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EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is imposing sanctions on Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain and a Syrian research center as the bloc steps up its action against the use of chemical weapons. EU foreign ministers on Monday slapped travel bans and asset freezes on nine people and on Syria’s Scientific […]
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Chinese growth lowest in 28 years as Davos gets under way - business live

Official data show China’s economy grew 6.6% last year as the world’s global elite head to the World Economic Forum 9.13am GMT William Hill has warned on profits (again) and said it would revamp its betting shops. It is looking at new products to offer alternatives to fixed-odds betting terminals, following the UK government’s decision to slash maximum stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2. The bookmaker had previously announced it would shut 900 betting shops in the UK.William Hill already cut it...
Tags: Business, UK, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Davos, Britain, Asia Pacific, William Hill, World Economic Forum, Peter Duffy, Davos 2018, Davos 2019, UK William Hill


Israeli bombardment in Syria kills 11: monitor

Israeli strikes that hit several targets in Syria overnight to Monday killed at least 11 pro-regime fighters including two Syrians, a war monitor said. Israel's military said it had targeted a number of Iranian installations in the country early on Monday, hours after intercepting a rocket fired from Syrian territory. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said they were the deadliest Israeli strikes in Syria since May last year.
Tags: News, Israel, Syria, Britain, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Dáil Éireann centenary commemorated in Dublin

The centenary of the beginning of the War of Independence against Britain is also being marked.
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GB's Murray into doubles quarter-finals after saving match points

Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares book their place in the Australian Open quarter-finals in the men's doubles
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In America And Britain, Immigration At Play In Government Dysfunction

The U.S. is faces uncertainty during the government shutdown. Britain can't seem to agree on how to leave the EU. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Sebastian Mallaby of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Tags: News, America, Eu, Britain, Npr, Melissa Block, Sebastian Mallaby


Super blood wolf moon 2019: How to view Monday's total lunar eclipse in the UK

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on Monday in the last total lunar eclipse Britain is expected to experience for 10 years. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the event, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in the UK, here is everything you need to know about the total lunar eclip...
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'Bomb blast' rocks Syrian capital Damascus

A bomb blast hit the capital of war-torn Syria on Sunday and a "terrorist" was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the city that has been largely insulated from violence. A Britain-based war monitor said a "huge explosion" near a military intelligence office in southern Damascus had left a number of people dead and wounded. State news agency SANA said that a "bomb blast" had caused an explosion "without leaving any victims".
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Prince Philip spotted driving without a seatbelt

Britain's Prince Philip has been spotted driving without a seat belt just 48 hours after his car crash in which the 97-year-old's Land Rover flipped onto its side.
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Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland backstop likely in any Brexit scenario

Labour’s Brexit spokesman says renegotiation of May deal unlikely before UK leaves EUAny withdrawal agreement is likely to require a backstop, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has said, admitting that a renegotiation was unlikely to be possible in the time before the UK is set to leave the EU.Starmer has previously been highly critical of the backstop, which would keep Britain in an effective customs union with the EU as an insurance policy to prevent a hard border in Northern Ire...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Labour, Northern Ireland, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, EU Starmer


Lunar eclipse 2019: ‘Blood Moon’ on Monday will be the last eclipse to be seen in Britain for 10 years

The Moon will turn red tomorrow as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The eclipse will happen in the early morning of Monday January 21 when the Moon start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which...
Tags: UK, England, News, Earth, Britain, Moon, Chris J Ratcliffe


Prince Philip spotted driving without a seatbelt 48 hours after car crash

Britain's Prince Philip has been spotted driving without a seat belt just 48 hours after his car crash in which the 97-year-old's Land Rover flipped onto its side.
Tags: Cnn, Britain, Philip


Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: monitor

A bomb blast in a bus killed three civilians Sunday in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on the first anniversary of a Turkish attack on the Kurdish-majority region, a war monitor said. Nine other people, including fighters, were wounded in the explosion, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP. Turkish troops and allied rebel groups seized the Afrin region from Kurdish forces in March last year after a two-month air and ground offensive.
Tags: News, Syria, Britain, Afp, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, Afrin


Jeremy Corbyn expected to back move to block no-deal Brexit

Labour is considering a proposal that would force Theresa May to extend Britain’s membership of the EUJeremy Corbyn is poised to back a plan to block a no-deal Brexit as pressure builds within Labour and the trade unions for a delay to Britain’s EU departure.It is understood that the leader and his shadow cabinet team are preparing to support a proposal that would force Theresa May to request an extension to Britain’s EU membership should no Brexit deal be agreed by early March. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, EUJeremy Corbyn


