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LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May’s pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May’s party spoke out against the government during a symbolic debate in parliament by demanding changes or even
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away. Weakened by losing her Conservative Party’s majority in a June election
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LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May’s pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May’s party spoke out against the government during a symbolic debate in parliament by demanding changes or even
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Football Association made a public apology to England women’s soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were “discriminatory on grounds of race” made to them by former manager Mark Sampson. Senior FA officials later admitted to failings as they came under fire from MPs at a
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – A British-Iranian charity worker serving a jail sentence in Tehran received a letter from ex-prime minister David Cameron that showed she had ties to the British government, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, according to Mizan, the news site of the Iranian judiciary. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation,
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(Reuters) – Sainsbury‘s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket group behind Tesco, is seeking to cut up to 2,000 jobs mainly in its payroll and human resources departments, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. Sainsbury’s is consulting on measures that would lead to a loss of 1,400 jobs by removing all in-store human resource and payroll clerk
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LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Theresa May will make a pitch to fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she tries to break a deadlock in Brexit talks that has left Britain’s future trading position up in the air. But EU officials expect no movement in negotiating positions from either side before the other 27 leaders
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LUXEMBOURG/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union told Britain on Tuesday it must make more concessions in talks over its departure from the bloc, offering little hope of a breakthrough for Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit later this week. May travelled to Brussels on Monday for dinner with senior EU officials, hoping to nudge
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union should be stepped up. A joint statement described a “constructive and friendly” two-hour meeting, during which they “reviewed the progress made in
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LONDON (Reuters) – The owner of failed British airline Monarch should, in principle, foot some of the bill for a massive repatriation effort co-ordinated by the country’s aviation authority, British transport minister Chris Grayling said on Monday. Monarch collapsed two weeks ago, wrecking the holiday plans of hundreds of thousands of Britons, a year after
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LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, danced with Paddington Bear on Monday, delighting children on her return to royal duties after suffering acute morning sickness. Kate, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince William, last week made her first public appearance since it was announced in September she was expecting the couple’s third child
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Furniture retailer IKEA Group has raised prices in Britain to compensate for a slump in sterling after the country’s decision to leave the European Union, which has pushed up import costs. An IKEA spokeswoman said prices had been increased by 3 percent. IKEA imports many of the products it sell in Britain,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Parliament will block Britain from leaving the European Union without an exit deal, the opposition Labour Party’s finance policy chief said on Sunday. Negotiations are deadlocked between Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the EU on securing a divorce settlement and agreement on future relations, raising the prospect that Britain could walk
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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday for talks with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties. May’s office said the meeting was long planned but gave no details.
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Sunday that they did not recognise comments criticising Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attributed to a DUP source in a newspaper report. “We don’t recognise this anonymous and inaccurate briefing as coming from any DUP parliamentary source,” said a spokesman for the DUP
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LONDON (Reuters) – Parliament will block Britain from leaving the European Union without an exit deal, the opposition Labour Party’s finance policy chief said on Sunday. Negotiations are deadlocked between Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the EU on securing a divorce settlement and agreement on future relations, raising the prospect that Britain could walk
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LONDON (Reuters) – A small Northern Irish party which is keeping Britain’s government in power has concerns over Chancellor Philip Hammond, saying he is causing unnecessary division over Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph reported, citing sources in the party. British Prime Minister Theresa May must warn Hammond he faces the sack unless he changes his approach
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LONDON (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] lodged a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in its most important European market, the first stop on what is set to be a long legal road. Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain will be offered a goodwill gesture at a European Union summit next week, European nations agreed on Friday, seeking to break the deadlock over Brexit, but no watering down of their demand for tens of billions of euros they say Britain owes. British Prime Minister Theresa May also indicated she might
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LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Moscow later this year to discuss international security issues, the British government said on Friday. Johnson cancelled what would have been the first visit to Russia in five years by a British foreign secretary in April due to a poison gas attack in a
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