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UK economy headed for stagnation in third quarter - BoE's Carney

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Britain’s economy appeared to be on course to stagnate in the current quarter, and underlying growth still looked muted even when the effect of Brexit volatility was stripped out.

Carney, in a speech at the ...

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British Airways pilots set strikes for three days in September - union BALPA

LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways pilots are set to strike for three days in September, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said on Friday.

Last month, British Airways pilots overwhelmingly voted for strike action in a dispute over pay that could disrupt the peak summer ...

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Johnson says Britain will send back migrants who cross channel illegally

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will send back migrants who illegally try to cross the channel from France, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.

“We will send you back,” Johnson told media, when asked what his message was to illegal immigrants after authorities ...

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Fire extinguished at London building near Grenfell disaster

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s fire brigade said on Friday they had put out a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London near Grenfell Tower, where a blaze killed 71 people in 2017.

“Crews worked hard and did a really good job to bring the fire under ...

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British judge orders confiscation of $1 million in cryptocurrencies from jailed hacker

LONDON (Reuters) - A London judge ordered on Friday the confiscation of bitcoin and other digital currencies worth nearly $1 million from a prolific computer hacker, in the first case of its kind for Britain’s biggest police force.

At Southwark Crown Court, judge Joanna Korner ruled ...

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Fire breaks out on 12th floor of London building near Grenfell disaster

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s fire brigade said they are dealing with a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London and have dispatched ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, London Fire Brigade said on their website. ...

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Scottish university to pay 20 million pounds in slavery reparations

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland’s University of Glasgow said on Friday it would spend 20 million pounds to make amends for the historic financial support it received from people who profited from the slave trade.

The university said it was co-founding a Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for ...

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Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non', 'no'

LONDON/PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe’s power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not changing.

Three years after the United Kingdom ...

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Up to Britain to propose Irish border solutions - Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - It is up to Britain to come up with proposals to solve the issue of the Irish border backstop, a German government spokesman said on Friday.

Steffen Seibert added that the European Commission would be ready to discuss any proposals made by British Prime Minister Boris ...

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EU position on Brexit remains unified - Commission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union remains unified on Brexit, a spokeswoman for the bloc’s executive said on Friday, after reports in some UK newspapers suggested British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might have convinced German and French leaders to change their stance. ...

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No-frills Wills: British royals take commercial flight to see queen

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince William has taken a commercial no-frills flight to visit his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, winning plaudits and favourable comparisons to his brother Harry after the younger sibling was criticised for using private jets.

William, wife Kate and ...

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Ryanair says expects no disruption to UK flights on Friday

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair <RYA.I > flights to and from British airports are operating without disruption on Friday, the budget airline said, on the second day of a 48-hour strike by its British-based pilots.

The airline said it expected no disruption to its British and schedule on ...

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London Zoo launches its trickiest annual task - the weigh-in

LONDON (Reuters) - Bullfrogs, pythons and penguins were among creatures being coaxed onto the scales at London Zoo this week for the annual check on their weight and size.

The check-up allows keepers to assess the animals’ general health, find out about pregnancies, when they are ...

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Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.

Johnson met Macron at the Elysee Palace a day after talks in Berlin with German ...

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France's Macron tells Johnson: not enough time for a new Brexit deal

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron firmly told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to negotiate a wholly new Brexit divorce deal.

On his first foreign trip since winning the premiership a month ago, Johnson warned German Chancellor ...

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UK retail sales collapse at fastest pace since 2008: CBI

LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales plunged in August at the fastest pace since December 2008, according to a survey published on Thursday that added to signs of a slowing economy ahead of Brexit in just over two months’ time.

The Confederation of British Industry’s gauge ...

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Immigration to Britain falls to five-year low ahead of Brexit - ONS

LONDON (Reuters) - Net immigration to Britain sank to its lowest since 2013 during the year to the end of March, driven by a sustained fall in the number of immigrants from the European Union since 2016’s Brexit referendum, official figures showed on Thursday.

Rising immigration was ...

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Employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission held in China over prostitution - report

BEIJING (Reuters) - An employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in China for involvement in prostitution, the state-backed Global Times newspaper said on Thursday, as Britain said it continued to urgently seek information.

China’s foreign ministry confirmed ...

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Setting stern tone, France's Macron to spar with Johnson on Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal.

In his first foreign trip since winning the premiership a ...

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UK retail sales plunge in August fastest pace since 2008 - CBI

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - British retail sales plunged in August at the fastest pace since December 2008, according to a survey that will raise further questions about the economy’s strength ahead of Brexit in October.

The Confederation of British Industry’s monthly gauge of ...

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North Ireland force lacks resources to police hard border in event of no-deal Brexit - chief constable

LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s police force does not have sufficient resources to effectively control the border with the Republic of Ireland if checkpoints are reinstated in the event of a no-deal Brexit, its chief said on Thursday.

Chief Constable Simon Byrne also told BBC ...

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