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'King of Spin' Max Clifford dies in jail

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Max Clifford, the UK's best-known celebrity publicist whose clients included OJ Simpson, has died in prison aged 74, the UK's Ministry of Justice told CNN. [Source]

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Tennis: Ruthless teacher Svitolina ends Kostyuk's dream debut

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Elina Svitolina showed not an ounce of sentiment as she gave 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk a 59-minute lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the fourth round of the Australia Open for the first time on Friday.

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Tennis: Ruthless Svitolina ends Kostyuk's dream debut

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ruthless fourth seed Elina Svitolina gave 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk a 59-minute lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the fourth round of the Australia Open with a 6-2 6-2 victory in searing heat on Friday.

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U.S. court invalidates J&J cancer drug patent, hitting UK's BTG

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court invalidated a Johnson & Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions and hitting shares in its British partner BTG Plc .

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BRIEF-Cott says UK's CMA accepts phase 1 remedy in sale of beverage manufacturing business to Refresco

* ‍COTT- UK COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY ACCEPTS PHASE 1 REMEDY IN PRINCIPLE IN SALE OF ITS TRADITIONAL BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO REFRESCO​

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UPDATE 1-UK's Cineworld 2017 revenue grows as Star Wars, Dunkirk shine

Jan 17 (Reuters) - British cinema operator Cineworld Group , which is buying U.S. peer Regal Entertainment for $3.6 billion, said total 2017 revenue grew 11.6 percent on strong box office takings for titles such as "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Dunkirk".

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Bird flu found in wild birds in UK's Dorset but risk to humans, poultry low

(Reuters) - Britain's Agriculture Ministry said on Friday it had found the H5N6 strain of bird flu in 17 wild birds in South Dorset for the first time in the country this winter.

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UK's former Brexit campaign boss says no desire for a re-run of the EU referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - British voters do not want a re-run of the referendum on European Union membership and any hint of another vote undermines the government's Brexit negotiations, the former CEO of Britain's main "Leave" campaign told Reuters.

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UK's May pledges to cut all avoidable plastic waste by 2042

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she would eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042, part of a "national plan of action" she hopes will show that her government is about more than just Brexit.

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UK's PM May to meet finance bosses to discuss Brexit-sources

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will meet executives from major finance companies on Thursday to give them a clearer idea of what Britain's divorce from the European Union will mean for the industry, two sources familiar with the matter said.

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UK's Harry and fiancee Meghan get wedding music tips on radio station visit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle were given some street-level tips for their wedding music as they visited a pioneering radio station in south London on Tuesday.

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'Is that it?' No new start for UK's May with reshuffle

LONDON (Reuters) - It was meant to be a fresh start to put a year of gaffes, scandals and an ill-judged election behind Britain's Theresa May, but so far it only seems to have made matters worse.

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UK's May's attempt to reassert authority branded a shambles

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership team shake-up, designed to restore her authority and address divisions over Brexit, was branded a shambles on Tuesday after one minister quit and media reported another had refused to move jobs.

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Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut

Mr. Shani’s whole roasted cauliflower will be on offer at a branch of Miznon, his global group of casual restaurants, when it opens at Chelsea Market this month.

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Oprah isn't the only celebrity who might have a future in politics

Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night prompted wishful calls for the star to run for president -- and two of the TV icon's close friends told CNN that Winfrey is "actively thinking" about seeking the Oval Office in 2020.

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UK's Prince William's daughter Charlotte starts nursery school

LONDON (Reuters) - Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Britain's Prince William and wife Kate, began her first day at nursery school near the couple's London home, Kensington Palace, on Monday.

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UK's May to rejig cabinet on Monday, senior ministers safe: report

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce changes to her ministerial cabinet on Monday but her foreign, finance, interior and Brexit ministers will keep their jobs, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

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UK's Carillion to discuss rescue with creditors on Jan. 10

LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling British building and services company Carillion , which is involved in Britain's planned high-speed rail link HS2, said on Saturday it will meet creditors on Wednesday as it seeks a financial rescue plan.

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UK's Carillion speeding up rescue talks with banks: Sky News

(Reuters) - British building and services company Carillion is due to hold emergency meetings with its bankers in the coming days as it speeds up its search for a financial rescue plan, Sky News reported on Saturday.

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Sunday Routine: How Howard Bloom, Writer and Former Publicist, Spends His Sundays

For 15 years, Mr. Bloom suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome so severe that he barely got out of bed. But thanks to sleep shifts, pills and exercise, he’s back.

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BRIEF-UK's CMA concerned Refresco purchase of Cott business could lead to higher prices

* ‍COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY (CMA) HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT AN INITIAL INVESTIGATION INTO REFRESCO'S PROPOSED $1.25 BILLION (ABOUT £935 MILLION) PURCHASE OF COTT'S WORLDWIDE BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS.​

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The First Time: Dylan McDermott: The First Time I Waited On a Celebrity’s Table

An awkward teenager finds that a kind word from a blustery John Belushi is enough to keep a dream alive.

