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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain pitched a new strategy for industry on Monday, pledging greater state intervention to tackle weak productivity and to help the world’s sixth largest economy cope with the upheaval of leaving the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends a bilateral meeting during the Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his U.S. actress girlfriend Meghan Markle announced on Monday they were engaged and would get married in the spring of next year. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry (R) sits with girlfriend actress Meghan Markle to watch a wheelchair tennis event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar “is doing everything he can” to avoid a snap general election, his spokesman said, but the crisis that has brought his minority government to the brink showed no obvious sign of resolution on Sunday. Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar speaks at the FemFest conference in Dublin,
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Support for Ireland’s governing Fine Gael party fell in a poll on Saturday as a political crisis that has left the country three days away from the calling of a snap election showed no sign of being resolved. FILE PHOTO – Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar speaks at the FemFest conference
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LONDON (Reuters) – Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London’s Oxford Street on Friday evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired in the area, but police said later they had found no evidence of gunfire or casualties. Armed police officersstand on Oxford Street, London, Britain November 24, 2017.
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Brexit talks were making progress but that there were outstanding issues on the divorce settlement and the border with EU member Ireland. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk attend a bilateral meeting during the Eastern Partnership summit at
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day deadline to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit. Without a deal next month, time will be very tight to agree arrangements before Britain leaves the EU
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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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