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PM to raise Bombardier dispute with Trudeau
PM to raise Bombardier dispute with Trudeau

Theresa May pledges to do "all she can" to head off a trade row that threatens 4,500 jobs at a factory in Northern Ireland.

Theresa May has promised to do "all she can" to head off a trade dispute threatening thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland as part of her top-level talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mrs May told reporters on her official plane that she wanted to find a resolution to the dispute between Canadia...

September 19, 2017

'Boris is Boris': May slaps down Johnson
'Boris is Boris': May slaps down Johnson

The PM says her Government is "driven from the front" as she gives short shrift to her Foreign Secretary's Brexit blueprint.

Theresa May has slapped down Boris Johnson over his unauthorised intervention on Brexit, asserting her control over the negotiations as she batted away his demands.

"Boris is Boris," she said of his decision to write a 4,200 word article on his vision for Brexit, suggesting that he was politically isolated.September 19, 2017

UK seeks 'comprehensive' security deal with EU
UK seeks 'comprehensive' security deal with EU

Ministers say simply matching existing arrangements between Brussels and non-EU countries would result in a "limited patchwork".

Britain wants a bespoke deal on security links with the European Union as part of proposals to maintain co-operation in the fight against terrorism and serious crime post-Brexit.

The Government says matching existing arrangements between the EU and other countries outside the bloc would result in a "limit...

September 19, 2017

Top Brexit official leaves to take up job with PM
Top Brexit official leaves to take up job with PM

The senior civil servant is leaving David Davis' department to become Theresa May's EU adviser.

The top official at the Brexit department has quit to take up a role with Theresa May.

Oliver Robbins is standing down as permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU and will now work as the Prime Minister's EU adviser.

The move will "strengthen cross-Government co-ordination" ahead of the next round of Brexit negotiat...

September 19, 2017

Vote Leave chief attacks Brexit 'shambles'
Vote Leave chief attacks Brexit 'shambles'

Dominic Cummings is urging Tory donors not to hand over any more money to the party while the Brexit Secretary remains in post.

The chief of the Vote Leave campaign has branded the Government's handling of Brexit a "shambles" as he blamed the "clueless" actions of David Davis.

Dominic Cummings, who was director of the official Brexit campaign during the EU referendum, called for a "reboot" of Downing Street and the Civil Service in...

September 19, 2017

Gove defends Johnson over Brexit intervention
Gove defends Johnson over Brexit intervention

The fellow Leave campaigner comes to the Foreign Secretary's defence, but other Tories attack him for threatening Cabinet unity.

Michael Gove has defended Boris Johnson's revival of the referendum campaign claim that Britain's EU contributions should be spent on the NHS after Brexit.

The fellow Vote Leave campaigner said the "debate should be forward looking on how to make most of life outside EU - not re-fighting the referendum".<...

September 19, 2017

PM expects 'seamless transition' on Canada trade
PM expects 'seamless transition' on Canada trade

Theresa May echoes the optimism of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after talks between the pair in Ottawa.

Theresa May has said she expects a "seamless transition" to a new trading relationship with Canada once Britain leaves the European Union.

The Prime Minister echoed the optimism of her Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, following talks in Ottawa.

A new trade deal between the EU and Canada comes into force on Th...

September 19, 2017

Johnson denies 'back-seat driver' claims
Johnson denies 'back-seat driver' claims

The Foreign Secretary says "there's one driver in the car", but sidesteps questions on whether he could resign over Brexit.

Boris Johnson has defended his controversial Brexit intervention and sidestepped questions on whether he could resign.

The Foreign Secretary said his 4,000-word article in the Daily Telegraph, which sparked claims he was "back-seat driving" the UK's exit talks, was an attempt to "sketch out what I think is the...

September 19, 2017

Why Theresa May's Florence speech is critical
Why Theresa May's Florence speech is critical

Fifteen months after the EU referendum, the country and the cabinet are still deeply divided over Brexit.

Theresa May was greeted at the Canadian parliament with a 19 gun salute - an apt greeting for an embattled prime minister trying to reassert her power over Brexit back home.

"Boris is Boris," she said in a withering put down of his 4,200 word treatise in The Daily Telegraph on what Brexit might look like.

"This government...

September 19, 2017

PM and Boris Johnson face awkward reunion
PM and Boris Johnson face awkward reunion

Theresa May tries to put aside problems with her Foreign Secretary to concentrate on counter-terrorism, modern slavery and Brexit.

Theresa May and Boris Johnson face an awkward reunion later as the Prime Minister joins her Foreign Secretary at the United Nations after a very public spat over Brexit.

Officials said no meeting was scheduled although both are due to attend a reception for Commonwealth representatives on Tuesday evenin...

