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Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn says 'there's going to be a lot of movement' of EU workers after Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has said there will be “a lot of movement” of EU workers after Brexit if the UK wants a successful trading relationship with Europe. The Labour leader said he recognised that in the future, an “effective” economic relationship with Europe would require a large degree of movement of people across the Channel. In an interview marking the start of Labour’s conference in Brighton, he ...

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German elections 2017 – live updates: Far-right set to enter parliament for first time in decades

German voters are going to the polls on Sunday amid predictions that the country’s far-right will win seats in the Bundestag for the first time in half a century. Surveys show the populist Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party comfortably taking third place in the election, with a noticeable upward trend continuing into the last week of the campaign. Angela Merkel ...

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A&E waiting times: Huge spike in patients forced to wait more than 12 hours

The number of patients who have been kept waiting in A&E for more than 12 hours in England has soared by 10,546 per cent in five years, figures show. Quarterly performance figures from NHS England show that in January to March of this year, 1,597 patients waited for over 12 hours to be admitted, compared with just 15 patients in 2012. The rise ...

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Charles Bradley dead: No Time For Dreaming soul singer dies aged 68

Soul legend Otis Redding has thanked Charles Bradley for his “inspiration” in a touching tribute to the singer who has died at the age of 68. The news comes just days after the Changes star cancelled his US tour, scheduled to continue until New Year’s Eve, due to a cancer relapse. A statement shared on his official Twitter page on ...

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'Inevitable' that North Korean missiles will hit US mainland after Donald Trump's insults, says Pyongyang foreign minister at UN

North Korea’s foreign minister says it is inevitable that missiles from his country will hit the United States after the American military flew bombers further north of the demilitarised zone than any American military plane in the 21st century, and after a week in which Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un exchanged personal insults. Mr Trump’s insults make “our rocket’s visit to ...

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Jeremy Corbyn's Brighton rally might just have been the coolest night in British political history

As much as one might wish to deny it, Jeremy Corbyn has made politics cool. And actually cool. Properly cool. Not D:Ream, dad-dancing Kinnock, Noel-Gallagher-in-Number-10 cool, but proper, bona fide, actual, legit cool. The crowd that assembled for the Labour leader’s eve of conference rally in a Brighton park can have been, and I use these words with extreme care, ...

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Labour accuses big business of 'siphoning away' taxpayers' money at start of conference

Labour has accused big business leaders of “siphoning away” taxpayers’ money into their own pockets, leaving young British people without the future prospects they deserve. A senior figure in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet attacked corporate chiefs for “sitting on piles of cash” that should have been spent improving skills for young workers.   In an exclusive interview with The Independent ...

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Stratford 'acid attack': Eight people injured near shopping centre in east London

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed eight people were injured in an apparent mass acid attack in Stratford, east London. Its officers were called to Stratford Shopping Centre in the London borough of Newham just before 8pm, a spokesman told The Independent. The force said a “group of males” were reported as having sprayed “what is believed to be a noxious substance” and ...

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German election: Far right set to win MPs for first time in half a century

German voters are going to the polls on Sunday amid predictions that the country’s far right will win seats in the Bundestag for the first time in half a century. Surveys show the populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party comfortably taking third place in the election, with a noticeable upward trend continuing into the last week of the campaign. Angela ...

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New Zealand election: National Party wins most votes despite challenge from Jacinda Ardern's Labour

New Zealand’s ruling National Party won the largest number of votes in the country’s general election on Saturday, securing a comfortable margin over the Labour Party after what had promised to be the most hotly contested race in recent history. National and Labour had been almost neck and neck in opinion polls, with charismatic 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern almost single-handedly dragging ...

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