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UK says it's confident of Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone

08 Aug 2020

LONDON Britain's top minister overseeing Brexit talks said on Friday he was confident a free trade deal would be clinched with the European Union as there had been a distinct change of tone from the bloc in recent weeks allowing progress to be made.

Exclusive: Papers leaked before UK election in suspected Russian operation were hacked from ex-trade minister - sources

04 Aug 2020

LONDON Classified U.S.-UK trade documents leaked ahead of Britain's 2019 election were stolen from the email account of former trade minister Liam Fox by suspected Russian hackers, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

China's ByteDance to consider international HQ for TikTok, outside U.S.

03 Aug 2020

LONDON Chinese tech company ByteDance said on Monday it was considering moving the headquarters of its TikTok video sharing platform overseas, following a British media report that the unit could relocate to London.

Brexit talks scheduled just in time for key EU October summit

31 Jul 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS Britain and the EU have planned more trade negotiations all the way until Oct. 2, less than a fortnight before a summit where the bloc hopes to endorse any agreement with London, according to a schedule published by British negotiators on Friday.

China says U.S. fuelling new Cold War due to presidential election

30 Jul 2020

LONDON China on Thursday accused the United States of stoking a new Cold War because certain politicians were searching for a scapegoat to bolster support ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.

China says U.S. fuelling new Cold War due to presidential election

30 Jul 2020

LONDON China on Thursday accused the United States of stoking a new Cold War because certain politicians were searching for a scapegoat to bolster support ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.

UPDATE 2-China says U.S. fuelling new Cold War due to presidential election

30 Jul 2020

* UK will "pay the price" if it dumps China - envoy (Adds quotes)

UK names new MI6 spy chief to tackle challenges from China, Russia

29 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain on Wednesday named career diplomat and intelligence officer Richard Moore as the new chief of the MI6 spy service as the West seeks to bolster its defences against hostile espionage from China and Russia.

UK eyes France, Germany after slapping coronavirus quarantine on Spain

27 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain is closely watching rises in coronavirus cases in other European destinations such as France and Germany after slapping a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain at the height of the summer vacation season.

Citing his own weight battle, PM urges Britain to get fit

27 Jul 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his struggle with his own weight on Monday to urge the British to get fitter and tackle widespread obesity that could heighten coronavirus risks. | Video

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