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David Cameron says state pensions could be at risk if Brexit becomes reality

<b>Exclusive:</b> Prime minister claims protected NHS cash may have to go as he cautions voters on possible consequences of voting to leave<p>David Cameron has warned that pledges to raise state pensions every year and ringfence spending for the NHS may have to be ditched in a brutal new phase of austerity …

Now Cameron blackmails pensioners. Project Fear has become Project Frightened

Project Fear has turned into Project Frightened. Remain are losing ground in opinion polls and running scared. So what do they do? Go positive? Make a better, brighter case for the EU? No. They double-down and turn to blackmail.<p>That’s the only word that suits David Cameron’s threat that Brexit …

Ming Campbell talks EU democracy, security, sovereignty in BBC Big Debate

Yesterday, I went to Glasgow to take part in Radio Scotland’s Big Debate as part of the Remain contingent. As they did during the election, the BBC …

Great Britain

David Cameron defends EU campaign in face of Nigel Farage attacks

Prime minister says remain team’s approach highlighting risks of leaving has been ‘hugely optimistic and positive’<p>David Cameron has insisted his campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union has been “hugely optimistic and positive”, after the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, said the remain …

'So What?' Nigel Farage Relaxed On Marr Show About Pound Falling Under 'Brexit' Vote

David Cameron says living costs would soar<p>David Cameron has seized on Nigel Farage remarking "so what?" on the prospect of a slump in the pound …

Great Britain

Britain faces seven years of limbo after Brexit, says Donald Tusk

Britain could face up to seven years of limbo if voters choose to leave the European Union in the 23 June referendum as negotiations take place over a new relationship, Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, has said.<p>With polls suggesting the result of the referendum on 23 June will be …

Trevor Phillips On Race, What Muslims Think And Getting Support From The Far Right

'Had it occurred to you that the Muslim friends you have might not be entirely typical of people who live in Burnley or Dewsbury?'<p>Dominic Lipinski/PA …

Religion

The EU Referendum Campaign's 26 Craziest Comments

How did it come to this?<p>On the 23 June the British public will vote on the future of our relationship with the EU.<p>To say it is rather important is a …

EU Referendum

Lead the EU, don't leave: Gordon Brown heads Labour's push to remain

Former PM thinks UK could make reforms in its 2017 EU presidency and says leaving would not solve illegal immigration<p>Labour will hit the referendum campaign trail afresh on Monday, as Gordon Brown leads a final 10-day push to prevent Britain leaving the EU.<p>A speech from the former prime minister, …

Dozens of Nigerian army officers fired over corruption

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is firing dozens of senior officers accused of corruption and the theft of billions of dollars meant to buy arms to …

'Islamic State' kills six officials in attack on police base in Afghanistan

"Islamic State" (IS) fighters have stormed a police base in Afghanistan, killing at least six officials. The attack came only months after the …

Afghanistan

France calls for calm in Saudi-UN row over Yemen

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called Friday for calm to resolve an angry row between Saudi Arabia and the United Nations over the blacklisting of the Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen.<p>Ayrault said France could help defuse tensions following a UN decision to remove the coalition from a …

Freed Gaddafi loyalists found dead in Libya's Tripoli

The bodies of at least 12 loyalists to the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been found in the country's capital, Tripoli, only days after they were released from prison.<p>The victims were part of a group who had been held at the al-Ruwaimi prison, Tripoli's general prosecutor …

'Iranian nationals' rescued in the English Channel believed to be attempting to enter Britain illegally

Men suspected of being Iranian nationals attempting to enter Britain illegally have been rescued by the Coastguard and Border Agency after their boat began to sink close in the English Channel.<p>The three men, who are currently being processed by the Home Office, are believed to have made a distress …

David Cameron: A vote for Brexit will cost pensioners dear if funds to pay for pension 'Triple Lock' dry up

At last year’s election, our country – and many Telegraph readers – voted for security at every stage of life. Good schools, more jobs, lower taxes, homes that young people can buy, a well-funded NHS, and dignity and security in retirement.<p>In less than two weeks’ time, it’s whether to stay in or …

John Whittingdale tells David Cameron to stop the personal attacks on Boris Johnson

