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‘Don’t get Brexited’, UK campaigners tell US voters

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Campaigners in London sent a rallying cry to Americans on Thursday to get out and vote in the forthcoming presidential election and avoid getting “Brexited”. Dressed in hard hats and high-visibility vests to symbolise danger, activists gathered outside the British parliament to issue a …

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Britain could hold second EU vote, says ex-PM Blair

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s former prime minister Tony Blair said Friday there was nothing preventing a second Brexit referendum and warned that the break-up would be “very, very tough” as European leaders were in an unforgiving mood. He called on fellow “Remain” supporters to “mobilise and to …

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Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Paul Beatty has became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel “The Sellout”, which the novelist said should not be read as a “mono-directional” take on race. The jury behind the world’s most prestigious English-language literary award said …

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Man Booker Prize celebrates daring authors

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Six authors are vying for the Man Booker Prize, the world’s most prestigious English-language literary award to be announced Tuesday, in a shortlist celebrated for taking risks and tackling tough subjects. The winner will be announced at a glitzy event in London after judges …

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Security raised on London Tube after arrest

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Security has been stepped up on the London Underground network, police said Saturday, following the arrest of a 19-year-old man after a suspicious item was discovered on a Tube train. “The public will see more officers, including armed police, in and around transport hubs,” …

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UK’s Independent back in profit after going web-only

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Independent newspaper said Thursday it had returned to profit for the first time in more than 20 years, after ditching its print edition and going exclusively online. The left-leaning paper published its final print edition in March, the latest shake-up for the British …

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George Best film opens up football’s flawed genius

London, United Kingdom | AFP | George Best’s prodigious rise to football superstardom and plunge into alcoholic self-destruction is laid bare in a new documentary film that focuses on the character behind the tragic tale. “George Best: All By Himself”, which has its world premiere at the London Film Festival …

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London’s Tower Bridge closes until New Year

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London’s iconic Tower Bridge closed to vehicles for three months on Saturday for its first major maintenance works in nearly half a century. The 122-year-old drawbridge by the Tower of London — whose roadway leaves are lifted to allow tall ships on the River …

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