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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change activists targeted Blackrock (BLK.N), the world’s biggest asset manager, in London on Monday, gluing themselves to the front of the building and blocking the entrances. “XR is targeting BlackRock because it’s the world’s biggest backer of climate and rainforest destruction,” the Extinction Rebellion group said in a statement. “BlackRock stokes
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LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth set out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s agenda for his government on Monday, including an Oct. 31 Brexit, a new deal with the European Union, and a host of domestic policies designed to win over voters ahead of an expected election. The so-called Queen’s Speech is the highlight of a day
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KABUL (Reuters) – Restoring Afghanistan’s Buddhist artifacts that were destroyed by the Taliban 18 years ago is like working on a 1,500-year-old jigsaw puzzle, say conservators working on the latest restoration project. Mohammad Fahim Rahimi, Director of National Museum inspects a pot for restoration at the National Museum in Kabul, Afghanistan October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Omar
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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A deal to smooth Britain’s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson participates in an art class during his
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand has unveiled eight puppies related to the pet dog of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the country observed the third anniversary of the monarch’s death. The black, brown and white puppies were born from two royal dogs artificially inseminated with semen from two male offspring of Khun Thong Daeng, the late
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prolonged political uncertainty in Britain is forcing finance directors to cut costs and hold off hiring to help companies prepare for an unpredictable year ahead, according to a survey by Deloitte. FILE PHOTO: People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo The audit
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LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth will on Monday announce several new pieces of legislation to reform Britain’s justice system, in a ceremonial speech setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit plans. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls The so-called Queen’s Speech is the highlight
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LONDON (Reuters) – The following events will determine whether Britain exits the European Union as planned on Oct. 31 or the three-year-old Brexit saga takes another twist. Anti-Brexit protesters hold British and European Union flags outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir Oct. 13 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during the Labour party annual conference in Brighton, Britain September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – UK opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday said there was a strong possibility of a national election before Christmas. When asked if he was expecting an election
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FILE PHOTO: The Uber application is seen on a mobile phone in London, Britain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc says the UK is seeking to classify the company as a transportation provider, potentially opening it up to new tax charges that could weigh heavily on its business, according to
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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures towards European Parliament President David Sassoli at Downing Street in London, Britain October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by the end of Monday in an attempt
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he did not want to give a running commentary on Brexit talks when asked whether Northern Ireland would be leaving the EU customs union amid hopes an agreement
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Deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Nigel Dodds walks in Whitehall in London, Britain, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – A mooted eleventh-hour solution to the Brexit deadlock cannot work because Northern Ireland must remain in a full United Kingdom customs union, the deputy leader of the province’s key political party said
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