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MP cleared of election expenses fraud, aide convicted

FILE PHOTO: MP Craig Mackinlay speaks in favour of leaving the EU at a Brexit debate called “The Morning After the Vote”, hosted by Thomson Reuters at Clifford Chance, in London, Britain, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) – A member of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority ruling Conservative Party was cleared…

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Irish PM dismisses backstop veto proposal for Northern Irish assembly

Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar stands for the national anthem during his official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The Irish government could not accept a situation in which Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly held a veto over the “backstop” insurance mechanism aimed at keeping…