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Parliamentary debate on Trump's state visit to UK nears

British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised many by inviting President Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain and was the first world leader to visit him in Washington.

British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised many by inviting President Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain and was the first world leader to visit him in Washington.

Business

Unilever says Kraft Heinz is biting off more than it can chew

Household goods firm Unilever firmly rejects a surprise takeover bid from US food company Kraft Heinz saying it has no financial or strategic merit.

Household goods firm Unilever firmly rejects a surprise takeover bid from US food company Kraft Heinz saying it has no financial or strategic merit.

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Unilever rejects US Kraft Heinz merger deal

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said it has rejected a €134 billion merger offer from US food group Kraft Heinz

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said it has rejected a €134 billion merger offer from US food group Kraft Heinz

Culture

Brexit has fashion industry talking

It was bold, brave and beautiful and ‘Pure London’ The annual retail fashion show is vital to the UK fashion industry.

It was bold, brave and beautiful and ‘Pure London’ The annual retail fashion show is vital to the UK fashion industry.

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Post-Brexit hate crimes in England and Wales reach record levels

Hate crimes in England and Wales have risen to record numbers in the three months immediately following the UK's vote to leave the European Union

Hate crimes in England and Wales have risen to record numbers in the three months immediately following the UK's vote to leave the European Union

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Philip Pullman fans rejoice! 'The Book of Dust' is coming...

British fantasy writer Philip Pullman, whose 'His Dark Materials' catapulted him to global stardom, returns to the fantasy world with a new trilogy.

British fantasy writer Philip Pullman, whose 'His Dark Materials' catapulted him to global stardom, returns to the fantasy world with a new trilogy.

Business

Rolls-Royce's profits dive

Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce suffered a record annual loss from settling bribery investigations in Britain, the US and Brazil and the pound's Brexit vote slump.

Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce suffered a record annual loss from settling bribery investigations in Britain, the US and Brazil and the pound's Brexit vote slump.

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BAFTA stars show off their trophies

The top winners of the 2017 British Academy Film Awards turned up to the official party at London’s Grosvenor House with their shiny, new trophies late on Sunday night (February…

The top winners of the 2017 British Academy Film Awards turned up to the official party at London’s Grosvenor House with their shiny, new trophies late on Sunday night (February…

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Musical La La Land wins five Baftas

It was La La Land’s night at this year’s Bafta awards(British Academy of Film and Television Arts) with the musical taking five trophies including best film and best actress for Emma…

It was La La Land’s night at this year’s Bafta awards(British Academy of Film and Television Arts) with the musical taking five trophies including best film and best actress for Emma…

Business

UK economy resilient at end of 2016, manufacturing jumps

Britain's economy remained resilient at the end of last year despite the UK's surprise vote in June to leave the European Union.

Britain's economy remained resilient at the end of last year despite the UK's surprise vote in June to leave the European Union.

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Britain scrambles jets to monitor Russian bombers

Britain has confirmed that it scrambled Typhoon jets to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers, which flew near its airspace.

Britain has confirmed that it scrambled Typhoon jets to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers, which flew near its airspace.

Business

Cautious outlook from Thomas Cook

Tour-operator Thomas Cook says its bookings for the summer were up on last year, but it remained cautious about the rest of 2017.

Tour-operator Thomas Cook says its bookings for the summer were up on last year, but it remained cautious about the rest of 2017.

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Brexit bill backed by parliament

After three days of debate and the scrutiny of over 140 pages of amendments Westminster has passed The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill.

After three days of debate and the scrutiny of over 140 pages of amendments Westminster has passed The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill.

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UK: Gun salute for Queen's 65th jubilee

Guns are fired during the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth’s Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central…

Guns are fired during the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery Royal 41-gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth’s Blue Sapphire Jubilee year at Green Park in central…

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Speaker blocks Trump from addressing UK parliament

The speaker of the UK's lower house says he is against allowing Donald Trump to address parliament during a state visit later this year.

The speaker of the UK's lower house says he is against allowing Donald Trump to address parliament during a state visit later this year.