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BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine made traditional German pretzels and coxed rival teams in a rowing boat race in the southern university town of Heidelberg as part of a three-day tour through Germany. William, second in line to the British throne, and Catherine took a lesson in pretzel-making from apprentices
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on Sept. 7 on legislation which will sever the country’s ties with the European Union, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursday. The repeal bill is central to the government’s plan to exit the EU in 2019, disentangling
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British and EU negotiators will not announce major breakthroughs on Thursday in their public account of this week’s first round of Brexit talks in Brussels, officials said on Wednesday. “Constructive”, “polite” and “a good start” were typical comments from some of those involved since Monday in detailed discussions on a range of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and British officials will meet in Washington on Monday for the first meeting of a new trade and investment working group to explore a possible trade agreement between the countries after Brexit, a U.S. official said. The official from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, who asked not to be named, said
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SHEPPERTON, England (Reuters) – Six old-fashioned skiffs interrupted the sleepy pace of life on a stretch of the river Thames on Monday as teams embarked on the annual “upping” – a combined census and health visit for swans. The upping sees three teams, one representing Queen Elizabeth and one each representing the old trade associations
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British government should disclose what post-Brexit reassurances it offered Japanese carmaker Toyota (7203.T) ahead of a 240-million pound investment in its English car plant, two parliamentary committee heads said on Monday. On Friday, Reuters cited two sources saying that Britain had helped to secure an investment in the firm’s Burnaston car
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WARSAW (Reuters) – Prince William took his young family to Warsaw on Monday for a four-day tour of Poland and Germany that will take in World War Two memorials and meetings with locals. Prince George, who turns four this month, walked down the steps of the plane while his two-year-old sister, Charlotte, was carried down
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LONDON (Reuters) – Senior British government ministers are becoming convinced of the need for transitional arrangements to reduce disruption as Britain leaves the European Union, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Sunday. Hammond, who supported remaining in the EU at last year’s referendum, is seen as the voice of a so-called ‘soft Brexit’ within Prime Minister
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LONDON (Reuters) – Want to find your nearest rotting human carcass, strung up for public display? Academics from Bristol in southwest England have developed a mobile phone app that alerts walkers when they pass some of the goriest sites from the region’s history. As part of a project called “Romancing the Gibbet”, the University of
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