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There will be some NI customs checks, says EU's chief negotiator
The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said that there will be some customs checks on goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after Brexit as an “indispensable” part of the Withdrawal Agreement.
Leaders and royals attend UK Holocaust Memorial Day service
Tuesday evening saw several senior royals, faith leaders and politicians attend Westminster for the UK commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day, 75 years on from the liberation of Auschwitz.
Sir Keir Starmer favours “new political consensus” with power and wealth “devolved from Westminster”
Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer will make the case for a “new political consensus” in East London on Monday, having said ahead of his speech that the “monopoly of power” in Westminster must end.
Varadkar: EU holds the aces in UK trade talks
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the BBC that the EU will have greater leverage in negotiations over a future trade deal with the UK, ahead of a meeting with chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Dublin.
Prosecutors urge Isabel dos Santos to return to Angola over embezzlement accusations
Prosecutors in Angola have accused Africa’s richest woman Isabel dos Santos of a range of offences including fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, urging her to return to the country to potentially face possible criminal proceedings.
Chancellor moves to reassure businesses on EU alignment
Chancellor Sajid Javid has told business leaders in Davos that the UK will only seek to diverge from EU rules after Brexit where it is "in the interests of British business" to do so.
Withdrawal Agreement signed off by EU leaders
European Commission and European Council presidents Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel have signed the Withdrawal Agreement formally confirming Brexit, which will now be delivered to prime minister Boris Johnson to receive his signature.
Luigi Di Maio steps down as MS5 leader
Luigi Di Maio has stepped down as leader of Italy’s anti-establishment MS5 [Five Star Movement] party ahead of a key regional election in the north of the country this weekend.
Lord Lisvane issues complaint against former speaker
Lord Lisvane has issued a complaint against former House of Commons speaker John Bercow this week.
UN human rights experts call for investigation of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
Independent human rights experts at the United Nations have called for Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to be investigated over claims that he hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone.
Labour Leadership Contest: Lisa Nandy advances to final ballot
Lisa Nandy has joined Sir Keir Starmer on the final ballot to be the next Labour leader, after winning the support of Chinese for Labour.
Sainsbury's chief executive to step down in May
Sainsbury's chief executive of six years, Mike Coupe, is set to step down and retire in May this year.
GMB Union endorses Lisa Nandy for Labour leadership as Jess Phillips withdraws
Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy’s bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn received a major boost on Tuesday after winning the endorsement of GMB Union, while Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips has announced that she will withdraw from the running.
Former Interpol boss sent down for 13 years in China for bribery
Former Interpol boss Meng Hongwei has been sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison by a court in Tianjin on bribery charges.