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LONDON (Reuters) – A potential strike by hundreds of construction workers at EDF’s 18 billion-pound Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in southwest England has been averted after they accepted a revised pay deal, the GMB union said on Monday. The GMB and Unite unions had been preparing for strike action after their members
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(Reuters) – Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden struck twice as England came from behind to thrash European champions Spain 5-2 and clinch their maiden Under-17 World Cup title in Kolkata, India on Saturday. Soccer Football – FIFA Under 17 World Cup Final – England vs Spain – Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata, India – October
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed on Friday a former member of the European Parliament to represent her government on Brexit in parliament’s upper chamber following the resignation of the incumbent on medical grounds. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville The Brexit
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Britain will have to bring in legislation to set a budget for Northern Ireland if the province’s political parties cannot reach an agreement to restore their power-sharing government by Monday, a British government spokesman said. Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire walks beween venues at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Britain
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A rare, unfinished portrait believed to be of Mary, Queen of Scots has been found underneath another 16th-century painting after an X-ray revealed a ghostly likeness of the executed queen. An unfinished portrait of a woman, thought to be Mary Queen of Scots, and a portrait of John Maitland, are displayed at
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has sought confirmation from Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain is urgently seeking a transition agreement with the European Union before the end of the year. Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) Leader, Nicola Sturgeon, speaks on the final day of the SNP conference in
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NEWQUAY, England (Reuters) – The Bloodhound Supersonic Car, effectively a fighter jet on wheels, on Thursday kicked off a bid to roar into the record books by eventually reaching 1,000 mph (1,610 kmh). Before a crowd of spectators, the blue and orange, spacecraft-like vehicle with a high tail and long, rocket-shaped nose made two test
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LONDON (Reuters) – British retailers cut jobs over the past three months at the fastest rate since comparable records began in 2008, due to technological change and rising employment costs, the British Retail Consortium said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Two shoppers sit with their bags on Oxford Street in London, Britain, September 27, 2017.
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union nations except Britain began preparing on Wednesday for a transition period in relations with London and for their future ties after Brexit, with meetings over the next month aimed at drawing up guidelines for EU leaders in December. A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags ahead of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will continue with a “measured and balanced” approach to reducing public borrowing in next month’s budget, chancellor Philip Hammond said on Tuesday, seeking to contain any expectations of big surprises. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation
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