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Matthew Hedges was pardoned and deported to the UK after he was sentenced to life in prison for spying in the UAE [AFP]

Matthew Hedges: UAE coerced me to give false confession

UK academic Matthew Hedges has accused investigators from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of subjecting him to psychological torture, and forcing him to give a false confession that he is an agent of the British spy agency, MI6.

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 nationals held in DR Congo freed

Two British men held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced.

UN urges caution over missiles firing at Israel, UK reacts

The UN has condemned in the strongest terms the firing of rocket against Israeli forces and subsequent response by Israel.

Boris Johnson, Jean-Yves Le Drian discuss alleged Syrian chemical attack

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed on Monday to discuss the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Duma, the UK Foreign Office said.

Britain appoints Nigerian as first female black ambassador to Mozambique

Great Britain has appointed a Nigerian as the first female black ambassador to Mozambique. She is Ms NneNne Iwuji-Eme.

Russia issues security guarantee to Arsenal fans

Russia has issued a security guarantee to Arsenal fans who will visit Moscow for a Europa League clash in the heat of a diplomatic crisis over an ex-double agent's poisoning.

2019: South Africa firebrand Julius Malema launches bid for presidency

Radical South African opposition leader Julius Malema launched on Sunday his campaign to be elected president in 2019 by aggressively distancing his party from a one-time coalition partner.

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.

Russia-UK relations at very low point – Sergey Lavrov

The Russia-UK ties are at a very low point, this did not happen on Russia’s initiative, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.

British media, critics see crisis for Theresa May after Priti Patel leaves cabinet

British media and critics of Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May, on Thursday said the resignation of a second cabinet minister within seven days had left her government in crisis.

Britain suspends Myanmar military training

Britain said Tuesday it had suspended its educational training courses for the Myanmar military due to the ethnic violence in Rakhine state.

Britain’s May downplays notion of party divisions over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she still holds control of her government and is steering Brexit negotiations after divisions in her ruling party surfaced over Britain's split with Europe.

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