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Sky News is a British free-to-air television news channel and organisation. Sky News is distributed via a radio news service, and through online channels. It is owned by Sky Group, a division of Comcast. John Ryley is the head of Sky News, a role he has held since June 2006. Sky News is currently Royal Television Society News Channel of the Year, the 12th time it has held the award. It is a provider of live streaming world news which can be viewed via its website, YouTube, and various mobile devices and digital media players.


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Adviser Cummings enters UK PM's Downing Street residence: Sky News reporter

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British PM Johnson back at Downing Street after COVID-19 recovery: Sky News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to 10 Downing Street on Sunday, Sky News reported, after spending a week in hospital with COVID-19 and two weeks recovering at his country residence.
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Britain hires ex-Nestle executive to run food security 'war room': Sky

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UK plans to ban mass gatherings next week to curb Covid-19: Sky News

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Rishi Sunak to be made UK finance minister: Sky News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will appoint Rishi Sunak as his new finance minister on Thursday, Sky News reported following the surprise resignation of Sajid Javid during a ministerial..
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UK to send another civilian aircraft to help Britons leave Wuhan - Sky News

Britain's Foreign Office will charter another civilian aircraft to help British nationals and their dependents leave China's Wuhan for the UK on Sunday amidst the spread of the coronavirus outbreak,..
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Man shot by police in London was under surveillance: Sky News

A man shot by police in what they described as a terrorist incident in south London on Sunday was "under active police surveillance", Sky News reported.
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UK's Prince Harry warns photographers over paparazzi shots: Sky News

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have issued a warning over harassment by paparazzi photographers after agreeing to give up their royal duties to start their new life in Canada, according to..
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Iran's envoy to UK denies any clearing of plane crash site: Sky TV

The Iranian ambassador to Britain denied on Friday reports that Iran had bulldozed the crash site in Iran of a Ukrainian plane that Canada and others say was brought down by a missile, he told Sky..
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UK stands down on emergency preparations for no-deal Brexit: Sky News

Britain's emergency preparations for a no-deal Brexit have been halted "with immediate effect", as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal to leave the European Union is expected to be approved by members..
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UK reduces staff at Iran, Iraq embassies after Soleimani's death: Sky News

Britain has reduced staff at its embassies in Iran and Iraq to a minimum level following the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Sky News reported on Monday, citing diplomatic..
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UK military has increased security at Middle East bases after Soleimani killing: Sky News

Britain has increased its security and readiness at military bases in the Middle East after the United States killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, Sky News reported on Friday without citing..
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Britain rescues at least 15 suspected migrants off Kent - TV

British border and coastguards rescued at least 15 suspected migrants on Thursday off the Kent coast in southeastern England, Sky News reported.
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Snap poll shows UK PM Johnson narrowly won pre-election TV debate

A snap poll published after a pre-election BBC television debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn showed Johnson was narrowly considered to be the winner,..
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UK PM Johnson's lead over Labour holds at 9 points: YouGov poll

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UK minister says police not looking for more suspects after London attack: Sky News

Britain's security minister said police are not looking for any other suspects after killing a man wearing a fake suicide vest who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others in central London..
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Police say officers shot man at London Bridge, Sky says another person killed

British police said officers had shot a man in an incident at London Bridge on Friday which they were treating as a terrorism as a precaution and Sky News reported that another person had been killed.
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EU diplomat sees 'serious risk' of no-deal Brexit: Sky News

One European Union government sees a "serious risk" that Britain will leave the bloc without a transition deal next week, broadcaster Sky News said on Friday, citing an unnamed diplomat from the..
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UK government to take first step to asking for early election: Sky

Britain's government will take the first step toward calling an early national election, Sky News said on Thursday, reporting that ministers would submit a motion to parliament which would be discussed..
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Police find nine people alive in back of truck in Kent, England: Sky News

Police in Kent, southeast England, found nine people alive in the back of a truck on the M20 motorway on Wednesday, Sky News reported.
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Senior Brexiteer Conservative Francois to back Brexit deal: Sky News

The deputy chairman of the ERG group of Brexiteer Conservative lawmakers Mark Francois will back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, Sky News reported on Friday.
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UK PM to go to Brussels early Thursday for 'useful' Brexit meetings: Sky News reporter

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will go to Brussels early Thursday in a move to have some useful meetings for a Brexit deal, Beth Rigby, Sky News political editor, said in a tweet on Wednesday.
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After three years of Brexit crisis, Sky News is betting that some viewers are so bored by the divorce drama that there is a market for a channel dedicated to news that has nothing to do with Britain's..
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UK cabinet to get Brexit talks update on Sunday

Britain's cabinet will be briefed on the current state of Brexit negotiations at 1145 GMT on Sunday, House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg told Sky News.
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UK Labour's Corbyn not likely to support deal between PM Johnson and EU: Sky News

UK opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said he is unlikely to support a deal agreed between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union, Sky News reported early on Sunday.
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UK foreign minister to meet parents after fatal crash involving U.S. diplomat's wife: Sky

British foreign minister Dominic Raab will meet the parents of a teenager who was killed in a road crash involving a U.S. diplomat's wife, Sky News reported on Wednesday.
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UK government planning short parliament suspension before Oct. 14 Queen's Speech: Sky

Britain's government is planning a short suspension of parliament ahead of introducing a new legislative agenda on Oct.14, Sky News reporter Beth Rigby said on Twitter, citing an unnamed senior source.
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British prime minister Boris Johnson described one of his predecessors David Cameron as a "girly swot" in a memo which was disclosed to courts this week, Sky News reported on Friday.
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UK considers deploying drones to the Gulf amid Iran tensions: Sky News

The United Kingdom is considering deploying British drones to the Gulf amid tensions with Iran, Sky News reported early on Monday.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to tell European Council head Donald Tusk that the UK will only pay 9 billion pounds ($11 billion) instead of the 39 billion pound ($47.88 billion)..
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government would win a vote of no confidence put forward by the opposition Labour Party, energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.
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Four senior lawmakers who are opposed to a no-deal Brexit are open to discussing the leader of the opposition's plan to try to bring down Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Sky News reported on Thursday.
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Britain has recommended all British-flagged ships go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed maritime industry sources.
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Police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland have arrested a 46-year-old man under counter-terrorism legislation, broadcaster Sky News reported on Thursday.
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