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9 celebrity feuds, starring Donald Trump

Whether you relish President Donald Trump's combative style or are overcome with anxiety when he tweets, one thing is clear: Trump never backs down in a feud, and he is not likely to start in 2018.

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The UK's newest knights are ...

The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and BeeGees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in her 2018 New Year honors list.

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2017 celebrity deaths felt like family

It certainly feels like 2017 was the year of nostalgic deaths.

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How to Interview a Celebrity Like a Celebrity

We asked George Wayne, longtime celebrity griller, the toughest questions imaginable (his own).

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Stop meddling in foreign elections, UK's Johnson tells Russian hosts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart on Friday there was "abundant evidence" of Moscow meddling in foreign elections, but said any Russian efforts to interfere in last year's Brexit referendum had fallen flat.

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UK's Johnson, on Moscow visit, tells Moscow to stop meddling in Europe

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart on Friday he wanted to talk about difficult subjects such as Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and what he described as Russia's destabilizing of the western Balkans.

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UK's Boris Johnson to Russia: Stop destabilizing Europe or else

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will tell his Russian counterpart on Friday that there can be no "business as usual" until Moscow stops "destabilising" Europe and that Britain is ready to retaliate against any cyber attacks.

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UK's Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle release engagement pictures

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement.

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UK's May to visit China around Jan. 31: Sky News

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit China around the end of January to promote her vision of a "global Britain" whose economy is strongly placed to succeed after Brexit, Sky News reported on Wednesday.

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After UK's Grenfell Tower fire deaths review calls for ‘culture change’

LONDON (Reuters) - An interim review into UK building regulations commissioned after the Grenfell Tower social housing block fire in London which killed 71 people in June, has called for a "culture change" in respect to fire safety.

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UK's May to pitch status quo Brexit transition to parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pitch her plan for a Brexit transition period with unchanged access to European Union markets when she briefs lawmakers on Monday about her latest negotiating trip to Brussels.

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House panel to interview publicist who arranged Trump Tower meeting

The House Intelligence Committee has at least two interviews scheduled Monday to kick off a packed week of witnesses in the panel's Russia probe.

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Brexit will not be derailed, says UK's May ahead of crunch cabinet meetings

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would not be derailed from leaving the European Union, laying the groundwork for difficult meetings this week in which she will try to unite a divided cabinet behind her vision for post-Brexit Britain.

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Statkraft sells Sheringham Shoal wind farm stake to UK's Equitix

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Norway's state-owned power firm Statkraft said on Thursday it had agreed to sell its stake in the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm to UK fund manager Equitix.

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UPDATE 1-UK's Domino's Pizza to expand stake in Iceland operation

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Domino's Pizza, a master franchisee of U.S. group Domino's Pizza Inc, said on Thursday it would buy a further 44.3 percent stake in Domino's Iceland for 30.2 million euros ($35.71 million).

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UK's Domino's to buy further 44.3 pct stake in Iceland subsidiary

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Domino's Pizza, a master franchisee of U.S. group Domino's Pizza Inc, said on Thursday it would buy a further 44.3 percent stake in Domino's Iceland for 30.2 million euros ($35.71 million).

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BRIEF-Berendson hit by fine for breaking competition law - UK's CMA

* UK'S ‍CMA HAS FINED TWO SUPPLIERS OF 'CLEANROOM' LAUNDRY SERVICES​

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UK's Wood Group sees 2017 core earnings of $590-$600 mln

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Oilfield services company John Wood Group Plc, which bought smaller rival Amec Foster Wheeler earlier this year, said on Wednesday it expects 2017 core earnings of between $590 million and $600 million.

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UK's May faces parliamentary showdown with Brexit rebels

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will take Britain out of the European Union.

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BRIEF-UK's City Of York refuses renewal of Uber's licence

* APPLICATION BY UBER TO RENEW ITS PRIVATE HIRE OPERATOR’S LICENCE IN YORK HAS BEEN CONSIDERED BY CITY OF YORK COUNCIL’S GAMBLING, LICENSING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE- CITY OF YORK COUNCIL SPOKESPERSON

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UK's Petrofac hires Bain & Co to explore options for North Sea business -Times

Dec 11 (Reuters) - British oilfield services company Petrofac Ltd has hired consultancy Bain & Co to explore options for the its North Sea operations, including a sale, the Times reported on Sunday.

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Sirius XM faces celebrity backlash after Steve Bannon rejoins radio show

Steve Bannon's return to a radio hosting gig is kicking up some celebrity backlash.

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Doug Jones touts celebrity endorsements

Alabama Democratic nominee for US Senate Doug Jones posted a series of celebrity endorsements on Twitter.

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Qatar goes ahead with $6.7 billion Typhoon combat jets deal with UK's BAE Systems

LONDON (Reuters) - BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around 5 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defense group said on Sunday.

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Max Clifford, Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapse in Prison

Mr. Clifford, once Britain’s highest-profile publicity agent, was serving an eight-year sentence for assaulting woman and girls as young as 15.

