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Ig Nobel win for Alpine 'goat man'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 23:06
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A British man who lived in the Swiss Alps as a goat for three days wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
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Refugee crisis: Plan to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 20:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Britain, the European Union and the World Bank announce a $500m plan to build two industrial parks to help provide work for refugees.
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Andy Hall: Thai court finds UK activist guilty of defamation

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 9:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand

UK activist Andy Hall is given a three-year suspended sentence in Thailand for defamation, over a report alleging abuses in the fruit industry.
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British Baron's daughter killed in Philippines amid drug war

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 8:48
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

The daughter of a late British baron, Maria Aurora Moynihan, is shot dead in the Philippines, where authorities are fighting a deadly war on drugs.
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British Colonial Co: Outrage in Australia over theme restaurant

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 7:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

An Australian restaurant celebrating the "stylish days" of the British Empire is criticised on social media for romanticising colonialism.
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Fading glory

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 23:12
related countries: India India
related places: London

London-based photographer Karan Kapoor records some of India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.
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Visegrad Group of EU states 'could veto Brexit deal'

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 22:05

A group of Central European countries is ready to veto any Brexit deal that would limit right to work in the UK, Slovakian PM Robert Fico says.
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Theresa May could begin Brexit process by February, says Tusk

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 4:37

The president of the European Council says British PM Theresa May told him she could trigger the Brexit process by February.
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Six women targeted in NYC fire attacks

Friday, September 16th 2016, 18:03
related places: New York

The suspects who set fire to the clothing of a Scottish Muslim tourist in New York also targeted five other women, say police.
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Medical records hacked: 53 British athletes from Rio could be named - Ukad

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 15:43

The head of UK Anti-Doping says 53 British athletes from the Rio Olympics may be at risk of having their medical details published by hackers.
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British ambassador performs Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 13:46
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mecca

The British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Simon Collis, takes the annual pilgrimage to Mecca after converting to Islam.
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More hacked athletes' files released

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Russia Russia

The stolen medical records of British cyclists Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins are released by alleged Russian hackers.
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Juncker proposes EU military headquarters

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 16:49

The EU needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tells MEPs.
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Malcolm Roberts: Australian senator wants 'OzExit' from UN

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 9:03
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A newly elected senator uses his maiden speech to say Australia should take inspiration from the UK and "OzExit" from the United Nations.
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UK MPs decry UK-French Libya campaign

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 7:41
related countries: France France, Libya Libya

Britain's 2011 military intervention in Libya was based on "erroneous assumptions", according to MPs who blame ex-PM David Cameron for the lack of a coherent strategy.
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Britain's first all-black Hamlet performed

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 5:12

The first all-black production of Hamlet in Britain is being performed as part of the Shakespeare 400 anniversary celebration.
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Australian Snack Bar painting ruled too important to send to UK

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 14:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A wartime painting of a restaurant in Sydney's seedy Kings Cross is blocked from being exported to England because of its national importance.
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The doctors 'breaking the siege' in Aleppo via Skype

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 13:20
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

BBC Newsnight meets the UK doctor who is directing life-saving surgery in the Syrian city of Aleppo via Skype.
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Sally Hawkins film Maudie delights Toronto

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 3:58

A film starring British actress Sally Hawkins about a painter with severe arthritis has a rapturous reception at Toronto film festival.
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Moment Thames ferry crashes into Canary Wharf pier

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 17:11
related places: London

A 300-tonne passenger boat with 151 people on board crashed into a pier on the Thames in London after its engine caught fire.
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British school students 'stole Auschwitz artefacts'

Friday, September 9th 2016, 17:36
related countries: Poland Poland

Two British teenagers stole items including buttons and a rusted hair clipper from the Auschwitz death camp, a court in Poland hears.
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Brussels battalions?

Friday, September 9th 2016, 13:21
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The UK's vote to leave the EU could pave the way for the bloc to forge a new European army, writes Jonathan Marcus.
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Florida flight diverted to Boston because of 'disruptive' passenger

Friday, September 9th 2016, 5:41
related places: Boston

A British Airways flight from London Gatwick airport to Orlando, Florida, is diverted to Boston because of a "disruptive" British passenger.
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Para-kayaker's 'life-changing experience'

Friday, September 9th 2016, 0:17

Para-kayaker Nick Beighton struggled with becoming disabled, and had a lot of soul-searching after London 2012.
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Swiss lessons for Brexit - in 10, 30 and 60 seconds

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:05
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The BBC's economics editor Kamal Ahmed has been in Switzerland to learn what the non-EU country can teach the UK during Brexit negotiations.
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Solar tuk-tuk journey halted by robbery in France

