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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Thursday morning to discuss the political crisis in Northern Ireland, May’s spokesman said. During his time as president, Clinton played a central role in brokering peace in the British province, where a power-sharing administration collapsed in January and opposing
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LONDON (Reuters) – Over four million people in Britain are having difficulties paying their monthly bills, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Wednesday, at a time when inflation is rising and interest rates may follow. The financial regulator said that younger consumers and renters were among the most financially stretched, with those in difficulty
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – A British-Iranian charity worker serving a jail sentence in Tehran received a letter from ex-prime minister David Cameron that showed she had ties to the British government, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, according to Mizan, the news site of the Iranian judiciary. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation,
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(Reuters) – Sainsbury‘s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket group behind Tesco, is seeking to cut up to 2,000 jobs, mainly in its payroll and human resources departments, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. Sainsbury’s is consulting on measures that would lead to a loss of 1,400 jobs by removing all in-store human resource and payroll clerk
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LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Theresa May will make a pitch to fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she tries to break a deadlock in Brexit talks that has left Britain’s future trading position up in the air. But EU officials expect no movement in negotiating positions from either side before the other 27 leaders
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LUXEMBOURG/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union told Britain on Tuesday it must make more concessions in talks over its departure from the bloc, offering little hope of a breakthrough for Prime Minister Theresa May at a summit later this week. May travelled to Brussels on Monday for dinner with senior EU officials, hoping to nudge
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union should be stepped up. A joint statement described a “constructive and friendly” two-hour meeting, during which they “reviewed the progress made in
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to offer new concessions to Brussels over the terms of Britain’s divorce from the European Union when she meets European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker over dinner on Monday, her spokesman indicated. After deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash May’s hopes that a summit later this
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(Reuters) – Capita (CPI.L) staff represented by British trade union Unite will go on strike after talks with the company over changes to its defined benefit pension scheme failed, the union said on Monday. The planned nine-day strike is due to begin from Oct. 28. Last month, members voted to take strike action in a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Parliament will block Britain from leaving the European Union without an exit deal, the opposition Labour Party’s finance policy chief said on Sunday. Negotiations are deadlocked between Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the EU on securing a divorce settlement and agreement on future relations, raising the prospect that Britain could walk
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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday for talks with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties. May’s office said the meeting was long planned but gave no details.
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Sunday that they did not recognise comments criticising Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attributed to a DUP source in a newspaper report. “We don’t recognise this anonymous and inaccurate briefing as coming from any DUP parliamentary source,” said a spokesman for the DUP
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LONDON (Reuters) – A small Northern Irish party which is keeping Britain’s government in power has concerns over Chancellor Philip Hammond, saying he is causing unnecessary division over Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph reported, citing sources in the party. British Prime Minister Theresa May must warn Hammond he faces the sack unless he changes his approach
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain will be offered a goodwill gesture at a European Union summit next week, European nations agreed on Friday, seeking to break the deadlock over Brexit, but no watering down of their demand for tens of billions of euros they say Britain owes. British Prime Minister Theresa May also indicated she might
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LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments wrangled on Friday over a goodwill gesture to Theresa May that some hope might break deadlock in Brexit talks but others fear may let Britain dodge demands for tens of billions of euros. The British prime minister indicated she too might make a move at next week’s Brussels summit. A
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LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Moscow later this year to discuss international security issues, the British government said on Friday. Johnson cancelled what would have been the first visit to Russia in five years by a British foreign secretary in April due to a poison gas attack in a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond apologised for describing the European Union as “the enemy” in the Brexit negotiations, an embarrassing stumble for a man who is under fire from within his own party over his approach to the talks. In an interview with Sky News television on Friday, Hammond tried to
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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Britain must commit to paying what it owes to the European Union before talks can begin about a future relationship with the bloc after Brexit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday. “The British are discovering, as we are, day after day new problems. That’s the reason why this process will
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