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September 5, 2017 12:39 AM MPs return to Commons for Brexit showdown amid reshuffle rumours

A series of bruising battles lie ahead on Brexit, amid frenzied speculation that Theresa May is planning a ministerial reshuffle. Wednesday will see Theresa May face Jeremy Corbyn in her first Prime Minister's Questions since July, in another session certain to be dominated by her Brexit strategy. Then, on Thursday, MPs will begin a two-day debate on the second 37

September 4, 2017 11:22 PM The Latest: New York Times denies list favors liberal books

The New York Times is disputing a conservative publisher's claim it favors liberal books for its best-sellers list. Regnery Publishing said Monday it will no longer recognize the Times' accounting of book sales, meaning its writers can no longer claim to be "New York Times best-selling authors." That's a big deal in the book business. But the Times notes 29

September 3, 2017 1:41 PM Merkel's rivals narrow gap slightly ahead of TV debate

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) slightly narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in a poll published on Sunday, only hours before the center-right leader will face her challenger Martin Schulz in a television debate. Pollster Emnid said in a survey prepared for Bild am Sonntag newspaper that if its numbers 34

September 3, 2017 11:05 AM Nicola Sturgeon 'Will Scrap Public Sector Pay Cap' In Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon will scrap the one percent cap on public sector pay rises in Scotland when she sets out her legislative plans for the coming year, it is understood. The First Minister will announce the measure when she reveals her 2017/18 programme for government on Tuesday, according to reports. The SNP had committed to lifting the pay cap for public 54

September 3, 2017 12:15 AM Brexit: PM appeals to backbench Tories over repeal bill

Theresa May has appealed for unity from pro-EU Conservative MPs as the Commons is set to debate the government's Brexit repeal bill on Thursday. Mrs May has said there will be proper scrutiny, but some MPs fear it will give ministers sweeping new powers. First Secretary of State Damian Green said a Tory rebellion would increase "the threat of a Corbyn 61

September 1, 2017 4:29 AM Liam Fox says the UK should not be 'blackmailed' by EU over Brexit

The International Trade Secretary says talks on the relationship between the UK and the EU must start now. On a business delegation to Japan, the International Trade Secretary expressed frustration at the European Union's insistence on agreeing a settlement before moving on to trade talks. He told Sky News: "I think there is frustration that we have not been able to get on that longer-term 34

August 31, 2017 4:17 PM 'Labour change more than people's underpants' Rees-Mogg savages Corbyn’s Brexit plan

JACOB REES-MOGG hilariously shot down Jeremy Corbyn’s chaotic plot to take over Brexit negotiations from Theresa May and the Conservatives. The Conservative Brexiteer laughed as he told Sky News viewers that Mr Corbyn and Labour’s policy on the UK’s European Union divorce changes more some people’s “underpants”. Mr Corbyn, himself a long-standing Eurosceptic 39

August 29, 2017 9:35 PM Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader

Kezia Dugdale has resigned as leader of Scottish Labour, saying it is time to "pass on the baton" to someone else. The Lothians MSP has previously criticised UK leader Jeremy Corbyn, and has faced criticism from left-wing members of her own party. She insisted she was leaving the party in a much better state than she had found it. But she said a new leader 76

August 20, 2017 4:55 AM Massive counterprotest upstages Boston "free speech rally"

BOSTON (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S. Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday to historic Boston Common, where conservatives 66

August 19, 2017 10:39 AM London’s Big Ben Will Be Silent Until 2021 — and Some Brits Are Furious

But this isn't just a case of winding up an antique timepiece gathering dust in the hall. This is the 315-foot tower commonly known as Big Ben, the iconic landmark synonymous with London's skyline. Built 158 years ago, Big Ben has this week found itself at the center of a nationwide storm. Politicians fumed and newspapers seethed after it came to light 139