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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union threw its weight behind Ireland in Brexit negotiations on Friday as a looming parliamentary defeat for the Irish government threatened to disrupt Britain’s timetable for a deal with Brussels. A standoff between Dublin and London over how much detail Britain must give on its plans to avoid a disruptive
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LONDON (Reuters) – Iran has told jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe that she will appear in court next month accused of spreading propaganda, her husband, Richard, said on Thursday. Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is seen in an undated photograph handed out by her family. Ratcliffe Family Handout via REUTERS “She’s been told she
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A journalist poses with a copy of the Brexit Article 50 bill, introduced by the government to seek parliamentary approval
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain must not get bogged down haggling over “pennies” in settling its Brexit divorce bill and focus instead on the “big pounds” that a trade deal with Europe would bring, the new Lord Mayor of London said. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May walks with Charles Bowman, the Lord Mayor of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain needs to set out plans to make sure its lawyers can keep working across Europe after Brexit, a lobby group said on Thursday. TheCityUK said Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union should also not threaten the international dominance of English law and the prospects of an industry that generated 31.5 billion
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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LONDON (Reuters) – British councils will be able to double an annual charge paid by homeowners who leave their properties empty, in a new levy which could hit foreign buyers, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. An apartment block is constructed behind a row of traditional properties in central London December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce on Wednesday how much he can afford to help unhappy voters as he faces a potentially sharp deterioration in the economy’s growth prospects. Britain’s Finance Minister Philip Hammond prepares his 2017 budget speech in his office in Downing Street, London, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christopher Furlong/Pool Hammond, who
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government averted a rebellion in parliament on Tuesday over plans to ditch the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, promising to review its approach and make changes if needed. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File
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AMMAN (Reuters) – At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser – as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global. Laura Dauban, deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom to Jordan plays with Lawrence of Abdoun, the first diplo-cat to be
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LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure to help weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in this week’s budget, promised to speed up house building and said he had some room to help voters despite his squeeze on public finances. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends the BBC’s Marr Show in
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