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MPs call for Brexit plan by mid-February
Январь 14, 2017
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MPs call for Brexit plan by mid-February

An influential group of MPs has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to publish by mid-February her plans for leaving the European Union. The cross-party Brexit committee called for a policy document clarifying the government's "broad aims", including whether Britain should stay in the single market and...

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Budget crisis for UK’s Armed Forces could lead to cuts
Декабрь 28, 2016
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Budget crisis for UK’s Armed Forces could lead to cuts

Despite a government commitment to more funding, Britain's Armed Forces are getting ready for defence cuts, it has been reported. Defence chiefs will strive to make savings, hit by a double whammy of a falling pound and the defence budget needing to be spread more thinly as the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR),...

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King Charles III: Is the Queen getting ready to hand over the reins to her son?
Декабрь 24, 2016
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King Charles III: Is the Queen getting ready to hand over the reins to her son?

"You have to be seen to be believed," the Queen once observed in a reference to her need always to be in the public eye, but this week she was seen to be overshadowed by her successor. In a photographic portrait released on Sunday and redolent with symbolism, a relaxed Prince Charles looks down on a seated and...

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EU is set to pay big bucks to keep migrants in Africa
Декабрь 15, 2016
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EU is set to pay big bucks to keep migrants in Africa

BRUSSELS — The European Union has earmarked hundreds of millions of euros for the northern African nation of Niger as part of its efforts to stop migrants from reaching Europe. Niger is a main transit route for people moving from Western Africa to Libya, where many board unseaworthy boats to cross the Mediterranean to...

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UK banks looking into ‘next generation’ of digital cards to help combat online fraud
Ноябрь 28, 2016
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UK banks looking into ‘next generation’ of digital cards to help combat online fraud

A new form of digitally-enhanced bank card featuring an unpredictable three-digit security code is currently being analysed by UK banks and financial institutions as a way of combating increasing levels of fraud, according to security firm Gemalto. The technology, which has been dubbed the "next generation" of payment...

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IFS warns of biggest squeeze on pay for 70 years over Brexit
Ноябрь 25, 2016
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IFS warns of biggest squeeze on pay for 70 years over Brexit

Workers in Britain face the longest squeeze on their pay for 70 years as Brexit knocks wage growth and stokes inflation, a leading thinktank has said. Picking over Philip Hammond’s first autumn statement, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said that by 2021, real wages in the UK – pay adjusted for inflation –...

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UK ramps up borrowing forecasts, sees slower growth due to Brexit
Ноябрь 23, 2016
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UK ramps up borrowing forecasts, sees slower growth due to Brexit

Britain ramped up its borrowing forecasts on Wednesday as the economy slows in the wake of the Brexit vote, finance minister Philip Hammond said in the country's first budget plan since voters decided to leave the European Union. The weaker growth and tighter public finances outlined by Hammond leave Prime Minister Theresa...

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The collapse of the pound since Brexit has cost £1,200,000,000,000
Ноябрь 22, 2016
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The collapse of the pound since Brexit has cost £1,200,000,000,000

The cost of Brexit to UK households has been put at $1.5trillion – that’s £1.2trillion – by an independent report from Credit Suisse. According to the Global Wealth Report, since the vote on June 23, sterling lost 20 per cent of its value. It also means that 400,000 people lost their millionaire status....

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Woman trapped under London bus after it swerved to avoid crash
Ноябрь 17, 2016
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Woman trapped under London bus after it swerved to avoid crash

A woman was trapped under a double-decker bus earlier today after it mounted the pavement while trying to avoid a car crash. File photo dated 09/11/16 of the scene after a tram overturned in Croydon, south London, as Transport for London has offered to pay for the funerals of the seven people killed in the tram crash. ...

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Prince Harry ‘to pay for bodyguard to protect Meghan Markle’
Ноябрь 17, 2016
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Prince Harry ‘to pay for bodyguard to protect Meghan Markle’

Prince Harry is prepared to pay to fund the protection of girlfriend Meghan Markle when she is visiting him in the UK, it has been claimed. The 32-year-old is said to be concerned about the actress’ safety after criticising the coverage of their relationship and is keen to protect her. Stag do miss their flight after...

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Theresa May brings back grammar schools as she turns on Cameron’s failed policies
Август 08, 2016
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Theresa May brings back grammar schools as she turns on Cameron’s failed policies

                  THERESA May is set to bring back grammar schools by scrapping a ban on the controversial academic establishments brought in by Tony Blair. As part of her plan for social cohesion Mrs May, who was educated at a grammar school herself, will allow a new wave of...

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ISIS terror alert for Brit troops told to cover up clues they are in military on holiday
Август 07, 2016
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ISIS terror alert for Brit troops told to cover up clues they are in military on holiday

                    BRITISH troops are being told to cover up any clues they are in the Armed Forces while on holiday to prevent being attacked by ISIS jihadis abroad. Soldiers have been told to cover up tattoos showing regimental insignia so they cannot easily be recognised by...

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