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UK consumer morale posts biggest drop since 1990 after EU vote - GfK


LONDON - British consumer morale suffered its sharpest drop in more than 26 years after last month's decision by voters to leave the European Union, as Britons became increasingly pessimistic about the economic outlook.


UK says new government needs to review all details of Hinkley nuclear project 8:23am BST

LONDON Britain's new government needs to review all the details of a project to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point before making a decision in the autumn, a government spokeswoman said on Friday.


May wants bespoke terms for EU exit 4:20am BST

BRATISLAVA/WARSAW Britain wants a bespoke model for its future ties with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, during a tour of Eastern European allies aimed at securing support in negotiations on leaving the bloc.


May reassures Poles living in UK that they are welcome 28 Jul 2016

WARSAW British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassure Poles living in Britain that they are welcome despite increased reports of abuse in the wake of the country's vote to leave the European Union.


Judge rejects bid to remove Corbyn from leadership ballot 28 Jul 2016

LONDON British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn does not need to be nominated by his lawmakers to run in a leadership contest triggered by a challenge from one of his colleagues, a judge ruled on Thursday.

Ireland plans for 'soft-border' with UK after Brexit 28 Jul 2016

DUBLIN Ireland is planning a system of electronic border surveillance that it hopes will prevent it from having to erect physical barriers with Northern Ireland when Britain leaves the European Union, its customs service said on Thursday.


Niceties abound as Johnson meets French minister who called him liar 28 Jul 2016

PARIS Modestly shaking his head to deny he was any good at speaking French, Britain's new foreign secretary Boris Johnson sought to charm a media audience in Paris during a joint appearance with his French counterpart, who recently called him a liar.


Brexit shockwaves hit British jobs, banks, automobiles 28 Jul 2016

LONDON Shockwaves from Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the economy on Thursday, with thousands of jobs lost at one of the country's biggest banks, big extra costs for Ford, and consumer confidence plunging.


British savers unlock more than 6 billion pounds from retirement pots 28 Jul 2016

LONDON British pensioners have unlocked more than 6 billion pounds of cash from their retirement savings since landmark pension freedoms were introduced 15 months ago, the Treasury said on Thursday.


EU needs new vision as it is falling in love with itself, says Slovak PM 28 Jul 2016

BRATISLAVA The European Union seems to be falling in love with itself and needs to use the time before Britain formally starts divorce proceedings to create a new vision of Europe, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Thursday.