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 12:15
related countries: France France, India India
related places: Paris

A seven-month solo journey from India to the UK in a solar and electric-powered tuk-tuk has been paused after the driver's passport was stolen near Paris.
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Inuit kayak journey to Scotland recreated

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 9:02
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Two adventurers have kayaked from Greenland to Scotland to show that the journey was possible for Inuit in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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A 16-year-old British girl earns £48,000 helping Chinese people name their babies

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 4:54
related countries: China China

Beau Jessop, a 16-year-old from Gloucestershire, names more than 200,000 babies in China and is paid £48,000 for the privilege.
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Rio Paralympics 2016: Classification is 'bedrock' of sport says BPA chief

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 21:04

British Paralympics boss Tim Hollingsworth rejects claims the classification system is being manipulated to boost medal chances.
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British mapmaker highlights rudest places in Australia

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 15:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Peculiar Nob, Titwobble Lane, Windy Saddle, Pensioners Bush and Intercourse Island are among the actual place names featured on a new map of Australia.
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Dirty labs

Monday, September 5th 2016, 23:40

BBC's undercover reporter shown Breaking Bad style lab making 'legal high' drugs to send to the UK.
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Samia Shahid: Uncle arrested in 'honour killing' case

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 14:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The uncle of a British woman who died in Pakistan in a suspected so-called "honour killing" is arrested on suspicion of falsifying medical documents.
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Northern lights

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 1:41
related countries: Greenland Greenland

What can the UK learn from Greenland's 1982 departure from the EU?
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Front line football

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 1:18

A new Premier League season has kicked off in England, but in other leagues life and limb, rather than mere money and glory, are at stake.
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British Airways to resume direct flights to Iran

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 9:14
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London, Tehran

British Airways will resume direct flights to Tehran later - the first UK carrier to fly to Iran for four years.
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Had its chips? The traditional British fish van in France

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 5:07
related countries: France France

A British couple have been providing authentic fish and chips across France's Dordogne region for four years. Has Brexit affected their business?
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Nearly a fifth of parents regret baby name - survey

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 11:25

Almost a fifth of parents in the UK regret the name they chose for their child, a survey suggests.
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Bali police murder: UK and Australian suspects in re-enactment

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A British man and his Australian girlfriend re-enact the circumstances surrounding the death of a police officer on a beach in Bali.
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Calais chief wants new migrant border deal with UK

Monday, August 29th 2016, 10:54
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Migrants in Calais seeking asylum in the UK should be able to lodge their claim in France and not have to wait until they reach British soil, the region's president says.
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Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 19:43
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the EU could go "down the drain" if Brexit is handled badly and that the UK cannot keep the "nice things" without any responsibility.
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How is Halal changing the British high street?

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 0:04
related places: London

London has just held the UK’s only Halal Food Festival. BBC News looks at how the so-called Muslim pound is changing the British high street.
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Ex-rugby man foils robbers with mug

Friday, August 26th 2016, 16:19
related countries: Malta Malta

A 78-year-old former England rugby player foils a robbery attempt by three men, chasing them out of his house in Malta armed only with a mug of tea.
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Lawnmower prompts Northern Lights alert

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 10:23

A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.
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Backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung stabbed to death at Australian hostel

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 13:28
related countries: Australia Australia

A 21-year-old British woman dies and a man is severely injured in an Australian hostel knife attack.
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Yemen crisis: Oxfam critical of UK-Saudi arms deals

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 2:47
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Oxfam is to accuse UK ministers of "denial and disarray" over their agreement to sell arms to Saudi Arabia for potential use in Yemen's civil war.
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Murder-accused UK man 'admits brawl' with Bali policeman

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 0:48
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

A British man has reportedly admitted he had a violent confrontation with a police officer on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
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North Korea calls UK-based defector 'human scum'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 11:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

North Korea brands a UK-based diplomat who defected to South Korea as "human scum" who had been accused of child rape and embezzlement.
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Brexit pushes Opel to cut staff hours in Germany

Friday, August 19th 2016, 17:13
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Opel plans to cut its workers' hours this year because it expects Brexit to hurt its UK sales.
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The race for 2nd

Friday, August 19th 2016, 12:45
related countries: China China

Team GB has been second in the Olympic medal table for nearly a week, pushing China into second place - how much does the UK have China to thank for that?
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North Korea diplomat in London defects to South

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 11:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: London

A top North Korean diplomat who disappeared from the country's embassy in London has defected to South Korea, officials in Seoul confirm.
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Migrant crisis: Greek islands see rising numbers in camps

