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Former Jordanian crown prince under house arrest over ‘coup plot’
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Former Jordanian crown prince under house arrest over ‘coup plot’

The half-brother of Jordan’s head of state King Abdullah II is believed to have been placed under house arrest amid reports of an alleged coup attempt. Authorities in the state detained several people on Saturday over what officials called a threat to the country’s “security and stability,” with Prince Hamzah bin Hussein – a former crown prince –...

More than 420,000 Irish passports issued in Britain since Brexit vote, official figures show
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More than 420,000 Irish passports issued in Britain since Brexit vote, official figures show

The number of Irish passports issued in Britain surged following the Brexit vote, official figures suggest. Data shared by Ireland’s foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney – which he said showed “the number of passports issued to applicants resident in Great Britain” – suggested that figure exceeded 422,000 between 2016 and 2020. Some 46,400 and 63,500 Irish passports were issued to...

Russia v Ukraine: Crisis looms as Kiev teams up with NATO for drills – Putin sent warning
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Russia v Ukraine: Crisis looms as Kiev teams up with NATO for drills – Putin sent warning

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and stoke already heightened tensions with Moscow, which has expressed its opposition to the idea. Meanwhile, Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski – who was born in neighbouring Poland – warned Mr Putin was testing the resolve of the West by sending troops and tanks to Ukraine’s borders, as well as criticising the proposed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline...

Soft drinks too weak? Time to try hard seltzer
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Soft drinks too weak? Time to try hard seltzer

It’s a fizzy, low-calorie, often fruit-flavoured alcoholic drink, and rapper Travis Scott and chef Gordon Ramsay own brands. American millennials are more likely to have drunk a White Claw hard seltzer in the past 30 days than any other drink with the exception of Bud Light or Corona. Now experts are predicting big things on this side of the...