• Trump predicts UK-US trade will grow ‘substantially’ after Brexit

    Trump predicts UK-US trade will grow ‘substantially’ after Brexit

    • February 16, 2019

    Donald Trump has predicted trade between the US and UK will increase “very substantially” after Britain’s departure from the European Union. The American president, speaking at the White House, said the two countries were agreeing to “go forward” to preserve their trade agreement. He said: “We’re agreeing to go forward and preserve our trade agreement.

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  • Political deadlock beckons as Spain’s PM calls April election

    Political deadlock beckons as Spain’s PM calls April election

    • February 16, 2019

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez yesterday called a snap national election for April 28 after parliament voted down his budget bill, spelling an uncertain few months for a country whose political landscape is increasingly fragmented. Spain exited a deep economic slump in 2013 but has been plagued since then by political volatility, driven by deep divisions

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  • F-35 fighter jet declares emergency on routine flight

    F-35 fighter jet declares emergency on routine flight

    • February 15, 2019

    By Sam Russell, Press Association An F-35 Lightning fighter jet based at RAF Marham in Norfolk declared an emergency while on a routine flight near its base. It landed safely after experiencing a “minor technical issue” on Thursday. An RAF spokesman said on Friday: “The RAF can confirm an F35 Lightning experienced a minor technical

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  • Britain ‘must decide whether they want to leave amicably or brutally’

    Britain ‘must decide whether they want to leave amicably or brutally’

    • February 15, 2019

    France’s Europe minister has urged Britain to “hurry up” and decide whether it is leaving the European Union with or without a deal. Nathalie Loiseau said on RTL radio that “it’s time for our British friends to decide whether they want to leave amicably or brutally”. She said the EU worked hard to reach a

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  • Schoolchildren across UK strike over climate change

    Schoolchildren across UK strike over climate change

    • February 15, 2019

    Schoolchildren are taking a stand against climate change, with thousands of pupils walking out of class to demand immediate action. Youth Strike 4 Climate movement organisers said strikes are taking place in 60 towns and cities, with youngsters carrying banners bearing slogans saying: “There is no planet B”. Other signs read: “When did the children

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  • Spain’s PM calls snap national election for April 28

    Spain’s PM calls snap national election for April 28

    • February 15, 2019

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday called a snap national election for April 28, after losing a key budget vote. “Between doing nothing and continuing without the budget and calling on Spaniards to have their say, I choose the second. Spain needs to keep advancing, progressing with tolerance, respect, moderation and common sense,” Mr

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