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UK family resolve civil claim against U.S. diplomat's wife over crash death

Sep 21 2021

LONDON The family of a British teenager killed in a car crash involving a U.S. diplomat's wife said on Tuesday they had reached a resolution in a civil damages claim over the 2019 accident, and could now focus on a separate criminal case.

Chinese ambassador barred from UK parliament over sanctions row

Sep 15 2021

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UK firms need to take their post-Brexit trade opportunity -trade minister

Sep 13 2021

LONDON British firms must do more to take advantage of new export routes opened up by Brexit, trade minister Liz Truss will say on Tuesday, calling for a shift from "defence to offence in trade" to help drive economic growth.

UK PM Johnson raises taxes to tackle health and social care crisis

Sep 08 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Tuesday to raise taxes on workers, employers and some investors to try to fix a health and social care funding crisis, angering some in his governing party by breaking election promises. | Video

UK, U.S. impose sanctions on Russian intelligence agents over Navalny poisoning

Aug 20 2021

LONDON/WASHINGTON Britain and the United States imposed sanctions on Friday on men they said were Russian intelligence operatives responsible for the poisoning one year ago of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

UK lawmakers condemn PM Johnson and U.S. President Biden over Afghanistan

Aug 19 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -British lawmakers vented their anger on Wednesday at Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Joe Biden over the collapse of Afghanistan into Taliban hands, calling it a failure of intelligence, leadership and moral duty. | Video

Court says fight for probe of Trump's Scottish golf courses can go ahead

Aug 11 2021

LONDON A decision by the Scottish government not to order an investigation into former U.S. President Donald Trump's all-cash purchases of two golf courses could be subject to a judicial review following a court ruling on Wednesday.

Britain imposes sanctions on Belarus, Lukashenko retorts: 'choke on them'

Aug 10 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain imposed sanctions on Belarus's potash and petroleum product exports on Monday in an attempt to put pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko, who swiftly retorted that London should "choke on" the new measures.

Defiant Belarus leader shrugs off sanctions, says athlete was 'manipulated'

Aug 09 2021

KYIV/LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A defiant President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday a Belarusian sprinter defected at the Olympic Games only because she had been "manipulated" by outside forces and shrugged off a coordinated barrage of new Western sanctions. | Video

EU rejects UK demand for new post-Brexit deal on Northern Ireland

Jul 21 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain demanded on Wednesday that the European Union agree to rewrite a deal overseeing problematic post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland just a year after it was agreed with the bloc, a call immediately rejected by Brussels.

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