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Britain and EU reach historic deal on Brexit divorce terms

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LONDON: Britain and the EU reached a historic deal on Friday on the terms of the Brexit divorce after Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Brussels for early morning talks. The European Commission said it “recommends sufficient progress” had been made by Britain on separation issues including the Irish border, ...

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MI5 Reportedly Foils Plot To Kill Prime Minister

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Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 has foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, U.K. media reports. Two men have been charged with terrorism-related offenses in connection with the plot, which reportedly involved using improvised explosives to blow up the gate at No. 10 Downing Street, the prime ...

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Very good progress made on Brexit, says Theresa May

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May insisted “very good progress” was being made in Brexit negotiations – as the DUP said there was “more work to be done”. PM May appeared in Prime Minister’s Questions after a phone call with DUP leader Arlene Foster, who has refused to support draft plans ...

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Around 50 leaders, excluding Trump set for Paris climate summit

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PARIS: Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said. China and India’s leaders won’t attend the December 12 meeting either, though each will send a minister, in what is billed as ...

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PM Theresa May in Brussels for key Brexit talks

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BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet key European Union (EU) figures on Monday here for talks on Brexit which could determine whether the UK is able to move on to negotiations on trade. The Prime Minister, accompanied by the Brexit Secretary David Davis, will meet European Commission president ...

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Trump fires back at Theresa May with wrong Twitter handle

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WASHINGTON/LONDON: US President Trump on Wednesday fired back at British Prime Minister Theresa May’s criticism of him retweeting anti-Muslim videos, telling her on Twitter to instead focus on her own domestic issues. “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United ...

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May accuses Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West

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LONDON: Theresa May has accused Russia of running a covertly propaganda war using fake news to “sow discord” in the west and “meddle in elections”. The prime minister said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “open economies and free societies” across the ...

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British official urges social media companies to block militant content

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LONDON: Britain’s top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks. Amber Rudd, home secretary in the conservative British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, told an audience at New America, ...

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Labour calls for probe into Priti Patel meetings in Israel

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LONDON: Theresa May is under pressure to launch an investigation into one of her Cabinet ministers for failing to disclose meetings with top Israeli officials. Labour accused International Development Secretary Priti Patel of committing four “serious breaches” of the ministerial code over her trip to the Middle East in August. ...

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PM May Demands End to Sexual Harassment at Top of Politics

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LONDON: Theresa May said sexual harassment among top politicians can’t be tolerated any longer as she battles to control the fallout from claims of inappropriate behavior in Parliament. The U.K. prime minister proposed a set of rules to protect staff and colleagues of lawmakers, and ordered an inquiry into a ...

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