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Drones paralyse British airport, grounding Christmas travellers

20 Dec 2018

LONDON Britain sent troops to its second-biggest airport after an unprecedented attempt to cripple Christmas travel with large drones forced all flights to be cancelled on Thursday. | Video

British government to activate full 'no-deal' Brexit preparations

18 Dec 2018

LONDON The British government said on Tuesday it would implement plans for a no-deal Brexit in full and begin telling businesses and citizens to prepare for the risk of leaving the European Union without an agreement.

Meghan Markle's father asks Queen Elizabeth to get his daughter back in touch

17 Dec 2018

LONDON Meghan Markle's father appealed to Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday to intercede to end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Prince Harry. | Video

Meghan Markle's father asks Queen Elizabeth to get his daughter back in touch

17 Dec 2018

LONDON Meghan Markle's father appealed to Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday to intercede to end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Prince Harry. | Video

TUI Group confident on earnings as it sidesteps tourism sector's woes

13 Dec 2018

LONDON European travel and tourism group TUI Group posted an 11 percent rise in annual earnings, and said next year would generate similar growth, as its higher-margin hotel and cruise businesses help it eclipse smaller rival Thomas Cook .

Amber Rudd floats 'Plan B' before key vote on May's Brexit deal

08 Dec 2018

LONDON A close ally of Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday became the first cabinet minister to float a possible Plan B if, as expected, parliament next week rejects her proposal to leave the European Union.

Thomas Cook debt-holders scramble for protection against default

04 Dec 2018

LONDON The cost of insuring debt issued by Thomas Cook against default hit a record high and its bonds tumbled on Tuesday, as worries about the travel company's borrowings deepened following its second profit warning in as many months last week.

Unilever CEO retires after headquarters row, replaced by insider Jope

29 Nov 2018

LONDON Unilever's Chief Executive Paul Polman will step down next month after 10 years in the job, leaving insider Alan Jope to step into his shoes after the Anglo-Dutch group's failed attempt to shift its headquarters. | Video

Brexit race to stockpile pushes some of UK's aerospace suppliers to the brink

23 Nov 2018

BIRMINGHAM, England A race by aerospace giants Rolls-Royce and Airbus to stockpile parts before Brexit is pushing some small suppliers to breaking point.

Ryanair says not seeing any Brexit impact, well-prepared for no-deal

21 Nov 2018

LONDON Europe's biggest low cost airline Ryanair is not seeing any impact from Brexit on demand for flights, and is prepared for a no-deal, chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said.

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