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08 June 2017 6:39 AM In shadow of terror, British election tighter than expected

London - Britons go to the polls on Thursday in the shadow of terrorism, in an election Prime Minister Theresa May once expected to win easily but has proved increasingly hard to predict. When May called the snap vote in April, presenting herself as the strong leader to take Britain into Brexit talks, opinion poll ratings for the premier and her centre-right 52

07 June 2017 7:34 PM From landslide for May to upset defeat

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May's narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of the June 8 election has weakened sterling and raised questions over whether she will win the landslide predicted just over a month ago. The vote will decide whether May or her Labour Party rival Jeremy Corbyn takes control of Britain's exit from the European Union - a two-year 42

06 June 2017 9:26 AM How did TV 'Jihadi next door' slip through British surveillance?

Anger mounted in Britain Tuesday over how one of the London attackers slipped through the surveillance net as Prime Minister Theresa May came under pressure two days before an election. Flags at half-mast, Britain was to fall silent at 11:00am (1000 GMT) to remember the seven killed and dozens injured on Saturday night, a mourning ritual now grimly familiar 44

05 June 2017 3:15 AM In shadow of deadly attacks, British election campaign resumes

LONDON – After a militant attack on a nightlife district of London this weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May will resume campaigning on Monday just three days before a national election which polls show is much tighter than previously predicted. May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after three knife-wielding assailants 38

29 May 2017 8:57 PM Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM

BERLIN - Germany unleashed a volley of criticism Monday against US President Donald Trump, slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests. The sharp words from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel came after Trump concluded his first official tour abroad which took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Brussels and then Italy 49

20 May 2017 6:40 PM East African leaders press EU to lift Burundi sanctions

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | The presidents of Tanzania and Uganda called Saturday on the EU to lift sanctions on Burundi, but a diplomatic for the European bloc dismissed the appeal. The joint plea, by Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli came at a meeting of the East African Community (EAC) — which also includes Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan — in Dar es Salaam 34

14 May 2017 12:24 PM UK's Johnson says EU may have to pay Brexit divorce bill

London - Britain's foreign secretary says Brussels may have to pay Britain for its exit from the European Union, rather than the other way around. Boris Johnson says Britain's share of EU assets is so valuable that the EU may have to end up paying Britain when it leaves the bloc. He spoke to The Telegraph newspaper. EU officials insist that Britain first 29

09 May 2017 11:01 PM Britain should stay in EU energy market in Brexit transition deal -think tank

LONDON May 10 (Reuters) - Britain should seek to remain in the European Union's energy market and carbon trading scheme in a transition period if a Brexit deal is not reached in two years, a report by think tank Chatham House said on Wednesday. Chatham House said the EU and Britain were unlikely to finalise a deal on their future relationship within 25

08 May 2017 3:33 PM French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

Paris - French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork on Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a solemn World War II commemoration. Macron handily defeated far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff 37

08 May 2017 10:00 AM What world leaders say about Macron's victory

Paris - Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron stormed to victory in the French presidential election on Sunday, roundly defeating his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in a run-off vote. Here is a selection of comments from world leaders and other political heavyweights on Macron's election victory. "Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President 38