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May vows to leave EU single market, remodel a "global Britain"

Britain's agreement to leave the European Union "cannot mean membership of the single market," Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday in a much-anticipated speech on her Brexit plans.

Tobacco giant BAT agrees to 49-billion-dollar takeover of US rival

British American Tobacco Plc on Tuesday said it has finalized a deal to acquire 57.8 per cent of shares of US rival Reynolds American Inc for 49.4 billion dollars.

Theresa May to set course for "clean break" from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May will set a course for Britain to make a "clean break" with the European Union as she outlines plans for a "hard" Brexit outside the EU single market in a major...

Pound swoons ahead of May Brexit speech as Trump reaches out on trade

The pound seemed to be calming down Monday after several hours of convulsions that saw it hit its lowest point since October as Britain braced itself for Prime Minister Theresa May to unveil her "...

Northern Ireland set for elections despite May's intervention

Britain is scheduled to announce a date for elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday after a last-minute intervention by Prime Minister Theresa May failed to prevent the collapse of...

British media: May prepared to accept 'hard' Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to indicate her willingness to accept a "hard" Brexit outside the EU single market when she makes a key speech on her negotiating plans on Tuesday,...

Parliament committee puts pressure on May for Brexit details

The parliamentary committee overseeing Britain's exit from the European Union increased the pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May in a report published Saturday, demanding she make known details...

Sky TV pulls Michael Jackson spoof after daughter calls it "shameful"

British broadcaster Sky has axed an episode of a new comedy series before its debut over criticism of its portrayal of Michael Jackson.

British ex-ambassadors deny handing over Trump dossier to McCain

A former British ambassador to Russia told the media on Friday he spoke to US Senator John McCain months ago about the "dirty dossier" on Donald Trump and his alleged links to Russia.

Towns evacuated as storm surge threatens to batter English coast

Residents of a seaside village in eastern England are flouting police advice to evacuate their homes despite being told their properties could be flooded by up to 3 metres of sea water.

Elections loom as talks fail to break Northern Ireland impasse

Snap elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly appear inevitable after talks on Thursday failed to break an impasse over the territory's power sharing agreement, the Irish and British governments...

Britain should call election in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein says

The British government should call an election to Northern Ireland's devolved assembly as soon as possible, republican party Sinn Fein said following talks on Wednesday aimed at resolving a power-...

Britain's Heathrow sets new record with 76 million passengers in 2016

Britain's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest air travel hub, on Wednesday reported a new record of 76 million passengers last year, up 1 per cent from 2015.

Britain "first in line" for trade deal with Trump, Boris Johnson says

Britain is "first in line" for a trade deal with the United States under Donald Trump, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said after meeting the president-elect's advisers and other US politicians in...

Boris Johnson meets US lawmakers after talks with Trump advisors

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was headed to Washington on Monday, one day after his meeting with Donald Trump's advisors in New York suggested the president-elect might not hold formal...