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Brexit: UK will choose to rejoin EU after making ‘colossal mistake’ of leaving, says John Major
Ex- Conservative prime minister believes young people will overturn Brexit  Leaving the EU would be a “colossal mistake” but the UK will one day decide to rejoin the bloc, Sir John Major has said. The former Conservative prime minister said he believed young people would overturn Brexit and form a new alliance with European countries in the
Franco exhumation: Spanish dictator’s remains being moved
The remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco are being moved from a vast mausoleum to a low-key grave, 44 years after his elaborate funeral. Thursday’s long-awaited relocation fulfils a key pledge of the socialist government, which said Spain should not continue to glorify a fascist who ruled the country for
MPs put brakes on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with rebel amendment
MPs have inflicted a humiliating defeat on Boris Johnson by passing a backbench amendment withholding their support from his Brexit deal. Instead of backing Johnson’s agreement in a “meaningful vote”, MPs passed an amendment tabled by a cross-party group of MPs led by Oliver Letwin by 322 votes to 306 – a majority of
Typhoon Hagibis: millions across Japan advised to evacuate
Tokyo braces for arrival of storm and up to 60cm of rain as flights and trains cancelled. More than 1 million people in Japan have been ordered to leave their homes as Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Tokyo, having already caused power outages, flooding and widespread travel disruption. The storm is 870
Turkey Syria offensive: Heavy fighting on second day of assault
Turkish forces are stepping up air strikes and a ground offensive, as their incursion into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria enters a second day. Turkey’s military said it had seized designated targets. There are reports of heavy fighting in the central border region, and seven civilian deaths. Tens of thousands
Hurricane Lorenzo lashes Azores with high waves, heavy rain as storm takes aim at British Isles
Hurricane Lorenzo lashed the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves Wednesday, before transitioning to a strong post-tropical system that is taking aim at Ireland and the United Kingdom for the end of the week. The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued its last advisory on the storm at 11 a.m. as it transitioned to a post-tropical
Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’
Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate The protection and restoration of living ecosystems such as forests, mangroves and seagrass meadows can repair the planet’s broken climate but are being overlooked, Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have warned in a new
Herman Van Rompuy says Brexit ‘has changed EU view of Scotland’
A former president of the European Council has said he believes Brexit has changed EU attitudes to Scottish independence. In a BBC interview, Herman Van Rompuy said there was now “much more sympathy” for European regions seeking EU membership. Mr Van Rompuy said the process of joining the EU was
Austria blocks EU-Mercosur trade deal with South America
MPs in Austria have dealt a blow to the EU’s landmark trade deal with South America’s economic bloc, by demanding a government veto on the deal. The draft free trade agreement took 20 years to complete and the EU has described it as its biggest so far. France and Ireland
Saudi Arabia oil attacks: Weapons debris ‘proves Iran behind them’
Saudi Arabia’s defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that proves Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil facilities. It said 18 drones and seven cruise missiles were fired from a direction that ruled out Yemen as a source. Yemen’s Iran-aligned