Margaret Thatcher left her friends and advisers in no doubt about how she felt towards Europe. “If you got her onto the subject, and it wasn't difficult - the flashing eyes, the finger, the tone of the voice - she felt very strongly about the matter.”<p>John Whittingdale first worked for her in 1983 …

Four Syrian immigrants charged with sexual assault of two 14-year-old girls in Newcastle Park

Four Syrian immigrants have been charged with sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls in a park in Newcastle. Omar Badreddin, 18, Mohammed Alfrouh, …

The Assad files: How Syrian dictator handed 'Kill List' of hundreds of Islamic State fighters to British MPs

A ‘kill list’ of hundreds of foreign-born Islamic State fighters, including more than 20 Britons, has been drawn up by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.<p>A dossier of the British fighters contained on a computer disc has been obtained by this newspaper. It was …

Iraqi troops face booby traps, tunnels packed with explosives as they advance on Fallujah

FALLUJAH, Iraq — Iraqi forces radioed the U.S.-led coalition for air cover as they evacuated their casualties: One member of a police bomb-disposal team had been killed and two others had been wounded as they dismantled part of the complex network of booby traps on the edge of Islamic State-held …

U.S. military says it has killed more than 120 Islamic State leaders

U.S. drone operators had been stalking the baby-faced British terrorist for days with infrared cameras and other sensors before the order came to kill him.<p>As night fell on April 25, a U.S. warplane dropped a guided bomb that obliterated the SUV occupied by 23-year-old Raphael Saihou Hostey near …

Islam

Birthday Honours list: Rotheram abuse whistleblower Jayne Senior made MBE

The youth worker who first blew the lid on the child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham has been awarded an MBE. Jayne Senior, a youth service manager, …

Iraqi forces gain ground in battle for Fallujah

The Iraqi army and its allies are gaining ground in the battle for ISIL-held Fallujah, despite stiff resistance.<p>The western edge of the city has been secured, a senior commander is quoted as saying, and a fierce firefight is raging in the southern district of al-Shuhada.<p>Loud explosions and bursts …

Erdogan slams US support of Syrian Kurds, lectures Washington on ‘good & bad terrorists’

Turkey has criticized Washington over its active support of the Kurdish fighting force in Syria, branding the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as …

Leading aid agencies urge UK to stick to aid spending commitment | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must stick to its international aid spending target despite criticism about transparency and efficiency to ensure it can lift millions of people out of poverty, a group of 20 British aid agencies and advocacy groups said on Sunday.<p>In a letter to the …

Iraqi forces gain ground against Islamic State south of Mosul | Reuters

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops advanced against Islamic State south of Mosul on Sunday as the U.S.-led coalition intensifies its campaign against the militants on multiple fronts across their self-proclaimed caliphate.<p>Officers involved in the operation said Iraqi forces had moved toward the …

Syria bombards starving Daraya hours after food aid delivery

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Syrian regime has pounded the besieged city of Daraya with barrel bombs, just hours after food aid was delivered to the area for the first time in almost four years, officials and monitors said.<p>The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 68 barrel bombs were …

Black tie and Brexit: Osborne takes the Remain case to Mansion House

The chancellor and Bank governor Mark Carney have a chance to put the pro-EU position to the City this week – but have few new cards to play<p>George Osborne’s critics sense that his reputation as a master tactician is unravelling. His “omnishambles” budget of 2012 was a clue to the limits of his …

Libyan forces 'seize control' of Sirte port amid reports of deadly shelling in Benghazi

Libyan forces claim to have seized control of the port in the city of Sirte, the most-important ISIL stronghold outside of Syria and Iraq.<p>The troops, loyal to the United Nations-backed unity government in Libya, are said to have hit positions held by the Islamist militants with air and missile …

One killed in Istanbul explosion, gas leak suspected: CNN Turk | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion in central Istanbul killed one person and injured another on Sunday after what could have been a gas leak, CNN Turk reported.<p>Emergency crews found the body of a street vendor at the scene in an apartment block in the upscale Cihangir neighborhood, the channel …

Dutch woman jailed in Qatar after reporting rape may face charges

<b>Abu Dhabi (CNN) —</b> A Dutch woman who reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar has been jailed since mid-March and could face charges of adultery, according to her lawyer.<p>The 22-year-old woman, whom CNN has identified only as Laura, was at a hotel bar having drinks with a friend, but then had a …

Crime