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Driverless Vehicle to be Tested on UK Streets for the First Time

LONDON, Oct 11  – A driverless vehicle carrying passengers will take to Britain’s public roads for the first time on Tuesday, as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade. The government is encouraging technology companies, carmakers and start-ups to develop and

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From Israel via London, an Online Gambling Scam Traps Thousands

By Tova Cohen and Luke Baker RAMAT GAN, Israel, Sept 27  – In early 2013, a young Israeli businessman registered a web domain in London for a company called NRGbinary.com. The online options trading website offered clients the opportunity to make large amounts of money from simple bets on the movement of financial markets, stocks

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Hollande Confirms Calais Migrant Camp Shutdown, Urges UK Help

By Elizabeth Pineau CALAIS, France, Sept 26  – President Francois Hollande said on Monday that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain. “The situation is unacceptable and everyone here

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Anti-Brexit Group Challenges UK Government over Article 50 Disclosure

LONDON, Sept 24 – A group opposed to Britain’s exit from the European Union has accused the government of refusing to allow it to make public the official justification for triggering Article 50 to start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote. The British government’s position is that it has no legal obligation to consult

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After Split, London’s Madame Tussauds Separates Jolie, Pitt Wax Figures

LONDON, Sept 21 – London’s Madame Tussauds museum said on Wednesday it had separated its wax figure replicas of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt after the Hollywood power couple announced their split. Jolie’s attorney said on Tuesday the actress had filed for divorce from Pitt, her romantic partner since 2005 and husband of two years.

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Bags and Bling, Tourists Seek Bargains in Brexit Britain

By Laura Gardner Cuesta LONDON, Sept 20 –  The sharp fall in sterling since Britain voted to leave the European Union has encouraged tourists to go on a spending spree, providing a little relief for the economy as it faces an overall sharp slowdown. Foreign visitors have helped boost high street sales since the referendum

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British PM May: UK Economy will Suffer after Brexit Vote

By William James HANGZHOU, Sept 4  – Britain’s economy will suffer as a result of the decision to leave the European Union despite signs in recent economic data that the impact has not been as severe as some predicted, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. The June decision to leave the 28-country EU sent

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“Brexit Discount” Makes London Property Cheaper for Some

By Costas Pitas LONDON, Aug 15 – Price cuts of nearly 20 percent and a drop in the value of the pound have created “Brexit discount” bargains on some of the most expensive homes in central London — if you have millions of pounds to spare. The UK property market was one of the first

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Woman Killed, Five Injured in Central London Knife Attack

By Costas Pitas and Michael Holden LONDON, Aug 4 – One woman was killed and five others injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on the rampage with a knife in central London, an attack police said could be linked to terrorism. Armed police were called at 10:33 p.m. (2133 GMT)

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London Police Deploy Extra Armed Officers to Protect Against Attacks

LONDON, Aug 3 – London’s police force will deploy an additional 600 armed officers across the capital to protect against the threat of attacks, authorities announced on Wednesday. The threat level in London remains at “severe” and the increase is not in response to any specific intelligence but is a long-term response to a spate

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