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51% of Britons in favour of staying in the EU

A total of 51 per cent of Britons now favour the country remaining in the European Union, according to a poll conducted by research institute BMG for The Independent newspaper.

No breakthrough yet on key Brexit issue – Ireland

There is no breakthrough yet on the thorny Irish border issue, Dublin has warned, hours ahead of key talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and top EU officials aimed at achieving progress on Britain’s Brexit deal.

UK premier Theresa May names new defence secretary after sex scandal resignation

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday named Gavin Williamson as Britain’s new defence secretary after his predecessor Michael Fallon was forced to step down over a sexual harassment scandal sweeping parliament.

UK minister Michael Fallon resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has resigned, admitting that his behaviour towards women had in the past fallen short of the standards expected by the UK military.

EU leaders to make Brexit gesture to Theresa May

EU leaders were set to agree Friday to start preparatory talks on the bloc's relationship with Britain after Brexit, offering some progress for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to take back home.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, and other politicians could lose their seats if proposals to “cut the cost of politics” go ahead, a report suggested on Tuesday.

We can bar people from Hong Kong – China

China said on Thursday it had the right to bar people from Hong Kong, a day after a British activist was denied entry into the former British colony.

British human rights activist Benedict Rogers barred from entering Hong Kong

A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Asia markets mostly up, North Korea missile fears ease

South Korean and Japanese traders sent shares rallying Tuesday as they returned from a long weekend while most other markets tacked on gains despite a soft lead from Wall Street.

UK to ban ivory trade ‘to protect elephants’

The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government.

British premier Theresa May is not considering resigning after ruined speech – report

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is not considering resigning, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing her Downing Street office.

Brexit: I won’t give up – Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May will tell her Conservative Party, on Wednesday, it is not her style “to give up and turn away” when things get tough, trying to persuade critics she can lead Britain and secure a strong Brexit.

Brexit progress insufficient – Michel Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that Brexit talks had not made enough progress to unlock the next phase as MEPs prepared to vote on a motion criticising Britain.

Sweden condones child marriage for immigrants

In spite of the clear contradiction to Swedish law, underage immigrant wives have been repeatedly allowed to stay with their husbands.

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Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

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Israeli jets hit Hamas posts in Gaza

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“One Lagos Fiesta” to splash cash on talented youngsters

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South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.