How did the UK’s Magnitsky law come about? The success of the Magnitsky campaign is largely down to Bill Browder, Hermitage’s chief executive, who drove an international campaign to hold those responsible for Magnitsky’s death to account. Browder’s strategy was innovative. Realising there was zero prospect that the perpetrators would be punished in Russia, he pushed for asset freezes and travel bans abroad. Many Kremlin officials are extremely rich, and Browder calculated that depriving them of their wealth and ability to visit Europe and the US would hurt. … [Read more...] about Who was Sergei Magnitsky and how did UK sanctions come about?
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Now, though, the feeling that it might all fall through permeates the air at Newcastle’s suburban training ground. Supporters suddenly fear the team’s current 35-point tally may not be sufficient to stave off relegation. The first three league fixtures – at home against Sheffield United, Aston Villa and away at Bournemouth – look freighted with worry. … [Read more...] about Premier League returns but at Newcastle everything has stopped
Meat Bar This handsome basement space, all timbers and tan leather, refuses to define itself. Bar? Restaurant? It is both, fluidly managing those who just want a drink (see its entry in the Glasgow craft beer 10), or those who want a full three-course steak blow-out. Budget travellers can drop in for its pared-back express menu (two courses £10), or take away its sensational street buns, £5 each. Glasgow certainly isn’t short of BBQ geeks putting low ’n’ slow, smoked meats in brioche buns – Smoak are also doing good things at Pivo Pivo (£5.50-£12) - but Meat Bar’s buns bring something truly special to this 24/7 protein party. Grilled chorizo is godlike, right? Stuff it in a properly malleable, durable bun with smoked chicken slathered in its own barbecued cooking juices, tangy pickles, slaw and aioli, and you have a mighty mouthful. In Glasgow, happiness is a warm bun.• Takeaway buns, £5. 142 West Regent Street, 0141-204 … [Read more...] about Top 10 budget restaurants, bars and cafes in Glasgow
Addressing his interaction with police after joining them for a ride-along in the back of a marked car, Ms Hannan said: 'I think there's some audacity in his arrogance there in playing the martyr - saying 'why are people blaming me when I left her at that phone-box?' knowing full well where she was and what he'd done and the efforts he'd gone to to conceal her, to delay people finding her, if ever. … [Read more...] about Judge slams ‘truly evil’ killer for crafting a web of lies after he raped and murdered barmaid Keeley Bunker on way home from rap concert as he is jailed for life