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Brexit: EU membership is 'still open' for Britain, EU council president Donald Tusk says

Britain could still "change its mind" about Brexit at this late stage and return to the European Union, the president of the European Council has …

Brexit

It appears Russia just assassinated someone in a British crown territory

Last Monday, Jan. 8, a car was found set alight on the British crown territory of Guernsey.<p>Skeletal remains since found in the driving seat are …

Russia

Storm Fionn is coming, and Storm Georgina could be following the next day - Cornwall Live

Storm Fionn has been named and is heading towards the UK - and could be followed just 24 hours later by Storm Georgina.<p>The sixth storm of the 2017/18 …

Weather

US opens London embassy after Trump snubs inauguration

The new US embassy in London opened with little fanfare on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump refused to attend the inauguration because of its …

Donald Trump

Forex - Dollar Gains On Yen In Asia After Disappointing Japan PPI Data

© Reuters. Yen weaker in Asia<p>Investing.com - The dollar gained against the yen on Tuesday after disappointing PPI figures from Japan lifted sentiment …

Economy

Brexit can be stopped by combined forces of Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon

Now is the time for Corbyn to put clear blue sky between Labour’s Brexit stance and the disastrous Tory position, says Record View.<p>No wonder Nicola …

Brexit

The Guardian view on UK defence strategy: Britain’s priorities must be European

Brexit or no Brexit, the UK and France must use this week’s summit to work more closely together on military and security issues<p>Whether Brexit happens or whether it does not, one thing will not change. Britain will need a defence strategy for the future that better reflects its real place in the …

Brexit

Sterling surges above $1.38 for first time since Brexit vote

© Reuters. Illustration photo of a British Pound Sterling note<p>By Jemima Kelly and Saikat Chatterjee<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling surged above $1.38 for …

Brexit

MPs urge government to ditch "tens of thousands" immigration target

The influential Home Affairs select committee has called on the government to ditch its "tens of thousands" migration target, and adopt a more …

Brexit

FTSE dips as investors weigh Carillion hit to UK economy

LONDON (Reuters) - UK shares edged lower on Monday as investors counted the cost of construction group Carillion’s (CLLN.L) collapse, including supply chain disruption and higher costs for its joint venture partners such as Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try.<p>The FTSE 100 .FTSE fell 0.12 percent, with …

Oil

MPs criticise error-hit 'hostile environment' for illegal immigrants

Report says mistakes in closing bank accounts and revoking driving licences are undermining system’s credibility<p>The government needs to end its reliance on its error-hit “hostile environment” policy towards illegal migrants because it is not only deeply distressing to those involved but also …

Race & Ethnicity

Turkey and the EU : time for plan B?

After an over half century accession bid, Turkey and the European Union are moving into a new period of relations where tighter cooperation in …

Sigmar Gabriel

Tories right to take credit for EU-imposed policy, says party chair

Brandon Lewis’ statement Conservatives should promote new ban on credit card surcharges follows criticism party claims policy it ‘had nothing to do with’<p>The Conservatives are right to take credit for an EU policy to protect customers from credit card charges, the party’s chair has said, after …

Referendums

Theresa May cannot complain if the EU holds her to her words on tax transparency

A week after she became Prime Minister, Theresa May responded to the furore over Sir Philip Green, the former owner of BHS, using offshore companies …

Brexit

European Athletics - Haugen delivers for Team Europe in Edinburgh; Muir powers to mixed relay win

<b>In the week of his 18th birthday, Norway’s Simen Halle Haugen really did have something to celebrate at the Great Edinburgh XCountry, a European</b> …

Athletics

Exclusive: EU Parliament expected to soften euro clearing relocation powers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament is aiming to soften plans to give European Union regulators the power to force London’s main clearing house to relocate if it wants to continue doing business in the single market after Brexit, an EU lawmaker said.<p>Euro clearing is one of the main …

Brexit

India makes push for U.K. immigration reform

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, both on visits to the U.K., have pressed the need …

India

UK hiring held back by Brexit uncertainty

Brexit fears are hampering UK hiring activity for Britain’s largest recruitment companies with no potential rebound in sight, in contrast to an …

Brexit

Four Factors Driving The Price Of Bitcoin

The price of bitcoin is constantly changing with dramatic spikes and colossal drops each and every month. All of this shows how volatile the currency …

Cryptocurrency

Revealed: The car drivers voted the rudest - and kindest in Britain

Drivers of a specific BMW car have been ranked as the rudest drivers in the UK, a recent study has revealed.<p>M3 drivers have been highlighted as the …

Ford Fiesta

There was a big spike in Brits giving up their passports as Britain voted for Brexit

• <b>Exclusive: The number of Brits wanting to hand in their passports hit a 13 year high in the year of the Brexit vote.</b>• <b><br>744 applied to renounce their citizenship in 2016.</b>• <b><br>Anti-hard Brexit campaigners say the spike should "send a shiver" down Theresa May's spine.</b>• <b><br>Home Office insists there is no link</b> …

U.S. Politics

Sterling surges after report Spain, Netherlands open to softer Brexit

© Reuters. UK pound coin drops into yellow watercolour in this illustration picture<p>By Tommy Wilkes and Jemima Kelly<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling on …

Brexit

UK steel makers brace for Donald Trump's imports decision as protectionism ramps up

Britain’s steel industry is bracing to discover if it will be blocked from exporting to the US as President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy gains momentum.<p>The US Department of Commerce on Thursday presented Mr Trump with a report on steel imports after he triggered an investigation into …

Donald Trump

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits three-year low vs euro; Wall St hits new highs

© Reuters. GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits three-year low vs euro; Wall St hits new highs<p>* Euro surges on ECB tapering hopes; sterling up<p>* Wall St hits …

Economy

Spain, UK hold first talks on Brexit's fallout in Gibraltar

Britain and Spain say they have held their first informal Brexit-related talks this week in Madrid touching on how Britain's future departure from …

Brexit

New Look plots closure of 60 shops as high street ‎pain grows

Sky News has learnt that the South African-owned chain is drawing up proposals for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), a process often used by …

Marks & Spencer

Euro surges above $1.21 to three year high

The euro surged above $1.21 to a three-year high today on bets the European Central Bank is getting ready to wind down its huge monetary stimulus.<p>The …

Economy

Gatwick just announced it had a record-breaking 2017 as passenger numbers near 46m

Gatwick Airport rounded off a trio of records for London airports, announcing today it welcomed 45.6m passengers last year.<p>It comes after both …

Aviation

Theresa May, prove your green vision isn’t just more ‘hug a husky’ cynicism

The idea that this pro-fracking, badger-culling government is committed to the environment looks as empty as one of Michael Gove’s reusable coffee cup<p>• Sue Hayman is the shadow environment secretary<p>The 25-year plan for the environment announced by the government today looks fairly weak on paper, …

Jeremy Corbyn

How did Britain’s retailers do over Christmas?

IT HAS been a week of reckoning for Britain’s retailers. Most reported on the final quarter of 2017, including the crucial Christmas sales period. …

Economics