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Jeremy Corbyn Is Praised for Denouncing Failed ‘Global War on Terror’


The British Labour Party leader’s speech comes as general election campaigning resumes in the U.K. after Monday’s deadly bombing in Manchester, England.

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U.K. Labour Party’s ‘Most Left-Wing Program’ in 30 Years Would Be Paid For by Taxing the Rich


Under Jeremy Corbyn, the British opposition party plans to raise taxes only on the wealthy and corporations to finance a progressive plan that includes eliminating university tuition.

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U.K. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn Shocks Critics With a Rousing Speech Against the Establishment (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

“They do not want us to win,” Corbyn says, kicking off his 2017 election campaign. “Because when we win it is the people, not the powerful, who win.”

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Theresa May Will Have Her Way: British Parliament Votes to Allow June 8 Election (Update)


On Tuesday, the British prime minister suddenly called for a snap general election. On Wednesday, Parliament approved the early election.

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Brexit Has Begun Officially, but No One Seems to Know How Long It Will Take


As Britain’s prime minister triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the formal process for the U.K. to leave the European Union, EU officials essentially say, “Not so fast.”

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Erdogan Hurls ‘Nazi’ Epithets as He Campaigns to Bolster His Power


Turkey’s president rips Germany and the Netherlands for blocking rallies among Turkish expats. Those rallies would support a referendum that could vastly increase Erdogan’s authority.

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Prime Minister Says London Attacker Was ‘British Born’; Eight People Arrested in Raids (Updated)


Theresa May makes a statement before Parliament about the attack that left five dead and 40 injured in London. (Updated)

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Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth


The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

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A Second Scottish Independence Referendum Looms as Formal Brexit Negotiations Appear Imminent


Just after the U.K. Parliament’s vote to start the formal process to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government throws a wrench in the works.

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House of Commons Speaker Says He Won’t Invite Trump to Address U.K. Parliament (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

Prime Minister Theresa May faces stark resistance from the British public and her fellow parliamentarians for asking the president to visit. (Pictured, Speaker John Bercow.)

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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U.K. Violence After the Brexit Vote Might Hold Lessons for America


A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the most combustible issues, leaving many anxious about intolerance and the violence that can stem from it. Sound familiar?

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Russell Brand Sees ‘Snoopers Charter’ as Proof the ‘State Sees Us as Its Enemy’ (Video)

The “Trews” host explains why whistleblower Edward Snowden describes the British Investigatory Powers Act as a legalization of “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy.”

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

United Kingdom Passes ‘Snooper’s Charter,’ Giving Tremendous Surveillance Power to Agencies


The law also requires internet and phone companies to hold on to user data for at least a year and to make it easily searchable by law enforcement.

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Jeremy Corbyn Wins Another Battle as the War Against His Labour Party Leadership Continues (Video)


It’s dizzying to try to keep up with the drama of British politics in the post-Brexit era as resignations and elections seem to never-endingly roll in. Through it all, however, one man has continued to weather the storm of betrayals and right-wing plots.

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Future British Prime Minister Theresa May Is Not More Feminist Than Jeremy Corbyn by a Long Shot


The country that lived through Margaret Thatcher’s premiership should know better than to believe a female leader will protect women’s rights purely on the basis of her gender.

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David Cameron Names Britain’s Next Prime Minister (Video)


British Home Secretary Theresa May will succeed Cameron as soon as Wednesday, the outgoing leader of the Conservative Party said in a public statement.

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U.K. Police ‘to Be Given Powers to View Everyone’s Entire Internet History’


The power will reportedly be included in the British government’s new surveillance bill, to be published next week.

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