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'King of Spin' Max Clifford dies in jail

Max Clifford, the UK's best-known celebrity publicist whose clients included OJ Simpson, has died in prison aged 74, the UK's Ministry of Justice told CNN.

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Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

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UK's Johnson meets Iran president as he lobbies for jailed aid worker

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held almost an hour of talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after flying to Tehran to seek the release of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker.

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UK's Johnson in Iran talks to lobby for jailed aid worker

DUBAI (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson held talks on Saturday with his Iranian counterpart and other officials, during a visit to Iran where he is expected to seek the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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UPDATE 1-UK's Cineworld to buy U.S. Regal Entertainment for $3.6 bln

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Britain's Cineworld Group Plc has agreed to buy U.S. movie theatre operator Regal Entertainment Group for $3.6 billion in cash, the companies said on Tuesday.

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UK's Pendragon to sell U.S. Motor Group business

LONDON (Reuters) - British car dealership Pendragon is to sell its U.S Motor Group business after concluding a strategic review following a profit warning, it said on Monday.

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UK's Pendragon to sell U.S. Motor Group business​

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - British car dealership Pendragon is to sell its U.S Motor Group business after concluding a strategic review, it said on Monday.

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UK's Prince Harry and fiancee Markle delight crowd on first official walkabout

NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle delighted cheering crowds who braved the cold on Friday to watch the couple on their first official engagement together.

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UK's Prince Harry and fiancee Markle take their first official walkabout

NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle delighted cheering crowds who braved the cold on Friday to watch the couple on their first official engagement together.

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Trump hits out at UK's May over criticism of sharing far-right videos

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sharply rebuked British Prime Minister Theresa May on Twitter after Britain criticised him for retweeting anti-Islam videos originally posted by a leader of a British far-right fringe party.

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Trump hits out at UK's May over criticism of sharing far right videos

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump rebuked British Prime Minister Theresa May after Britain criticized him for retweeting anti-Islam videos originally posted by a leader of a far-right British fringe party.

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UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry in Windsor in May

LONDON (Reuters) - The wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will take place next May in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, a venue with royal associations going back...

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UK's Prince Harry to wed Meghan Markle in Windsor in May

LONDON (Reuters) - The wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will take place in May at St George's Chapel in Windsor, a spokesman for the prince said on Tuesday.

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UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from December 4

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

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UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from Dec. 4

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

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UK's 15 billion pound RBS sale to boost government coffers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will reprivatise bailed-out lender Royal Bank of Scotland by selling 15 billion pounds ($20 billion) of shares, according to budget documents released on Wednesday, in a boost to finance minister Philip Hammond's coffers.

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BRIEF-UK's FCA fines bond trader 60,000 pounds for market abuse‍​‍​

* IMPOSED ON PAUL WALTER, A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL LTD BOND TRADER, FINANCIAL PENALTY OF 60,090 POUNDS FOR ENGAGING IN MARKET ABUSE‍​‍​‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2jekggW) Further company coverage:

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'70s teen heartthrob who shot to fame as Keith on 'The Patridge Family' dies at age 67, his publicist says

David Cassidy, who came to fame as a '70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family," has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.

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Publicist who set up Trump Jr., Russian lawyer meeting ready to talk to Mueller

The British publicist who set up a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between a Russian lawyer and several members of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign team says he's open to speaking with special counsel Robert Mueller and denies he was part of Moscow's meddling in last year's election.

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Country music star Mel Tillis dead at age 85, publicist says

(Reuters) - Mel Tillis, a Country Music Hall of Fame singer and songwriter who recorded more than 60 albums and penned a string of hits for Kenny Rogers, George Strait and other major artists, has died at age 85, his publicist said on Sunday.

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Mueller seeking interview with publicist who set up Russian-Trump Jr. meeting

Special counsel Robert Mueller is in talks with the attorney for the British publicist who set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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UK's Johnson vows no stone unturned to free aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson said Britain would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reservations that granting her diplomatic protection would help secure her release, her husband said on Wednesday.

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Going strong after 70 years: UK's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate platinum anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth will add another landmark to her record-breaking reign on Monday when she and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

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South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China's biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns.

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S.Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

* S.Korean actress promotes cosmetics on Alibaba's Taobao mall

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For Harvey Weinstein, a New York Lawyer With a List of Celebrity Clients

Benjamin Brafman, who has represented Sean Combs and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is known for his skillful cross-examinations.

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UK's May to appoint new aid minister, seeking to maintain delicate Brexit balance

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to appoint a new aid minister on Thursday following a resignation which has left her with the difficult task of finding the right person to maintain fragile unity in a cabinet divided over Brexit.

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JPMorgan chief held private talks with UK's May, Hammond-Sky News

Nov 8 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, held private talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May and finance minister Philip Hammond on Wednesday, Sky News reported.

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UPDATE 2-Vital that UK's Brexit deal is in U.S. interests, says commerce chief Ross

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said it was vital that a Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union would be in the commercial interests of the United States and London should not to give in to the EU's "highly protectionist" trade stance.

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REFILE-Vital that UK's Brexit deal is in U.S. interests, says commerce chief Ross

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday it was vital that any Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union is in the commercial interests of the United States.

