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June 10, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May kept finance minister Philip Hammond in his job on Friday (June 9), a day after she was weakened by failing to win a parliamentary majority in an election. Before the election there had been widespread speculation in the British media that May would replace Hammond ...
In Britain
June 10, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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The election debacle of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Thursday has posed uncertainty over Brexit talks, while the European Union (EU) said on Friday that it is ready to start the negotiation. The EU is “ready and well-prepared” to begin the Brexit negoti...
In Britain
May 14, 2017 11:35 am gmt |
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for building the Belt and Road into a road of peace, prosperity, openness, innovation, and exchanges between different civilizations. Xi issued the call when delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Co...
In Canada
May 5, 2017 10:12 am gmt |
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Canada spent millions of dollars to recover artifacts from HMS Erebus, the sunken wreck from the 1845 Franklin expedition to the Arctic that was finally located in 2014 — but it still doesn’t own the collection almost three years later. And most of those objects, now restored at taxpayers’...
In Britain
April 21, 2017 9:49 am gmt |
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The president of the European parliament, Antonio Tajani, said on Thursday (April 20) that he welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to hold an early general election, as the voting in of a new government would make the task of negotiating Britain’s exit from the European ...
In Britain
April 21, 2017 9:44 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (April 20) said she would stick to her pledge to reduce annual net migration to below 100,000 a year, as her governing Conservatives put together their manifesto for a snap election in June. May has previously backed her predecessor David Cameron’s...
In Britain
April 7, 2017 10:41 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday (April 6) he wanted London to continue attracting talented people from around the world, but it was “reasonable” for the UK to want to be able to have control of who entered the country. “I don’t want to anticipate any p...
In Britain
March 8, 2017 12:38 pm gmt |
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Britain’s upper house of parliament voted on Tuesday (March 7) to give lawmakers more power to reject the final terms of the country’s exit from the European Union, ignoring pleas from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government not to hamstring their negotiations. The vote, which passe...
In Britain
March 8, 2017 12:14 pm gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday (March 8) in a first of a series of meetings scheduled during his one day trip to Jerusalem and the West Bank. Johnson arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday (March 7) for his first working visit to the region in his cu...
In Britain
February 26, 2017 7:46 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on Saturday (February 25) on his first visit to Egypt since assuming office last year. Johnson is in Cairo for a two-day visit where he will meet top officials, including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, entrep...
In Britain
February 3, 2017 12:40 pm gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday (February 3) arrived in Malta to meet European Union leaders and discuss plans they hope can forestall a new wave spring of migrants sailing for Italy from Africa, but aware that anarchy in Libya means any quick fix is a long shot. May’s attending, d...
In Britain
December 14, 2016 8:00 am gmt |
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Britain’s former finance minister, George Osborne, condemned a lack of U.S and British leadership on the Syrian crisis, during an emergency debate on Aleppo on Tuesday (December 13), as Syrian Government forces close in on the imminent capture of rebel-held east Aleppo. “The tragedy in Al...
In Britain
November 27, 2016 7:51 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday (November 26) laid a wreath at a British cemetery in Kabul to pay tribute to British soldiers killed in Afghanistan, during an official trip to the country. The wreath was placed near a monument dedicated to more than 450 British soldiers killed in ...
In Britain
November 9, 2016 11:45 am gmt |
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British television channels reacted with surprise as they announced on Wednesday (November 9) Republican Donald Trump’s election to the White House. The result went against nearly all polls preceding election night as Trump beat Democrat contender Hillary Clinton in most of the key battleground...
In Britain
October 23, 2016 8:30 am gmt |
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Counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery of a “suspicious item” on a London train this week said they found another such device on Saturday (October 22) when they searched a house in Devon, western England. The house and neighboring properties in Newton Abbot were evacuated an...
In Britain
October 5, 2016 11:30 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday (October 4) that a political solution to the Syrian civil war seemed all but “impossible” due to the ongoing bombing campaigns in the country. Since the breakdown of a ceasefire last month, a major battle in the five-and-a-half year war h...
In Britain
September 6, 2016 9:57 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday praised the various consensus reached at the 11th Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in east China’s Hangzhou City. “This is my first visit to China, and I would like to thank the Chinese government and the people of Hangzhou for welcoming us here an...
In Britain
August 30, 2016 8:52 am gmt |
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A British man who was stabbed 20 times in the face, neck and chest as he tried to save a fellow backpacker has died, in hospital today Queensland Police has said. Thomas Jackson, 30, of Congleton, Cheshire, was injured when he tried to help Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, in the attack at a hostel last week. ...
In Britain
April 11, 2016 7:56 am gmt |
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British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday (April 10), said he wanted a full public disclosure of Prime Minister David Cameron’s tax affairs and called on him to answer questions from parliament about his offshore accounts. After the Panama P...