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LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure to help weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in this week’s budget, promised to speed up house building and said he had some room to help voters despite his squeeze on public finances. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends the BBC’s Marr Show in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor Philip Hammond promised to speed up house building in his new budget plan this week and said he had some room to help voters despite his tight squeeze on the public finances, a newspaper reported. FILE PHOTO: A crane is seen above some high rise building construction works at Lewisham, in
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – As the public face of the Irish Republican Army during its bombing campaigns, then peacemaker and mainstream politician, Gerry Adams has been a defining figure of Northern Ireland’s 50-year journey from sectarian torment to relative stability. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams gestures after delivering a speech at his party’s annual conference in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance department said on Saturday it expected finance minister Philip Hammond’s budget statement next week to include a consultation on taxing and charging environmentally damaging single-use plastics. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Single-use plastics
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) – “There is more work to be done” to unlock Brexit talks, British Prime Minister Theresa May was told on Friday, as the European Union repeated an early December deadline for her to move on the divorce bill and border with Ireland. May met fellow leaders on the sidelines of an EU
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s upper parliamentary chamber, the House of Lords, has appointed a woman to the role of “Black Rod” for the first time in the office’s 650-year history. Sarah Clarke, currently responsible for the organisation of the annual Wimbledon tennis championships, will be known as The Lady Usher of the Black Rod. In
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk agreed on Friday there was more work to be done to advance Brexit talks and discussed ways to take further steps before December, a spokesman for May said. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shakes hands with European Council President Donald
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain wants the freest possible trade in goods and services with the European Union in a Brexit deal that goes further than the bloc’s trade agreement with Canada, Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Thursday. Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis leaves Downing Street, London, Britain, November
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) – European Union leaders will press Theresa May to meet their conditions soon for launching post-Brexit trade talks when she holds talks on the sidelines of a summit in Sweden on Friday, EU officials said. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shakes hands with European Council President Donald Tusk before a bilateral meeting
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May withstood new attempts to force concessions on her blueprint for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, the second day of a parliamentary debate that is deepening divisions over Brexit. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Four people needed medical treatment after fire spread through part of a 15-storey social housing block in Belfast on Wednesday, ambulance services said. Flames are seen coming fromn the side of the 15-storey Coolmoyne House, housing block in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 15, 2017 in this image taken from social media. Robert
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will add another landmark to her record-breaking reign on Monday when she and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh stand next to a display of Spanish items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, London, Britain
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(Reuters) – Russian cyber operatives have attacked Britain’s media, telecommunications and energy sectors over the past year, according to prepared remarks by the head of the government’s main cyber defence agency. FILE PHOTO – Ciaran Martin at the CyberSecurity summit in Bonn November 3, 2014. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s markets regulator is bringing quick-fire binary options under its remit in an effort to crack down on scams that have conned investors out of nearly 60 million pounds over the last five years, it said on Tuesday. A maintenance worker cleans the entrance area of the headquarters of the new Financial
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