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The UK's misconceived Brexit policy is not binding - Financial Times

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:19:31 GMT

On Monday, this blog set out why UK ministers were throwing away credibility in respect of post-Brexit trade negotiations by their false statements and suggestions that agreed negotiation documents were not to be taken seriously. The assumption was ...

Polls close as Alabama's fiercely fought Senate race comes down the wire - Los Angeles Times

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:03:33 GMT

To the great relief of many, the hardest fought, most tawdry U.S. Senate race in recent state history heaved to an uncertain finish Tuesday night as polls closed across Alabama. Turnout was strong among African Americans in particular as voters took ...

Gas shortage to push up bills after 'perfect storm' of energy problems - Telegraph.co.uk

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:04:00 GMT

Households and motorists have been warned to expect sharp rises in gas bills and petrol prices after a “perfect storm” of supply problems as the winter freeze begins. The shutdown of the North Sea's most important oil and gas pipeline system on Monday ...

NYC Subway Bomber Charged in Federal Court 'Did it for the Islamic State,' Officials Say - TIME

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:45:41 GMT

(NEW YORK) — A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a New York subway bombing blamed President Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against ...and more »

Baby girl survives after being born with heart outside her body, in UK first - The Guardian

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:47:00 GMT

Three-week-old Vanellope Hope Wilkins with her parents Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA. UK news. Baby girl survives after being born with heart outside her body, in UK first. Vanellope Hope ...

Walkden House Fire: First Pictures Of Children Killed In 'Suspicious' Blaze - HuffPost UK

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:15:57 GMT

Six arrests have been made over the suspected murder of Demi Pearson, 14, who was pronounced dead at the scene in Worsley and her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie, both of whom later died in hospital. The children's 35 ...

Wave of emotion feared for Grenfell Tower survivors six months on from blaze - Daily Mail

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:31:47 GMT

Health professionals fear those trying to rebuild their lives after the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze will be hit with a fresh wave of emotion, six months on from the fire. Extra mental health staff will be available over the Christmas period amid ...

Sean Dyche says Burnley must keep progressing after going fourth - SkySports

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:43:23 GMT

Sean Dyche says Burnley must keep progressing after climbing to fourth in the Premier League table with a "pleasing" 1-0 win over Stoke. The Clarets leapfrogged Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool into the final Champions League place after Ashley Barnes ...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi review - a bold gut-punch of a sequel - British GQ

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:03:38 GMT

Rian Johnson delivers all the spectacular set-pieces you'd expect, but with a complexity and emotional depth you perhaps wouldn't. Everything is respected, but nothing is sacred. By Alex Godfrey. 30 minutes ago. Lucasfilm/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock ...and more »

Britain Urged to Prosecute Social Media Firms Over Online Abuse - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:16:50 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Social media companies should face prosecution for failing to remove racist and extremist material from their websites, according to a report by an influential committee. Prime Minister Theresa May's ethics watchdog recommends ...