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    UK pulls some troops from Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:14pm on March 19, 2020

    Britain is withdrawing some of its troops from a global training mission in Iraq because of the coronavirus outbreak, the defence ministry said on Thursday....

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    UK begins tougher virus action after dire science warning

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:06am on March 18, 2020

    Britain on Tuesday ramped up its response to the escalating coronavirus outbreak after the government imposed unprecedented peacetime measures prompted by scientific advice that infections...

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    UK seeks to ‘deliver on promises’ in first post-Brexit budget

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:05pm on March 08, 2020

    Britain unveils its first post-Brexit budget on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson expected to press ahead with major spending on infrastructure while also addressing...

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    Brexit preparations cost UK £4.4b

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:22pm on March 06, 2020

    Britain’s departure from the European Union has cost taxpayers more than £4 billion ($5.2 billion, 4.6 billion euros) in extra government costs, the National Audit...

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    Climate campaigners win appeal to block new Heathrow runway

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:44pm on February 27, 2020

    Britain’s Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled in favour of green campaigners who oppose the building of a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, Europe’s...

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    EU continuing ‘no deal’ Brexit preparations

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:33pm on February 27, 2020

    The EU is keeping up preparations for a chaotic ‘no deal’ outcome to Brexit trade talks with Britain, a spokeswoman said Thursday, as the two...

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    Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing Assange

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:54pm on February 24, 2020

    Britain on Monday starts hearing Washington’s extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a test case of media freedoms in the digital age and...

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    UK Labour members vote on leader to replace Corbyn

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:50pm on February 24, 2020

    Almost 600,000 members of Britain’s main opposition Labour party began voting on Monday for a new leader to replace leftist Jeremy Corbyn in the wake...

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    UK digital bank serves clients shunned by big lenders

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:24pm on February 23, 2020

    Among Britain’s digital app-based banks that are attracting moneyed urban millennials is Monese, which also courts customers neglected by the country’s established lenders...

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    New points-based British immigration plan prioritises skills

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 03:22pm on February 19, 2020

    Britain has unveiled a new points-based immigration system that ends the free movement of people and prioritises those with high-skilled jobs...

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