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UK parliament’s suspension to begin late Monday

The month-long suspension of the British parliament ordered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an apparent bid to stop MPs blocking his Brexit strategy will begin late Monday, his spokesman said.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said late Saturday that Boris Johnson is not working to secure a Brexit withdrawal agreement.

British politician resigns over premier’s handling of Brexit

A senior minister of Britain's ruling Conservative party has resigned because she does not think the prime minister is serious about creating a Brexit divorce deal.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

British parliament braces for showdown that could prompt snap polls

Britain’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday says it is due to return from recess with lawmakers bracing for a showdown that can lead to a snap election.
An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on May 25, 2019 shows front page headlines reporting on the resignation speech of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. – Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on May 24 that she will resign on June 7 following a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power. All the UK papers carried the story on their front pages with headlines like the Guardian’s “Broken by Brexit”, the Daily Mail’s “A Crying Shame” and the Times’ “It all ends in tears”. (Photo by DANIEL SORABJI / AFP)

UK leadership hopefuls vow to succeed where Theresa May failed on Brexit

The race to become Britain’s next premier opened Saturday with an array of hopefuls promising to succeed where Theresa May failed and finally pull the divided country out of the EU.

Race to be new UK prime minister begins

The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May’s announcement that she will step down next month.
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Theresa May begs UK public to back her Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May made a dramatic direct appeal to the British public to support her deal to exit the European Union on Sunday even as backing from her own party for the agreement appeared to elude her.

UK may deport 1,000 migrants who lied in their applications

About 1,000 highly skilled migrants may be deported from the UK for security reasons, as the Home Office has refused “indefinite leave to remain” (IRL) according to a paragraph of the Immigration Act, targeting terrorist threats.

UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM Theresa May

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd resigned on Sunday over an illegal immigration policy controversy, in a bitter blow to Prime Minister Theresa May days before local elections.

Theresa May names son of Pakistani bus driver Sajid Javid new Home Secretary

Sajid Javid has been named as the new home secretary after Amber Rudd’s resignation.

British government regrets treatment meted out on ”Windrush generation” of migrants

The British government has expressed regret over treatment meted out on British residents who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago and are now being denied basic rights.

London looks for answers as murder rate soars

Another deadly night in London is putting pressure on political leaders, as a surge in violence on the streets of the British capital pushes its murder rate higher than New York’s.

UK to probe alleged Russian involvement in 14 other deaths

British Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, said police and the security services would investigate allegations of Russian state involvement in a number of deaths over recent years in Britain, a letter published on Tuesday showed.

Nerve agent used in ex-spy attack found at UK pub, restaurant

Traces of a nerve agent used in the suspected attempted murder of a Russian ex-spy have been found in a pub and a restaurant he visited, England's chief medical officer said Sunday.

Ex-Russian spy poisoned by ‘very rare’ nerve agent

Former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a “very rare” nerve agent, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Thursday.

UK authorities know more about substance that made Russian ex-spy ill

The British authorities know more about a substance which Russian ex-spy, Sergei Skripal, was exposed to before he became critically ill, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday.

Fresh UK splits as Brexit negotiations resume

Brexit negotiations resumed Tuesday in Brussels as fresh splits rocked British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party, with one pro-European lawmaker urging her to expel hardline eurosceptics.

EU negotiator warns ‘not a minute to lose’ in Brexit talks

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier stressed the urgency of Brexit talks ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, with her government still deeply divided on the negotiations.

British premier Theresa May completes cabinet reshuffle amid criticism

Just one big change to her front-row team saw former Education Secretary Justine Greening resigning from the cabinet.

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Kim You-geun, a national security official at South Korea’s presidential Blue House, speaks during a press briefing on the General Security of Military Agreement (GSOMIA) between South Korea and Japan at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 22, 2019. – South Korea will suspend the expiry of a critical military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, Seoul said on November 22, just hours before the pact was due to expire as the two US allies row. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

South Korea salvages military pact with Japan at 11th hour

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Reps PDP caucus seeks visa bans over Kogi, Bayelsa polls

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Cardinal Onaiyekan: Citizens giving up on Nigerian project

Emeritus Archbishop of Catholic Diocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, on Thursday in Enugu lamented the general despair in the country, saying that long delayed and unfulfilled hopes are making people to give up on the viability of the Nigerian project.
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Diego Maradona announces Gimnasia return – two days after quitting

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ECB chief tells Europe to ‘innovate and invest’

Christine Lagarde on Friday urged European countries to “innovate and invest” more to support growth at a time of global uncertainty, in her first major policy speech as president of the European Central Bank.