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Geoffrey Robinson: Labour MP denies claims he was ‘Czech spy’

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Geoffrey Robinson, Labour MP for Coventry, said the allegations “are a lie” Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson has denied claims that he was a Cold War spy who passed confidential government files to communist Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. The Mail on Sunday says the allegations are contained in files archived […]

Dredger damaged Loch Carron reef secures protected status

Image copyright Open Seas Image caption Recreational divers exposed the damage in Loch Carron after the 2017 incident A fragile flame shell reef which was severely damaged by scallop dredging on Scotland’s north west coast has been granted permanent protection. Ministers had issued a temporary order banning mobile fishing on Loch Carron in Wester Ross […]

Iran-US tensions: ‘There will be no war’, says Zarif

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says people around US President Trump are “pushing him towards war” Iran’s foreign minister has said he does not believe a war will break out in the region amid concerns over rising tensions with the US. Mohammad Javad Zarif told state news agency IRNA that Tehran […]

US Israel-Palestinian peace plan ‘a surrender act’ – Palestinian FM

Image caption Mr Malki said Trump’s plan amounted to a ‘consecration of [Palestinians’] century-old ordeal’ The Palestinian foreign minister has branded the anticipated US plan for ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict an unacceptable “surrender act”. Riad Malki said the plan that Donald Trump calls the “deal of the century” was in fact “the consecration of [Palestinians’] […]

2019 Australia election: Morrison celebrates ‘miracle’ win

Media captionScott Morrison: “I said I was going to burn for you, and I am” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked voters for re-electing his conservative coalition in a shock result at the federal polls. He told supporters he had “always believed in miracles” as partial results showed the Liberal-National Coalition close to a […]

India elections 2019: Modi on ballot as polling ends

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi seat is up for grabs as Indians vote in the last phase of the general election. Mr Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the main opposition Congress party are battling it out with powerful regional rivals in what analysts believe will be a close fight. Many […]

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement Bill ‘should include public vote’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Keir Starmer led Labour’s side in the cross-party Brexit talks The government should add a public vote to the Brexit legislation which MPs will vote on next month, the shadow Brexit secretary has told the BBC. Sir Keir Starmer said including another referendum in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill […]

General election risks ‘killing Brexit’, Matt Hancock warns

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mrs May has pledged to set a timetable for leaving Number 10 following another vote on her Brexit withdrawal agreement Theresa May’s successor as prime minister should not call a general election until Brexit is completed, a cabinet minister has warned. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said an early election risked […]

Chris Bryant MP: ‘Traitor’ painted on constituency offices

Image copyright Chris Bryant Image caption Chris Bryant’s offices were targeted because of his pro-EU position, he says Vandals have painted the word “traitor” across the front of a pro-EU MP’s constituency offices. Labour MP Chris Bryant, who wants the UK to remain in the EU, said the graffiti on his Tonypandy offices would not […]

Geoffrey Robinson: Labour MP denies claims he was ‘Czech spy’

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Geoffrey Robinson, Labour MP for Coventry, said the allegations “are a lie” Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson has denied claims that he was a Cold War spy who passed confidential government files to communist Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. The Mail on Sunday says the allegations are contained in files archived […]