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EU expects delay in Brexit deal beyond October target

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders are likely to have to hold an emergency summit in November to consider any Brexit agreement struck with Britain, missing an informal deadline the previous month, diplomats in Brussels said. European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier attends a media briefing with Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the […]

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EU, Britain name Ireland, future trade ties as key hold-ups in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain on Tuesday named rifts over the Irish border after Brexit and future economic cooperation as the key sticking points in divorce talks, with London saying these issues should be resolved through a political deal. European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier attends a media briefing with Britain’s […]

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Raab hopes Brexit deal with EU still possible in October

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain is confident it can reach a Brexit agreement with the European Union in October, the country’s chief negotiator on leaving the bloc said on Tuesday. Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, brief the media after a meeting at […]

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EU’s Barnier says Brexit must keep bloc’s single market intact

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday any agreement with Britain on their future relationship must respect the bloc’s single market rules. European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier attends a media briefing with Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab, after a meeting at the EU […]

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Britain apologises to migrants removed in Windrush scandal

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said it would formally apologise to 18 members of the “Windrush generation” who were forced to leave or detained because they were not issued with documents when they came to the country from the Caribbean after World War Two. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for the Home Department, Sajid Javid, […]

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EU diplomats expect delay in Brexit deal beyond October target

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders are likely to have to hold an emergency summit in November to consider any Brexit agreement struck with Britain, missing an informal deadline the previous month, diplomats in Brussels said. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator […]

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Britain can’t afford to close door to EU banks after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is expected to keep the door open for European Union banks and investors after Brexit to try to preserve London’s global financial clout, irrespective of whether it gets a good trade deal from the bloc, bankers and industry officials say. FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian shelters under an umbrella in front of […]

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Trump not the isolationist many feared – Hunt

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has not been the isolationist that many feared he would be, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said ahead of his first trip to the United States in the role. Britain’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt arrives in Downing Street in London, February 6, […]

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London tube station shooting injures three people – police

(Reuters) – A shooting at London’s Kingsbury tube station has left three people injured, police said on Monday night, adding that the shooting is “not terror related.” “Police and LAS (London Ambulance Service) were alerted at around 2145hrs on Monday, 20 August, to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, NW9”, the Met police said […]

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UK parliament attack suspect appears in court, charged with attempted murder

LONDON (Reuters) – A Sudanese-born British man appeared in court on Monday to face two charges of attempted murder after a car careered into people and a barrier at Britain’s parliament last week. A police van, believed to be carrying Sudanese-born British national Salih Khater, arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, Britain August 20, […]

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Gatwick, UK’s no.2 airport, shows flights on white boards after IT fails

LONDON (Reuters) – Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest airport, was forced to post flight information on white boards on Monday after an IT glitch meant its digital screens failed. FILE PHOTO: People queue to enter the terminal at Gatwick Airport in southern England, Britain, May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The airport, 30 miles south of London […]

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UK government takes control of crisis-hit prison run by G4S

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has taken over the running of a major prison from contractor G4S after an inspection found it had fallen into a “state of crisis” with prisoners using drugs and violence with near impunity. The Ministry of Justice said on Monday it had taken back the running of HMP Birmingham […]

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May could face trouble over Brexit deal, Conservative lawmaker warns

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May could face trouble getting her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament before exit day unless she changes her proposals, the head of an influential group of pro-Brexit lawmakers said in an interview published on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from […]

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Business leaders’ confidence in UK economy at lowest so far this year – survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Business leaders’ confidence in the British economy has fallen to its lowest point this year reflecting the impact of uncertainty over Britain’s exit deal with the European Union, according to a survey published on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Construction work is seen on high-rise office blocks in the financial district of London, Britain, […]

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Britain’s May could face trouble over Brexit deal, Conservative lawmaker warns

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May could face trouble getting her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament before exit day unless she changes her proposals, the head of an influential group of pro-Brexit lawmakers said in an interview published on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from […]

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UK hopes to pick up Brexit talks pace with Raab-Barnier meeting on Tuesday

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit minister Dominic Raab will travel to Brussels on Tuesday in a bid to pick up the pace of Brexit talks with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and European […]

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Superdry co-founder gives 1 million pounds to campaign for second Brexit vote

LONDON (Reuters) – The co-founder of fashion brand Superdry is donating a million pounds ($1.28 million) to the campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit deal, the Observer newspaper reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a Superdry fashion store in Berlin, Germany, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch “I’m putting some of […]

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Man to appear in court on Monday over UK parliament car incident

LONDON (Reuters) – Sudanese-born British national Salih Khater was charged with two counts of attempted murder on Saturday and will appear in court on Monday after a car careered into people and a barrier at Britain’s parliament earlier this week, police said. Khater will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with the attempted […]

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UK court issues asset freeze order against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank – law firm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Commercial Court in London has ordered a freeze of assets owned by brothers Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, secured against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank (VZRZ.MM) and other international assets, a law firm representing investors said. The order was obtained by London law firm Withers, which applied for the freezing order on behalf of […]

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Scotland’s Ayrshire to give free tampons to tackle period poverty

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s North Ayrshire Council has become the first local authority in Britain to provide free sanitary provision in public buildings, hoping to tackle “period poverty”. FILE PHOTO: Feminine hygiene products are seen in a pharmacy in London, Britain March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo The council said on Friday women and girls […]