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British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn receives peace prize amid media silence

December 11, 2017 2:30 pm
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn receives peace prize amid media silence

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded an international peace prize for his anti-war efforts, an event that was largely ignored by major British and international media. Corbyn received the prestigious Sean MacBride Peace Prize for his “sustained and powerful political work for disarmament […]

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UK poor population grows by 700,000: Report

December 4, 2017 8:30 am
UK poor population grows by 700,000: Report

The UK’s poor population has grown in size by 700,000 people, according to a new report. (File photo) The UK’s poor population has grown by 700,000 people over the past four years, a new report shows. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report showed that 400,000 more children and 300,000 more […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May under growing pressure to reveal true cost of European Union divorce bill

December 3, 2017 12:53 am
British Prime Minister Theresa May under growing pressure to reveal true cost of European Union divorce bill

Britain Prime minister Theresa May answers journalists after a summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, on November 24, 2017. (AFP photo) British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing growing pressure from within her own Conservative Party to reveal the true cost of leaving the European Union and settling […]

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British government bans agencies from using Russian Kaspersky software

December 2, 2017 2:40 am
British government bans agencies from using Russian Kaspersky software

A picture taken on October 17, 2016 shows an employee walking behind a glass wall with machine coding symbols at the headquarters of Internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow. (Photo by AFP) The British government has forbidden its agencies responsible for national security from using Russian anti-virus software Kaspersky, according […]

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Anger in UK over reported $50 billion Brexit bill

November 29, 2017 2:44 am
Anger in UK over reported $50 billion Brexit bill

This file photo taken on February 18, 2017 shows demonstrators dressed as custom officials at a mock customs checkpoint at the northern Ireland – Ireland border crossing between Dundalk in the Repulic of Ireland and Killeen in northern Ireland to protest against the potential introduction of border checks following the […]

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UK, EU reportedly agree on Brexit bill

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UK, EU reportedly agree on Brexit bill

The Union Jack (L), the national flag of the United Kingdom, and the flag of the European Union are pictured within a bilateral meeting of Britain. (File photo) The UK and EU have reportedly reached an agreement on the terms of the Brexit financial settlement, a report says. According to The […]

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History will condemn Brexit ‘disaster’, says UK Conservative MP Anna Soubry

November 27, 2017 2:29 am
History will condemn Brexit ‘disaster’, says UK Conservative MP Anna Soubry

UK Conservative MP Anna Soubry The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) is shaping up to be a “disaster” that history will condemn, says Member of Parliament Anna Soubry. Soubry, an outspoken Tory MP who campaigned against leaving the EU in last year’s Brexit referendum, said Sunday that anti-EU […]

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Brexit: Ireland urges UK to stay in customs union to avoid hard border

November 26, 2017 2:04 am
Brexit: Ireland urges UK to stay in customs union to avoid hard border

Anti-Brexit campaigners are seen south of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. (Photo by Reuters) The Republic of Ireland has threatened to veto Brexit trade talks unless Britain provides guarantees over Dublin’s border with Northern Ireland. The Irish EU commissioner, Phil Hogan, said on Sunday that […]

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British Defense Minister Tobias Elwood threatens to quit over army budget cuts

November 25, 2017 11:00 pm
British Defense Minister Tobias Elwood threatens to quit over army budget cuts

British Defense Minister Tobias Elwood (File photo) The British defense Minister has threatened to resign if the ministry goes ahead with spending cut plans, under which the army would lose 12,000 soldiers. Tobias Ellwood, the minister responsible for service personnel and veterans, expressed his “deep discomfort” to his colleagues over […]

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European Union President Donald Tusk says reaching Brexit deal by December ‘huge challenge’

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European Union President Donald Tusk says reaching Brexit deal by December ‘huge challenge’

UK Prime Minister Theresa May (R) speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk during an EU summit at the European Council in Brussels on November 24, 2017. (AFP photo) European Union President Donald Tusk says that a Brexit deal by December is a “huge challenge” and has given UK Prime […]

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