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Knife-edge? Johnson ahead but polls suggest majority might be tough

2:38am GMT

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading into Britain's election next week with a lead in opinion polls, but some of the surveys also suggest that his chance of winning a parliamentary majority could be too close to call. | Video

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Abraham return helps Chelsea beat Villa

04 Dec 2019

LONDON, Dec 4 Tammy Abraham scored a goal and set up another on his return from injury as Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Wednesday to put their Premier League campaign back on track after two straight defeats.

Trump says China trade deal may have to wait amid sticking points in talks

04 Dec 2019

LONDON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday a trade deal with China might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, denting hopes that the two largest economies would soon reach an initial deal to ease their damaging trade war.

UPDATE 3-Trump says China trade deal might have to wait for 2020 election

03 Dec 2019

* European stocks and China's yuan fall on comments (Adds Trump on trade ties with other countries, analyst comment)

UK parties not credible on budget promises to voters - IFS

28 Nov 2019

LONDON Neither of Britain's two main political parties are going into next month's election with credible tax and spending plans, a leading think tank said on Thursday.

UK budget deficit hits five-year high, before election give-aways

21 Nov 2019

LONDON Britain ran a much bigger budget deficit last month than expected, showing how public borrowing is already on the rise even before politicians implement any of the costly spending pledges they have made in the run-up to a Dec. 12 election.

Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims

17 Nov 2019

LONDON Britain's Prince Andrew said he could not have had sex with a teenage girl at a socialite's London home because he returned to his house after a children's party on the night in question and has no recollection of ever meeting her. | Video

UK shoppers buy less, adding to slowdown signs for economy

14 Nov 2019

LONDON British consumers, whose spending has helped the economy through the Brexit crisis, cut back on their shopping in October, according to official data that adds to signs the economy is losing momentum.

UK inflation dips to three-year low, adding to BoE rate cut talk

13 Nov 2019

LONDON British inflation fell to its lowest level in nearly three years in October, official data showed on Wednesday, adding to expectations that the Bank of England's next move might be an interest rate cut. | Video

UK jobs fall by most in over four years as election nears

12 Nov 2019

LONDON Britain's employers cut more jobs from July to September than in any quarter for four years, according to official data, which highlighted how the labour market is slowing as an election nears although the fall was smaller than economists forecast. | Video

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