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Vote Leave £50,000,000 football prediction competition ‘harvested people’s data’

Football fans who were offered the chance to win £50,000,000 had their data collected for the Vote Leave campaign, it has been claimed.<p>The …

Trump nuclear deal pullout: Iran politicians set fire to US flag in parliament and chant 'death to America'

Iranian MPs have set fire to a US flag and chanted “death to America” during a session of parliament, following Donald Trump‘s decision to pull out …

South Asia

Theresa May forced to give MPs single market vote after shock defeat

MPs will have a vote on remaining in the European Economic Area – effectively a vote on the single market – after a shock defeat for the government in the Lords.<p>It means the Brexit strategy of both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn has been blown apart in the last 24 hours.<p>The rebel Labour amendment in …

Great Britain

Johnson says EU customs partnership plan is 'crazy'

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has told officials to do more work on future EU customs arrangements after her foreign minister attacked one of her Brexit proposals as “crazy”.<p>Boris Johnson’s broadside against what some say is May’s preferred option for ensuring Britain’s new …

Great Britain

The row over Brexit and the border threatens to stop the slow removal of the peace walls that divide Protestant and Catholic<p>Pointing down the hill at an opening in the metal fence that runs through north Belfast’s Alexandra Park, Ciarán Shannon, 58, recalls venturing to the bottom end of the park …

Ireland

Do We Ever Really Die Online?

Social media is turning into a giant graveyard, with sometimes disturbing consequences. So what can we do to keep control of our data after we're gone? Kieran Yates looks at one of the great conundrums of the digital age<p><b>Imagine a future where your great, great grandchildren</b> are gathered around a …

Social Media

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Northern Europe

New LED streetlights may double cancer risk, new research warns

Britain’s new generation of street lights risk dramatically increasing rates of breast and prostate cancer, according to a new study.<p>Scientists have warned officials to consider limiting the roll-out of LED (light-emitting diode) lights after an investigation indicated a “strong link” between the …

Cancer

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging 2016 campaign conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.<p>The complaint, filed in federal …

Donald Trump

David Davis: There is room for "significant regulatory divergence" after Brexit

David Davis has said there is room for "significant regulatory divergence" after Brexit because alignment will focus on outcomes rather than …

Labour’s free bus travel for the under 25s is a decent policy, but a political masterstroke

“This party isn’t for you,” say Tories.<p>Is Labour’s plan to make bus travel free for under 25s a clever political gambit, which will lock in the youth …

Like a panicked, hungover student trying to get their essay done, Theresa May’s cabinet risks likely failure. Let’s be sensible, and change the deadline<p>You may have never heard of Wallonia, a French-speaking region in Belgium with a population smaller than Yorkshire’s. But in 2016 – just after the …

United Kingdom

Air strikes in Syria could make things even worse – which is why parliament needs the opportunity to stop Theresa May

The horror in eastern Ghouta at the weekend was truly sickening. People foaming at the mouth, children suffocating, scores dead. We’ve seen these …

Middle East

An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep<p>When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts …

Sleep

UK lawmakers suggest postponing Brexit in committee report

A cross-party parliamentary committee has urged the government to consider a "limited extension" if key issues aren't dealt with. The committee's …

Great Britain

Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your stamina -- or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise -- can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, found that women with high cardiovascular fitness, or high stamina, had an …

Dementia

David Davis says he could live with shorter Brexit transition period

David Davis, the Brexit secretary, has said he “could live with” a 21-month transition period as Britain leaves the EU. He made the concession, demanded by commission negotiators, with EU talks in Brussels a week away.<p>Davis told BBC Newsnight: “I’m not bothered too much about the question of …

Great Britain

Russian spy attack: PM prepares reprisals as deadline passes

Theresa May is preparing to chair a meeting of the national security council after the midnight deadline she set Moscow over the spy poisoning case passed.<p>The prime minister is preparing to set out a range of reprisals against the Russian state, including calls for fresh sanctions, visa bans and …

Russia

Brexit latest: Donald Tusk rejects managed divergence as he reveals EU27's draft negotiating guidelines

European Council President Donald Tusk has rebuffed Theresa May's hopes of a dynamic trading relationship, insisting the only option available would …

United Kingdom

Britain First leaders jailed over anti-Muslim hate crimes

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, leaders of far-right group, both found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment<p>The leaders of the far-right group Britain First have been jailed for a series of hate crimes against Muslims.<p>The group’s leader, Paul Golding, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, …

Crime

Donald Tusk sounded tough but it was worth listening to what he didn’t say

Donald Tusk was like a disappointed parent, with a “more in sorrow than in anger” tone, understanding why Theresa May was demanding the impossible …

United Kingdom

The official date of Brexit may be closer than you think

Is it Brexit yet? No - but the official date may be closer than you think, with reports suggesting the UK is falling in with the EU's suggestion that …

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

Remainers launch campaign for second Brexit referendum

Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters have had a change of heart about leaving the European …

May will not sack Brexit minister over claims of civil servants' bias

PM says Steve Baker will apologise to parliament for implying officials produced skewed reports to influence Brexit policy<p>Theresa May has criticised her minister, Steve Baker, but said she would not sack the prominent Brexiter after he aired claims that civil servants had deliberately produced …

Civil Service

Theresa May is so weak her ministers are now publicly suggesting that Brexit won’t happen

Phillip Lee, the Justice Minister, suggested last night that Britain could stay in the European Union after all – and he is still a member of the …

United Kingdom

EU agrees Brexit 'transition' negotiation guidelines

<b>The European Union has set out its demands for the temporary transition period after the UK leaves in March 2019.</b><p>The EU wants the UK to continue to follow its rules but not be involved in making decisions.<p>Brexit Secretary David Davis said the UK wanted a "right to object" to new laws passed by the …

Angela Merkel humiliates Theresa May over Brexit talks

Merkel mocked May over Brexit talks at Davos.<p>Angela Merkel left journalists in fits of laughter after she joked about Theresa May and the state of …

The Tory party is now in a state of open war

Pressure is building up in the Tory party, and without a release valve an explosion is on the cards.<p>Towards the end of last year, conventional wisdom …