May's lead narrows after Manchester attack, new polls show

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed ahead of a June 8 election but she is still on course to win comfortably, according to two opinion polls carried out since the Manchester suicide attack.

The Opinium and ComRes polls published ...

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May's lead falls to 12 percent points from 18 - ComRes poll

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed by 6 percentage points ahead of the June 8 election, according to a ComRes poll.

The poll for the Sunday Mirror and the Independent newspaper, carried out between May 24-26, showed the lead of ...

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May's lead narrows to 10 percent points - Opinium poll

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed to 10 percentage points, according to an Opinium poll for the Observer newspaper on Saturday.

Opinium said May's lead had slipped from 13 percentage points on May 16 and 19 ...

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Obama offers condolences to Manchester victims in Prince Harry meeting

LONDON Former U.S. president Barack Obama offered his condolences to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing on Saturday when he met Britain's Prince Harry.

Harry, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth, was hosting Obama at his London home Kensington Palace to discuss military veterans, ...

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Two British fighter jets dispatched on urgent mission - Sky News

LONDON Two British fighter jets have been dispatched from a Royal Air Force base in Scotland on an urgent "Quick Reaction Response", Sky News reported citing unnamed sources.

The Ministry of Defence had no immediate comment. The Daily Mail newspaper said it was thought the jets were ...

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British Airways suffers flight delays after global IT outage

LONDON British Airways flights in Britain were being delayed and passengers were suffering long waits at airports on Saturday because of a global system outage, the airline said.

"We apologise to customers who are facing some delays following an IT outage this morning," a BA spokeswoman ...

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Police arrest two more in hunt for suicide bomber's network

LONDON British police said they had arrested two men on Saturday as they stepped up their efforts to capture a suspected network behind the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester earlier this week.

Officers used a controlled explosion to gain entry to the address in the north ...

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Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

SOMERSET, England The British inventor of an "Iron Man"-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries ranging from entertainment to the military.

Richard Browning, a 38-year-old former commodities trader ...

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UK police say they have 'hands around' some Manchester attack network

LONDON Britain's head of counter-terrorism policing said on Friday the authorities had made several significant arrests connected with the Manchester suicide bomb attack which killed 22 people, and had their "hands around" some of the key people.

"They're very significant, these arrests. ...

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UK police say 'large part of network' behind Manchester attack arrested - Sky News

LONDON Britain's top counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said on Friday that a "large part of the network" behind the Manchester suicide bomber had been arrested but more arrests were likely, Sky News reported.

Rowley said "immense" progress had been made into the investigation into ...

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London's Chelsea Flower Show in full bloom

LONDON Britain's most prestigious flower show is taking place this week with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of floral delights from Alium to Zantedeschia.

The highlight of Britain's horticultural calendar, the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London's sprawling Royal Hospital complex ...

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Fire brigade called to blaze at Wimbledon

LONDON The London Fire Brigade were called to put out a blaze at Wimbledon on Friday, the All England Club said.

Photographs posted on social media showed a hedge close to the practice courts engulfed in flames with workmen watching on.

"The AELTC can confirm the London Fire Brigade ...

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U.S. takes 'full responsibility' for Manchester intelligence leaks - Tillerson

LONDON The United States government takes full responsibility for leaks of the British police investigation into Monday's deadly bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 people, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday.

Appearing alongside British foreign secretary Boris ...

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Student jailed for leaving homemade bomb on train near London's Canary Wharf

LONDON A British student, who left a homemade bomb packed with ball bearings and shrapnel on a London underground train on its way to the Canary Wharf financial district last October, was jailed for 15 years on Friday.

Damon Smith, 20, set the timer and left the train but the bomb failed ...

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Macron offers Britain's May support in fight against terrorism

TAORMINA, Italy French President Emmanuel Macron offered to help British Prime Minister Theresa May marshal support in the fight against terrorism on Friday, days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people in Manchester.

May, at her first G7 meeting since becoming prime minister last year, ...

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UK security minister says no specific threat to public this weekend

LONDON British emergency services are prepared for possible attacks on public events over an upcoming holiday weekend but have no information on specific threats after Monday's bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22, a government minister said.

Monday is a public holiday in Britain, ...

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UK parties not giving full picture on likely tax rises - IFS

LONDON Britain's two main political parties are not giving the public the full picture about how much taxes will need to rise in order to support public services after next month's election, a leading think tank said on Friday.

Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives were likely to ...

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After UK attack, voter confronts Rudd over police cuts

LONDON A British voter has angrily confronted interior minister Amber Rudd over police cuts, prompting her to deny that a suicide bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 at a music concert was linked to falling police numbers.

The exchange highlights how police budgets are set to become ...

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Police arrest another man after Manchester attack

British police arrested a man on Friday in the of suburb of Moss Side, the tenth person to be taken into custody in connection with Monday night's Manchester attack.

Eight men are in custody now after a man and a woman were released without charge, Greater Manchester police said in a ...

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EU offers post-Brexit rights to Britons in Europe - document

BRUSSELS The European Union will offer to protect the welfare and residence rights of Britons living on the continent after Brexit when it opens talks with London next month, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

"The Withdrawal Agreement should protect the rights of EU27 ...

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UK consumers downbeat on finances as inflation bites

LONDON The rise in inflation in Britain after the Brexit vote has made households the most downbeat about their finances in more than two years, and the giant services sector is also feeling the impact, surveys showed on Friday.

Consumers - whose spending is crucial to Britain's economy - ...

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