Britain

Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney poses for a photo with the artwork for the concept of the new 50 pound notes, after announcing that Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been selected to feature on the new notes.
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July 15, 2019 - 8:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was "a giant on whose shoulders so...
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Female gender stereotype
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June 14, 2019 - 1:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms were being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on "harmful" gender stereotypes came into force Friday. Under new rules, advertisements must not include "gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or...
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U.S President Donald Trump, center left, and British Prime Minister Theresa May, center right, attend a business roundtable event at St. James's Palace, London, Tuesday June 4, 2019.
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June 04, 2019 - 10:10 am
By Jonathan Lemire and Kevin Freking, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember her...
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Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II
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June 03, 2019 - 6:47 am
By Stephen Collinson, CNN (CNN) -- Donald Trump limbered up for his latest overseas trip -- to Britain -- in typical style, with remarks that risked insulting his royal hosts and by plunging headlong into the country's fraught domestic politics. The US President described one of the newest royals,...
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Power Plant in the South of Iran taken in January 2019
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May 31, 2019 - 11:04 am
By Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Friday Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, though its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and heavy water are growing. In a confidential quarterly...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday May 24, 2019. Theresa May says she'll quit as UK Conservative leader on June 7, sparking contest for Britain's next prime minister.
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May 24, 2019 - 7:07 am
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete...
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In this image made available by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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May 23, 2019 - 8:27 am
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May's fate looked sealed after the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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May 22, 2019 - 8:00 am
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure Wednesday to scrap a planned vote on her tattered Brexit blueprint — and to call an end to her embattled premiership — after her attempt at compromise got the thumbs-down from both her own...
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In this Wednesday May 1, 2019 file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London.
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May 13, 2019 - 9:16 am
By David Keyton and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain. The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian...
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A man shelters with an umbrella as he walks by Pro EU protestors holding flags opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, April 4, 2019.
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April 04, 2019 - 11:05 am
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The British government and senior opposition figures met Thursday to seek a new plan on how the country leaves the European Union, as Prime Minister Theresa May tried to limit divisions within her Conservative Party inflamed by her shift toward...
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