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January 16, 2017 12:14 pm gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May gained support from US President-elect Donald Trump over her Brexit course but sterling plunged on Monday (Jan 16) on fears that Britain could be on a collision course with its EU allies. Trump said Britain leaving the EU would “end up as a great thing” and prom...
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January 14, 2017 9:41 am gmt |
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Lord Snowdon, Society  photographer former husband of Queen Elizabeth’s late younger sister Princess Margaret has died aged 86, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday (Jan 13). Born Antony Armstrong-Jones, he photographed some of the most famous faces of the 20th century, from Diana, Princess of...
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January 13, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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As poor weather caused British Airways to cancel 80 flights in a single day, the Unite union announced a second wave of strike action by some British Airways cabin crew at Heathrow. Union members in British Airways‘s “Mixed Fleet” operation stopped work on Tuesday and Wednesday, causing 48 flights to...
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January 12, 2017 11:39 am gmt |
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British Member of Parliament Andrew Mitchell toured the northern Yemeni city of Saada on Wednesday (Jan 11), describing debilitating conditions and mass destruction of civilian infrastructure from the near two-year civil war that has crippled the economy and plunged millions into poverty. Speaking to...
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January 11, 2017 11:42 am gmt |
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The British government has launched a national inquiry into its own cyber-security in wake of US intelligence agencies alleged that Russian hackers interfered with the 2016 election of Donald Trump. Margaret Becker, the chair of the UK parliament’s joint committee on national security strategy said: ...
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January 10, 2017 11:46 am gmt |
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The most senior Westerner in the Islamic State terrorist organization lived in Britain for some years and even married a British woman in a small town in the north of England. Propagandist Yahya Abu Hassan, the author of several articles urging IS supporters to carry out attacks on Western capitals, ...
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January 10, 2017 11:17 am gmt |
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The British Army is reported to court-martial a Royal Army Medical Corps over allegations of fraud and neglect of duty. He will be the first senior officer to be tried by the British Army since 1952. Charles Beardmore was at one time the most senior UK army officer in Germany and managed a budget wor...
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January 9, 2017 11:08 am gmt |
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – forever popularly, if anachronistically, referred to as “Kate Middleton” – turns 35 on Monday (Jan 9). As she reaches half her three score and ten, the Duchess finds herself in a seemingly happy marriage and the mother of two young children, w...
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January 9, 2017 10:09 am gmt |
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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in the US Sunday to hold a series of meetings with President-elect Donald Trump’s closest advisers and congressional leaders. Johnson, a former mayor of London, became the principle diplomat for one of the US’ strongest partners following the nar...
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January 8, 2017 11:50 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is scheduled to travel to Turkey later this month in order to smooth relations between the two countries. The PM will have to deal with claims that leading cabinet members unleashed the threat of Turkish membership of the EU to win the Brexit vote last June, as well...
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January 7, 2017 12:22 pm gmt |
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Rare letters written by the late Princess Diana of were sold by auction Thursday for well over their expected price. The sale at the Cheffins auction house in Cambridge attracted world-wide interest. In one of the letters Princess Diana described how her eldest son William, second in line to the Brit...
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January 7, 2017 11:40 am gmt |
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The residents of Great Britain’s remotest inhabited island celebrated Christmas on Friday, nearly a fortnight after the rest of the UK and much of the world in accordance with a centuries-old tradition. The 30 or so people who live on the island of Foula in Shetland celebrate their winter festivals a...
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January 6, 2017 10:23 am gmt |
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A new British parliamentary report reveals migrants should have to learn English when they arrive in Britain, or prove they can speak the language before moving. The proposals suggest immigrants should take classes on arrival in order to socially integrate, after MPs and peers concluded the current “...
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January 6, 2017 10:13 am gmt |
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Investigations revealed that the Britain’s borders were breached using fake passports. Britain’s border security has come under scrutiny after a Syrian refugee revealed how he entered the UK on a fake passport, and a convicted Afghan murderer who beheaded a woman got into the country, only to assault...
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January 5, 2017 5:46 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed senior career diplomat Tim Barrow as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday (Jan 4) to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy. Tim Barrow, political director at the For...