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January 14, 2018 11:34 am gmt |
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Protesters shouting slogans supporting U.S. President Donald Trump and Brexit interrupted a speech by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in London on Saturday (January 13). Khan’s speech on gender equality at the Fabian Society, a left-wing thinktank, was disrupted by a small group of protesters ...
In Britain
January 13, 2018 9:06 am gmt |
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Londoners on Friday (January 12) welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a planned visit to the UK next month to open the new embassy. “We don’t want him here,” local resident Maggy Moody told Reuters near to the new U.S. embassy site in Vauxhall in south Lon...
In Britain
January 12, 2018 8:26 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the U.S. embassy in the British capital. “(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Ad...
In Britain
January 11, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has urged European companies with commercial links to the UK to start preparing for increased “friction” in trade. But officials in a number of European capitals are open to considering plans to allow access to the single market in re...
In Britain
January 9, 2018 8:22 am gmt |
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Flames tore through a paint factory in north London on Monday (January 8) night. London Fire Brigade told local people to stay indoors with their windows shut as thick black smoke poured from the building in the Staples Corner area. A total of 15 tenders and almost 100 firefighters tackled the blaze....
In Britain
January 8, 2018 9:33 am gmt |
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Theresa May is to reshuffle her cabinet on Monday, with a number of new faces expected to join her top team. No 10 has described reports Education Secretary Justine Greening and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will be among those moved as “all guesswork”. Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Amber...
In Britain
December 30, 2017 9:57 am gmt |
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Brexit is “infecting” the whole conduct of government, Lord Adonis has told the BBC in the wake of his resignation as infrastructure adviser.  The former Labour minister quit his role as chairman of the government’s Infrastructure Commission with an attack on Theresa May’s str...
In Britain
December 29, 2017 12:11 pm gmt |
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Heavy snow hit the UK today, leaving ‘hazardous conditions’ and major roads closed – and there is more on the way. The Met Office has issued a further warning for ice, snow and heavy rain overnight, into Thursday and Friday. They warned: “Icy patches are expected on Wednesday ...
In Britain
December 28, 2017 11:21 am gmt |
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The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation’s electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal. The rise of renewable energy helped break 13 clean energy records in 2017. In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas ...
In Britain
December 26, 2017 9:32 am gmt |
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A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday (December 26), adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period. The frigate HMS St Albans departed on Dec. 23 to track ...
In Britain
December 25, 2017 9:38 am gmt |
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The Queen will pay tribute to London and Manchester in her Christmas Day broadcast for the way in which they dealt with this year’s terror attacks. Looking back over 2017, she will say both cities’ “powerful identities” have “shone through” adversity. The Queen wil...
In Britain
December 24, 2017 11:02 am gmt |
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An aardvark was killed and four meerkats are missing after a blaze tore through part of London Zoo early on Saturday (December 23), shutting the British capital’s popular tourist attraction until further notice as staff assesses the damage. The fire broke out shortly after 0600 GMT at the zoo&#...
In Britain
December 23, 2017 10:31 am gmt |
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The “Big Ben” bell in the British parliament’s famous clock tower chimed after months of silence on Saturday (December 23) to celebrate the Christmas season. The Great Bell will resume service until 1 p.m. (1200 GMT) on New Year’s Day after it ceased its regular bongs at noon ...
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December 22, 2017 11:35 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May visited with British troops and their families stationed at the Akrotiri air force base in Cyprus on Friday (December 22). Days before Christmas, May sat and spoke with the children and their parents at a nursery school on the base. Earlier she gave a speech to the ...
In Britain
December 18, 2017 7:35 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry sat down with former United States president Barack Obama for an interview during the Invictus Games in September in Toronto, Canada. According to the Kensington Palace, the conversation took a look at the former president’s last day in office and his plans for life...
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December 17, 2017 9:02 am gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday (December 16) it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for a future trade deal with the European Union, rather than copying existing arrangements like the Canada-EU deal. The European Union agreed on Friday (December 15...
In Britain
December 16, 2017 9:32 am gmt |
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China and the UK talked up increased cooperation at the opening of the UK-China Economic Financial dialogue in Beijing on Saturday (December 16). Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai delivered opening remarks at the event and said both sides...
In Britain
December 11, 2017 9:08 am gmt |
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Heavy snow in Britain caused massive travel disruptions on Sunday. Large parts of the country saw snow on Sunday, including Wales, the Midlands and parts of northern and eastern England. In Wales, accumulated snow reached nearly 30 centimeters high. Four major subway lines in London experienced long ...
In Britain
December 10, 2017 6:07 am gmt |
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British foreign minister Boris Johnson held talks on Saturday (December 9) with his Iranian counterpart and other officials, during a visit to Iran where he is expected to seek the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. After meeting Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Za...