Holyrood's Standards Committee has recommended that former minister Mark McDonald be suspended from the Scottish Parliament without pay for one month after an investigation by Scotland's public ethics watchdog

Map. History of UK conflict

17 August 2018
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A Downing Street spokesperson says George Hollingbery has been appointed as a Trade Minister following the resignation of Greg Hands over plans to expand Heathrow Airport
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"I am absolutely confident that Trump and the United States are committed to NATO" says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
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"NATO is as vital as it ever has been and our commitment to the alliance remains steadfast" says Prime Minister Theresa May
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Theresa May says Boris Johnson will not be able to vote on Heathrow next week as he'll be busy "going out there showing the UK's continued presence around the world"
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'The government is committed to expanding Heathrow airport' says UK Prime Minister Theresa May
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The bond between Europe and North America makes NATO unique, UK has been vital to keeping the transatlantic bond strong since NATO's founding – @jensstoltenberg
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has thanked NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for the Alliance's support after the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March
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We discussed NATO summit preparations. To further adapt NATO to challenges we face, we will agree to: increase readiness, establish a new NATO command structure, a new training mission in Iraq, extend funding for Afghanistan + deepen NATO – EU cooperation – @jensstoltenberg
[email protected] Mitchell says US doesn't "seek to influence the content of the Brexit negotiations" but does urge "the EU and the United Kingdom to move this process forward swiftly andwithout unnecessary acrimony.
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Nato SG @jensstoltenberg arrives at 10 Downing Street for talks with Theresa May
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EU citizens living in Britain can begin registering from this autumn for a post-Brexit settlement scheme, ministers say as they vowed to make the process as simple as possible
Boris Johnson: Great day in Warsaw talking to Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz, paying tribute to those who fought for our freedom, and meeting brave UK troops stationed here
"When we talk about the future, Ireland is always a good place to start. It is the youngest, most modern and pro-European country in our Union." @JunckerEU
"The new budget will support Ireland's transition to a modern, innovation-led economy right across the board: funding for research and innovation will be doubled to €100bn" @JunckerEU
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Britain's Fox says zero chance of stopping Brexit
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UK International Trade Minister Greg Hands said he was standing down in order to honour a pledge to his west London constituents to oppose expansion of the airport
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We want to say yes - UK unveils Brexit residency rules for EU citizens
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Britain will charge EU citizens £65 to stay after Brexit
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U.K. trade minister quits in protest of Heathrow expansion plans
Fianna Fáil leader @MichealMartinTD says the exotic edges of the Tory party have long since stopped being amusing on Brexit.
@campaignforleo: There isn't much time left to conclude an agreement on Brexit and to have it operational before the UK's departure next March. There is an urgent need to intensify our efforts if we are to get there. We expect the UK to honour their commitments on the backstop in full
Brexit is starting 'to resemble a riddle wrapped in an enigma' - Varadkar
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The Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged at 0.5%
[email protected] on Brexit: "We need more answers and fewer questions. We will continue to take a pragmatic approach to finding solutions. But I want to be clear: Ireland will come first."
