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U.S. ambassador says Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth on UK visit

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Britain next month, the U.S. ambassador in London told Sky News on Wednesday. Horse Racing – Royal Ascot – Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain – June 19, 2018 Britain’s Queen Elizabeth arrives at Ascot racecourse REUTERS/Paul Childs Trump is due in […]

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May faces down pro-EU rebel MPss to win Brexit vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her divided government’s plans to end more than 40 years of British partnership with the European Union on track. Pro-remain supporters wave EU flags outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls […]

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Ambassador says Trump to meet Queen during UK visit – Sky News

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Britain next month, the U.S. ambassador in London told Sky News on Wednesday. Horse Racing – Royal Ascot – Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain – June 19, 2018 Britain’s Queen Elizabeth arrives at Ascot racecourse REUTERS/Paul Childs Trump is due in […]

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May wins Brexit vote in parliament

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her deeply divided government’s plans to end Britain’s more than 40 years of partnership with the European Union on track. Pro-remain supporters wave EU flags outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Henry […]

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May looks set for Brexit victory in parliament

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to win a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her deeply divided government’s plans to end Britain’s more than 40 years of partnership with the European Union on track. Pro-remain supporters wave EU flags outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, June […]

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Blood, sweat and accessories – artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion

LONDON (Reuters) – Struggling to make your fashion more personal? No sweat. A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions. Sweat crystals grow on a pair of ballet shoes, as part of a collection by Alice Potts that imagines a future where accessories are grown […]

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Report finds 456 lives shortened in UK hospital by unjustified drug use

GOSPORT (Reuters) – More than 450 patients died prematurely in a British hospital after they were given powerful painkillers for no medical reason in what a damning report found was a “disregard for human life”. The exterior of Gosport War Memorial Hospital can be seen here in Gosport, Britain, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls An […]

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Government moves to calm fears over Brexit bill

LONDON (Reuters) – Government moved to calm fears in parliament over its proposal for a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal on Wednesday, saying MPs may be able to change ministers’ plans in the event of a no deal with the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, […]

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Hadrian’s Wall being damaged by ‘nighthawk’ metal detectorists

LONDON (Reuters) – Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago to defend the northern limits of their empire, is being damaged by illegal metal detectorists. Walkers pass by Hadrian’s Wall, near the border between Scotland and England, May 2, 2007. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN) Archaeologists from the Historic England conservation group have called […]

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UK’s Prince Louis to be christened next month, palace says

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Louis, the third child of Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate, will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury next month, Kensington Palace said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital with their new baby boy, Prince […]

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Man arrested over ‘drill battery’ explosion at London station

LONDON (Reuters) – A man has been arrested over a small explosion at a London underground station on Tuesday which police said was likely to have been caused by a battery malfunction. FILE PHOTO: Police attend the scene after several people were injured after a small explosion at Southgate Underground station in north London, Britain […]

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Upper chamber to debate Brexit laws later on Wednesday

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s upper house of parliament will consider any changes made to proposed Brexit laws on Wednesday evening, shortly after they have been voted upon by the lower house of parliament, the opposition Labour Party said. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Royal Free Hospital, London June 18, 2018. Stefan Rousseau/Pool […]

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Half of UK employers expect they will struggle to find staff – REC

LONDON (Reuters) – Half of British employers think they will struggle to find the permanent staff they need, the biggest proportion since early 2017, a survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed on Wednesday. A closed down retail unit for rent is seen in Stockport, near Manchester, Britain June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble […]

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May faces new battle in parliament over Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with rebels in her Conservative party on Wednesday after refusing to accept demands for parliament to have a “meaningful vote” on Brexit that could stop Britain crashing out of the European Union with no deal. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing […]

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‘Cloud Gate’ sculptor Kapoor sues NRA over recruiting video

(Reuters) – The British sculptor Anish Kapoor sued the National Rifle Association of America on Tuesday, accusing it of using his “Cloud Gate” sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park in a recruiting video without permission. FILE PHOTO – People pose for photos at the Cloud Gate public sculpture on a sunny day in Millennium Park in […]

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UK police see no indication of terrorism in London blast

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said on Tuesday a “small number of people” were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a minor explosion at an underground station in north London. Police officers are seen after a minor explosion was reported at Southgate underground station, London, Britain June 19 2018, in this picture obtained […]

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Labour could order biggest shake up of Bank of England remit in two decades

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party is considering asking the Bank of England to target productivity to help boost the economy if it wins power, in what would be the most radical change to the central bank’s remit in more than two decades. FILE PHOTO: The Bank of England is seen in London, Britain, […]

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‘Small number of people’ being treated after London blast – UK police

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said on Tuesday a “small number of people” were receiving medical treatment after what they described as a minor explosion at an underground station in north London. Police officers are seen after a minor explosion was reported at Southgate underground station, London, Britain June 19 2018, in this picture obtained […]

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Meghan Markle makes Ascot racing debut in royal procession

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan Markle made her debut on Tuesday at one of the English social season’s blue riband events, Royal Ascot, joining her husband Prince Harry in a horse-drawn carriage for the traditional procession along the course at the start of the five-day race meeting. Horse Racing – Royal Ascot – Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, […]

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EU leaders worried over Irish border issue in Brexit talks – draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will express concern on Friday over a lack of progress in talks with London on how to avoid reimposing controls at the border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Brexit. FILE PHOTO: A defaced ‘Welcome to Northern Ireland’ sign stands on the border in Middletown, Northern […]