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March 8, 2018 8:32 am gmt |
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Police believe a nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday (March 7), in a case that threatens to further damage London’s ties with Moscow. “This is being treated as a major i...
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March 7, 2018 10:54 am gmt |
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Britain’s Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visited a primary school in Oxford on Tuesday (March 6) to learn about the work of a charity project that supports the emotional health of students and their families. Kate’s husband Prince William, and his younger brother Prince Harry have made campa...
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March 7, 2018 10:52 am gmt |
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 A Spanish tourist has died and another is critically ill after a suspected carbon monoxide leak at a London hotel, British and Spanish media reported. Some 29 people were evacuated from the hotel in the Kensington area of the city on Monday afternoon (March 5), according to local UK media reports. S...
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March 6, 2018 5:37 am gmt |
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 A former Russian spy was critically ill after being exposed to an unknown substance in western England, British broadcaster BBC said on Monday (March 5). The BBC identified the man as Sergei Skripal who was granted refuge in Britain after a spy swap between the United States and Russia in 2010. Poli...
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March 5, 2018 7:09 am gmt |
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 UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (March 2) that the time for arguing either side of the Brexit referendum was over, in an interview broadcast on the BBC on Sunday (March 4). May also said that Britain’s financial sector was too important to the economy to allow a post-Brexit relati...
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February 8, 2018 11:46 am gmt |
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The Duchess of Cambridge continued her charity work on Wednesday (February 7), opening a new treatment centre for Action on Addiction in Essex. Kate has been a patron of the charity since 2012 and addressed health care professionals, staff and users of the centre during the visit. During the visit sh...
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January 29, 2018 5:36 am gmt |
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Protesters are readying themselves for the “most incredible protest in our history” to coincide with Donald Trump’s planned visit during the second half of the year. After a meeting between Theresa May and Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it was confirmed that the US president would visit ...
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January 28, 2018 10:37 am gmt |
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The UK is heading towards “a dilution of Brexit”, former cabinet minister Theresa Villiers has said. The Conservative MP, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, said there was “a real danger” the UK will sign up to an agreement with Brussels which could “keep us in the EU in a...
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January 28, 2018 5:47 am gmt |
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Three U.K. cabinet ministers promised a speedy agreement on a Brexit transition phase in an open letter to British businesses, seeking to give them certainty over the immediate future. Britain wants an implementation period of “around two years,” during which the terms of trade with the EU’s other 27...
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January 27, 2018 11:45 am gmt |
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Three teenage boys have died after a car crashed into them at a bus stop in west London. Police were called to Shepiston Lane, Hayes, at 8.41pm on Friday following reports of a road traffic collision. Despite the efforts of paramedics, all three boys were pronounced dead at the scene. The victims wer...
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January 26, 2018 7:55 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will pay an official visit to China from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying announced at a daily press briefing in Beijing on Thursday. During the visit, May will co-host the bilateral annual ...
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January 22, 2018 10:24 am gmt |
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Britain’s military would struggle to compete with Russia in a war and the UK government must invest more money in order to protect the nation, the head of the army will warn today. General Sir Nick Carter will use a speech on Monday to warn ministers that Britain “cannot afford to sit bac...
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January 22, 2018 5:19 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in London on Sunday (January 21) for the UK leg of a Europe trip that will also include Paris and where Iran will reportedly “dominate” many discussions, and aid said. With President Donald Trump warning of a last chance for “the worst de...
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January 21, 2018 8:49 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for U.S. President Donald Trump to be welcomed to the U.K., warning Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country’s national interest. A day ahead of Johnson welcoming his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson to Britain for talks, Johnson said post...
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January 21, 2018 5:51 am gmt |
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The government will stop workers’ pensions being put at risk from “executives who try to line their own pockets”, the prime minister has said. In the Observer, Theresa May said a government white paper would set out “tough new rules” for company bosses. It comes as const...