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Angelina’s boozing, Prince Charles’ divorce, and college entry cheat Lori Loughlin “tells all,” in this week’s dubious tabloids

Do tabloid editors even read what their reporters write? It’s hard to imagine, given the disconnect between headlines and the barely-detectable trace elements of facts contained in the stories beneath them. “Alex Trebek — Lung & Liver Surgery” reports the cover story of this week’s National Enquirer. But he’s had neither surgery according to the story on the inside pages about the beloved host of TV’s Jeopardy, who recently admitted having stage four pancreatic cancer. Is Trebek even poised to u...
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Lockerbie investigators ‘question former Stasi agents’

Five former East German officers reportedly suspected of role in 1988 bombingInvestigators into the Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people, are reported to be questioning at least five former agents of the East German secret police about their possible role in Britain’s deadliest ever terror attack.The retired Stasi agents are suspected of having been involved in the atrocity, in which transatlantic flight Pan Am 103 was blown up over Scotland in 1988, killing everyone on board and 11 people...
Tags: Europe, Scotland, Germany, UK News, World news, Britain, Stasi, UK security and counter-terrorism, Libya, Lockerbie plane bombing, Lockerbie

UK's May urges lawmakers to back her Brexit deal now

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she deeply regretted her decision to seek a Brexit extension from the European Union and she urged lawmakers, who have twice previously rejected her plan, to back her now. "I passionately hope that (lawmakers) will find a way to back the deal I have negotiated with the EU, a deal that delivers on the referendum and is the very best deal negotiable, and I will continue to work night and day to secure the support" for the deal. Earlier on Wednesday, M...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May

Dow falls after dovish Fed decision as Brexit chaos hammers pound

Wall Street stocks finished a volatile session mostly lower on Wednesday following a dovish Federal Reserve decision, while the pound dropped amid Brexit chaos as Britain tries to avoid a damaging no-deal exit.
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Morning mail: No-deal Brexit looms, Daley's stumble, Lion Air cockpit report

Thursday: Britain in utter mess as EU insists deal must pass if Brexit is to be delayed. Plus: medical groups call for action on Indigenous suicide Good morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 21 March. Continue reading...
Tags: Eu, Britain, Brexit, Daley, Helen Sullivan

Newspapers help to radicalise far right, says UK anti-terror chief

Neil Basu criticises hypocrisy of mainstream news providers in wake of Christchurch attackBritain’s counter-terrorism chief has said far-right terrorists are being radicalised by mainstream newspaper coverage, while also criticising the hypocrisy of outlets such as Mail Online, which uploaded the “manifesto” of the gunman in the Christchurch terror attack.Neil Basu, one of Britain’s top police officers, said it was ironic that while newspapers have repeatedly criticised the likes of Facebook and...
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Brexit delay request sends pound reeling

The pound fell sharply on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May announced Britain was seeking a delay to its exit from the European Union until June 30, while investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's interest rate call. "The pound's Wednesday only got worse after the confirmation that Theresa May is seeking a short delay from the EU, one that arguably does not give the government enough time to get through a sterling-positive Brexit deal," Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell told AFP.
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, Us Federal Reserve, Connor Campbell

Christopher Hitches Makes the Case for Paying Reparations for Slavery in the United States

There may be no more heretical figure from the last several decades for both the current mainstream political left and right than the late Christopher Hitchens. He has maintained contrarian positions that range from vexing to enraging for nearly every orthodoxy. Contrarianism can seem his one singular consistency in a slide from “socialist to neocon" and some very imperialist views on war, race, culture, and religion. But his one true allegiance, he would say, was to “the principles of f...
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Britain Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says

To the casual observer, Britain -- an island nation that's no stranger to rain -- could not get much wetter. From a report: But, as it turns out, that's a fallacy. And if preventive steps are not taken, in less than three decades, Britain might run out of water, the chief executive of the Environment Agency, a public body responsible for conservation in England, said on Tuesday. "On the present projections, many parts of our country will face significant water deficits by 2050, particularly in t...
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E.U. Officials Agree to Brexit Delay, but With Conditions

As Britain’s political crisis deepens, the bloc agreed to an extension, but only if Parliament passes a withdrawal plan it has twice rejected.
Tags: Europe, News, European Union, Britain, Parliament, European Parliament, Great Britain, May, Politics And Government, London (England, House of Commons (Great Britain, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Brussels (Belgium, Legislatures and Parliaments, Theresa M, Conservative Party (Great Britain

Pathetic, incoherent, chaotic: Europe's verdict on Brexit shambles

UK’s reputation for diplomacy, pragmatism and self-restraint has all but gone, say politicians and officials across EUWhen he started out as a young civil servant, said Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, a German MP from the liberal Free Democratic party, Britain was “always held up as a model of good diplomacy, of pragmatism and of self-restraint”.That was then. Now, with the UK’s scheduled exit barely a week away and still no clarity in sight, “No one would sign up to that view,” Lambsdorff said. “Now...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Lambsdorff

Brexit delay request will be rejected if no guarantees of deal success: France

Britain's request for a delay to Brexit will be rejected by the EU if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot provide sufficient guarantees that her parliament will approve the divorce deal she negotiated, France's foreign minister said on Wednesday. The French stance was markedly tougher in tone than the public rhetoric out of Berlin, where Germany's foreign minister said only that an orderly British departure from the European Union would solve the Brexit turmoil.
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EU's Tusk sees short Brexit delay if UK backs divorce deal

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that granting Britain a short postponement of Brexit was possible on condition that Britain's parliament votes in favor of the stalled divorce agreement next week. Should that happen, Tusk said no extraordinary EU leaders' summit would be needed next week before the current Brexit date of March 29.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Britain, Brexit, Tusk, Donald Tusk, European Council

What’s next after UK seeks 3-month delay to Brexit?

