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Nigel Farage's milkshake attacker told to pay him compensation

LONDON (Reuters) - A man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s Brexit Party, has been ordered to pay him compensation to cover his suit-cleaning bill after pleading guilty to common assault and criminal damage.

Paul Crowther, 32, threw the milkshake over ...

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Teenager who called Prince Harry 'race traitor' is jailed

LONDON (Reuters) - A teenage neo-Nazi who called for Britain’s Prince Harry a race traitor months after his marriage to U.S. actress Meghan Markle and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years on Tuesday, the BBC reported.

Michal Szewczuk, 19, posted far-right ...

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Fox says Conservative leadership shouldn't be rushed despite Johnson's lead

ANKARA (Reuters) - The contest to choose a leader for Britain’s governing Conservative Party should not be rushed even though Boris Johnson holds a clear lead, British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday.

Johnson, a former foreign minister and ex-London mayor, won 114 votes in ...

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Johnson gets new boost in race to become prime minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson got a fresh boost in the race to become Britain’s prime minister on Tuesday when a another former rival in the race backed him to lead the country out of its Brexit crisis.

Hours before the six contenders were due to be whittled down by the ...

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Fox says party leadership should not be rushed despite Johnson's lead

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Conservative Party leadership contest should not be rushed even though Boris Johnson holds a big lead among party lawmakers, British Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday.

Johnson, a former foreign minister and ex-London mayor, won the support of 114 Conservative ...

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London's Heathrow airport publishes third runway masterplan

LONDON (Reuters) - London Heathrow, the busiest airport in Europe, published its masterplan plan for expansion on Tuesday, including building a controversial third runway and new terminal facilities, at the start of a 12-week statutory consultation.

Emma Gilthorpe, Heathrow’s ...

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Johnson gets further boost in race to become British prime minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson got a further boost in his campaign to become Britain’s prime minister on Tuesday when a second former rival in the race backed him to lead the country out of its Brexit crisis.

Hours before the six contenders to replace Theresa May were due to be ...

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Hammond 'prepared to resign' over May's spending plans - ITV, citing PA

(Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.

Senior government sources told the Press Association that tension between officials at ...

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UK plans new powers to fine firms exploiting loyalty

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Tuesday it planned to give the competition watchdog new powers to fine companies selling products such as mortgages, insurance and mobile phones which exploited the loyalty of their customers.

In December, the Competition and Markets ...

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Former Fujitsu executive Blagden in talks to join UK trade department - Sky News

(Reuters) - Former Fujitsu executive Simon Blagden has been in talks about taking a seat in Britain’s House of Lords and joining the Department for International Trade in a ministerial role, Sky News reported on Monday.

The channel said the appointment of a successor to Rona ...

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PM May would not repeat criticism of London Mayor - spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May would not retweet Katie Hopkins, whose criticism London Mayor Sadiq Khan was repeated by U.S. President Donald Trump, May’s spokesman said on Monday.

On Saturday, Trump retweeted a tweet by the right-wing commentator Katie ...

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PM candidate Hunt: Brexit paralysis has damaged UK's reputation

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, one of six men hoping to become the country’s next prime minister.

“The way we have gone ...

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PM hopeful Raab 'quietly confident' of making next round of leadership contest

LONDON (Reuters) - Dominic Raab, a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he was “quietly confident” of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest.

Speaking to journalists at a hustings in Westminster which ...

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Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain's new PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest.

Johnson, a former London mayor and foreign minister, ...

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PM hopeful Gove pledges to talk to Germany, Ireland to win better Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Britain’s Theresa May, said on Monday if he became prime minister he would try to win changes to a Brexit deal by opening talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Speaking to journalists ...

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Johnson must be put to the test in PM race - rival Gove

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Theresa May as British prime minister but who has so far kept a low profile in the leadership race, needs to be put to the test, rival contender Michael Gove said on Monday.

“At the moment, yes, of course, it is the case ...

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Johnson gets boost in race for PM's job as former rival backs him

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson got a boost for his bid to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May when one of his former rivals backed his candidacy on Monday and said he was almost certain to win the contest.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who dropped out of the race on Friday ...

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Johnson pledges to 'end the digital divide' by 2025

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, pledged on Sunday to “end the digital divide” in Britain with the rollout of full fibre broadband by 2025.

Using his column in the Telegraph newspaper, Johnson, who was criticised for ...

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Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make their Brexit case

LONDON (Reuters) - Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.

With former London mayor and foreign minister Johnson ...

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Taking aim at Johnson, PM hopefuls make Brexit case

LONDON (Reuters) - Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.

With former London mayor and foreign minister Johnson ...

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Extinction Rebellion delays drone protest at Britain's Heathrow until after summer

LONDON (Reuters) - Climate activism group Extinction Rebellion has postponed until later this year a plan to shut down Britain’s Heathrow Airport using drones and published on Sunday more details of the protest action in a bid to allay public safety fears.

Last month aviation ...

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