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Rude Britannia: Mysterious effigy of UK PM May says 'up yours' to Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - A giant scaffold bearing the image of British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared on the cliffs of Dover on Monday, complete with a Union Flag skirt and a rude hand gesture indicating to the rest of Europe that it should go away.<p>The iconic row of white cliffs along Britain's …

European Union

Nicola Sturgeon 'in denial' that sharp fall in popularity caused by second independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of being “in denial” after she refused to admit that her decision to call a second independence referendum was behind her sharp decline in popularity.<p>The First Minister repeatedly refused to offer an explanation for the findings of a new opinion poll showing her …

Theresa May claims Labour wants 'uncontrolled migration' post-Brexit after leak of party's immigration plan

Theresa May has claimed Labour wants to introduce a system of “uncontrolled migration” after the party’s secret plan to allow thousands of unskilled workers to enter the UK after Brexit was leaked.<p>The Prime Minister today promised to deliver “proper control of our immigration” and to introduce …

Immigration

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Beyoncé hit the stage at Coachella on Saturday night, and the internet is still reverberating from a jaw-dropping performance that left fans in …

Study: The oldest pre-human could originate from Europe, not Africa

Humans and great apes parted ways in Africa with the development of the first pre-humans, many experts believe. But there might be a completely …

Anthropology

Humankind may have originated in Europe not Africa

Analysis of 7.2 million year old remains in Europe and the areas surrounding the sites has led an international research team to suggest two key …

Anthropology

European bureaucrats draw up plans to drag all EU27 nations into the single currency after Brexit

EU bureaucrats have been putting together plans to drag all member states into the single currency after Brexit.<p>Minutes of a meeting between the EU …

Germany is quietly building a European army under its command

Every few years, the idea of a European Union army finds its way back into the news, causing a kerfuffle. The concept is both fantasy and bogeyman: For every federalist in Brussels who thinks a common-defense force is what Europe needs to boost its standing in the world, there are those in London …

Theresa May moves to postpone second independence referendum indefinitely

Theresa May has moved to postpone a second independence referendum indefinitely after refusing to set out the specific criteria Nicola Sturgeon must meet to justify another vote.<p>The Prime Minister, Ruth Davidson and David Mundell repeatedly refused to be pinned down on how Ms Sturgeon would meet …

Records confirm Apple is fighting the ‘right to repair’ bill

New York state records show that Apple has been lobbying hard against the Fair Repair Act, a bill that would force companies to sell replacement parts to customers.<p>Apple isn’t the only company opposed to the bill. According to New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics, others include …

Nicola Sturgeon admits there's no getting away' from the fact the 'Tories are doing better'

Nicola Sturgeon has admitted that there is "no getting away" from the recent surge in support for the Conservatives in Scotland.<p>The First Minister acknowleged that Labour's poor performance was pushing voters towards Theresa May's party.<p>It came as Ruth Davidson made a direct appeal to Scottish …

Sturgeon

UK needs more immigrants to 'avoid Brexit catastrophe'

Ageing population, labour shortages and low productivity mean UK needs net inward migration of 200,000 a year, says thinktank<p>The British economy needs a net inward migration flow of 200,000 people a year, double the Conservative target, if it is to avoid the “catastrophic economic consequences” …

Elections

Austria Becomes Latest Country In Europe To Ban Full-Face Veil

Austria became the latest European country to ban the full-face veil on Tuesday, with the legislation supported by both of the country's ruling parties.<p>"Starting in October, police will be charging fines from people who wear clothes that obstruct their facial features," Deutsche Welle reports. "The …

Europe

Asda criticised over sweatshirt that 'perpetuates rape culture'

A children's sweatshirt sold by supermarket chain Asda has sparked an online row after a shopper deemed its slogan to be sexist.<p>"Quite literally gobsmacked and raging to see this in Asda Huntly," wrote Debbie Dee in a Facebook post, picturing the blue top bearing the slogan 'Boys Will Be Boys.'<p>The …

