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In Britain
March 7, 2016 1:11 pm gmt |
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Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Catherine, have taken their children on their first skiing holiday in France. The trip to an undisclosed location was shrouded in secrecy, with only one photographer invited to take pictures of William and Kate with Prince Geo...
In Britain
February 28, 2016 10:40 am gmt |
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Thousands of protesters marched to London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday (February 27) to voice their opposition to the renewal of Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system. The march was organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), who wanted the government to see how many of...
In Britain
February 25, 2016 11:06 am gmt |
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UK Chancellor George Osborne met Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing on Thursday (February 25) ahead of a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 nations in Shanghai on Friday (February 26) and Saturday (February 27). Osborne shook hands with Ma, before sitting down to talks ...
In Britain
February 23, 2016 10:23 am gmt |
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There was heated debate, jeering and cheering in Britain’s House of Commons on Monday (February 22) as British Prime Minister David Cameron laid out his plans for an in-out referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union. The opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn annou...
In Europe
February 23, 2016 5:13 am gmt |
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Albania’s prime minister said on Monday (February 22) his country was “ready to replace” Britain in the European Union if they decide to leave the bloc. A British exit from the EU would rock the Union – already shaken by differences over migration and the future of the euro zo...
In Britain
February 21, 2016 9:40 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Saturday that the United Kingdom will hold a referendum on June 23 to decide whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU). Speaking outside his No. 10 Downing Street residence following a cabinet meeting, Cameron said that his government’s p...
In Europe
February 20, 2016 9:32 am gmt |
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European leaders on Friday night reached a deal on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed reforms to give UK special status in the EU after marathon talks. “We have just achieved a deal which strengthens Britain’s special status in the European Union. It is a legally bindin...
In Britain
February 13, 2016 10:03 am gmt |
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David Cameron has said Britain will never “retreat from the world” and it is in Europe’s interests for the UK to stay in a reformed European Union. Speaking in Hamburg, the PM said changes he was seeking to UK membership would make Europe “more outward-looking, competitive and...
In Britain
February 9, 2016 6:06 am gmt |
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Storm Imogen sent 100 mile per hour winds and 60-foot waves hurtling towards the British coastline on Monday (February 8), leaving much of southern England and Wales battered. In Devon, families were left trapped inside their homes after collapsed trees blocked their way out. But the damage was more ...
In Britain
February 6, 2016 10:49 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Denmark on Friday (February 5) as he sought to win support for a proposed deal to keep Britain in the European Union. The 28 European Union member states will discuss the matter at a EU summit on February 18. Cameron said he won support from Poland. “...
In Britain
February 3, 2016 9:50 am gmt |
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David Cameron is to attempt to persuade Conservative MPs to back a package of reforms he hopes will keep Britain in the European Union. The PM will field questions in the Commons about the draft deal paving the way for the UK’s EU in-out referendum. He said it would deliver the “substanti...
In Latest Stories
January 30, 2016 7:00 am gmt |
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Britain’s Andy Murray reached his fifth Australian Open final by winning an epic five-set battle with 13th seed Milos Raonic. World number two Murray was broken in the first game of the match and his 25-year-old Canadian opponent went on to take the first and third sets. But the 28-year-old Sco...
In Europe
January 26, 2016 9:34 am gmt |
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France’s military communications agency ECPAD on Monday (January 25) released footage of French navy’s flagship the Charles de Gaulle — a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a displacement of 43.000 tonnes – and European warships among which the German frigate FGS Augsburg a...
In Srilanka
January 26, 2016 5:23 am gmt |
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The Opposition leader and the leader of TNA R.Sampanthan has reportedly left for Britain yesterday (Jan.25) to study the federal system of Scotland which is part of the United Kingdom. The visit of the opposition leader has come in a time when the country seeks to formulate a new constitution and the...
In Britain
January 17, 2016 7:52 am gmt |
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A vote for Britain to leave the EU would be a “jump into a void”, according to the head of a new pro-European Conservative campaign group. Former minister Nick Herbert has launched Conservatives for Reform in Europe (CRE) to argue the case for the UK to stay under renegotiated terms. Mean...
In Srilanka
January 12, 2016 9:47 am gmt |
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Britain’s £6.6m Conflict Stability and Security Fund to Sri Lanka will seek to support Sri Lanka “in implementing the commitments it has made to the international community on promoting peace, accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, including through demilitarising the north and east and retu...
In World
January 6, 2016 4:29 am gmt |
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Islamic State’s territory shrank by 40 percent from its maximum expansion in Iraq, and by 20 percent in Syria in 2015, as international forces pushed it out of several cities, the U.S.-led coalition fighting it said on Tuesday (January 5). There was no immediate comment from the hardline Islami...
In Britain
January 2, 2016 5:11 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to fight the “poisonous narrative” of extremists in his New Year’s message broadcast on Friday (January 1). “When our national security is taken on by a seething hatred of the west, one that turns people against their countr...
In Britain
January 1, 2016 7:43 am gmt |
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Heavy flooding hit northern Britain on Wednesday (December 30) and amongst power cuts and evacuations, one couple took a risky route home by driving on a partially collapsed road near the Queen Elizabeth’s Scottish Balmoral estate. Newly-engaged Adam Purrier and Christine Timms were on their wa...