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Bank of England holds interest rate by 6-3 as its chief economist unexpectedly backs an increase
Irish PM @campaignforleo: The withdrawal agreement must include legally binding backstop (without expiry date) to avoid hard border For there to be a Brexit transition period, there has to be full agreement on all issues
Leo Varadkar: The most important aspect of WA for Ireland is the backstop. A WA without a backstop is of no use whatsoever
[email protected]: This is not a bilateral question between Ireland and the UK. This is an issue between the UK and the EU
.⁦@JunckerEU⁩ with Taoiseach ⁦@campaignforleo⁩: "Ireland is not alone. It is fully backed by the ⁦@EU_Commission⁩ and the 26 Member States"
"A withdrawal agreement without a backstop is of no use to us whatsoever" - Irish PM @campaignforleo and European Commission President @JunckerEU are in Dublin to discuss the Irishborder issue
It's not only up to us – major steps to be taken by Britain says @JunckerEU Brexit
Tusk: Good phone call with PM @antoniocostapm to discuss next week's EUCO on migration, EMU, Brexit and trade
We must stay confident. Where differences persist, we must continue to work together to preserve our security – @jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit1 month ago
We must stay confident. Where differences persist, we must continue to work together to preserve our security – @jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit
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Europe and Canada have added an extra 87 bn $ since 2014 and more Allies are investing 2% of GDP in defence: underpinning the biggest increase in our collective defence since the end of the Cold War –@jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit
The US and Canada are stepping up their commitment to Europe's security and Europe is stepping up too: increasing defence spending and taking greater responsibility for Euro-Atlantic security - @jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit1 month ago
The US and Canada are stepping up their commitment to Europe's security and Europe is stepping up too: increasing defence spending and taking greater responsibility for Euro-Atlantic security - @jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit
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It is in our fundamental interest to stand together. Because we face the most unpredictable security environment in a generation - @Jensstoltenberg previews NATO summit
The lesson of history is that we have been able to overcome our differences. Again and again, we unite around our common goal. We protect each other - @Jensstoltenberg1 month ago
The lesson of history is that we have been able to overcome our differences. Again and again, we unite around our common goal. We protect each other - @Jensstoltenberg
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It is not written in stone that the transatlantic bond will survive forever, but I believe we will preserve it. We have overcome disagreements before - @jensstoltenberg
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The UK has been an essential member of NATO since its founding. Providing high-end capabilities, contributing in the fight against terrorism + vital in forging of the transatlantic bond – @jensstoltenberg
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Discussion over the amendments made to the EU Withdrawal Bill begin with what comes across as a mind-bending tongue-twister in the House of Lords
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"There is no contradiction between being strong and having a dialogue with Russia" - NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg addressed the Russia council ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels
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"We are not in the propaganda business" - NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg on how NATO should fight the "threat to democratic institutions"
Holyrood's Standards Committee has recommended that former minister Mark McDonald be suspended from the Scottish Parliament without pay for one month after an investigation by Scotland's public ethics watchdog
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UK set to publish plans for EU citizens post-Brexit
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"Theresa May's hand has been strengthened, if her ultimate objective is a hard Brexit or no Brexit," @Andrew_Adonis says
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"Theresa May's hand has been strengthened, if her ultimate objective is a hard Brexit or no Brexit," House of Lords member Andrew Adonis says
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says there will be no Brexit withdrawal agreement if UK does not follow through on border commitments
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Report: May asked minister to justify UK status as 'tier one' military
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UK MPs have voted 319-303 with a majority of 16 against an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill over giving MPs a "meaningful vote" on the final Brexit deal
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Theresa May defeats pro-EU rebels and wins approval for Brexit plan
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Denmark sees "very hard" Brexit process ahead for U.K.
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UK Government has conceded the rebel demands that the 'meaningful vote' on the Brexit deal could be amended
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Trinity Mirror's £126.7 million deal to buy a string of titles from Richard Desmond's media empire will not be referred for an in-depth further investigation, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has announced
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[email protected]_may responds to pressure to condemn Donald Trump's immigration policy, insisting that she has "clearly and unequivocally" said his stance is "wrong"
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UK Minister Theresa May has described events at Gosport War Memorial Hospital as "deeply troubling" and apologised to families over the time it took to get answers from the NHS
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PM Theresa May: What we want from the future security partnership is clear. The instruments we've been using as part of the EU are very useful. I am clear that the security partnership is kay and important
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Theresa May has called the Gosport Hospital findings 'tragic' and 'deeply troubling'. 'The findings are obviously distressing, they are deeply concerning,' the Prime Minister said
Verhofstadt: It is possible to have an association agreement and EFTA membership at the same time. Association agreement creates a framework that is neutral towards intensity of future UK-EU relationship
Verhofstadt: EU sticks to rules-based system in Brexit negotiations, just like in any other negotiations
[email protected]: After Brexit UK can participate in the Galileo satellite programme, but to the maximum allowed by the rules Need to change Galileo rules in order for UK to participate in exactly the same way as
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