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Herzog invites Britain's Corbyn to Israel amid amti-Semitism row

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Saturday invited Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour party, to visit the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial in Jerusalem amid a row over anti-semitism.Former...

UK strikes in Syria, Iraq kill 1,000 IS fighters: MoD

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

British air strikes have killed nearly 1,000 fighters of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq in the past 18 months, according to new Ministry of Defence figures.Figures released under Freedom of...

London ex-mayor defends Hitler comments

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone said on Saturday he regretted a row over anti-Semitism that has rocked Britain's opposition Labour party, but refused to withdraw comments linking Hitler to Zionism."I...

Britain's Hammond, Cuba's Castro agree on debt restructuring

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

Visiting British foreign minister Anthony Hammond reached an agreement on restructuring Cuban debt payments in a meeting Friday with President Raul Castro, officials in Havana said.The agreement deals...

Britain's queen joins royal Invictus Games challenge to Obamas

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

When US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama challenged Britain's Prince Harry on social media on Friday, he responded by bringing in a big gun: the Queen.The Obamas posted a video of...

Canada drops gang-rape charges against one of four British sailors

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Canadian prosecutors dropped charges Friday against one of four British Royal Navy sailors arrested last year in the alleged gang rape of a woman at a naval base.The charges were withdrawn against Craig...

British ex-MEP jailed over expenses fraud

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

A former member of the European Parliament (MEP) was on Friday jailed for four years in Britain for falsely claiming more than £100,000 ($146,000, 128,000 euros) in expenses. Peter Skinner, a British...

S&P keeps UK on triple-A rating, says expects no Brexit

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Britain kept its coveted top-grade triple-A credit rating from Standard and Poor's on Friday, with the agency saying it expected the country to ultimately vote to remain in the European Union.Standard...

Oil prices reach 2016 highs

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

World oil prices struck 2016 high points this week as a weaker dollar attracted buyers to a market struggling to overcome a global supply glut.Dollar-denominated oil has become more attractive for buyers...

Sharp-toothed cat scares off British postmen

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Postmen have long been wary of dogs biting their fingers, but in one British home, a cat is causing so much trouble that the postal service has threatened to stop deliveries.Royal Mail wrote to the owners...

UK pair accused of giving money to Brussels, Paris attacks suspect

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Two people appeared in court in London on Friday accused of giving thousands of pounds to Brussels and Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini when he was in Britain last summer.Briton Mohammed Ali Ahmed...

Turkey seeks up to 5 years jail for UK academic over 'terror propaganda'

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Turkish prosecutors have demanded up to five years jail for a British university lecturer based in Istanbul on charges of making "terror propaganda" for outlawed Kurdish militants, reports said Friday.Chris...

UK pair accused of giving money to Brussels, Paris attacks suspect

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Two people appeared in court in London on Friday accused of giving thousands of pounds to Brussels and Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini when he was in Britain last summer.Briton Mohammed Ali Ahmed,...

Oil prices closing out week with 2016 highs

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Oil prices hit 2016 highs on Friday, rounding off a strong week for crude which has won support from a weaker dollar.Dollar-denominated oil has become more attractive for buyers of rival currencies despite...

Royal Bank of Scotland suffers more losses

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Britain's state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday said net losses more than doubled in the first quarter owing to an exceptional payment back to the government.Losses after tax in the first three...

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