Brexit: UK caves in to EU demand to agree divorce bill before trade talks

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On first day of Brexit negotiations chief EU negotiator makes clear Britain cannot dictate timing of negotiations British negotiators have capitulated to key European demands for a phased approach to Brexit talks, agreeing to park discussions on free trade until they have thrashed out the cost of the multibillion-euro UK divorce settlement. Putting a brave […]

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Cladding in London high-rise fire also blamed for 2014 Melbourne blaze

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A fire at the Lacrosse building in Melbournes Docklands in 2014 is strikingly similar to London blaze as investigations point to cladding used in buildings Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the report into the investigation of the Lacrosse fire, the Melbourne metropolitan fire brigade said the rapid vertical spread of the fire […]

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Britain and the US once ran the world. Now theyre all at sea | Linda Colley

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The parallels are striking. Both were global and political giants. Now both must adjust to their loss of influence Events last Thursday on the two sides of the Atlantic were at once momentous and in some ways connected. In Washington the former FBI director Theresa May squandered her majority. As a result, on both sides […]

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The Snap: Theresa May still prime minister, but for how long?

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Tories (and press) turn on May Labour wins in Kensington most diverse parliament ever and can DUP deal survive questions over hardline beliefs? Here we are, the morning after the morning after, with Theresa May still in No 10, still prime minister and still without a majority. Like the snap election itself, the signing up […]

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