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August 16, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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Britain will consider replacing some European Union funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. The European Union has provided billions of euros of aid for the province since a 1998 peace deal ended three decades of v...
In Britain
August 15, 2017 7:47 am gmt |
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The EU is likely to block Britain’s plea for a temporary customs union to prevent Brexit border chaos if it also demands the right to seek other trade deals, a former Commissioner has warned. Karel De Gucht described the plans being put forward today by the Government as “very problematic” and at odd...
In Britain
August 12, 2017 9:36 am gmt |
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A British tourist, who allegedly attempted to organise to meet with a 13-year-old Sydney girl, was arrested and charged with online child exploitation offences on Friday (August 11). Last week, New South Wales Police undercover officers began communicating online with a man visiting Australian from t...
In Britain
August 11, 2017 3:57 am gmt |
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A number of gigantic Norwegian-made bore plastic pipes were discovered washed up on the English coast, officials said on Thursday (August 10). The pipes, which are around two metres in diameter and 100 metres long, came free while under tow off the East Anglian coast and washed up by Horsey and Sea P...
In Britain
August 8, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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British model Chloe Ayling arrived back at her home in London on Sunday (August 6) after being held captive in Italy by a kidnapper threatening to auction her online unless a ransom of $300,000 was paid. Ayling, speaking outside her home to Italian broadcasting channel RAI, said the experience was te...
In Britain
July 28, 2017 7:58 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Defence Minister Michael Fallon have said the country plans to send their two new aircraft carriers to the disputed South China Sea, a move likely to anger Beijing. On an official visit to Australia, Johnson said on Thursday (July 27) that sailing th...
In Britain
July 23, 2017 12:38 pm gmt |
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Gender pay gap in Britain was a “serious” area of discrimination in the country, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday (July 23). His comments came after the BBC published the salaries of its highest earners, revealing a wide gap between what it pays its top male and femal...
In Britain
July 23, 2017 6:49 am gmt |
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A documentary about Britain’s Princess Diana aims tells the story of her life and death from the perspective of Princes William and Harry, who spoke publicly at length about their relationship with their mother for the first time in the film. “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy”...
In Britain
July 21, 2017 8:50 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday (July 21) that his country stands with Japan in efforts to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and missile development program, calling on China to help bring Pyongyang back to negotiations with world powers. Johnson met with his Japanese counter...
In Latest Stories
June 4, 2017 3:56 am gmt |
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Six people have been killed in an attack in central London in which three assailants were shot dead by police, Scotland Yard has said. A white van hit several pedestrians on London Bridge just after 22:00 BST. Three men then left the vehicle and stabbed a number of people in Borough Market, an area k...
In Britain
May 27, 2017 7:36 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May won support from the world’s major industrialised nations on Friday (May 26) for measures to tackle extremism and kept the spotlight off Brexit and its possible effects on world trade. Leaders at a G7 meeting in Italy signed a joint statement to “combat ...
In Britain
May 7, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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The Labour Party faces “a huge challenge” over the remainder of the general election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn says. The Labour leader told supporters yesterday’s local elections were “disappointing”. Mr Corbyn said “too many fantastic councillors” had not been...
In Britain
April 28, 2017 8:04 am gmt |
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British police said officers shot a woman and arrested four other people in London and nearby Kent during a counter-terrorism investigation on Thursday (April 27). All four people were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts, metropolitan police said in ...
In Britain
March 31, 2017 10:55 am gmt |
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Britain and France have signed an agreement to jointly develop long range missiles for future use by their navies and air forces. British Minister for military purchases Harriett Baldwin and her visiting French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon agreed in London on Tuesday to invest €50 million (£43 m...
In Latest Stories
March 31, 2017 4:46 am gmt |
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Turkish female distance runners Elvan Abeylegesse and Gamze Bulut are set to be stripped of silver medals from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games after being handed bans for doping on Wednesday. The sanctions will also mean the reallocation of medals awarded a decade ago at the 2007 Osaka athletics worl...
In Britain
February 24, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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A woman was killed by flying debris on Thursday (February 23) as storm Doris battered Britain and Ireland, disrupting travel and leaving thousands without power as it swept in from the Atlantic. The woman died from serious head injuries when she was hit by debris falling into the street in the Midlan...
In Latest Stories
January 25, 2017 6:13 am gmt |
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Six-time champion Serena Williams outplayed Britain’s Johanna Konta to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The American, 35, won 6-2 6-3 and will next play Croatia’s unseeded Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who beat fifth seed Czech Karolina Plisokva 6-4 3-6 6-4. Konta, seeded ninth, went into the quarter-f...
In Britain
January 19, 2017 10:00 am gmt |
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British Finance Minister Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday (January 19) that if there was no “comprehensive trading relationship” after Brexit, the government would be forced to find ways to remain competitive. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Hammond ...
In Britain
January 18, 2017 9:44 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday (January 18) termed Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech as positive for the UK and the European Union (EU) and hoped of boosting ties with India with the help of a free trade agreement. Johnson’s comments came after arriving in N...