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Scotland Plans New Independence Vote as May Readies Brexit

The risks to Britain of its vote to leave the EU were laid bare on Monday when Scotland's nationalist government announced a new independence vote, pre-empting this week's expected start of the Brexit process.

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UK Announces £2.5M Investment in Lebanon's Knowledge Economy

British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter on Tuesday announced £2.5 million ($3.2 million) towards a new International Research Center (IRC) in Lebanon, the British Embassy said in a statement.

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Brexit Bill Set to Clear Major Parliamentary Hurdle

MPs look set to approve a bill on Wednesday empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start Brexit negotiations, in a major step towards Britain leaving the European Union.

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Twinning Declared between ISF and Police Service of Northern Ireland

Within the framework of the £13million Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2016 between the British embassy in Beirut and Lebanon's Ministry of Interior, a twinning ceremony was held Tuesday at the Internal Security Forces’ headquarters between the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Lebanese Internal Security Forces.

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UK Parliament Must Approve Start of Brexit Talks

The British government must win parliament's approval before starting talks to leave the EU, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, in a landmark judgement that also said regional lawmakers had no say.

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Britain Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

Britain called on Monday for an immediate ceasefire in Aleppo, saying a humanitarian catastrophe threatened the Syrian city.

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UK PM Tells EU Brexit Timetable 'Unchanged' despite Shock Ruling

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.

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Britsh PM Seeks to Unite First Ministers over Brexit Plans

British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday meet the first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in London, where she will face calls for each region to vote on the government's Brexit plans. 

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British Inflation Surges as Weak Pound Starts to Bite

British annual inflation surged to a near two-year high of 1.0 percent in September, official data showed Tuesday, as a tumbling pound raised prices of imported goods and attracted tourists.

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UK to Start EU Exit Process before End of March

Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain would start the formal process for leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017.

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