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U.K. PM May Says Can Deepen India Trade Ties Before Leaving EU

By Kylie MacLellan and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, Nov 7 – Britain should not wait until it leaves the European Union to develop deeper trade ties with India, Prime Minister Theresa May said in New Delhi on Monday, promising to ease access for Indian business travellers but not for its students. Making her first visit

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Parliament Must Accept Brexit Vote was Legitimate: U.K. PM May

LONDON, Nov 6 – Parliament must accept that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was legitimate and let the government get on with delivering Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. May has said she is confident of overturning a British court ruling that the government needs parliamentary approval to start the process

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First 14 Unaccompanied Children from Calais “Jungle” Reach Britain

LONDON, Oct 17 – A first busload of children arrived in Britain on Monday from the “Jungle” camp near the French port of Calais as the British government started to act on its commitment to take in unaccompanied migrant children before the camp is destroyed. The fate of children staying in the Jungle, a squalid

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Police Issue Warning as Creepy Clown Craze Comes to Britain

LONDON, Oct 12 – British police have issued warnings after a spate of creepy clown sightings across the country, mimicking a prank that began in the United States and has spread across the world. Police forces said they had received dozens of reports of “killer clown” sightings in the last week where individuals dressed in

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Britain’s May Offers Lawmakers Some Scrutiny of Brexit Process

LONDON, Oct 12 – British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered to give lawmakers some scrutiny of the process to leave the European Union on condition they did not “undermine” her negotiations with 27 other members of the bloc. May has said she will trigger the formal EU divorce by the end of March but

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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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Hammond Vows to Protect UK Economy During Brexit, Sterling Falls

By William James and Kylie MacLellan BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 3 – British finance minister Philip Hammond vowed on Monday to protect the economy from any turbulence during negotiations to leave the EU, as sterling fell on worries the country is heading towards a disruptive divorce with its biggest trading partner. Hammond made his promise to

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British PM May to Trigger EU Divorce Process by End of March

BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 2 – British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger the divorce process from the European Union by the end of March, firing the starting gun on the country’s biggest shift in policy since World War Two. May, appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted in June to leave the bloc, has been

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