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Ireland prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ to find Protocol fixes, Varadkar says

However, the deputy Irish premier ruled out abandoning it altogether, saying all of the ‘realistic alternatives’ have been rejected by Unionism.
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UK urged to intervene in Belarus crisis over ‘human rights violations’

Leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya asks Britain to impose harsher sanctions to end country’s regime
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Sir David Attenborough: G7 faces historic decision on climate change

A row between Boris Johnson and the European Union over Brexit has threatened to overshadow the summit.
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Johnson issues warning to European Union as trade dispute deepens

Boris Johnson held talks with European Union leaders in the margins of the G7 summit in Cornwall.
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Johnson hits out at ‘excessively burdensome’ Brexit checks in Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson will have talks with European Union leaders in the margins of the G7 summit over the coming days.
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Treasury ‘cautiously optimistic’ over G7 deal to tax tech giants

Finance ministers are also negotiating in London over the terms of a minimum global corporation tax rate.
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Wetherspoon boss denies worker shortage caused by Brexit

Tim Martin told investors on Wednesday that a Daily Telegraph story ‘misrepresented Wetherspoon’s position’.
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‘Hope, excitement and relief’ as Ireland prepares for extensive reopening

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said the end of the pandemic was in sight as he unveiled extensive relaxation of Covid restrictions.
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PM raised ‘significant concerns’ over human rights in meeting with Orban

Opposition politicians and human rights groups were critical of the decision to meet the Hungarian prime minister in No 10.
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Downing Street condemns Viktor Orban comments ahead of meeting with Johnson

Viktor Orban has previously praised Boris Johnson for delivering Brexit.
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Car production increases but industry still faces challenges – SMMT

Just over 68,000 cars were built in April, compared with 197 a year ago when Covid restrictions effectively halted production.
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Raab planning further sanctions against Belarus

The Foreign Secretary condemned the ‘outlandish actions’ that led to the arrest of a critic of Alexander Lukashenko’s regime.
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Northern Ireland Protocol ‘undeliverable’, incoming DUP leader Edwin Poots says

Mr Poots previously called for the protocol to be scrapped, and indicated he may order officials to halt border checks if the issue is not resolved.
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Holiday advice ‘crystal clear’, Hancock says after ministerial mixed messages

Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock sought to underline the message that amber list countries are not holiday destinations.
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Brexit negotiator Frost threatens action over Northern Ireland Protocol

Lord Frost said the situation caused by the protocol that he negotiated ‘cannot be sustained for long’.
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Forced Uighur labour behind world’s solar panels, investigation finds

A study by Sheffield Hallam University has urged the world’s leading panel manufacturers not to source materials from Xinjiang.
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Brexit trade issues between Britain and Ireland can be resolved, says Martin

Micheal Martin said he assured Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the European Union ‘wants to be constructive’.
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Northern Ireland Protocol ‘like Vichy regime’, High Court told

A judicial review has begun on the protocol, part of the Brexit deal that creates a trade border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
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NI Protocol is ‘unlawful’ on a number of grounds, court challenge is told

A judicial review on the protocol, part of the Brexit deal which creates a trade border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, has begun.
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AstraZeneca suffers investor revolt over chief executive’s pay

The Covid-19 vaccine maker saw 38.3% of investors vote against changes that will hike boss Pascal Soriot’s maximum pay deal.
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Labour accuses minister of ‘catastrophic blunder’ over freeports

Manufacturers based in the low tax zones may not be able to fully benefit from 23 trade deals struck by the UK Government.
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Victorious Edinburgh SNP candidates say Westminster must heed IndyRef2 calls

The three SNP candidates re-elected in Edinburgh on Saturday have insisted there should be another independence referendum.
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Bereaved families voice hurt and anger at Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan

Reports suggest the UK Government is set to introduce a statute of limitations on prosecutions for conflict crimes that occurred pre-1998.
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Gibraltar will not require UK tourists to take Covid test

Officials on the Rock said holidaymakers will be ‘very welcome here without the need for a PCR test’.
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Stormont Agriculture Minister threatens legal action over NI Protocol

Edwin Poots told Stormont Assembly members that ‘ultimately the protocol needs to go’.
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What could the election results mean for Starmer, Johnson and Sturgeon?

Voters go to the polls across the country on Thursday.
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People will be able to go on holidays ‘within limits’ - expert

Professor Peter Openshaw said the UK needed to be cautious and prepare for further outbreaks of Covid-19.
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Johnson insists he is focused on Government’s work, but flat questions continue

The way Boris Johnson funded the refurbishment of his apartment could trigger another investigation.
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Johnson insists he is focused on job as flat row rumbles on

The Prime Minister’s comments came at the end of a tumultuous parliamentary session.
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SDLP chief: Next DUP leader must reflect on how to build ‘more united community’

Colum Eastwood urged those who will soon declare their intentions ‘to reflect on how we can build a more united community’.
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Shapps: Covid figures ‘look good’ for return of foreign holidays

Overseas leisure travel could resume for people in England on May 17 under Boris Johnson’s road map for easing restrictions.
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Post-Brexit trade deal backed by European Parliament

MEPs voted overwhelmingly in support of the deal thrashed out by the UK and European Union on Christmas Eve.
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Cameron’s attempts to lobby Bank of England for Greensill revealed

A series of emails show former prime minister David Cameron’s efforts to secure financial support schemes for Greensill Capital.
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This is ‘decisive decade’ to limit climate change impact, Biden warns

Boris Johnson also addresses leaders summit, calling for ambition from countries to tackle the climate crisis.
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Independence talks, free school meals and climate action high on Alba’s agenda

Alex Salmond has unveiled his party’s manifesto ahead of the Holyrood election on May 6.
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Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

Micheal Martin said Brexit was one of the causes of the ‘terrible scenes’ of rioting in Belfast recently.
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PM to cut length of India trip due to soaring Covid rate in south Asian country

Boris Johnson’s meetings could be shoehorned into only one day rather than four, according to Downing Street.