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In Canada
December 10, 2017 12:16 pm gmt |
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The Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the first annual progress report on the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the first pan-Canadian plan to address climate change. The plan puts the country on the path to reducing carbon pollution, ...
In Britain
December 2, 2017 11:42 am gmt |
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Britan’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle visited a charity aids fair to mark World AIDS Day on Friday (December 1) in their first official engagement together. The event in the central English city of Nottingham, held by the Terrence Higgins Trust, remembers lives lost to HIV and mar...
In Britain
November 30, 2017 7:26 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May met British and Iraqi troops on Wednesday (November 29), as she made the first visit by a British prime minister to Iraq since 2008. The British government said in September that there were around 600 British soldiers on the ground in Iraq, and they are helping to t...
In Britain
November 3, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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British and Israeli leaders commemorated the centenary of the Balfour Declaration with a banquet in the gilded halls of London’s Lancaster House mansion on Thursday (November 2). British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed guests at the dinner, hos...
In Britain
October 29, 2017 10:59 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered an investigation into allegations about the conduct of Minister Mark Garnier. Mr Garnier admitted asking his secretary to buy sex toys for him and calling her “sugar tits,” according to the Mail on Sunday. The PM has asked the Cabinet Office ...
In Britain
October 28, 2017 6:37 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson practised his French at a reception for business leaders and students at the embassy in Paris on Friday (October 27). Johnson was in the city to meet with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian for talks which were closed to the media. Making a short speech ...
In Britain
October 4, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appeared to evade journalist’s questions as he arrived at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Wednesday (October 4), after he joked about “dead bodies” in Libya. Johnson quipped to Conservative Party members on Tuesday (October ...
In Sports
October 3, 2017 4:12 am gmt |
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British tennis star Laura Robson has confirmed she’s safe after attending a Las Vegas concert where at least 50 people were killed in a mass shooting incident. Robson was in attendance after featuring at the ITF tournament in Templeton, California, on Friday, and she took to Twitter on Monday t...
In Britain
September 16, 2017 11:54 am gmt |
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The body of a British journalist believed to have been killed by a crocodile has been found. Sri Lankan police said the body of 24-year-old Paul McClean, who worked for the Financial Times, had been recovered a day after he was seen being dragged into a lagoon by a crocodile. James Lamont, the FT’s m...
In Britain
September 15, 2017 8:29 am gmt |
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U.S secretary of State Rex Tillerson, British Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson and the French government’s foreign representative, Nicolas de Riviere were joined by foreign ministers from Italy, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates to discuss Libya with U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame on Thursday (Sept...
In Britain
July 28, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday (July 28) he wanted to avoid a “cliff edge” departure from the European Union in 2019 and planned to deliver “business as usual” immediately after Brexit. Hammond said any “transitional period” after leaving th...
In Canada
July 21, 2017 12:05 pm gmt |
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The Governor General of Canada admitted breaking royal protocol by touching the arm of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during an engagement in London on Wednesday (July 19), though he said the gesture was motivated by gallantry. David Johnston, who is the British queen’s representative in Canad...
In Britain
July 21, 2017 9:49 am gmt |
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A British woman says she is being forced to go to court to get an apology after she was questioned by counter-terrorism police for reading a Syrian art book on a plane. Faizah Shaheen was reported to authorities by Thomson cabin crew on a honeymoon flight to Turkey in 2016. Her lawyers told the BBC&#...
In Latest Stories
July 8, 2017 11:01 am gmt |
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Owen Farrell slotted a 78th minute penalty to give the British and Irish Lions a 15-15 draw with the All Blacks and ensure the visitors tied the three-match series 1-1 at Eden Park on Saturday (July 8). The match was not without some late drama, however, with referee Romain Poite overturning an All B...
In Britain
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 ...