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Russia considered smuggling Julian Assange out of UK, report claims

Russia considered smuggling Julian Assange out of UK, report claims

Russian officials reportedly held talks with associates of Julian Assange about helping him escape from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The secret breakout plan involved smuggling the WikiLeaks founder out of the embassy using a diplomatic vehicle and moving him to another country, according to The Guardian. Sources said Russia was one of the possible […]

UK's Theresa May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached 'an Impasse'

UK's Theresa May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached 'an Impasse'

LONDON—Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday warned that Brexit talks had hit an impasse and called on European leaders to present new proposals as negotiations between the two sides turn increasingly acrimonious. Following a tense meeting with her EU counterparts earlier this week in Salzburg, where her post-Brexit plans were rejected as being […]

UK's nuclear deterrent infrastructure 'not fit for purpose', say MPs

UK's nuclear deterrent infrastructure 'not fit for purpose', say MPs

The Ministry of Defence is at serious risk of failing to run a working nuclear deterrent, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. A report by the public accounts committee found that past decisions delaying maintenance at the MoD’s 13 sites that support nuclear submarines had left the programme “not fit for purpose”. The Trident nuclear missile […]

UK and EU Swap Jibes and Point Fingers as Brexit Clock Ticks

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May presses her Brexit plan with EU to avoid disorderly UK departure

May presses her Brexit plan with EU to avoid disorderly UK departure

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will press EU leaders on Wednesday to back her proposal for a “fair arrangement” on future ties between Britain and the bloc, call off “unacceptable” demands and show the goodwill needed to avoid a disorderly Brexit. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends the National Housing Summit in […]

Zambia aid: UK suspends funding over corruption fears

Zambia aid: UK suspends funding over corruption fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK government is worried that money meant for poor Zambians is being stolen by corrupt officials The UK has frozen aid funding to Zambia, after its government admitted that $4.3m (£3.3m) meant for poor families had gone missing. The move follows allegations of corruption within President Edgar Lungu’s […]

Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

Meal replacement drink Soylent will launch in the UK on Thursday with a different formula to its US equivalent. The firm has replaced seven ingredients and adjusted the mineral and vitamin content to comply with British regulations. Soylent was withdrawn from Canada in 2017 after reports that some people felt sick after drinking it. The […]

Brussels nearing impasse with May over Irish border proposal

Brussels nearing impasse with May over Irish border proposal

The EU is proving unable to convince Theresa May that by using “trusted trader schemes” and technology its proposal to in effect keep Northern Ireland in the customs union and single market will not draw a border in the Irish sea. The Brexit negotiations have reached an impasse over the failure to find an acceptable […]

UK weather: Britain to be hit by 23 storms by the end of 2018 – forecast latest

UK weather: Britain to be hit by 23 storms by the end of 2018 – forecast latest

Autumn brings darker mornings and cooler temperatures, leaves change colour and the warm temperatures of the summer feels like a distant memory. Even more so this year will Britons be pining for the heatwave conditions summer 2018 brought, as 23 storms are predicted to hit the country across autumn and winter.  A long-range AccuWeather forecast […]

UK's smart meter revolution at risk of being short-circuited

UK's smart meter revolution at risk of being short-circuited

One of Britain’s biggest national infrastructure projects in decades is coming off the rails, according to a welter of criticism from politicians, consumer groups and media outlets. The target of the carping is not the HS2 railway project or Heathrow runway expansion, but the government’s requirement for energy suppliers to offer all homes and businesses […]

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