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President Trump acquitted in impeachment trial
US president Donald Trump has been cleared of all impeachment charges following his trial in the Senate.
Irish party leaders cross swords in final TV debate before election
The leaders of Ireland’s three main parties, Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, clashed on issues such as health and housing in the final TV debate before the weekend’s general election.
President Trump makes State of the Union address
US president Donald Trump made the American leader's annual State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday, paying tribute to the "great American comeback" he had overseen since succeeding Barack Obama in the White House.
Johnson to announce bringing forward of petrol and diesel car ban
The UK government will bring its ban on petrol and diesel cars forward to 2035 from 2040 following advice from climate change experts, prime minister Boris Johnson will announce.
Kenya's former president Moi dies
Kenya’s former president Danial arap Moi has passed away at the age of 95.
Irish elections could affect future UK-EU trade deal, Varadkar says
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the outcome of general elections in the Republic of Ireland could have a knock-on effect on future UK-EU trade deal negotiations.
“No need” to accept EU rules to win trade deal, prime minister says
Prime minister Boris Johnson will make a speech in London on Monday outlining his ambition for a Canada-style free-trade agreement with the EU.
Aston Martin rescue deal to come with leadership shake-up
A consortium led by billionaire Lawrence Stroll will invest £182 million as part of a rescue deal to save struggling luxury car brand Aston Martin, with Stroll to assume the role of executive chairman of the business.
Oakervee review “strongly advises against cancelling” HS2
The government commissioned Oakervee review into HS2 “strongly advises against cancelling” the high-speed rail project.
UK counts down to Brexit as Johnson hails new “beginning”
The clock is ticking on the UK’s final day in the EU, as 47 years as a member state comes to an end at 23:00 GMT on Friday.
Jeremy Hunt elected head of health select committee
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been elected to lead the health select committee of MPs which will scrutinise the government's health policies and the performance of the NHS.
Bank of England holds interest rates
The Bank of England has held interest rates at 0.75 per cent after Mark Carney’s final interest rate meeting as governor.
MEPs approve Withdrawal Agreement
The European Parliament approved the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with a majority of 621 votes to 49 in Brussels on Wednesday evening.
Rebecca Long-Bailey advances to final ballot in Labour leadership race
Rebecca Long-Bailey will be on the final ballot to become Labour leader after an endorsement from the Fire Brigades Union was enough to see her become the third candidate to gain the required support.