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  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targeting what they said were chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack. The bombing represents a major escalation in the West's...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targetting what they called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a poison gas attack. As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus. That in turn raises the question of where...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targetting what they called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a poison gas attack. As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus. That in turn raises the question of where...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, March 23- As Britain's Brexit negotiations with the European Union moved into a new phase on. Inspired by "Grexit", coined in 2012 as debt-laden Greece seemed about to crash out of the euro zone, the term Brexit took off after Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a referendum in 2013.. Much stronger immigration controls for all non- UK citizens.

  • LONDON, Feb 19- British universities must offer students value for money, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday, launching a review that could reduce fees and restore grants in a bid to entice younger voters who helped punish her party at an election last year. In a speech designed to show her programme for Britain is more than just its departure from the...

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Britain could reduce the burden of university fees on students and bring back grants for their living expenses, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday, under pressure to lure younger voters a year after they cost her parliamentary majority. May's predecessor David Cameron, a fellow Conservative, tripled the cost of tuition for students...

  • LONDON, Jan 31- Britain's finance ministry appointed a woman for the first time as its next chief economist at a time when lawmakers want to increase the number of women appointed to senior economic policy roles. Clare Lombardelli is currently in charge of helping finance minister Philip Hammond draw up his annual budget. She previously served as an economic...

  • BEIJING, China, Jan 31- China's relations with Britain will remain unchanged through Brexit, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May kicked off a three-day visit to China, where she aims to sign nine billion pounds in deals. Britain is trying to reinvent itself as a global trading nation after a 2016 referendum decision to leave...

  • Fox was on a visit to China, the latest instalment in long-running economic talks between China and Britain, which has taken on new importance for Britain as it looks to re-invent itself as a global trading nation after leaving the European Union in 2019.. Asked whether Britain would serve as an alternative destination for such Chinese investment, Fox told...

  • BARCELONA/ MADRID, Dec 22- Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to neuter its independence movement, instead re-igniting the country's biggest political crisis in decades. Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union,...

  • BARCELONA/ MADRID, Dec 22- Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to defuse the independence movement, instead re-igniting the country's biggest political crisis in decades. Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union,...

  • BARCELONA, Dec 22- Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's attempt to neuter the independence movement to defuse Spain's biggest political crisis in decades. By risking an election in the wealthy region, Rajoy appears to have made the same mistake that leaders such as Greece's Alexis...

  • Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai (C) pose with delegates for a group photo during the UK-China Economic Financial Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on December 16, 2017.

    China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues.

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues, including speeding the introduction of a London- Shanghai stock connect programme. The statement comes as China, in an unusual step, accused the United States and the European Union of breaking promises that they made when...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- China and Britain have vowed to continue and strengthen cooperation on a wide range of economic, financial and trade issues, including speeding the introduction of a London- Shanghai stock connect programme. The statement comes as China, in an unusual step, accused the United States and the European Union of breaking promises that they made when...

  • BEIJING/ LONDON, Dec 15- Britain wants closer cooperation with China over its landmark Belt and Road infrastructure scheme, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday at the start of a Beijing trip on which he hopes to seal a billion pounds in deals. Li told Hammond that people in China follow developments in Britain and Europe closely. "We believe that no...

  • LONDON, Dec 15- Britain hopes to seal a billion pounds worth of trade and investment agreements with China during weekend visit by finance minister Philip Hammond, Bank of England chief Mark Carney and senior executives. The Beijing visit is the latest instalment in long-running economic talks between the two states but it has now taken on new importance for...

  • LONDON, Nov 22- Britain slashed its economic growth forecasts and expects to borrow a lot more going into the next decade, finance minister Philip Hammond said, but he nonetheless plans to spend more in the next couple of years to offset the impact of Brexit. He also committed 44 billion pounds to provide funding, loans and guarantees over five years in a bid to...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- A few hours before Theresa May lost her second cabinet member in a week, the British prime minister found time amidst the crisis to meet one of the world's most powerful bankers. Others, however, sense a subtle but significant change in the political climate with May listening more to the worries of an industry struggling to fathom out Britain's...

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she speaks at an election campaign event at Pride Park Stadium on June 1, 2017 in Derby, United Kingdom.

    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May would only have herself to blame if the election results in embarrassment, analysts say.