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UK's May sets out rules for her party on harassment, bullying

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minster Theresa May published on Friday a code of conduct for all her lawmakers and party officials to follow, the latest step in her response to growing allegations of improper conduct in parliament.

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UK's Indivior posts profit in third quarter as costs fall

(Reuters) - British drugmaker Indivior on Thursday reported a quarterly profit compared with a year-ago loss, as it benefited from lower costs.

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A century on, UK's Jewish homeland declaration stirs celebration and mourning in Middle East

LONDON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a 67-word statement composed 100 years ago, Britain endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East, triggering a process that would culminate in the creation of Israel - and with it one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

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UK's NICE gives Roche drug green light for bladder cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness agency NICE, which decides if medicines should be used on the state health service, has decided Roche's immunotherapy drug Tecentriq is worth using to treat certain patients with bladder cancer.

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UK's Brexit preparations accelerating, cabinet united behind PM May: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's preparations for leaving the European Union are accelerating significantly, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday, describing her cabinet of senior ministers as united in seeking a Brexit deal from the EU.

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BRIEF-UK's CMA ‍considering whether Cott Corp, Refresco Group NV deal will result in creation of relevant merger situation ‍​

* ‍CONSIDERING WHETHER COTT COR, REFRESCO GROUP NV DEAL WILL RESULT IN CREATION OF A RELEVANT MERGER SITUATION ‍​ Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-Biohaven appoints Clifford Bechtold as COO

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd

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BRIEF-UK's FCA says probing U.S.-based Equifax on data breach

* UK'S FCA - INVESTIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENT THAT LED TO THE LOSS OF UK CUSTOMER DATA HELD BY EQUIFAX ON THE SERVERS OF ITS US PARENT‍​ (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 80 6749 1136)

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Celebrity chef Cat Cora sues NYC restaurant she had backed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The celebrity chef Cat Cora on Monday sued the operator of the four-month-old Fatbird restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, saying it reneged on its agreement to pay her for the right to use her name, likeness and recipes.

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UPDATE 3-Transition to be agreed with Brexit trade deal - UK's PM May

* Khan, business groups say transition deal is urgent (Releads with May comments)

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BRIEF-‍UK'S FCA fines Merrill Lynch 34.5 mln pounds for failing to report transactions​

* FINES MERRILL LYNCH £34.5 MILLION FOR FAILING TO REPORT TRANSACTIONS

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UPDATE 1-UK's Pendragon warns on profit as new car demand falls

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Shares in British car dealership Pendragon tumbled as much as 23 percent on Monday after it warned on full-year profit, blaming a fall in demand for new cars and a consequent price correction in the used car market.

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UK's Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April.

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Kurds block Iraqi forces' access to Kirkuk's oil fields, airbase

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls the access to some of the region's main oilfields, a Kurdish security official said on Sunday.

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Kurds block Iraqi forces access to Kirkuk's oil fields, airbase

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls the access to some of the region's main oilfields, a Kurdish security official told Reuters on Sunday.

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UK's Hammond rejects call to fund plans for 'no deal' Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond rejected calls on Wednesday to start spending on plans for a "no deal" Brexit as a way to put pressure on the rest of the European Union.

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UPDATE 1-UK's Ofgem says will work with government to lower energy prices

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Britain's energy regulator Ofgem said on Wednesday it would work with the government on Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to cap the most common form of gas and electricity tariffs, after it moved to protect the most vulnerable households.

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BRIEF-UK's CMA to examine how Fox/Sky deal would impact "media plurality and broadcasting standards in UK"

* Set out more detail about what it intends to examine in its investigation into proposed takeover of sky plc by 21 st century fox​

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Seeking to relaunch social agenda, UK's May to address racial disparity

LONDON (Reuters) - Ethnic minorities in Britain have a lower employment rate than white people and are under-represented in senior public sector jobs, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, releasing the findings of a government audit on racial disparity.

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UK's Prince Harry says troops need mental as well as physical fitness combat training

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry said on Monday the mental health of serving soldiers was as important as ensuring they were ready to take part in conflicts.

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UPDATE 2-UK's May signals foreign minister Johnson could be sacked

* Turmoil adding to uncertainty over Brexit (Adds Foreign Secretary Johnson, former PM Major)

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UK's May signals plan to demote Foreign Minister Johnson, newspaper says

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A British Sunday newspaper said Prime Minister Theresa May had signalled in an interview that she might demote Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, after she faced an open rebellion from within her own party this week.

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Woman arrested trying to scale gates of UK's Buckingham Palace

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had arrested a woman who was trying to scale the front gates of Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace home in central London on Saturday, saying the incident was not terrorism-related.

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UPDATE 2-Conservative plotters told to get behind UK's May amid Brexit fears

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party who are trying to oust her as leader have been told to "put up, shut up" by the party's chief in Scotland.

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UPDATE 1-Conservative plotters told to get behind UK's May amid Brexit fears

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party who are trying to oust her as leader have been told to "put up, shut up" by the party's chief in Scotland.

