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German police ask Scotland Yard to help find David Haye

German police are ready to seek help from Scotland Yard as they hunt the British heavyweight David Haye following his press conference brawl with Dereck Chisora in Munich. Chisora returned to Britain on Sunday night after being arrested, questioned and released by detectives following the incident, which occurred immediately after his WBC heavyweight title defeat by Vitali Klitschko on Saturday night.

Top firms involved in merger talks

Almost three-quarters of UK law firms have entered into talks about mergers in the past year, according to research. The survey of the country’s top-200 law firms by turnover found that 74.2% have made an approach to, or been approached by, another firm with a view to an acquisition.

Irish politicians likely to demand cuts in debt repayments

Bondholders face pressure from new Irish government to share cost of bailout by taking ‘haircut’ on sovereign debt. Nervous bondholders are braced for a showdown with the new Irish government as fears grow that politicians will demand massive cuts in repayments on sovereign debt. Investors face losing billions of pounds if proposals to renege on loan repayments on Ireland’s bank debts and its sovereign bonds are put into action.

Hove MP calls for end to ’squatter rights’

A Brighton and Hove MP wants squatters and tenants who stop paying their rent to be dealt with in criminal courts. Mike Weatherley, who represents Hove and Portslade, said they caused damage and disruption and should be held to account for their actions. Currently landlords have to go through the civil courts to get squatters or problem tenants evicted.

UK ‘to end direct aid to 16 countries’

The UK is to stop direct aid to 16 countries, including Russia, China and Iraq, papers seen by the BBC suggest. A draft copy of a government review of its £7.8bn overseas aid budget – to be published this week – also reveals assistance for India will be frozen. But, overall, the international development budget will rise by a third in this parliament, it says. International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said spending would be a “good deal better focused”.

Constitution of the Republic of Belarus of 1994 (amended on 27.02.2011)

The Constitution of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian: Канстытуцыя Рэспублікі Беларусь, Russian: Конституция Республики Беларусь) is the ultimate law of Belarus. Adopted in 1994, three years before the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union, this formal document establishes the framework of the Belarusian state and government and enumerates the rights and freedoms of its citizens. The Constitution was drafted by the Supreme Soviet of Belarus, the former legislative body of the country, and was improved upon by citizens and legal experts. The contents of the Constitution include the preamble, nine sections, and 146 articles.

The Constitution of the Russian Federation (amended on 26.02.2011)

The current Constitution of the Russian Federation (Russian: Конституция Российской Федерации) pronounced was adopted by national referendum on December 12, 1993. Russia’s constitution came into force on December 25, 1993, at the moment of its official publication. It replaced the previous Soviet-era Constitution of April 12, 1978 of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic following the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.

Northern Ireland Statutory Rules

SR 2011/47 – The Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011
SR 2011/46 – Reporting of Prices of Milk Products (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Scottish Statutory Instruments

SSI 2011/157 – The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 5, Savings, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) and the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 7, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011

UK Statutory Instruments

SI 2011/490 – The M65 Motorway (Junctions 5-4 Westbound Carriageway and Junction 5 Westbound Entry Slip Road) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2011
SI 2011/488 – The A55103 Trunk Road (Southbound Carriageway) and the M60 (Junction 5 Anticlockwise Entry Slip Road) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2011

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