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ROME (Reuters) – The European Union wants Britain to end uncertainties over the terms of its exit from the bloc, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday. Barnier told the Italian parliament he was looking forward in a “constructive spirit” to a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May in Florence on
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair (RYA.I) is considering forcing 500 pilots to change their holiday plans to avoid risking additional flight delays, Chief Executive Michael O‘Leary said on Thursday. Ryanair this week offered pilots a bonus to work 10 additional days to alleviate a pilot shortage that has caused the cancellation of over 2,000 flights in
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May urged social media companies on Wednesday to more swiftly remove “terrorist content” from the internet, with the aim of stopping it from being uploaded in the first place. “The tech companies have made significant progress on this issue, but we need to go further and faster to
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LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com (AMZN.O) said on Wednesday it was reviewing its website after an investigation found that it could help users buy the ingredients to make a bomb using its “Frequently bought together” and “Customers who bought this also bought” features. Britain’s Channel 4 News found the online retailer’s algorithm was suggesting items that
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LONDON (Reuters) – British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, boosting chances the Bank of England will raise interest rates for the first time in a decade at its next meeting. More downbeat news, however, came from a BoE survey which showed no sign that wages were likely to grow much more quickly, tempering a
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LONDON (Reuters) – British employers are their most pessimistic about the outlook for the economy since last year’s Brexit vote and want clarity about the departure from the European Union, a survey showed on Wednesday. However confidence in hiring and investment remained stable this month, the survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, representing recruitment
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NEWLYN, England/PARIS (Reuters) – For the fishermen of this small port on the toe of England, Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was an answer to their prayers. After 45 years chafing under what they saw as unfair quotas in one of the world’s richest fishing grounds, the UK government would finally, in the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Already facing the grim task of sifting through debris to find human remains at Grenfell Tower, the London social housing block where a fire killed about 80 people, police are now also having to investigate suspected thefts from survivors’ apartments. Home to a poor, multi-ethnic community within one of London’s richest boroughs,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Liberal Democrats are to set out on Tuesday their plan to stop Brexit, with party leader Vince Cable appealing to opponents in all parties to put aside “tribal differences” and fight a divorce from the European Union. The fourth largest party with 12 representatives in the 650-seat parliament, the Liberal Democrats
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Liberal Democrats are to set out on Tuesday their plan to stop Brexit, with party leader Vince Cable appealing to opponents in all parties to put aside “tribal differences” and fight a divorce from the European Union. The fourth largest party with 12 representatives in the 650-seat parliament, the Liberal Democrats
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Britain’s top official at its Brexit ministry as her EU adviser to “strengthen cross government coordination of the next phase of talks with the European Union”, a government spokesman said on Monday. May, whose position was weakened after losing her governing Conservative Party’s majority at a
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LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers on Monday urged the government to address the status of cross-border pensions and insurance contracts after Brexit, saying time to make changes ensuring people continued to be paid was running out. While Britain is not due to leave the European Union until March 2019, insurers have said that, due to
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson was accused by cabinet colleagues on Sunday of “backseat driving” on Brexit after setting out his own vision of the country’s future outside the European Union. Only days before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to speak in Italy about Britain’s planned EU departure, Johnson on Saturday
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police arrested a second man over the bombing of a London commuter train on Friday that injured 30 people and the security services lowered the threat level for an attack from its highest setting. The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain’s terrorism laws in the west London suburb of Hounslow just
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LONDON (Reuters) – A second man has been arrested over Friday’s bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people and Britain remained on its highest level of alert on Sunday with soldiers helping provide security. The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain’s Terrorism Act in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a “glorious” Brexit on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge Prime Minister Theresa May for the leadership of the Conservative party. With May due to set out her vision for Brexit in a speech in the Italian city
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain deployed hundreds of soldiers at strategic sites on Saturday to free up police to hunt those behind a bomb which injured 29 people on a packed commuter train in London and triggered the country’s highest security level. Prime Minister Theresa May said the critical threat level meant an attack may be
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