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May's Brexit: going it alone, hoping for an EU trade deal


LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disentangled from the European Union while hoping the bloc will agree to a comprehensive trade deal.


UK to leave EU single market as May sets course for 'hard Brexit' 5:54pm GMT

LONDON Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world's largest trading bloc. | Video


Healthcare costs threaten Britain's aim to balance budget - watchdog 11:40am GMT

LONDON Britain's official budget watchdog said rising healthcare costs could make it harder for Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to achieve his goal of balancing the government's budget in the next parliament starting in 2020.


Brexit minister Davis says not seeking to cherry-pick bits of EU membership 3:55pm GMT

LONDON Britain's approach to leaving the European Union is not about cherry-picking, Brexit minister David Davis told parliament on Tuesday after Prime Minister Theresa May set out her priorities for upcoming negotiations.


Scotland must have choice on independence if Brexit wishes ignored-Sturgeon 5:06pm GMT

EDINBURGH The British government's plan for leaving the European Union is "economically catastrophic" and Scotland must have the option of voting for independence if its views on Brexit are rejected, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.


Young royals urge Britons to talk more about mental health issues 4:50pm GMT

LONDON Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and his brother Harry urged Britons on Tuesday to talk more openly about mental health issues, saying too many people suffer in silence. | Video

Sinn Fein's Adams anticipating significant Irish border changes 5:26pm GMT

DUBLIN/BELFAST Britain's plan for leaving the European Union is unlikely to be accomplished without significant changes to border arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said on Tuesday.


Drivers on UK Southern rail suspend next week's strike action - TUC 11:56am GMT

LONDON Drivers working for Britain's Southern Rail have agreed to suspend strike action next week which would have brought the network to a standstill once again, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said on Tuesday.


UK businesses wary about investment on Brexit doubts - survey   9:07am GMT

LONDON British businesses are increasingly cautious about their investment plans as they worry about how the country's planned departure from the European Union will affect the economy this year, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Fraudsters use sham UK charity appeals to steal money via emails, social media 4:42pm GMT

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fraudsters have been using social media and emails to trick British corporations and members of the public to donate money to fake charity appeals, the UK's charity regulator said on Tuesday.