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What we now know

BBC 578 sources

Theresa May has revealed more about what Brexit might mean for the UK - here's what we know now.

Chelsea Manning's prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama

The Guardian 317 sources

The whistleblower, who has been imprisoned for six years for leaking state secrets, is now set to go free on 17 May

Thousands of UK tourists told to flee The Gambia

Sky News / US News 23 sources

Thousands of UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest.

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Former US President George Bush Sr hospitalised in Houston

Mirror Online 62 sources

The 92-year-old is in a stable condition, according to his office chief of staff, although it is not yet clear why he was taken to hospital


Asia stocks up as Trump's dollar comment boosts exporters; sterling shines

Reuters / Markets 20 sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stock markets held near three-month highs on Wednesday as investors scooped up exporter shares after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump expressed concerns over a stronger dollar.


BAT strikes it lucky with $49bn Reynolds takeover

The Times / News 116 sources

British American Tobacco has agreed terms on a $49.4 billion deal to take control of Reynolds American in a move expected to ignite further consolidation in the industry. Analysts predicted yesterday that the tie-up could hasten a merger…

Thomas Cook holidaymakers to be flown out of The Gambia

BBC / UK 23 sources

Thousands of Thomas Cook tourists in The Gambia are to return to the UK after new Foreign Office advice.


‘Brexit is the reason to INVEST in Britain’ INSTEAD of EU, claims top business chief

Daily Express 132 sources

BREXIT is the prime reason for companies to invest billions in Great Britain ahead of other European Union member states, a leading businessman has claimed.


Putin Rejects Trump Dossier Allegations

The Russian leader denies his country’s intelligence services would have collected compromising information on the real-estate magnate during visits to Moscow.


European Parliament chooses new chief

BBC / Europe 47 sources

Italian conservative wins after his EPP group allies with liberals to counter rising populism.

Chelsea Manning has her sentence shortened by President Obama

WalesOnline 317 sources

Manning has been serving her prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas


Former Apprentice candidate Summer Zervos files defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump

The Independent 95 sources

Ms Zervos first spoke about Mr Trump's alleged inappropriate behaviour last year Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos has filed a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump, accusing him of failing to admit the truth about his alleged…


Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp

BBC 233 sources

Scores are killed when a military jet targets a refugee camp, thinking it was Boko Haram militants.


Italian conservative Tajani is new EU parliament speaker amid surging eurocepticism

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Antonio Tajani of Italy was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, consolidating a conservative grip on key EU institutions as the mainstream right and left struggle to unite against insurgent…


18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Report

NBC News 125 sources

About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office says.

Vladimir Putin Says People Smearing Donald Trump Are ‘Worse Than Prostitutes’

TIME / World 151 sources

The Russian leader dismissed recent allegations against the American President-elect as "fake"


More than 100 refugees and Red Cross workers killed by accident

Metro.co.uk 233 sources

More than 100 people were killed in Nigeria when a military jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, a state official said.

Hunt for Claudia Lawrence scaled down

Sky News / UK 8 sources

Police investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence are scaling down the hunt.


GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing, move axle work from Mexico

Autonews.com 199 sources

General Motors today said it would invest $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations to create or retain 1,500 jobs in this country.

Tuesday, Jan 17

'Right deal for Britain' Theresa May to finally unveil Brexit plan TODAY in keynote speech

Daily Express 66 sources

THERESA May will today promise a clean break with Brussels to build a "Global Britain" free to forge trading links around the world.

PM May indicates Britain will seek "hard Brexit" in EU talks

Reuters 132 sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday in a speech setting out her priorities for divorce talks which indicates she is prepared to…

Theresa May Confirms UK Will Quit Single Market As She Sets Out Her Brexit Goals

Huffington Post UK 533 sources

Theresa May today confirmed the UK will be leaving the Single Market as she set out her vision for Brexit.

MH370: Families say search suspension for Malaysian plane 'irresponsible'

BBC.com 457 sources

Victims' families say it is "irresponsible" to halt the underwater search for the Malaysian plane.

Monday, Jan 16

Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect captured

BBC.com 350 sources

Abdulkadir Masharipov is the prime suspect in the massacre of 39 people on New Year's Eve.

March election after NI government collapses

Sky News / US News 70 sources

An early election is due to be held in Northern Ireland on March 2 after the collapse of the government, Sky sources say.

Donald Trump declares Brexit as ‘great thing’ and pledges a rapid trade agreement

The President-elect spoke in glowing terms of his 'love' for the UK and of his plans to invite Theresa May to the White House, during an interview with former cabinet minister Michael Gove.

Turkish cargo plane crash wipes out entire village killing at least 37 people including six children

Mirror Online 443 sources

The pilot died soon after he was found after the doomed Boeing 747 making its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul smashed into Dacha-Suu

Sunday, Jan 15

PM to reveal 'global Britain' Brexit plan

BBC 31 sources

Theresa May's upcoming speech is expected to give the most detailed insight yet into the government's negotiation strategy.

Theresa May 'to say UK is ready to leave single market'

ITV / News 108 sources

Theresa May is expected to say the UK is prepared to leave the single market, the customs union and the European Court of Justice this week.

Kremlin looks to Reykjavik for Putin-Trump summit

Moscow eager to seize opportunity to repair ties damaged by Ukraine and Syria crises

Saturday, Jan 14

US Congress takes big step to Obamacare repeal

BBC.com 118 sources

The US Congress approves a plan to begin demolishing Obamacare, but questions remain about a replacement.

John Lewis: Trump slammed for attack on rights icon

BBC.com 179 sources

Twitter users rally round a veteran US rights activist caught up in a row with the president-elect.

Trump Open to Shift on Russia Sanctions, 'One China' Policy

The president-elect, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, suggested he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia and wasn’t committed to a longstanding agreement with China over Taiwan.

SpaceX rocket in first blast off since explosion

Sky News / Technology 261 sources

Elon Musk's SpaceX has launched a rocket for the first time since a launch pad explosion destroyed more than $200m of equipment.

Friday, Jan 13

Jeremy Corbyn Facing UKIP By-Election Threat As Labour MP Tristram Hunt Quits

Huffington Post UK 48 sources

Labour MP Tristram Hunt is set to quit Parliament and trigger a fresh by-election headache for Jeremy Corbyn.

Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret’s former husband, dies aged 86

Daily Mail Online 93 sources

Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died aged 86, the photographic agency he worked with has said.

Stolen baby found alive in South Carolina 18 years on

BBC 184 sources

A girl abducted as a newborn in Florida is found alive after 18 years and a woman, 51, is arrested.

Evacuations begin amid risk of severe flooding

Sky News / US News 53 sources

A village in Essex is being evacuated as the UK braces for floods, gale-force winds, snow and ice.