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MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK lawsuit over fees
LONDON (AP) - Britain's former financial services watchdog is suing MasterCard for 14 billion pounds ($18.6 billion), alleging the firm slapped excessive charges on millions of transactions. Law firm Quinn Emanuel filed the suit Thursday at the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of Walter Merricks, a former U.K. financial services ...
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Britain's UKIP denies ex-leader Farage has been offered a show by Russian TV
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Independence Party on Friday denied a newspaper report that its former leader, Nigel Farage, had been offered his own television show by a Russian state-funded broadcaster.
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Sneed: Former Irish president dropping in to raise money
Begorrah! Sneed is told Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson hits town next week to raise big bucks to build the country’s first presidential library. Hers. • Backshot: Robinson, who was Ireland’s first female president and served from 1990-97, made headlines in 1993 as the first serving Irish president to go to England and meet Queen Elizabeth in hopes of […]
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Turkey breaks from Europe
Turkey is breaking step with Europe and keeping summer time through the winter.
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British MPs debate Brexit referendum petition
UK parliament debates petition signed by more than four million people calling for a second referendum on EU membership.
61 points by Al Jazeera English | United Kingdom European Union Europe Treaty of Lisbon Democracy England Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
EU won't punish UK over Brexit, but divorce will cost Britain £50 billion - Juncker
The United Kingdom will be made to pay about £50 billion ($62 billion) after it triggers Article 50 to leave the European Union, according to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. This will be a warning to others who want to follow the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Italy's Ruling Party Faces Quandary as Renzi Steps Down
Italy’s governing center-left Democratic Party was locked in a fierce battle over the best way to pull the country’s economy out of the doldrums as former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned as the party’s leader.
11 points by The Wall Street Journal | Europe Italy Republic of Ireland United Kingdom Spain United States European Union Democracy
Britain's exit from EU irrevocable once triggered: minister
LONDON (Reuters) - The process of Britain leaving the European Union is irrevocable once it has been triggered, a government minister said on Sunday.
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Leave Britain alone! EU urged not to punish UK over Brexit
Germany’s foreign minister has said the European Union must resist the temptation to treat Britain too harshly as a result of the Brexit vote. Read Full Article at RT.com
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U.K. Retail Sales Fell Again in January
U.K. retail sales shrank in January, after posting the fastest monthly decline in over five years in December, signaling that rising prices are squeezing Britons’ wallets in the wake of the Brexit vote.
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French senate says UK must suffer for Brexit, Le Pen disagrees
The UK should not be better off outside the EU after Brexit, the French senate has warned, putting it at odds with right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who says Britain should face no punishment for escaping the EU “prison.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hey EU, we're with you, but keep UK border invisible - Dublin to Brexit negotiators
Ireland says it's "firmly on the side" of the 27 remaining member states after Britain leaves the EU, but insists its border with the UK must stay "invisible." Read Full Article at RT.com
520 points by Russia Today | European Union Republic of Ireland United Kingdom European Economic Community Europe Isle of Man London Northern Ireland
British PM May to visit China later this year: spokeswoman
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will visit China this year, her spokeswoman said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of foreign visits to cement ties with major trading powers as she negotiates Britain's divorce with the EU.
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EU to Discuss Mideast Peace With Trump Officials
European Union foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini is heading to Washington for meetings with the Trump administration on the Israel-Palestinian peace process.
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Thousands in London protest Trump’s refugee ban
Several thousand people demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in London on Saturday against President Donald Trump and his temporary ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Protesters held black banners with blood stains bearing slogans such as “No to Trump. No to War” and “Trump: Special Relationship? Just...
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Divided on Trump, EU insists on European unity
VALLETTA (Reuters) - European Union leaders said they agreed to stick together in dealing with Donald Trump, but at their first summit since he took office they were at odds on how far to confront or engage with the new U.S. president.
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Victory for May as UK court throws out EU single market challenge
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government welcomed the dismissal on Friday of a legal bid to force parliament to approve any attempt to take Britain out of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the single market as part of its exit from the European Union.
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Government’s Brexit negotiation White Paper ‘says nothing’ and is ‘too late'
The British government has released its White Paper setting out its Brexit plans. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ex-drug addict smashes record in ‘world’s toughest’ 5,000km row across Atlantic
Irishman endurance athlete and former drug addict Gavan Hennigan set a new international solo record by rowing 5,000km across the Atlantic in 49 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Big Gulf to Bridge, and Little Time, for EU and Britain
As the U.K. and European Union stake out their positions for negotiations over Brexit, the huge gulf between the two sides is becoming clearer, Valentina Pop and Stephen Fidler write.
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Donald Trump ‘has been good for the UK economy,’ says Bank of England
Britain’s economy is benefitting from greater confidence in US financial markets following the election of US President Donald Trump, Bank of England (BoE) Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit blunder: Government error teases UK with 14 weeks vacation
An embarrassing error in the UK government’s White Paper says Britons would enjoy 14 weeks’ paid vacation a year in the post-Brexit era, giving a fatigued public something to cheer about as Theresa May’s government ventures the unknown path of EU-divorce. Read Full Article at RT.com
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8-man football final: Whitens lifts North Central to repeat
North Central’s 26-game winning streak was in question for 64 seconds of the second quarter        
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High Court Allows Scotland, Wales to Join Brexit Case
The U.K. Supreme Court allowed the Scottish and Welsh governments to join the case to determine how Brexit can be carried out under British law, adding further complexity to the legal battle.
