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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.
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Theresa May clings to power amid Brexit resignation turmoil

British Prime Minister Theresa May chaired a meeting of her new-look cabinet on Tuesday as she clings to power following the resignation of her foreign and Brexit ministers in protest at her strategy for leaving the European Union.
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

UK premier holds ‘productive cabinet meeting’ following government reshuffle

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, on Tuesday, said she had a “productive cabinet meeting” following the departure of Brexit Minister David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Brexit secretary David Davis resigns

Brexit Secretary, David Davis, who has been leading United Kingdom negotiations to leave the European Union, has resigned from government.

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.

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.

Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case

Britain is to target wealth linked to the Kremlin in response to the poisoning of a former spy, foreign minister Boris Johnson said Sunday ahead of a visit by international chemical weapons experts.

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.

UK politicians brand Saudi arms deal a ‘national disgrace’

Politicians from the UK's main opposition party have called for an end to arms sales to Saudi Arabia, calling the sale of 48 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the kingdom a "national disgrace".

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.

Landmark Brexit bill set to clear parliamentary hurdle

British MPs are set to give the green light Wednesday to a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faces further opposition from the upper house.

British premier Theresa May shakes up government in crunch year for Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May began a major shake-up of her ministers on Monday as she seeks to give fresh impetus to her government in a crucial year for the Brexit negotiations.

Britain’s Theresa May, in U-turn, won’t push for end to fox hunting ban

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she will ditch an election pledge for a vote on reversing the fox-hunting ban following a public backlash.

Facebook, Twitter face deadline in Brexit fake news probe

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are facing a deadline in Britain to cooperate with an inquiry into so-called fake news in the Brexit referendum campaign, a parliamentary committee chairman said Friday.

European Commission wants Brexit transition to end December 2020

The European Commission said Wednesday that it wanted a post-Brexit transition period, during which Britain must continue to obey EU rules, to finish at the end of 2020.

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.

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2019: Ex-minister Edem Duke joins Cross River governorship race

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Spanish public prosecutors said Monday they have asked that a probe into allegations FC Barcelona football club illegally bought a transplant liver for their cancer-stricken ex player Eric Abidal be reopened.
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2019: Stop shopping for members – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to "stop shopping around for supporters" and channel its energy on the forthcoming 2019 general elections.