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Brexit deal: Tory ministers meet to decide fate of agreement – Politics live

Cabinet due to meet at 2pm to discuss draft deal agreed by UK and EU negotiators

This is what Arlene Foster, the DUP leader, told Sky News as she was leaving Northern Ireland for London. She said:

It is worrying times, there’s no doubt about that. What we’ll be looking at is the text, hopefully we’ll actually get to see the text so that we can make our own judgment on that.

The prime minister is very clear about where we stand on all of this. As you know we’ve written to her, she’s very clear that we cannot be separated from the rest of the UK, either in terms of customs or indeed in terms of regulatory alignment either.

Andrea Leadsom, the Brexiter leader of the Commons, was also identified as a cabinet minister who might resign over the Brexit deal - not least because on Sunday she said the UK would have to be able to leave any customs union with the EU unilaterally, something that does not seem to be possible under the deal, on the basis of what is being reported.

But this morning, speaking to reporters as she left her home, she sounded positive about what was on offer. She said:

I’ve had a good conversation with the prime minster and I’m looking at the details of the deal today and I’m extremely optimistic that we’ll have a good deal, but I’m looking at the details today.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:07:59 GMT
DUP warns May over Brexit deal as cabinet prepares for showdown

PM faces potentially treacherous day as she tries to persuade cabinet to back plan agreed with Brussels

Theresa May’s allies in the Democratic Unionist party have warned her that the government’s proposed Brexit deal risks breaking up the UK, as the opposition masses against the prime minister on a potentially treacherous day for her plan.

Related: Brexit deal: Tory ministers meet to decide fate of agreement – Politics live

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:58:32 GMT
Senior White House aide set to be fired after Melania Trump calls for dismissal
  • Mira Ricardel is deputy security adviser and a John Bolton ally
  • Ricardel reportedly clashed with members of first lady’s staff

Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser is reportedly set to be fired following a dispute with the first lady, Melania Trump.

The US first lady took the extraordinary step of publicly pushing for the move against Mira Ricardel, the top aide to the national security adviser, John Bolton, on Tuesday.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:18:33 GMT
Bangladesh army arrives in Rohingya refugee camps as repatriations loom

Presence of army, police and paramilitary is latest sign that repatriations to Myanmar may not be voluntary

Plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar on Thursday have gathered momentum, with reports of Bangladesh armed forces gathering in the Cox’s Bazar camps and allegations that refugees have been assaulted by the authorities for refusing to cooperate.

The army, police and paramilitary troops have moved into several of the camps, where over 700,000 Rohingya are living after fleeing a campaign of violence, described as genocide by a UN fact-finding mission, carried out by the Myanmar military in August 2017.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:20:10 GMT
NHS denied treatment for migrants who can't afford upfront charges

Experts warn that ‘hostile’ approach risks worsening the health of already sick patients

Hundreds of patients have been denied treatment for serious health problems including cancer, arrhythmia and cardiac chest pains after ministers forced the NHS to impose upfront charges on migrants deemed ineligible for free healthcare, the Guardian can reveal.

In one case, a patient with advanced stage cancer died after she went a year without treatment because an NHS hospital demanded £30,000 upfront to provide chemotherapy.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:00:13 GMT
Prince Charles' 70th birthday marked with release of family photo

Prince of Wales pens guest edit for Country Life magazine to celebrate his landmark age

Prince Charles has described his “alarming realisation that I have reached the biblical threshold of three score years and 10, with all the scars that go with it” as he celebrates his 70th birthday.

The occasion was marked with the release of an official family photograph, and revelations about a few of the prince’s favourite things.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:01:00 GMT
G20 nations still led by fossil fuel industry, climate report finds

Coal, oil and gas subsidies risking rise in global temperatures to 3.2C, well beyond agreed Paris goal

Climate action is way off course in all but one of the world’s 20 biggest economies, according to a report that shows politicians are paying more heed to the fossil fuel industry than to advice from scientists.

Among the G20 nations 15 reported a rise in emissions last year, according to the most comprehensive stock-take to date of progress towards the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:00:06 GMT
Man pleads guilty to ‘swatting’ hoax that led police to fatally shoot Kansas man

The deal with prosecutors will send Tyler Barriss to prison for at least 20 years, if the judge accepts it

A California man has pleaded guilty to making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game.

Tyler R Barriss, 26, admitted to making the false report resulting in a death, as well as cyberstalking and conspiracy related to the deadly swatting calls in Kansas. The deal with prosecutors will send him to prison for at least 20 years, if the judge accepts it. He had previously pleaded not guilty in Kansas.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:34:06 GMT
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny flies out of Russia after ban lifted

Opposition figure allowed to leave to attend European court of human rights case

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been allowed to fly out of Russia to attend the finale of a case he filed at Europe’s top human rights court, a day after border guards stopped him leaving the country.

Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, wants to be in Strasbourg on Thursday when the European court of human rights is due to rule on whether his numerous detentions by police in Russia have been politically motivated or not.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:26:34 GMT
Boy gets six points on future driving licence for scooter speeding

Boy, 15, caught by police who clocked him at ‘high speed’ on electric scooter in north-east England

It is perhaps not unusual for overexcited new drivers to clock up a few points on their licence in their first year or two behind the wheel.

But pity the 15-year-old boy who, having never put pedal to the metal on a public highway, already has six points on his licence. The teenager appeared in court last month after he was caught by police in Cleveland, north-east England, for clocking a “high speed” on an electric scooter.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:56:43 GMT

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