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Change UK: Independent MPs group becomes political party – but has logo rejected

The Independent Group of pro-Remain MPs has been given a boost in its mission to fight the European Parliament elections by being granted official political party status. It will be known as Change UK, after a watchdog stepped in to enforce rules blocking parties using “independent” in the title. The party’s logo has also been […]

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Jail for Britons in terror hotspots face 10 years in jail no matter who they fight for

British citizens who go to live in terror hotspots could face up to 10 years in prison under a new law which comes into force today. It is now a specific criminal offence to enter or remain in a “designated area” overseas, under the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019. The plan was revealed last […]

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Some Russians think Britain’s bungled Brexit is just an illusion

It’s hardly a surprise that Russian and American views of the world differ sharply. But there is one area of unexpected congruence in Moscow and Washington: Brexit. Travelling between both capitals, it is hard to tell the difference between the perplexity and even suspicion with which Britain’s ongoing and bungled departure from the EU is being […]

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David Cameron’s memoir to be published in the Autumn despite Theresa May promise

David Cameron’s publisher has insisted the former PM’s long awaited memoir will be published in the autumn. It came amid reports Mr Cameron was attempting to push back publication due to a promise he made to Theresa May to hold back until Brexit was agreed. But HarperCollins insists it will publish the memoir this autumn as planned.  According […]

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Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October

European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, after late-night talks in Brussels. The new deadline – 31 October – averts the prospect of the UK having to leave the EU without a deal on Friday, as MPs are still deadlocked over a deal. European Council President Donald Tusk said his […]

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Pakistan to restore, hand over 400 Hindu temples

The Pakistan government wants to reclaim temples and hand them over to the Hindu community. The government has decided to reclaim and restore 400 temples to the Hindu citizens of Pakistan. Pakistan’s federal government has decided to reopen Hindu temples across the country in phases, fulfilling the longstanding demand of the minority Hindus that their […]

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Netanyahu likely to secure record fifth term as Israeli PM

In Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu looks likely to win a record fifth term as Prime Minister, though his re-election is not yet formalised. His Likud party is predicted to have won the same number of seats as his main opposition, but a coalition with smaller far-right and religious parties would return him to office. They have aligned […]

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Mussolini’s great-grandson standing as far-right EU candidate

The great-grandson of Benito Mussolini is running as a candidate in May’s European elections – becoming the third descendant of the former Italian fascist dictator to enter politics. Former naval officer Caio Giulio Cesare Mussolini, 51, whose name is taken from one of ancient Rome’s most famous rulers, is standing for the far-right Brothers of Italy […]

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Top New Zealand naval officer on trial over secret camera in embassy bathroom

One of New Zealand’s former top-ranked military officials is on trial in Auckland charged with planting a secret camera in a unisex bathroom at the country’s embassy in Washington. Alfred Keating, 59, was a commodore in the New Zealand navy and was one of the country’s most senior naval officers before he resigned in 2018 […]

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