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09:52
Commons defeat cranks up pressure on May ahead of Brussels summit
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Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons overnight as dissenters from her own party joined opposition MPs in backing an amendment which requires a parliamentary vote on the final Brexit deal.

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02:45
Brexit transition agreement 'urgent', MPs warn government
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MPs on parliament's Treasury Committee have warned the government that an agreement to implement a post-Brexit transition deal must be completed in a matter of weeks, or the UK economy will begin to be adversely affected.

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13 Dec
Tillerson says US is ready for talks with North Korea
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the United States is open to communication with North Korea 'without preconditions'.

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13 Dec
Republican candidate Moore defeated in Alabama in major blow to Trump
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Donald Trump was dealt a major blow on Tuesday after Republican candidate Roy Moore was defeated by Democrat rival Doug Jones in a senate election in the GOP stronghold of Alabama.

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13 Dec
Brexit: Theresa May could be facing defeat over withdrawal bill
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The British government is facing a rebellion in parliament after MPs requested an amendment calling for a “meaningful vote" on the Brexit deal before it is made final.

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12 Dec
Theresa May unveils new climate change policies in Paris summit

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new environmental policies including a £140m fund to help developing countries battle against the negative effects of climate change.

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12 Dec
Facebook to overhaul its tax structure worldwide
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Facebook will move its global tax and revenue base from Ireland and begin booking advertising locally in every country where it operates.

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12 Dec
UK worse off under almost all Brexit scenarios, says US thinktank
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Britain would lose 4. 9% of its GDP over a decade at a cost of £105bn if it left the European Union without a deal and operated under World Trade Organisation rules, according to the US Rand Corporation thinktank.

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12 Dec
Trump accuses Democrats of plot after sexual harassment claims
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US President Donald Trump has claimed Democrats are behind a series of sexual harassment claims made against him this week.

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12 Dec
EU Brexit negotiator says David Davis comments 'undermine trust'
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Brexit secretary David Davis’ claim that the deal agreed by the UK and European Union last week is not binding has been branded “unacceptable” by bloc negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, who added that it “undermines trust” between the two teams.

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12 Dec
BA, RBS and Porsche hired surveillance firms to spy on campaign groups
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Leaked documents reveal that five large companies have paid for corporate intelligence services to spy on political groups and environmental activists who might pose problems for their business.

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12 Dec
UK employer hiring outlook reaches lowest level since 2012
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UK employers are reticent about hiring new workers as we head into 2018 and in some sectors are even 'stockpiling' employees on long-term contracts to avoid a potential skills exodus after Brexit.

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11 Dec
Brussels questions legality of deporting EU homeless from UK
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Since the referendum, the rate of deportations of EU citizens from Britain has risen dramatically, especially that of rough sleepers, with 5000 EU citizens having been deported from the UK in the past 12 months.

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11 Dec
Protests break out in Catalonia as artworks are removed from museum
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Spanish police have clashed with some protesters outside a museum in the city of Lleida in Catalonia after 44 artworks were removed from the building in order to be sent back to the neighbouring region Aragón.

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11 Dec
May confirms UK Brexit bill to be up to £39bn if final deal agreed
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Britain's exit from the European Union will cost £35bn-£39bn, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed on Monday.

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11 Dec
EY sees 10,500 jobs leaving UK after Brexit
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The UK will lose 10,500 financial services jobs immediately after Brexit, according to the latest jobs tracker compiled by accountants Ernst & Young.

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11 Dec
Netanyahu asks Brussels to follow in Trump's steps, EU says no
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Leaders of both Israel and Palestine reached out for international support after Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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11 Dec
Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has unexpectedly ordered the withdrawal of troops from the wartorn country of Syria, state media reported on Monday.

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11 Dec
New York police investigating explosion at Port Authority station
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Injuries have been reported near a major bus terminal in downtown Manhattan, New York after a suspected explosion which has prompted the arrival of emergency services.

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11 Dec
UK MPs call for immediate pensions cold call ban
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The UK government should fast track legislation to ban pensions sales cold calling to stop scammers taking thousands of pounds from unsuspecting savers, a parliamentary committee demanded on Monday.

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