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UK tells telecom firms to be cautious over Huawei after U.S. warnings

13 Jun 2019

WATFORD, England British telecom companies should show "all due caution" before using China's Huawei equipment in their 5G networks because the government cannot ignore the warnings from the United States, its digital minister said.

China's Fosun holds talks to buy Thomas Cook's main holiday business

10 Jun 2019

LONDON The world's oldest travel company Thomas Cook edged closer to a break up on Monday after its biggest shareholder, China's Fosun Tourism, made a preliminary approach for the British group's core holiday operations.

UK finance minister cautions PM candidates over no-deal Brexit and spending

30 May 2019

LONDON Britain's finance minister on Thursday warned those in his party vying for Prime Minister Theresa May's job that a no-deal Brexit would threaten the United Kingdom's cohesion and that they should tone down irresponsible spending pledges.

May hangs on after Brexit gambit backfires

23 May 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven over its divorce from the EU. | Video

'Tiger Who Came to Tea' author Judith Kerr dies aged 95

23 May 2019

LONDON Author Judith Kerr, who enchanted generations of children with simply illustrated tales such as "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and "Mog the Forgetful Cat", has died at the age of 95.

Vista Equity Partners lines up binding bid for Kantar - sources

22 May 2019

LONDON, May 22 Private equity fund Vista Equity Partners has emerged as one of four U.S. bidders vying for a majority stake in WPP's data analytics firm Kantar, two sources close to the deal told Reuters.

Amazon squares up to Uber with backing for UK food app Deliveroo

17 May 2019

LONDON Amazon has taken a stake in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, leading a $575 million fundraising to pit itself against Uber Eats in the global race to dominate the market for takeaway meals. | Video

WPP shortlists final bidders for Kantar - sources

16 May 2019

LONDON WPP has shortlisted a series of U.S. buyout funds to submit binding bids for a majority stake in its data analytics unit Kantar as it wants to finalise the sale in late June, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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