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March 29, 2017 11:27 am gmt |
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May left her residence at 10 Downing Street to file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday (March 29), pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Nine months after Britons...
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March 28, 2017 10:29 am gmt |
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Britain released its new 1-pound coin on Tuesday (March 28), modelled on the country’s historic three penny piece. The new pound’s twelve-sided shape composed of two different coloured metals will help with efforts to crack down on fake currency, the finance ministry said. The current pou...
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March 27, 2017 12:34 pm gmt |
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Theresa May will meet Nicola Sturgeon for the first time since she blocked Scotland’s bid for a second independence referendum, on a visit today (Monday 27). The eagerly awaited talks between the two leaders will take place ahead of the Edinburgh Parliament making its formal demand for a poll aimed a...
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March 26, 2017 12:38 pm gmt |
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Tens of thousands of pro-European Union protesters marched through central London to parliament on Saturday (March 25), as the clock ticks toward the triggering of Article 50. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to file formal exit papers from the bloc on Wednesday (March 29). Protesters waved ...
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March 25, 2017 12:46 pm gmt |
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Police officers in London laid flowers on Friday (March 24) at Parliament Square in memory of Keith Palmer, the police officer killed in the Westminster attack. The attacker plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain’s parliament on Wednesday (Marc...
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March 23, 2017 8:42 am gmt |
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Parliament attack: London police tight security Westminster Bridge in the heart of London remained closed on Thursday (March 23) as a heavy police operation surrounded the Houses of Parliament following Wednesday’s attack. Vehicles left stranded near parliament were towed away. Five people were...
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March 21, 2017 11:15 am gmt |
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The Northern Ireland peace process could not have happened without the late Martin McGuinness, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday (March 21). The former IRA guerilla turned Sinn Fein peace negotiator died of a rare heart condition. “The quality of strength and determinatio...
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March 20, 2017 11:02 am gmt |
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London police simulated the hijacking of a tourist boat on the River Thames on Sunday (March 19) as part of training for a possible terrorist attack. The Metropolitan Police said more than 200 police officers and staff took part in the exercise on Sunday, along with Special Boat Service commandos, th...
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March 19, 2017 2:35 pm gmt |
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Nearly 2,600 British war veterans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during the US-led invasion of the two countries have been imprisoned over the past year over committing violent crimes as well as sexual offences. The figure represents between four and five percent of Britain’s total prison populatio...
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March 18, 2017 8:50 am gmt |
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Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Catherine attended a dinner in Paris hosted by the British Ambassador to France, Lord Edward Llewellyn, on Friday (March 17). The event, held at the British embassy, was also attended by British actress Kristin Scott Thomas and French actor Je...
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March 17, 2017 4:15 pm gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday (March 17) told her Conservative Party’s spring forum that she would unite the country, deeply divided over last year’s referendum vote to leave the European Union. Delegates applauded loudly when May said she would trigger Article 50 within th...
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March 16, 2017 11:27 am gmt |
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The Queen will sign the Article 50 Bill into law on Thursday (March 16), clearing the way for Theresa May to formally start Britain’s divorce from the European Union. The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was passed by MPs and peers on Monday with Royal Assent expected at 11am GM...
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March 14, 2017 11:18 am gmt |
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Around 200 protesters demonstrated outside parliament for the rights of the 3 million European Union nationals living in Britain, as British lawmakers debated the government’s Brexit bill inside the House of Commons on Monday evening (March 13). Waving placards reading “People Not Bargain...
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March 13, 2017 12:43 pm gmt |
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The Scottish leader said she expected a referendum to take place sometime between fall next year and spring 2019. In a speech in Edinburgh, the First Minister said that the language of partnership from the United Kingdom had “gone completely” in relation to Scotland’s view on Brexit...
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March 10, 2017 10:53 am gmt |
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British citizens should be allowed to keep the benefits of EU membership, according to the chief Brexit negotiator at the European Parliament. Guy Verhofstadt said allowing individuals to keep rights, such as freedom to travel and vote in European elections should be a priority. The former Belgian pr...