What next for Brexit as May faces a leadership battle?

London (AFP) – What happens to the Brexit process now, as Prime Minister Theresa May fights a challenge to her leadership? The embattled leader toured European capitals on Tuesday in an attempt to seek concessions on her Brexit deal, less than four months before the March 29 date when Britain is set to leave the European Union. But the EU ...

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Syria war: ‘Seven mass graves found’ in former IS stronghold

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Sana news agency released pictures of forensics experts examining the grave Hundreds of unidentified bodies which seem to have been tortured have been found in a former Islamic State group stronghold, Syrian state media says. Seven mass graves near Albu Kamal in eastern Syria have been unearthed, the official Sana news agency reports, with more ...

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Trump notes Strasbourg shooting to press for US border wall

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump pointed Wednesday to the mass shooting at a Christmas market in France to bolster his demands for funding to build a US border wall with Mexico. Trump’s tweet linking the issues came despite the fact that the suspect in Tuesday’s attack in Strasbourg, France, is a native of the city with a criminal ...

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Genetic study of people with acne raises prospect of new treatment | Society

The world’s first genetic study of people with acne has raised the prospect of new treatments for those with severe cases of the skin condition. The study of almost 27,000 people, including 5,602 with severe acne, identified genetic differences that were more common in people with the skin condition. Scientists found that many of the genetic variants influenced the formation ...

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PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn demands immediate vote on Brexit deal | Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has demanded that Theresa May immediately put her Brexit deal to a vote of parliament, using prime minister’s questions to lambast the government for treating the Commons in a “totally and utterly unacceptable” way. Almost entirely ignoring the issue of the no-confidence vote from her own MPs that May faces later on Wednesday, the Labour leader turned his ...

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May battles confidence vote, warning Brexit is in peril

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, saying her ouster would jeopardise Britain’s divorce from the European Union. Less than four months before the United Kingdom is due to leave on March 29, Brexit is in chaos with options ranging from ...

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Next Prime Minister odds: Who could replace Theresa May as Conservative leader if she loses confidence vote?

Tory MPs have requested a vote of confidence in Theresa May, triggering a leadership contest after she faced criticism over her Brexit deal. These are the likely runners and riders of who could replace her. Boris Johnson Prominent Brexiteer and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (joint favourite at 5-1 with Ladbrokes) is a leading voice of opposition to Mrs May’s Brexit plan. ...

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