Britain

Anti Brexit campaigner Steve Bray walks on the beach to pose for a photograph during the Labour Party Conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.
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AP News
September 23, 2019 - 10:01 am
In a decision with wide-ranging political ramifications, Britain's Supreme Court plans to give its verdict Tuesday on the legality of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament.
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A Thomas Cook plane on the tarmac at Gatwick Airport in Sussex, England Monday Sept. 23, 2019.
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AP News
September 23, 2019 - 6:59 am
British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed early Monday after failing to secure emergency funding, leaving tens of thousands of vacationers stranded abroad. The British government said the return of the 178-year-old firm's 150,000 British customers now in vacation spots across the globe would be...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center, speaks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, after a meeting in Luxembourg, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 11:45 am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides gave starkly different assessments of how far apart they are.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the NLV Pharos, a lighthouse tender moored on the river Thames, to mark London International Shipping Week in London, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.
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AP News
September 12, 2019 - 10:17 am
The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for suspending...
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Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a damaged vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
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AP News
September 05, 2019 - 7:53 am
A Taliban suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack this week that underscored Afghan government warnings that a preliminary U.S.-Taliban deal on ending America's longest war was moving...
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Airport delays
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CNN
August 28, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Joe Minihane (CNN) — The prospect of Britain crashing chaotically out of the European Union seems increasingly likely as time goes on. Such a scenario could turn the travel plans of millions of people into a misery of delays, cancellations and bureaucratic nightmares. Travelers seeking to head...
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The European Union's political director Helga Schmid and Iran's deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, center from left, wait for a bilateral meeting as part of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 28, 2019.
AP
July 28, 2019 - 1:21 pm
By Kiyoko Metzler VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats from Iran and five world powers recommitted Sunday to salvaging a major nuclear deal amid mounting tensions between the West and Tehran since the U.S. withdrew from the accord and reimposed sanctions. Representatives of Iran, Germany, France, Britain, China...
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Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks after being announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
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July 23, 2019 - 7:12 am
By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union...
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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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