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Briton discharged from hospital after Novichok poisoning

LONDON Charlie Rowley, one of two Britons poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok last month, was released from hospital on Friday. | Video


Prince George celebrates his fifth birthday 21 Jul 2018

LONDON A picture of a smiling Prince George was released by Britain's royal family on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth's great grandson, who is third in line to the throne, prepares to celebrate his fifth birthday.

Turkish businessman to face UK extradition hearing - UK ministry 21 Jul 2018

LONDON/ANKARA Exiled Turkish businessman Akin Ipek will face an extradition hearing in Britain in September, the British interior ministry said on Saturday, following his arrest in relation to a Turkish request to extradite him.


UK's Brexit plans useful, but questions remain - Barnier 20 Jul 2018

BRUSSELS Britain's proposals on its future relationship with the European Union contain constructive elements, but many questions remain, EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday. | Video


Under pressure at home, May demands new deal from EU on Irish border 20 Jul 2018

BELFAST Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit. | Video


Quitting EU could hit UK households by up to 960 pounds a year - report 20 Jul 2018

LONDON Quitting the EU could leave British households up to 960 pounds worse off each year, according to a report.


Brexit-backer Arron Banks denies fresh allegation of Russia links 20 Jul 2018

LONDON British businessman Arron Banks has denied an allegation made by a former business partner that he approached Russians about investing in his diamond mines, and that the money raised went instead to his campaign to leave the European Union.


Man arrested with knives near UK parliament jailed for life 20 Jul 2018

LONDON A British man who had made bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan and was plotting an attack near London's parliament was jailed for life with a minimum term of 40 years at the Old Bailey court on Friday.


Lloyds Bank says experiencing difficulties with Faster Payments 20 Jul 2018

Lloyds Bank is experiencing difficulties with its Faster Payments service, the lender said on Friday.

UK union to ballot 2,500 offshore oil workers for strike 20 Jul 2018

LONDON Offshore oil services workers will be balloted for potential strike action after they rejected a pay increase offer by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), Britain's union Unite said on Friday.