LONDON British police arrested a 19-year old man on Friday at an airport in northern England in connection with a suicide bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 people after a pop concert in May. “He was arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act and remains in custody,” Greater Manchester Police said
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The state of Virginia executed a man on Thursday convicted of the 2006 killings of a security guard and a sheriff’s deputy, despite claims that he was mentally ill and questions over whether the execution drugs would work as planned. William Morva, 35, was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m. EDT, Virginia Department of Corrections spokeswoman
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PARIS British Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Friday there were no obstacles to replicating the current smooth trading agreements between Britain and the EU after Brexit, unless “politics got in the way of good economics”. Fox’s comments came a day after the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said London’s “red lines” for a
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By Andy Bruce and Jonathan Cable | LONDON LONDON Britain’s economy has struggled to gain momentum after a slow start to 2017, according to data published on Friday which raised questions about the chances of the Bank of England raising interest rates this year. Output by British factories and the construction sector unexpectedly shrank in
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LONDON Bethanie Mattek-Sands was undergoing tests on Friday to assess the extent of the knee injury that left her screaming in agony on court during her second round match on day four of the Wimbledon championships. The American was playing Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on Court 17 on Thursday when she appeared to slip as she
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LONDON Britain’s energy market regulator Ofgem has launched an investigation into British Gas’ switching terms, it said on Thursday. The inquiry will examine whether Centrica-owned (CNA.L) British Gas breached licence conditions relating to its obligations to domestic customers who switch to another supplier. The inquiry comes after consumer affairs website Moneysaving Expert raised concerns about
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CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland Talks aimed at ending the four-decade Cyprus conflict have closed without reaching an agreement, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres told a news conference on Friday after a stormy final session of talks that ran into the early hours. “I’m very sorry to tell you that despite the very strong commitment and engagement
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