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Today โ€” November 17th 2018Expatica UK Headlines

UN to convene Yemen talks in Sweden soon

The United Nations intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they will attend negotiations in Sweden, the UN envoy said Friday.The Saudi-backed...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00
Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2018Expatica UK Headlines

48 letters to replace a Conservative leader

Members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party are seeking to trigger a vote of confidence in her leadership.She has confirmed she would fight any challenge, but if she loses, her...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

UN says British government in 'state of denial' on poverty

The United Nations accused the British government Friday of being in a "state of denial" about a growing rich-poor divide that was being exacerbated by Brexit.UN poverty and human rights rapporteur Philip...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

Junior health minister named UK's new Brexit secretary

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday promoted a largely unknown junior health minister, eurosceptic Stephen Barclay, to be her new Brexit Secretary.He becomes the third person to hold the job...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

EU won't make 'massive changes' to Brexit deal: Dutch PM

The European Union is unlikely to make any major changes to a draft Brexit deal struck between British and EU negotiators, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday."It's unlikely that any changes will...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

Russia had mole in visa firm used by UK: report

Russia's FSB security service had a mole in a company used by Britain and other countries to process visa applications, according to a report published Friday by investigative group Bellingcat.The report...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

Migrants refuse to disembark in Libya, fearing torture: Amnesty

Dozens of migrants and refugees aboard a merchant vessel at a Libyan port are refusing to disembark for fear of "detention and torture", rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Friday.It said in...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

'Inert' WWII shell found in London's Hyde Park

Emergency responders on Friday recovered an "inert" World War II mortar round in central London's Hyde Park, according to the Metropolitan Police Service.The wartime ordnance was found partially submerged...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic

In new research studying how genetic factors determine taste, scientists now believe they know why some humans prefer coffee while others opt for tea.A paper published this week in the journal Nature...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

UK supermarket's viral orangutan ad slammed by palm oil giant

A British supermarket chain's viral commercial about an orangutan left homeless because of deforestation from palm oil planting was slammed as a cheap publicity stunt by a major industry body on Friday.The...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

Accept EU deal or face 'economic disaster', French minister warns Brexiters

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Friday that Brexit advocates must choose between accepting the deal negotiated by London and Brussels for leaving the EU or risk "economic disaster"."The choice...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

What next? Britain, Brexit and Theresa May

Despite facing a fierce backlash to her draft Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to fight on. Amid cabinet resignations and moves by her own MPs to oust her, the battle to save...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

Hockney sells for $90.3mn, smashes living artist record

A masterful swimming pool painting by British legend David Hockney sold for $90.3 million in New York on Thursday, smashing a new auction record for a living artist."Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00
Before yesterdayExpatica UK Headlines

EU states wary of losing fishing rights in Brexit deal

Some EU member states have concerns about the draft Brexit deal, particularly about access to fishing in British waters, but there is little appetite in Brussels to reopen negotiations.British Prime Minister...

  • November 15th 2018 at 01:00

Relief on Irish border as Brexit deal unleashes political turmoil

As Britain's political class agonises over the draft Brexit deal, residents of windswept Irish border areas said they were relieved at an agreement that could offer a stable future for the region after...

  • November 15th 2018 at 01:00

Yemeni govt backs UN peace talks but Hodeida still at risk

Yemen's president has supported a UN push for fresh talks to end almost four years of fighting in his war-torn country, but analysts warn even a diplomatic breakthrough may not spare the port city of...

  • November 15th 2018 at 01:00

EU's Tusk says summit to sign Brexit deal November 25

EU President Donald Tusk on Thursday confirmed the bloc would hold a special summit to seal the hard-fought Brexit agreement with Britain on November 25.Tusk's announcement will come as a boost to British...

  • November 15th 2018 at 01:00

Top pro-Brexit MP requests no-confidence vote in British PM

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the hardline pro-Brexit European Research Group of lawmakers, on Thursday requested a vote of no-confidence in the British prime minister.The ERG leader handed...

  • November 15th 2018 at 01:00

Raab: unhappy Brexit minister with grand designs

Dominic Raab, who resigned as Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit minister on Thursday, is a smooth-talking former lawyer with a black belt in karate and poorly disguised political ambitions.A 44-year-old...

  • November 15th 2018 at 01:00

Raab resigns as Britain's Brexit minister: statement

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary, saying he "must resign" over the proposed EU withdrawal agreement."I cannot reconcile...

  • November 15th 2018 at 01:00
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