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Pilots charged for drinking before flight

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Two American pilots were charged on Monday with being under the influence of alcohol at a Scottish airport as they prepared to fly a passenger plane to the United States. Paul Brady Grebenc, 35, and Carlos Roberto Licona, 45, were released on bail and …

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Britain flexes sporting ‘superpower’ muscle

The British government and lottery fund has spent hundreds of millions of pounds on sporting success in the past two decades. And it has paid off. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Twenty years after a stinging Olympic failure, Britain has risen from the ashes to become a sporting “superpower” …

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Theresa May takes charge, Boris Johnson foreign minister

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Theresa May was to spend her first full day as prime minister fleshing out her government on Thursday, after taking office pledging a fresh start as Britain heads towards the EU exit door. May has rung the changes in appointing her first six ministers, …

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In Thatcher’s footsteps: Theresa May

In Thatcher’s footsteps: Theresa May, Britain’s Brexit PM London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s prime minister in waiting Theresa May is a pragmatist who has emerged from the chaos of the Brexit referendum unscarred, portraying herself as the one who will lead the country out of the EU. The …

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From Grexit to Brexit: Eurosceptics claim their -exit

Paris, FRANCE | AFP | It started with “Grexit” — the long trumpeted but never realised axing of Greece from the European Union. It was then reborn as “Brexit” as Britain started down the — this time voluntary — path of leaving the bloc. The “-exit” formulation was coined by …

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Trump hails Brexit vote on visit to Scotland

Turnberry, United Kingdom | AFP | Donald Trump hailed Britain’s vote to leave the EU as “fantastic” shortly after arriving in Scotland on Friday for his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “I think it’s a great thing. I think it’s a fantastic thing,” he told …

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Britain votes to leave EU, BBC reports

BREAKING NEWS Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent, the BBC reported on Friday, after nearly all the results had been counted. With 374 out of 382 regional results declared, there were 16.8 million votes for “Leave” and 15.7 million for “Remain”, making …

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