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US, Canada, France and Germany back UK over novichok attack

Theresa May receives international support for claim that Salisbury attack was perpetrated by Russian secret service agents Theresa May has received strong international backing for her claim that the Salisbury attack was perpetrated by Russian secret service agents, in a joint statement from the French, Canadian, US and German governments. As Britain prepares to confront Russia about the findings of ...

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UK’s asylum dispersal system close to ‘catastrophic failure’

Councillors and politicians tell Home Office to ‘get a grip’ on voluntary housing system Afghan refugees Rahman Sahah (left) , 32 and Mirwais Ahmadzai, 27, sit outside the Home Office in Glasgow, Scotland, last month to protest against their treatment in the UK. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Britain’s asylum dispersal system is on the brink of collapse, according to a ...

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UK charges 2 Russians in absentia in nerve agent attack

London, Sep 5 : Britain deepened its diplomatic feud with Moscow on Wednesday, charging two men it says are Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a double agent who betrayed the service by spying for the West. But U.K. authorities acknowledged there was little chance Russia would hand over the suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan ...

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Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK

2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England, the Met Office has announced. It said highs for summer 2018 were tied with those of 1976, 2003 and 2006 for being the highest since records began in 1910.   England’s average temperatures narrowly beat those seen in 1976, they ...

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Home Office loses 75% of its appeals against immigration rulings

Successful applicants being unnecessarily put through traumatic process, say lawyers Nearly three-quarters of final immigration court appeals brought by the Home Office against rulings allowing asylum seekers and other migrants to stay in the UK are dismissed, according to figures seen by the Guardian. The low success rate raises concerns the Home Office is putting people through lengthy and expensive ...

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No 10 slaps down Boris Johnson over Chequers plan criticism

Downing Street intervention marks escalation of feud between PM and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson faced a concerted backlash over his attack on Theresa May’s Brexit plans on Monday, with a string of senior Conservatives lining up to denounce him, as the prime minister sought to save her Chequers deal from fierce internal criticism. Downing Street delivered a rare public ...

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British envoy says Myanmar case hurt rule of law

Journalists and activists attempt to block police car carrying two Reuters journalists leaving from the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Yangon, Sep 3 : Britain’s ambassador says the verdict against two Reuters journalists has undermined media freedom in Myanmar. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were convicted Monday of violating a colonial-era secrecy law and sentenced to ...

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UK prime minister says no, again, to second Brexit vote

London, Sep 2 : Britain’s prime minister has again spoken out against calls for a second referendum on Britain’s decision to split with the European Union. Theresa May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that it would be a “gross betrayal of our democracy” to have another vote. She said “millions came out to have their say” in the June 2016 ...

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British-Bangladeshi gets 30-yr for plot to kill PM May

Bangladesh origin UK man Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman. Photo: Collected London, Aug 31 :  A Bangladesh origin UK man who plotted to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May received a prison sentence of at least 30 years Friday from a judge who called him “a very dangerous individual.” Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, who gave his nationality as Bangladeshi-British, was convicted in London ...

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