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British inflation at 5-1/2-year high in September, rate hike on track

LONDON British inflation rose to its highest level in more than five years in September, official data showed on Tuesday, adding to the likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month.

London art auction raises 2 million pounds for survivors of deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

LONDON An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in June.

9:15am BST

May, Juncker call for faster Brexit talks

BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union should be stepped up.

12:37pm BST

U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

9:59am BST

Madrid, Catalonia clash over jailed pro-independence leaders as protests called

MADRID/BARCELONA Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners, as their detention looked set to reignite secessionist protests.

1:13pm BST