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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British and EU negotiators have made little progress this week on efforts to avoid a post-Brexit hard border in Ireland, a senior EU official said on Thursday. A sign for a Brexit auction is seen at sunset in the border town of Jonesborough, Northern Ireland, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne “Progress so
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LONDON (Reuters) – British retail sales jumped last month by the most in one-and-a-half years, official figures showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy was recovering from a snowy start to the year. A tourist looks at Candy lollipops on sale in The Tower of London souvenir shop in London, Britain, April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson concluded a five-day charm offensive in Latin America on Wednesday by expressing interest in a trade agreement with Chile and other countries in Latin America’s so-called Pacific Alliance. Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera and Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson shake hands in Santiago, Chile, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor Philip Hammond rejected a call from a leading employers group to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit, saying it was not needed to keep trade running smoothly. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends a meeting of regional leaders of the financial and professional
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalising Ireland’s abortion regime of trying to dupe voters into thinking the government could still change the laws even if they voted ‘No’. A woman walks past a pro-life poster in the city centre of Dublin, Ireland, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Max
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s telecoms industry needs to make ‘full-fibre’ broadband available to 15 million homes and businesses by 2025, finance minister Philip Hammond is set to announce to business leaders later on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond talks to staff during a visit to Nucleus Finance in Edinburgh, Scotland,
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OSLO (Reuters) – Opponents of Norway’s close ties to the European Union are wrong to assume a more beneficial relationship could be found, as shown by Britain’s troubled negotiations to leave the bloc, the Norwegian foreign minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Norway’s Defence Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide waits to sign european military cooperation
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LONDON(Reuters) – Britain’s government kicked off the new financial year with a smaller than expected budget deficit in April, according to data that also showed less borrowing than first estimated in the previous year. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends a meeting of regional leaders of the financial and professional services
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LONDON (Reuters) – British chief executives have turned more pessimistic about the growth outlook for the next few years, largely due to worries around economic nationalism and Brexit, a survey from accountants KPMG showed on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man takes a photograph of the Canary Wharf financial district from Greenwich Park in London, Britain,
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LONDON (Reuters) – MPs want their European counterparts to quiz Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about a scandal over improper use of millions of Facebook users’ data, as he will not give evidence in London himself. FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees joint hearing regarding the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Survivors of London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire wept on Monday as they listened to a bereaved father pay tribute to his baby son and heard a recording of another victim making his last phone call from the burning building. Those were among many heartbreaking moments on the first day of oral hearings
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LONDON (Reuters) – A bereaved father gave a heartbreaking tribute to his baby son on Monday at the start of public hearings into the Grenfell Tower fire which killed 71 people in London last year. FILE PHOTO: Workers stand inside the burnt out remains of the Grenfell tower in London, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah
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LONDON (Reuters) – Costs for hiring bankers, accountants and lawyers from outside Britain will soar after Brexit and threaten London’s standing as a global financial centre unless the immigration system is urgently reformed, a report said on Monday. The Canary Wharf financial district is reflected in the river Thames on a sunny morning in London,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government’s efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow’s aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday. The sun is seen rising over skyscrapers in the City of London financial district in London, Britain,
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MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – British authorities, whose relations with Moscow have been strained, are yet to renew Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s visa after it expired last month, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Britain Football Soccer – Chelsea v Sunderland – Premier League – Stamford Bridge – 21/5/17 Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich applauds fans
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party wants to radically transform the economy, forming a Socialist society where “we’re not going to get ripped off any more”, its finance policy chief, John McDonnell, said on Sunday. John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, appears on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain May 6, 2018. Jeff
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional. After a day that saw the couple exchange vows in a medieval chapel at Windsor
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair’s Irish union has given the company until May 24 to agree to new working practices, or it will ballot pilots for possible industrial action, including strikes. FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 plane taxis at Lisbon’s airport, Portugal April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo The Irish airline recognised trade unions in
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