UK airline giant IAG agrees to buy Spain's Air Europa

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British Airways owner IAG agreed to buy Spain's Air Europa for 1.0 billion euros to expand routes to Latin America and the Caribbean, boosting Madrid as a key hub. The London-listed company said in a statement that it has signed a transaction…

Hoyle selected as new Parliament speaker

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(London) - British MPs voted for Labour lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle to be the next speaker of Britain´s parliament, replacing John Bercow, who has played a key and controversial role in the Brexit saga. Hoyle -- a Labour MP for 22 years and…

London insists UK leaving EU on Oct 31

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(London) - British government doubled down, insisting it would leave the European Union in 11 days' time despite parliament forcing prime minister to request another delay. MPs in the House of Commons passed up the chance to decide on the…

Queen Elizabeth attends service for Westminster Abbey's 750th anniversary

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(London) - Queen Elizabeth attended a service at London’s Westminster Abbey to mark 750 years since King Edward the Confessor’s original church on the site was rebuilt during the reign of Henry III and consecrated in 1269. The 93-year-old…

Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Prince William, Kate Middleton

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Prince William and Kate Middleton received a warm welcome as they touched down in Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Rawalpindi’s Nur Khan Air Base shortly after 9PM Monday night whereupon they were…

Britain unveils new Brexit plan

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(Manchester) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson published his "final" Brexit proposals, warning EU leaders that Britain will walk out without a deal on October 31 if they do not accept his terms. Officials in Brussels and UK opponents of Brexit…

Johnson to table new Brexit plan very soon

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(Manchester) - Britain will table new proposals on a Brexit deal 'very soon', Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, while distancing himself from a leaked plan about the Irish border. "We are going to make a very good offer. We will be tabling…

Meghan Markle support higher education for women

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(Johannesburg) - Meghan, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, said that empowering women through education could be transformational for communities during a visit to Johannesburg University in South Africa. “When a woman is empowered it…

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry visit South Africa’s oldest mosque

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the oldest mosque in South Africa during their tour that has garnered attention from all across the globe. The royals who are in the country to voice support for various…

UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

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(London) - Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. "Nude zones" and "Food in the Nude"…

UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit

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Britain said it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on October 31, in a policy shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "Freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on October…

Johnson offers new health funds to meet Brexit promise

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(London) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised new funds for Britain´s state-run national health service (NHS), seeking to fulfill one of the promises of his 2016 Brexit campaign. Johnson pledged an extra £1.8 billion (2.0 billion…

Boris Johnson takes charge as Britain´s new PM

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(London) - Boris Johnson takes charge as Britain´s prime minister on Wednesday, on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. A politician with celebrity status best known for his gaffes and rhetorical flourishes,…

UK unveils draft law to tax tech giants

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(London) - Britain unveiled draft legislation for a "digital services tax" on global tech giants, which it plans to impose until leading economies reach an agreement on the contentious issue. The proposed levy, which will be consulted on…