Probation to be re-nationalised after private failings
The partial privatisation of the National Probation Service, which monitors offenders after their release from prison in England and Wales, is to be undone after serious failings. Experts had warned it was rushed through by Chris Grayling when he was Justice Secretary five years ago. The NAO spending watchdog says problems have cost £500m.
British military clashes with Pentagon over Iran
Britain’s military has disagreed publicly with its close allies in the US over the threat allegedly posed by Iran. The US has mobilised an aircraft carrier and bombers and is pulling out diplomatic staff from Iraq, saying there is a danger of attacks by militias. But the MoD has backed a British general who said there was “no increased threat”.
Trump declares national emergency over Huawei
Without naming the Chinese tech firm as his target, US President Donald Trump has declare a national emergency of cyber attacks from “foreign adversaries”. His new executive order bars US companies from using foreign telecoms systems believed to pose a security risk. There is concern over Huawei’s closeness to China’s government.
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