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Hundreds of thousands stranded as travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook (TCG.L ) collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to ...

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Johnson - don't expect Brexit breakthrough in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cautioned against the likelihood of making a Brexit breakthrough at talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Johnson, who has vowed to take Britain out of the European Union at the end of October ...

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Travel group Thomas Cook battles for survival ahead of Monday deadline

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has plans in place to bring home stranded holidaymakers if Thomas Cook goes out of business, an event that would likely spark chaotic scenes at resorts and airports around the world.

The bosses of the world’s oldest travel company were still ...

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British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses, stranding hundreds of thousands

LONDON (Reuters) - Thomas Cook (TCG.L ), the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.

Chief Executive Peter Fankhauser said it was a ...

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Over half of Labour voters in last election want Corbyn to quit - poll

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - More than half of voters who backed Britain’s opposition Labour Party at a 2017 election think it is now time for leader Jeremy Corbyn to stand down, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

Corbyn is holding his party’s annual conference in the English ...

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Billions of euros, millions of jobs: Europe's carmakers warn on no-deal Brexit

BERLIN (Reuters) - A month before Britain is due to quit the European Union, the bloc’s car-makers have joined forces to warn of billions of euros in losses in the event of a no-deal Brexit with production stoppages costing 50,000 pounds a minute in Britain alone.

Britain is ...

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Eyeing elections, Labour plan care spending boost

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party will on Monday set out a 6 billion pound per year plan to help look after elderly people, as it pitches its economic agenda for a socialist-run country at the party’s annual conference.

Labour is hoping to use the ...

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Britain to create 1 billion pound fund for clean energy technology

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will create a 1 billion pound ($1.25 billion) fund for scientists around the world to create and test new technology to help developing countries reduce carbon emissions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say on Monday.

At the United Nations General Assembly in ...

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UK court will not rule on Monday morning on PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom Supreme Court will not rule on Monday morning on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament but will update on timings later on Monday, a court spokeswoman said on Sunday.

“The hand-down for the following cases: R (on the ...

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The party will decide our Brexit position, says Corbyn

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday his party would guide him on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a “credible” deal.

At the start of Labour’s ...

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Let's decide our Brexit referendum stance now, says Labour's foreign policy chief

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party should make a decision on what to campaign for in any second referendum now, the party’s foreign affairs policy chief, Emily Thornberry, said on Sunday, putting herself at odds with leader Jeremy Corbyn. ...

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UK will respect Supreme Court ruling on suspension of parliament - Foreign minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will accept the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on whether the government’s decision to suspend parliament was lawful, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

“Of course we will respect whatever the legal ruling is from the Supreme Court, ...

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The party will decide our Brexit position, says Labour's Corbyn

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday his party would guide him on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a “credible” deal.

At the start ...

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I will be guided by my Labour Party on Brexit, says leader Corbyn

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he would be guided by his opposition party on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a “credible” deal.

Asked ...

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Labour government would abolish 'non-domiciled' status in first budget

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - A Labour government would abolish ‘non domiciled’ status in its first budget, Britain’s main opposition party said on Saturday, as part of “a comprehensive plan to increase tax transparency and clamp down on tax avoidance and evasion”. ...

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Labour deputy leader survives bid to oust him over Brexit

LONDON/ BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - The deputy leader of the Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit on Saturday after party chief Jeremy Corbyn moved to defuse a row that threatened to overshadow the party’s bid to show it was ready for power.

Holding its annual ...

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Labour Party would get Brexit sorted in six months - draft statement

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - A government run by Britain’s main opposition Labour Party would secure a “sensible” deal to leave the European Union within three months and would hold a second referendum on the deal or staying in the bloc within six months, a draft statement ...

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Labour deputy leader survives bid to oust him over Brexit stance

LONDON/ BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - An attempt to oust the deputy leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party over his stance on Brexit, where he backs a second referendum before a parliamentary election, unlike leader Jeremy Corbyn, was dropped on Saturday.

Just over a ...

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Labour deputy leader says Brexit views behind bid to oust him

LONDON (Reuters) - The deputy leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said on Saturday that his stance on Brexit, where he backs a second referendum before a parliamentary election, unlike leader Jeremy Corbyn, is behind efforts by some in the party to remove him.

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Labour deputy leader says Brexit stance behind effort to oust him

LONDON (Reuters) - The deputy leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said on Saturday that his stance on Brexit, where he backs a second referendum before a parliamentary election, unlike leader Jeremy Corbyn, is behind efforts by some in the party to remove him.

At a ...

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Labour Party officials attempt to oust deputy leader over Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - An ally of British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attempted to have his deputy sacked on Friday as the Labour Party’s divisions over Brexit went back on display on the eve of its annual conference.

At a meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee, ...

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