Downing Street has ordered an investigation into how a memo sent to senior civil servants to warn about the consequences of leaking information was passed on to journalists within days.
Theresa May’s official spokeswoman said that action was under way to find out who had sent the letter, written by the cabinet secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, warning officials that they faced the sack if they leaked information, to a Sunday newspaper.
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Sen. Jeff Sessions is on record saying so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect illegal immigrants should be prosecuted. He himself may get that chance next year.
Mr. Sessions is president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next attorney general, and if he’s confirmed, he will mark a 180-degree turn from the Obama administration on a host of issues, but nowhere more so than on immigration, where he’s been the Senate’s leading crackdown proponent.
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Several thousand people marched in Budapest Sunday to demand press freedom and protest against the sudden closure of Hungary’s top-selling political daily Nepszabadsag which had criticised the government.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been attacked abroad for clamping down on opposition as well as for stifling basic freedoms and the paper’s closure is viewed by critics as the latest example of his crackdown.
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Rodrigo Duterte stunned reporters and officials when he responded to MEPs’ condemnation of his government’s brutal anti-crime crackdown, which has seen suspects summarily executed by police.
An EU statement urged President Duterte to put an end to the “extrajudicial killings” and launch an alternative campaign in line with international human rights laws.
But the controversial president did not hold back in his response to Brussels, during a speech in Davao City on Tuesday.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched an expletive-laden attack on the European Union after it condemned his brutal crackdown on crime.
Mr Duterte said the EU parliament was acting out of guilt after it called on him to halt “the current wave of extrajudicial executions and killings”.
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