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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party lost a vote on Wednesday to force the government to dock the transport minister’s salary over his handling of the failed contract to run the London to Edinburgh rail line. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling leaves 10 Downing Street, London, November 22, 2017.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Chancellor Philip Hammond rejected a call from a leading employers group on Tuesday 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
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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) – 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. Zuckerberg will be in Europe to defend the company after alleged misuse of its data by Cambridge Analytica, a British
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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) – 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) – Britain’s most prestigious flower show, a celebration of the genteel world of gardening, opens this week with a tribute to the “Windrush” generation of Caribbean migrants whose recent treatment has provoked a political scandal. A display of Roses are seen at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 21, 2018.
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LONDON – At Reuters, planning for the marriage of Britain’s Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle last Saturday in Windsor, England, began back in November when the royal engagement was announced. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan ride a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor
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