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Theresa May: Britain committed to defence of Europe

The UK is unconditionally committed to the defence and security of Europe, Prime Minister Theresa May will say. Mrs May is in the Estonian capital Tallinn for an informal meeting of European Union leaders. She will visit 800 British soldiers who have been based in Tapa since April as part of a Nato battlegroup with French and Estonian troops while in Estonia. Mrs May will also attend the Tallinn digital summit, where she will call for greater co-operation on cyber threats. She will be joined French President Emmanuel Macron and ...

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Expats really don't want to live in Brexit Britain

European cities fed up with tourists Britain is not a great place for expats to live. The U.K. has tumbled in a ranking of top destinations for expats following the June 2016 vote for Brexit. It now ranks 35th out of 46 countries in the annual HSBC survey. “Few countries have seen the kind of rapid change in expat perceptions that the U.K. has experienced since 2016, probably as a result of the decision to leave the European Union,” said HSBC researchers, who analyzed responses from 27,500 expats. HSBC said ...

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World Championships 2017: Great Britain win relay silver & bronze

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s 4×400 metres women won a brilliant silver and the GB men bronze as the host nation finished the World Championships on a high. Behind a superlative US performance for gold, the British quartet of Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen, Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond made it seven world medals in seven championships as they held off Poland. A few minutes later Matthew Hudson-Smith, Dwayne Cowan, Rabah Yousif and Martyn Rooney ran a superb race to take the British medal tally to six, ...

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Great Britain claim world 4x100m world gold as Usain Bolt pulls up in final race

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final ever race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet storming to a silver of their own it felt like a generational shift as the stadium came alive just ...

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Bolt injured in final race; Britain wins 4×100

6:13 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. In what was expected to be the last competitive race of his career, Usain Bolt pulled up with an apparent left leg injury during the anchor leg of the men’s 4×100-meter final on Saturday. AP Photo/Matthias Schrader Having to make up lots of ...

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Brexit Britain has too many jobs and not enough workers

The headaches of negotiating Brexit Britain is running out of workers. Employers have plenty of jobs to fill but potential hires are in short supply, according to a new report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The number of open permanent jobs grew at the fastest rate in 27 months in July. Meanwhile, the availability of both permanent and temporary workers fell sharply. It’s a trend that could accelerate ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union. “The parts of the economy most reliant on European workers are under ...

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Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player fails drugs test

Wimbledon on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Coverage: Follow on BBC TV, BBC Radio and online with further coverage across Red Button, Connected TVs and BBC Sport website. British number three Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April. The 27-year-old, who has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, learned of the failed test earlier this week and said he had “let a lot of people down”. “I made a mistake and I must face up to ...

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Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May clash over post-Brexit Britain

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have set out competing visions of what they want for Britain after it has left the EU, with a week to go until polling day. Mrs May said she wanted a “stronger, fairer and even more prosperous” country – and Mr Corbyn was “simply not up to the job” of delivering it. The Labour leader claimed she would create a “low-wage, offshore tax haven” and a “toxic” mood in Brexit talks. The Lib Dems said the PM’s “hard Brexit” plan would harm the economy. SNP ...

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Brexit Britain is still creating jobs. How long can that last?

TransferWise CEO worries about Trump and Brexit The trickle of jobs leaving Brexit Britain has yet to turn into a flood. Several big financial services firms have announced they will move about 9,000 jobs out of the country in order to safeguard their business once the U.K. leaves the European Union. That is not yet showing up in employment data. The jobless rate was just 4.6% in the three months to March 31, according to data published Wednesday. But experts say there could be a much larger exodus of jobs ...

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First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution

Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid says. The energy provider said Friday’s lack of coal usage was a “watershed” moment. Britain’s longest continuous energy period without coal until now was 19 hours – first achieved last May, and again on Thursday. The government plans to phase out Britain’s last plants by 2025 in order to cut carbon emissions. Friday is thought to be the first time the nation has not used coal to generate ...

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