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In Britain
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...
In Britain
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...
In Srilanka
January 11, 2018 6:40 am gmt |
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The Prince of Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex, will visit Sri Lanka from 31st Jan to 4th Jan 2018 and will represent the Queen Elizabeth at the 70th Anniversary of the nation on 4th Feb 2018. They are expected to travel many part of the Nation including Colombo and celebrate the [&...
In Britain
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...
In Britain
December 30, 2017 9:57 am gmt |
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Brexit is “infecting” the whole conduct of government, Lord Adonis has told the BBC in the wake of his resignation as infrastructure adviser.  The former Labour minister quit his role as chairman of the government’s Infrastructure Commission with an attack on Theresa May’s str...
In Britain
December 28, 2017 11:21 am gmt |
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The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation’s electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal. The rise of renewable energy helped break 13 clean energy records in 2017. In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas ...
In Britain
December 24, 2017 11:02 am gmt |
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An aardvark was killed and four meerkats are missing after a blaze tore through part of London Zoo early on Saturday (December 23), shutting the British capital’s popular tourist attraction until further notice as staff assesses the damage. The fire broke out shortly after 0600 GMT at the zoo&#...
In Britain
December 23, 2017 10:31 am gmt |
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The “Big Ben” bell in the British parliament’s famous clock tower chimed after months of silence on Saturday (December 23) to celebrate the Christmas season. The Great Bell will resume service until 1 p.m. (1200 GMT) on New Year’s Day after it ceased its regular bongs at noon ...
In Srilanka
December 22, 2017 6:12 am gmt |
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Britain congratulated Sri Lanka to increase the female representative in Local Government election 2018, than last election.  “The welcome given by people in every community in Sri Lanka to all the steps taken over the year to help achieve and advance reconciliation between communities”, the British ...
In Britain
December 18, 2017 7:35 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry sat down with former United States president Barack Obama for an interview during the Invictus Games in September in Toronto, Canada. According to the Kensington Palace, the conversation took a look at the former president’s last day in office and his plans for life...
In Britain
December 17, 2017 9:02 am gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday (December 16) it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for a future trade deal with the European Union, rather than copying existing arrangements like the Canada-EU deal. The European Union agreed on Friday (December 15...
In Britain
December 16, 2017 9:32 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...
In Britain
December 10, 2017 6:07 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...
In Britain
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...
In Britain
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...
In Britain
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...
In Britain
November 19, 2017 8:01 am gmt |
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Buckingham Palace issued a new photographic portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip on Saturday (November 18) to mark their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary. The couple married at London’s Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after the end of Wor...
In Britain
November 16, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates. As a result nearly two-thirds of London’s tech entrepreneurs believe...
In Britain
November 15, 2017 10:16 am gmt |
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The husband of an Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran said on Monday (November 13) that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson should not resign over remarks that opponents said might provoke the Islamic Republic to hand the dual national a longer jail term. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a projec...