19 Mar
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Facebook tumbles amid flak over personal information leak

European and US authorities are demanding answers from Facebook Inc after personal information on 50m users of the social media site were leaked to UK company Cambridge Analytica, which helped the Vote Leave and Trump presidential campaigns in 2016.

19 Mar
Senators call for Facebook hearing amid election "integrity" concerns

Senators Amy Klobuchar and John Kennedy have issued a joint call to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley to hold a hearing with the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter.

19 Mar
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Putin elected to a fourth term as Russian president

Vladimir Putin was elected for a fourth six-year term as Russian President in the 19 March elections, making him the longest-serving leader of the country since dictator Joseph Stalin, although voter turnout was slightly lower than the Kremlin had reportedly been seeking.

19 Mar
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Kremlin: 'UK must prove Russian involvement in poisoning or apologise'

Russia has demanded proof of their involvement in the Salisbury poisoning, saying that otherwise the UK should apologise, even as the European Union backs Britain and requests "full and complete disclosure of its novichok programme".

19 Mar
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UK agrees Brexit transition deal with EU, loose threads remain

Britain and the European Union have agreed a 21-month Brexit transition deal to smooth the break-up after March 2019, though the Irish border remains one of several issues not yet resolved and it was described by some as "not a decisive breakthrough".

19 Mar
Trump deems McCabe and Comey notes 'fake memos'

Donald Trump's row with his own Federal Bureau of Investigation intensified on Sunday, demanding that notes of conversations taken by the Bureau's former director James Comey and recently let go deputy Andrew McCabe be referred to as "fake memos".

16 Mar
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White House denies rumours of McMaster's impending exit

Rumours about the imminent departure of national security advisor McMaster from the White House have been denied by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said McMaster and the president have a good relationship.

16 Mar
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UK MPs say no evidence of move to frictionless NIreland border

The UK government was under further pressure on Friday over Northern Ireland as a cross-party group of MPs said it saw no real chance of a frictionless border with the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.

16 Mar
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Gibraltar will retaliate against EU citizens if Spain uses Brexit veto

The Gibraltar government it has warned it would review European Union citizens’ rights living and working in the Rock if the Spanish government invokes the veto to exclude the region from a Brexit transition deal between the UK and the EU.

15 Mar
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US Treasury slaps sanctions on 19 Russians for "destabilising" cyber attacks

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians who it accuses of involvement in interference in the 2016 US presidential race and other "ongoing nefarious attacks".

15 Mar
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UK government fails to tackle air pollution at National Health Emergency level

Four select committees formed by UK members of parliament have called for a new Clean Air Act to tackle the UK’s air pollution problem, which they said could provoke half a million more early deaths after Brexit if left undealt with.

15 Mar
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Trump's new economic adviser Kudlow sparks new trade war jitters

President Donald Trump’s new chief economic adviser has triggered renewed concerns about a trade war by calling for the US to lead a coalition of nations to stand up to China.

15 Mar
Unilever opts for Rotterdam over London in head office shake-up

Unilever and the UK government have denied the consumer goods giant's decision to base its head office in the Netherlands is a vote of no-confidence in Brexit Britain.

15 Mar
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EU softens stance on trade deals as Brexit transition deal nears

European Union negotiators could allow the UK to make free trade deals during the Brexit transition period while remaining in the customs union and single markets, according to reports of the blocs plans ahead of a Sunday trip to Brussels for David Davis.

15 Mar
Russia 'soon' to expel British diplomats in Skripal poisoning spat

Russia will expel British diplomats "soon", foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday, in retaliation to the UK’s response to the Salisbury poisoning of defector Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

14 Mar
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UK needs £40bn tax raise to balance books - IFS

A tax raise of approximately £40bn is needed each year for the UK government to maintain its current spending rate and reduce the deficit by 2020, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has calculated.

14 Mar
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Toys R' Us set to shut all UK stores, 3,000 employees to lose their jobs

Toys R Us are set to start closing all 100 UK stores on Thursday leaving 3,000 staff on the street after the retailer failed to find a buyer, leading to the collapse of the company.

14 Mar
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Which? claims holidaymakers aren't warned about post-Brexit flight cancellations

Which? has revealed that millions of holidaymakers haven’t been warned properly by travel companies of the consequences of a ‘no deal’ on aviation post-Brexit, which includes potential flight disruptions and booking cancellations.

14 Mar
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UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over Salisbury nerve agent poisoning

The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after the Kremlin failed to explain its involvement in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

14 Mar
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Melrose proposes binding GKN undertakings to MPs

Melrose Industries has sought to reassure MPs about its proposed hostile takeover of GKN by proposing binding commitments on research, pensions and other matters of political concern.