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LONDON (Reuters) – Thomas Markle has not spoken to his daughter Meghan since her star-studded wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry and fears she will not contact him again, the Sun newspaper reported on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (UNSEEN), visit the Famine Memorial in Dublin, Ireland, July 11,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British consumer spending dipped last month and few employers plan to offer bigger pay rises, according to economic surveys on Monday that suggest future growth is likely to remain modest. FILE PHOTO: Customers shop in a Sainsbury’s store in Redhill, Britain, March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo Last week official figures showed
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THAME, England (Reuters) – Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson returned from his summer holiday to face both criticism and support over his remarks about burqas, amid deepening divisions in Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson walks to Downing Street in London, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
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THAME, England (Reuters) – Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson returned from his summer holiday to face both criticism and support over his remarks about burqas, amid deepening divisions in Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson walks to Downing Street in London, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
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LONDON (Reuters) – Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85, the BBC reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Writer V.S. Naipaul waits to receive his Nobel prize for literature at Stockholm’s Konserthuset from Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf, Sweden December 10,
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Foreign authors invited to Edinburgh to appear in the world’s biggest arts festival are being put off by a British visa process which organizers say is humiliating and Kafkaesque. The complexity of getting permission to visit Britain risks damaging its cultural reputation, organizers say, and is likely to worsen once Britain leaves
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LONDON (Reuters) – Sports Direct, the British sportswear retailer controlled by tycoon Mike Ashley, has snapped up House of Fraser from the department store group’s administrators for 90 million pounds. Billionaire Ashley, who also owns English Premier League soccer club Newcastle United, said on Friday his ambition was to transform House of Fraser “into the
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BERKLEY HEIGHTS, New Jersey (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday the United States strongly condemned Russia’s use of chemical weapons against a former Russian agent in Britain, two days after the U.S. State Department announced sanctions over the move. FILE PHOTO: A barrier and a police tent stand outside Sergei Skripal’s home in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy warmed up a little in the second quarter from its winter slowdown of early 2018, but there was no sign of an end to its stuttering performance ahead of Brexit next year. The world’s fifth-biggest economy relied on the services industry for growth in the second quarter, despite signs that
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