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Hammond to quit over no-deal Brexit if Johnson become PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became Britain’s new prime minister because he could not support a leader happy to take the country out of the European Union without a deal.

Hammond’s decision underlines the ...

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Future relationship with EU can be changed, Ireland's Coveney tells new UK PM

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union would be willing to change parts of the political declaration, or agreement on a future relationship with Britain, when the new British prime minister is elected, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday.

Repeating a warning to the new ...

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Hammond to resign on Wednesday over no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favourite to become Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office.

“I am sure I am not going to be sacked because I am ...

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Britain's new PM must focus on getting small firms ready for no deal - Brexit minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s new prime minister will have to work to help smaller companies prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Sunday, describing the sector’s preparations as less advanced.

“There is a difference between the ...

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Britain should stop talking about no-deal Brexit, says minister Ellwood

LONDON (Reuters) - British junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood on Sunday told other politicians, including those hoping to become the country’s new prime minister, to stop talking about a no-deal Brexit, saying that option did not offer a solution.

Ellwood would not say if he ...

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British justice minister says he will resign from cabinet - The Sunday Times

(Reuters) - British justice minister David Gauke said he will resign from the cabinet on Wednesday.

"Given that I've been in the cabinet since Theresa May came to power, I think the appropriate thing is for me to resign to her", Gauke said in a statement quoted in the Sunday Times ...

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Irish, EU governments sound out Johnson to avoid no-deal Brexit - Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Ahead of Boris Johnson’s likely election next week as Britain’s prime minister, EU countries are secretly wooing him in a bid to thrash out a new Brexit plan that would avoid a no-deal disaster, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

Senior Irish politicians ...

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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days

CAIRO (Reuters) - British Airways abruptly suspended all flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what prompted the move.

“We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended ...

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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days - statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - British Airways suspended flights to Cairo for seven days starting Saturday as a precaution to allow for an assessment of security there, the airline said in a statement.

“We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and ...

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'Boris blimp' takes to the London skies in pro-EU protest

LONDON (Reuters) - Opponents of Britain’s exit from the EU hoisted a “Boris blimp” portraying the UK’s likely next prime minister as a crying child as they demonstrated outside parliament on Saturday.

Boris Johnson, a former London mayor, has been one of the ...

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Athletics - Simbine takes London 100m honours

LONDON (Reuters) - South African Akani Simbine pulled off something of a surprise in the London Diamond League 100 metres on Saturday, holding off local hope Zharnel Hughes and former world champion Yohan Blake to come home in 9.93 seconds.

Hughes had clocked an impressive 9.96 in the ...

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Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they ...

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Iranian forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel this month, ratcheting up tension along a vital international oil shipping route.

Britain said it was urgently ...

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EU plans to offer Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit extension - The Guardian

(Reuters) - The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.

“It will be described as a technical delay to save Boris from political ...

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Brexit campaigner wins appeal against over-spending fine

LONDON (Reuters) - The founder of a youth-focused pro-Brexit campaign has won an appeal against a 20,000 pound fine imposed by the UK electoral regulator for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum.

Britain’s officially designated Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave, was ...

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EU plans to offer Boris Johnson a no-deal Brexit extension - The Guardian

(Reuters) - The European Union is preparing to offer Boris Johnson, the favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister, a no-deal Brexit extension beyond October 31, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.

“It will be described as a technical delay to save Boris from ...

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Trump says Johnson would do 'great job' as prime minister

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit.

“I spoke to him yesterday. I think he’s going to do a great ...

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Exclusive: Ex-Russian arms tycoon quietly wields influence in British PM race

LONDON (Reuters) - A former Russian arms tycoon who had connections at the highest levels of the Kremlin is a major donor to Britain’s ruling Conservative Party and counts himself a friend of the man expected to be the country’s next prime minister.

Alexander Temerko, who ...

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London underground passengers to be able to make phone calls from next year

LONDON (Reuters) - Passengers on London’s underground railway will soon be able to make and receive calls, filling an annoying communications gap for some but depriving others of one of the last bastions of mobile phone silence.

A 4G signal will be available for the first time on ...

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UK eco-activists banned from using boats in street protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Climate-change activists Extinction Rebellion have been banned from using their trademark boats in the last of a series of Summer protests on Friday.

The boats - repainted and pulled around on trailers - have become a symbol of the group’s demonstrations and were ...

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UK borrowing grows as new PM prepares to take over

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s budget deficit swelled in the first three months of the tax year, official data showed, putting the public finances on a shakier footing even before a new prime minister moves into Downing Street next week clutching costly spending pledges.

Boris Johnson ...

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