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Conservative MP deliberately broke campaign spending rules, court hears

16 Oct 2018

LONDON A lawmaker from Prime Minister Theresa May's minority ruling Conservative Party deliberately made false declarations over his spending in a 2015 election, a prosecutor told a London court on Tuesday.

May vows to hold nerve after Brexit talks hit impasse

23 Sep 2018

LONDON, England Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would not flinch in an impasse with the European Union about its departure from the bloc, as French and German ministers suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London.

Britain tells EU to engage seriously on Brexit, EU demurs

22 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 22 Britain said on Saturday it would not capitulate in Brexit talks and again urged its EU partners to engage with its proposals, as ministers in Paris and Berlin suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London.

No Pasaran - London football team sells out of Spanish Civil War shirts

18 Sep 2018

LONDON A small, newly-founded soccer team in the lower reaches of English football has attracted international fame after its new shirt, inspired by the fight against nationalists in the Spanish Civil War, went viral in Spain and sold out. | Video

UK court rules against electoral watchdog in Brexit spending row

14 Sep 2018

LONDON Britain's electoral regulator misinterpreted the spending law when it allowed the main Brexit campaign to donate to a smaller, aligned group during the 2016 referendum campaign, London's High Court ruled on Friday.

Bank of England holds rates steady, sees more Brexit uncertainty

13 Sep 2018

LONDON The Bank of England kept interest rates on hold on Thursday and highlighted greater financial market concerns about Brexit, a month after raising borrowing costs for only the second time in more than a decade.

'Lives torn apart in 82 seconds', UK Westminster attack inquest hears

10 Sep 2018

LONDON A man who mowed down pedestrians with a car near Britain's parliament before stabbing a policeman ruined many lives in a matter of seconds, an inquest heard on Monday, as it began with tributes to the victims and details of their last moments.

#UnfairCommercialPractice? UK investigates celebrities over social media promotions

16 Aug 2018

LONDON Celebrities and influencers who endorse products without labelling their social media posts as paid-for by brands were warned on Thursday that they were breaking the rules as Britain's regulator launched an investigation into the trend.

Financial Times boss to return some of 2.6 million pound pay after staff protest

15 Aug 2018

LONDON Financial Times Chief Executive John Ridding is to pay back some of his 2.6 million pound salary after a group of the newspaper's reporters complained about his pay.

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