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FILE PHOTO: British actress Julie Walters arrives for the world film premiere of “Paddington” at Leicester Square in central London, November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Julie Walters, one of Britain’s most famous actresses, said she had undergone surgery to remove 30 cm (12 inches) of her colon and taken a course of
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FILE PHOTO: David Armstrong-Jones attends a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of his father, Lord Snowdon, at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – The Earl of Snowdon, the nephew of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, and his wife of 26 years are to divorce. The earl, David
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted his new cabinet of senior ministers on Friday, vowing to repay the trust of voters by improving infrastructure, cutting crime and building more hospitals. “It’s great to
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LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Sajid Javid resigned on Thursday, a surprise move that underlined Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s desire to tighten his grip on government by jettisoning a minister who refused to toe the line. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville Johnson,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reshape his government on Thursday, appointing a team he hopes will deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit and heal the divisions both in his Conservative Party and the country. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid attend
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FILE PHOTO: The Twitter and Facebook logo along with binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s regulator Ofcom will make social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter responsible for harmful content on their platforms, the BBC said on Wednesday. The broadcaster quoted
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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the port on Brexit day, in Dover, Britain January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britain plans to announce the location of up to 10 post-Brexit freeports by the end this year so they can begin operating in 2021, the government said on Sunday. As Britain develops its
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FILE PHOTO: French Health and Solidarity Minister Agnes Buzyn delivers a speech during a news conference after attending a weekly cabinet meeting and an official presentation of the pension overhaul reform before submitting it to the Parliament, at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, France January 24, 2020. Alain Jocard/Pool via REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) –
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to protect Australia’s plants and trees by helping the emergency collection of seeds in areas devastated by wildfires and storing some of the rarest specimens in the world’s biggest wild seed bank. FILE PHOTO: A gardener waters plants inside the newly restored Victorian Temperate House in Kew Gardens, London, Britain,
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LONDON (Reuters) – The number of anti-Semitic incidents logged in Britain last year hit record levels yet again amid accusations the opposition Labour Party had failed to tackle the issue within its ranks, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday. The Community Security Trust (CST), which advises Britain’s estimated 280,000 Jews on security matters, said
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s advice to its nationals to leave China because of the coronavirus outbreak in Hubei province was an over-reaction, the Chinese ambassador to London said on Thursday. Asked during a news conference if the Chinese authorities had been consulted about the advice, Liu Xiaoming said: “We did tell them over-reaction is not
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