Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit

November 13, 2017 4:44 am0 comments
Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 348 people and injuring thousands more. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest this year. Most of those who died were in Iran’s western Kermanshah […]

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Theresa May to meet EU business leaders

November 12, 2017 5:00 pm0 comments
Theresa May to meet EU business leaders

European business leaders will meet Prime Minister Theresa May later on Monday to voice concerns about the future of UK-EU trade. Experts from groups including the CBI and BusinessEurope will stress the need for a transitional deal that preserves the status quo after Brexit. They will urge the government to […]

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Remembrance Sunday: UK events mark the nation's war dead

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Remembrance Sunday: UK events mark the nation's war dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device Politicians, members of the Royal Family and veterans are commemorating those who lost their lives in conflict as the UK marks Remembrance Sunday. A two-minute silence was held across the country and wreaths were laid at memorials. Prince Charles attended the annual ceremony […]

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Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims'

November 11, 2017 5:28 pm0 comments
Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims'

A former Scotland Yard chief was aware pornography had allegedly been found on Damian Green’s computer during a 2008-9 police probe, he has told the BBC. Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner between 2009-11, said he was briefed about the claims but regarded them as a “side issue”. The […]

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Trump says Putin insulted by US election meddling claim

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Trump says Putin insulted by US election meddling claim

President Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russian interference in the US election, Donald Trump has said after meeting him briefly at an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam. “You can only ask so many times… he said he absolutely did not meddle in our election,” the US president said. Mr […]

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Egypt drugs case: Briton in court over banned pills

November 10, 2017 5:58 pm0 comments
Egypt drugs case: Briton in court over banned pills

A British woman detained in Egypt on drug smuggling charges is due to appear in court in the Hurghada beach resort. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested last month accused of entering the country with 300 Tramadol tablets, a painkiller legal in the UK but not in Egypt. At the hearing […]

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Brexit bill: Barnier gives UK two weeks to clarify key issues

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Brexit bill: Barnier gives UK two weeks to clarify key issues

The UK has two weeks to clarify key issues or make concessions if progress is to be made in Brexit talks, the bloc’s chief negotiator has said. Michel Barnier was speaking after meeting the Brexit secretary for talks on citizens’ rights, the Irish border, and the UK’s “divorce bill”. David […]

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Brexit date and time to be enshrined in law

November 9, 2017 6:32 pm0 comments
Brexit date and time to be enshrined in law

The date the UK will leave the EU is to be put into legislation, as Theresa May warns MPs not to try to “block” Brexit. “Exit day” – 2300 GMT on 29 March 2019 – will be included in the EU Withdrawal Bill, the government has confirmed. The PM urged […]

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Penny Mordaunt set to replace Priti Patel in cabinet

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Penny Mordaunt set to replace Priti Patel in cabinet

Penny Mordaunt is set to be promoted to the cabinet as the new International Development Secretary, following the resignation of Priti Patel. The work and pensions minister, 44, is currently in 10 Downing Street as the prime minister reshuffles her cabinet. Like Ms Patel, Ms Mordaunt was among Conservatives who […]

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Priti Patel quits cabinet over Israel meetings row

November 8, 2017 6:58 pm0 comments
Priti Patel quits cabinet over Israel meetings row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Priti Patel has resigned as UK international development secretary amid controversy over her unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials. She was ordered back from an official trip in Africa by the PM and summoned to Downing Street over the row. In her resignation letter, […]

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