Merkel ally signals EU open to compromise on UK's Brexit bill

Manfred Weber says divorce bill is likely to be easier to resolve than issues of citizens’ rights and Irish border<p>A middle way should “easily” be negotiated between Britain’s claims to have no divorce bill to settle when it leaves the EU and Brussels’ position that the country could owe as much as …

United Kingdom

Hillary Clinton officially launches 'resistance' outside group

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton officially announced Monday her post-2016 election plans: A political organization aimed at funding "resistance" groups that are standing up to President Donald Trump.<p>Clinton tweeted that she was launching "Onward Together to encourage people to get involved, organize, and …

Government

Nicola Sturgeon praised 'extremely good' report savaging her plan to join European Free Trade Association

Nicola Sturgeon’s independence blueprint is in chaos, it has been claimed after it emerged she praised as “extremely good” a government report that savaged her latest plan to keep a separate Scotland in the single market.<p>The Telegraph can disclose that Ms Sturgeon heaped praise on a Scottish …

Sturgeon: independent Scotland may need 'phased' return to EU

First minister says Scotland might not seek immediate membership of the EU if she won a second referendum<p>Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland may not rejoin the European Union if she wins a second independence referendum but could instead apply to join the European free trade area.<p>Even though most …

United Kingdom

EU could be forced to pay Britain a Brexit divorce bill, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson says the EU could be forced to pay Britain a Brexit divorce bill as he blasted the bloc's negotiators for trying to “bleed this country …

Boris Johnson

Ban on young boys’ circumcision proposed in Norway

Norway’s Progress Party (FrP), the country’s third largest party and known for its anti-immigration policies, has supported a bill outlawing ritual …

Gibraltar says it plans for hard Brexit, end of access to EU market | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Gibraltar is preparing for a post-Brexit setup in which its firms will have no longer access to the European Union market but will maintain a preferential relationship with Britain, a top Gibraltar financial official said on Tuesday.<p>Tourist binoculars offer users the chance to …

Hard Brexit

Erdogan calls on Muslims to flood Jerusalem's iconic mosque and protect its Islamic identity

The Turkish president compared Israel's policies to South Africa's Apartheid system.<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslims …

EU demands Britain let three million citizens stay after Brexit, including people with no proof of residency

The EU has toughened its stance on the fate of three million EU citizens in the UK, demanding even for those with no proof of residency are allowed …

Woman jailed for horrific campaign of domestic violence against fiancé

<b>A ‘very dangerous’ woman has been jailed for 11 years for almost killing her fiancé during a campaign of domestic violence.</b><p>Speaking out about the …

Jean-Claude Juncker calls Theresa May 'deluded' after disastrous Brexit talks

Theresa May has dismissed reports of a fractious Downing Street meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker in Downing Street as "Brussels gossip" after claims of a bitter fall out.<p>A German newspaper reported that after a dinner on Wednesday evening Mr Juncker accused Mrs May of being "deluded" and said it …

Tony Blair announces his return to politics - and hints at starting a new anti-Brexit movement

The Brexit vote has brought many unintended side effects - one of which is Tony Blair's return to politics, 20 years after he won a landslide general election.<p>As we head towards another of those - but this time with a Conservative government poised to take the victory - the former Prime Minister …

Overweight cop who forced to resign after failing 'bleep test' sues police force who sacked her

An overweight detective was forced to resign after repeatedly failing to pass a ‘bleep test’ fitness exam, a tribunal heard.<p>Det Con Rebecca Tiffin …

Anti-Brexit advocate launches tactical UK voting campaign

LONDON (AP) — Businesswoman Gina Miller, who took the British government to court in a successful bid to win Parliament a vote on Brexit, launched a …

United Kingdom

Britain must contribute to EU budget until 2020 to secure favourable Brexit terms

Britain will have to pay into the EU budget up until 2020 if it wants Europe to grant the UK reasonable terms on a Brexit transition deal, senior sources in Whitehall have told The Telegraph.<p>The idea, which is being actively discussed by British Brexit negotiators, would require a softening of …