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New Brexit deal agreed by EU and UK

Thursday, October 17th 2019, 16:56

The prime minister hails "excellent deal" with the EU, but a successful vote in Parliament is not yet certain.
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Ben Enwonwu: The Nigerian painter behind 'Africa's Mona Lisa'

Thursday, October 17th 2019, 8:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Ben Enwonwu, the painter behind "Africa's Mona Lisa", had a complex relationship with the UK.
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Leonardo da Vinci feud: The 'earlier' Mona Lisa mystery

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 23:19
related places: London

A London family is battling an international consortium over a potentially priceless painting.
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Jailed British tourists entered US 'deliberately'

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

Officials say two of the adults had previously been denied travel authorisation to the United States.
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Six Bulgarians arrested over football racist abuse

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 16:10
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Six Bulgarian football fans suspected of subjecting black England players to racist abuse are detained following police raids.
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Pakistan royal visit: Kate's outfits draw Diana comparisons

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 13:10
related places: Cambridge

Is the Duchess of Cambridge putting a modern twist on garments the Princess of Wales wore years ago?
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Have UK voters changed their minds on Brexit?

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 23:22

Where do voters stand on Brexit, after more than three years of debate and negotiation?
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Brexit: What can the UK learn from Norway's EU border?

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 23:19
related countries: Norway Norway, Sweden Sweden
related places: How

Norway's border with Sweden – and the EU – is a potential hotspot for smugglers. How is it policed?
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Russia spy case: Is Paul Whelan a hostage of Russia or a spy?

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The British family of a man accused of spying in Moscow has called on the UK government to do more to secure his release.
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Brexit talks: A message to UK from Central Europe

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 23:05

The BBC's Bethany Bell speaks to politicians about Brexit ahead of the EU summit this week.
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British holidaymakers 'traumatised' after arrest at US border

Monday, October 14th 2019, 23:54
related countries: United States United States

The young couple are being held in an immigration centre with their three-month-old baby.
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England game in Bulgaria halted twice over racism

Monday, October 14th 2019, 22:54
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Sofia

England's Euro 2020 qualifier with Bulgaria in Sofia is halted twice with fans warned about racist behaviour.
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The British girl who went to meet her death row pen pal

Sunday, October 13th 2019, 23:11

"We were the only white people on the bus - and the only people to get off at death row."
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Brigid Kosgei breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's marathon record

Sunday, October 13th 2019, 19:19

Brigid Kosgei claims a new women's marathon world record in Chicago, beating the time set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003.
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British orphans found trapped in Syria IS camp

Sunday, October 13th 2019, 7:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC discovered three children from the same family stranded after their parents died in the fighting with Islamic State.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's daughter cuts 'welcome home' cake with her dad

Friday, October 11th 2019, 11:40
related countries: Iran Iran

The daughter of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran appears at a press conference after returning to the UK.
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Trump note reveals crash suspect won't leave US

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 15:15
related countries: United States United States

Notes held by Donald Trump show a suspect in a crash that killed a teenager will not return to the UK.
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British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump

Thursday, October 10th 2019, 9:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The so-called IS Beatles - who grew up in the UK - are at a secure location, President Trump says.
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How our cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

Monday, October 7th 2019, 11:12

Three scientists who discovered how cells adapt to oxygen share the prize for physiology or medicine.
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UK police urge US to waive crash suspect's immunity

Monday, October 7th 2019, 0:23
related countries: United States United States

A diplomat's wife involved in a crash which killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn is named as Anne Sacoolas.
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Australian-UK blogger couple freed from Iran jail

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 14:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iran Iran

British-Australian Jolie King and Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin say they are "happy and relieved".
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Lucia Lucas: Making UK operatic debut at the ENO

Saturday, October 5th 2019, 13:59

Lucia Lucas is playing a male role suited to her baritone voice at English National Opera.
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The story of Sierra Leone's Krio people - in pictures

Friday, October 4th 2019, 23:14
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

An exhibition in London is seeking to raise awareness of the history of Sierra Leone's Krio people.
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Boris Johnson's Brexit plan: EU 'open but unconvinced'

Friday, October 4th 2019, 2:52

Britain's latest proposals for leaving the EU fall short of what is required to get a deal, the bloc's leaders say.
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Boris Johnson or Donald Trump: Who's got it worse?

Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 2:59
related countries: United States United States

The US president is facing an impeachment inquiry while the British PM has had a turbulent few weeks.
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Family of Indian royals wins £35m court battle against Pakistan

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 12:13
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

The origins of a dispute over what began as a £1m deposit date to the partition of British India.
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Maori shootings: Britain regrets killings by Endeavour crew

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019, 10:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The statement comes ahead of the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's landing in New Zealand.
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Iran court sentences ‘US spy’ to death

Tuesday, October 1st 2019, 12:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The Islamic Republic's judiciary says it has convicted four people of spying for the US and the UK.
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World War Two: 'I discovered my eldest sister was my mother'

Saturday, September 28th 2019, 23:21
related countries: United States United States

Albert Gilmour learned his father was an American GI based in Northern Ireland during World War Two.
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Stena Impero: Seized British tanker leaves Iran's waters

Friday, September 27th 2019, 16:45
related countries: Iran Iran

The Stena Impero was seized by Iranian troops in July, who said it was breaking maritime rules.
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Cross-Channel people smugglers arrested in Belgium, Germany and UK

Friday, September 27th 2019, 12:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany

Fifteen people were arrested in Belgium, England and Germany for smuggling Albanians into the UK.
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Donald Trump: Boris Johnson is 'doing very well'

Tuesday, September 24th 2019, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

The US president expresses support for the UK PM after the suspension of Parliament was ruled unlawful.
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Iran rejects fresh accusations over Saudi oil attack

Tuesday, September 24th 2019, 13:26
related countries: France France, Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The leaders of France, Germany and the UK backed US claims that Iran attacked oil installations.
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Brexit: What just happened in the UK Supreme Court?

Tuesday, September 24th 2019, 13:16

The prime minister loses this showdown, setting the stage for another Brexit battle in parliament.
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Paul Whelan: Former US marine alleges set-up in Russia spy case

Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 14:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Paul Whelan, also a UK citizen, tells the BBC a Russian friend put a flash drive in his pocket in 2018.
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French Dunkirk camp cleared as migrants try to reach UK

Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 13:18
related countries: France France
related places: Dunkirk

Police try to move some 1,000 people from a gym and tent camp near Dunkirk.
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Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says

Sunday, September 15th 2019, 23:54

The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UK’s former chief scientist.
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Hong Kong protesters rally outside British Consulate

Sunday, September 15th 2019, 9:01
related countries: China China

They want the UK to press China to maintain freedoms agreed when it handed the city over in 1997.
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert named as British-Australian academic held in Iran

Saturday, September 14th 2019, 11:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iran Iran

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East specialist at Melbourne University, was detained "months ago".
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Brexit: 'Has Monty Python taken over?' - what the world press thinks

Friday, September 13th 2019, 13:26

The world press sees Brexit making dramatic changes to Britain's tradition and reputation.
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Australian and British bloggers held in Iran named

Thursday, September 12th 2019, 4:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Iran Iran

Australian Mark Firkin and British-Australian Jolie King have been detained for about 10 weeks.
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Brexit: How are the UK's talks with the EU going?

Thursday, September 12th 2019, 0:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Has there been any progress in the UK's talks in Brussels since Boris Johnson became prime minister?
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Belgium football transfer: Two arrested in fraud inquiry

Wednesday, September 11th 2019, 14:56
related countries: Monaco Monaco
related places: London

The suspects are held following raids in Monaco, Belgium and London over claims of money-laundering.
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Tracking down a UK paedophile on the run in Bulgaria

Tuesday, September 10th 2019, 10:20
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

The BBC confronts a British paedophile, who breached strict court orders by fleeing to Bulgaria.
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Trump Turnberry: US Air Force to review Scotland resort stays

Monday, September 9th 2019, 14:23
related countries: United States United States

The order follows revelations some crews had stayed at one of the president's Scottish golf resorts.
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Hollywood star's 'battle' to learn UK accent

Sunday, September 8th 2019, 15:13

Beanie Feldstein worked in a shop in the city ahead of her role in How To Build A Girl.
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Etna volcano: The Mountain Man celebrates his life's work

Friday, September 6th 2019, 23:20

The UK volcanologist John Murray has painstakingly measured Mt Etna for half a century.
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Top Boy: Why Drake is at the London premiere of a cult UK TV show

Thursday, September 5th 2019, 13:40
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: How, London

How Canadian superstar Drake became a super-fan and saviour of British cult hit Top Boy.
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'Treated like animals' by slavery gang

Wednesday, September 4th 2019, 23:14
related countries: Poland Poland

A gang that lured victims from Poland to the UK is believed to have enslaved around 300 people.
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Stena Impero: Iran to free seven crew of seized British tanker

Wednesday, September 4th 2019, 11:27
related countries: Latvia Latvia, Russia Russia

The sailors - five Indians, one Latvian and one Russian - have already left the Stena Impero.
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Yemen: Western powers may be held responsible for war crimes - UN

Wednesday, September 4th 2019, 4:48
related countries: France France, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The US, UK and France provide arms and logistical support to a Saudi-led coalition fighting there.
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The children sent to safety from the Nazis

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019, 23:27

Dame Stephanie Shirley was among thousands of children sent to the UK by their parents to save them from the Nazis
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Brexit: What happened on Monday?