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 9:52
related countries: Greece Greece

UK-based charity Save the Children says the number of migrants arriving in the Greek islands has nearly doubled in recent weeks, putting pressure on overcrowded camps.
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North Korean diplomat at London embassy 'defects to another country'

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 14:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

A diplomat at the North Korean embassy in London has defected to another country, BBC News understands.
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Iran accuses dual national of spying for British intelligence

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 9:13
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian dual national has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the British intelligence services, Iran's state news agency reports.
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Professor Brian Cox clashes with Australian climate sceptic

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 1:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British particle physicist Brian Cox verbally spars with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.
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Red flag

Monday, August 15th 2016, 17:24
related countries: China China

A new partnership between conservative British paper the Daily Mail and the Chinese Communist Party's People's Daily raises eyebrows in the UK, but barely registers in mainland China.
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Ex-husband of UK woman admits 'honour killing'

Monday, August 15th 2016, 8:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bradford

The ex-husband of a Bradford woman has confessed to her murder, a police source in Pakistan tells the BBC.
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One man's fight to bring home family

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 21:35
related countries: Iran Iran

The husband of a British-Iranian woman facing trial in Iran has told the BBC that she is being used as a political pawn.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Mo Farah makes history by winning 10,000m gold

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 1:35

Mo Farah becomes the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic golds with a thrilling victory in the 10,000m final in Rio.
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British tourist describes moment Thai bomb went off

Friday, August 12th 2016, 21:08
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Hua Hin

British tourist Laura Feltham describes the moment she heard a bomb go off in the Thai resort of Hua Hin.
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Madeira wildfires: 'Ash is still falling into the city'

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 22:57
related places: Ash

British holidaymaker, Sophie Sulehria, describes how ash is still falling in the city of Funchal after wildfires hit.
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US top for online global drug sales

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 11:04
related countries: United States United States

UK-based dealers in illegal drugs earn more money online than any of their European rivals, research suggests.
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Cold turkey

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 23:20

A recent report by UK regulator Ofcom claimed that 59% of Brits consider themselves to be "hooked" on their handsets - but not everybody is a slave to their smartphone, reports Zoe Kleinman.
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Britain's secretive and lethal force in Syria

Monday, August 8th 2016, 20:28
related countries: Syria Syria

BBC News has obtained exclusive photographic evidence, showing for the first time British special forces operating inside Syria.
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UK launches fraud inquiry into Airbus

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 22:14

The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launches an investigation into allegations of "fraud, bribery and corruption" in the civil aviation business of Airbus.
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The Rio band learning on donated instruments

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 7:29

Musician Tom Ashe tells the BBC's Babita Sharma why he felt inspired to move from the UK to one of the favelas in Rio and teach children there to play music.
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On the ropes?

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 23:54
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Are Germans turning against Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy? Damien McGuinness in Berlin is not convinced by the headlines in some British newspapers.
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Week in pictures

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 23:43

Look back at the best images from the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including the Suicide Squad UK premiere, Mariah Carey's raunchy documentary launch and the return of the original Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Two British climbers found dead on Matterhorn

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 19:07
related countries: Italy Italy

The bodies of two British climbers who went missing on Thursday have been found on the Matterhorn, Italian rescue workers say.
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Russell Square stabbings: Man charged over London murder

Friday, August 5th 2016, 20:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Man

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a US tourist, and five other attempted murders, following a knife attack in London's Russell Square on Wednesday.
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Briton and Canadian held for Dhaka attack

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 15:57
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Canada Canada
related places: Dhaka

A Canadian student and a British man are arrested and accused of involvement in an attack on a cafe in Bangladesh last month in which 22 people died.
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Afghanistan's Taliban attack foreign tourist convoy

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany, United States United States

Taliban militants attack a convoy of foreign tourists - including British and US citizens - in western Afghanistan, injuring six and their driver.
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Tehran nose job

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 0:20
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranians are struggling to understand how a well-known British porn star was allowed into their country for cosmetic surgery.
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US, China, UK?

