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  • LONDON, July 16- The majority of Britons are opposed to a second referendum on membership of the European Union and almost half believe new Prime Minister Theresa May should carry on without calling a general election, according to a poll published on Saturday. A total of 46 percent thought May should not call an election while 38 percent thought she should go to...

  • *But orders at Farnborough show slower than expected. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14- When a freak English summer storm flooded exhibition halls at this week's Farnborough Airshow, the stiff-lipped announcer told sodden aerospace executives: "Please do not panic: we will not evacuate at this stage." I just have to say that... we are on track as an industry for another...

  • LONDON, July 14- New Prime Minister Theresa May ruthlessly overhauled the British cabinet on Thursday, sacking a raft of ministers, promoting loyalists and putting supporters of Britain's exit from the European Union firmly in charge of negotiating its terms. A day after replacing David Cameron, May told the head of the European Commission that Britain needed...

  • LONDON, July 14- Britain will suffer grave economic damage if it tries to slash immigration after last month's vote to leave the European Union, according to a retail boss who was among the leading business supporters of' Brexit'. Simon Wolfson, chief executive of fashion group Next, told the BBC he wanted the government to gain "some control" over levels of...

  • LONDON, July 14- New Prime Minister Theresa May showed a ruthless streak on Thursday in building a cabinet to lead Britain's exit from the European Union, while her finance minister said he would do whatever was necessary to restore confidence in the economy. Her most contentious appointment is Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who compared the EU's aims to...

  • *Bank of England surprises by keeping rates on hold. *France reacts strongly to Boris Johnson appointment. LONDON, July 14- New Prime Minister Theresa May showed a ruthless streak on Thursday in building a cabinet to lead Britain's exit from the European Union, while her finance minister said he would do whatever was necessary to restore confidence in the economy.

  • Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference

    The Bank of England surprised markets by holding interest rates on Thursday, despite prior guidance from Governor Mark Carney that policy easing could be forthcoming.

  • LONDON, July 14- Britain's new finance minister, Philip Hammond, said on Thursday he would do whatever is necessary to restore confidence in the economy after the Brexit vote, suggesting a less aggressive approach to bringing down the budget deficit. "We're working together across that referendum divide in the party to deliver the best possible deal for Britain.

  • PARIS, July 14- In Boris Johnson, Britain has appointed a liar with his back against the wall as its new foreign secretary at a time when somebody reliable is needed in the role, his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday. In France, a founding EU member, he is seen as a key player in the departure and in the setback to European integration it represents.

  • PARIS, July 14- In Boris Johnson, Britain has appointed a liar with his back against the wall as its new foreign secretary at a time when somebody reliable is needed in the role, his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday. In France, a founding EU member, he is seen as a key player in the departure and in the setback to European integration it represents.

  • LONDON, July 14- Britain's new finance minister, Philip Hammond, said on Thursday he will do whatever is necessary to restore confidence in the economy after the Brexit vote, suggesting a softer less aggressive approach to bringing down the budget deficit. "We're working together across that referendum divide in the party to deliver the best possible deal for...

  • LONDON, July 13- David Davis, a staunchly Eurosceptic lawmaker who says the risk of losing a key export partner will force EU leaders such as Angela Merkel to agree to a free trade deal, was appointed as the man to lead Britain out of the bloc on Wednesday. At the heart of the job will be finding an answer to the key negotiating riddle: how can Britain keep access to the...

  • LONDON, July 13- David Davis, a staunchly Eurosceptic lawmaker who says the risk of losing a key export partner will force EU leaders such as Angela Merkel to agree to a free trade deal, was appointed as the man to lead Britain out of the bloc on Wednesday. At the heart of the job will be finding an answer to the key negotiating riddle: how can Britain keep access to the...

  • LONDON, July 13- Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading' Brexit' supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she...

  • LONDON, July 13- Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading' Brexit' supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she...

  • LONDON, July 13- British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday that her government would need time before beginning talks on Britain's exit from the European Union. May spoke to the German and French leaders along with the Irish prime minister hours after taking over...

  • LONDON, July 13- Boris Johnson, Britain's most colourful politician with a long record of gaffes and scandals, was appointed as foreign secretary on Wednesday in a surprise move by new Prime Minister Theresa May that could shake up world diplomacy. The former London mayor, who has never previously held a cabinet post and is known for his undiplomatic language, was...

  • LONDON, July 13- Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading' Brexit' supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she...

  • LONDON, July 13- Philip Hammond took over as Britain's new finance minister on Wednesday, putting him in charge of the world's fifth-largest economy as it risks sliding into recession after voters decided to leave the European Union last month. Hammond, 60, was foreign secretary until he was appointed by Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May to replace...

  • LONDON, July 13- David Davis, a staunchly anti-EU lawmaker who believes a free trade deal will be struck with the bloc, was appointed by new Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday to lead Britain's negotiations on leaving the European Union. Davis, 67, was given the newly-created role of Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union by May hours after she...