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Conservative plotters told to get behind UK's May amid Brexit fears

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party who are trying to oust her as leader have been told to "put up, shut up" by the party's chief in Scotland.

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Interrupted by coughing fit, protester, UK's May takes on critics

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May reset her "mainstream Conservative agenda" on Wednesday, taking on her critics, even a protester who interrupted her mid-speech, in an attempt to prove she can lead Britain and secure a strong Brexit.

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EU parliament mauls UK's Brexit progress, May urged to 'sack Boris'

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Parliament savaged the British government's handling of Brexit negotiations on Tuesday, voting against opening talks on future trade and condemning disarray in Prime Minister Theresa May's team.

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BRIEF-UK's CMA clears acquisition by Ln-Gaiety Holdings of Isle Of Wight Festival

* UK's CMA says investigated and cleared completed acquisition by Ln-Gaiety Holdings Limited Of Isle Of Wight Festival Limited Source text (http://bit.ly/2fEXLjK) Further company coverage:

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Trying to reset the agenda, UK's May sets out to tackle social injustice

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday describe the scale of social and racial injustice she plans to tackle, hoping to shift the focus of her ruling party's annual conference away from rifts over Brexit and her leadership.

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Audrey Hepburn Shines at Auction, but Celebrity Sales Are Changing

The actress’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” script fetched a hefty price at a marathon auction, but whether today’s celebrities will ever have the same draw remains to be seen.

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Celebrity chef steps up amid country's food crisis

Chef Jose Andres says he loves feeding the many as he leads a food mission in one of the poorest neighborhoods in San Juan, Puerto Rico. CNN's Bill Weir reports.

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UK's Johnson opposes adopting any new EU rules during Brexit transition

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will oppose any move to adopt European Union regulations made after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, risking reigniting divisions over Brexit.

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A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

TOKYO (Reuters) - On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.

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UK's May sets out transition plan in bid to unlock Brexit talks

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May set out a plan on Friday to retain full access to the EU's single market for two years after Brexit to try to reassure business and reset the tone of stalled negotiations with Brussels.

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UK's May seeks Florentine renaissance for deadlocked Brexit talks

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday with a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union she is ready to cut a fair divorce deal.

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'Disaster looms,' says head of UK's anti-Brexit party

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Liberal Democrats are to set out on Tuesday their plan to stop Brexit, with party leader Vince Cable appealing to opponents in all parties to put aside "tribal differences" and fight a divorce from the European Union.

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UPDATE 2-UK's May to press Trump this week on Boeing/Bombardier dispute

OTTAWA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would press U.S. President Donald Trump this week about a trade challenge by Boeing Co that could endanger thousands of aerospace jobs in Northern Ireland.

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UK's May says will press Trump this week on Bombardier/Boeing spat

OTTAWA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would press U.S. President Donald Trump this week about a trade challenge by Boeing Co that could endanger thousands of Bombardier Inc jobs in Northern Ireland.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Qatar to buy 24 Typhoon jets from UK's BAE Systems

DOHA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Qatar's defence minister has signed a letter of intent to purchase 24 Typhoon jets from British defence group BAE Systems, in a move that could anger other Gulf countries boycotting Doha.

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UPDATE 1-Qatar to buy 24 Typhoon jets from UK's BAE Systems

DOHA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Qatar's defence minister has signed a letter of intent to purchase 24 Typhoon jets from British defence group BAE Systems, in a move that could anger other Gulf countries boycotting Doha.

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UK's Boris Johnson reignites leadership speculation with Brexit plans

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a "glorious" Brexit on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge Prime Minister Theresa May for the leadership of the Conservative party.

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UK's Boris Johnson reignites leadership speculation with Brexit plan

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a "glorious" Brexit in a lengthy newspaper article on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge Prime Minister Theresa May for the leadership of the Conservative party.

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UK's May stressed importance of Iran nuclear deal to Tillerson: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed the importance of a 2015 international agreement on Iran's nuclear program to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday during a brief meeting at her London office.

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UPDATE 2-UK's pension investment advisers to face full competition probe

* Three biggest consultants have market share of 50-80 percent

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BRIEF-UK's DCMS confirms Sky,Fox merger to be referred to CMA

Sept 14 (Reuters) - UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS):

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UK's Addison Lee takes premium car service brand to New York

LONDON (Reuters) - London-based premium car service Addison Lee has picked New York as the first overseas market where corporate customers will be able to book its branded vehicles, taking on the likes of Uber.

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UK's only female panda is not pregnant after all: zoo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's only female giant panda bear will not give birth this year, dashing hopes that she was about to produce the first panda cubs born in the country, Edinburgh Zoo said on...

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MOVES-UK's Sanne Group names Oliver Morris head of EMEA private equity

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Sanne Group Plc, a UK-based provider of outsourced corporate and fund administration services, on Friday named Oliver Morris as head of its EMEA private equity.

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'Celebrity Big Brother' coming to US

Fans of "Big Brother" have something to look forward to this winter.

