• Britain sends third warship to Asia-Pacific to monitor North Korea

    Britain sends third warship to Asia-Pacific to monitor North Korea

    • April 11, 2018

    The UK has deployed a third navy warship to the Asia-Pacific as diplomatic tensions with North Korea continue to rise. HMS Albion will join HMS Sutherland and will help enforce UN sanctions against North Korea, as well as take part in joint training and exercises with regional allies. The Ministry of Defence previously announced that

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  • Greater costs than opportunities if the UK moves away from EU rules – CBI

    Greater costs than opportunities if the UK moves away from EU rules – CBI

    • April 11, 2018

    Business will be hit by greater costs rather than benefits if Brexit leads to the UK moving away from EU rules and regulations, an UK industry group has warned. The CBI said a study of 23 industry and service sectors showed that 18 preferred convergence or alignment for most of the important regulations. Rule changes

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  • Spanish police arrest seven in connection with Catalan secession

    Spanish police arrest seven in connection with Catalan secession

    • April 10, 2018

    Spanish authorities have detained seven people in Catalonia as part of a crackdown on disturbances associated with the region’s attempts to secede from Spain, saying one of those arrested is suspected of terrorism. The Guardia Civil said it arrested a woman believed to be a leader of Catalonia’s so-called Committees for the Defence of the

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  • UK calls for ‘ambitious’ deal to cut shipping’s climate emissions

    UK calls for ‘ambitious’ deal to cut shipping’s climate emissions

    • April 10, 2018

    Countries are meeting in an attempt to agree cuts to greenhouse gases from the global shipping industry, amid pressure on the sector to help tackle climate change. Shipping, like aviation, is not directly included in the Paris Agreement, the international deal on global warming which was secured in the French capital in 2015 and commits

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  • William and Kate choose to wait to see if new baby is a boy or girl

    William and Kate choose to wait to see if new baby is a boy or girl

    • April 9, 2018

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be waiting on tenterhooks to see if their new baby is a boy or a girl – as the couple do not know their child’s gender. During routine scans William and Kate did not ask if they would be welcoming a son or daughter – opting to be

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  • Devolution settlements must be overhauled to cope with Brexit, experts warn

    Devolution settlements must be overhauled to cope with Brexit, experts warn

    • April 9, 2018

    Quitting the European Union means the UK will have to go back to the drawing board over devolution, constitutional experts have warned. Wrangles over sharing out cash for farmers will be one of the biggest challenges ministers face, according to the Institute for Government (IfG). New agreements on how the environment, agriculture and fisheries are

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