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M16: Britain facing ‘unprecedented’ terror threat

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain faces an “unprecedented” terror threat that will not subside until the Syrian civil war ends, the head of foreign intelligence service MI6 said Thursday. In a rare speech for an intelligence chief, Alex Younger said British authorities had foiled 12 terrorist plots since …

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UK experts give green light to ‘three-parent babies’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British scientists on Wednesday approved the use of so-called “three-parent baby” fertility treatments, paving the way for the country to become the first in the world to officially introduce the procedures. An independent panel of experts tasked with reviewing the safety of mitochondrial gene …

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Royal Bank of Scotland fails BoE stress test

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The Royal Bank of Scotland is the worst prepared among Britain’s lenders for another financial crisis, the Bank of England said Wednesday, forcing the state-rescued lender into a new capital-raising plan. The BoE, revealing its latest stress tests on Britain’s top seven banks, added …

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Britain mulls inviting Trump to meet queen

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Queen Elizabeth II could host Donald Trump within months of him becoming United States president, with the British government confirming Monday that it was considering a state visit next year. Royal officials said that the government was responsible for organising state visits, and a …

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Saree-clad May says post-Brexit opportunities in India

Bangalore, India | AFP |  British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there was a “world of opportunities” for post-Brexit Britain in India, as she donned a saree during a temple charm offensive in Bangalore. May said that Britain would not need to ease visa restrictions — a key demand …

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UK says Brexit timetable ‘unchanged’ despite shock ruling

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday told European leaders that her March deadline for triggering Brexit negotiations “remains unchanged” despite a court ruling that she first needs parliament’s approval. May told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the …

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