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November 19, 2017 10:50 am gmt |
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Buckingham Palace issued a new photographic portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip on Saturday (November 18) to mark their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary. The couple married at London’s Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after the end of Wor...
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November 16, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates. As a result nearly two-thirds of London’s tech entrepreneurs believe...
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November 15, 2017 10:16 am gmt |
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The husband of an Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran said on Monday (November 13) that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson should not resign over remarks that opponents said might provoke the Islamic Republic to hand the dual national a longer jail term. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a projec...
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November 14, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday (NOvember 13) apologised for causing distress with remarks he made about a Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted b...
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November 13, 2017 7:41 am gmt |
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European business leaders will meet Prime Minister Theresa May later on Monday to voice concerns about the future of UK-EU trade. Experts from groups including the CBI and BusinessEurope will stress the need for a transitional deal that preserves the status quo after Brexit. They will urge the govern...
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November 12, 2017 11:00 am gmt |
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People across the United Kingdom paid tribute in Armistice Day events on Saturday (November 11) to those killed fighting for their country. As Big Ben struck 11 o’clock in London, people at The Cenotaph – the capital’s war memorial – fell silent for two minutes, an act repeate...
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November 10, 2017 9:07 am gmt |
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The chimes of Big Ben started once again on Thursday in London after three months of silence due to restoration work, just in time for Armistice Day. The bell began to chime exactly at 09:00. It chimes again this time to ensure that it strikes at exactly the right time for Armistice Day commemoration...
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November 9, 2017 11:38 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday (November 8) on the final leg of their tour of Southeast Asia and India. Charles and Camilla, having arrived from Malaysia, attended an UK/India Year of Culture event at the British Council...
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November 9, 2017 11:16 am gmt |
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Theresa May is facing a second cabinet reshuffle in a week, as she comes under pressure to say what the Foreign Office knew of Priti Patel’s visit to Israel. Ms Patel resigned as international development secretary on Wednesday after holding a series of unauthorised meetings with Israeli offici...
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November 8, 2017 1:27 pm gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May gained a wax doppelganger on Wednesday (November 8) that projected an air of strength and permanence sorely lacking in her crisis-prone government. The wax figure of May, stepping out of Number 10 Downing Street in a red power suit and leopardskin kitten-heeled shoe...
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November 8, 2017 12:56 pm gmt |
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British aid minister Priti Patel’s political future was in doubt on Wednesday (November 8) over undisclosed meetings she held with Israeli officials, posing a new test of Prime Minister Theresa May’s authority as she negotiates Brexit. Weaker than ever after losing her party’s major...
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November 5, 2017 12:51 pm gmt |
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Italian fashion design duo Dolce & Gabbana switched on the Christmas lights at famous department store Harrods in Knightsbridge in central London, on Thursday (November 2). The two also teamed up with the store to carefully create detailed window displays featuring different scenes from Italian l...
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November 5, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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An effigy of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was burnt at an annual event on Saturday (November 5) organised by a bonfire society in Britain’s south-eastern town of Edenbridge. Thousands of people, some in fancy dress, attended the event, that started with a procession and ended with the bu...
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November 4, 2017 10:19 am gmt |
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British Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has been suspended by the party over unspecified “allegations,” the Tory chief whip says. Julian Smith released a statement Friday, saying, “I have suspended the Conservative party whip from Charlie Elphicke MP following serious allegations that ha...
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November 3, 2017 2:14 pm gmt |
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British and Israeli leaders commemorated the centenary of the Balfour Declaration with a banquet in the gilded halls of London’s Lancaster House mansion on Thursday (November 2). British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed guests at the dinner, hos...