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Government backs plans for new cross-London rail line

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government backed a new 30 billion-pound passenger rail project in and around London on Monday but told the capital it...

Top Merkel aide says Turkey’s conduct ‘unacceptable’

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey's behaviour is "unacceptable" and Germany has a duty to protect its citizens and companies but also wants to maintain strong...

Female stars call on BBC to ‘act now’ to close gender pay gap

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the most high-profile female presenters at the BBC called on the head of Britain's public broadcaster on Sunday to...

New portrait released as Prince George celebrates fourth birthday

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate released a new official portrait of their son George on Friday to celebrate the...

China vows increased cooperation with Tunisia on Belt and Road

BEIJING, July 20 (Xinhua) -- China will strengthen cooperation with Tunisia under the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said Thursday. Li...

Sunshine lifts UK retail sales, points to brighter growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Sunny weather brought British shoppers out and led to stronger retail sales than expected in June, shaking off a gloomy start...

UK inflation surprises with slowdown, easing pressure on Bank of England

LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation unexpectedly slowed last month for the first time since October, dousing expectations among investors that the Bank of England...

Parcels and politics help to lift Royal Mail revenue

(Reuters) - Election-related letters and growth from its continental European parcel business helped Britain's Royal Mail (RMG.L) to eke out a 1 percent gain...

Floating cars motor past stately royal rowbarge on River Thames

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth II's stately royal barge "Gloriana" found itself sharing the River Thames with some quirky upstarts at the weekend...

Tennis ball-sized ‘diamond in the rough’ too big to sell

TORONTO (Reuters) - In the mysterious world of diamond mining, it turns out that some stones are too big to sell. Canada's Lucara Diamond Corp...

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