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Net Migration to Britain Fell Slightly Before EU Vote

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Aug 25 – Net migration to Britain fell slightly in the year to March but remained close to record levels, official data showed on Thursday, the first to be released since the June 23 vote to leave the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May has said the result of the EU

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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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Silver Linings Playbook: Gulfside

Brexit’s rocked the boat. But for Gulf investors, there are other promising events on the horizon BY Tarek Fadlallah  So much for the traditional summer lull. The news flow over the past few weeks has been relentless and dramatic, with the potential to be epoch making. From an economic perspective and for those in the

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Brexit: England’s Own Goal

The business of European football faces an uncertain future post-Brexit BY Bilal Aziz Some say football and politics should never mix. Others say that football is political in its nature, but on English fans in Marseille, Brexit had evidently had an impact. As rowdy England football fans paraded their flags, bruises and scabs through Marseille

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London Police Chief Warns Terror Attack a Case of “When, Not If”

LONDON, July 31 – Britain cannot be fully protected against terrorism and an attack similar to those seen recently in mainland Europe is a question of “when, not if,” London’s police chief said on Sunday. The warning by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe reflects Britain’s current “severe” threat level for international terrorism and follows a

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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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