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LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson issued a second, fuller apology on Monday for remarks about an Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran that critics said might have prompted Iran to extend her prison sentence. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends a European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, Belgium, November 13, 2017.
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France and Germany edged towards achieving a 70-year-old ambition to integrate European defences on Monday, signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces after Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. First proposed in the 1950s and long resisted by Britain, European defence planning, operations and
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LONDON (Reuters) – Forty members of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Conferederation of British Industry’s annual conference in London, Britain, November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner That
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, is seen appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in this photograph received via the BBC
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government said on Thursday it would use legislation to fix the time and date of the country’s European Union exit, addressing concerns of Brexiteers who fear slow negotiations and opposition to the divorce could cause delays. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, November 1,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a strong Brexit supporter as aid minister on Thursday following a resignation that left her struggling to ward off open conflict in a cabinet divided over leaving the EU. Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt leaves 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, November 9,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to appoint a new aid minister on Thursday following a resignation that has left her struggling to stave off open conflict in a cabinet divided over Brexit. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to speak at the Conferederation of British Industry’s annual conference in London,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British aid minister Priti Patel was forced from office on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials after Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassert her diminished authority as she negotiates Brexit. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Employment Minister Priti Patel, leaves after a cabinet meeting in Downing Street in central London, Britain June
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LONDON (Reuters) – British aid minister Priti Patel resigned on Wednesday, saying her actions had fallen “below the high standards that are expected” of her position when she failed to disclose meetings with Israeli officials during a holiday. FILE PHOTO: Priti Patel, leaves after a cabinet meeting in Downing Street in central London, Britain June
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – It is likely European Union leaders will allow Brexit talks to move onto trade relations in December, as long as Britain provides guarantees in writing on issues currently being debated, Ireland’s prime minister said on Wednesday. Ireland’s Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar looks on during a joint press conference with French President
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May gained a wax doppelganger on Wednesday that projected an air of strength and permanence sorely lacking in her crisis-prone government. Madame Tussauds unveils their new wax model of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May in London, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez The wax figure of May, stepping out
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LONDON (Reuters) – British employers are having to raise their pay offers to hire new staff and counter a growing shortage of European Union workers ahead of Brexit, a group representing recruitment firms said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – People walk through the financial district of Canary Wharf, London, Britain 28 September 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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