20 July 2017
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22/06/2017 04:18

May to confront Brexit worries at EU summit

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Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May will try Thursday to convince European leaders she can still push through Brexit despite being badly weakened by an election bet that turned sour.

21/06/2017 04:36

Looking back: The Hong Kongers who left

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In the years leading up to the return of Hong Kong to China by Britain in 1997, thousands of residents fearful of the future under Beijing jumped ship to start a new life abroad.

13/05/2017 15:54

EU could pay Brexit bill to Britain: Johnson

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The European Union could end up paying a Brexit bill to Britain instead of the other way round, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told The Daily Telegraph in an interview on Saturday.

12/05/2017 22:04

Author Ian McEwan urges second referendum on Brexit

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The award-winning author of «Atonement», Ian McEwan, said Friday there should be a referendum on Britain's final Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing it was still possible to stay in.

12/05/2017 18:40

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

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A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

12/05/2017 13:01

Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources

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Brexit-bound Britain is blocking the launch of an EU military headquarters because it opposes any suggestion that the unit would have an active operational role, EU diplomatic sources said Friday.

12/05/2017 10:53

Brexit means changing North Ireland peace deal: Blair

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Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Friday that the landmark 1998 peace agreement for Northern Ireland -- which he helped to negotiate -- would have to be changed because of Brexit.

08/05/2017 10:57

Eurosceptics see Macron win as bad news for Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated France's incoming president Emmanuel Macron but eurosceptics reacted angrily on Monday to his election victory, saying it was bad news for the Brexit talks.

05/05/2017 14:32

EU's Barnier blames Britain for Brexit expat uncertainty

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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Friday that Britain was to blame for the uncertainty facing millions of expatriates in the run-up to the country's departure from the bloc.

05/05/2017 10:17

UK ministers accuse Brussels of trying «to bully» Britain over Brexit

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British ministers blasted the European Commission on Friday, accusing EU officials of trying to «bully» the UK ahead of two years of gruelling Brexit negotiations.

05/05/2017 10:05

Brexit a tragedy and EU partly to blame: Juncker

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday described Brexit as a «tragedy» that had happened partly as a result of the European Union's past mistakes.

05/05/2017 04:14

Britain awaits local election results in test for PM

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Results of Britain's local elections are due on Friday in what will serve as a key indicator of Prime Minister Theresa May's chances in next month's Brexit-dominated national election.

19/04/2017 05:41

Britain arrests Indian tycoon Mallya for extradition

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Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London following an extradition request from India where he is accused of fraud, British police said on Tuesday.

16/04/2017 06:53

Syria's Assad is an «arch-terrorist»: British FM

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an «arch-terrorist» and it is time Russia realised he is «literally and metaphorically toxic», British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday.

16/04/2017 06:27

Britain urges North Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday urged North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as the reclusive state brandished its military might.

05/11/2016 20:25

British PM heads to India with eye on post-Brexit ties

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will lead a major business delegation to India this week, using her first trip outside Europe since the Brexit vote to push for more trade with the world's fastest-growing major economy.

01/11/2016 19:11

Britain's Joshua to defend heavyweight title against Molina

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Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world heavyweight title against Eric Molina of the United States in Manchester on December 10, it was announced Tuesday.

30/10/2016 07:41

British swimmer to cross Atlantic, inspired by boyhood heroes

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As a boy, Ben Hooper wanted to join the British explorers he idolised for surmounting the impossible, and now as he prepares to swim across the Atlantic, he hopes to equal their daring feats -- and survive.

21/10/2016 12:40

Strong sales in Britain, Japan boost McDonald's

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McDonald's shares surged early Friday on unexpectedly strong third-quarter results, with sales in overseas markets compensating for softness in its home market.

17/10/2016 14:57

Classy Sagan retains world road race cycling title

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Peter Sagan retained his world road race title in an exciting sprint finish in Doha on Sunday, edging Britain's Mark Cavendish into second. Slovakian Sagan, who also won in Richmond, USA, last year, said the result was «unbelievable».

03/10/2016 14:49

Pound plunges as UK minister warns of Brexit «rollercoaster»

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The pound hit a three-year low against the euro Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain will trigger Brexit negotiations by the end of March and her finance minister warned of «turbulence».

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