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Brexit transition period: What is the transition period? When is deadline?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The UK officially left the bloc on January 31 this year. However, this is still not the end of the line for the UK and the remaining EU member states. The UK […]

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Priti Patel: Labour MPs’ gaslighting attack won’t silence me

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Home Secretary accused Labour MPs of “dismissing the contributions of those who don’t conform to their view of how ethnic minorities should behave”. A group of 32 Labour MPs wrote to her […]

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Defying Trump, Republican-led Senate panel backs stripping Confederate names from military bases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted to require the Department of Defense to rename military bases named after Confederate generals, setting up a clash with President Donald Trump, who opposes that change and promised a veto. The committee approved the measure, proposed by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, as an amendment […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson to hold crunch talks with EU chiefs next week amid stalling trade negotiations

Boris Johnson will hold crunch talks with senior EU figures next week amid stalling negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal. The prime minister will hold a “high level” meeting with European Council president Charles Michel, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Parliament president David Sassoli. The talks, aimed at injecting some political […]

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Coronavirus: Should the two-metre social distancing restriction be reduced?

The two-metre social distancing restriction has become a fact of life during the coronavirus pandemic, but that could be about to change. Reports suggest Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering reducing it to one metre in order to allow more businesses to begin operating again and schools to fully reopen in September. Sky News takes […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Ineffective’ 14-day quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force

Travellers arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days from today under new rules being described by some airlines as “unlawful” and “ineffective”. British Airways has begun legal proceedings after sending a pre-action letter, which is the first stage in a judicial review, to ministers on Friday. Backed by Ryanair and EasyJet, a statement […]

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Singapore will not falter in its onward march: Full speech of PM Lee's national broadcast on Covid-19

SINGAPORE – This is the transcript of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s broadcast to the nation on Sunday (June 7) on overcoming the crisis of a generation. It is the first in a series of six ministerial broadcasts, scheduled from June 7 to June 20, on the theme of securing Singapore’s future in a post-Covid-19 […]

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US election 2020: Donald Trump on course for victory despite protests – EXCLUSIVE

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The US President has been under fierce attack this week after his decision to deploy the National Guard to deal with protesters after some of them became violent. But according to an […]

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Daily briefing: Is there a coronavirus daily briefing today?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Coronavirus press conferences have become part of Britain’s daily routine – with scientists, MPs and the Prime Minister updating the public on the fight against coronavirus. Figures on cases and deaths, new […]

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Fed's Powell scheduled for congressional appearances June 16-17

(Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will testify before the U.S. Congress on June 16 and 17 in hearings on the central bank’s semi-annual monetary policy report. By statute, the Fed delivers the report providing an overview of the economy twice a year, usually in February and again in June or July, and the […]