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Michael Gove slams Donald Trump over climate change stance

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has slammed US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, saying the US “can’t simply walk out of the room when the heat is on.” Speaking to the wildlife charity WWF, Gove said he “deeply” regretted the US president’s stance on ...

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No. 10 shuts down access to PM May for Scottish leader Sturgeon

Published time: 21 Jul, 2017 12:23 No. 10 has withdrawn Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon’s right to demand meetings with UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a move meant to downgrade the first minister’s status. The provocative decision is likely to see Sturgeon forced to deal with Scotland ...

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Teenage girl found chopped up in freezer in suspected honor killing

Published time: 21 Jul, 2017 12:00 A 19-year-old girl’s body was allegedly chopped up and stuffed in a freezer after she was stabbed to death in a suspected honor killing at a £1.5 million home in South West London. A 21-year-old woman, understood to be the cousin of the victim, ...

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5 year old girl fined £150 by council for selling homemade lemonade

Published time: 21 Jul, 2017 10:48 A five-year-old girl has been fined £150 by her local council for selling 50p cups of homemade lemonade to festival-goers in London. The girl’s father, Andre Spicer, said his daughter set up the stall in Mile End where thousands of music fans were on ...

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UK’s soldiers and spies face penetrating review amid budget fears

Published time: 21 Jul, 2017 09:59 British military and intelligence agencies will be subjected to a major spending audit amid fears of a £20 billion ($26 billion) shortfall for the completion of major projects like warships and jets. National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill is to oversee the audit in an ...

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Slow motion Brexit: Free movement will ‘continue for years after Britain leaves the EU’

Published time: 21 Jul, 2017 09:46 The free movement of EU citizens to Britain could continue for up to two years after Brexit as part of a “soft landing” transitional deal, it has been reported. Senior sources have suggested that a major shift in opinion is underway in cabinet that ...

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Corbyn more popular than May for 1st time, polls show

Published time: 20 Jul, 2017 16:02 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is more popular than Prime Minister Theresa May with the wider public for the first time, new opinion polls suggest. New polls compiled by Ipsos MORI for the London Evening Standard newspaper reveal that May’s popularity has fallen to a ...

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British expats could lose right to move around EU post-Brexit

British citizens living abroad could lose their right to move to a different EU country post-Brexit, fraught negotiations have revealed. The future of EU and UK citizens’ rights post-Brexit has been plunged into greater uncertainty as the latest round of talks in Brussels revealed Britons’ freedom of movement around the ...

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Grenfell Tower investigators call in 9/11 experts

Published time: 20 Jul, 2017 15:47 US experts who investigated the World Trade Center’s 9/11 terrorist attack have been asked to help police identify victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said that it could take until the end of the year to gather evidence ...

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Britain wanted to threaten Saddam’s Iraq with chemical weapons

Published time: 20 Jul, 2017 15:40 Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s former prime minister, wanted to threaten the deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons before the Gulf War, documents show. The newly-released papers show that Thatcher was keen to scare Saddam with the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) ...

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