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UK cyber security researcher slams brakes on virus

It is not often that you can halt a global hacking attack for a tenner. But when you do, you spend your money fast.<p>Although Friday’s attack infected …

Will Brexit drive Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom?

<i>Judy Dempsey is the author of “Das Phänomen Merkel” (Körber-Stiftung, 2013). She also edits the Carnegie Endowment’s Strategic Europe blog.</i><p>During the run-up to Ireland and Britain joining the European Union in 1973, my high school class in Dublin was completely divided over the merits of joining …

Manchester bombing live updates: Police are investigating 'terror network' behind suicide attack

Welcome to <i>The Independent</i>'s live blog on the aftermath of the Manchester bombing attack.<p>Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the UK terror threat level …

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Hard Brexit 'could impact Northern Ireland legal profession'

<b>A hard Brexit could have drastic consequences for the legal profession in Northern Ireland, according to the International Bar Association.</b><p>It will be one of the main topics under discussion at a global conference of lawyers getting under way in Belfast this week.<p>More than 400 lawyers from around …

Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their first meeting on Wednesday after they exchanged sharp words last year, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff’s message.<p>Under clear blue skies, Trump received a tribute from the Swiss …

What is Operation Temperer: Theresa May becomes first PM to deploy up to 5,000 soldiers on streets

Theresa May’s unprecedented decision to deploy up to 5,000 armed troops at key strategic sites makes her the first Prime Minister to use a new plan for a show of force in the face of major terrorist threats.<p>It puts her at odds with her predecessor David Cameron who was reluctant to use the …