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Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Johnson suggests

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported. Foreign Secretary Johnson, who led the campaign to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, told French President Emmanuel Macron that he felt it was ridiculous that the ...

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Teenager pleads not guilty to carrying out London bomb attack

LONDON (Reuters) – A teenager who is accused of planting an improvised bomb on a London commuter train which injured 30 people pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempted murder and causing an explosion on Friday. Slideshow (2 Images) Ahmed Hassan, who is accused of carrying out the attack at Parsons Green station last September, appeared at London’s Old ...

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UK retail sales slide in December, capping tough year for consumers

LONDON (Reuters) – British shop sales slid by much more than expected in December, capping off the weakest year for retail since 2013 as consumers squeezed by the Brexit hit to prices continued to keep a tight grip on spending. Retail sales volumes dropped 1.5 percent from November, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, well below economists’ forecasts of ...

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Suspect package near London's Kings Cross station deemed non-suspicious

LONDON (Reuters) – Police investigating a package which briefly sparked a security alert near London’s Kings Cross railway station on Friday said the item was non-suspicious and that cordons were being lifted. “Police were dealing with a suspicious package in Pentonville Road/Caledonian Road, #KingsCross. The package has been deemed non-suspicious & cordons now being removed,” local police said on Twitter. ...

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Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

KUTUPALONG, Bangldesh (Reuters) – Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years. The petition is the latest indication of the challenges ahead for Bangladesh and Myanmar as ...

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Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Johnson suggests

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported. Foreign Secretary Johnson, who led the campaign to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, told French President Emmanuel Macron that he felt it was ridiculous that the ...

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FTSE stalls as retail stocks reel

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s major share index stalled on Friday, as profit warnings from Dignity and Carpetright hurt retailers and a drop in retail sales last month provided further evidence of a broad slowdown in consumer spending. The FTSE 100 .FTSE inched up 0.1 percent in early deals, caught in a tug-of-war between strong mining stocks and fading energy shares. ...

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Teenager pleads not guilty to carrying out London bomb attack

LONDON (Reuters) – A teenager who is accused of planting an improvised bomb on a London commuter train which injured 30 people pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempted murder and causing an explosion on Friday. Slideshow (2 Images) Ahmed Hassan, who is accused of carrying out the attack at Parsons Green station last September, appeared at London’s Old ...

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China looks to call bluff on Trump trade action

BEIJING (Reuters) – As influential voices within the U.S. business community warn China that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about tough action over Beijing’s trade practices, there is little sense of a crisis in the Chinese capital, where officials think he is bluffing. In Beijing, many experts think Washington is unwilling to pay the heavy economic price needed to ...

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UK retail sales slide in December, capping tough year for consumers

LONDON (Reuters) – British shop sales slid by much more than expected in December, capping off the weakest year for retail since 2013 as consumers squeezed by the Brexit hit to prices continued to keep a tight grip on spending. Retail sales volumes dropped 1.5 percent from November, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, well below economists’ forecasts of ...

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