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Migrant enroute to UK dies in channel tunnel

A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through

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Yemen's ex-president in rare talks with UAE, US, UK

Representatives of Yemen's ex-leader Ali Abdullah Saleh have held rare meetings with diplomats from his adversaries the United States, United Arab Emirates and Britain, a member of his party said on Thursday. Diplomats and Yem

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Iran ‘must stop meddling’ in Bahrain’s internal affairs

Iran should refrain from meddling in Bahrain’s internal affairs following the signing of a key nuclear deal, said British Ambassador Iain Lindsay. The outgoing diplomat said the UK was aware of the concerns raised by GCC sta

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UK ‘helping spur Bahrain reforms’

Bahrain has received significant reform assistance from the UK in the last three years, revealed a top diplomat. The comprehensive programme covered several fields including human rights, which outgoing British Ambassador Iain Lin

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UK export credit agency to review Iran’s creditworthiness

Britain's export credit agency is planning to review Iran's creditworthiness, it said on Thursday, one of the first steps to normalising trade between the two countries after this week's nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran.

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Tata Steel may cut up to 720 jobs in Britain

Tata Steel, Britain's largest steelmaker, may cut up to 720 UK jobs in a revamp of its speciality and bar business, which has been hit by cheap imports and high energy costs, it said on Thursday. Most of the jobs at risk are a

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Missiles fall off UK warplane during landing

Two missiles fell off a British warplane as it was landing at the Royal Air Base in Cyprus on Wednesday, a base spokesman said. RAF Akrotiri is being used in operations against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but spokesman Kristi

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London Heathrow issues delay warning due to protests

London's Heathrow Airport said flights would be delayed on Monday after a group of activists gained access to its northern runway to stage a protest against the possible expansion of Britain's biggest airport. Heathrow was selec

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Siemens wins UK wind power plant order

Siemens has clinched a major order from Dong Energy to construct an offshore wind power plant with a capacity of 580 MW in Britain. As per the deal, Siemens will supply, erect and commission 91 of its 6MW direct drive wind turbine

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Goodyear to shut down UK plant to cut costs

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, a leading tire maker in the United States, said it would shut down its Wolverhampton, England manufacturing plant and transfer production to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to cut costs. Go

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