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Spanish lockdown likely into May, though coronavirus deaths slow

04 April, 2020 9:35 am 9:35 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s prime minister warned that nationwide confinement would likely last until May even though he said the worst should soon be over as the death toll slowed from one of the world’s most devastating coronavirus’ outbreaks. Speaking to a near-empty parliament as more than 300 lawmakers participated remotely, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez … Read More

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UK former PM May chooses cricket hero Geoffrey Boycott for knighthood

09 September, 2019 6:37 pm 6:37 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen former cricketer Geoffrey Boycott for a knighthood, honouring her hero whose persistent style she had vowed to emulate in her ultimately failed efforts to deliver Brexit. May, a cricket fan, last year compared herself to the legendary England opening batsman Boycott, who scored over … Read More

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Stokes set for knighthood after Cup heroics

07 July, 2019 12:17 pm 12:17 pm

LONDON (92 News) – Ben Stokes is set to become Sir Ben Stokes for his World Cup heroics after the two contenders to be the next prime minister of the UK said they would give the all-rounder a knighthood. It is noteworthy Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, one of whom will replace outgoing Prime Minister … Read More

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May hosts victorious England cricket team

07 July, 2019 9:24 pm 9:24 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted the World Cup-winning England cricket team in the garden of her Downing Street residence on Monday, describing their win as “one of the great sporting spectacles of our time”. England ended their 44-year wait for a first 50-overs world title by beating New Zealand in a … Read More

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Rain-hit cricket World Cup may cost insurers millions

06 June, 2019 9:24 pm 9:24 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Lost revenues from a record number of rain-hit cricket World Cup games in England and Wales may result in insurance claims of a few million pounds for each abandoned fixture, insurance sources say. Broadcasters, organisers, venues, advertising sponsors and catering establishments are among firms to have missed out after four matches were … Read More

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Brexit supporter Johnson far ahead in contest to replace British PM

06 June, 2019 11:29 pm 11:29 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, who has pledged to deliver Brexit on Oct. 31, surged closer to power on Thursday, winning by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Three years since voting 52%-48% to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom … Read More

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May formally confirms resignation as Conservative leader

06 June, 2019 8:39 pm 8:39 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified her Conservative Party on Friday that she had resigned as party leader, opening the way for a succession contest that will determine the country’s next prime minister. May will remain prime minister and acting party leader until Conservative Party lawmakers and members select a new … Read More

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UK private sector reports sluggish underlying growth

06 June, 2019 8:33 am 8:33 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s private sector reported sluggish underlying growth last month as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on many businesses, the Confederation of British Industry said on Sunday. Britain’s economy grew solidly in the first three months of this year, according to official data, boosted in part by factories stockpiling raw materials ahead of … Read More


Seven up – Contest to replace May as British prime minister gets crow...

05 May, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up with seven candidates now throwing their hat into the ring, saying they would succeed where she failed by taking a deeply-divided Britain out of the European Union. May announced on Friday she was quitting over her failure to deliver Brexit, … Read More

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May announces to resign over Brexit issue on June 7

05 May, 2019 2:29 pm 2:29 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she would quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal. May set out a timetable for her departure: She will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 … Read More

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British PM May in peril over Brexit on EU election day

05 May, 2019 8:14 am 8:14 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure to name a date for her departure after her final Brexit gambit failed, overshadowing a European election that will show a United Kingdom still riven by divisions over its EU divorce. With the deadlock in London, the world’s fifth largest economy faces an array … Read More


May says Brexit legislation to have ‘improved package of measuresR...

05 May, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a “new bold offer” to lawmakers with “an improved package of measures” in a final attempt to get the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill through parliament before she leaves office. After failing three times to get parliament’s approval for her Brexit deal, the government will … Read More


May, ministers agree must ratify Brexit deal by summer break

05 May, 2019 10:31 pm 10:31 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government agreed on Tuesday that it was “imperative” to ratify Britain’s exit from the European Union before the summer break, setting out the clearest deadline so far for Brexit and the prime minister’s possible departure. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU, … Read More


May’s party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go

05 May, 2019 8:53 am 8:53 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the May 23 European parliamentary election as pressure grows for her to set a date for her own departure. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was in the lead, up four percentage points, on 34% while May’s Conservative … Read More

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Fight to replace PM May complicating Brexit talks: Labour’s McDonnell

05 May, 2019 8:08 am 8:08 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The battle among leading Conservatives to replace Theresa May as prime minister threatens to derail talks with the Labour Party and the bid to find a Brexit compromise, Labour’s John McDonnell said. May, who has offered to quit if MPs accept her Brexit deal, opened cross-party talks with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party … Read More