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Foster: Republic’s abortion referendum ‘has no impact upon law in Northern Ireland’

In her first comments since voters south of the border overwhelmingly backed relaxing abortion laws, Ms Foster said it was for the Northern Ireland Assembly to "debate and decide" whether to follow suit on what was a "devolved issue"

‘Fewer women should face jail’ – Justice Secretary David Gauke

The Justice Secretary has given his strongest hint yet that an increased number of women will be given non-custodial sentences if convicted of non-violent crimes

Pressure on May for abortion reform in Northern Ireland

Members of the prime minister's own cabinet immediately joined opposition leaders and backbenchers in demanding new laws in Northern Ireland to legalise abortion

Jeremy Corbyn puts Labour on ‘permanent notice’ for snap general election

He said he would "absolutely welcome" a chance to take on Prime Minister Theresa May at the ballot box

MH17 plane crash: UK tells Russia to ‘answer for its actions’

NATO has called on Russia to "accept responsibility" and "establish accountability" for the attack that killed all 298 people on board - including 10 Britons

George Osborne takes on another job, this time for a wealthy Italian family

The former chancellor will chair a partners council overseeing Exor, the listed holding company of the Agnellis

Jeremy Hunt gives strongest support yet for tax rises to fund the NHS

He piled pressure on the Treasury to up public contributions to help the health service cope with an ageing population

Government slammed for ‘unacceptable’ facial recognition delays

These images have been used to automatically scan crowds across the country despite questions over whether this constitutes illegal mass surveillance

UK threatens EU over access to Galileo satellite

The Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) has included the threats in a document setting out the government's view on Brussels' insistence the UK cannot remain a full member of the Galileo system

Bank ready to lower interest rates if Brexit is disorderly – Mark Carney

In a speech in London, Mark Carney said the Bank's forecasts, which imply interest rates would go up in the coming years, were predicated on Brexit being a smooth process, with a negotiated deal between the UK government and EU

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