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  • UNHCR: 4 million refugee children can't go to school
    4_million_refugee_children_around_the_world_can't_go_to_school 2018-09-23 22:16:47 UTC
    Four million refugee children around the world are excluded from education, according to a United Nations report. A solution should be to allow refugees to attend regular schools, the UNHCR has demanded. With more and more children forced to leave their homes, the number of refugees out of edu...

  • London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit
    London_mayor_calls_for_second_referendum_on_brexit 2018-09-16 18:23:03 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, saying the prime minister’s handling of Brexit negotiations had become “mired in confusion and deadlock” and was leading the country down a damaging path. Britain is due to leav...

  • Ireland doesn't give UK a free-ride back-door to EU
    Ireland_doesn't_give_uk_a_free-ride_back-door_to_eu 2018-09-12 19:06:52 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union officials are working on re-drafting a sensitive Irish protocol to the draft Brexit treaty with Britain, as part of what EU negotiator Michel Barnier has called efforts to “de-dramatize” the issue and get a deal, EU officials said on Wednesday. Officials and...

  • Britons would choose to stay in EU if given the option
    Britons_would_choose_to_stay_in_eu_if_given_the_option 2018-09-05 23:29:59 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britons would choose to stay in the European Union if given the option, according to an opinion poll on Wednesday that showed a six-point swing away from Brexit and the highest support for EU membership in such a survey since the 2016 referendum. The author of the poll urged...

  • Brexit could tip Scotland to seek independence
    Brexit_could_tip_scotland_to_seek_independence 2018-09-04 00:35:44 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s exit from the European Union could tip public opinion in Scotland in favor of seeking independence, an opinion poll showed on Sunday. Scotland voted against independence in 2014, but a subsequent referendum on leaving the EU has reignited debate over its long-term ...

  • A Progressive Wave Is Sweeping Florida
    A_progressive_wave_is_sweeping_florida 2018-08-30 17:25:33 UTC
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Fresh from a stunning primary upset that boosts the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and potentially scrambles the November midterms in the nation’s premier political battleground, Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he’s intent on brin...

  • UK Brexit-negotiator is struggling to make headway
    18747_uk_brexit-negotiator_is_struggling_to_make_headway 2018-08-29 15:36:40 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Financial centers outside the European Union would be the benefactors if the European Union sought to punish the City of London as Britain leaves the bloc, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday. Raab told a parliamentary committee he did not believe the EU would try...

  • British car makers and consumers would suffer from "No-Deal" Brexit
    British_car_makers_and_consumers_would_suffer_from_%22no-deal%22_brexit 2018-07-31 02:14:06 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - A no-deal Brexit is not an option for Britain’s car industry, given the costs and disruption that carmakers and consumers would suffer, the head of the country’s automobile industry group said on Tuesday. Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and ...

  • Nelson “Madiba” Mandela 100th birthday
    The_100th_anniversary_of_birth_of_nelson_mandela 2018-07-18 07:37:17 UTC
    “It always seems impossible, until it’s done!” This statement could have been made by Diddy or Cardi B. It could have been a lyric cleverly woven into a Drake song or tattooed across 50 Cent’s chest. But none of those examples are the origins of this statement. When Nelson “Madiba” Mandela utt...

  • Ireland to Boycott Israeli 'Occupied Territories' Goods
    Ireland_to_boycott_israeli_'occupied_territories'_goods 2018-07-15 20:23:57 UTC
    DUBLIN — On July 12, the Irish Senate, known as the Seanad Éireann, passed a bill to prohibit the import and sale of goods, services, and natural resources, originating from “illegal settlements in occupied [Palestinian] territories.” The ban would only apply to products sold and made in territor...

  • Interference in UK politics: Trump-Bannon conspiracy against PM May
    Interference_in_uk_politics-_trump-bannon_conspiracy_against_pm_may 2018-07-14 23:52:09 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon believes now is the time for Boris Johnson to challenge British Prime Minister Theresa May for her job, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday. Trump, in an interview with the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun news...

