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In Britain
September 20, 2016 10:02 am gmt |
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Theresa May, the prime minister of the United Kingdom said in a roundtable discussion that it was important to deal “with the terrible crime of slavery” on Monday (September 19). Speaking across the street from the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), May said: R...
In Britain
September 13, 2016 10:40 am gmt |
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Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said on Monday (September 12) the government must persuade those who voted to stay in the European Union in both houses of parliament that Brexit is worthwhile. “[T]here is a political reality in this and that is that in both houses of parliament ther...
In Britain
September 7, 2016 10:50 am gmt |
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The number of asylum seeking children in the care of English councils has risen 62% in a year. The largest group are boys aged 16 and 17, coming from countries such as Afghanistan or Eritrea. The Home Office said it had increased funding to cover the costs of care and other support for unaccompanied ...
In Britain
September 7, 2016 7:46 am gmt |
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The UK is to begin preliminary talks with Australia about the outline of a future free trade deal between them. Officials will meet twice a year to discuss the parameters of what both sides said they hoped would be an “ambitious and comprehensive” deal. Australia has been earmarked by the...
In Latest Stories
September 7, 2016 6:52 am gmt |
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A fifth of the 1.6 million tickets already sold for the 2016 Summer Paralympics, in which the opening ceremony will be held on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are now in foreign tourists hands, according to officials. Embatur, the Brazil Tourism Board, reported that 300,000 of the total tickets ...
In Britain
August 31, 2016 7:46 am gmt |
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Britain’s Princess Anne, accompanied by a group of British veterans, on Tuesday (August 31) attended the events in Russian northern city of Arkhangelsk honouring those who sailed and protected the World War Two Arctic convoys.  The convoys – the first of which was codenamed ‘Dervish...
In Europe
August 30, 2016 12:38 pm gmt |
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Migrants in Calais seeking asylum in the UK should be allowed to lodge their claim in France, the president of the region Xavier Bertrand has said. He said people living in the camp known as the Jungle should be able to apply at a “hotspot” in France rather than waiting to reach Britain. ...
In Britain
August 30, 2016 7:56 am gmt |
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More than 27,000 people suspected of illegally entering the UK have been arrested over the past three years, recently obtained figures show. The statistics from 39 police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland showed nearly a 25% rise in arrests from 2013 to 2015. Many of those arrested were f...
In Britain
July 28, 2016 10:27 am gmt |
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There were 5,423 assaults on prison staff in the 12 months to the end of March – a rise of 40% on last year, the Ministry of Justice said. Self-inflicted deaths in the year to the end of June were up from 82 to 105 – a rise of 28%. Meanwhile 65 prisoners were released […]...
In Britain
July 28, 2016 8:59 am gmt |
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Just ONE terror suspect is subject to a surveillance order despite fears there are at least 2,000 in Britain, it has emerged. Terrorism and Prevention Investigation Measures – known as PTIMs – were introduced by new Prime Minister Theresa May, billed as the most effective way to monitor p...
In Britain
June 28, 2016 12:54 pm gmt |
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British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday he was seriously considering entering the race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister. Hunt, who backed the campaign to stay in the European Union, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme he was weighing up whether to put his name forwa...
In Britain
June 28, 2016 11:40 am gmt |
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London mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday (June 28) called for the city to be given more autonomy to allow it to ride out the economic uncertainty unleashed by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. While Britons voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the bloc last week, London overwhelmingly backed rem...
In Britain
June 28, 2016 10:49 am gmt |
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City of London policy chairman Mark Boleat said Monday that although the City is disappointed with outcome of the Brexit referendum, it is ready to implement the decision and take measures to stabilize the situation. Boleat made the remarks after the UK’s banking center held a press conference ...
In Britain
June 26, 2016 12:04 pm gmt |
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The Mayor of London said on Saturday (June 25) that the UK’s capital city must have a “seat around the table” at negotiations over Britain’s departure from the European Union. Sadiq Khan said that London should be involved in talks to ensure there is access to the single marke...
In India
June 24, 2016 12:40 pm gmt |
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India values its ties with both Britain and the European Union and will strive to strengthen them in the future, said foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Friday (June 24) as the two partners divorced after 43 years. Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a historic referendum, de...
In Britain
June 23, 2016 10:00 am gmt |
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon voted in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership on Thursday morning (June 23). Sturgeon arrived at a polling station in Glasgow with husband Peter Murrell to cast her ballot. The leader of Scotland’s devolved government has said i...
In Britain
June 23, 2016 9:39 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron voted in the country’s referendum on European Union membership on Thursday morning (June 23). David Cameron arrived with his wife Samantha at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster to cast his ballot. Opinion polls taken before the vote indicated the outc...
In Britain
June 23, 2016 9:12 am gmt |
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Polls opened on Thursday (June 23) for Britons to decide the future of their country in a vote on European Union membership, after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle. Ballot boxes were prepared and voting booths readied at a polling station in Islington, north London...
In Latest Stories
June 23, 2016 5:04 am gmt |
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A referendum is being held on Thursday, 23 June, to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. The UK is set to go to the polls in a historic referendum on whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. Polling stations are open between 07:00 BST ...