Monday, September 2nd 2019, 21:49

Jonathan Blake gives his daily roundup of the key Brexit events in British politics.
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French air traffic control 'outage' hits UK flights

Sunday, September 1st 2019, 17:57
related countries: France France

Airlines warn of delays and some cancellations due to problems affecting French airspace.
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'Finding my dad 30 years after I was taken from him'

Friday, August 30th 2019, 23:40

Abandoned in Sao Paulo and then adopted by a British couple, Edson thought he'd never see his father again.
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Climate change: Big lifestyle changes 'needed to cut emissions'

Thursday, August 29th 2019, 12:43

Reaching Net Zero emissions will be a huge challenge, says UK's outgoing chief environment scientist.
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Helmand: Army survivors describe their legacy of trauma

Tuesday, August 27th 2019, 23:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Ten years on, British Army veterans describe the enduring trauma of serving in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
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Could farmed insects be the perfect pet-food ingredient?

Tuesday, August 27th 2019, 15:19

Insect-based foods may be better for pets than prime steak, according to the British Veterinary Association.
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The Kenyan school that was once a British detention camp

Tuesday, August 27th 2019, 0:28
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Camps where suspected anti-colonial fighters were brutally treated are now secondary schools.
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Ambedkar House: India’s £3m property row with two London residents

Monday, August 26th 2019, 12:34
related countries: India India
related places: London

India could be forced to close a London museum dedicated to one of the country’s “founding fathers”.
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Creating Peter and the Wolf puppets for the Hollywood Bowl

Sunday, August 25th 2019, 23:13

Puppet company Blind Summit is preparing for its biggest gig since the London Olympics.
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G7: Trump praises Johnson as 'right man' to deliver Brexit

Sunday, August 25th 2019, 8:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Johnson

Boris Johnson reacts as US President Trump praises the UK PM as the right man to deliver Brexit.
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Boris Johnson: UK will not retreat from global community

Saturday, August 24th 2019, 5:02

Speaking ahead of the G7 summit, the prime minister says the UK will be an "energetic partner" after Brexit.
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Amazon fires: Brazil threatened over EU trade deal

Friday, August 23rd 2019, 16:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil, France France, Germany Germany, Ireland Ireland
related places: Eu

Mr Macron says Brazil's leader lied to him as UK and German leaders voice concerns over the fires.
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Facial recognition technology aims to cut passport queue times

Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 23:14

The UK Home Office is considering a system which would let you walk through immigration without showing your passport.
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Qantas to run test flights on world's longest route

Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 6:35
related places: London, New York

The airline will track the health impacts of the 19-hour journeys from Sydney to New York and London.
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Hong Kong: China confirms detention of UK consulate worker

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 10:27
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hong Kong consulate worker was detained for violating the law, China's foreign ministry says.
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The Victorian sex scandal that shook India

Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 0:45
related countries: India India

The scandal involving an Indian nobleman and his British wife convulsed the elite class in 19th Century India.
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Hong Kong: British consulate worker 'detained at China border'

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 9:56
related countries: China China

The Foreign Office says it is seeking further information from Chinese authorities.
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British woman ‘horrifically burnt’ in Cambodia explosion

Monday, August 19th 2019, 17:23
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A petrol station blew up killing one person, and injuring 13 others.
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Iran tanker row: Gibraltar rejects US request to detain ship

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 18:53
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, United States United States
related places: Sunday

The oil tanker is due to leave Gibraltar later on Sunday, Iran's ambassador to the UK says.
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Hong Kong protests: Rival demonstrations spread across globe

Sunday, August 18th 2019, 15:05
related countries: Australia Australia, China China, France France, Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Rival

Supporters of Beijing and Hong Kong have held rallies in the UK, France, US, Canada and Australia.
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Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit - Pelosi

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 13:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

Congress will block a UK trade deal if Brexit harms the Good Friday Agreement, key US Democrat says.
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Kameel Ahmady: British-Iranian academic 'arrested in Iran'

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 11:06
related countries: Iran Iran

The social anthropologist's alleged detention comes amid high tensions between Iran and the UK.
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Australia drug bust: Four UK men arrested over huge MDMA haul

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 2:18

The four men and two Australians are linked to a UK-based organised crime syndicate, police say.
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The Gurkhas: We felt like second-class citizens

Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 0:38

In 2009 all retired Gurkhas were finally allowed to settle in the UK.
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Sydney stabbing: British brothers restrained suspect

