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UK announces platform to track aid sector sex predators

London - Britain will launch an online platform with Interpol to help prevent suspected sexual predators using the aid sector as a cover to harm vulnerable people, the government announced Thursday.

Global trade wars risk 'millions of jobs': WTO chief

London - Escalating trade wars "pose real risks" to the global economy, potentially threatening millions of jobs, head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo warned in a London speech on Wednesday.

Controlled explosion carried out on suspect package near UK parliament

London - Police on Wednesday used a bomb disposal robot and carried out a controlled explosion on a package found in central London near the British parliament.

British cyclist killed in Alps was 'a monster', mother says

London - The mother of a British cyclist killed by a hunter in the Alps has celebrated his death, saying she believed he was responsible for raping a young girl, British media reported on Wednesday.

What's holding up Brexit talks? The Irish issue explained

London - The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is how to keep Britain's land border with the Republic of Ireland open after it leaves the European Union.

Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins Booker Prize

London - Author Anna Burns on Tuesday became the first Northern Irish writer, and the first woman since 2013, to win Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize for her novel "Milkman".

UK PM rallies ministers on eve of Brexit summit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her divided cabinet Tuesday to seek their support for her approach to Brexit, the day before she addresses EU leaders at a crucial Brussels summit.

Brexit clouds on horizon for Holyhead's lifeline port

Holyhead - Hundreds of trucks roll off the docks at Holyhead every day, bringing goods to and from Ireland in an economic lifeline for this deprived corner of Wales, which is now threatened by Brexit.

Bully culture 'thrives' in UK parliament: report

London - Bullying and sexual harassment are pervasive in Britain's House of Commons because of a "culture of deference" among loyal staff, a damning report said Monday.

Scottish leader vows to reject UK PM's Brexit deal

London - Scotland's pro-independence leader vowed on Monday to vote against any Brexit agreement that fails to preserve much closer EU-UK ties than currently under discussion.

EU says still time for Brexit deal as failure looms

London - British and European leaders insisted Monday they could still reach a Brexit deal despite the latest failed round of divorce talks, but the EU warned a no-deal scenario was "more likely than ever before".

New app signals end of the supermarket checkout

London - A new app is being tested out by retail chain Marks and Spencer. If successful, this could mark the end of the supermarket checkout.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting a baby: official

London - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, they announced on Monday as they began a Pacific tour.

Assange's communications to be partly restored by Ecuador govt

London - The Ecuadorian government will partially restore communications for Julian Assange at the country's embassy in London, Wikileaks said.

Spray-on antennas offer smart-tech breakthrough

Philadelphia - Scientists have constructed a novel method for spraying ultra-thin antennas composed if a two-dimensional metallic material. These antennae offer a range of applications linked to flexible, smart electronics.

London, Paris, Berlin demand 'credible' Khashoggi probe

London - Britain, France and Germany insisted Sunday that "light must be shed" on the whereabouts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as they called for a credible investigation into his disappearance.

Family of Pakistani Christian on death row pray for freedom

London - The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother who faces becoming the first person to be executed for blasphemy in Pakistan, said they hoped the Supreme Court would free her.

Robot to be 'questioned' on impact of AI on jobs

London - As part of an inquiry into the impact of artificial intelligence on employment, a group of British parliamentarians are to 'question' as robot. Behind this are some key questions about the impact of artificial intelligence on jobs.

Russian ambassador denounces 'aggressive' Britain

London - UK-Moscow relations have plunged to a "very low level", Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko said Friday, due to what he claimed was an "aggressive anti-Russian campaign" by the British government.

UK PM faces backlash over Brexit compromise

London - Prime Minister Theresa May's office insisted Friday it would not "trap" Britain in an endless customs union with the EU after Brexit, amid reports some ministers could quit if this is the price of a divorce deal.
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