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Gulf Arab states push for UK free trade deal after Brexit - officials

DOHA Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, Gulf officials say.

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Police identify British-born attacker, victim count rises to four

LONDON The attacker who ploughed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. | Video


For weary Bulgarians, one-way ticket abroad still alluring option

SOFIA After trying for 20 years to eke out a living as the owner of a driving school in Bulgaria, Zlatinka Zlateva finally gave up last September and took a job as a nanny in Britain.


Deutsche Bank signs up new London headquarters in show of faith in Brexit Britain

LONDON Deutsche Bank has chosen a new office for its London headquarters, signalling a vote of confidence in Britain's capital despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. | Video


Poland fully committed to EU despite disputes - president

WARSAW Poland remains fully committed to the European Union despite a series of bruising battles with Brussels and any political party that advocated following Britain out of the bloc would be rejected by Polish voters, President Andrzej Duda told Reuters.


South Africa's Brait suspends LSE listing plan on Brexit uncertainty

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Brait SE has suspended plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, the investment firm said on Friday, citing uncertainty over Britain's decision to leave the European Union.


Special Report - How banks lost the ear of Britain's government over Brexit

LONDON One afternoon in mid-January, Prime Minister Theresa May walked into a meeting room in the Swiss resort of Davos to face Wall Street's most powerful bankers. | Video


Bank of England to charge banks for additional 'Brexit' costs

LONDON The Bank of England is to increase the fees it levies on the banks it regulates to meet additional costs resulting from Britain's move to leave the European Union - and may have to ask for more cash later on.


Britain to fire starting gun on Brexit talks

DUBLIN The nine-month Brexit "phoney war" is set to come to an end next week when British Prime Minister Theresa May notifies the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, starting two years of unprecedented negotiations.


Confusion and fear - Theresa May's London attack escape

LONDON In a less-than-slick escape from parliament when her staff appeared rattled as a lone assailant rampaged just yards away, Prime Minister Theresa May dashed around a car park and looked lost as she searched for her ride before escaping.


Police arrest two more over British parliament attack

LONDON British police said they had made two further significant arrests in the investigation into the attack on London's parliament and gave the birth name of the man behind the assault as Adrian Russell Ajao.


BoE's Vlieghe says inflation spike would not necessarily mean rate rise - The Times

LONDON Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said a rise in inflation to more than 3 percent might not prompt him to consider raising interest rates because the increase would probably be temporary, The Times newspaper reported on Friday.


Schaeuble - Trying to keep disadvantages for Britain as small as possible in Brexit

BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that the European Union was trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain but stressed that countries wanting to get the benefits related to the bloc had to make commitments, too.


Germany's Merkel does not expect more EU departures after Brexit

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce.


UK honed attack response but feared unsophisticated 'lone wolf'

LONDON British police have spent years preparing the defence plan they put into action in London on Wednesday but have repeatedly said it would be difficult to stop a "lone wolf" attacker armed with unsophisticated weapons such as a car and a knife.