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McDonald to succeed Adams as Sinn Fein leader in striking shift

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BELFAST Mary Lou McDonald will succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader, the party said on Saturday, completing a generational shift for the Irish nationalist party as it bids to enter government on both sides of the Irish border.

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Britain able to have bespoke deal with EU - Macron 2:37pm GMT

LONDON French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Britain would be able to have a bespoke deal with the European Union after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's objectives. | Video

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Road to ruin? Carillion collapse puts spotlight on UK outsourcing model 5:05am GMT

LONDON/BALMEDIE, Scotland In Balmedie, a village on the northeast coast of Scotland, an unfinished 12 km stretch of dual carriageway is a stark illustration of why British construction company Carillion went bust this week.

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Britain's banks provide support for firms hit by Carillion collapse 19 Jan 2018

LONDON Britain's biggest banks have announced a range of measures to support firms and contractors hit by the collapse of construction outsourcing company Carillion. | Video

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London Mayor attacks decision not to challenge release of black-cab rapist 19 Jan 2018

LONDON London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined a chorus of protest on Friday against a government decision not to block the release from jail of a former black-cab driver suspected of assaulting dozens, possibly hundreds of women.

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Ineos’ plan to build British 4X4s started as a pub chat 19 Jan 2018

LONDON What started as a discussion in a pub could end up creating as many as 1,500 jobs in Britain by late 2020 as privately-owned Ineos moves ahead with plans to build a new 4x4 vehicle, one of its directors told Reuters.

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France says no for now to Johnson's idea of giant Channel bridge 19 Jan 2018

LONDON/PARIS France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson's idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects to finish first.

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Teenager pleads not guilty to carrying out London bomb attack on train 19 Jan 2018

LONDON A teenager accused of planting an improvised bomb on a London commuter train which injured 30 people pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of attempted murder and causing an explosion at Parsons Green station in southwest London last September.

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May says honoured by French loan of Bayeux Tapestry 19 Jan 2018

SANDHURST, England British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she was honoured that France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the story of William the Conqueror's invasion of England in 1066.

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'We must question our views': Irish opposition leader backs abortion reform 18 Jan 2018

DUBLIN The leader of Ireland's main opposition party said on Thursday that he had changed his views on Ireland's strict abortion laws and would support their removal, in a potentially significant intervention ahead of a referendum in the coming months.