Tesco sells its Asian stores in £8bn deal

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UK retail giant Tesco has agreed to sell its operations in Thailand and Malaysia for ($10.6bn) £8bn. The supermarket chain has 2,000 stores across both countries, under the Tesco Lotus brand, and is selling them to Thai conglomerate CP Group. Chief…

Schools closed in Italy as coronavirus death toll hits 107

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(Rome) - Italy closed all schools and universities until March 15 as the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in the Mediterranean country hit 107. The measure is the most restrictive response to COVID-19 of any European nation and tougher…

Prince William and Kate Middleton kick off Irish tour

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(Dublin) - Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton began a tour of Ireland, in the latest high-profile trip by senior British royals since Queen Elizabeth II´s landmark state visit in 2011. The couple´s three-day trip comes just weeks…

Britain embarks on new future outside EU

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(London) - Britain began an uncertain future outside the European Union, hours after the historic end to almost half a century of EU membership was greeted with a mixture of joy and sadness. There were celebrations and tears across the country…

Harry and Meghan begin a new life as ordinary people

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(London) - Britain´s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan began a new life as ordinary people with financial worries and security concerns after being stripped of their royal titles and public funding by the Queen.

Meghan visits women´s shelter in Canada

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(Vancouver) - Prince Harry´s wife Meghan has visited a women´s shelter in Vancouver, her first public appearance since the couple´s sensational decision to pursue greater independence from the British monarchy by living part-time in Canada. The…

Historic Brexit bill allowing UK to leave union on Jan 31, passes

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(London) - Britain's parliament finally approved Brexit, allowing it to become the first country to leave the European Union by the end of this month, ending years of arguments that toppled two governments and divided a nation. The House…

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to step back as 'senior' royals

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(London) - In a statement, Britain´s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle said they will step back as senior members of the royal family and work to become financially independent. In their statement, also posted on their Instagram page,…

Johnson´s Brexit deal secures first win in new parliament

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(London) - Britain´s new parliament gave its initial approval to a revised EU divorce deal that sets up a high-stakes clash with Brussels over the sides´ future ties. The 358 to 234 vote paves the way for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to…

Johnson to present Brexit bill on Friday

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(London) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government intends to present a bill to parliament on Friday to enable Britain to leave the European Union next month, his spokesperson said. "We plan to start the process before Christmas and will…

UK election campaign enters final rounds

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(London) - Britain´s general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking votes ahead of Thursday´s crucial poll. Johnson is hoping to regain the…

Queen passes down patronage over to Kate Middleton

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(London) - Kate Middleton is a notable face who has dedicated her post-marriage life to serving a number of charities. Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge procured a watch-dog role over one of the Queen’s charities called the 'British Family…

UK PM Johnson unveils manifesto for Brexit Britain

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(London) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was unveiling his Conservative Party's manifesto, pledging to move on from Brexit and austerity in a bid to secure a general election majority. Having taken over a minority administration in…

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrating 72nd wedding anniversary

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(London) - Prince Philip 98 and Queen Elizabeth II 93 got married on November 20, 1947. The royal couple is celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary. Prince Philip and the Queen tied the knot when they were 26 and 21 years old respectively.…