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Labour frontbencher who quit over EEA vote defends decision

Laura Smith, who held her leave-voting seat by 48 votes, says constituents come first Laura Smith, the Labour frontbencher who resigned in the biggest parliamentary revolt Jeremy Corbyn has faced since he became leader, has defended her decision to vote against remaining in the European Economic Area. Labour’s divisions on Europe broke out into the open on Wednesday night when, ...

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Duchess Meghan makes first joint appearance with queen

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, third right, are welcomed by well-wishers after arriving by Royal Train at Runcorn Station, north west England, Thursday June 14, 2018. London, Jun 14 : The former Meghan Markle is making her first joint appearance with Queen Elizabeth II on an official royal visit to the northwest of England. The ...

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Anwar Choudhury removed as Cayman Islands governor

 Anwar Choudhury, governor of Cayman Islands in United Kingdom, has been “temporarily withdrawn” from the post, officials with the country’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed it on Wednesday. The U.K.’s confirmation was preceded by a statement from Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin that was released at 6:49 a.m. local time Wednesday, UK based Cayman Compass reports. “His Excellency the Governor, ...

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UK gov’t defeats pro-EU lawmakers on Brexit

Photo: A flag is waved by a pro-EU demonstrator outside Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. London, June 14 : British lawmakers rejected proposals by pro-European Union politicians Wednesday that were intended to lock the U.K. into the bloc’s customs union and single market after Brexit. The results were a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government, which ...

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British engine maker Rolls-Royce cutting 4,600 jobs

LONDON, June 14, 2018 : Rolls-Royce, the British maker of plane engines, said Thursday that it plans to cut 4,600 mainly British jobs by 2020, adding to thousands of cuts already announced in recent years. “Rolls-Royce announces the next stage in our drive for pace and simplicity with a proposed restructuring that will deliver improved returns, higher margins and increased ...

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Pro-EU Tories warn PM: keep your word or face fresh rebellion

Rebels say they could back fresh amendment if May does not stick by assurances on EU withdrawal bill Theresa May must stand by assurances she gave to Conservative MPs to halt their rebellion over the EU withdrawal bill or the Lords may bring a new amendment for rebels to back, leading members of the group have said. The former education ...

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SNP MPs walk out of PMQs in ‘Brexit power grab’ protest

SNP MPs have walked out en masse from Prime Minister’s Questions after their Westminster leader was thrown out of the chamber in a row with the Speaker. Ian Blackford refused to sit down when ordered to by John Bercow having asked for the Commons to sit in private. This was in protest at a lack of debate on what he ...

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UK government wins Brexit skirmish by making concessions

In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May looks on during a news conference with her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev, not pictured, following their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia. London, Jun 13 : The British government was rocked by a resignation and faced anger in Parliament over its Brexit plans Tuesday, but ...

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Trump Kim summit: US president hails deal after historic talks

US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. But in an extraordinary media conference later, Mr Trump announced details not in the paper. He said he would halt US ...

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Thousands of UK visa applications by doctors refused, figures show

Only one-third of requests by overseas medics accepted, despite NHS staff shortages More than 2,300 visa applications by doctors looking to work in the UK have been refused in five months, official figures show. There were 3,597 requests from doctors for tier 2 visas between 6 November and 5 April, but only 34% were successful. The figures, obtained by the ...

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