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Andrew MacAskill

Major power cut impacting homes, transport in large parts of Britain

Aug 09 2019

LONDON Large parts of Britain were hit by a power cut, affecting trains, knocking out traffic lights and disrupting an airport during rush hour on Friday evening.

British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

Aug 07 2019

LONDON British Airways said its flights were returning to normal after passengers had to endure cancellations, delays and long queues at London airports as the airline suffered its third major computer failure in a little more than two years. | Video

Factbox: Britain's £6.3 billion no-deal Brexit spending spree

Aug 01 2019

LONDON Britain is doubling spending on preparations for a no-deal Brexit this year as Prime Minister Boris Johnson sets his sights on leaving the European Union with or without a divorce deal at the end of October.

Britain to spend an extra £2.1 billion on no-deal Brexit planning

Aug 01 2019

LONDON Britain said it is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1 billion pounds to stockpile medicines, hire more border officials and fund one of the biggest peacetime advertising campaigns. | Video

Factbox: Britain's $7.6 billion no-deal Brexit spending spree

Aug 01 2019

LONDON Britain is doubling spending on preparations for a no-deal Brexit this year as Prime Minister Boris Johnson sets his sights on leaving the European Union with or without a divorce deal at the end of October.

Dubai ruler’s wife seeks 'forced marriage protection order' in English court

Jul 30 2019

LONDON The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has applied for a "forced marriage protection order" in England's High Court in relation to one of her two children. | Video

Britain tells Iran: release ship to 'come out of the dark'

Jul 29 2019

LONDON Britain told Iran on Monday that if it wants to "come out of the dark" it must follow international rules and release a British-flagged oil tanker seized by its forces in the Gulf. | Video

Britain tells Iran: release ship to 'come out of the dark'

Jul 29 2019

LONDON Britain told Iran on Monday that if it wants to "come out of the dark" it must follow international rules and release a British-flagged oil tanker seized by its forces in the Gulf. | Video

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

Jul 25 2019

LONDON Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so.

Rising high, Sajid Javid named finance minister to guide Brexit economy

Jul 24 2019

LONDON Sajid Javid became Britain's first ethnic minority finance minister on Wednesday, capping off an unlikely rise from a humble start on a street dubbed the country's worst to holding the purse strings for the world's fifth-biggest economy.

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