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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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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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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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(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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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson concluded a five-day charm offensive in Latin America on Wednesday by expressing interest in a trade agreement with Chile and other countries in Latin America’s so-called Pacific Alliance. Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera and Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson shake hands in Santiago, Chile, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor Philip Hammond rejected a call from a leading employers group on Tuesday to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit, saying it was not needed to keep trade running smoothly. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends a meeting of regional leaders of the financial
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina and Britain are analysing five South American airlines’ proposals for new flights between the Falkland Islands and Argentina, Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said on Tuesday. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie shake hands during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 22, 2018.
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalising Ireland’s abortion regime of trying to dupe voters into thinking the government could still change the laws even if they voted ‘No’. A woman walks past a pro-life poster in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s telecoms industry needs to make ‘full-fibre’ broadband available to 15 million homes and businesses by 2025, finance minister Philip Hammond is set to announce to business leaders later on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond talks to staff during a visit to Nucleus Finance in Edinburgh, Scotland,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British chief executives have turned more pessimistic about the growth outlook for the next few years, largely due to worries around economic nationalism and Brexit, a survey from accountants KPMG showed on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man takes a photograph of the Canary Wharf financial district from Greenwich Park in London, Britain,
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LONDON (Reuters) – MPs want their European counterparts to quiz Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about a scandal over improper use of millions of Facebook users’ data, as he will not give evidence in London himself. Zuckerberg will be in Europe to defend the company after alleged misuse of its data by Cambridge Analytica, a British
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LONDON (Reuters) – Survivors of London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire wept on Monday as they listened to a bereaved father pay tribute to his baby son and heard a recording of another victim making his last phone call from the burning building. FILE PHOTO: Workers stand inside the burnt out remains of the Grenfell tower
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LONDON (Reuters) – Costs for hiring bankers, accountants and lawyers from outside Britain will soar after Brexit and threaten London’s standing as a global financial centre unless the immigration system is urgently reformed, a report said on Monday. The Canary Wharf financial district is reflected in the river Thames on a sunny morning in London,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government’s efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow’s aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday. The sun is seen rising over skyscrapers in the City of London financial district in London, Britain,
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MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – British authorities, whose relations with Moscow have been strained, are yet to renew Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s visa after it expired last month, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Britain Football Soccer – Chelsea v Sunderland – Premier League – Stamford Bridge – 21/5/17 Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich applauds fans
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LONDON (Reuters) – Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would again consider another vote on independence for Scotland when the British government offers some certainty over Brexit. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event, in London, Britain May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Speaking on ITV television’s Peston on
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional. After a day that saw the couple exchange vows in a medieval chapel at Windsor
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