LONDON (AP) — With just nine days to go until Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to postpone Britain’s departure from the European Union until June 30. The decision is in the hands of the 27 remaining EU nations, whose leaders must agree unanimously to an extension. Here’s a look at […]
Tags: Business, UK, London, News, Eu, European Union, Ap, Britain, Nation, Theresa May, Brexit

Britain's arms export watchdog in danger of becoming toothless

As ministers and weapons manufacturers alike shun the body that oversees UK arms exports, its authority is at risk of being erodedAs Britain’s foreign secretary warns of “a shortening window of opportunity” for peace in Yemen, the hours are also counting down for weapons manufacturer Raytheon UK to explain its activities to the government’s committees on arms export control (CAEC).Raytheon, the world’s third largest manufacturer, was called upon to give live evidence on Wednesday. However, the c...
Tags: UK, UK News, World news, Britain, Global development, Governance, Yemen, Arms trade, Conflict and arms, Raytheon UK, CAEC Raytheon

$1.3 trillion is leaving Britain because of Brexit

Banks and other financial companies are shifting more assets and jobs out of the United Kingdom as the country lurches towards Brexit.
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$1.3 trillion and 7,000 finance jobs are leaving Britain because of Brexit

Banks and other financial companies are shifting more assets and jobs out of the United Kingdom as the country lurches towards Brexit.
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A few small steps towards a greener Britain

Amidst all the weeping and gnashing of teeth coming from Westminster, Chancellor Hammond’s spring statement came and went from the headlines almost unnoticed. Among those who did give it more than a passing glance were the environmentalists, because for once there was something to see. For the benefit of those who missed it, here’s a […]
Tags: Politics, Future, Britain, Hammond

Konta eyes 'perfect pathway' for Wimbledon

Britain's Johanna Konta says playing three home WTA grass-court tournaments this summer gives her the ideal preparation for Wimbledon.
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Wimbledon 2019: Johanna Konta eyes 'perfect pathway' at Nottingham, Birmingham & Eastbourne

Britain's Johanna Konta says playing three home WTA grass-court tournaments this summer gives her the ideal preparation for Wimbledon.
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May Asks EU For Short Delay Of Brexit Until June 30

BERLIN (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to delay Britain’s departure from the European Union until June 30. The U.K. is currently due to leave the bloc in nine days, but Parliament has twice rejected May’s divorce deal with the EU. May told European Council President Donald Tusk in a letter seeking the extension that she intends to try a third time to get the deal approved. A delay to Brexit needs approval from all 27 remaining EU member states, who are meeting in B...
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UN reports says Britain is getting happier - but nobody in the UK has noticed

According to the study, us Brits are getting more cheerful [Author: James Rodger]
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UK inflation up, London house prices fall by most since 2009

Britain's main inflation rate ticked up last month but stayed close to January's two-year low, helping consumers maintain their spending power as wage growth also picked up, even though the timing of Brexit remained uncertain.
Tags: UK, London, Money, businessNews, Britain, Brexit

UK gallery, Sackler Trust agree not to proceed with donation

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s National Portrait Gallery says it won’t move ahead with a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the U.S. opioid crisis. The gallery and the Sackler Trust issued a joint statement saying the gift for the museum’s Inspiring People project won’t proceed. The […]
Tags: UK, London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Britain, Nation, National Portrait Gallery, Sackler Trust

Can ye spare any 'digital change', pal? Blighty's ailing court service can't wait to hear from you

You'll have £140m to play with – and be paid 0.1% of that Do you like drinking from poisoned chalices? Enjoy being paid below average for your skills? Britain's court service has just the job for you and, boy, it's a doozy.…
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World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Europe early Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, after a lackluster day of trading in Asia. Germany’s DAX sank 0.8 percent to 11,695.08 and the CAC 40 in France gave up 0.1 percent to 5,418.15. Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped less than 0.1 percent to 7,321.74. […]
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AP PHOTOS: City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Sunderland voted for Brexit to make itself heard, and in hope of a brighter future. Almost three years later, residents are still waiting. This city in northeastern England once built ships that drove global commerce and helped Britain rule the waves. Coal from the surrounding mines helped power the country. The […]
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Solo Female Travel in England, Scotland, and Wales — A UK Guide

I have spent a LOT of time traveling alone in England, Scotland, and Wales. Much more than I originally intended. I went to Europe without a plan, ended up living for months at a time in two different cities in England, and used them as a base to explore the country. I never thought the UK would become one of my most extensively traveled countries. At the time, I was more interested in warmer, sexier, more exotic travel destinations — the UK seemed so boring compared to Thailand or Italy or Sou...
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Prayers and a cup of tea as Britain approaches Brexit deadline

Churches across Britain and Ireland are preparing for next week’s Brexit deadline, whether it is met by a deal, no deal, or a delay, by offering prayers for the nation and the region. The Church of England is also encouraging community conversation over a cup of tea. The Anglican Communion News Service reports: Churches are being encouraged to host “informal café-style meetings” over the weekend of 30 March “to bring together people of all standpoints and encourage open discussion.” The Archbish...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Church, Religion, Eu, European Union, John Sentamu, Britain, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Justin Welby, Republic, Canterbury