Brexit: Juncker and Tusk say withdrawal agreement not up for renegotiation – Politics live | Politics

11.53am EST11:53 Lisa O’Carroll French president Emmanuel Macron has also been speaking at a press conference. He made it clear that the ball is in the UK’s court, suggesting Theresa May’s next step is to restore the parliamentary vote on the withdrawal agreement. He said: “Today we have a negotiation already, and this is the […]

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'Of course' Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong

‘Of course’ Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, isn’t buying the president’s defense of his alleged role in hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. “Of course” Trump knew the payments were wrong, a morose Cohen told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview that was slated to air […]

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Danny Dyer left in debt after wedding as wife Jo blew £125,000 magazine deal fee

Danny Dyer left in debt after wedding as wife Jo blew £125,000 magazine deal fee

Danny Dyer was left brassic* after his wedding to Jo Mas – despite it being a nice little earner. The couple signed a mag deal for £125,000 ahead of their nuptials, but Danny claims Jo’s spending quickly left them in the red. “She spunked the lot,” he says. “I think I was in debt at […]

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Theresa May delivered crushing blow by EU leaders in bid to win over Tory rebels

Theresa May delivered crushing blow by EU leaders in bid to win over Tory rebels

Theresa May was delivered a devastating blow by EU leaders last night after seeking help to win over Tory rebels as her party descended into civil war. The Prime Minister had begged them to give ground on the Irish backstop as she faces a battle to get her Brexit deal through Parliament. But European Commission […]

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Voice of the Mirror: Tories should end need for food banks and not use them as PR - Voice of the Mirror

Voice of the Mirror: Tories should end need for food banks and not use them as PR – Voice of the Mirror

We hunger for change Foodbanks are expected to hand hungry families more than a million ­emergency parcels this Christmas. Many recipients have been reduced to poverty by this Government’s cruel benefit cuts and the botched universal credit roll-out. The fact that people have to rely on food banks should be a cause of national shame. […]

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Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Senate votes to stop US support for Yemen war

Senators have voted to recommend that the U.S. stop supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen, directly challenging both Saudi Arabia and President Donald Trump in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s slaying. The bipartisan vote Thursday comes two months after the Saudi journalist’s killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and after Trump has equivocated […]

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£20.5bn NHS funding boost not enough to improve care – study | Society

Almost all the £20.5bn extra a year for the NHS risks being swallowed up by the ageing population, pay rises, the rising cost of drugs and hospitals’ deficits, a report has concluded. As little as £1.3bn of the increase could be left to fund improvements in treatment unless the service dramatically overhauls how and where […]

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A woman pays for her coffee with cryptocurrency at Ducatus cafe, the first cashless cafe that accepts cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, in Singapore December 21, 2017.

NYC, NJ target cashless businesses, alleging bias against the poor

Lawmakers in New York City and New Jersey are working to pass bills that would require retailers to accept cash, alleging that the growing cashless trend discriminates against low-income customers. Low-income, minority and less-educated households are more likely to have no bank accounts or rely on financial products that come from outside the banking system. […]

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Theresa May (pictured above) was backed by a margin of 200 to 117 in a no-confidence ballot

How Twitter helped keep the Prime Minister in No10 in a dramatic 24 hours in British politics 

The Downing Street switchboard logged the call at 10.35pm on Tuesday. It was Sir Graham Brady for the Prime Minister. It was bad news. The chairman of the 1922 committee confirmed what the Westminster rumour mill had suggested hours earlier – that 48 MPs had lodged letters of no confidence in the PM and that […]

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Maria Butina appears in a police booking photograph released by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. August 18, 2018. 

Butina pleads guilty to conspiring to influence US politics through NRA

Multiple outlets have reported that Butina’s plea deal includes an agreement to cooperate with investigators. CNN reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the case, that Butina has already offered information to investigators about an American she allegedly conspired with, as well as a Russian official alleged to have directed her U.S. activities. Her violation […]

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