Corbyn expected to back move to block no-deal Brexit

Labour is considering a proposal that would force Theresa May to extend Britain’s membership of the EUJeremy Corbyn is poised to back a plan to block a no-deal Brexit as pressure builds within Labour and the trade unions for a delay to Britain’s EU departure.It is understood that the leader and his shadow cabinet team are preparing to support a proposal that would force Theresa May to request an extension to Britain’s EU membership should no Brexit deal be agreed by early March. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, EUJeremy Corbyn


UK's May wants Irish treaty to break Brexit impasse: paper

British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to seek a bilateral treaty with the Irish government as a way to remove the contentious backstop arrangement from Britain's divorce deal with the European Union, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Times said aides to May thought a deal with Ireland would remove the opposition to her Brexit plan from the Democratic Unionist Party that supports May's minority government and from pro-Brexit rebels in her Conservative Party. May suffered a heavy defeat in par...
Tags: UK, News, Conservative, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Conservative Party, Sunday Times, Brexit, May, Democratic Unionist party


Starmer: Labour 'must keep open' option of second referendum

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says remain option should be on ballot paperLabour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum with remain on the ballot paper, Keir Starmer has said.After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly voted down on Tuesday, leaving Labour as potential kingmakers in shaping the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the shadow Brexit secretary said Labour must either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relationship with the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Starmer


Brexit: Labour 'must keep open' option of second referendum

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says remain option should be on the ballot paperLabour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum with remain on the ballot paper, the shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has said.After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly voted down on Tuesday, leaving Labour as potential kingmakers in shaping the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union, Starmer said Labour must either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relations...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, European Union Starmer


Give MPs free vote on Brexit options, says Sir John Major

Ex-PM urges Theresa May to stage series of ‘indicative’ votes as way out of impasseSir John Major has called for MPs to be allowed to have a free vote on a series of options to solve the unfolding Brexit crisis, saying he feared millions would be hurt if Britain crashed out of the EU with the wrong deal.The former prime minister called on Theresa May to stage a series of “indicative” votes in parliament to establish if any proposals could command a majority. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, John Major, Brexit


Voters less likely to back Labour with 'stop Brexit' policy, leaked poll suggests

Unreleased poll for group backing second referendum finds almost a third would be less likely to back partyA leaked poll commissioned by the pro-EU Best for Britain campaign suggests that voters would be less likely to back Labour if the party was committed to stopping Brexit.According to the poll, passed to the Guardian, almost a third of respondents said they would be less likely to vote Labour, a similar number to those who said it would not make a difference. Twenty-five per cent said it wou...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, EU Best


Labour Party seeks ‘frank debate’ on UK’s Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. The main opposition party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer plans to use a speech Saturday to say it is now up to Parliament to take the tough […]
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Labour would lose voters with 'stop Brexit' policy, poll suggests

Leaked Best for Britain survey shows almost a third would be less likely to back their partyA leaked poll commissioned by the pro-EU Best for Britain campaign suggests that voters would be less likely to back Labour if the party was committed to stopping Brexit.According to the poll, passed to the Guardian, almost a third of respondents said they would be less likely to vote Labour, a similar number to those who said it would not make a difference. Twenty-five per cent said it would make them mo...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Leaked Best, EU Best


Order! Order! Listen To How The Speaker Of Britain's House Of Commons Became A Meme

The speaker of the British House of Commons, John Bercow, has become a meme in his efforts to keep Brexit negotiations civil.
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Germans Send Love Letter on Brexit: Britain, Please Don’t Go

In a letter of admiration, prominent Germans called on Britons to halt their withdrawal from the European Union.
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After a Crash, Prince Philip, 97, Stokes Debate on Older Drivers

Nobody was badly hurt. But with a ballooning number of older drivers in Britain, the thought of the headstrong royal behind the wheel was cause for alarm.
Tags: England, News, Britain, Sandringham, Elizabeth Ii, Great Britain, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen of Great Britain, Sports Utility Vehicles and Light Trucks, Traffic Accidents and Safety


Prince Philip 'exchanges well-wishes' with others in car crash

Britain's Prince Philip exchanged "well-wishes" Friday with the people in the other car that was involved in a traffic accident with him, Buckingham Palace said.
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Drones 'endangered aircraft' 18 times in three months

The incidents investigated by the UK Airprox Board took place across Britain, between July and October.
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Ant and Dec reunite for Britain's Got Talent auditions

Ten months after his arrest for drink driving, Ant McPartlin has rejoined Declan Donnelly at the auditions.
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Ant and Dec reunite to film Britain's Got Talent auditions

The celebrity duo are filming together for the first time in almost a year.
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Explosion in north Syria targets al-Qaida gunmen, kills 11

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say an explosion outside an office belonging to an al-Qaida-linked group in the country’s northwestern has killed at least 11 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Smart news agency, an activist collective, said the blast occurred Friday on the southern edge of the rebel-held city of […]
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