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Junior UK trade minister resigns over plans to expand Heathrow airport

LONDON A British trade minister resigned from the government on Thursday to oppose its plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

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IMF to revise down euro zone growth, sees Brexit, Italy risks

LUXEMBOURG The International Monetary Fund is likely to revise down its growth forecasts for the euro zone as the area faces higher risks from trade, Britain's talks to leave the bloc and market jitters over fiscal easing in Italy and other states.

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We want to say yes - UK unveils Brexit residency rules for EU citizens

LONDON Britain unveiled its planned residency rules for European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom after Brexit on Thursday, promising an "easy" system that would work in the favour of those wanting to stay. | Video

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May dismisses report she questioned UK status as 'tier one' military power

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday a report that she asked her defence minister to justify the United Kingdom's status as a "tier one" military power was incorrect.

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Transatlantic bond will be preserved, says NATO chief Stoltenberg

LONDON NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday he believed the bond between the United States and Europe would survive any differences over trade, climate or the Iran nuclear deal.

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Britain's Fox dismisses talk of staying in single market for goods

GENEVA British Trade Secretary Liam Fox told Reuters on Thursday that he had heard the theory that Britain could remain in the European single market for goods but he dismissed the idea.

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May faces down pro-EU rebel lawmakers to win Brexit vote

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her divided government's plans to end more than 40 years of British partnership with the European Union on track. | Video

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Britain's Fox says now zero chance of stopping Brexit

GENEVA A vote in Britain's parliament on Wednesday closed the door for good on any chance of the country staying in the European Union, Trade Minister Liam Fox told a debate in Geneva on Thursday.

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EasyJet CEO says would be interested in setting up base in Heathrow

PARIS The chief executive of low-cost airline EasyJet said on Thursday that he would be interested in setting up a base in Heathrow.

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EU watchdog wants new rules for foreign exchanges after Brexit

LONDON European Union rules are needed after Brexit to regulate and supervise foreign stock and bond trading venues that want to serve EU investors, the bloc's markets watchdog said on Thursday.

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EU's Juncker says U.S. tariffs go against 'all logic and history'

DUBLIN Tariffs imposed on the European Union by U.S. President Donald Trump go against "all logic and history" and the EU will do what is required to rebalance transatlantic trade, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday.

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NATO needs Britain's defence capability, says Stoltenberg

LONDON NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday the military alliance needed Britain's defence capabilities after a news report said Prime Minister Theresa May had told her defence minister that he needed to rethink them. [nL8N1TN1NJ]

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Brexit will tarnish Scotland's appeal to low skilled-workers, research finds

EDINBURGH Scotland will struggle to attract the low-skilled workers it needs once Britain leaves the European Union, according to research by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Aston Martin to open Silverstone test centre

LONDON Aston Martin will open a test and development centre at Silverstone, the home of British Formula One racing, as the luxury carmaker continues to expand ahead of a possible stock market flotation.

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Backed by EU, frustrated Irish warn UK time running out on Brexit

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister warned Britain on Thursday that there is not much time left to conclude a smooth withdrawal from the European Union, as the head of the EU's executive arm pledged its full support for Dublin's stance.