the prominent investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia due to a potential conflict of interest, The Guardian reports. Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, has the power to grant ...

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Move to stop rumor thru’ social media

Facebook-YouTube to be brought under law WT24 Desk Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud MP on Friday said, procedure is underway in the country to bring Facebook and YouTube service providers under law in a bid to put an end to spread of rumor through social media.   He was speaking at a programme on the occasion of World Television Day as ...

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Google latest tech giant to crack down on political ads as pressure on Facebook grows

Google to bar political advertisers from targeting voters based on affiliation and tighten ban on ‘demonstrably false claims’ WT24 Desk Google will no longer allow political advertisers to target voters based on their political affiliation, the company announced Wednesday, in a move that will increase pressure on Facebook to limit micro-targeting, The Guardian reports. Google also plans to “clarify” its ad policies around ...

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Twitter accuses Tories of misleading public with ‘factcheck’ foray

Dominic Raab defends rebranding account during debate and adds: ‘no one gives a toss’ WT24 Desk Twitter has accused the Conservatives of misleading the public after they rebranded one of their official party accounts to make it look like a factchecking service during the ITV leaders’ debate. The party was widely criticised on Tuesday night when it temporarily changed the name of its Conservative ...

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