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From TheJournal.ie Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe Britain

Wife of White Helmets founder ‘barred from leaving Turkey’ amid death probe

James Le Mesurier was found dead outside his Istanbul home on November 11.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says Brexit

Brexit will make Britain a 'second-rate player', Donald Tusk says

Tusk, who leaves office at the end of the month, has made no secret of his opposition to Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century' Opinion

Opinion: 'The poppy argument in Ireland is an ideological battle that's been raging since the 19th century'

Caoimhín de Barra looks at nationalism and unionism, and the conflicting emotions people have around the use of the poppy.

From TheJournal.ie Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline Brexit

Minister blames Bercow for making it 'very difficult' to leave EU by October deadline

“It looks like they may well give us an extension.”

From TheJournal.ie What can we expect from the Queen's Speech? Royals

What can we expect from the Queen's Speech?

The ceremony has existed in its current form since 1852, and kickstarts the British government’s legislative agenda.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson Brexit

Brexit talks resume in Brussels after 'constructive meeting' between Varadkar and Johnson

The talks will indicate whether discussions between the Taoiseach and Prime Minister Boris Johnson paved way for a potential breakthrough.

From TheJournal.ie 'Who runs Britain?': UK papers divided over Supreme Court ruling as parliament returns Prorogued

'Who runs Britain?': UK papers divided over Supreme Court ruling as parliament returns

A Guardian writer calls Johnson a “liar” while the Express asks what’s lawful about denying the result of the Brexit vote.

From TheJournal.ie UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks European Leaders

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.

From TheJournal.ie Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached DIVORCE DEAL

Michel Barnier: 'No reason to be optimistic' that Brexit deal will be reached

Barnier’s stark assessment came as MEPs said there can be no Brexit deal without the Irish backstop.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings? Podcast

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?

In this week’s episode of The Explainer,

From TheJournal.ie Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament Opinion

Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament

Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.

From TheJournal.ie MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes Brexit

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes

Opposition MP Sir Keir Starmer said Gove’s comments were “breathtaking”.

From TheJournal.ie A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears High Court

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears

A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.

From The42 Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal Feat

Ireland overcome Britain in thriller to secure historic bronze medal

The result also means they earn promotion to Division A for their age group for 2020.

From TheJournal.ie US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU Brexit

US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

From TheJournal.ie 'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit Border

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Did Boris Johnson say this? Boris Johnson

Quiz: Did Boris Johnson say this?

The new British Prime Minister is known for making controversial comments.

From TheJournal.ie Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons Uk Cabinet

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons

Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.

From TheJournal.ie May to hand in resignation as Johnson forms new Cabinet Brexit

May to hand in resignation as Johnson forms new Cabinet

There is much speculation as to who is in and who is out of the front bench.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader Tories

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader

The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.

From TheJournal.ie Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker Oil Tanker

Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker

Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board? Crisis

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?

In video footage released by an Iranian news agency, masked soldiers are seen travelling down a rope and into the tanker.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure Rising Tensions

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure

Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.

From TheJournal.ie Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences' Persian Gulf

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'

The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is 'inept' and 'dysfunctional,' says UK ambassador to the US Leaked Memo

Donald Trump is 'inept' and 'dysfunctional,' says UK ambassador to the US

A British spokesperson said ambassadors abroad are expected to provide ‘honest, unvarnished’ assessments.

From TheJournal.ie Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast Contempt Of Court

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast

Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist groups.

From TheJournal.ie Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans Umbrella Movement This post contains videos

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans

Black-clad demonstrators, most of them young people and students, have surrounded government offices.

From TheJournal.ie UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock Brexit

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago Tory Leadership

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

From TheJournal.ie High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson Brexit

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson

The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland Ep2019

The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland

Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader Brexit

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister?

The Times newspaper in the UK has put Tory MP Boris Johnson as the front-runner.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape Sweden

Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape

It’s the first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal Once More

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

From TheJournal.ie White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP Neo-Nazi

White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP

He had been serving a prison sentence for stirring up hatred and was previously sentenced for committing child sex offence.

From TheJournal.ie Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty CSO

Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Total goods exports to the UK increased by €166 million and amounted to a total €1.2 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech

The Tory MP said it was not an endorsement, he was simply “pointing out something interesting which is worth watching”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like? National Question

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?

The idea has been bandied about as a possibility in the context of a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays Pro Brexit

Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays

Britain was originally due to leave the European Union today.

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