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At last, White Paper sets out 12 key Brexit goals. Now for the 12 key unanswered questions

Theresa May yesterday finally delivered on the Government’s promise of a White Paper on its plan for Brexit.<p>The document, which runs to 75 pages, …

Donald Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice as Democrats warn of tough confirmation battle

• <b>'Dissent' memo signed by hundreds of diplomats over travel ban</b>• <b><br>872 refugees facing 'undue hardship' to be allowed in</b>• <b><br>Trump announces Neil Gorsuch as his pick for Supreme Court</b>• <b><br>Parliament to debate Trump state visit on Feb 20</b>• <b><br>Everything you need to know about so-called 'Muslim ban'</b>• <b><br>'Was that a surprise?'</b> …

Britain's Brexit plans unlikely to be slowed by Article 50 defeat

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to start the process of Britain leaving the European Union by the end of March are unlikely to be hindered or slowed by Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling the government must seek parliamentary approval.<p>A man waves a European Union flag outside the …

Donald Trump inauguration: President returns Winston Churchill bust to Oval Office before dancing My Way at inaugural ball

• <b>Donald Trump becomes 45th president of America</b>• <b><br>Trump: 'American carnage stops right here and right now'</b>• <b><br>Vows to rebuild country 'with American hands'</b>• <b><br>Black-clad protesters smash shops and cars in Washington</b>• <b><br>A hug, a kiss and a Tiffany box: the awkward moment the Obamas met the Trumps</b>• <b><br>Hillary Clinton</b> …

Senegal troops enter Gambia to remove defeated President

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senegalese troops have entered neighboring Gambia amid a growing crisis as the West African nation's longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down.<p>Jammeh, who took power in a 1994 military coup, suffered a surprise election defeat in December to Adama Barrow, who won 45% of the vote. …

West Africa

US jobless claims hit lowest level in more than 43 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 43 years, another sign …

Cummings: I'm attending inauguration to witness history

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Elijah Cummings, a frequent critic of President-elect Donald Trump, said Thursday he will not boycott the inauguration on Friday.<p>"My situation is, I want to be a witness to history," the Maryland Democrat told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day." "My forefathers have worked hard …

Trump on Supreme Court pick: 'I think in my mind I know who it is'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump suggested to an audience on Thursday that he has a good sense of who he plans to nominate to the Supreme Court.<p>"I think in my mind I know who it is," he said at a leadership luncheon at his hotel in downtown Washington, according to cell phone video …

Russian officials: We're not counting on Trump to lift sanctions

Russia is not banking on Donald Trump scrapping economic sanctions any time soon.<p>First deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said the Russian government's plans for 2017 are based on the expectations that sanctions are here to stay.<p>"Perhaps the market is expecting an improvement in our relationship …

'Proud' Barack Obama surprises spokesman Josh Earnest on his last day

A ‘proud’ Barack Obama gatecrashed his press secretary Josh Earnest’s final White House briefing to praise his assistant's hard work during his time as president.<p>The outgoing president interrupted the press conference as Earnest prepared for a last round of jousting with reporters.<p>“Even though it’s …

Jaguar Land Rover buys stake in car technology firm CloudCar

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (TAMO.NS) said on Friday it was buying a minority stake in connected car technology firm CloudCar, as automakers seek out new partnerships and investments to build high-tech models.<p>Signs are seen outside the Jaguar Land Rover plant at …

Southern rail, London Underground and BA staff to go ahead with strikes

Closures planned for zone 1 tube stations as well as cancellation of Southern rail services and some British Airways flights<p>A wave of strikes affecting travel by rail and air are set to hit passengers next week as workers on Southern rail, London Underground and British Airways prepare for …

Scotland says could put secession on hold if UK avoids 'hard Brexit'

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland could suspend its drive to become independent if Britain avoids a “hard Brexit” in which it loses access to the European Union’s single market, the head of its secessionist government said on Friday.<p>Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives to deliver a statement …

