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In Britain
March 5, 2017 12:19 pm gmt |
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The UK should make a unilateral decision to safeguard the rights of EU nationals living in the UK, according to a cross-party group of MPs. They say EU citizens who contribute to the UK economy should not be forced to live “under a cloud of uncertainty”. Members of the Exiting the EU comm...
In Technology
December 21, 2016 12:22 pm gmt |
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Anyone who buys a drone in future in the UK may have to register it and take a safety test. That could be the outcome of a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules. There could also be tougher penalties for anyone who flies a drone in a no-fly zone, with the possibility of […]...
In Britain
December 21, 2016 7:29 am gmt |
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The UK and Argentina have signed a deal to identify 123 Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands. The International Committee of the Red Cross has been negotiating an agreement on taking DNA samples from the remains of men who died in the 1982 conflict. The graves in the Argentine memorial c...
In Britain
December 14, 2016 7:21 am gmt |
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George Osborne has told MPs that they share some responsibility for the terrible events happening in Syria. The ex-chancellor said the unfolding tragedy in Aleppo had not “come out of a vacuum” but was due to “a vacuum of Western and British leadership”. Parliament had helped ...
In Britain
November 23, 2016 7:14 am gmt |
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The centre-right leader of the European Parliament denounced British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday (November 22) as “arrogant” and asked the United Kingdom to “step back” from future negotiations among the 27 member states which will form the European Union after ...
In Britain
October 30, 2016 9:58 am gmt |
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Brexit presents the biggest economic opportunity for the UK in decades, First Minster Arlene Foster has told the DUP conference. Mrs Foster also criticised the Irish government for allowing “political instability in Dublin” to drive its decision making “as much as any concern for No...
In Britain
October 12, 2016 7:10 am gmt |
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Whitehall officials believe the UK may need to make big payments to the EU to secure preferential trading terms after Brexit, BBC Newsnight has learned. During the EU referendum, Vote Leave claimed leaving the EU could save the UK £350m a week in contributions. But an unnamed cabinet minister has tol...
In Britain
September 14, 2016 9:03 am gmt |
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EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said the bloc is not at risk from Brexit, in his first State of the Union address since the UK’s unexpected vote to leave the EU. And he warned the UK that it could expect access to the EU’s internal market without free movement of people. T...
In Britain
August 16, 2016 8:17 am gmt |
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UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has slammed the rise of racism and xenophobia in Britain, advising authorities to focus on real issues instead of fueling racial tensions. Corbyn, who is fighting former BBC producer Owen Smith to retain the party leadership, made the remarks during a Black, Asian and m...
In Britain
August 3, 2016 10:00 am gmt |
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There is “scant evidence” that Britain would reach the target set by David Cameron last year of resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees in the country by 2020, MPs have said in a damaging report, which calls the response to the refugee crisis of 2015-16 a “Europe-wide failure”. The Home Affairs select comm...
In Britain
July 29, 2016 10:24 am gmt |
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Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project in Somerset, approved the funding at a board meeting. Contrac...
In Britain
July 29, 2016 10:08 am gmt |
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The UK’s first maternity clinic for women who have been victims of rape and sexual assault has opened. It will provide extra antenatal support with specially-trained midwives, psychologists and paediatricians. Co-run by Barts Health NHS Trust in London, the scheme could be introduced in other U...
In Britain
June 28, 2016 12:54 pm gmt |
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British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday he was seriously considering entering the race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister. Hunt, who backed the campaign to stay in the European Union, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme he was weighing up whether to put his name forwa...
In Britain
June 28, 2016 9:00 am gmt |
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David Cameron is to meet European Union leaders for the first time since the UK voted to leave. The UK prime minister will discuss the implications of the Brexit vote and the way ahead at an EU summit in Brussels. German, French and Italian leaders said on Monday there could be no “formal or in...
In Britain
June 27, 2016 12:09 pm gmt |
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Scotland will do whatever it takes to remain in the European Union, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday (June 26), following Britain’s exit from the bloc. Scotland, a nation of five million people, voted to stay in the EU by 62 to 38 percent in Thursday’s (June 23) referendum, p...
In Europe
June 24, 2016 10:15 am gmt |
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Shocked EU leaders have called for stability and solidarity – but also for change and reform – after the UK voted to leave the organisation. President of the European Council Donald Tusk said the remaining 27 members were determined to stay united. But leaders like Italian PM Matteo Renzi...
In Britain
June 24, 2016 8:17 am gmt |
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Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced. He said he would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and mont...
In Britain
June 24, 2016 6:07 am gmt |
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The value of the pound has fallen dramatically as it emerged that the UK had voted to leave the EU. At one stage it hit $1.3305, a fall of more than 10%, and a low not seen since 1985. Before the results started to come in, the pound had risen as high as $1.50, as […]...
In Britain
June 23, 2016 10:00 am gmt |
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon voted in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership on Thursday morning (June 23). Sturgeon arrived at a polling station in Glasgow with husband Peter Murrell to cast her ballot. The leader of Scotland’s devolved government has said i...