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London open-air screening backs Oscar boycott director Farhadi

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

Thousands of film buffs were expected to gather in London's Trafalgar Square Sunday for a screening of "The Salesman" by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who is boycotting the Oscars over US President...

Xu Zhi star of Chinese fashion boom with Armani nod

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

Hot up-and-coming designer Xuzhi Chen has landed his first show in Milan with the support of veteran Giorgio Armani, as China takes its place on the luxury fashion map.Sweet-faced Xuzhi, 24, who has been...

Two Britons charged in France over illegal medicines trade

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Two Britons were charged in northwest France Saturday of participating in an illegal drug network that advertised and sold unlicensed medicines advertised as able to heal cancer and other medical conditions,...

UK border forces detain notorious right-wing Polish ex-priest

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

British border authorities on Saturday detained a controversial right-wing Polish former priest at London's Stansted airport, preventing him from speaking at a rally in central England.Jacek Miedlar,...

British FM Johnson talks trade with Egypt's Sisi

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he looked forward to boosting trade with Egypt in a meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Saturday, the presidency said.It is Johnson's first...

Archaeologists hunt for long-lost tomb of Scottish king

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

The tomb of a medieval king whose murder changed the course of Scottish history in a real-life "Game of Thrones" could be unearthed in a new hi-tech project launched Saturday.Archaeologists and virtual...

Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Foo Fighters will be one of the headliners at Glastonbury this year, they revealed Friday while playing a secret gig not far from the legendary British festival.The US alternative rock kings had to cancel...

Shell plans $300 mn investment in Argentina shale

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Shell has confirmed it will invest $300 million to develop a shale oil and gas reserve in southern Argentina, executives said Friday.Argentina oil company YPF said in a statement it would partner with...

Poland to test for explosives in ex-leader's 2010 jet crash

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Poland said Friday it would have a British laboratory search for traces of explosives on samples from a 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed 96 people, including then Polish president Lech Kaczynski.The...

Nigel Farage to US conservatives: 2016 just the start

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Brexit champion Nigel Farage told American conservatives Friday that Britain's shock anti-Europe move and Donald Trump's US presidential victory launched a "great global revolution" that will spread through...

UK looks at mass sterilisation to defeat grey squirrel

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

In a battle to save Britain's indigenous red squirrels, the government said Friday it was looking into a possible mass sterilisation programme for their disease-bearing grey squirrel rivals.The agriculture...

Peugeot boss has 'constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

French carmaker PSA's boss Carlos Tavares, pushing plans to buy General Motors' European brands Opel and Vauxhall, had a "constructive" talk Friday with the head of Britain's biggest trade union about...

Boeing picks UK for first European factory

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Boeing has chosen to open its first European factory in Britain, the US aircraft giant said Friday, in a boost for UK manufacturing ahead of Brexit. The 20 million-pound ($25-million, 23 million-euros)...

Labour leader Corbyn warns against Brexit 'no deal'

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday warned against the prospect of Britain crashing out of the EU with no deal in place for its future relationship with the bloc."No deal is a bad deal," Labour...

British Airways-parent lifts profit despite weak pound

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

IAG, parent group of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, grew profits in 2016 as lower fuel costs helped to offset the impact of a weaker pound, results showed Friday.Net profit rose almost a...



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