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Johnson gets further boost in race to become British prime minister

9:27am BST

LONDON, June 18 Boris Johnson got a further boost in his campaign to become Britain's prime minister on Tuesday when a second former rival in the race backed him to lead the country out of its Brexit crisis.

BoE policymakers bang drum for higher rates despite Brexit clouds

11 Jun 2019

LONDON Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent added his voice to reminders from the central bank that it still wants to raise interest rates, but one of his colleagues, Gertjan Vlieghe, struck a different note by highlighting recent weak data.

UK shoppers slash spending in May - BRC

04 Jun 2019

LONDON British shoppers cut back on their spending last month by the most in more than 20 years, a retailers' group said, raising questions about how long consumers can keep on cushioning the economy from the impact of Brexit.

Hazard scores twice as Chelsea thrash Arsenal to win Europa League

30 May 2019

BAKU Eden Hazard scored twice and created a third to steer Chelsea to a 4-1 victory over London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final in what looks likely to be the Belgium winger's final game for the Blues.

Chelsea face up to prospect of life without Hazard

30 May 2019

BAKU It took about half an hour for Eden Hazard to find his rhythm in the Europa League final but once he started, Arsenal - like so many opponents of Chelsea over the last seven years - found him impossible to stop.

Soccer: Chelsea face up to prospect of life without Hazard

30 May 2019

BAKU It took about half an hour for Eden Hazard to find his rhythm in the Europa League final but once he started, Arsenal - like so many opponents of Chelsea over the last seven years - found him impossible to stop.

Soccer-Chelsea face up to prospect of life without Hazard

30 May 2019

BAKU, May 30 It took about half an hour for Eden Hazard to find his rhythm in the Europa League final but once he started, Arsenal - like so many opponents of Chelsea over the last seven years - found him impossible to stop.

Soccer-Sarri says he is a lucky man to be at Chelsea

29 May 2019

BAKU, May 29 Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri, fresh from winning the first major title of his managerial career with a 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final, said he was happy in his role, despite persistent speculation he is close to a return to Italy.

UEFA asks for a change in concussion protocols

29 May 2019

BAKU UEFA wants soccer's concussion guidelines to be reviewed to ease pressure on doctors and ensure that concussed players are not allowed to continue playing, it said on Wednesday following a series of worrying incidents.

'Blue is ze colour': Europa hassles for some are boon for others

29 May 2019

BAKU The travel headaches that have put many Arsenal and Chelsea supporters off flying to the Europa League final in Azerbaijan have been a boost for soccer fans from elsewhere in the world who often miss out on big games.

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