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July 21, 2017 11:17 am gmt |
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A group of MPs have written to PM Theresa May asking her to intervene in the case of 14 Saudi prisoners believed to be facing imminent execution. The MPs say they are “gravely concerned” UK police training of Saudi agents may have directly enabled the arrests under anti-cyber crime law. T...
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July 21, 2017 9:49 am gmt |
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A British woman says she is being forced to go to court to get an apology after she was questioned by counter-terrorism police for reading a Syrian art book on a plane. Faizah Shaheen was reported to authorities by Thomson cabin crew on a honeymoon flight to Turkey in 2016. Her lawyers told the BBC&#...
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July 21, 2017 8:50 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday (July 21) that his country stands with Japan in efforts to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and missile development program, calling on China to help bring Pyongyang back to negotiations with world powers. Johnson met with his Japanese counter...
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July 19, 2017 2:56 pm gmt |
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Britain’s royal couple Prince William and his wife Kate were received by Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (July 19), shortly after they arrived in Germany for a three-day visit. Merkel welcomed the royals outside her offices and briefly posed for cameras with them before they entered the b...
In Britain
July 14, 2017 10:29 am gmt |
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Outgoing Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has revealed he decided to quit several weeks before the general election but did not announce his decision publicly. Mr Farron said he had put the decision “to bed” about two weeks into the campaign, and denied deceiving voters by continuing to fight th...
In Britain
July 14, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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Five acid attacks took place in London late on Thursday night (July 13), local media reported. Footage from the location of one of the incidents in the borough of Hackney showed a stationary moped by a police cordon. According to reports, the attacks began at 22.25 local time (21.25 GMT) when two men...
In Britain
July 7, 2017 10:27 am gmt |
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Boris Johnson has dismissed leadership speculation, saying Theresa May has shown “unbelievable grace and steel”. The foreign secretary said the PM had “put things back together and got the show back on the road” after a “difficult” election. Asked about about any l...
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July 7, 2017 10:19 am gmt |
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There must be no “safe spaces” for terrorist funding in the global financial system, Theresa May will tell a meeting of the G20 on Friday. The UK PM will focus on ways to track small sums of money used to finance “lone wolf” attacks, as well as large transfers, at the summit i...
In Britain
June 12, 2017 10:41 am gmt |
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The Conservatives will still press ahead with their Brexit plans, including splitting from the EU’s single-market and seeking a bespoke customs deal, despite failing to secure a majority at the general election, UK’s Brexit Minister David Davis has said. “The reason for leaving the ...
In Britain
June 10, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May kept finance minister Philip Hammond in his job on Friday (June 9), a day after she was weakened by failing to win a parliamentary majority in an election. Before the election there had been widespread speculation in the British media that May would replace Hammond ...
In Britain
June 10, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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The election debacle of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Thursday has posed uncertainty over Brexit talks, while the European Union (EU) said on Friday that it is ready to start the negotiation. The EU is “ready and well-prepared” to begin the Brexit negoti...
In Britain
June 9, 2017 6:28 am gmt |
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Britain has a hung parliament as it is impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute  majority in the House of Commons. But what exactly is a hung parliament and what happens if no party wins the General Election 2017? Who will be the prime minister? When will we get t...
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June 8, 2017 11:27 am gmt |
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UK voters headed to the polls on Thursday (June 8) amid tight security after two Islamist attacks killed 30 people in Manchester and London in less than two weeks. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of the election has raised questions over whether she wi...
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June 7, 2017 10:21 am gmt |
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Security was high as London Bridge and Borough High Street were fully reopened for traffic on Wednesday (June 7), four days after the area was the target of a deadly attack. Assailants rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday (June 3) and then stabbed revellers in the third major mi...
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June 7, 2017 5:55 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May says human rights laws will be changed “if they get in the way” of the country’s fight against terror. Speaking in the wake of a terrorist attack in London that left seven dead, May said she would seek to introduce longer prison terms for those con...
In Britain
June 6, 2017 10:43 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May began her day of campaigning at a bakery in Lancashire on Tuesday (June 6). With two days to go until Britain holds a national election, opinion polls have shown that May’s lead over the opposition Labour party has ebbed over the last three weeks, with some pu...
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June 6, 2017 6:28 am gmt |
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British police on Monday (June 5) named two of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge late on Saturday (June 3) and injured dozens more, and said one of them was previously known to the security services. London’s Metropolitan Police said one attacker was Khuram Shazad B...
In Britain
June 5, 2017 11:03 am gmt |
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Britain’s terror threat level will remain at “severe” after militants killed seven people and injured 48 in London, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (June 5), describing the assault as an attack on the free world. May spoke after chairing a meeting of the government’s...
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June 5, 2017 6:44 am gmt |
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The Islamic State group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the recent terror attack that killed seven people in the heart of London. Although the attackers were also dead, authorities raced to determine whether they had accomplices, and Prime Minister Theresa May warned that the country faced a new th...