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Thousands march in Northern Ireland for same sex marriage

Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region’s leaders permit same-sex marriage. Continue reading

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UN urges public inquiry into abuse by British troops in Iraq

A U.N. committee is calling for an independent public inquiry to investigate allegations of unlawful killings and torture by British troops in Iraq. Continue reading

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Neo-Nazi who planned to kill UK lawmaker is jailed for life

A judge in Britain has sentenced an alleged member of a banned British neo-Nazi group to life in prison for planning to murder a U.K. lawmaker. Continue reading

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Andy Murray receives knighthood from Prince Charles

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray received his knighthood from Prince Charles on Thursday, more than two years after he was awarded the honor by Queen Elizabeth II. Continue reading

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Shares in UK travel agency plunge amid Brexit warning

Shares in travel agency Thomas Cook slumped 17 percent after it reported a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) half year pre-tax loss and warned Brexit uncertainty was prompting travelers to delay bookings. Continue reading

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UK leader under pressure as rivals push for the end of May

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing an uncomfortable meeting with Conservative Party lawmakers who are demanding she quit within weeks. Continue reading

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UK halts export of ‘Lady Chatterley’ copy from famous trial

The British government has used its powers to preserve the nation’s cultural treasures to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” Continue reading

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Honda confirms closure of UK car plant that employs 3,500

Honda has confirmed its western England car factory, which employs 3,500 people, will close in 2021. Continue reading

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UK Brexit talks stagger on but parties remain far apart

Brexit talks between Britain’s Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party are resuming with little sign of progress, as the two parties remain far apart on terms of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. Continue reading

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UK minister warns about protest votes at EU elections

A senior British minister is warning that the upcoming European Parliament elections will be seen by some as “the ultimate protest vote opportunity,” as polls suggest that populists could unseat Britain’s mainstream parties amid the country’s ongoing B… Continue reading

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N. Ireland: 2 charged over riot where journalist was killed

Two men have appeared in court charged with rioting in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on the night journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed. Continue reading

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81-year-old Irish woman meets mom, 103, for the first time

An 81-year-old Irish woman says she has never been happier after meeting her 103-year-old mother for the first time. Continue reading

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Stockpiling boosted UK economy ahead of initial Brexit date

Official figures show that the British economy expanded by a solid quarterly rate of 0.5 percent in the first three months of the year as firms geared up for the long-anticipated Brexit date. Continue reading

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UK’s Labour walks Brexit tightrope in EU election campaign

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has launched its campaign for the European Parliament election with an attempt to appeal to Brexit-backers and pro-Europeans alike. Continue reading

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Northern Ireland police arrest 4 in Lyra McKee murder probe

Police investigating the killing of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by paramilitary gunfire in Northern Ireland last month, have made four arrests. Continue reading

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UK has first week without burning coal for electricity

Britain has gone a week without burning coal for electricity for the first time since the 19th century. Continue reading

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Elephant kills UK soldier on anti-poaching duty in Malawi

A British soldier has been killed by an elephant while on anti-poaching operations in Malawi. Continue reading

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Survey shows eurozone economy loses more momentum in April

A closely watched survey is showing that the 19-country eurozone economy lost further momentum in April. Continue reading

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Let’s make a Brexit deal, UK PM May tells Labour opposition

British Prime Minister Theresa May says her Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party have a duty to strike a compromise Brexit agreement to end months of political deadlock over Britain’s exit from the European Union. Continue reading

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UK police: Leak from government Huawei meeting not a crime

Britain’s Metropolitan Police force says a leak of details from a secret government discussion about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei does not amount to a crime. Continue reading

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