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Iran says Britain might free oil tanker soon: IRNA

08 August, 2019 4:58 pm 4:58 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday that Britain might free its oil tanker Grace 1 soon in a maritime saga that has exacerbated frictions between Tehran and the West. But a source for the government of British Mediterranean territory Gibraltar, where marines seized the tanker on July 4 on suspicion of violating European sanctions … Read More



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No-deal Brexit to hurt you the most, EU’s Juncker tells Britain

08 August, 2019 2:41 am 2:41 am

VIENNA (Reuters) – Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Saturday that a no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government pretends otherwise. Britain has been pressing the European Union to amend the terms of Britain’s withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to … Read More



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Merchant vessels: Britain joins US for maritime security mission in Gulf

08 August, 2019 2:53 am 2:53 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel. British officials stressed that there was no change to London’s policy on Iran but joining the United States is the most … Read More



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Britain to spend an extra £2.1 billion on no-deal Brexit planning

08 August, 2019 9:19 am 9:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by preparing to spend an extra £2.1 billion to make sure the country is ready to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a divorce deal at the end of October. The new government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which took … Read More



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Britain tells Iran: release ship to come out of dark

07 July, 2019 10:24 pm 10:24 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain told Iran on Monday that if it wants to come of the dark it must follow international rules and release a British-flagged oil tanker seized by its forces in the Gulf. Iranian commandos seized the Stena Impero near the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important waterway for oil shipments, on … Read More



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Boris Johnson, formally, becomes, Britain, new, prime minister

Boris Johnson formally becomes Britain’s new prime minister

07 July, 2019 8:50 pm 8:50 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson took office as Britain’s new prime minister on Wednesday. “The Queen received in audience The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP this afternoon and requested him to form a new administration,” Buckingham Palace said. “Mr Johnson accepted Her Majesty’s offer and kissed hands upon his appointment as Prime Minister and First … Read More



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Britain, leader, Johnson, vows, get, Brexit, done

Britain’s new leader Johnson vows to get Brexit done

07 July, 2019 5:27 pm 5:27 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday. His victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a Brexit showdown with the … Read More



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UK says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

07 July, 2019 10:41 am 10:41 am

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they had captured the British-flagged Stena Impero, announcing the move two … Read More



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Britain’s Hunt says Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn’...

07 July, 2019 8:59 am 8:59 am

LONDON (Web Desk) – Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the Iranian tanker detained by Royal Marines near Gibraltar could be released, if the UK is guaranteed the oil is not bound for Syria. The tanker, seized on 4 July, was suspected of breaking EU sanctions. Iran claimed the seizure was “piracy”. Iranian ships later … Read More



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Iran, Britain, release, seized, oil, tanker, immediately

Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately

07 July, 2019 11:06 pm 11:06 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. “This is a dangerous game and has consequences … the legal pretexts … Read More



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Britain, become, G7, country, net, zero emissions, target

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

06 June, 2019 9:47 am 9:47 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will toughen its climate targets and commit to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government said late on Tuesday, becoming the first G7 nation to set such a goal. The country currently aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. However, … Read More



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Britain to launch new scheme to pay households for unused renewable power

Britain to launch new scheme to pay households for unused renewable power

06 June, 2019 9:47 am 9:47 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will launch a new scheme to pay households producing energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels, for their surplus electricity, the government said on Sunday. Around 800,000 homes in Britain have solar panels installed and the scheme will replace a feed-in-tariff system which ended in April. “The new smart export … Read More



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Britain warns of Iran-US conflict, Pompeo meets Europeans

05 May, 2019 11:47 pm 11:47 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain’s foreign minister said on Monday, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brussels with the main Europeans powers on the crisis. President Donald Trump is seeking to isolate Tehran by cutting … Read More



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EU’s Juncker: there is still a risk of no-deal Brexit despite delay

04 April, 2019 8:17 am 8:17 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc’s chief executive said on Saturday, urging Britain to take advantage of a six-month delay to work out the details of its departure. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made the comments … Read More



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May, offer, quit, break, Britain, Brexit, stalemate

May’s offer to quit fails to break Britain’s Brexit stalemate

03 March, 2019 9:24 am 9:24 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce deal on Wednesday with an offer to quit, but parliament’s bid to agree an alternative fell short, leaving the Brexit process as deadlocked as ever. May told her Conservative lawmakers she would step down if her Brexit … Read More



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