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August 6, 2017 4:42 am gmt |
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A British model thought she was traveling to Milan for a photoshoot, but was instead kidnapped, drugged, and hidden in a suitcase to be sold online to the highest bidder, Italian authorities said Saturday. The 20-year-old model was held captive for six days, handcuffed to furniture while her kidnappe...
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August 5, 2017 10:24 am gmt |
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  Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Friday (August 4) called for “unique solutions” to relations between Britain and the European Union after Brexit, including a possible bilateral customs union between Britain and the EU and an alternative to the European Court of Justice to over...
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August 5, 2017 6:48 am gmt |
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A judge in the US state of Nevada has recommended the release on $30,000 (£23,000) bail of a UK computer expert. Prosecutors told the court that Marcus Hutchins had admitted to writing and selling malware code designed to steal banking details. His lawyer said he denied all the charges against him. M...
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July 28, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday (July 28) he wanted to avoid a “cliff edge” departure from the European Union in 2019 and planned to deliver “business as usual” immediately after Brexit. Hammond said any “transitional period” after leaving th...
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July 28, 2017 8:06 am gmt |
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Brexit Secretary David Davis is confident negotiations will continue as planned after reports that Brussels may delay trade talks because of a lack of progress on the “divorce” settlement. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier had wanted progress on the exit payment, citizens’ rights a...
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July 28, 2017 7:58 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Defence Minister Michael Fallon have said the country plans to send their two new aircraft carriers to the disputed South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing. On an official visit to Australia, Johnson said on Thursday (July 27) that sailing th...
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July 23, 2017 12:38 pm gmt |
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Gender pay gap in Britain was a “serious” area of discrimination in the country, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday (July 23). His comments came after the BBC published the salaries of its highest earners, revealing a wide gap between what it pays its top male and femal...
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July 23, 2017 6:49 am gmt |
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A documentary about Britain’s Princess Diana aims tells the story of her life and death from the perspective of Princes William and Harry, who spoke publicly at length about their relationship with their mother for the first time in the film. “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy”...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...