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London retakes crown as Europe's biggest stock trading hub

Jul 2, 2021
The change will likely build momentum for the U.K. as it builds a post-Brexit strategy for strengthening its financial services.
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Uber to give U.K. drivers minimum wage, retirement plan and more

Uber's regional general manager said payment for these added benefits won't come from higher fees for passengers.
In this photo illustration, a closeup of an Uber app is seen on an iPhone on Feb. 19, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales.
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U.K. top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling

Feb 19, 2021
Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday.
An Uber sticker on a car during a protest by ride-share drivers in 2020. How ride-share and other gig workers are classified remains controversial.
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Eurostar rail service, hit by pandemic, appeals for help from U.K.

Feb 3, 2021
The company has called on the U.K. to join in a bailout, even though it sold its stake in Eurostar in 2015.
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Simmering tensions over EU vaccine distribution threaten to boil over

Jan 27, 2021
The 27-nation bloc is battling with manufacturers over its spot in the priority list for receiving COVID vaccines.
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Britain cuts foreign aid to help pay the cost of COVID-19

Jan 11, 2021
The decision to reduce overseas aid during the nation's economic contraction has provoked outrage, but it has also drawn support .
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak sits beside Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a  meeting in July. Sunak supported reducing the U.K.'s foreign aid budget by the equivalent of $600 billion.
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Is this the end of the road for the internal combustion engine in the U.K.?

Dec 2, 2020
The nation banned the sale of new fossil-fueled cars starting in 2030. Enthusiasts, and the public, are not sure the electric revolution will be complete by then.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses in an electric taxi. His government has accelerated its plan to move the country to electric transportation.
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U.K. is first to green light Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 2, 2020
Fifty U.K. hospitals are on standby to administer vaccine shots, which will be available by next week.
U.K. regulators were the first in the world to approve the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech for widespread use.
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The economic power of royal fashion

Nov 17, 2020
In this book excerpt, veteran style journalist Elizabeth Holmes writes about how Meghan Markle used fashion to respond to media criticism.
The royal family celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday in 2016. Color is an essential part of Queen Elizabeth II's wardrobe, writes Elizabeth Holmes.
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London’s street performers face a crackdown

Nov 9, 2020
A local authority is proposing to curb street entertainment in the British capital. Performers say a vital visitor attraction — and historic part of London's culture — could be destroyed.
Folk singer David Fisher.
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