Tuesday, August 13th 2019, 15:43

A witness of the stabbing has recounted what happened when he intervened in the suspect's arrest.
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Search for Nora Quoirin: Mother's voice played through loudspeaker in Malaysian jungle

Friday, August 9th 2019, 14:31
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The voice of the mother of a British teenager missing in a Malaysian jungle has been played out through a loudspeaker in the search for her.
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Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 23:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

One sweet manufacturer is seeing sales of fudge, chocolate eclairs and toffees soaring in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Pocket knife saves Canadian man during grizzly bear attack

Thursday, August 8th 2019, 20:02
related countries: Canada Canada

Colin Dowler ended up in a life-or-death struggle with a grizzly bear in British Columbia.
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Peter Chadwick: Millionaire arrested over wife's murder

Wednesday, August 7th 2019, 13:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

British-born millionaire Peter Chadwick is captured in Mexico after spending four years on the run.
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Heroin haul 'worth £40m' found at Felixstowe docks

Tuesday, August 6th 2019, 16:47
related places: Felixstowe

The massive quantity of drugs is one of the largest ever hauls made by border officials in the UK.
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Skripal case: US slaps new sanctions on Russia

Friday, August 2nd 2019, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Moscow is accused of being behind the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy and his daughter in the UK.
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Princess Haya: Dubai ruler's wife seeks marriage protection order

Tuesday, July 30th 2019, 16:10

Princess Haya asks for a forced marriage protection order and a non-molestation order in a UK court.
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Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal wins, Geraint Thomas second, Caleb Ewan wins in Paris

Sunday, July 28th 2019, 20:21
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Colombia's Egan Bernal becomes the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour de France, with his British team-mate Geraint Thomas taking second.
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Boris Johnson: Relationship with Trump will be 'sensational', says top diplomat

Friday, July 26th 2019, 13:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Trump

The US and UK leaders have a "lot in common", the American ambassador in London says.
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UK regulator fines Russian news service £200,000

Friday, July 26th 2019, 10:44
related countries: Russia Russia

The broadcasting regulator says RT breached impartiality rules in several news and current affairs programmes.
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Europe heatwave: Paris latest to break record with 42.6C

Friday, July 26th 2019, 9:18

Northern France is on red alert as Paris hits 42.6C, with records falling across Europe.
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Boris Johnson: Does Africa shrug, smile or scowl?

Friday, July 26th 2019, 0:38

The age of empire is long gone, and the UK has to compete with other powers for influence in Africa.
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Boris Johnson's Brexit policy 'unacceptable' - EU negotiator

Thursday, July 25th 2019, 20:16

The EU chief negotiator calls a proposal to scrap the Northern Ireland backstop "unacceptable".
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Franky Zapata: Flyboard inventor fails in cross-Channel bid

Thursday, July 25th 2019, 17:33
related countries: France France

Franky Zapata was hoping to cross from northern France to southern England in just 20 minutes.
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Sri Lankans demand UK take back rotting waste

Wednesday, July 24th 2019, 13:34

Decomposing containers containing hazardous waste, labelled as "recycling", arrived from the UK.
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Iran tanker seizure: Owner makes first contact with crew

Wednesday, July 24th 2019, 12:32
related countries: Iran Iran

The 23 crew members of a British-flagged tanker detained by Iran tell its owners they are "safe".
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Boris Johnson: Do Americans recognise UK's new prime minister?

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019, 17:42
related countries: United States United States

Boris Johnson is the UK's new prime minister. He reminds some Americans of a certain US politician.
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Boris Johnson 'faces challenging times' - EU's Ursula von der Leyen

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019, 17:40

Ursula von der Leyen is among Europe's leaders to react to Boris Johnson becoming the UK's new PM.
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Mystery deepens over murder of tourist couple in Canada

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019, 8:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Canada Canada, United States United States

Police say the deaths could be connected to another missing persons case in British Columbia.
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Iran crisis: A tale of two tankers

Monday, July 22nd 2019, 23:07

When Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker last week, it might have felt like a surprise move. But it wasn't.
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UK PM to chair emergency meeting on Iran crisis

Monday, July 22nd 2019, 8:49
related countries: Iran Iran

The prime minister is expected to receive updates and discuss the security of shipping in the area.
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Salmon trapped in Canada landslide to be airlifted to safety

Monday, July 22nd 2019, 0:45
related countries: Canada Canada

The fish have been unable to swim upstream due to a rockfall in Fraser River, British Columbia.
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UK political storm over seized tanker

Sunday, July 21st 2019, 21:10

Philip Hammond says the UK did not "take its eye off the ball" amid escalating tensions in the Gulf.
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