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Brexit: What we know

2017-01-22 13:36

Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit.

UN Security Council unanimously backs Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 22:07

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed Ecowas efforts to ensure Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power as the West African bloc amassed a military force ready to intervene.

Pound climbs as Theresa May outlines how Brexit will happen

2017-01-17 15:33

British Prime Minister Theresa May, says the country cannot “possibly” remain within the European Union’s single market, as that would mean the UK is not leaving the EU at all.

Egypt slams EU, UK for criticising ruling on activists

2017-01-14 19:29

Egypt has blasted the EU and Britain for criticising a recent court decision to freeze the assets of three rights activists, accusing them of double standards and telling them to mind their own business

Coloniser Queen Elizabeth must fall - EFF

2016-12-02 16:33

The British monarchy must fall and be consigned to the dustbin of history that contains Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Mobutu Sese Seko, King Leopold and apartheid, says the EFF.

Ethiopia detains foreign pilots in a vintage air rally

2016-11-24 18:01

The United States Embassy says Ethiopian authorities have detained several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally

Up to 200 inmates riot at British prison

2016-11-07 10:25

British authorities have put an end to a prison riot involving up to 200 inmates, which broke out just days after a warders' association had warned of a "bloodbath" in the UK's detention facilities.

Britain backtracks over listing foreign workers

2016-10-10 13:20

The British government stepped back from a plan to make employers list their foreign workers after a backlash among business leaders.

British baron's daughter dies in Philippine drug war

2016-09-19 15:24

A daughter of the late British baron Lord Moynihan has been killed in the Philippines where the government is waging a deadly war on drugs, police say.

Tusk: Britain should start EU divorce talks soon

2016-09-08 13:16

Britain should start talks to leave the European Union as soon as possible, says European Council President Donald Tusk.

 

Senegal: Troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go

2017-01-20 09:00

Senegalese troops have charged into neighboring Gambia in a show of force to oust longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh after he failed to step aside when his mandate ended at midnight

Libyan wins right to sue UK ex-minister for rendition

2017-01-17 18:36

A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.

Williams will not stand in the way of Bottas' Mercedes move

2017-01-16 14:26

Valtteri Bottas' expected move from Williams to Mercedes looks set to be finalised this week.

Roads shut outside Buckingham Palace after Berlin attack

2016-12-21 13:11

Roads in front of Buckingham Palace will be shut during the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony starting following the truck attack that killed 12 people in Berlin.

Hate crimes in Britain linked to Brexit campaign

2016-12-01 12:30

Hate crimes in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU frequently took inspiration from the campaign to leave the bloc, according to a study released.

Trump backs Nigel Farage as British ambassador to US

2016-11-22 16:50

Donald Trump has tweeted that Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage "would do a great job" as British ambassador to the US, in the latest unorthodox intervention from the president-elect.

UK government to appeal Brexit court ruling

2016-11-04 09:10

The British government has vowed to appeal a High Court ruling that it must seek parliament's approval before starting EU exit talks, in a landmark judgement that could delay Brexit.

World court has no jurisdiction in nuclear case

2016-10-05 20:08

The UN's highest court has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to take on cases brought by the tiny Pacific Ocean nation of the Marshall Islands that seeks to urge Britain, India and Pakistan to resume talks to eradicate nuclear weapons stock.

Nearly 30 million cars in EU over emissions limit - study

2016-09-19 14:32

One year after Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal, nearly 30 million cars on Europe's roads are still way over air-pollution limits, reports a European environment watchdog.

Five beachgoers die in Britain on hottest day of year

2016-08-25 08:13

Five beachgoers died as Britain sweltered on the hottest day of the year, officials said, bringing to 12 the number of people to have perished in the past week.

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