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Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit ‘mess’

“It’s a total and complete mess”: Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview with AFP what he makes of the British government’s approach to Brexit.
Prime Minister Theresa May

Brexit: Theresa May hit by more resignations as Boris Johnson pushes ‘global Britain’

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hit by a ninth resignation from her Conservative government on Monday over opposition to her proposals for leaving the European Union, as political rival Boris Johnson promoted his alternative Brexit vision.
Andrew Griffiths

British minister resigns over indecent messages to women

A British government minister said Sunday he had resigned and was “deeply ashamed” after being exposed sending an avalanche of lewd social media messages to a couple of barmaids.
Theresa May greets President Donald Trump at Blenheim Palace

Donald Trump Trump hails ties with UK despite Brexit criticism

US President Donald Trump said Friday ties between Britain and the US were “very very strong” after launching an extraordinary attack on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy during a visit already marked by protests.
Prime Minister Theresa May

UK set to publish Brexit plan that sparked rebellion

British Prime Minister Theresa May will publish details Thursday of her long-awaited Brexit plan to restart talks with the EU, after facing down a revolt by eurosceptic ministers that could still unseat her.
In this handout image taken and released on July 6, 2018, by the Prime Minister's Press Office, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of her cabinet at the Prime Minister's rural country residence, Chequers, west of London.British Prime Minister Theresa May sought Friday to finally unite her warring ministers behind a Brexit plan and unblock negotiations with the European Union, amid warnings she is running out of time to get a deal. / AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2018 / Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT (JOEL ROUSE)"

After cabinet Brexit deal, Theresa May must persuade MPs and Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May has persuaded her eurosceptic ministers to back a plan for closer ties with the EU after Brexit, but some MPs expressed alarm -- and she must still sell it to Brussels.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to assembled guests as she hosts a reception to mark the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, at 10 Downing Street, in central London on July 4, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - POOL - Tolga AKMEN

Theresa May to present new post-Brexit EU trade plan to cabinet

British Prime Minister Theresa May will present a new plan to facilitate post-Brexit trade with the EU to cabinet, aides said Thursday, the day before the key meeting.

After rollercoaster week, Theresa May faces Brexit showdown

After a rollercoaster week of Brexit rows within her government and with Brussels, British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday seek to avoid another setback in a long-awaited showdown with parliament.

British government to expand Heathrow airport

Britain’s government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to building a third runway at London Heathrow, Europe’s biggest airport by passenger numbers, a long-awaited decision that has stoked decades of division and debate.

Catalonia postpones swearing in new regional government

Catalonia's new separatist president on Wednesday postponed the swearing in of his administration after Madrid rejected four regional minister who are in jail or exile over the region's independence push.

British premier avoids London wipeout in local elections

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party avoided a wipeout in London local elections and eked out gains in Brexit-supporting regions elsewhere, results on Friday showed, denting the opposition Labour Party’s hopes of a big win.

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.

Boris Johnson defends strikes on ‘barbaric’ Bashar al Assad

The Foreign Secretary has defended the case for the UK's action in Syria, saying Britain had a duty to show Syria had not "got away" with using chemical weapons.

Nigerian gangs make millions from stolen phones in UK

Mobile phones snatched from pedestrians are advertised as ‘UK used’ iPhones for sale in Lagos, where they are sold at knockdown prices.

British premier Theresa May rallies party with warning to Russia

British Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia at a major speech to her Conservative Party on Saturday, cutting a stronger figure as internal Brexit divisions took a back seat.

South Korean ex-president Lee Myung-bak admits taking $100,000 from spy agency

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak has admitted receiving $100,000 from the state spy agency while still in office, reports said Thursday, after he faced a marathon interrogation by prosecutors over corruption allegations.

British premier to back EU free trade deal after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May will call Friday for an unprecedented free trade deal with the EU after Brexit in a major speech, but is expected to acknowledge that Britain will have to make sacrifices in its economic relationship.

Kim Jong Un’s sister arrives in South Korea for historic visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister landed in the South Friday, the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in its rival since the Korean War.

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Tosin Omoyele

Plateau United striker Tosin Omoyele to undergo trials at Norwegian club Stabaek

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Kwara government decries vandalism, theft of streetlights

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Park Geun Hye

South Korea’s ex-president gets another 8 years in prison

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced impeached former President Park Geun Hye to a total of eight years in prison on top of the 24 years she already faces, in a verdict that found her guilty of accepting slush funds from the nation’s intelligence agency and interfering in an election.
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Study: CT scan increases risk of brain tumour

Computed tomography (CT) or computerised axial tomography (CAT) scan may increase the risk of brain tumour, a research has found.