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In Britain
October 19, 2017 7:13 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday (October 18) that it would be irresponsible of the UK government not to prepare for a no-deal scenario in the Brexit negotiations. May’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Tuesday (October 17) it ...
In Technology
October 18, 2017 7:18 am gmt |
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Facebook said it would fund young “digital safety ambassadors” in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers. The US Company is partnering charities The Diana Award and Childnet International to train young people to act as mentors in...
In Britain
October 17, 2017 9:14 am gmt |
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The sky over London turned an unusual shade of yellow on Monday (October 16) as Storm Ophelia brought dust from the Sahara and smoke from wild fires in southern Europe that filtered out certain wavelengths of sunlight. Downgraded from a hurricane overnight, Ophelia caused two deaths in Ireland on Mon...
In Britain
October 17, 2017 3:55 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday (October 16) that the pace of negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union should be stepped up. A joint statement described a “constructive and f...
In Britain
October 16, 2017 10:30 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday (October 16) it was time to begin “serious negotiations” on Brexit, hours before Prime Minister Theresa May visits Brussels in an attempt to unlock the stalled talks. Johnson, arriving for talks in Luxembourg with his European...
In Uncategorized
October 15, 2017 8:37 am gmt |
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Health professionals in England are to be told to ask patients aged 16 or over about their sexual orientation, under new NHS guidelines. NHS England said no-one would be forced to answer the question but recording the data would ensure that “no patient is discriminated against”. The guida...
In Britain
October 13, 2017 8:40 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (October 12) Britain was making good progress in its divorce talks with the European Union and that she looked forward to moving on to discuss future trade partnerships soon. The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier earlier said the talks had hit a de...
In Britain
October 12, 2017 11:28 am gmt |
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The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants. He said there was “new momentum” in the process but there was still “deadlock” over the so-called divorce bill, which he said was &...
In Britain
October 8, 2017 4:02 am gmt |
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British police ruled out terrorism about four hours after a car crashed into pedestrians, injuring 11 people, outside the Natural History Museum of London on Saturday. One person was arrested after the collision outside the museum, according to the local Metropolitan Police. According to police, the ...
In India
October 7, 2017 7:36 am gmt |
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Activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was gunned down outside her home in Bengaluru in September, will be posthumously given the Anna Politkovskaya Award this year, making her the first Indian to receive the honour, her family said on Thursday. Lankesh will share the annual award, instituted in memo...
In Britain
October 7, 2017 7:12 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (October 6) that she would provide “calm leadership” for the country, after a former chairman of her Conservative Party said earlier in the day that she should quit, adding that she had the full support of her cabinet. Earlier on Friday fo...
In Britain
October 3, 2017 8:14 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (October 2) that she had spoken to U.S. President Donald Trump to pass on her condolences after a mass shooting in Las Vegas which killed at least 50 people, and added that Britain would offer any help U.S. investigators needed. “This was an ind...
In Britain
October 2, 2017 8:11 am gmt |
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Chanting and waving the gold stars of the European Union flag, tens of thousands of protesters marched through Manchester on Sunday (October 1) to the ruling Conservative Party’s annual conference todemand that Britain stay in the European Union. Protesters in the northern English city called o...
In Britain
October 1, 2017 5:59 am gmt |
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama got into the spirit of the Invictus Games with Briton’s Prince Harry on Friday (September 30) as he joined the Royal to watch a game of wheelchair basketball in Toronto, Canada. Obama and Prince Harry were also joined by Obama’s former vice president, Jo...
In Britain
September 28, 2017 10:29 am gmt |
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A cliff-edge Brexit is at risk of becoming a reality under Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of Britain’s main opposition party said on Wednesday (September 27, 2017), adding only Labour could win a good deal with the European Union. Corbyn spoke at the end of the four-day annual Labour co...
In Sports
September 27, 2017 4:37 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry congratulated athletes at the Invictus Games Foundation reception on Tuesday (September 26). The Invictus games feature more than 550 injured and wounded servicemen and women from 17 allied nations competing in 12 adaptive sports. Prince Harry said the Invictus athletes w...
In Britain
September 24, 2017 9:23 am gmt |
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Prince Harry met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday (September 23) on the sidelines of his visit to Canada for the Invictus Games. Harry, 33, who is fifth in line to the British throne, set up the Invictus Games three years ago. More than 550 injured and wounded servicemen and wo...
In Britain
September 23, 2017 10:38 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday for Britain to stay in the European Union’s single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU while offering concessions as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations. In a speech in a 14th century church in Florence, May spent much of...
In Britain
September 22, 2017 10:14 am gmt |
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The European Union wants clear commitments from Britain to clear up uncertainties over the terms of its exit from the bloc, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said as he visited Rome on Thursday (September 21). Barnier told the Italian parliament he was looking forward in a “constru...