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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain could safely raise the limit for tremors at gas fracking sites to three times their current level, two seismologists said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Cuadrilla’s Preston Road fracking site is seen near Blackpool, Britain, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo Fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire, northwest England
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LONDON (Reuters) – Complaints about payday lenders in Britain have rocketed as concerns about the solvency of firms and lax lending practices in the sector persist, a UK financial watchdog said on Tuesday. Pedestrians pass by a lending shop in northeast London October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett Payday lending, where often vulnerable people borrow small
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FILE PHOTO: A Barclays bank building is seen at Canary Wharf in London, Britain, October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British bank Barclays (BARC.L) has warned nearly 300 staff they could face redundancy or relocation from its Millshaw Court call centre in Leeds, northern England, following unspecified “changes to its business”. The
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LONDON (Reuters) – British ministers were given a security briefing by the head of the domestic intelligence agency, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday. “He set out the threat picture facing the United Kingdom and progress made since 2017 to further enhance our counter terrorism capabilities,” the spokesman said. “He said this included
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FILE PHOTO: European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas attends a press conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Poland’s proposal to limit to five years the Irish backstop arrangement in the agreement with Britain on its withdrawal from the European Union is not the position
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FILE PHOTO: Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, pauses as he gives a speech days after he called a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, in Hastings, Britain, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving
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German Justice Minister Katarina Barley attends a fraction meeting in Berlin, Germany October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi BERLIN (Reuters) – German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Tuesday she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to break a deadlock over Brexit and called on Britain to hold a second referendum. May on
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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini talks to Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz during a European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Poland’s foreign minister said on Monday he had proposed limiting the Irish backstop to five years in order to unblock the Brexit deadlock but
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