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UK freezes bank account linked to Azerbaijani Laundromat

LONDON (Reuters) - British investigators have frozen a bank account linked to a multi-billion dollar Azerbaijani money-laundering scheme that a network of investigative reporters has alleged rinsed dirty money mainly through four, UK-registered shell companies.

The National Crime Agency ...

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May faces party confidence vote, says Brexit is at stake

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, saying her ouster would jeopardise Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

Less than four months before the United ...

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Irish nationalist Sinn Fein steps up calls for post-Brexit united Ireland

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s largest Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein stepped up calls on Wednesday for a split from the United Kingdom, saying a referendum on Irish unity should be held in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Sinn Fein has been regularly calling ...

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May battles confidence vote, warning Brexit is in peril

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, saying her ouster would jeopardise Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

Less than four months before the United ...

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'A very uncivil war' - Britain's Conservatives on the brink over Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The divorce deal British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with the European Union after months of tortuous negotiations was meant to unite her ruling Conservative Party over Brexit.

But a month later, rifts over Europe run so deep lawmakers have triggered a leadership ...

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May fights leadership revolt, warns Brexit in peril

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job in a leadership challenge on Wednesday triggered by Conservative lawmakers, saying a change could jeopardise Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

Less than four months until the United Kingdom is due to ...

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DUP leader, UK trade minister call for Brexit backstop overhaul

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the Northern Irish party propping up Britain’s government on Wednesday joined forces with the UK’s trade minister and two former Brexit ministers to call for an overhaul of the Irish backstop in the Brexit divorce deal.

Democratic Unionist ...

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May defies leadership revolt, warns Brexit in peril

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job on Wednesday after Conservative lawmakers triggered a challenge to her leadership, saying a change could jeopardise Britain’s planned divorce from the European Union.

With less than four months until the United ...

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UK will delay Brexit if May loses vote - justice minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would need to delay its exit from the European Union if Prime Minister Theresa May loses a vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday, her justice minister David Gauke said.

“In terms of negotiating any type of arrangement with the European Union, I ...

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Factbox - Who might be Britain's next prime minister if May goes?

LONDON (Reuters) - MPs in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership over Britain’s planned divorce from the European.

May has vowed to fight on as leader, but if she loses the confidence vote later on ...

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May vows to fight on, warning Brexit is in peril

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Wednesday to fight a challenge to her leadership of the Conservative Party, saying a change now would delay or even imperil Britain’s planned divorce from the European Union.

With less than four months left until the ...

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May's MPs trigger confidence vote in her leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - MPs in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership after Britain’s planned divorce from the European Union was plunged into chaos.

With less than four months left until the United Kingdom ...

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Some UK MPs confident they can trigger a confidence vote in PM May - BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit-supporting members of Parliament in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party are increasingly confident they have enough support to trigger a no confidence vote in her leadership, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

A leadership challenge is ...

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After Brexit vote delay, leadership challenge looms for May

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - An attempt to oust British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered pace on Tuesday, a day after her decision to delay a vote in parliament on her Brexit deal for fear of a rout angered many in her Conservative Party.

With May on a tour of European capitals to try to ...

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After delaying Brexit vote, May looks set to face leadership challenge

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - An attempt to oust British Prime Minister Theresa May looked to be gathering momentum on Tuesday, a day after her decision to delay a vote in parliament on her Brexit deal for fear of a rout angered many in her Conservative Party.

With May on a tour of European ...

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After May's appeal, Germany's Merkel says no more Brexit negotiations

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Angela Merkel and other European Union leaders ruled out more negotiations on Brexit on Tuesday but were looking for ways to offer Britain reassurances after Prime Minister Theresa May pulled a parliamentary vote rather than lose heavily.

With less than ...

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After May asks for help, Germany's Merkel says no more Brexit negotiations

BERLIN (Reuters) - German leader Angela Merkel ruled out further negotiations on Brexit on Tuesday but said efforts were being made to give Britain reassurances after Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly pulled a parliamentary vote at home because she faced defeat.

With less than four ...

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EU's Brexit message to May - clarify, reassure, but not renegotiate

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - “Clarify?” - yes. “Reassure?” - sure. “Renegotiate?” - no.

The European Union reacted in unison on Tuesday to news that Prime Minister Theresa May was coming to demand changes to the Brexit deal the sides agreed just two weeks ago ...

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Brexit Britain's financial sector faces 'slow puncture'

LONDON (Reuters) - Life in London’s financial district will appear little changed when Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, defying predictions of an exodus of high-flyers to rival centres like Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin.

But as chaos reigns in Westminster, the mood in ...

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Cuadrilla pauses gas fracking at English site after more tremors

LONDON (Reuters) - British shale gas company Cuadrilla has again paused fracking at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, northwest England, after tremors were detected, the company said.

This marks the third time operations have been halted at the site following seismic activity under ...

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Six migrants rescued from dinghy in busy UK shipping lane

LONDON (Reuters) - Six suspected migrants were rescued from a dinghy in the English Channel just off the port of Dover early on Tuesday morning, the interior ministry said.

The five men and one woman all said they were from Iran, the latest in a growing trend of Iranians trying to reach ...

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