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UK defence minister rules himself out of leadership race after 'careful consideration'
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UK defence minister rules himself out of leadership race after 'careful consideration'

Defence Minister Ben Wallace was seen by some as the favorite choice among Conservative party members in what's shaping up to be a wide open leadership race following Boris Johnson's resignation announcement

UK ministers receive prank calls from Russia: What is the latest Russian disinformation campaign
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UK ministers receive prank calls from Russia: What is the latest Russian disinformation campaign

In a video call to Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, prankster duo Vovan and Lexus pretended to be Ukrainian prime minister Denys Shmyhal

Evacuation resumes with renewed urgency as desperation rises after Kabul twin bombings
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Evacuation resumes with renewed urgency as desperation rises after Kabul twin bombings

Some US allies have said they are ending evacuation efforts, in part to give the US time to wrap up its own operations before getting 5,000 of its troops out by August 31

NBA: Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Chris Webber named among 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame class
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NBA: Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Chris Webber named among 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame class

Wallace, Wright, Bosh and Webber were among the 16 names announced on Sunday as this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement class

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook threatens Utah Jazz spectators, alleges fans racially taunted him
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NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook threatens Utah Jazz spectators, alleges fans racially taunted him

Russell Westbrook threatened a female fan and her male companion when the Oklahoma City Thunder player got into another heated exchange with Utah spectators during a NBA game on Monday.

UK govt to begin deployment of drone detection systems, days after Gatwick airport shutdowns over device sightings
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UK govt to begin deployment of drone detection systems, days after Gatwick airport shutdowns over device sightings

British security minister Ben Wallace said on Monday that the government can now deploy drone detection systems nationwide, after days of device sightings caused chaos at Gatwick Airport and criticism of the government response.

UK security minister says Russian president 'ultimately' responsible for nerve agent attack on former spy
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UK security minister says Russian president 'ultimately' responsible for nerve agent attack on former spy

The UK blamed Russia for the 4 March attack, sparking furious denials. In the aftermath, Britain and its allies expelled dozens of Russian diplomats, prompting Russian to respond in kind.

UK suspends mutual legal assistance process with US over fear that two suspects from Islamic State's 'Beatles' group could be executed
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UK suspends mutual legal assistance process with US over fear that two suspects from Islamic State's 'Beatles' group could be executed

The Home Office said it had agreed to a "short-term pause" of the mutual legal assistance process with the US over Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh after a request from lawyers acting for one of the men.

Britain claims that North Korea was responsible for WannaCry ransomware attack
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Britain claims that North Korea was responsible for WannaCry ransomware attack

Security Minister Ben Wallace said Britain believed “quite strongly” that the ransomware attack came from a foreign state.

UK plans to pressure internet companies for taking down extremist material
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UK plans to pressure internet companies for taking down extremist material

The government has previously complained technology companies are not doing enough to tackle the use of their networks to promote extremist ideology.