Pound slides after UK inflation sticks at one-year low – business live

Pound slides after UK inflation sticks at one-year low – business live

4.49am EDT04:49 Pound hits 10-month low The pound has hit its lowest level in 10 months, as traders react to this morning’s unexpectedly weak inflation data. Sterling has dropped to $1.3011, its weakest level since September 2017. The City is calculating that an August interest rate rise is now less likely, as there is less […]

Leo Varadkar: 'no cause for panic' on UK backstop position

Leo Varadkar: 'no cause for panic' on UK backstop position

The UK’s stance on the customs backstop is no cause for panic, the taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar has said. Monday’s vote in the House of Commons ensured there would be no customs border down the Irish Sea. It effectively rendered the EU’s backstop vision unlawful. The DUP supported the Commons move on a […]

Putin rejects UK's 'ungrounded accusations' over novichok poisoning

Putin rejects UK's 'ungrounded accusations' over novichok poisoning

Vladimir Putin has accused Britain of making baseless allegations against Russia over the former Soviet spy and three other people poisoned, one fatally, with the novichok nerve agent in Salisbury. Asked in a Fox News interview about the British government’s assertion that Moscow was behind the novichok attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal, Putin […]

UK could lose track of thousands of EU migrants after Brexit, warns report

UK could lose track of thousands of EU migrants after Brexit, warns report

The UK could lose track of tens of thousands of EU migrants as they lose their right to remain in the UK after Brexit, according to a new report.  It warned that unless the Government develops a way of measuring the number of EU nationals who have received “settled status”, those who never apply could fall […]

Scotland chosen as site for UK's first spaceport to open by early 2020s

Scotland chosen as site for UK's first spaceport to open by early 2020s

A peninsula on Scotland‘s north coast has been chosen for the site of the UK’s first spaceport. Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from the A’Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland which the UK Space Agency said would pave the way for space flights. The agency said the site, between Tongue and Durness, was chosen as […]

Trump tees off again before leaving UK

Trump tees off again before leaving UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US president was back out on the golf course on Sunday morning Donald Trump is playing a final round of golf at his Turnberry golf course after spending a second night in Scotland. The US president will leave the UK later ahead of a summit with Russian President […]

Trump is getting free advertising for his golf course out of his UK trip

Trump is getting free advertising for his golf course out of his UK trip

President Donald Trump is taking advantage of the down time between his visit with UK Prime Minister Theresa May and his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin to spend some time at — and get some free advertising for — his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland. He’s touted the property, which has yet to […]

What can we take from President Trump's UK visit?

What can we take from President Trump's UK visit?

Image copyright Reuters This is how it works in Trump world. The US president arrives at a party, causes a fuss, breaks some crockery, and leaves everyone stunned. Then as the dust settles, he declares what a good time he has had, how it’s all been a great success, while offering a few words of […]

Huge protests in London as Donald Trump visits, meets Queen Elizabeth II

Huge protests in London as Donald Trump visits, meets Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON — Hordes of demonstrators converged in central London on Friday, intent on mocking U.S. President Donald Trump on his only full day of business with British leaders on what has been dubbed a “working visit” to the United Kingdom. The visual cornerstone of the anti-Trump protests on Friday — which include several organized marches […]

Trump in the UK: The rules around aerial protests

Trump in the UK: The rules around aerial protests

Image copyright PA There has been much discussion about whether protesters should be allowed to fly an inflatable depicting Donald Trump as a baby, over Parliament Square. Some people say it is a legitimate protest against a US President with controversial policies, while others argue it is disrespectful to a democratically-elected ally of the UK […]

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