UK ‘must find Irish border solution’ – Guy Verhofstadt – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guy Verhofstadt is the link between EU negotiators and MEPs The European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, has said it is up to the UK to find a way to avoid new controls on the Irish border. This echoes the position already laid out by the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel […]

WhatsApp reportedly refused to build a backdoor for the UK government – The Verge

Messaging service WhatsApp rejected a UK Government request to create a way to access encrypted messages earlier this year, reports Sky News, citing an anonymous security source. The British Government reportedly asked WhatsApp in a meeting during summer to produce technical solutions that would allow access — known as a backdoor. Sky News reports that […]

UK Police Arrest 3 More Over Parsons Green Attack – New York Times

The bombing prompted the British authorities to briefly raise the terrorism threat to the highest possible level, and Commander Haydon asked the public to come forward with any information they might have and to be vigilant for anything that could suggest a terrorist threat. Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading the main story Thank you for […]

Euro Parliament negotiator: ‘Up to UK to find border solution’ – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guy Verhofstadt is the link between EU negotiators and MEPs The European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, has said it is up to the UK to find a way to avoid new controls on the Irish border. This echoes the position already laid out by the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel […]

Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’ – BBC News

Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google-owned YouTube has been singled out for criticism about the hosting of inappropriate material Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant said. […]

Europol and Brexit: Will UK retain access to EU intelligence sharing? – BBC News

Image copyright Ilvy Njiokiktjien/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The European Cybercrime Centre is just one part of Europol The UK government’s “future partnership” paper made a strong case for “a bespoke relationship with Europol” after the UK leaves the European Union. It looked at the scenarios of: no agreement being reached on future cooperation with Europol […]

UK growth will trail Italy, France and Germany next year, says OECD – The Guardian

Italy, France and Germany will grow faster than Britain next year as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on consumer confidence and deter much-needed business investment, according to the latest economic forecasts by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The UK’s GDP growth will drop from 1.6% this year to 1% next year, in line […]

UK’s oil industry ‘entering final decade of production’ – Telegraph.co.uk

It also cited the opinion of the N56 pressure group, which was founded by Dan Macdonald, an eminent Nationalist businessman. The group claimed before the September 2014 referendum that Scotland is set for an “oil bonanza that heralds a new golden age for the North Sea lasting for another century.” But Professor Roy Thompson, of the […]

The very least the UK owes the Rohingya is protection – Aljazeera.com

Condemnation of the brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing being carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is growing around the world, with the Dalai Lama, the Pope, Nobel Laureates and world leaders from many countries calling for an end to hostilities. There is no easy way to end the suffering there, but […]

In Grenfell Inquiry, UK Weighs 2 Types of Manslaughter Charge – New York Times

Interest in tougher rules to hold corporations responsible for deaths began to rise in Britain in the 1980s. In particular, the 1987 sinking of the ferry Herald of Free Enterprise, which killed more than 180 people, provoked outrage and led to a government inquiry. Several more transportation accidents in the 1990s added to calls for […]

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