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  • 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 from Google sites. The British government has susp...

  • 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 is set to begin exit talks by the end of the mont...

  • 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 exit the EU by the end of March following last su...

  • 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 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC. The p...

  • 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. Although the Anglo-German tie-up is awaiting formal...

  • 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, elected leader in 2014 after an unsuccessful refe...

  • 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 "rise up" and back a coordinated effort to temper the...

  • 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 States. Protesters held black banners with blood s...

  • 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 Union, the head of industry body VDMA (Verband Deutsc...

  • 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 Brexit plans a shot at amending them. A "straightf...

  • 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 disentangled from the European Union while hoping the bl...

  • 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 London." "We're going to work very hard to get it ...

  • 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 some financial products. Banks, insurers and asset...

  • Brexit ‘catastrophe’: UK at risk, warns Canadian trade expert
    Brexit_%e2%80%98catastrophe%e2%80%99-_uk_at_risk__warns_canadian_trade_expert 2017-01-08 10:16:56 UTC
    UK-EU trade deal could take years after 'catastrophic' Brexit vote, expert warns. Renegotiating a trade deal with the European Union could take the UK up to a decade to finalise after its "potentially catastrophic" decision to leave the bloc, a trade expert has warned. Jason Langrish, execu...

  • George Michael dead at 53
    George_michael_never_gonna_dance_again 2016-12-26 06:36:43 UTC
    London (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53. In the mid-1980s, Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos ever, ahead even of Simon & Garfunkel, with singles l...

  • UK High Court: No Brexit without parliament approval
    Uk_high_court-_no_brexit_without_parliament_approval 2016-11-03 13:45:06 UTC
    England's High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, upsetting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans. The government said it would appeal against the decision and a spokeswoman for May said ...

  • Bank of England Governor Carney ready to serve full term
    Bank_of_england_governor_carney_ready_to_serve_full_term 2016-10-31 08:29:05 UTC
    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is leaning towards deciding to serve a full eight-year term, despite critics calling for him not to extend his time in charge of the British central bank, according to news reports. Carney, who has come under fire from supporters of Brexit for his stance in...

  • BREXIT: British Jews seek German citizenship
    Judith_wolff 2016-10-31 05:50:38 UTC
    <i><strong>Judith Wolff had never considered trying to obtain German citizenship until after the Brexit vote.</strong> Photograph: Lee Brown for the Guardian</i><hr> Descendants of the tens of thousands of German Jews who fled the Nazis and found refuge in Britain are making use of their lega...

  • Brexit: PM May promises supporting small businesses
    Brexit-_pm_may_promises_supporting_small_businesses 2016-08-04 05:55:30 UTC
    British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell small business owners on Thursday that she wants to help them take advantage of the opportunities provided by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The June 23 Brexit vote has raised serious questions about the future of the world's fifth larg...

  • Knife attack in London kills one, injures five
    Knife_attack_in_london_kills_one__injures_six 2016-08-04 04:35:55 UTC
    LONDON - One woman was killed and up to five other people were injured in a stabbing attack in central London, and a 19-year-old with mental health issues suspect was arrested, the city's Metropolitan Police said on Thursday. Armed police were called at 10:33 p.m. (2133 GMT) after a man armed ...

  • Hedge funds win on Brexit night
    Hedge_funds_win_on_brexit 2016-07-17 14:39:30 UTC
    As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent. Scott's algorithm-driven fund, and others like it, beat hedge funds run by ...

  • Theresa May shakes up British government to prepare for Brexit
    Theresa_may 2016-07-14 17:43:02 UTC
    (Reuters) — New Prime Minister Theresa May showed a ruthless streak on Thursday in building a cabinet to lead Britain's exit from the European Union, while her finance minister said he would do whatever was necessary to restore confidence in the economy. A day after replacing David Cameron, Ma...

  • The Killings of Tony Blair: watch the trailer for George Galloway's film about the former PM – video
    Blairbush 2016-07-14 00:40:59 UTC
    George Galloway – until recently the Respect MP for Bradford West – is an old adversary of Tony Blair, and he has presented and produced a documentary about Labour’s longtime leader in the 1990s and 2000s. Focussing on the decision to go to war in Iraq, Blair’s post-politics activities, and his e...

  • Piers Morgan to Jennifer Aniston: “Dismount from that high horse”
    Jennifer_aniston_is_fed_up_and_fighting_back 2016-07-14 20:41:38 UTC
    In a powerful open letter published on The Huffington Post, Jennifer Aniston addressed the ongoing media speculation about her personal life and appearance. “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflect...

  • Theresa May becomes Britain's new prime minister
    May 2016-07-13 19:03:33 UTC
    Theresa May became Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday, promising to carve out a bold new future in the world as she embarks on the monumental task of leading the country out of the European Union. May, 59 assumed office after an audience with Queen Elizabeth and drove straight to her ne...