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Westminster attack condemned abroad

Messages of condemnation and solidarity pour in from abroad after five people die in an assault on Westminster

Messages of condemnation and solidarity pour in from abroad after five people die in an assault on Westminster

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The economic case for Scottish independence

As Scottish politicians push for a fresh independence referendum we look at how oil, gas, whisky, salmon and tourism could support its aspirations.

As Scottish politicians push for a fresh independence referendum we look at how oil, gas, whisky, salmon and tourism could support its aspirations.

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UK parliament backs Brexit bill

Britain’s upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, has passed the Brexit bill paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the…

Britain’s upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, has passed the Brexit bill paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the…

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Brexit rebel Lord Heseltine is fired as UK government adviser

Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Michael Heseltine has been fired as a UK government adviser after leading moves to give Parliament the final say over Britain’s exit deal from the…

Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Michael Heseltine has been fired as a UK government adviser after leading moves to give Parliament the final say over Britain’s exit deal from the…

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UK Lords vote to give parliament more power to reject final Brexit vote

The British House of Lords has backed another amendment to the Brexit bill demanding a “meaningful” vote from parliament before Theresa May’s final deal with the…

The British House of Lords has backed another amendment to the Brexit bill demanding a “meaningful” vote from parliament before Theresa May’s final deal with the…

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Two tales of Brexit

Two British companies – two very different takes on Brexit.

Two British companies – two very different takes on Brexit.

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UK House of Lords defy government's Brexit Bill

There was an embarrassing defeat for the government in the House of Lords over guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals to live in the UK after Brexit.

There was an embarrassing defeat for the government in the House of Lords over guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals to live in the UK after Brexit.

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Outcry as Britain deports grandmother after nearly 30 years in Britain

A Singapore woman, married to a British man for 27 years with two children and a grandchild has been deported for failing to satisfy residency requirements.

A Singapore woman, married to a British man for 27 years with two children and a grandchild has been deported for failing to satisfy residency requirements.

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Brexit goes to the Lords

The House of Commons two weeks ago passed the very short bill which allows PM May to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of the UK leaving the EU.

The House of Commons two weeks ago passed the very short bill which allows PM May to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of the UK leaving the EU.

Europe

Juncker warns Britain must pay 'hefty bill' to leave the EU

The UK will face a “very hefty” bill for leaving the European Union, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.

The UK will face a “very hefty” bill for leaving the European Union, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.

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Parliamentary debate on Trump's state visit to UK nears

British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised many by inviting President Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain and was the first world leader to visit him in Washington.

British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised many by inviting President Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain and was the first world leader to visit him in Washington.

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Netanyahu calls on Britain to join new sanctions against Iran

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been received at Downing Street for his first face-to-face meeting with his British counterpart.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been received at Downing Street for his first face-to-face meeting with his British counterpart.

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The White Paper wish-list: what the UK's Brexit negotiators want

Free trade, customs, immigration, budget payments and security. Find out what the UK has on its wish-list as it prepares for divorce talks with Brussels.

Free trade, customs, immigration, budget payments and security. Find out what the UK has on its wish-list as it prepares for divorce talks with Brussels.

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UK push for Brexit clears first legislative hurdle

Members of the UK parliament have voted in favour of allowing the introduction of a bill that would let the government begin Brexit negotiations

Members of the UK parliament have voted in favour of allowing the introduction of a bill that would let the government begin Brexit negotiations

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Debating Brexit: process moves to UK parliament

MPs in the UK have begun debating the bill to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Two days have been set aside for the second reading debate of the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.

MPs in the UK have begun debating the bill to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Two days have been set aside for the second reading debate of the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.

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Article 50 and how to trigger Brexit

When British PM Theresa May announced she intended to trigger Article 50, she had hoped to do so without too much red tape.

When British PM Theresa May announced she intended to trigger Article 50, she had hoped to do so without too much red tape.

Europe

The Brief From Brussels: Brexit race starts

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of all the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of all the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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Silkie Carlo: "this legislation treats all citizens as suspects"

Silkie Carlo is a policy officer for Liberty, the National Council for Civil Liberties in the UK. One of many NGOs campaigning against the Investigatory Powers Act. She tells Valerie Gauriat why her o

Silkie Carlo is a policy officer for Liberty, the National Council for Civil Liberties in the UK. One of many NGOs campaigning against the Investigatory Powers Act. She tells Valerie Gauriat why her o

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David Anderson: "finding the guilty and exonerating the innocent"

David Anderson is the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the United Kingdom. He is the author of the Bulk Powers Review, which analyses the operational case of bulk collection of data,

David Anderson is the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the United Kingdom. He is the author of the Bulk Powers Review, which analyses the operational case of bulk collection of data,