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UK will not hold a second EU referendum: Theresa May spokesman

January 11, 2018 2:18 am
UK will not hold a second EU referendum: Theresa May spokesman

UK Prime Minister Theresa May UK Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, amid growing calls for a new vote on Brexit. “We will not be having a second referendum,” May’s spokesman said Thursday. Earlier, leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage […]

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May shakes up cabinet in New Year reshuffle, Boris Johnson survives

January 9, 2018 3:09 am
UK Prime Minister Theresa May shakes up cabinet in New Year reshuffle, Boris Johnson survives

British Secretary for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson (L) and British Prime Minister Theresa May (AFP file photo) UK Prime Minister Theresa May has changed the lineup of her ministers in an attempt to reunify her cabinet before the next phase of the Brexit talks with the European Union, but there are […]

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BBC’s Carrie Gracie resigns over ‘secretive and illegal’ pay culture

January 8, 2018 1:14 am
BBC’s Carrie Gracie resigns over ‘secretive and illegal’ pay culture

File photo of Carrie Gracie One of the BBC’s most senior journalists has resigned from her post, accusing the British broadcaster of having a “secretive and illegal” pay structure. “With great regret, I have left my post as China Editor to speak out publicly on a crisis of trust at […]

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Fire takes over12-story apartment block in Manchester

December 30, 2017 2:44 am
Fire takes over12-story apartment block in Manchester

A fire burning on the 9th and 10th floors of a 12-story apartment block in Manchester on December 30, 2017 on Joiner Street . A huge fire has broken out over several floors in a 12-story block in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The fire blazed through the ninth and tenth floors of […]

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UK snow storm bring power outages, travel disruption

December 28, 2017 6:00 am
UK snow storm bring power outages, travel disruption

Heavy snow and ice have disrupted road and air travel in parts of the UK and left thousands of homes without power. (AFP photo) Britain suffered power outages and travel disruption Wednesday, with flights delayed because of brief runway closures as adverse weather swamped the country. More than 73,000 homes […]

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British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘eating healthy’ to be able to run in 2022 UK general election

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British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘eating healthy’ to be able to run in 2022 UK general election

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (Photo by AFP) UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is taking all steps necessary to lead his party into the 2022 general election, including maintaining a healthy diet. “We’ve got lots of energy. I’ve got loads of energy. I’m fine, I eat porridge every […]

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UK government pleads with Prince Harry not to invite Barack Obama to his wedding

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
UK government pleads with Prince Harry not to invite Barack Obama to his wedding

Meghan Markle (L) and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King’s Lynn, England. (Getty images) The UK government has expressed concern over the attendance of former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to Prince Harry’s wedding. […]

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Brexit has already damaged Britain’s global brand: Sir Martin Sorrell

December 25, 2017 11:50 pm
Brexit has already damaged Britain’s global brand: Sir Martin Sorrell

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki walk past the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony in Warsaw on December 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Britain’s referendum to leave the European Union has already damaged the country’s “global brand,” says Sir Martin Sorrell, the head of […]

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UK charity group warns of horrifying situations for homeless people

December 24, 2017 2:36 am
UK charity group warns of horrifying situations for homeless people

A tent set up by a homeless person near Trafalgar Square, London (Getty Images) A UK-based charity group raises the alarm about the number of homeless people in Britain, saying some ten thousands sleep rough in the country. Crisis puts the number of “hidden” rough sleepers at 9,100 besides 9,000 […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May hails UK troops for ISIL’s defeat in Iraq, Syria

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British Prime Minister Theresa May hails UK troops for ISIL’s defeat in Iraq, Syria

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a Christmas address to British troops at Royal Air Force Akrotiri military base in Cyprus on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AP) British Prime Minister Theresa May has claimed credit for the defeat of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq and Syria during a […]

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UK test fires new Sea Ceptor missile system

December 21, 2017 1:44 am
UK test fires new Sea Ceptor missile system

Two Sea Ceptor missiles are fired from the UK’s Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll Type 23 frigate. (Photo by UK MoD) The UK has test-fired a new version of the Sea Ceptor missile system after fitting it on a Royal Navy warship, according to the British Ministry of Defense. The test […]

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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May asks key ally Damian Green to resign over porn scandal

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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May asks key ally Damian Green to resign over porn scandal

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (R) gesturing as she speaks next to Britain’s First Secretary of State Damian Green (L) on the front bench during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons in central London, December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) UK’s first secretary of […]

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UK: Tensions flare as London protesters rally against Libya slavery

December 19, 2017 12:00 pm
UK: Tensions flare as London protesters rally against Libya slavery

Around 300 protesters blocked Whitehall and several other roads outside Parliament, in London on Monday, to protest against the enslavement and sale of black Africans in Libya. Protesters chanted “We are not for sale” and marched under the banner “African lives matter, hands off Africa.” The action was organised by […]

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British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn receives peace prize amid media silence

December 11, 2017 2:30 pm
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn receives peace prize amid media silence

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded an international peace prize for his anti-war efforts, an event that was largely ignored by major British and international media. Corbyn received the prestigious Sean MacBride Peace Prize for his “sustained and powerful political work for disarmament […]

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UK poor population grows by 700,000: Report

December 4, 2017 8:30 am
UK poor population grows by 700,000: Report

The UK’s poor population has grown in size by 700,000 people, according to a new report. (File photo) The UK’s poor population has grown by 700,000 people over the past four years, a new report shows. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report showed that 400,000 more children and 300,000 more […]

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