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United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

12 December, 2019 12:18 pm 12:18 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union. After failing to deliver Brexit by an Oct. 31 deadline, Johnson called the … Read More


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Johnson pitches ‘Christmas present’ Brexit push in manifesto

11 November, 2019 8:11 am 8:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise to bring his Brexit deal back to parliament before Christmas when he launches his manifesto on Sunday, the cornerstone of his pitch to voters to “get Brexit done”. Voters face a stark choice at the country’s Dec. 12 election: opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist vision, … Read More


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Brexit ‘inferno’ lays bare a divided United Kingdom

09 September, 2019 4:57 pm 4:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The fury of Britain’s Brexit ‘inferno’ is so intense that it could encourage violence unless politicians tone down their rhetoric, the husband of a lawmaker murdered a week before the 2016 EU referendum said on Thursday. Parliament reached boiling point on Wednesday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his opponents engaged in … Read More


UK shoppers pause in April after surge in spending

UK shoppers pause in April after surge in spending

05 May, 2019 10:43 pm 10:43 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British shoppers paused in April after three months of strong buying, according to official data that showed continued underlying strength in consumer spending even as the Brexit political crisis unfolded. Monthly retail sales volumes were flat last month, the Office for National Statistics said, stronger than a median forecast for a 0.3% … Read More


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Don’t provoke US or Trump will retaliate, Britain tells Iran

05 May, 2019 6:33 pm 6:33 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Britain told Iran on Monday not to underestimate the resolve of the United States, warning that if American interests were attacked then the administration of President Donald Trump would retaliate. “I would say to the Iranians: Do not underestimate the resolve on the US side,” Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told reporters on … Read More


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EU expects UK request to help avoid food shortages under hard Brexit

02 February, 2019 8:22 am 8:22 am

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union expects Britain to seek its assistance to avoid disruption to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the EU’s agriculture chief said. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29 and Prime Minister Theresa May has still to secure parliamentary approval for a divorce deal … Read More


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Exit from Brexit? I’d like it, but it’s unlikely: German foreig...

02 February, 2019 8:16 am 8:16 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – While German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas would like to see an “exit from Brexit” – Britain abandoning its plan to leave the European Union – he said in a newspaper interview on Sunday that he saw such an outcome as extremely unlikely. In the interview with the Funke media group, Maas repeated … Read More


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Leading Brexit donors say Britain will reverse decision to leave EU

01 January, 2019 7:50 pm 7:50 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Two of the biggest donors to the Brexit campaign say they now believe the project they championed will eventually be abandoned by the government and the United Kingdom will stay in the European Union. Peter Hargreaves, the billionaire who was the second biggest donor to the 2016 leave campaign, and veteran hedge … Read More


UK car insurance premiums up for first time in 12 months

10 October, 2018 9:00 am 9:00 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The cost of a comprehensive motor insurance policy rose by one percent in Britain in the third quarter, the first rise for 12 months, a survey said on Monday. Prices had been pushed down ahead of expected changes in the Odgen rate, used to calculate compensation for personal injuries and the Civil … Read More


‘No-deal’ Brexit would complicate driving, data and roaming, UK...

09 September, 2018 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could increase Britons’ mobile phone roaming charges, upset data sharing and force motorists to get an international license to drive in Europe, the government said . Recent signals from Brussels have buoyed hopes that the United Kingdom and the EU can agree and approve … Read More


Pakistan asks Britain to hand over Altaf Hussain, Nisar to meet Theresa May

08 August, 2016 12:10 pm 12:10 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has on Friday again formally written an application to the United Kingdom after 20 years requesting the British government to hand over Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s London-based party chief Altaf Hussain. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May and British Home Secretary in this regard. During the … Read More