United Kingdom

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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PM Vows to Make Britain “Sovereign” in First Brexit Detail

LONDON, Oct 2 – Prime Minister Theresa May will promise to make Britain “a sovereign and independent country” by repealing the act that took it into what is now the European Union next year, she told the Sunday Times newspaper. In an interview, May, appointed after Britain’s vote in June to leave the EU, said

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Deeply Divided, Britain’s Labour Fails to Challenge May on Brexit

By Elizabeth Piper LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 27 – With the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader unlikely to heal deep rifts in Britain’s Labour, the only significant opposition that Prime Minister Theresa May looks likely to face as she plots Britain’s divorce from the EU is from her own party. Britain’s exit from the bloc,

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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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UK Islamist Preacher Choudary Jailed for Five and a Half Years

LONDON, Sept 6  – Anjem Choudary, Britain’s best-known Islamist preacher whose followers have been linked to numerous plots around the world, was sentenced to five years and six months in prison on Tuesday for inviting support for Daesh, Sky News reported. Choudary had been convicted previously by a jury at London’s Old Bailey court of

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