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  • British PM Theresa May Called For An Early Election On June 8
    Theresa_may 2017-04-18 17:52:39 UTC
    By Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James | LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by bolst...
  • Brexit: Eyes on trading operations of UK investment banks
    Eyes_on_trading_operations_of_uk_investment_banks_after_brexit 2017-04-11 05:28:27 UTC
    By Huw Jones, Rachel Armstrong and Jesús Aguado | LONDON/MADRID - A gap in EU financial rules is allowing member countries to compete to host the trading operations of London-based investment banks after Brexit by offering looser regulatory st...
  • UK Must Accept EU Rules After Any Partial Withdrawal
    Eu_ready_to_respond_within_48_hours_to_uk's_brexit_note 2017-03-31 19:13:55 UTC
    By Robin Emmott and Alastair Macdonald | VALLETTA/BRUSSELS — The European Union offered Britain talks this year on a future free trade pact but made clear in negotiating guidelines issued on Friday that London must first agree to EU demands on...
  • Doubts Over London's Future As A Global Financial Center
    Doubts_over_london's_future_as_a_global_financial_center 2017-03-31 04:07:07 UTC
    By Anjuli Davies | <h3>LONDON — Goldman Sachs (GS.N) sought to reassure London-based staff over potential disruption to its business as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, in a voicemail to staff sent by the Wall Street firm's Europe...
  • Britons Scrambling To Get German Citizenship In Wake Of Brexit
    Britons_scrambling_to_get_german_citizenship_in_wake_of_brexit 2017-03-31 04:06:40 UTC
    By Tanya Wood | <h3>BERLIN — As the UK prepares to trigger its divorce from the EU, many Britons who have made Germany their home are scrambling to get German citizenship as they try to ease worries about whether they can stay after Brexit.<...
  • UK and Gulf Arab states seeking free trade deal
    Uk_and_gulf_arab_states_seeking_free_trade_deal 2017-03-26 16:55:50 UTC
    By Tom Finn | LONDON/ DOHA — Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, Gulf officials say. Britain cann...
  • EU is trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain
    Wolfgang_schaeuble__germany's_finance_minister 2017-03-24 06:58:02 UTC
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that the European Union was trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain but stressed that countries wanting to get the benefits related to the bloc had to make commitments, t...
  • London attacker 'Adrian Russel' converted to Islam and was a criminal
    London_attacker_adrian_elms_converted_to_islam_and_was_a_criminal 2017-03-24 09:02:50 UTC
    By Michael Holden | BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND — The London attacker Khalid Masood had been born Adrian Russel, was a criminal and has converted to Islam. Before he killed at least four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bo...
  • BREXIT: Merkel Doesn't Fear More Countries Could Leave EU
    Merkel_does_not_fear_more_countries_could_leave_eu_after_brexit_ 2017-03-24 01:42:31 UTC
    Berlin — Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce. Prime...
  • Latest updates and video from the UK parliament attack in London
    Live-latest_updates_and_video_from_the_uk_parliament_attack 2017-03-23 03:10:28 UTC
    UK parliament attack: Four people killed and 20 injured. By Toby Melville | LONDON — Five people were killed and at least 40 injured in London after a car plowed into pedestrians. An attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British par...
  • BREXIT: Goldman Sachs moving hundreds of London jobs to EU
    Brexit-_goldman_sachs_moving_hundreds_of_london_jobs_to_europe 2017-03-21 15:34:42 UTC
    By Anjuli Davies | LONDON Goldman Sachs will begin moving hundreds of people out of London before any Brexit deal is struck as part of its contingency plans for Britain leaving the European Union, the Wall Street firm's Europe CEO said. "We ar...
  • Northern Ireland: Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness dies aged 66
    Northern_ireland_sinn_fein_martin_mcguinness_dies_aged_66 2017-03-21 14:43:05 UTC
    By Ian Graham | BELFAST <h3>Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died aged 66.</h3>Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help e...
  • Google apologizes for ads alongside offensive videos on YouTube
    Google_apologizes_for_ads_alongside_offensive_videos_on_youtube 2017-03-20 19:20:23 UTC
    By Esha Vaish and Kate Holton Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) and HSBC (HSBA.L) pulled advertising for British markets fro...
  • Countdown: Brits facing an uncertain future without the EU
    Brits_are_facing_an_uncertain_future_without_the_eu 2017-03-12 22:43:33 UTC
    By William James | LONDON — Britain is drawing up contingency plans for the unlikely event it has to walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May...
  • EU ready to respond within 48 hours to UK's Brexit note
    Eu_ready_to_respond_within_48_hours_to_uk's_brexit_note 2017-03-11 08:01:06 UTC
    The European Union will be ready to respond within 48 hours to Britain's notification that it plans to leave the 28-nation bloc, the chairman of EU leaders, Donald Tusk, said on Friday. Britain has said it will submit its formal notification to...
  • Scotland considers to hold independence vote in autumn 2018
    Brexit 2017-03-09 10:24:55 UTC
    Scotland considers to hold independence vote in autumn 2018. By Elisabeth O'Leary | EDINBURGH Scotland could hold an independence referendum in autumn 2018, just months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, Scottish Fir...
  • Ahead of Brexit, all eyes on Frankfurt
    Ahead_of_brexit__all_eyes_on_frankfurt 2017-03-01 09:45:36 UTC
    By Huw Jones | LONDON — The European Union could be left with no exchange big enough to compete with U.S. rivals and no trading link into Britain if it allows the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) and Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) merger to die. A...
  • Brexit could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum
    Brexit 2017-03-01 08:33:46 UTC
    By Kate Holton | LONDON — The "sheer intransigence" of the British government over Brexit could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum, the head of the devolved Scottish government said on Tuesday. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon,...
  • Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit
    Tony_blair_urges_britons_to_'rise_up'_against_brexit 2017-02-17 20:21:45 UTC
    Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit. By William James | LONDON - Former British prime minister Tony Blair issued a battle cry against a so-called 'hard Brexit' on Friday, calling on voters, businesses and campaigners to "ri...
  • London protest for the second time in a week against Trump
    London_protest_for_the_second_time_in_a_week_against_trump 2017-02-04 20:42:20 UTC
    LONDON (REUTERS) - Several thousand people demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in London on Saturday against President Donald Trump and his temporary ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United Sta...
  • German engineers don't care about Trump and Brexit
    Engineers-_'hardly_any_us_or_uk_competitors_exist_for_german_products' 2017-01-29 19:07:46 UTC
    German engineers: 'Hardly any US or UK competitors exist for German products' German engineers are confident about German products and expect no hit to business from the presidency of Donald Trump or Britain's decision to leave the European Uni...
  • The UK Supreme Court rules against government on Brexit
    Theresa_may 2017-01-24 15:39:38 UTC
    By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Bre...
  • UK wants to make a success of Brexit and build a truly global Britain
    Uk_wants_to_make_a_success_of_brexit_and_build_a_truly_global_britain 2017-01-18 04:08:35 UTC
    May rejects 'partial' EU membership in Brexit speech. Addressing an audience including foreign ambassadors in central London, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disent...
  • Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
    Trump-_brexit_is_going_to_end_up_being_a_great_thing 2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
    Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...
  • UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
    Uk_has_no_chance_for_full_access_to_the_eu_after_brexit 2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
    By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters) Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude som...