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September 26, 2018 6:43 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Tuesday (September 25) that she would prefer a ‘no-deal’ Brexit to the offer currently put forward by the European Union, stressing that Britain needs to see counter-proposals from the EU to move Brexit negotiations forward. Speaking to reporters in...
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July 20, 2018 6:07 am gmt |
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Rampant corruption during the former Rajapaksa-regime has rocked the British Parliament too and is threatening to undermine the government of Prime Minister Theresa May, according to foreign media reports. A British MP is likely to lose his seat following revelations that he and his family accepted l...
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July 7, 2018 5:35 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will gather her senior ministers for talks on Friday that she hopes will settle differences in her fractious cabinet about Brexit and unblock stalled talks with the European Union. The aim is to agree a position on how far to split from the EU after Britain leaves t...
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July 6, 2018 6:38 am gmt |
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Britain has demanded that Russia provide details about the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former double agent and his daughter after two British citizens were struck down with the same poison. The two Britons, a 44-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, fell critically ill after handling what police...
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July 4, 2018 6:50 am gmt |
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Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Wednesday (July 4) that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa, in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriates’ same-sex partners to move to the financial hub. The British woman, known as QT, sued the director of immigration in 2...
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June 30, 2018 9:31 am gmt |
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The UK saw another hot day on Friday (June 29) with temperatures reaching 27C (80.6F) in the capital. The heatwave brought out office workers and sunbathers in London, who were enjoying ice creams and cold drinks in the sun. On Thursday (June 28) all four UK nations saw temperatures over 30C (86F) fo...
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June 21, 2018 8:53 am gmt |
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The British Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill on the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. The EU Withdrawal Bill had gone through rounds of debate in the British Parliament. On Wednesday lawmakers in the House of Commons, the lower parliament chamber, voted 319 to 303 to reject an amend...
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June 19, 2018 9:36 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the Garter Day ceremony at St. George’s Chapel near Windsor Castle on Monday (June 16), along with other members of the royal family. In attendance were Prince William, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall as well as Charles’...
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May 23, 2018 10:29 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – appeared at their first official engagement since marrying last weekend when they attended an event in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (May 22). The couple, whose wedding in Windsor ...
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May 22, 2018 9:05 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the Chelsea Flower show at the Royal Hospital in London on Monday (May 21), her first official engagement since her grandson Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle in Windsor on Saturday (May 19). The queen, who is patron of the Royal Horticultural Soc...
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May 21, 2018 6:29 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in Buenos Aires on Sunday (May 20) where he paid homage to the Argentine soldiers who died in the conflict between Britain and Argentina at the memorial dedicated to them. Johnson and Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie laid a wreath at the somber memor...
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May 20, 2018 9:56 am gmt |
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Residents of the Falkland Islands gathered early on Saturday (May 19) to watch the royal wedding as Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a bl...
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May 10, 2018 7:13 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince William unveiled a plaque at London Bridge Station on Wednesday (May 9) to mark the official re-opening of the area after significant redevelopment. The Duke was greeted by the UK’s Transport Minister Chris Grayling and Network Rail Chief Executive Mark Carne before walki...
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May 9, 2018 9:16 am gmt |
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Children in rural Rwanda fondly remember soon-to-be princess Meghan Markle who, as a Global Ambassador for World Vision, visited villages where the charity is expanding access to clean water. The former U.S. actress, who will marry Prince Harry on May 19, visited Rwanda with World Vision in 2016, dur...
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May 8, 2018 6:19 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in Washington on Monday (May 7) to appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but they could be addressed given time. Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks at th...