LONDON (Reuters) – British households turned less confident in May, reflecting uncertainty about the economy’s prospects ahead of Brexit next year, according to a survey published on Friday. A shopper pushes a trolley in a supermarket in London, Britain April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall YouGov, a polling firm, and the Centre for Economics and Business
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. forecasters expect the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near-normal to above-normal in number and intensity of storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday. The forecasters estimate between one and four major hurricanes packing winds of 111 miles per hour (178.6 kph) could develop
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would step up protections for congressional staffers facing workplace harassment, including requiring lawmakers to use their personal funds to cover the cost of settlements if they were the alleged harassers. The U.S. Capitol dome is pictured in the pre-dawn darkness in this general
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LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) – Britain’s post-Brexit adaptation will run through 2020, as planned, a British government spokeswoman said on Thursday as the EU dismissed London’s ideas for a longer status quo on customs and trade in a fight over the Irish border. Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Uber [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talked international relations and rude poetry with a hoax caller who pretended to be the Armenian Prime Minister in an embarrassing new gaffe for one of Britain’s most prominent politicians. Boris Johnson speaks on the phone in central London, Britain, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett In an
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers, including senior Democrats, will receive classified briefings from FBI and intelligence officials on Thursday on an FBI probe into Russian election meddling after President Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims about a “spy” being used against his campaign. FBI Director Christopher Wray arrives at the West Wing of the White House
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a push by moderate congressional Republicans for a ‘Dreamer’ immigration deal, saying he would only back sweeping immigration legislation that met all of his demands, including a U.S-Mexico border wall. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration and the gang
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LONDON (Reuters) – England’s Richard Bland made the most of ideal conditions to set the early pace at BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday, carding a five-under 67 to top the leaderboard. Golf – The 146th Open Championship – Royal Birkdale – Southport, Britain – July 21, 2017 England’s Richard Bland acknowledges the crowd
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vistra Energy Corp and Dominion Energy Inc – which serve about 5.5 million electricity customers in more than a dozen U.S. states – both say they are done building combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plants. Duke Energy wind farm is pictured in Notrees, Texas, U.S. April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Joe White Instead, they
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled a new direction in U.S.-China trade talks and said any deal would need “a different structure,” fueling uncertainty over current negotiations. In an early Wednesday morning post on Twitter, Trump said the current track appeared “too hard to get done” and cited difficulties such as verification,
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(Reuters) – British police said they arrested a 19-year-old man on Wednesday evening for the offence of “preparation of terrorist acts”. The arrest was made in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, and the man was taken into custody at a police station in South London, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement bit.ly/2IJX5qr. The event is linked
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