• Basque militant group ETA apologises for pain caused during armed campaign

    Basque militant group ETA apologises for pain caused during armed campaign

    • April 20, 2018

    The Basque militant group ETA has offered an unprecedented apology for the pain caused during its armed campaign for independence from Spain and France, and vowed not to return to violence. ETA, which killed around 850 people including police, politicians and entrepreneurs over four decades, is due to announce its final dissolution early next month,

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  • Antonine Wall was painted in vibrant colours by Romans, research shows

    Antonine Wall was painted in vibrant colours by Romans, research shows

    • April 20, 2018

    Parts of the Roman Empire’s most north-western frontier were originally painted in vibrant reds and yellows, new research has revealed. Archaeologist Dr Louisa Campbell, of the University of Glasgow, uncovered the colourful past of Scotland’s Antonine Wall after using x-ray and laser technology to analyse remnants of the structure. She said the brightly-coloured stones on

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  • Windrush controversy prompts scrutiny of Brexit arrangements for EU nationals

    Windrush controversy prompts scrutiny of Brexit arrangements for EU nationals

    • April 20, 2018

    EU citizens could face problems similar to members of the Windrush generation after Brexit, an expert has warned. Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford, said there were parallels between the situations facing the two groups. She said: “In both cases, we have a group of people who come legally

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  • UK proposals on Irish border after Brexit rejected in Brussels

    UK proposals on Irish border after Brexit rejected in Brussels

    • April 20, 2018

    Fresh doubts have been raised over Theresa May’s hopes for a deal on future relations with Europe, after reports that her proposals for the Irish border have been comprehensively rejected in Brussels. One report of a meeting this week between Britain’s lead negotiator Olly Robbins and senior EU officials suggested that the Prime Minister’s plans

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  • PM’s Brexit plans getting cold reception in Europe, says former ambassador

    PM’s Brexit plans getting cold reception in Europe, says former ambassador

    • April 20, 2018

    European capitals are firmly against key elements of the model for post-Brexit relations which Theresa May is seeking to negotiate by the autumn, Britain’s former top diplomat in Brussels has warned. Sir Ivan Rogers said British hopes of finding a technological solution to keeping the Irish border open were regarded as “a fantasy land unicorn

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  • Queen speaks of wish for world leaders to endorse Charles as Commonwealth head

    Queen speaks of wish for world leaders to endorse Charles as Commonwealth head

    • April 20, 2018

    The Queen has lobbied world leaders on behalf of the Prince of Wales suggesting they one day choose Charles to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth. The Queen’s public endorsement of her son is an unprecedented move and came as she officially opened a major Commonwealth summit attended by presidents and prime ministers from

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