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European Union without Britain 'impossible'

A European Union without Britain would be "impossible", Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday, after talks with Prime Minister David Cameron about his plans to reshape Britain's EU ties before an in-out membership r

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UK sets up regional counter-piracy HQ in Bahrain

A multi-million dollar headquarters to oversee the UK's counter-piracy and maritime anti-terrorism efforts in the Gulf will open next week in Bahrain, a report said. The BD6.3 million ($16.5 million) expansion of the UK Mariti

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Britain to sell 30pc Royal Mail stake

Britain will sell its 30 per cent stake in postal operator Royal Mail, currently worth about 1.5 billion pounds ($2.3 billion), as it renews its drive to wipe out the budget deficit, finance minister George Osborne said. The sale

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Migration to UK hits highest level since 2005

Net migration to Britain reached 318,000 in 2014, its highest level since 2005, official data showed on Thursday, a political setback for Prime Minister David Cameron who has pledged to reduce the figure to less than 100,000 annually.

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Scottish student, 20, becomes Britain's youngest MP

At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black, a student at Glasgow University, has become Britain's youngest MP since 1667. Black still has to complete her final exams but will now be putting her politics degree into practice as the pr

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Britain celebrates birth of a princess

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. The royal family's newest member was born at 8:34 a.m.

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Sabic signs deal to use US shale gas at British plant

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) has signed a deal to use shale gas from the US at its Teesside petrochemical plant in Britain, acting chief executive Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan told Reuters on Sunday. "In fact we did sign

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BAE signs $1.3bn warship design deal with Britain

Britain agreed an GPB859 million ($1.32 billion) contract with BAE Systems on Friday, giving the green light to the British defence company to continue with the next phase of design for a new fleet of warships. BAE Systems has bee

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French, US planes strike Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

French fighter jets struck Islamic State targets in Iraq yesterday (September 25), and the United States hit them in Syria, as a US-led coalition to fight the militants gained momentum with an announcement that Britain would join.

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Scotland rejects independence, UK remains intact

Investors in British financial assets breathed a sigh of relief on Friday, spared a prolonged and unprecedented degree of uncertainty from the United Kingdom splitting apart after Scotland voted against independence. Stocks were c

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