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PM May says Merkel talk of UK illusions shows how tough Brexit talks will be


LONDON German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about Britain having illusions over its future relationship with the European Union show how tough the upcoming Brexit negotiations will be, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Thursday.


British consumer confidence slips to 4-month low in April - GfK 12:20am BST

LONDON, (Reuters) April 28 - - British consumers were their most gloomy in four months in April as they weighed up the outlook for the economy and their finances ahead of Brexit and June's general election.


Armed British police arrest man with knives near May's office 27 Apr 2017

LONDON Armed British police officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in London on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism. | Video


Suspect in London knife incident may have had militant contacts outside UK - intelligence source 27 Apr 2017

WASHINGTON The 27-year-old man detained carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in London on Thursday may have had contacts with militants outside Britain and may have travelled to meet them, a source familiar with the investigation told Reuters.


London banks set to decide within weeks on Brexit moves 27 Apr 2017

FRANKFURT/LONDON As Britain prepares to negotiate its EU departure, a number of banks are likely to decide within two months where to set up new continental bases to make sure they can keep serving clients in the bloc after Brexit.

Man detained after Westminster incident was known to MI5 - security source 27 Apr 2017

LONDON The London man detained by armed police in Westminster was known to counter-terrorism officers and Britain's domestic intelligence agency MI5 before his arrest, a Western security source told Reuters.

Northern Ireland power-sharing talks paused until after UK election 27 Apr 2017

BELFAST Northern Ireland's main political parties have agreed to pause talks on forming a power-sharing government until after Britain's general election on June 8, the British government said on Thursday.

PM May informed of Westminster incident - spokeswoman 27 Apr 2017

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will be kept updated about an incident in which a knife-carrying man was arrested on terrorism charges close to parliament, her spokeswoman said on Thursday.


Johnson says Corbyn no harmless 'mugwump' but a dire threat 27 Apr 2017

LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told voters not to dismiss opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a harmless "mutton-headed old mugwump" but rather to see him as a serious threat to the economy and national security.

Reuters photographer sees three knives in Westminster after incident 27 Apr 2017

LONDON A Reuters photographer saw at least three knives on the ground after a man was arrested on Whitehall, a street in central London where many ministries are located.

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French would-be president Macron says would seek Poland sanctions

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Italian minister says painting NGOs as migrant traffickers is a lie

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