DUP accuses May of betrayal over Irish sea border

A plan to place a customs border in the Irish Sea if there is no Brexit agreement will be included in a divorce deal, according to a leaked letter from the Prime Minister. The DUP has accused Theresa May of breaking her promise that she would never sign up to a deal that could allow Northern Ireland to be divided from the rest of the United Kingdom.

‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates is discovered

Researchers say there has been a “remarkable” decline in fertility rates. A report, published in the Lancet, found that, while in 1950 women were having an average of 4.7 children in their lifetime, the fertility rate nearly halved to 2.4 children per woman by last year. “It’s a remarkable transition,” said Prof Christopher Murray at the University of Washington.

White House defends sharing doctored CNN video

The White House defended sharing a video on social media that had been doctored to make CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s actions towards an intern appear more aggressive. White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said: “We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video.”

Home Secretary to grant police new powers over knives

Police will get enhanced powers to stop and search suspects, Sajid Javid has revealed. The Home Secretary said he wanted police to sweep away bureaucracy and make it easier to deploy powers that senior officers say are vital in the fight against …read more

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