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Stephen Addison

In seismic shift, Britain orders immediate moratorium on fracking

02 Nov 2019

LONDON Britain will impose an immediate moratorium on fracking, the government announced on Saturday, saying the controversial gas extraction technique risked causing too much disruption to local communities through earth tremors.

Trump says UK Labour leader Corbyn would be 'so bad' for Britain

31 Oct 2019

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump waded into Britain's election campaign on Thursday, saying the leader of the left-wing opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be "so bad" for Britain if he wins.

Trump tells Britain to 'walk away' if EU does not yield on Brexit

03 Jun 2019

LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain should refuse to pay a $50 billion (39.5 billion pounds) European Union divorce bill and "walk away" from Brexit talks if Brussels does not give ground.

"Basil," the alarm specialist, jailed over huge UK diamond heist

15 Mar 2019

LONDON A 58-year-old man nicknamed "Basil" was jailed for 10 years on Friday after being found guilty of being the final member of a gang of ageing criminals who carried out one the most audacious robberies in the annals of British crime.

May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

17 Feb 2019

LONDON Theresa May plans to speak to every European Union leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to her EU withdrawal agreement, days after another defeat from her own lawmakers and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on March 29.

Stephen Hawking, who unlocked the secrets of space and time, dies at 76

14 Mar 2018

LONDON Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain the origins of the universe, the mysteries of black holes and the nature of time itself, died on Wednesday aged 76. | Video

Women protest against Trump on streets of Europe's capitals

21 Jan 2017

LONDON/VIENNA Thousands of women took to the streets of European capitals to join "sister marches" in Asia against newly installed U.S. President Trump ahead of a major rally in Washington expected to draw nearly a quarter of a million people. | Video

London City airport declared safe after 'chemical incident'

21 Oct 2016

LONDON London City airport was declared safe on Friday after hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated and two were taken to hospital with breathing difficulties in an incident that police suspect was caused by CS gas.

Britain's warring EU camps take to the water in spirited nautical standoff

15 Jun 2016

LONDON Britain's opposing EU referendum camps took their war of words onto the water on Wednesday as campaigners manning rival boats hurled abuse at each other in bizarre scenes outside parliament on the River Thames. | Video

EU Referendum Scorecard - Trump and Boris, a seesaw and immigration

27 May 2016

LONDON The abiding image of the week was a mural of Donald Trump locked in a Soviet-style kiss with "Out" campaigner Boris Johnson in what pro-EU campaigners intended as a warning of things to come if Britain were to leave the 28-member bloc.

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