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UK car industry warns next PM against 'seismic' no-deal Brexit

25 Jun 2019

LONDON Britain’s car industry warned the next prime minister on Tuesday against a “seismic” no-deal Brexit in October, which it said could add billions of pounds in tariffs and cause border disruption, crippling the sector.

UK junior minister suspended after grappling with eco-protester

21 Jun 2019

LONDON A junior foreign office minister has been suspended pending an investigation after grabbing a female demonstrator by the neck and pushing her when a climate-change protest interrupted a speech by Britain's finance minister. | Video

Ford to close engine plant in Wales in latest blow to UK car sector

06 Jun 2019

LONDON Ford said it would close its plant in Bridgend, south Wales next year because of falling demand for some of its engines, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in a further blow to Britain's once booming car industry.

UPDATE 2-Ford to close Wales engine plant in 2020 -union

06 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 6 Ford will close its engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales, by September 2020, a trade union said on Thursday, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in the latest blow to Britain's car industry.

Ford expected to announce closure of Welsh engine factory- source

06 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 6 Ford is expected to announce on Thursday that it is closing its engine facility in Wales, a source told Reuters, putting at risk 1,700 jobs in what would be the latest blow to Britain's car industry.

Ford expected to announce closure of Welsh engine factory - source

05 Jun 2019

LONDON Carmaker Ford is expected to announce on Thursday that it is closing its engine facility in Bridgend, Wales, a source told Reuters, in what would be another blow to Britain's car industry.

British Steel collapses after failing to secure extra funding

22 May 2019

LONDON British Steel, the country's second largest steel producer, has collapsed and put 25,000 jobs at risk after failing to secure emergency government funding, Britain's Official Receiver said on Wednesday. | Video

UK jobless rate falls again as employers hire ahead of Brexit

14 May 2019

LONDON Britain's unemployment rate fell to its lowest since the mid-1970s in early 2019 as employers hired in the run-up to the original date for Britain's EU departure, but there were signs that Brexit was beginning to weigh on the jobs boom.

Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

18 Apr 2019

LONDON Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London's Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change. | Video

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U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it

Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion (£39 billion) economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a foundation to ending the decades-old conflict.