Seized British-flagged tanker in Gulf had turned off its tracker, ignored warnings: IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) – The British-flagged tanker seized by Iran’s elite forces on Friday had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings from the Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying. “The tanker had turned off its tracker and ignored several warnings by the Guards before being captured,” an unnamed military source told IRNA. The […]

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UK PM candidate Johnson declines to say if girlfriend will live with him in Downing Street

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain’s prime minister this month, declined to say on Monday whether his girlfriend would live with him in the leader’s official residence if he wins the contest. Johnson, who is currently divorcing his second wife, has avoided answering questions about a late-night row with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds last month that […]

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Britain tells Canada and France to pull their weight on Ebola

GENEVA (Reuters) – Britain’s international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. Stewart, who visited the Ebola zone earlier this month, told a U.N. meeting that Britain had donated $45 million towards a previous Ebola outbreak and the current one, and that […]

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Pier Morgan is taken off air by Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan is taken off air by Good Morning Britain after show’s director takes revenge for spat Piers Morgan may be the star of Good Morning Britain, but the show’s director proved who had control during Monday’s episode. The presenter had a light-hearted spat with the ITV show’s director on air on Monday, as Piers took offence to a tweet […]

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UK police warning to media over diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger

LONDON (Reuters) – Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists on Saturday in criticizing police for warning media not to publish leaked government documents, saying it was a “dangerous road to tread”. Last week, a Sunday newspaper published leaked memos from Britain’s Washington ambassador that provoked a serious diplomatic spat with U.S. President […]

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No evidence of hacking in UK diplomatic leak: top civil servant

LONDON (Reuters) – There is no evidence that hacking was involved in the leaking of British diplomatic memos from London’s ambassador to Washington but an investigation is ongoing, the UK’s top civil servant in the Foreign Office said on Wednesday. Appearing before a parliamentary select committee shortly after ambassador Kim Darroch quit over the leaking of his memos, Simon McDonald […]

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New UK PM must put Brexit plan to second referendum, says Labour's Corbyn

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn challenged whoever becomes the country’s new prime minister to test their Brexit plan with a second referendum on European Union membership, saying his opposition party would campaign to remain. In a letter to Labour members, Corbyn said the party would campaign to stay in the EU to stop any new leader […]

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Would-be PM Johnson's Brexit promise trumps gaffes for UK Conservatives

DARLINGTON/YORK, England (Reuters) – With a string of sausages round his neck and holding packs of “Boris bangers”, Boris Johnson extolled the virtues of new business in northern England as part of his pitch to become Britain’s next prime minister. A day later, the man whose stint as foreign minister was marked by gaffes which have prompted some of his […]

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Trump attacks British ambassador, takes swipe at UK PM May

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he “will no longer deal” with the British ambassador to the United States, after a weekend news report that the UK diplomat had described Trump’s administration as dysfunctional, clumsy and inept. “I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S. We […]

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