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UK commits billions to 'industries of future' to ward off Brexit shocks

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LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday announced 4 billion pounds of spending on research and development and regional growth strategies, setting out plans to help the economy grow after Brexit.

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Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly 12:14am GMT

LONDON Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

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Hammond seeks answer to voter unrest in new housebuilding push 19 Nov 2017

LONDON British finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure to help weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in this week's budget, promised to speed up house building and said he had some room to help voters despite his squeeze on public finances.

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Gerry Adams to step down in end of an era for Irish nationalism 19 Nov 2017

DUBLIN Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). | Video

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Britain to submit 'Brexit bill' proposal before December EU meeting 19 Nov 2017

LONDON Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to negotiate hard, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

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Hammond increasingly confident Britain will get Brexit deal 19 Nov 2017

LONDON Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Sunday he was becoming more convinced Britain would secure a Brexit deal with the European Union.

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UK's Hammond says hopeful main elements of EU-UK trade deal agreed before Brexit 19 Nov 2017

LONDON Finance minister Philip Hammond said he was hopeful the main parts of Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union could be agreed "in principle" by March 2019, when the country is due to leave the EU.

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Official photo released to mark 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth 19 Nov 2017

LONDON Buckingham Palace issued a new photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip on Saturday to mark their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary.

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Gerry Adams - Face of IRA who helped cement Northern Ireland peace 18 Nov 2017

DUBLIN As the public face of the Irish Republican Army during its bombing campaigns, then peacemaker and mainstream politician, Gerry Adams has been a defining figure of Northern Ireland's 50-year journey from sectarian torment to relative stability.

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Two weeks to unlock Brexit, EU tells May 18 Nov 2017

GOTHENBURG, Sweden "There is more work to be done" to unlock Brexit talks, British Prime Minister Theresa May was told on Friday, as the European Union repeated an early December deadline for her to move on the divorce bill and border with Ireland. | Video