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UK's Farage says PM May might not last until Christmas

BERLIN (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May might be out of a job by Christmas unless she manages to get her party behind her and take charge of Brexit negotiations.

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EU's Barnier worried by UK's post-Brexit plan for Irish border

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said on Thursday he was worried by Britain's plans for the border arrangement with Ireland after it leaves the EU and urged London to come up with "creative proposals".

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UK's Prince George starts school, pregnant mum Kate too ill to go

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne, started school on Thursday but without his pregnant mother Kate to support him because she is suffering from severe morning sickness.

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UK's Prince Harry and I are in love, says U.S. actress Meghan Markle

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, has said they are in love and happy together, in her first frank comments about their relationship since they became a couple last year.

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UK's Prince William and wife Kate expecting third child

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their third child, their office said on Monday after the Duchess was forced to cancel an engagement due to severe morning sickness.

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UK's Prince William and wife Kate expecting third child: palace

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting a third child, their office said on Monday.

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UK's Davis sees good Brexit deal despite recent tense talks

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Brexit minister told a business audience in Washington on Friday that he hoped talks to leave the European Union would produce a good deal for both sides, although he conceded that discussions were "getting a bit tense".

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BRIEF-UK's CMA provisionally cleared deal by Cardtronics of DirectCash

* UK'S CMA HAS PROVISIONALLY CLEARED ACQUISITION BY CARDTRONICS OF RIVAL ATM PROVIDER DIRECTCASH PAYMENTS (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 80 6749 1136)

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UPDATE 1-UK's Hunting posts much smaller loss, boosted by US shale demand

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Oilfield services company Hunting Plc reported an 82 percent fall in first-half loss as U.S. shale companies drilled more wells, boosting demand for equipment and services.

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UK's Playtech to buy some ACM Group assets to grow financials unit

(Reuters) - Playtech Plc will buy technology, intellectual property and some customer assets from ACM Group as the gambling technology company looks to build on its financials division.

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The actor and comedian has died at age 91 after a brief illness, his publicist says

Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91.

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UK's biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into home port for first time

Portsmouth (Reuters) - Britain's most advanced and biggest warship, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, berthed for the first time at its home port of Portsmouth on Tuesday.

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Country singer Glen Campbell dead at age 81: publicist

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. country singer Glen Campbell died on Tuesday at the age of 81, his publicist said.

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UK's top judge says government must provide legal clarity on Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most senior judge has said the government needs to spell out how British courts should interpret rulings from the European Court of Justice after Brexit.

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Commuters face disruption as major works begin at UK's busiest rail station

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of commuters faced disruption to their journeys into central London on Monday due to major engineering works at Waterloo, Britain's busiest rail station, which will last for most of August.

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Fiserv secures takeover OK from UK's Monitise with improved offer

Aug 7 (Reuters) - Monitise has offered its backing for a takeover of the British financial services technology company by Fiserv after the U.S. financial technology provider made an improved offer that values the firm at about 75 million pounds.

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Ally of UK's Johnson criticizes Hammond's Brexit plan: newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - An ally of British foreign minister Boris Johnson has criticized the Brexit transition plans of finance minister Philip Hammond, a newspaper said, in the latest sign of tensions within the government over how Britain should leave the European Union.

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Lions of New York: The Rise and Fall of Liz Smith, Celebrity Accomplice

She was the most powerful gossip columnist in the 1980s. A tabloid celebrity herself, she could turn anyone into a star overnight. Until she couldn’t.

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UK's Grayling seeks to reassure U.S., airlines of Brexit plans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Thursday he had met with Trump administration officials and U.S. airlines to reassure them that air traffic would not be disrupted as Britain leaves the European Union in 2019.

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Diversity or Celebrity? Cast Change at ‘Great Comet’ Prompts Outrage

Social media crackles with criticism of “The Great Comet” for prematurely replacing an African-American actor with a Caucasian one.

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UK's Prince William steps down from ambulance job to become full-time royal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William will give up his day job on Thursday when he completes his last shift as an air ambulance pilot before focusing full-time on his royal duties.

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Justin Bieber cancels remainder of 'Purpose' tour: publicist

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Bieber canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour due to "unforeseen circumstances," his publicist said in a statement on Monday.

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UK's SFO says opens investigation into Rio Tinto Group

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - Britain's anti-fraud regulator said it has opened an investigation into how the miner Rio Tinto conducted business in the Republic of Guinea.

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UK's Boots 'truly sorry' over morning-after pill campaign response

LONDON (Reuters) - British pharmacy chain Boots has apologized for its response to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of one of its morning-after pills and said it was looking for cheaper alternatives.

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UK's Boots "truly sorry" over morning-after pill campaign response

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) - British pharmacy chain Boots has apologised for its response to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of one of its morning-after pills and said it was looking for cheaper alternatives.

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UPDATE 2-UK's Hammond told Goldman Sachs he wants long Brexit transition -source

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond told the board of U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs that he was pushing for a lengthy transition period after Britain leaves the European Union, a source familiar with the talks said.

