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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s senior minister will not have to resign over claims that police found pornography on a work computer and that he made an inappropriate sexual advance against a young woman, ITV political editor Robert Peston said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: First Secretary of State Damian Green stands in silence
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May hailed “a new sense of optimism” in Brexit talks, telling parliament on Monday an agreement to move negotiations on to future trade ties is progress and will reassure those concerned Britain may leave with no deal. May, weakened after losing her Conservatives’ majority at a June election, rescued
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police on Monday said they had arrested a man who tried to climb a wall at Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace home in central London, but said that the incident was not terrorism-related. The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trespass on Sunday evening, three minutes after he stepped over a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in court next year after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market. FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows the Uber app on a mobile telephone, as it is
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LONDON (Reuters) – Squeezed British consumers reined in Christmas travel plans and bought fewer new cars last month, setting the stage for the first fall in festive spending in five years, credit card company Visa said on Monday. Shoppers walk along Oxford Street in central London, Britain December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi The downbeat
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LONDON (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s husband announced his retirement from active public life. A painting by Australian born artist Ralph Heimans of Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh, London, Britain, December 10, 2017. Ralph Heimans/Buckingham Palace
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will hail “a new sense of optimism” in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week “to move forwards together” to discuss future trade ties. FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks
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LONDON (Reuters) – Some trains were cancelled, flights were grounded and a rugby match was called off on Sunday after Britain experienced heavy snow fall in some areas. Members of the public push a car up a hill in Leverstock Green, Hertfordshire, Britain, December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Childs Britain’s Met Office said there was an
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DUBAI (Reuters) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson held talks on Saturday with his Iranian counterpart and other officials, during a visit to Iran where he is expected to seek the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The visit is only the third by a British foreign minister to Iran in the last
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LONDON (Reuters) – The father of Meghan Markle says he hopes to walk his daughter down the aisle when the American actress marries Britain’s Prince Harry next year, saying he was delighted at news of their upcoming wedding, Britain’s Daily Mirror reported on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for arduous talks on future trade ties, easing immediate pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit. May rushed to Brussels before dawn to seal a European Commission agreement that “sufficient progress”
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party wants a close relationship with the rest of Europe after Brexit, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told an audience at the United Nations in Geneva on Friday. British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a United Nations panel on human rights and international cooperation in Geneva, Switzerland, December
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s agreement with the European Union over key Brexit terms still leaves major issues like freedom of movement undecided, some campaigners said on Friday. A Brexit sign is covered with snow at the side of the road near Newry, Northern Ireland, December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Prime Minister Theresa May and EU
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday that he wanted to see much more information about the Brexit divorce deal struck between Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the European Commission. British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a news conference at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, December 8,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Theresa May won a temporary reprieve from rival factions within her own party on Friday by striking a overnight agreement with the European Union that some business leaders hope will increase prospects of an orderly exit from the bloc. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker hold a
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s leader cautioned Britain on Friday that its willingness to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland after Brexit meant the issue of frontiers could never be used again as an argument against Scottish independence. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon opens the Royal Edinburgh Building on the Royal Edinburgh campus, Edinburgh, Britain
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Britain is at a crossroads and the opposition Labour party wants to a close relationship with the rest of Europe after Brexit, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told an audience at the United Nations in Geneva on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the Labour Party Post-Budget Rally
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BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union struck a deal on Friday to move on to talk about trade and a transition period after they agreed the outline of their divorce, easing the pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May. The European Commission said enough progress had been made after the two sides worked through
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LONDON (Reuters) – Uber’s license to operate in the northern English city of Sheffield was suspended last Friday after it failed to respond to requests about the management of the taxi app, the local authority said. A photo illustration shows the Uber app on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain will guarantee rights for as yet unborn children who join EU parents after Brexit and accept EU judges’ rulings on such rights, according to a draft European Parliament resolution seen by Reuters on Thursday. An Anti-Brexit protestor waves EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain December
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