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Conservatives take 14 percent point lead over Labour - Kantar poll

21 Aug 2019

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has opened up a 14 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party as Johnson's tougher stance on Brexit wins back supporters, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

20 Aug 2019

LONDON/BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border. | Video

Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker; U.S. seeks to hold it

16 Aug 2019

LONDON/GIBRALTAR Britain's Mediterranean territory Gibraltar decided on Thursday to free a seized Iranian oil tanker, but did not immediately indicate when or if the ship would set sail after the United States launched a new, last-minute legal bid to hold it. | Video

'Collaborators' are undermining Britain's Brexit bet, PM says

14 Aug 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday some British lawmakers hoping to block Brexit were engaged in "terrible" collaboration with the European Union by undermining London's negotiating hand and so making no deal more likely.

Southern Yemeni separatists tell Saudi Arabia: evict Islah or lose the war

14 Aug 2019

LONDON Yemen's southern separatists vowed on Wednesday to keep control over Aden, warning the only way out of the impasse that has fractured a Saudi-led military alliance was for Islamists and northerners to be removed from positions of power in the south.

Iran says Britain might release oil tanker soon, Gibraltar says not yet

13 Aug 2019

DUBAI/LONDON The British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday, an official Gibraltar source said.

Chinese intervention in Hong Kong would be a 'catastrophe', Patten says

13 Aug 2019

LONDON Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten on Tuesday cautioned that if China intervened in Hong Kong it would be a catastrophe and that Chinese President Xi Jinping should see the wisdom of trying to bring people together.

Chinese intervention in Hong Kong would be a 'catastrophe', Patten says

13 Aug 2019

LONDON Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten on Tuesday cautioned that if China intervened in Hong Kong it would be a catastrophe and that Chinese President Xi Jinping should see the wisdom of trying to bring people together.

Chinese intervention in Hong Kong would be a 'catastrophe', Patten says

13 Aug 2019

LONDON Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten on Tuesday cautioned that if China intervened in Hong Kong it would be a catastrophe and that Chinese President Xi Jinping should see the wisdom of trying to bring people together.

Britain would face food shortages in no-deal Brexit, industry body says

07 Aug 2019

LONDON Britain will experience shortages of some fresh foods for weeks or even months if a disorderly no-deal Brexit leaves perishable produce rotting in lorries at ports, Britain's food and drink lobby warned on Wednesday. | Video

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