John Kerry blames British Parliament for derailing US plans to strike Syria

The British Parliament’s vote against bombing Syria derailed America’s own plans to use force against the Assad regime in response to its use of chemical weapons, John Kerry has said.<p>It has long been speculated that Barack Obama backed away from his plan to strike Syria because of David Cameron’s …

Storm Conor brings heavy snow and high winds to Scotland

Parts of Scotland have been hit by heavy snow and strong winds as Storm Conor engulfs the north of the country.<p>The boxing day storm put the Highlands …

Boxing Day

Trump receives 'very nice' Christmas letter from Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shared a letter he received from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who urged the next president "to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation" while offering Trump his "warmest Christmas and New Year greetings."<p>"A very nice …

Hackers and passwords: Your guide to data breaches

Oh great, another data breach.<p>That's what you're likely to think when a yet another company or organization that had your personal information tells you it's been hacked. Whether it's Yahoo, Ashley Madison or the US Office of Personnel Management you're hearing from, these notifications are often …

France must increase defence spending to 2pc of GDP by 2020 warns chief of defence staff

France must raise defence spending given current security threats to two per cent of GDP by 2020 as "you can't win a war without a war effort", the country's chief of the defence staff warned on Wednesday.<p>Speaking two days after an unknown assailant drove a truck through a Christmas market in …

Brexit plan will not be published before February, says David Davis

Britain will not have a Brexit plan until February but should be able to complete talks within 18 months and then go through a transitional phase of leaving the EU if necessary, David Davis has said.<p>The Brexit secretary gave the clearest indications so far of the government’s thinking on how to …

Neustar to Go Private in $2.9 Billion Deal

Neustar, which helps telephone carriers route calls and text messages, said it would be taken private by an investment group led by private equity …

HMRC changes decision over VAT for adult colouring books

The popular colouring books will now remain VAT-free unless they are specifically marketed towards adults<p>HMRC has announced that it will not impose VAT on most colouring and dot-to-dot books for adults – reversing its plans from earlier this year which were greeted with dismay by fans and …

More than 2,500 BA cabin crew could go on strike over Christmas

Union representatives to decide what action to take after staff at Heathrow-based mixed fleet unit vote for walkout over pay<p>More than 2,000 British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow could go on strike over Christmas after voting overwhelmingly in favour of walkouts in a dispute over pay.<p>Cabin …

Theresa May refuses to follow US in ending bomb sales to Saudi Arabia

The Prime Minister has rejected a call for the UK to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia – following the US’s decision to restrict arms sales to the …

Russia may have Crimea, but it can’t have this ancient Scythian gold

By Andrew Roth<p>Andrew Roth<p>Foreign reporter who focused on Russia, Ukraine and other countries in the former Soviet Union<p>Email Bio<p>MOSCOW — In one corner, the government of Ukraine. In the other, four museums on the disputed peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014.<p>The prize? A trove of precious …

Crimea

Tata Steel agrees deal with union chiefs to save 8,000 UK jobs

Port Talbot plant would remain open under rescue plan that could still be sunk if workers reject pensions overhaul<p>Tata Steel and trade union leaders have agreed a deal to save 8,000 jobs in the steel industry and the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales.<p>The jobs have been at risk since March when …

Conference studies security threats posed by consumer drones

Experts at Countering Drones event assess the risks to airports and prisons posed by growth of high-powered, affordable models<p>Security officials, police and legal experts from around the world are gathered in London for a global conference on tackling the threats posed to prisons, airports, nuclear …

Hundreds of police officers accused of abusing power for sexual gain, according to watchdog

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning …

Crime

Brexit: Keir Starmer presses for 'detailed' plan as MPs vote to trigger article 50

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has insisted he will hold Theresa May to account over her plans for taking Britain out of the European Union, as MPs overwhelmingly backed a government amendment endorsing the prime minister’s self-imposed March deadline for triggering article 50.<p>Both …

It's looking more likely everyone in the EU will get free wifi—except those in the UK, thanks to Brexit

European Union member states are on their way to getting free wifi in public spaces like libraries, parks, and town squares after a proposal from European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker passed its first administrative hurdle.<p>Juncker’s proposal is to roll out free, high-speed wifi for …