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Alistair Smout

London murders back below New York levels, but set for highest rate in a decade

30 Nov 2018

LONDON The number of murders in London has fallen below that of New York City but could still hit a 10-year high if it continues at the current pace, police data analysed by Reuters shows.

Upended by frat boys: International lawmakers slam Facebook's effect on politics

27 Nov 2018

LONDON Facebook came under fire on Tuesday from lawmakers from several countries who accused the firm of undermining democratic institutions and left out an empty chair for chief executive Mark Zuckerberg after he declined to be questioned.

Northern Irish kingmakers send May a warning over Brexit deal

20 Nov 2018

LONDON The Northern Irish kingmakers who prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government sent her a stark warning over her draft Brexit divorce deal, pulling support in several parliamentary votes on a finance bill.

May defends Brexit deal as opponents plot no-confidence vote

17 Nov 2018

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of the most prominent Brexiteer in her government on Friday as she fought to save a draft European Union divorce deal that has stirred up a plot to force her out of her job. | Video

May im politischen Überlebenskampf - Neuer Brexit-Minister

16 Nov 2018

London Die britische Premierministerin Theresa May kämpft nach einem Minister-Exodus aus Protest gegen ihren Brexit-Kurs ums politische Überleben.

UK pay growth fastest since 2008 as firms face staff shortages

13 Nov 2018

LONDON Average pay in Britain is rising at the fastest rate in nearly a decade, amid a record fall in the number of eastern European workers ahead of Brexit and business complaints about a shortage of qualified staff.

BoE's Broadbent says Brexit deal still most likely outcome: CNBC

12 Nov 2018

LONDON Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said on Monday he thought that Britain leaving the European Union next year under a transition agreement was still the most likely outcome from the negotiations.

UK economy grows strongly, but with hints of tougher times ahead

09 Nov 2018

LONDON Britain enjoyed its fastest economic upturn since late 2016 during the third quarter, spurred by a surge in consumer spending over the hot summer and the soccer World Cup, which now appears to be tailing off ahead of Brexit. | Video

Prince Charles says: I won't meddle when I am king

08 Nov 2018

LONDON Britain's Prince Charles said he will stop meddling in issues he feels strongly about when he eventually becomes king, saying he is "not that stupid". | Video

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