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Labour loses vote on UK austerity, pay cap

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LONDON The opposition Labour Party lost a vote to try to force Theresa May to change her austerity agenda and increase public sector pay on Wednesday, in the first of many expected challenges to the prime minister's ability to govern.

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Ex-police chiefs charged over 1989 stadium disaster that killed 96 12:49am BST

LONDON Prosecutors on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people including ex-police chiefs over the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium crush in which 96 fans died, Britain's worst sporting disaster. | Video

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Northern Ireland political talks deadlocked on eve of deadline 28 Jun 2017

BELFAST Northern Irish politicians were set to negotiate through the night as they remained deadlocked on Wednesday in talks to restore the British province's power-sharing executive with hours to go until a deadline to reach agreement.

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Final death toll from London tower blaze may not be known until next year 28 Jun 2017

LONDON It will be months until the final death toll from a London tower block blaze is known, British police said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that 120 other high-rise buildings also had exterior cladding that failed fire tests.

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British police officer tells how he took on London Bridge attackers 28 Jun 2017

LONDON A police officer who tried to stop three militants as they attacked people on London Bridge earlier this month described on Wednesday how he took on the men armed with just his baton despite being repeatedly stabbed and temporarily blinded.

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Britain's progress on climate change is stalling, government advisers say 12:35am BST

LONDON Britain's progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government's climate advisers said in a report on Thursday.

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What is May's working majority? Answer: 13 votes 28 Jun 2017

LONDON After losing her majority in parliament by betting on a snap June 8 election, Prime Minister Theresa May must rely on a small Northern Irish party to ensure she can pass legislation.

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UK may need Brexit transition period, but it will not be unlimited - May 28 Jun 2017

LONDON Britain may need an implementation period to smooth its exit from the European Union but there will be no unlimited transition, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

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"Profound implications" if Northern Ireland parties fail to agree deal - Britain 28 Jun 2017

LONDON There would be "profound and serious" implications if parties in Northern Ireland failed to agree on the creation of a new executive to govern, Britain's minister for the province said on Wednesday.

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Turning goodwill into EU/UK border solution 'extremely difficult' - Irish PM 28 Jun 2017

DUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday it will be practically and legally "extremely difficult" to find ways to maintain an open border with Northern Ireland after Brexit, even with the sympathy and goodwill of the European Union behind it.

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