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December 16, 2017 10:58 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...
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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 ...
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December 10, 2017 9:20 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...
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December 9, 2017 8:36 am gmt |
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Brexit is rapidly becoming a symbol without substance. Prime Minister Theresa May’s last-minute deal with the European Union reduces the chances of a chaotic divorce but exposes the difficulty of preserving trade flows after the separation. A lengthy transition period will create further scope for Ma...
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December 8, 2017 9:35 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived at the European Commission before dawn on Friday (December 8) to meet the European Union’s chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker as the two sides seek to clinch a deal to open talks on post-Brexit trade. May arrived with Brexit Secretary David Davis a fe...
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December 4, 2017 4:13 pm gmt |
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All four members of the British government’s Social Mobility Commission have quit accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of being too fixated on Brexit to improve the prospects of those from poor backgrounds. May has said she would create an economy which would work for all Britons, but the commis...
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December 3, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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Police have launched a fresh appeal for information about the murders of an elderly couple and their son, 25 years on from their deaths. Harold and Mary Smith, both 72, and their disabled son, Harold Smith Junior, 47, were found dead at their home in Birmingham on 2 December 1992. They had been bound...
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December 2, 2017 4:32 pm gmt |
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Britan’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle visited a charity aids fair to mark World AIDS Day on Friday (December 1) in their first official engagement together. The event in the central English city of Nottingham, held by the Terrence Higgins Trust, remembers lives lost to HIV and mar...
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December 1, 2017 6:17 am gmt |
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American diplomats called off President Trump’s “working visit” to the UK less than 48 hours after he drew international ire over retweeting the leader of a British far-right group, according to a report. Trump was scheduled to travel to London in January for the inauguration of a n...
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November 30, 2017 9:56 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May met British and Iraqi troops on Wednesday (November 29), as she made the first visit by a British prime minister to Iraq since 2008. The British government said in September that there were around 600 British soldiers on the ground in Iraq, and they are helping to t...
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November 28, 2017 9:57 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle appeared for a photo shoot at London’s Kensington Palace following the announcement of their engagement on Monday (November 27). Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, best ...
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November 27, 2017 11:29 am gmt |
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Prince Harry is to marry his American actor girlfriend Meghan Markle, Clarence House has announced. The official announcement said: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in spring 2018. Further ...
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November 26, 2017 9:26 am gmt |
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Five people, including three children, have been killed after a stolen car crashed into a tree in Leeds. The youngest victim in the crash was a 12-year-old boy, West Yorkshire Police said. Two 15-year-old boys and two men aged 24 and 28 also died. Officers were called to Stonegate Road in the Meanwoo...
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November 24, 2017 10:35 am gmt |
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The chairman of England’s new higher education regulator has vowed to address the “out of kilter” pay of some university vice-chancellors. Sir Michael Barber told the BBC the Office for Students would be publishing comparisons with other staff and pressure those setting wages. But h...
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November 23, 2017 9:52 am gmt |
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Britain’s Houses of Parliament was illuminated red on Wednesday (November 22) to demonstrate parliament’s support for the second annual ‘Red Wednesday’ campaign, which recognises those persecuted or killed in acts of religious hatred. Red is the colour representing martyrdom f...