September 19, 2017

 Trump makes UN debut, says mission hindered by 'bureaucracy and mismanagement'
Trump makes UN debut, says mission hindered by 'bureaucracy and mismanagement'

"Yet in recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement," Trump said at the forum titled, “Reforming the United Nations: Management, Security, and Development.”

Trump said increases in the U.N.'s budget and staffing haven't yielded results.

"We seek a United Nations that regains the trust of the people around the world," Trump said. "In order to achieve this, the Uni...

September 19, 2017

 Trump to call out 'shared menace' of Iran, North Korea in UNGA address
Trump to call out 'shared menace' of Iran, North Korea in UNGA address

A senior administration official familiar with the president’s remarks told reporters in a conference call Monday that the president has spent “so much time” crafting his speech, as he sees it as “an incredible moment and an enormous opportunity” to demonstrate U.S. leadership and values.

Trump, the official repeatedly emphasized, will use his U.N. speech to appeal to member countries to promote “sovereignty” in the face of “top-down ...

September 19, 2017

 British PM Theresa May opens up about relationship with Trump
British PM Theresa May opens up about relationship with Trump

Asked about the poll by Stephanopoulos, May responded, "What I say is that they should look to what President Trump has done."

"I know a number of people were concerned before he became president about his statements about America's commitment to NATO," the prime minister said. "NATO has been the bedrock of Europe security. I was very pleased when I came over to see him, shortly after his inauguration, that he gave an absolute 100 per...

September 19, 2017

 Facing 'enormous' legal bills, Michael Flynn establishes legal defense fund
Facing 'enormous' legal bills, Michael Flynn establishes legal defense fund

“The enormous expense of attorneys’ fees and other related expenses far exceed their ability to pay,” said Michael Flynn’s siblings Joe Flynn and Barbara Redgate.

“He has, over and over again, omitted information that he should have disclosed,” Cummings said. “It’s not an aberration, and that’s clear.

The omissions are a serious matter. While Cummings said intentionally omitting foreign contacts when applying for security clea...

September 19, 2017

 Trump's post of GIF on Clinton adds to his history of controversial retweets
Trump's post of GIF on Clinton adds to his history of controversial retweets

The tweet was captioned "Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary" and was originally posted by a user who lists their name as "CNN SUCKS" and uses the handle @Fuctupmind.

The White House did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment about the GIF retweet.

This is not the first time that the president's sharing of a GIF with his 38.6 million Twitter followers has raised eyebrows.

The GIF was app...

September 19, 2017

 Trump's love-hate relationship with the United Nations
Trump's love-hate relationship with the United Nations

His relationship with the global organization is long and complicated.

“The United Nations is not a friend of democracy. It’s not a friend to freedom,” he said. “It’s not a friend even to the United States of America, where, as you know, it has its home. And it surely is not a friend to Israel.”

Though a 2016 global attitudes survey by the Pew Research Center showed that 64 percent of Americans had a favorable view of the Unit...

September 19, 2017

 Trump makes UN debut, says mission hindered by 'bureaucracy and mismanagement'
Trump makes UN debut, says mission hindered by 'bureaucracy and mismanagement'

"Yet in recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement," Trump said at the forum titled, “Reforming the United Nations: Management, Security, and Development.”

Trump said increases in the U.N.'s budget and staffing haven't yielded results.

"We seek a United Nations that regains the trust of the people around the world," Trump said. "In order to achieve this, the Uni...

September 19, 2017

Theresa May holds press conference with Justin Trudeau – as it happened
Theresa May holds press conference with Justin Trudeau – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including Theresa May’s press conference with Justin Trudeau

Here are the main points from the press conference.

We want to ensure that when we leave the European Union, for businesses and people, that change is as smooth and orderly as possible.

We will be having a working group, which obviously will be looking at the details of how that transition will operate in detail...

September 19, 2017

Lib Dem conference: Delegates on so-called 'snooping powers'
Lib Dem conference: Delegates on so-called 'snooping powers'

Liberal Democrats went into the 2017 election pledging to repeal the controversial Investigatory Powers Act, the legislation referred to as a snoopers' charter by critics.

She used the mood box, an unscientific text with a bin and plastic balls.

September 19, 2017

May flying to Canada for trade deal talks
May flying to Canada for trade deal talks

The Prime Minister's attempts to build global goodwill over Brexit are being undermined by Cabinet divisions.

Theresa May is flying to Canada to "prepare the ground" for a post-Brexit trade deal, after deep Cabinet splits emerged once more over her Government's approach to leaving the EU.

The Prime Minister and her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau are expected to agree that the new trade deal between the EU and Canada - which co...

September 18, 2017