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 23:23
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Why

The Rio Olympics have yet to start but we can already be confident the US and China will top the medals table. Why is this - and can we predict which other countries will do well?
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Luxury hideaway

Monday, August 1st 2016, 23:03

A charity that has been paid millions by the UK government for its work in Africa is under the control of a cult-like organisation, an investigation reveals.
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Conscious uncoupling

Friday, July 29th 2016, 14:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Syrian jihadists Jabhat al-Nusra's decision to detach itself from al-Qaeda could end up strengthening the group, says David Roberts of King's College, London.
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David Bowie Prom in London 'gives his music a twist'

Friday, July 29th 2016, 6:40
related places: London

Musicians will take to the stage of London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday to honour the life and work of David Bowie, who died six months ago from cancer.
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Theresa May 'wants and expects' to protect rights of Poles in UK

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 19:25
related countries: Poland Poland

The UK prime minister says she values the contribution made by Polish citizens to the UK and "fully expects" to be able to protect their rights - as long as British expats' rights are protected in EU states.
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Sacrificed life

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 23:40
related countries: India India

The story of a woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist in the south Indian state of Kerala.
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Brexit: France's Michel Barnier made European negotiator with UK

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 15:53
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Former French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier is appointed by the European Commission to negotiate over Brexit.
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Steely vision

Monday, July 25th 2016, 5:56
related countries: China China
related places: Sheffield

A Chinese man who first made his fortune selling bamboo hopes to invest £1bn ($1.3bn) to "transform" the UK steel city of Sheffield.
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Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20

Sunday, July 24th 2016, 11:38
related countries: China China

The UK's vote to leave the European Union adds to risks for the global economy, finance chiefs say at the G20 summit in China.
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Holiday attack: 'I thought I was going to be murdered'

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 9:04

A British doctor who was raped on an all-female sailing holiday in the Caribbean is taking legal action against the travel company who, she says, didn't do enough to protect her.
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Theresa May and Angela Merkel on first impressions

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 17:47
related countries: Germany Germany

British PM Theresa May has said "we get on with the job" when asked what she thought of Germany's Angela Merkel.
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Record number of EU terror attacks recorded in 2015

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 14:08

A record number of terrorist attacks were planned, foiled or carried out in European Union countries last year, with the UK reporting the highest number of attacks.
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Fire disrupts Paris Gare du Nord rail travel

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 19:39
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Rail travel including the Eurostar service to Britain is temporarily halted from the Gare du Nord station in Paris after a fire.
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Brexit throws 'spanner in the works' of global growth

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 15:01

The IMF says the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union has "thrown a spanner in the works" of its global growth forecast.
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Awkward debut

Monday, July 18th 2016, 22:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The BBC's James Robbins looks at Boris Johnson's debut in Brussels as the UK's foreign secretary, as Britain prepares to start negotiations to leave the EU.
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Japan's Softbank to buy UK's ARM

Monday, July 18th 2016, 2:09
related countries: Japan Japan

ARM Holdings, one of the UK's biggest technology companies, is set to announce it is being bought by Japan's Softbank for £24bn ($32bn).
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Soviet relics

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 23:41
related places: London

An exhibition examining the landscape and abandoned spaces of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries opens in London.
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UK offered Brexit free trade deal with Australia

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 11:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Prime Minister Theresa May describes Australian calls for a free trade deal with Britain as "very encouraging", insisting it shows Brexit can work for the UK.
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Enjoy tea?

Friday, July 15th 2016, 8:41
related countries: India India

The BBC's Justin Rowlatt discusses the dark history of tea - India and Britain's favourite drink.
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Boris Johnson is a liar with his back to the wall, says French FM

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 20:44
related countries: France France

France's foreign minister says his newly-appointed British counterpart, Boris Johnson, is a liar with "his back against the wall".
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson booed at French Embassy

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 20:13
related countries: France France
related places: London

The new Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has been booed by some of the guests at a French Embassy reception in London.
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MEPs react to Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary appointment

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 15:19

MEPs react to the news that Boris Johnson has been appointed to the role of UK foreign secretary.
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Boris' undiplomacy

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 11:38

Boris Johnson's appointment as British foreign secretary has been treated with shock around the world - not least because he has been less than diplomatic about other countries and their leaders before.
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A look back at Boris Johnson on the world stage

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 10:02

As Boris Johnson is appointed Foreign Secretary, the BBC takes a look back at his record flying the flag for Britain abroad.
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How will Europe react to new UK PM?

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 20:32

Managing Britain's exit from the European Union will be top priority for the UK's new Prime Minister Theresa May.
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War child

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 23:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Herminio Martinez and his brother were among thousands of child refugees put on a boat to the UK in 1937 at the height of the Spanish Civil War.
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Austrian Finance Minister: Great Britain 'will become little Britain'

Monday, July 11th 2016, 19:29
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian Finance Minister Hans Schelling predicts that Northern Ireland and Scotland will not fully leave the European Union and that "Great Britain will become little Britain".
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Euro 2016: Best goals of the tournament

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 18:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Watch the best goals of Euro 2016 as selected by Match of the Day, including Hal Robson-Kanu's Cruyff turn and cool finish for Wales against Belgium.
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