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Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May ...

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China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Image copyright AFP Image caption Petrol prices are on the rise in Pyongyang China has moved to limit North Korea’s oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday. China is North Korea’s most important trading partner, and one of its only sources ...

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Hundreds of thousands sign petition over Uber London licence loss

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber’s licence. More than 400,000 names have been added to the petition ...

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‘Living in the dark’

Image caption Maria and Kim say they were paid nothing for their work One woman clutches a tissue. Then, a simple question: “What happened to you?” That’s when the tears come. “My employer is not good for me…” Maria has barely got her first words out when the emotion overwhelms ...

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Internet effect

By Profs Harold Clarke, Matt Goodwin, Paul Whiteley and Marianne Stewart US and UK election experts Image copyright Getty Images The 2017 general election was the moment when the internet finally delivered on its long-awaited promise of having a big effect, both on how individual people voted and the overall ...

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Strictly stars in quotes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Reverend Richard Coles and Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins are raring to go After two weeks of rehearsals, this year’s Strictly Come Dancing stars are preparing to return to the dance floor this weekend for the first live show of the series. Here’s ...

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Speed teens

Image caption Mirza Nikolaev, 16, joined Bosnia’s junior luge team after seeing an item about it on the TV news A summer luge may look like a plastic tray on wheels. But at full speed it hurtles around the concrete banking of Sarajevo’s Olympic bobsleigh track with the roar of ...

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Fear for the future

Image copyright Yolande Knell Image caption Sheikh Mirza, many of whose Yazidi community have been killed or enslaved A slight octogenarian dressed in loose white garments, Sheikh Mirza looks an unlikely warrior against the fighters of so-called Islamic State (IS). Nevertheless, the Yazidi leader says that when they approached his ...

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Political football

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption All FC Barcelona’s fans are passionate about football… and many are passionate about Catalan independence FC Barcelona has been anything but a neutral bystander on the question of Catalan independence in recent years. It has firmly nailed its colours to the mast of the ...

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Blocked off

Image copyright Shah Hossain Image caption Shah Hossain’s social media channels were curtailed in the wake of the conflict in Myanmar A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar, leading many to question whether they have been targeted by a ...

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Rounding up

The round £1 coin will soon lose its status as legal tender. In practice, shops can refuse to accept these coins from 16 October. They have been used alongside the new 12-sided £1 coin since March – a period called co-circulation. Now, there is not long left to spend, bank, ...

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg drops controversial stock plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to retain control of the company but sell his shares Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has abandoned plans to create a new class of company stock. A group of investors had sued over the proposal, which would have allowed ...

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