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Brexit Must Be Stopped to Prevent Severe Economic Harm to UK: Former PM Blair

There’s a chance Britain won’t leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is “necessary” to avoid severe economic damage. In an article published by Blair’s Institute for Global Change, he wrote that …

Grenfell Tower Insurer, Protector Forsikring, Raises Claims Estimate to $65M

The insurer of London’s Grenfell Tower, where at least 80 people died in a devastating fire, raised its estimate for property and liability insurance claims to 50 million pounds ($65 million) on Friday [July 7]. British police have said the …

UK Aims to Build Market to Insure Developing Nations Against Natural Disasters

The UK will attempt to build a market for insuring countries against natural disaster, with the goal of providing more stable funding for relief from famines and floods. Prime Minister Theresa May will announce the move at the Group of …

Brexit Critics Now Emboldened to Block Prime Minister’s Plans for ‘Hard Brexit’

When she called a snap election in April, Theresa May said she needed voters’ backing to silence rivals in Parliament who were trying to frustrate her plans for Brexit. Instead, the British prime minister’s electoral humiliation seven weeks later weakened …

London Blaze-Tower Built with Cladding Used Across England

About 600 high-rise apartment blocks in England have been fitted with cladding similar to that used on the London tower in which 79 people died in a devastating fire last week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said. Tests are being …

‘Complicated’ Brexit Talks Begin with Questions Over What Britain Wants

Almost a year since Britons voted to leave the European Union, Brexit talks finally began on Monday amid confusion over what exactly the U.K. government wants from the divorce. What U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis describes as the “most complicated …

Prime Minister May: ‘People Deserve Answers’ on London Tower Blaze

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-story apartment block killing at least 17 people, as the government faced questions about how such a devastating blaze could have occurred. Smoke …

Update: U.K. Voters Reject Prime Minister May’s Vision of ‘Hard Brexit’

Prime Minister Theresa May will plow ahead with her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union even as her electoral defeat raised questions over whether she will have to soften her approach or even if she will last the …

UK Prime Minister May Seeks Early Election to End Brexit Divisions

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she will seek an early election on June 8, in an unexpected gamble aimed at strengthening her hand going into talks on leaving the European Union. The surprise statement came less than a month …

Update: UK Begins 2 Years of Complex Talks to Exit European Union

Prime Minister Theresa May set the U.K. on course for leaving the European Union in two years’ time, a divorce that will redefine the country’s relationship with its largest trading partner and end decades of deepening political integration on the …