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GlaxoSmithKline Invests $360 Mln in U.K. Despite Brexit Vote

By Ben Hirschler LONDON, July 27 – GlaxoSmithKline plans 275 million pounds ($361 million) of new investments at three drug manufacturing sites in Britain, signalling its confidence in the country despite last month’s vote to leave the European Union. Britain’s biggest drugmaker, which had argued against Brexit before the referendum, believes the UK remains an

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Prince Harry Regrets Not Talking Sooner About Diana’s Death

LONDON, July 25 – Britain’s Prince Harry has spoken about how he regrets not talking sooner about the impact of the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, when Harry was 12 and his brother Prince William was 15. Harry, now 31 and fifth in line

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British Lawmakers Back Renewal of Trident Nuclear Deterrent

By Michael Holden and Kylie MacLellan LONDON, July 18 – Lawmakers voted strongly on Monday to renew Britain’s ageing nuclear weapons system, a multibillion-pound project regarded as key to maintaining the country’s status as a world power following its vote to leave the European Union. Despite opposition from the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) and

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Bahrain Slams U.K., U.S. “Interference” Over Party Dissolution

DUBAI, July 18 – U.S. ally Bahrain on Monday dismissed as “unacceptable interference” statements by Britain and the United States criticising its decision to dissolve the main Shi’ite Muslim opposition party on Sunday in a widening crackdown on dissent. Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet, said that a court’s decision to dissolve the al-Wefaq

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UK-Turkey Ties Stronger Than Boris Johnson’s Quips: Turkish official

ISTANBUL, July 14 – Turkey will draw a line under disparaging comments by Britain’s new foreign secretary Boris Johnson about President Tayyip Erdogan and his nation, a senior official said on Thursday, but warned relations would be damaged if he repeated such insults. Johnson, the former London mayor who was appointed foreign secretary late on

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U.K.’s New Finance Minister: We Will Do Whatever is Necessary After Brexit

By Costas Pitas and Kate Holton LONDON, July 14 – Britain’s new finance minister, Philip Hammond, said on Thursday that he would do whatever is necessary to steady the economy and restore confidence after the Brexit vote. Hammond, 60, was appointed by Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May to run the world’s fifth largest economy.

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Theresa May to Take Over as British PM After Brexit Shocks

LONDON, July 13 – Theresa May will take over the job of British prime minister from David Cameron on Wednesday after a series of political shocks caused by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. May, who has been interior minister for six years and is seen by her supporters as a safe pair of

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