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More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter Channel Tunnel in France

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LILLE, France - More than 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to reach Britain from France, French authorities said on Tuesday.

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Dunne urges United States to buy more British weapons 12:16am BST

WASHINGTON - Britain's minister for defence procurement on Tuesday urged the United States to buy more UK-built weapons, saying current trade flows were too much of a one-way street.

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Britain's economy bounces back, despite currency hit to exporters 28 Jul 2015

LONDON - British economic growth got back on track in the second quarter but the strength of the pound hurt manufacturers, putting the Bank of England in a tricky spot as it gets closer to raising interest rates. | Video

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Cameron's EU reform plans a 'recipe for confusion - Peers 28 Jul 2015

LONDON - David Cameron has cooked up a "recipe for confusion" with his plans to reform Britain's relationship with the European Union, a committee of Peers said on Tuesday, criticising the prime minister for failing to make clear what changes he is seeking.

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Hedge fund economist to join Bank of England's MPC 28 Jul 2015

LONDON - An economist from one of the world's biggest hedge funds has been appointed to help set Bank of England interest rates, Britain's finance ministry said on Tuesday.

Magicians seek to amaze with tricks at London 'Impossible' show 28 Jul 2015

LONDON - Grand illusions, mind readings and death-defying escapology come to London this summer in a magic show billed as "the biggest in decades" in the British capital.

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Britain seeks to stop foreign 'dirty money' hiding in UK property market 28 Jul 2015

SINGAPORE - Britain on Tuesday said it would clamp down on the use of "dirty money" to buy up expensive properties, promising to expose the owners of anonymous foreign shell companies hiding cash in London's buoyant housing market. | Video

Britain says tests on suspected MERS cases prove negative 28 Jul 2015

LONDON - Tests on two people in Britain suspected of being infected with Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome (MERS) have proved negative, hospital officials said on Tuesday.

Cavorting, snorting British peer quits House of Lords 28 Jul 2015

LONDON - A senior British peer said on Tuesday he was leaving the House of Lords, Britain's unelected upper parliamentary chamber, after a newspaper published a video which it said showed him using cocaine and cavorting with prostitutes.

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UK inquiry head criticises Russians in ex-KGB spy's London murder 28 Jul 2015

LONDON - The head of a British inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned with a radioactive isotope in London in 2006, accused Russian authorities and a Russian man suspected of murdering the ex-KGB spy of trying to undermine his probe.