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In 2014, as evidence mounted about the harmful effects of diesel exhaust on human health, scientists in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, laboratory conduct(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis expects Britain and the EU will agree to a transition deal by the end of March.

Brexit secretary David Davis has clashed publicly with the prominent Conservative backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg over plans for Britain to accept the jur(...)

Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes on Tuesday. Ms Nokes, who opposed Brexit in the 2016 referendum, has shown no interest in immigration as an issue since becoming an MP in 2010. Photograph:  Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British prime minister Theresa May has sought to refresh her government after Monday’s botched cabinet reshuffle by introducing more women and members(...)

Florence bound: Theresa May at Downing Street. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty

Theresa May chose Florence for her big European speech next week because it is Europe’s “historic heart”, a trading city with which Britain shared “de(...)

Brexit countdown: after a few summer weeks of sanity, UK strategy has returned to chaos. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

After a few summer weeks of sanity while Theresa May was tramping the mountains of Austria and Wales, the United Kingdom’s Brexit strategy has returne(...)

A scene from Terminator Salvation: “Any apocalyptic vision of AI can be disregarded,” says Prof Luciano Floridi. The worst-case scenario is when the development of AI  benefits the minority.

There is a disturbing moment in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey when the sentient ship computer Hal suffers a meltdown. Outside, in the depth(...)

Theresa May: has been warned by   group of hardline Eurosceptic Conservative MPs that she must live up to her promise to fully implement the referendum decision to leave the EU. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Backbench Conservative MPs have reacted angrily to reports of a possible compromise which would allow Britain to remain in the European single market (...)

 The scales (statue) of justice, on the roof of the Four Courts  in Dublin
Judgments: Key cases in brief

Unmarried co-habitee awarded significant damages arising from death of partner as result of poor medical care Barry v Health Service Executive [2015](...)

Irish siblings (left to right) Ibrihim Halawa and sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia were detained by Egyptian authorities  last August. The sisters returned to Ireland in November. Photograph: Family handout/PA

The sister of an 18-year-old Irish Muslim man, detained in an Egyptian jail without charge or trail since August of last year, has criticised the Gove(...)

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