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Libyan Parliament Condemns Boris Johnson Over 'Dead Bodies' Comment

MPs demand an apology.<p>Libya’s parliament has condemned Boris Johnson for joking about “dead bodies” getting in the way of businesses investing in the …

Conservative Party

Government warned it must replace Bradford's millions in EU funding after Brexit

BRADFORD and the wider city region will need millions of pounds of Government cash to replace the European funding lost through Brexit, Bradford …

United Kingdom

Tory immigration plans all at sea as Amber Rudd tries to soften Brexit blow

The Home Secretary tried to reassure bosses but colleague Brandon Lewis insists free movement ends as soon as Brexit happens.<p>Tory immigration plans …

Maltese PM: I'm starting to believe Brexit will not happen

Joseph Muscat, who has inside view of Brexit talks as his country holds EU presidency, sees signs that ‘tide is turning’<p>Brexit may not happen and a political leader in Britain should show courage and fight for a referendum on the terms of the country’s exit deal with the EU, the prime minister of …

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Theresa May refuses to answer Syria airstrikes question three times

Theresa May refused three times to answer a question on whether the UK would engage in air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria without a …

Middle East

Theresa May vows not to raise VAT but won't rule out other income tax increases

Theresa May has indicated she could raise income tax or national insurance if she wins the general election, as she refused to guarantee that her …

Boris Johnson stands by £350m extra NHS funding after Brexit campaign claim

Boris Johnson has stood by his pre-referendum promise to provide the NHS with an extra £350m a week after Britain’s exit from the European …

Nicola Sturgeon admits she will use SNP votes in general election to press for indy ref 2

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of treating Scots like “fools” as she finally admitted she will try and use SNP votes in the general election as a further mandate for a second independence referendum.<p>In an abrupt about-turn, the First Minister argued the Nationalists winning more seats and votes …

United Kingdom
University of London
Extremism

David Cameron says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill as Theresa May meets EU negotatiors in Downing Street

David Cameron has said Britain should settle its £50 billion “divorce bill” with the European Union before trade talks can start, as Theresa May held her first face-to-face meeting with the EU’s chief negotiator.<p>The Prime Minister is not thought to have discussed exit payments when she met Michel …

United Kingdom

Bomb found near Catholic primary school in Northern Ireland

The device was found in Ardoyne – an area synonymous with The Troubles.<p>A bomb was been discovered outside the gates of a Catholic primary school in …

Theresa May 'facing Cabinet split over General Election 2017 tax plans'

Theresa May is facing a Cabinet split over suggestions the Conservatives are poised to abandon a pledge not to raise major taxes after the election.<p><b>Latest poll tracker and odds</b><p>Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, suggested last week that David Cameron's pledge not to raise income tax, VAT or national …

Russia
North Africa

MPs reject first set of amendments to Brexit law | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - MPs on Monday rejected the first set of proposed amendments to legislation that would give Prime Minister Theresa May the right to notify the European Union of Britain’s intention to leave the bloc.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint news conference with …

North Africa

UK military readiness called into question as litany of equipment problems surface

Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyers too 'noisy' underwater, report says.<p>Several equipment failures and bungled procurement deals raise questions about …

Weber says EU wouldn't accept Catalan independence

The leader of the European Parliament's center-right bloc says the EU would not accept Catalan independence, Spanish media report. German MEP Manfred …

Europe

Trump's travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now | Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 60,000 visas were revoked under U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the State Department said on Friday, in one of several government communications clarifying how the order is …

Immigration

BT suffers worst day in more than 30 years as shares are battered by accounts scandal and tough outlook

BT suffered its worst ever day as a public company as an accounting scandal in Italy and the loss of lucrative big contracts at home wiped out all the gains its shares have made under chief executive Gavin Patterson.<p>Investors punished BT for revealing a deterioration in its UK public sector and …

Stock Markets

Supreme court poised to deliver article 50 judgment

Lord Neuberger to summarise decision on whether government needs approval of MPs and peers to initiate EU exit<p>Brexit ruling: supreme court announces article 50 judgment - live<p>The supreme court is due to deliver its eagerly awaited Brexit judgment declaring whether ministers or parliament have legal …

European Union

Bernie Sanders tells Donald Trump 'you made a big mistake'

The Vermont senator sent messages of support to the Women's March on Washington<p>Former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders sent out a message of …

Donald Trump shows off 'secret' Obama letter

President Trump has revealed that Barack Obama left a letter for him in the Oval Office, but says he will not be divulging its contents to the media.<p>Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for senior White House staff, Donald Trump said: "It was really very nice of him to do that and we will cherish …

Iran sentences British charity worker to 5 years in jail for espionage

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has both British and Iranian citizenship, was charged with trying to overthrow the government. Her daughter has also …

South Asia

Former President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh leaves the country after election defeat

Jammeh boarded a plane from an airport in Banjul bound for Guinea.<p>The Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country after he was ousted …