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{FD} UK defense minister backs Trump move to exit nuclear pact

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Britain’s defense secretary says the U.K. stands “absolutely resolute” with the United States as President Donald Trump announced he will pull out from a landmark arms control agreement with Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Scottish leader pulls out of media event featuring Bannon

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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of an Edinburgh conference because former White House strategist Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the event. Continue reading

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{FD} UK doctors to prescribe cooking classes to combat loneliness

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Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government’s effort to combat loneliness. Continue reading

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{FD} Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction

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 A second customer of restaurant chain Pret a Manger died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label, the company has confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s Pret chain vows ‘meaningful change’ after allergy death

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The chief executive of British restaurant chain Pret A Manger has apologized to the family of a 15-year-old girl who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a sandwich she bought at London’s Heathrow Airport. Continue reading

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{FD} UK health care worker contracts rare monkeypox virus in third case

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A health worker in northern England has become the third person in Britain to contract a rare illness caused by a monkeypox virus after caring for a patient infected with the disease following travel to Nigeria, health officials said on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Inquest hears attacker near UK Parliament had violent past

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An inquest into the death of five people in an extremist attack last year on the British parliament has heard that the attacker had a history of violence and heavy drinking and had told his children he planned to die fighting for God. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s May seeks more compromise from EU ahead of meeting

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British Prime Minister Theresa May urged EU leaders to compromise and back her Brexit blueprint Wednesday, ahead of a key meeting of the bloc’s leaders in Salzburg, Austria. Continue reading

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{FD} UK judge: Spy evidence on dead Russian should stay secret

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Information about possible links between a Russian businessman who died in mysterious circumstances and U.K. intelligence services will remain secret for security reasons, a British judge said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Swedish regulator ends investigation of birth control app

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Swedish regulators have closed their investigation of a birth control app after finding that the rate of unwanted pregnancies, which had gained media attention, was actually in line with clinical data. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s Labour Party meets in bid to calm anti-Semitism crisis

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The governing body of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party met Tuesday in an attempt to defuse a crisis over anti-Semitism that has caused a schism within its ranks. Continue reading

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{FD} IS supporter gets 30 years for plot to kill British leader

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A supporter of the Islamic State group who plotted to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May received a prison sentence of at least 30 years Friday from a judge who called him “a very dangerous individual.” Continue reading

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{FD} Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding outfits to be displayed at Windsor Castle

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The outfits Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wore at their wedding are to go on public display later this year at the ceremony’s venue, Windsor Castle. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police treat London crash as terrorist incident

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The Latest on a crash outside the House of Parliament in London (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Court convicts US political consultant of groping passenger

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A London court has found an American political consultant who worked on Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential campaign guilty of groping a fellow passenger on a trans-Atlantic flight last month. Continue reading

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{FD} UK police end forensic search of fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower

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British police have finished their forensic examination of Grenfell Tower more than a year after a fast-moving fire at the London high-rise killed 72 people. Continue reading

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{FD} UK Jewish leader urges apology over Labour anti-Semitism

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The president of one of the U.K.’s main Jewish groups called Thursday on the leader of the Labour Party to make an “abject apology” to British Jews for allowing anti-Semitism to fester in the left-of-center opposition party. Continue reading

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{FD} UK relaxes health rules to allow cannabis-based medicines

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The British government says doctors will now be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines, following criticism over the denial of medical treatment to severely epileptic children. Continue reading

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{FD} UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

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A 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Serena Williams climbs 153 stops to No. 28 in WTA ranking

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Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30. Continue reading

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{FD} Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

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An iceberg four miles (six kilometers) wide has broken off from a glacier in eastern Greenland and scientists have captured the dramatic event on video. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Baby Donald blimp flies over London amid protest

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The Latest on protests in Britain against U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: French official: Europe will stand up to Trump

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The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline: President’s Donald Trump’s rocky road to UK visit

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President Donald Trump will be arriving Thursday in Britain, his first visit since becoming president. Continue reading

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{FD} Environmental groups warn UK government on post-Brexit deals

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International environmental groups are warning Britain’s government not to reduce its commitment to fighting climate change and wildlife poaching when it negotiates post-Brexit trade arrangements with other countries. Continue reading

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