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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...
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January 20, 2018 12:22 pm gmt |
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China and the UK are seeking to develop more economic cooperation opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative after Brexit, as discussions were made on the China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London Thursday. The forum was attended by over 200 political and business leaders from the two countri...
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January 20, 2018 7:46 am gmt |
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A bespoke Brexit deal is possible – but only if it is “consistent” with the European Union’s single market, French President Emmanuel Macron told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show in an interview recorded on Friday (January 19) and due for broadcast on Sunday (January 21). Macr...
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January 19, 2018 7:25 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (January 18) she was honoured that France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, and 11th century treasure that tells the story of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066. May spoke at a joint news conference with French President ...
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January 18, 2018 7:29 am gmt |
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British House of Commons passed a marathon bill which paves the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) on Wednesday night. With support of 324 MPs, and opposition by 295 MPs, a government majority of just 29, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill aims to convert all European law i...
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January 14, 2018 11:34 am gmt |
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Protesters shouting slogans supporting U.S. President Donald Trump and Brexit interrupted a speech by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in London on Saturday (January 13). Khan’s speech on gender equality at the Fabian Society, a left-wing thinktank, was disrupted by a small group of protesters ...
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January 13, 2018 9:06 am gmt |
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Londoners on Friday (January 12) welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a planned visit to the UK next month to open the new embassy. “We don’t want him here,” local resident Maggy Moody told Reuters near to the new U.S. embassy site in Vauxhall in south Lon...
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January 12, 2018 8:26 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the U.S. embassy in the British capital. “(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Ad...
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January 11, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has urged European companies with commercial links to the UK to start preparing for increased “friction” in trade. But officials in a number of European capitals are open to considering plans to allow access to the single market in re...
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January 9, 2018 8:22 am gmt |
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Flames tore through a paint factory in north London on Monday (January 8) night. London Fire Brigade told local people to stay indoors with their windows shut as thick black smoke poured from the building in the Staples Corner area. A total of 15 tenders and almost 100 firefighters tackled the blaze....
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January 8, 2018 9:33 am gmt |
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Theresa May is to reshuffle her cabinet on Monday, with a number of new faces expected to join her top team. No 10 has described reports Education Secretary Justine Greening and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will be among those moved as “all guesswork”. Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Amber...