35 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Kingdom England Republic of Ireland London United States English language Scotland Appeal
Trump Victory Is New Wild Card for Brexit
For those already anxious about Britain’s departure from the EU, the U.S. election sharply increases uncertainty as the U.K. casts itself adrift from the European bloc. Others expect Mr. Trump will ease the pathway out.
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Theresa May shelves plans to strip House of Lords of veto powers… for now
The government has abandoned plans put forward by David Cameron to strip the House of Lords of the power to veto legislation, but has warned peers that it may reconsider its decision. Read Full Article at RT.com
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More Eastern Europeans working in UK since Brexit vote
Almost 50,000 Eastern European immigrants found work in the UK in the three months following the Brexit referendum, according to newly released figures. Read Full Article at RT.com
55 points by Russia Today | Europe European Union Spain Employment United Kingdom Western Europe Republic of Ireland Immigration
U.K.'s May Defends Against Widening Calls for Brexit Details
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May defended herself against criticism that she doesn’t have a plan for Britain’s exit from the European Union and said her government won’t negotiate in public.
11 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Kingdom Europe European Union United States London Republic of Ireland Isle of Man Western Europe
Trump's Win, Brexit Stem From Mishandling of Globalization, Obama Says
President Barack Obama said that America’s election of Donald Trump and the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union reflect a political uprising in the West over economic inequities spawned by leaders’ mishandling of globalization.
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‘Boris Johnson wanted Brexit to fail,’ Foreign Office minister claims of his own boss
Prominent Leave campaigner and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wanted the Brexit campaign to fail so he could become Tory “heir apparent” without having to clean up the “sh*t,” a foreign office minister has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Free-Movement Question Isn't U.K's Only Hurdle to Accessing EU Market
Switzerland’s difficult relationship with the EU highlights a likely bigger impediment to the U.K. securing a high level of access to the single market: Who makes the rules and how are they enforced?
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Former British Prime Minister David Cameron to leave Parliament
Former Prime Minister David Cameron is standing down from his position in Parliament because he doesn’t want to be a distraction to the new government headed by Theresa May.
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UK: Former PM David Cameron resigns from parliament
Announcement comes nearly three months after Cameron quit as PM in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU.
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Former British leader David Cameron to leave Parliament
Former Prime Minister David Cameron is standing down from his position in Parliament because he doesn't want to be a distraction to the new government headed by Theresa May.  Cameron's unexpected announcement Monday will trigger a by-election for his seat in Oxfordshire. Cameron had earlier resigned...
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Former British PM David Cameron to leave Parliament
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday he will step down from his position in Parliament.       
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Former-PM David Cameron resigns as MP with immediate effect
Former Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned from Parliament with immediate effect. The MP for Witney announced he was stepping down in an interview with ITV. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cost of Brexit: Brits may have to fork out for Europe visas
British travelers may soon have to apply and pay for visas to visit Europe as a result of Brexit negotiations, a Tory MP has confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | European Union Republic of Ireland Spain Europe United Kingdom Immigration Isle of Man Schengen Area
Ireland may have to accept Apple tax payment
The Irish government said it will be obliged to accept €13 billion ($14.5 billion) in back taxes from Apple if its appeal against the European Commission ruling fails. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ireland Doesn’t Want Apple’s Back Taxes, but the Irish Aren’t So Sure
After six years of belt-tightening and tax increases, many Irish workers say their government’s reluctance to collect $14.5 billion from Apple is unfair.
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Greece's Alexis Tsipras Comes Down to Earth
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, languishing in polls, is seeking to reboot his premiership. But his economically depressed country has largely given up hope on the imminent change he is promising.
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U.K., Australia Hold Preliminary Trade Talks
Australia’s trade minister said his country is holding preliminary trade talks with the U.K. but cautioned that a pact can’t be signed until after Britain formally exits the European Union.
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Britain’s trade minister: UK businesses are ‘lazy’ exporters
Britain’s trade minister says U.K. businesses generally are too lazy to export goods around the world.
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Anti-migrant Theresa May calls Polish PM to express ‘regret’ over post-Brexit hate crimes
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is known for her anti-migrant stance, called her Polish counterpart, Beata Szydlo, on Friday to express “deep regret” over hate crimes in the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No. 5 Homewood-Flossmoor edges No. 2 Lincoln-Way East 35-30
Everyone knows who Homewood-Flossmoor lost from last season's high-flying offense. Quarterback Bryce Gray is off playing baseball at Notre Dame, and the Harley-Hampton twins — Devonte and Deante — are at an Arizona junior college. Receiver Kendric Pryor moved on to Wisconsin. But now some of their...
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Austria says wrong if Germany, Italy, France dominate Brexit debate
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Germany, France and Italy should not be allowed to dictate the European Union's response to Britain's planned exit from the bloc, Austria's finance minister said, adding he was surprised how relaxed the EU response to the vote has been.
46 points by Reuters | European Union Germany Italy Council of the European Union United Kingdom Republic of Ireland France Austria