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Japan's Mitsui to sell stake in UK's First Hydro

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co said on Friday it has agreed to sell its entire 25 percent stake in UK hydro power firm First Hydro to Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. for more than 5 billion yen ($45 million).

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Celebrity defector returns to North Korea

A North Korean defector known for her appearances on South Korean reality TV has returned to her former country and denounced the "propaganda" she once helped to produce. CNN's David McKenzie has more.

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Celebrity defector returns to N. Korea, stars in propaganda video

A North Korean defector known for her appearances on South Korean reality TV has returned to her former country and denounced the "propaganda" she once helped to produce.

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UK's May to warn cabinet ministers over top-level leaks: PM's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will remind her cabinet that top level government discussions must remain private, her spokesman said on Monday, responding to a series of reported leaks after recent meetings.

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Entire back tattooed with celebrity signatures

Funky Matas takes autographs to a whole new level, having celebrities permanently sign his body, including Kevin Hart, Tony Hawk, and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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UK's Queen Elizabeth opens new Scotland Yard

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth opened the new headquarters of London's police on Thursday in a ceremony that was delayed by nearly four months due to a militant attack which took place on nearby Westminster Bridge.

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UK's Equiniti to buy Wells Fargo's share registration unit for $227 million

(Reuters) - Britain's Equiniti Group Plc said it would buy Wells Fargo & Co's share registration business for $227 million as it looks to enter the United States, the largest and most active share...

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UK's Equiniti to buy Wells Fargo's share registration unit for $227 mln

July 12 (Reuters) - Britain's Equiniti Group Plc said it would buy Wells Fargo & Co's share registration business for $227 million as it looks to enter the United States, the largest and most active share registration market.

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BRIEF-UK's Ofcom sets rules for mobile spectrum auction

* Uk's ‍ofcom says ‍later this year, will auction licences to use 190 mhz of spectrum in two 'frequency bands'​

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UK's Johnson says progress can be made to ease Qatar tensions

KUWAIT (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Saturday progress could be made to heal a rift between Qatar and other Arab states, although a solution was unlikely to be found immediately.

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UK's Johnson arrives in Middle East to help ease Qatar tension

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson arrived in the Middle East on Friday to meet representatives from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait in a bid to heal a rift between Qatar and other Arab states.

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BRIEF-UK's CMA recommends termination of commercial agreement between ICE, Trayport

* ICE will now be required by the CMA to end the commercial agreement and must also press ahead with selling the Trayport business

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UK's Ultra Electronics to buy U.S. warfare device maker Sparton

July 7 (Reuters) - British defence contractor Ultra Electronics said it would buy Sparton Corp for $23.50 per share, giving the maker of anti-submarine warfare devices used by the U.S. Navy an enterprise value of about $234.8 million.

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Celebrity chefs bring their cuisine to cruise ships

With seafaring foodies seeking more gastronomic sophistication than the humdrum buffets of yore, cruise lines have increasingly turned to a winning recipe for palate-pleasing success: The celebrity chef-helmed restaurant.

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Celebrity chefs at sea

With culinary whizzes like Thomas Keller, Nobu Matsuhisa and Jacques Pépin just some of the big-name chefs backing signature at-sea eateries, the food-lover's ship has truly come in aboard these 8 cruise lines. Bon voyage . . . and bon appétit!

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BRIEF-UK's CMA clears slae of Diebold's cashpoint business in the UK to Cennox

* Diebold Nixdorf has sold Diebold’s customer-operated cashpoint business in the UK to Cennox

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UK's May says 120 failed fire tests in apartment blocks show wider issue

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that 120 apartment blocks had failed fire tests in the wake of a blaze that killed 79 people at Grenfell Tower in London.

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Six hurt when car hits people in UK's Newcastle, not terrorism-related: police

LONDON (Reuters) - At least six people were injured on Sunday after a car mounted a pavement outside a sports center in the northern English city of Newcastle, but the incident is not believed to be terrorism-related, police said on Sunday.

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Offer to let EU citizens stay is fair, insists UK's May

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May defended her offer to guarantee EU citizens living in Britain broadly the same rights as Britons on Friday, saying differences could be overcome by a "constructive" attitude to Brexit talks.

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Sound of silence opens UK's Glastonbury before Manchester classics fill the void

GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain's Glastonbury Festival fell silent for a minute on Friday in memory of recent terror attacks and the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, before Hacienda Classical eased revelers into the first day of music at the world's biggest greenfield festival.

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UK's Prince Philip discharged from hospital

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, was discharged from hospital on Thursday after spending two nights there as a "precautionary measure," Buckingham Palace told CNN.

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UK's Imagination Tech up for sale after battle with Apple

LONDON (Reuters) - Imagination Technologies, the British company that has lost 70 percent of its value following a dispute with its biggest customer Apple, said on Thursday it had put itself up for sale.

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UPDATE 1-UK's Imagination Tech up for sale after battle with Apple

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Imagination Technologies , the British company that has lost 70 percent of its value following a dispute with its biggest customer Apple , said on Thursday it had put itself up for sale.