  • Trump brought his chaotic style of governing to the NATO summit
    Trump_brought_his_chaotic_style_of_governing_to_the_nato_summit 2018-07-12 18:00:08 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump brought his chaotic style of governing to the NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, irritating and befuddling allies with charges and jibes before declaring success for convincing his counterparts to pay more for their mutual defense. It was a classic p...

  • Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as UK foreign secretary
    Jeremy_hunt_replaces_boris_johnson_as_foreign_secretary 2018-07-09 20:36:14 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s foreign minister and Brexit negotiator quit on Monday in protest at her plans to keep close trade ties with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc, stirring rebellion in her party’s ranks. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named as ...

  • Brexit: Pro European Union Protesters March in London
    Brexit-_pro_european_union_protesters_march_in_london 2018-06-23 22:01:31 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Around 100,000 supporters of the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organizers said. Protesters packed the main arteries of the capital, waving British, Irish and Eu...

  • Victory for women: Ireland ends abortion ban
    Victory_for_women_-_ireland_ends_abortion_ban 2018-05-26 17:40:06 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. Voters in the once deeply Catholic nat...

  • With life-saving vaccines, deadly diseases can be wiped out
    Amitabh_bachchan_is_one_of_the_most_prominent_figures_in_the_history_of_indian_cinema 2018-05-07 07:05:08 UTC
    Reaching every child: Wiping out polio in Mumbai — By Amitabh Bachchan For 10 years, I have been telling India the life-saving message that every child should take two drops of oral polio vaccine every time it is offered. And it is working. Today, India stands on the brink of eradicating...

  • UK lawmakers, celebrities demanding 'people's vote' referendum on Brexit
    Untitled_2 2018-04-15 17:35:39 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers, celebrities and business leaders launched a campaign on Sunday to call for a vote on any final Brexit deal, stepping up a campaign to try to stop what they describe as Britain’s damaging departure from the European Union. At a launch in north London, lawmakers fro...

  • Many Britons applying for citizenship in another EU states
    Many_britons_acquired_citizenship_in_another_eu_states_after_brexit 2018-04-09 11:08:16 UTC
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The number of Britons becoming citizens of another EU country more than doubled in 2016, data showed, and more than quadrupled in Germany in a development Berlin put down to Brexit. In the year Britons voted to quit the European Union, 6,555 of them acquired citizenship ...

  • UK: EU to take possible further measures against Russia
    Uk-_eu_to_take_possible_further_measures_against_russia 2018-03-26 16:42:13 UTC
    EU foreign ministers report back on possible further measures against Russia LONDON (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will consider what possible further measures could be taken against Russia by June, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Monday following the expul...

  • Brexit: EU leaders warn UK on Irish border and Gibraltar
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-03-21 18:48:03 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday. The 27 leaders, who will meet Prime Minister Theresa M...

  • Russian foreign ministry to expel 23 British diplomats
    Uk's_theresa_may_underlines_importance_of_iran_nuclear_deal 2018-03-17 16:34:25 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. Escalating a crisis in relat...

  • Stephen Hawking Biography
    Stephen_hawking_biography 2018-03-14 09:29:46 UTC
    Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight his family moved to St. Albans, a...

  • A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
    Physicist_stephen_hawking_died_ 2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
    British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public. Stephen Hawking, a renowned mathematician and physicist has died at the age...

  • UK Says Russia 'Highly Likely' Behind Agent Poisoning
    May_says_russia_'highly_likely'_behind_agent_poisoning 2018-03-13 03:53:14 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it “highly likely” that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the ...

  • UK troops to remove contaminated objects from where russians were poisoned
    Uk_troops_to_remove_contaminated_objects_from_where_russians_were_poisoned 2018-03-09 19:37:40 UTC
    SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain deployed specialist troops on Friday to remove potentially contaminated objects from the English city where a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. Sergei Skripal, 66, who passed Russian secrets to Britain, and his...