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In other news: court case starts over Kenyan violence, an intern pledge and a closed tax loophole

The trial of six Kenyans at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the deaths of 1,200 people following the country’s 2007 elections has started this week.

Ed Miliband has been notably silent over Nick Clegg’s proposals to open up internships to a wider social mix of people. Perhaps that’s because, as LabourList reports, he signed a pre-leadership election pledge that he’s now pretty much ignoring?

The Financial Times reports, “A loophole in the schemes used by wealthy earners to transfer pensions overseas was blocked on Wednesday in a move the Treasury said showed its determination to crack down on avoidance. Officials said action was being taken to close “an unintended tax loophole” arising from a new double-tax treaty with Hong Kong that would have allowed residents of Britain to take tax-free pension payments.”

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