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Islamic State video threatens Britain

A video published on Sunday by the media centre of Islamic State purported to show images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on Nov. 13. Reuters could not independen

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Trump to cancel $1bn investments if banned from UK

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has threatened to cancel over £700 million ($1 billion) of planned investments in golf courses in Scotland if Britain slaps him with a travel ban. The threat from Trump, owne

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S.Africa, France and 'Brexit' top 2016 rating watch list

South Africa's potential demotion to 'junk' credit status, a crunch review of France in April and the risks posed by Britain's 'Brexit' vote top the list of dates to mark on the 2016 credit rating calendar.

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UK's bid to probe Hutchison's O2 takeover rejected

EU antitrust regulators rejected on Friday a request by Britain's competition authority to examine Hutchison Whampoa's 10.3-billion-pound ($15.5 billion) bid for British mobile unit O2, saying an EU review would ensure uniform rules.

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French jets strike IS targets in Iraq, Syria

French jets from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier struck Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria on Monday while Britain offered France the use of an air base in Cyprus to hit the militants group behind the Paris attacks. Fr

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Britain looking to quickly resume Sharm Al-Sheikh flights

Britain is working "actively and urgently" to resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm Al-Sheikh following the downing of the Russian plane over Sinai last month that killed all 224 people on board, the government said on Thursda

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Britain develops cyber attack powers to take on IS

British spies are developing an offensive cyber capability to attack terrorists, hackers and rogue states, finance minister George Osborne said on Tuesday after warning Islamic State militants wanted to launch deadly cyber attacks of their own.

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UK, India sign $13bn in deals despite protests

Britain and India welcomed more than £9 billion ($13.7 billion) in commercial deals during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but his arrival was overshadowed by protests over a perceived rise in intolerance back home.

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Britain to resume flights from Sharm Al-Sheikh to UK

Britain will resume flights from the Egyptian resort of Sharm Al-Sheikh on Friday after agreeing on additional security measures with Cairo, the prime minister's office said.   Britain suspended flights after

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UK envoy vows new era of trade links with Bahrain

A renewed focus on bilateral trade will be at top of the list of priorities for Britain’s new ‘commercial ambassador’ to Bahrain. British Ambassador Simon Martin, who replaced former envoy to the country Iain Lindsay this sum

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