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EU officials meet in Calais as Europe splinters over migration

EU officials meet in Calais as Europe splinters over migration

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

The French prime minister was set to meet EU officials in the refugee pinch point of Calais on Monday as increasingly urgent efforts to deal with migration into Europe exposed divisions across the continent.France...

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

UK PMIs, ECB decision and US non-farm payrolls. [Contributed by TorFX]

French sailors end Calais port blockade

French sailors end Calais port blockade

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

Protesting French seamen ended their blockade of the northern port of Calais in the early hours of Monday, after stranding thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers on a busy bank holiday weekend in...

Britain announces investment in Scottish naval base

Britain announces investment in Scottish naval base

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

Scotland's Faslane naval base is to receive £500 million ($770 million, 688 million euros) in investment over 10 years, the British government announced on Sunday.The site of Britain's Trident submarine...

London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off

London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of colour despite grey skies on Sunday, in a celebration of Caribbean culture reputed as Europe's biggest street party.Performers on stilts and wearing...

Rolls Royce cooperating with Brazil corruption probe

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Britain's Rolls-Royce is cooperating with investigators in a massive corruption scandal involving corruption at Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras, a spokesman said on Sunday.The engineering company...

Ferry travel disrupted as Calais blockaded anew by French sailors

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Protesting French seamen blockaded the port of Calais on Sunday, stranding thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers on a busy bank holiday weekend in Britain.About 15 sailors from the bankrupt firm...

Calais port blocked anew by protesting French seamen

Calais port blocked anew by protesting French seamen

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Industrial action by French seamen blocked the port of Calais yet again on Sunday, stranding hundreds of passengers waiting to board ferries for England.About 15 sailors from the bankrupt firm Scop SeaFrance...

Britain hosts battle for bog snorkelling world championship

Britain hosts battle for bog snorkelling world championship

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Competitors dressed as goldfish and sharks were among over 100 people vying to become the world bog snorkelling champion at an unusual swimming competition in Wales Sunday.Contestants at the 30th annual...

Egypt summons British envoy over criticism of Jazeera trial

Egypt summons British envoy over criticism of Jazeera trial

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Egypt's foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the British ambassador over his criticism of prison sentences handed to three journalists from Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera."What counts is the Egyptian people's...

Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post-war era to the digital age.A constant in an ever-changing...

Highlights of Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking reign

Highlights of Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking reign

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain's longest-reigning monarch on September 9. Here are some key dates from over 63 years on the throne:February 6, 1952: King George VI dies aged 56. His 25-year-old...

A million revellers expected at London's Notting Hill Carnival

A million revellers expected at London's Notting Hill Carnival

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Around a million people are expected to attend the Notting Hill Carnival, a celebration of Caribbean culture which sees colourful floats and sound systems filling west London's streets, from Sunday.The...

Queen Elizabeth II to become UK's longest-serving monarch

Queen Elizabeth II to become UK's longest-serving monarch

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

Queen Elizabeth II is set to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch next month, surpassing the record of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria around 5:30 pm on September 9 after 23,226 days,...

Author Frederick Forsyth reveals his missions for Britain's MI6

Author Frederick Forsyth reveals his missions for Britain's MI6

30 August 2015 | 0 comments

British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth revealed he had conducted missions for intelligence service MI6 in extracts from his autobiography published Sunday.Forsyth, whose bestsellers include "The Day...

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