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Buckingham Palace responds to Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s exit: ‘These are complicated issues’

Buckingham Palace has responded to the shocking news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are stepping down as "senior members" of the British royal family. "Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage," a Palace spokesman told Fox News late...

UK house price affordability worsens over past decade

Would-be homeowners struggle as rises exceed earnings growth Houses in the UK have become increasingly unaffordable over the past decade, despite average price growth slowing significantly compared with the previous 10 years, analysis of data released on Tuesday indicated. House prices in the UK rose...

ECB renews vow to hold rates at historic low until inflation picks up

Mario Draghi marks last policy meeting by saying ‘never give up’

British, Irish leaders clash over Brexit

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar, have aired their disagreement over the backstop provision to guarantee an open Irish border after Brexit, the two sides say. Varadkar told Johnson on phone that the backstop clause in Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement was...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Sterling slumps on ‘no-deal Brexit’ worries; stocks dip

Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv * Dollar index hits two-month high By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - The British pound touched its lowest level in over two years against the dollar after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a hard divorce from the EU...

Trump ‘friend’ Boris Johnson to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May

LONDON – A U.S.-born British politician who once told USA TODAY in an interview that the chance of him becoming prime minister was about as likely as finding Elvis on Mars or being reincarnated as an olive, is the frontrunner to take over for...

Labour leader Corbyn to ask UK PM about progress in Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will ask Prime Minister Theresa May about progress made in achieving legal changes to her divorce deal and the timetable for the so-called a meaningful vote on her agreement in parliament on Monday. “It’s imperative that the...

French prosecutors probing ex-Renault boss Ghosn’s wedding costs: repor

PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors have opened a preliminary inquiry into how former Renault chief Carlos Ghosn financed his 2016 wedding, the Figaro newspaper and Agence France-Presse said on Monday. The French carmaker said last month it had found evidence, following an internal probe,...

UK leader Theresa May suffers defeat on her Brexit divorce deal

The U.K. leader has failed to convince Parliament of her plan to leave the European Union. May's proposed "Withdrawal Agreement" was agreed with EU leaders in November last year. May lost by 230 votes after lawmakers voted by 432 to 202 to reject the deal. David Reid |...

The Late Billionaire lives we lost in 2018

Former US President George HW Bush, Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen were among newsmakers in government, business and finance who died in 2018. The business world lost Ingvar Kamprad, founder of the Swedish furniture empire Ikea; Charles Lazarus, who...
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