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Farage posts picture of 'dinner with The Donald'


LONDON British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage posted a picture of him having "dinner with The Donald" on Twitter, the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and the critic of Prime Minister Theresa May.


Islamic State planning attacks in Britain - anti-terrorism lawyer 7:01pm GMT

LONDON Islamic State militants are planning "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians" in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country's new terrorism watchdog said.


Scottish Labour rules out platform with Conservatives to fight independence 25 Feb 2017

EDINBURGH Scottish Labour would not join forces with the Conservatives in a joint campaign to defend the United Kingdom if Scotland held a second independence referendum, leader Kezia Dugdale has said.


May's Conservatives gain parliament seat as rivals suffer setbacks 25 Feb 2017

STOKE-ON-TRENT/WHITEHAVEN, England Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives secured a landmark victory in a parliamentary by-election on Friday, strengthening her hand ahead of Brexit negotiations as her rivals suffered damaging setbacks.


Northern Ireland leader says rivals may force return to London rule 24 Feb 2017

OMAGH, Northern Ireland Irish nationalists may force a prolonged collapse of Northern Ireland's devolved government and a return to direct rule from London if they cannot agree a new government with unionists, the leader of the British province said on Friday.


On visit to London, Peugeot boss offers reassuring words on Vauxhall plants 24 Feb 2017

LONDON The head of French carmaker PSA played down the threat to British factories when he discussed the potential takeover of GM's European operations with union officials and politicians in London on Friday.

UK minister says assured by Peugeot CEO of commitments to UK plants 24 Feb 2017

LONDON Britain's business minister Greg Clark said he discussed with the chief executive of Peugeot the firm's approach to expand production, rather than close plants, as the French carmaker explores taking over GM's Vauxhall and Opel brands in Europe.


Opel works council to seek contact with PSA labour bosses 24 Feb 2017

FRANKFURT Opel's European works council said it had agreed to open a line of communication with its counterpart at PSA Group as the French carmaker holds talks over a tie-up with the company.


UK government intervention has made energy more expensive - lawmakers 24 Feb 2017

LONDON Constant government intervention in Britain's energy sector has led to a complex system of subsidies and an uncompetitive market that fails to deliver low-cost and secure electricity, a report by an upper-house parliamentary committee said on Friday.


May's Conservatives win parliamentary seat, first gain for ruling party for 35 years 24 Feb 2017

LONDON Britain's ruling Conservatives won a parliamentary by-election in the north-west English region of Copeland on Friday, taking control of a once safe seat held by the opposition Labour Party and the first such gain by a ruling party since 1982.

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