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UK's Imagination Tech up for sale after bruising battle with Apple

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Imagination Technologies , the British company in dispute with its biggest customer Apple over licensing rights, said on Thursday it had put itself up for sale.

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UK's May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will begin the delicate task of running a minority government on Wednesday by setting out a softer tone on Brexit as Queen Elizabeth formally opens parliament.

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UPDATE 1-Bombardier to supply, maintain 750 rail carriages for UK's South Western

June 20 (Reuters) - Canadian plane and train manufacturer Bombardier Inc has signed a $1.14 billion contract to supply passenger trains to the two new operators of Britain's South Western rail franchise.

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UK's Hammond says new UK-EU regulatory process needed after Brexit

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) - A new system is needed for allowing British and European Union banks to do business with each other after Brexit to avoid splitting markets, Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-UK's Hammond names LSE economist Tenreyro as new BoE policymaker

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond has appointed Silvana Tenreyro, a London School of Economics academic, as a new external member of the Bank of England's interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee, the finance ministry said on Monday.

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Beyonce gives birth to twins: celebrity news websites

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. singer Beyonce has given birth to twins in Los Angeles, several celebrity news websites reported on Saturday, citing unidentified sources.

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UK's May is warned that Northern Ireland peace 'at risk'

A deal to prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government could come at the cost of peace in Northern Ireland, politicians have warned.

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UK's WS Atkins FY pretax profit up 18 pct on N.American business

June 15 (Reuters) - WS Atkins, a British engineering and design consultancy, said its full-year pretax profit rose about 18 percent, helped by its North American business.

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UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain entered a sixth day of political limbo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Theresa May yet to seal a deal to prop up her minority government and facing calls to soften her stance on Brexit days before negotiations on leaving the EU begin.

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UK's Guardian newspaper to switch to tabloid format from 2018

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - Britain's Guardian newspaper will switch to tabloid format from early 2018, the newspaper's owner said on Tuesday, after deciding to outsource the printing of its two best-known titles in a bid to keep costs down.

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'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power by her fingernails on Sunday after losing her parliamentary majority in last Thursday's election, as an agreement with the minority Democratic Unionist Party that would keep the Conservatives in power was still not finalized.

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Chinese Censors Have New Target: Celebrity News

The closure of popular blogs devoted to the fashion and foibles of the famous points to heightened sensitivities ahead of a major Communist Party meeting.

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China closes 60 celebrity gossip social media accounts

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's cyberspace authorities have ordered internet companies to close 60 popular celebrity gossip social media accounts in the latest in a series of crackdowns on independent media.

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UK's May says ready to curb human rights laws to fight extremism

SLOUGH, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would be willing to weaken human rights protections to make it easier to deport or curb the movements of suspected militants who there is not enough evidence to prosecute.

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Amal Clooney gives birth to twins, George Clooney publicist says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amal Clooney gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, on Tuesday, her husband George Clooney's publicist said, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.

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Amal Clooney gives birth to twins, George Clooney's publicist says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amal Clooney has given birth to twins, her husband George Clooney's publicist told U.S. media on Tuesday, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.

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UPDATE 1-UK's Rudd says London attackers probably "radical Islamist terrorists"

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) - The attackers who killed seven people and wounded 48 in central London on Saturday were probably "radical Islamist terrorists", Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday.

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UK's Rudd says London attackers probably "radical Islamist terrorists"

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) - The attackers who killed seven people and wounded 48 in central London on Saturday were probably radical Islamist terrorists, Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday.

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UK's Farage says no FBI contact after report of link to Trump inquiry

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said he had not been contacted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and dismissed a report that he was a "person of interest" in an FBI inquiry into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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UPDATE 1-UK's Metro Bank buys mortgage portfolio from Cerberus Capital

June 2 (Reuters) - Metro Bank Plc said it bought a mortgage portfolio from a company owned by U.S. private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP for 596.7 million pounds ($768.2 million), augmenting its loan book with primarily buy-to-let mortgages.

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UK's Metro Bank buys mortgage portfolio from Cerberus Capital

June 2 (Reuters) - British lender Metro Bank Plc said it had bought a portfolio of UK mortgages from a company owned by Cerberus Capital Management LP for 596.7 million pounds ($768.2 million).

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UK's Farage 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia investigation: Guardian

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage is a "person of interest" in the U.S. investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the Guardian reported on Thursday citing unidentified sources.

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UK's Farage "person of interest" in Trump-Russia investigation: Guardian

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Nigel Farage, a leading Brexit campaigner, is a "person of interest" in the U.S. investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the Guardian reported, citing unidentified sources.

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UK's 'Big Brother' anti-terror strategy is flawed, U.N. expert says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain is undergoing a subtle but alarming shift towards criminalizing peaceful protest and free expression, said a U.N. report on Monday that likened it to a "Big Brother" state of surveillance and suspicion.

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Tech firms must do more to remove harmful content from Internet-UK's May

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 (Reuters) - Global technology firms must do more to remove harmful and violent content from the internet, British Prime Minister Theresa May said after a meeting of the G7 group of world leaders held days after the Manchester suicide attack.