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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 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 ...
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June 10, 2017 7:01 am gmt |
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Theresa May is expected to finalise her team of ministers later as she seeks to form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party. Ministers say initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland’s DUP after the Conservatives failed to secure a majority in Thursday’s electio...
In Britain
March 8, 2017 8:13 am gmt |
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Chancellor Philip Hammond is to use his first Budget on Wednesday to help prepare Britain for a “new chapter” in its history following the Brexit vote. In an “upbeat” speech, he is expected to say the economy has proved resilient since the referendum but admit that many famili...
In Britain
October 6, 2016 12:08 pm gmt |
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UK finance minister Philip Hammond, on his first trip to Wall Street since being appointed in July, plans to assure some of the top U.S. top banks on Thursday that Britain is still the world’s leading global finance hub despite its Brexit vote. Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Dublin have made p...
In Britain
September 4, 2016 6:36 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in China’s eastern city of Hangzhou on Sunday (Sept 4) ahead of the G20 summit. May walked out of the plane, followed by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond, on Sunday morning at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International airport. May said before her trip to ...
In Britain
July 23, 2016 12:11 pm gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond met German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday (July 23) on the sidelines a meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers in China’s southwestern city of Chengdu. Hammond is expected to face calls from anxious peers around the w...
In Britain
July 22, 2016 10:33 am gmt |
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Britain’s new finance minister Philip Hammond met Chinese vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing on Friday (July 22). Ma and Hammond greeted each other with a handshake before sitting down for talks at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound. Hammond will attend the G20 meeting in Chengdu on Saturday (July...
In Britain
June 3, 2016 7:44 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrived in the Somali city of Mogadishu on Thursday (June 2) to meet with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. He also met with British peace-keeping troops who are providing Somali forces with counter-terrorism training in the fight against Al Shabaab. &#...
In Britain
April 30, 2016 9:32 am gmt |
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Cuba and Britain on Thursday signed several cooperation agreements regarding energy, education, cultural and financial services. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez witnessed the signing ceremony in the Cuban capital Havana. Hammond arrived in Cuba on Th...
In Britain
April 29, 2016 8:17 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was in Havana on Thursday (April 28) for talks with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez as the UK looks to make inroads into Cuba’s economy amidst a thawing of ties between the Caribbean country and the United States. Hammond’s visit makes him th...
In Britain
April 13, 2016 7:12 am gmt |
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British Secretary of State Philip Hammond, on a two day official visit to Vietnam, met with top officials in Hanoi on Tuesday (April 12). Hammond first met with Vietnam’s new Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and then met with his counterpart Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affair...
In Britain
April 1, 2016 11:04 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday (March 31) that President Bashar al-Assad’s proposal to form a unity government including independent and opposition figures will not solve Syria’s conflict. Hammond was responding to comments Assad made in an interview pub...
In Britain
February 2, 2016 11:04 am gmt |
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is undermining international efforts to end the Syrian civil war by bombing opponents of Islamic State in an attempt to bolster Bashar al-Assad, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday (Feb 1) during a visit to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, about...
In Britain
January 27, 2016 5:05 am gmt |
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The UK’s EU renegotiation is not the top priority for EU leaders but the “ambition” is still for a February deal, the foreign secretary has said. Philip Hammond said the talks “are number one on our Europe agenda” but the EU has “other issues on its plate”. I...
In Britain
January 8, 2016 6:55 am gmt |
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The UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited a Japanese and an American battleship in Yokosuka, Japan, on Friday (January 8), reaffirming the UK’s security partnership with Japan just two days after a North Korean nuclear test. Hammond and Fallon were bot...
In Britain
September 19, 2015 6:30 am gmt |
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The US Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold talks with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on the crisis in Syria during his visit to the UK. Mr Kerry, who is on a three-day trip to the UK, is to discuss the fight against Islamic State militants. Ahead of the meeting he said Russia and […]...
In Srilanka
August 20, 2015 12:12 pm gmt |
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Following the victory gained in the last general election, Britain has passed its wishes to the newly elected Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha. Also the British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond has hailed the way how the election process took plac...
In Britain
August 13, 2015 11:08 am gmt |
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Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond passed his condolences to the Chinese people after massive blasts struck Tianjin. The blast killed 44 and injured 400. Hammond, who made the remarks at the British Ambassador’s residence in Beijing, is in China as part of a tour of East Asia. He...