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Brexit would put 250 billion pounds of trade at risk - 'In' campaign

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LONDON A British vote to leave the European Union could put 250 billion pounds of trade at risk, both with EU members and with the more than 50 countries that have free-trade agreements with the EU, campaigners to remain said on Tuesday.

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Labour candidate favourite for London mayor after racially charged campaign 01 May 2016

LONDON Sadiq Khan of opposition Labour Party is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism.

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EU Referendum Scorecard - Did Obama move the polls? 29 Apr 2016

LONDON After Barack Obama warned British voters against voting to leave the European Union, opinion polls so far suggest the U.S. president has failed to swing support behind continued membership.

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UK mortgage approvals fall ahead of new tax, but lending surges 29 Apr 2016

LONDON British mortgage approvals fell for the first time in six months in March shortly before a new tax took effect, but consumers borrowed at the fastest rate in over a decade, Bank of England data showed.

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Obama fails to swing Britain behind EU as 'Out' takes poll lead 28 Apr 2016

LONDON Opponents of Britain's European Union membership have edged into the lead over the past two weeks, according to a YouGov poll which indicated President Barack Obama's intervention failed to swing support behind "In" vote in a June 23 referendum.

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No guarantee over future of UK steel industry, says Cameron 27 Apr 2016

LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday there was no guarantee that efforts to save the British steel industry would be successful, trying to manage expectations that the government can save thousands of jobs.

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UK support for Brexit rises despite Obama's call - opinion polls 26 Apr 2016

LONDON Support for the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union has risen in recent days, two opinion polls showed on Tuesday, suggesting U.S. President Barack Obama's call for the UK to stay in the bloc had not yet had the impact he wanted.

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Cameron urges Tata to sell whole of its steel business 26 Apr 2016

LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron told the management of India's Tata Steel on Tuesday that any sale of its remaining British assets would have to cover the whole of its business and be given sufficient time to take place.

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'Out means out', German lawmakers warn Britain on Brexit 26 Apr 2016

BERLIN Britain should not get special treatment from the European Union if it leaves the bloc and should expect tough talks in sealing bilateral deals, lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition said on Tuesday.

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English junior doctors on first all-out strike over new contract 26 Apr 2016

LONDON Junior doctors in England began their first all-out strike in the nearly 70-year history of the National Health Service (NHS) on Tuesday, a dramatic escalation in a long-running dispute with the government over a new contract. | Video