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Flights, canceled, Britain, braces, Storm Dennis

Flights canceled as Britain braces for Storm Dennis

02 February, 2020 6:33 pm 6:33 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Flights have been canceled and the army drafted in as Britain prepares for Storm Dennis with the authorities warning of heavy rain and flooding in parts of England. EasyJet has warned of “significant disruption” to its operations whilst Luton Airport is advising passengers to check with their airlines before setting off from … Read More


Britain beyond Brexit, Johnson reshapes government

02 February, 2020 1:15 pm 1:15 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshape his government on Thursday, appointing a team he hopes will deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit and heal the divisions both in his Conservative Party and the country. The reshuffle is not expected to be as explosive as some commentators had suggested, based on his … Read More


Brexit, Britain, leaves, EU, champagne, corks fly

Brexit at last: Britain leaves EU for an uncertain future

02 February, 2020 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union on Friday for an uncertain future, with Brexiteers claiming victory they said marked a new era for the country. In its biggest shift since losing its global empire, the United Kingdom slipped away at 2300 GMT, turning its back after 47 years … Read More


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Britain cuts loose from the EU with joy, anger and indifference

01 January, 2020 11:40 pm 11:40 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday with a mixture of joy, anger and indifference, casting off into the unknown in one of the biggest blows yet to Europe’s attempt to forge unity from the ruins of World War Two. In the United Kingdom’s most significant geopolitical move since its … Read More


Britain, hands, Brexit, documents, EU lawmakers, 'au revoir'

Britain hands in Brexit documents as its EU lawmakers say ‘au revoir&...

01 January, 2020 8:52 pm 8:52 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s ambassador to the European Union handed documents formalising Brexit to a senior EU official on Wednesday, hours before European lawmakers are due to sign off on a deal that will see Britain finally quit the bloc on Friday. Three-and-a-half years after Britons voted to leave, a smiling Tim Barrow passed over … Read More


Britain, France, Germany formally accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

01 January, 2020 10:24 am 10:24 am

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on Tuesday of violating the terms of its 2015 agreement to curb its nuclear program, which eventually could lead to the reimposing of UN sanctions lifted under the deal. The European powers said they were acting to avoid a crisis over nuclear proliferation adding to … Read More


Britain, raise, minimum, wage, 6%, 2020

Britain says will raise minimum wage by more than 6% in 2020

12 December, 2019 9:14 am 9:14 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s national minimum wage will rise by more than 6% next year, taking it to 8.74 pounds ($11.49) an hour, the government announced on Tuesday. The move puts Britain on track to meet its target for the minimum wage to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020, it added. “Hard work should … Read More


Britain, Queen Elizabeth, Christmas message, impressed, environmental destruction.

Queen struck by youth climate activism

12 December, 2019 11:11 pm 11:11 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth said in her Christmas message on Wednesday that she was impressed by young people’s dynamism towards fighting environmental destruction. “The challenges many people face today may be different to those once faced by my generation,” said the 93-year-old monarch, who was a teenager during World War Two. “But I … Read More


European Union, trade agreement, Britain, social, environmental standards, Brexit

EU-UK trade deal cannot allow ‘race to the bottom’: EU’s ...

12 December, 2019 11:05 pm 11:05 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s central interest in forging a free trade agreement with Britain is to agree common social and environmental standards and avoid a “race to the bottom”, the EU chief Brexit negotiator wrote in an opinion piece. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there would be no alignment with … Read More


Britain threatens Brexit cliff-edge to force EU trade deal by December 2020

12 December, 2019 9:05 am 9:05 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union, betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliff-edge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord. Johnson will use his control of parliament to outlaw any extension … Read More


Johnson, election, victory, propels, Britain, swift, Brexit

Johnson election victory propels Britain towards swift Brexit

12 December, 2019 12:35 pm 12:35 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was speeding towards Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since Britons voted to leave the European Union. Johnson has relentlessly pursued Brexit since he put himself forward as the face of the victorious “Leave” campaign in a 2016 referendum, … Read More


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UK on track for Brexit as election landslide looms for Johnson

12 December, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain’s election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country’s most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20-week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and … Read More


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Johnson says Britain can soon stop talking about Brexit if he wins vote

12 December, 2019 10:27 am 10:27 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday night that the public can soon stop talking about Brexit if he wins next week’s general election and that there is significant investment waiting once the political paralysis is over. Britons will vote on Dec. 12 after parliament agreed to an early election, seeking … Read More


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Millions apply to vote in British election ahead of Tuesday’s deadlin...

11 November, 2019 8:39 pm 8:39 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – More than 2 million under-35s have applied to vote in Britain’s Dec. 12 election since the poll was called just four weeks ago, government data showed ahead of Tuesday’s registration deadline. The outcome of next month’s election, which will determine how, when and even whether Britain leaves the European Union, remains uncertain. … Read More


Britain, dangerous, mess, former PM, Blair

Britain is a dangerous mess, says former PM Blair

11 November, 2019 4:24 pm 4:24 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Former prime minister Tony Blair said on Monday that Britain was in a dangerous mess and that neither his own Labour Party nor Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives deserved to win a Dec. 12 election. Britain is holding an election three years ahead of schedule because parliament was deadlocked over Brexit, unable … Read More