Theresa May signs Article 50 letter to Europe

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Theresa May will issue an appeal to the country to “come together” as she formally launches the process for the UK to leave the European Union. Nine months after the divisive Brexit referendum last June, the Prime Minister will officially trigger Article 50 in a letter that will be hand … Read More

Tesco to take £235m hit over profits scandal

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Tesco is to take a £235m hit after it agreed separate deals to pay a fine and compensation to shareholders over the 2014 profits scandal. The country’s largest supermarket chain said its subsidiary – Tesco Stores – had reached a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) over historic accounting practices with the … Read More

Trump tears up Obama’s climate change record

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Donald Trump has rolled back Barack Obama’s record on climate change with a series of orders undermining America’s commitment to tackle global warming. In his first trip to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the President – who has called global warming “a hoax” created by China – has signed an … Read More

FIFA to pay Coleman’s wages

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FIFA will pay Seamus Coleman’s Everton wages while he recovers from his double leg break. The governing body’s Club Protection Programme enables teams to claim up to £112,731 (€143,836) per week of a player’s wages if he is injured while on international duty. Coleman is understood to earn around £45,000 … Read More

Sturgeon ‘frustrated’ after May Brexit talks

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The prime minister has met Scotland’s first minister in a Glasgow hotel as she prepares to formally trigger Article 50. Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon held talks for about an hour during the prime minister’s trip to Scotland. Ms Sturgeon said the talks were cordial but she was “frustrated by … Read More

Trump son-in-law faces Russia questions

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President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by a US committee investigating alleged ties between the Trump team and Moscow. Mr Kushner has volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House said. It is examining Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s election. The … Read More

BT fined record £42m for delayed installations

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The telecoms regulator has imposed a record £42m fine on BT for “serious failings” at its Openreach division, with the telecoms firm also facing a £300m compensation bill. Ofcom said Openreach, which is responsible for the UK’s broadband network, breached its rules by failing to pay other telecoms firms, such … Read More

FBI probe examining Trump-Russia links

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FBI director James Comey has confirmed an investigation into Russian hacking is also exploring whether there was coordination between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin. The bombshell was an unusual move given the FBI does not usually comment on ongoing investigations. “But in unusual circumstances, where it is in the … Read More

PM to ‘negotiate hard’ as Article 50 date set

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Theresa May has vowed to “negotiate hard” as Downing Street announced Article 50 would be triggered on 29 March. The official notification will be sent to European Council President Donald Tusk next Wednesday, starting the formal process of leaving the EU. The move will pave the way for two years … Read More

Google boss apologises as M&S suspends ads

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The European boss of Google has apologised for online adverts appearing next to extremist material after M&S became the latest big company to pull ads from the internet giant. Matt Brittin, head of the company for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “We are sorry to anybody that’s been … Read More