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UK and EU fail to strike Brexit talks deal

The UK and EU have failed to reach an agreement to move to the next stage of Brexit talks, Theresa May has said. The prime minister said talks would reconvene “before the end of the week” and she was “confident we will conclude this positively”. The talks are understood to have broken down after the Democratic Unionist Party refused to ...

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Trump hits out at UK PM Theresa May after far-right video tweets

Donald Trump has told Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on “terrorism” in the UK after she criticised his sharing of far-right videos. “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom,” Mr Trump tweeted. The US president had earlier retweeted three inflammatory videos posted online by a British far-right ...

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Trump hits out at May over tweet criticism

Donald Trump has told Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on “terrorism” in the UK after she criticised his sharing of far-right videos. “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom,” Mr Trump tweeted. The US president had earlier retweeted three inflammatory videos posted online by a British far-right ...

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Gold scam: Ghanaian woman defrauds British man of £200,000

A Ghanaian female scammer has allegedly defrauded a British man to the tune of £200,000. The Ghanaian reportedly convinced the British into believing that she had gold worth £5 million, and will release it after receiving the amount. The British man has been left “in a very dark place” after he spent his pension money and savings on the deal, ...

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Nana Addo meets UK Prime Minister Theresa May [Photos]

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May. The President is currently on a three-day working visit in the UK, where he is expected to deliver an address at Cambridge University. President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Ghana and UK ties Akufo-Addo’s visit to ...

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Emails reveal Foreign Office alarm at Trump travel ban

The UK government wanted to set up an internal warning system to monitor and react to decisions made by President Donald Trump, emails show. The emails reveal concerns about the impact of Mr Trump’s travel ban on UK citizens and national security. Officials did not want to be caught out by similar orders issued by the US president “just as London ...

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‘Half of women’ sexually harassed at work – BBC survey

Half of British women and a fifth of men have been sexually harassed at work or a place of study, a BBC survey says. Of the women who said they had been harassed, 63% said they didn’t report it to anyone, and 79% of the male victims kept it to themselves. The ComRes poll for BBC Radio 5 live spoke ...

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UK Police investigate new Weinstein claims

UK police are investigating a number of sexual assault allegations involving Harvey Weinstein, the BBC understands. The Metropolitan Police says he is accused of assaulting three women in separate incidents in London in the late 1980s, 1992, 2010, 2011 and 2015. Officers are looking into claims they were attacked in Westminster, Camden and west London. The Hollywood film producer has ...

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Fresh warnings as Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK

The Met Office has issued Northern Ireland with an amber weather warning as Hurricane Ophelia remains on course to hit Ireland and the UK on Monday. The warning, of “potential danger to life”, came as Ireland called a national emergency meeting. Ophelia, on its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, is currently blowing winds of 90mph (145km/h). The hurricane ...

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Uber lodges appeal over London ban

Uber has filed an appeal against the decision by London authorities to deny it a licence to operate in London. Last month, Transport for London (TfL) refused Uber a new private hire licence, saying the ride-hailing firm was not fit and proper. TfL said it took the decision on the grounds of “public safety and security implications”. The appeal process ...

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