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(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the U.S. embassy in the British capital. U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White
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LONDON (Reuters) – Speaking for the first time about her coronation 65 years ago, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has revealed how uncomfortable riding in her golden carriage to the ceremony was and how wearing the Imperial State Crown risked “breaking your neck”. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth walks through the Royal Gallery in the Palace of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Two of Britain’s most prominent Brexit campaigners endorsed a second referendum on leaving the European Union on Thursday as the best way to stop EU supporters from trying to water down, or even halt, the country’s departure from the bloc. Britons shocked the political establishment in June 2016 by voting 52 to
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she would eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042, part of a “national plan of action” she hopes will show that her government is about more than just Brexit. Domestic waste that has been sorted into plastics, glass, metals and card is left outside to
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LONDON (Reuters) – British lenders are planning to further tighten their grip on consumer lending which has already been slowing in recent months, a Bank of England survey showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A statue is silhouetted against the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo The
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British opposition Labour Party’s finance chief John McDonnell will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this month to set out his vision for an alternative to the current model of capitalism, his spokesman said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Shadow Finance Minister John McDonnell speaks at the Labour Party
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LONDON (Reuters) – British industry enjoyed solid growth in November, benefiting from a global upturn that has allowed the economy to outperform gloomy forecasts made after 2016’s Brexit vote, although it still lags behind its international rivals. The British economy grew more slowly than all other Group of Seven members in the first nine months
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British opposition Labour Party’s finance chief John McDonnell will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this month to set out his vision for an alternative to the current model of capitalism, his spokesman said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Shadow Finance Minister John McDonnell speaks at the Labour Party
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May will meet executives from major finance companies on Thursday to give them a clearer idea of what Britain’s European Union exit will mean for them. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, January 10, 2018 REUTERS/Peter Nicholls There are concerns that Brexit threatens
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain’s government will amend the European Union withdrawal bill in time for it to win backing from Scotland’s pro-independence devolved administration, Britain’s Scotland minister said on Tuesday. David Mundell and David Davis, Britain’s Secretary of State for Scotland and Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, arrive in Downing Street for
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump should not be rescinded, British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, stressing that the United States is an important ally. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, arrives in Downing Street, London, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls “I don’t believe that is sensible,” Johnson said when
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May named an ally to run the ruling Conservatives and promoted younger ministers on Monday to try to give her divided party and government a new start after a year marred by an ill-judged election, rows over Brexit and scandals. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May poses with Brandon
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a new Northern Ireland minister on Monday after James Brokenshire resigned due to ill health, posing a new challenge in efforts to resolve a political crisis in the British province. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire arrives in Downing Street, London,
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage said on Monday Britain should opt for a hard Brexit if the European Union does not offer an agreement on financial services. Farage, a former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) who campaigned for Britain to leave the EU, said that without
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LONDON (Reuters) – Peugeot-maker PSA will cut a further 250 jobs at its Vauxhall car plant in the north of England, reducing the workforce by a third as part of efforts to make the plant more efficient by reducing its output to one shift. FILE PHOTO – Vauxhall vehicles stand in the car park outside
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Britain’s Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire has resigned because of ill-health, his spokesman said on Monday, in the latest hitch in efforts to resolve a political crisis in the British province. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire arrives in Downing Street, London, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Simon
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LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices unexpectedly fell in December compared with November, their first decline in six months, mortgage lender Halifax said on Monday, adding to signs of weakness in the country’s housing market since the 2016 Brexit vote. FILE PHOTO: Terraced houses are seen in Primrose Hill, London, Britain, September 24, 2017. REUTERS/Eddie
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Carrie Gracie, the China editor for Britain’s public broadcaster the BBC, has resigned from her post in Beijing due to pay disparities with her male colleagues, according to an open letter she wrote. FILE PHOTO: The main entrance to the BBC headquarters and studios is seen in Portland Place, London, Britain, July
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will announce changes to her ministerial cabinet on Monday but her foreign, finance, interior and Brexit ministers will keep their jobs, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May in Warsaw, Poland December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel The Sunday Times said the reshuffle was aimed at
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LONDON (Reuters) – Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London’s menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday, but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the event, or make digital presentations in place of runway shows. FILE PHOTO: Models present creations at the Burberry catwalk show during
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