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May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

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LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties.

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

JERUSALEM A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. | Video

World, Middle East, Israel 10 Dec 2017

Labour Party looks to move some BoE functions away from London

Britain's Labour Party is considering moving some of Bank of England's functions to Birmingham, from its current home in Threadneedle Street in the City of London, according to an interim report on the British financial system released on Sunday.

10 Dec 2017

After Brexit, UK aims for trade deal with EU that tops Canada pact

LONDON Britain is aiming to secure a comprehensive free trade deal with the European Union and wants it to be signed shortly after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday.

UK, World 10 Dec 2017

UK consumers cut spending in run-up to Christmas - Visa

LONDON Squeezed British consumers reined in Christmas travel plans and bought fewer new cars last month, setting the stage for the first fall in festive spending in five years, credit card company Visa said on Monday.

UK 12:08am GMT

Uber heads to court in fight for London survival

LONDON Uber will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its licence in its most important European market.

UK 12:03am GMT

Johnson meets Iran president as he lobbies for jailed aid worker

DUBAI/LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held almost an hour of talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after flying to Tehran to seek the release of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker. | Video

UK, World, Middle East 10 Dec 2017

Palace releases new portrait of Britain's Prince Philip

LONDON Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth's husband announced his retirement from active public life.

12:10am GMT

Britain's smaller banks jostle for business banking grants

LONDON Britain's smaller banks are lining up to apply for multi-million pound grants the government hopes will help them compete in the corporate banking market.

10 Dec 2017

Qatar goes ahead with $6.7 billion Typhoon combat jets deal with UK's BAE Systems

LONDON BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around 5 billion pounds for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence group said on Sunday.

Aerospace & Defence 10 Dec 2017
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