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FILE PHOTO: British Conservative Andrea Leadsom smiles during an interview with Reuters, after launching her campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo (Reuters) – The UK’s Andrea Leadsom, who was defeated in the first round of a leadership contest, is now considering supporting interior minister Sajid Javid
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FILE PHOTO: Member of parliament Chuka Umunna of Change UK appears on BBC TV’s The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain May 19, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A prominent former Labour Party politician, Chuka Umunna, said on Thursday he had joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrats, barely a week after
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s special forces are about to shift away from counter-terrorism work and instead concentrate on blocking covert operations by countries such as Russia, the BBC reported on Thursday, citing unnamed British officials and military sources. Senior military officers are considering the proposal and are likely to recommend the government approve it, the
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PM hopeful Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Britain, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson (Reuters) – Rival candidates for the leadership of the UK’s Conservative party are in discussions about the possibility of joining forces to challenge front-runner Boris Johnson to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, The Guardian reported on Thursday. Members of Health
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill speaks at a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) at Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, China May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Pool/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government is in “pretty good shape” if it needs to leave the European Union without a transition deal
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FILE PHOTO: Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks at the launch of his bid for leadership of the Conservative Party in London, Britain June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British health minister Matt Hancock is considering whether to abandon his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party,
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Northern Irish party propping up Britain’s minority government is not asking for changes to the Brexit divorce deal that will “fundamentally undermine” what has been proposed, one of its senior lawmakers said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Leader Arlene Foster, alongside Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds (L) and Chief
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FILE PHOTO: Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond speaks at the launch of a report, by living standards think tank the Resolution Foundation, on the impact of the higher minimum wage at the Resolution Foundation offices in London, Britain May 30, 2019. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond said
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his own diplomacy on Thursday with royalty and foreign leaders, but mistakenly cast the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, as the “Prince of Whales”. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Charles, Prince of Wales, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in an event to
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LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange is due before a London court on Friday, facing the next stage of a U.S. attempt to try him on spying charges after Britain’s interior minister said he had validated the American extradition request. FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Southwark Crown Court after being sentenced in
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