Political News
17 Jul
Iran lodges International Court of Justice complaint over US sanctions

Iran has filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the United States’ reimposition of sanctions, the country’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

17 Jul
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UK migration numbers fall to four-year low

Net migration from the European Union to the UK fell to its lowest level since 2013, fresh data from the Office of National Statistics has shown.

17 Jul
OBR sees no Brexit dividend as Carney warns on no deal

The government’s fiscal watchdog has rejected the prime minister’s claim there will be a “Brexit dividend” for the public finances as the governor of the Bank of England warned of serious economic consequences if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

17 Jul
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Vote Leave fined, referred to police over spending rules breach

The Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum, Britain’s Electoral Commission said on Tuesday.

17 Jul
OBR to warn NHS spending pledge ups pressure for tax rises

The government’s unfunded pledge to spend more on the National Health Service has increased pressure for tax rises, the Office for Budget Responsibility will warn on Tuesday.

16 Jul
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Trump calls for 'extraordinary relationship' with Putin's Russia

President Donald Trump has called for the US and Russia to embark on an “extraordinary relationship” after a historic first summit with counterpart Vladimir Putin.

16 Jul
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Tusk warns EU, China, US and Russia to reduce trade tensions

European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday called on Europe, China, the US and Russia to work together and avoid trade wars that could lead to "conflict and chaos".

13 Jul
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Trump's 2nd day starts with furore over attack on May's Brexit plan

US President Donald Trump started the second day of his tour to the UK amid the usual controversy after he attacked Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, suggesting they would sink any future free trade deal with the US.

12 Jul
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Trump arrives in UK for controversial first visit

US President Donald Trump arrived in the UK on Thursday for a controversial four-day visit for talks with his counterpart Theresa May and tea with the Queen.

12 Jul
UK seeks limited visa-free travel for citizens in Brexit White Paper

EU and British citizens should be allowed to travel without a visa for temporary work and holidays under plans unveiled in the UK government's long awaited Brexit White Paper.

12 Jul
Trump claims he has forced $33bn increase in NATO spending

US President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday he had forced other countries in the NATO alliance to increase their spending by $33bn, according to media reports.

10 Jul
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UK advised to invest in cheaper and safer renewables, rather than nuclear

The UK government should ditch its plans to build more nuclear plants and invest in cleaner, cheaper and safer renewable energy, the National Infrastructure Commission advised on Tuesday.

10 Jul
MPs accuse big pub cos of 'gaming system' over tenants rights

A cross-party parliamentary committee has written to business minister Richard Harrington accusing pub companies of "gaming the system" and flouting rules on tenants rights.

09 Jul
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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quits over May Brexit plan

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday following the departure of Brexit Secretary David Davis in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for a final deal with Brussels.

09 Jul
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Dominic Raab appointed as UK Brexit Secretary after Davis resigns

UK Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Dominic Raab as her new Brexit Secretary after David Davis sensationally resigned from the UK government on Monday, a day after warring ministers appeared to have reached a consensus over Britain's exit plan from the European Union.

08 Jul
Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, GDP, pensions, submarines, Sky

Theresa May’s desperate attempts to unite her party and country behind a new Brexit blueprint are under severe strain, as more than 100 entrepreneurs and founders of UK businesses dismissed it as unworkable – and hardline anti-EU Conservative MPs warned it could mean an outcome worse than “no deal” at all. There were also signs that Brussels was less than impressed after an initial examination of the plans, which were thrashed out and agreed by the entire cabinet at an all-day summit at Chequers on Friday.