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Britain has a new tennis star: Meet Cameron Norrie

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It's been quite the few months for British tennis -- you've met Emma Raducanu, now get ready for Cameron Norrie. The 26-year-old became Britain's first ever Indian Wells champion with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Geor...

UAE invests $14 billion in Britain as it tries to look beyond oil

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London (CNN Business)The United Arab Emirates will pour £10 billion ($ 13.8 billion) into the United Kingdom over the next five years, as the Gulf state seeks to diversify its economy beyond fossil fuels. The UK Off...

Britain was a world leader in travel. Not anymore

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London (CNN Business)Britain's strict Covid-19 testing requirements for overseas visitors and Brits wishing to holiday abroad had a "devastating impact" on the UK travel industry this summer, causing it to fall behin...

The hard reality of Brexit is hitting Britain. It’s costing everyone but Boris Johnson

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London (CNN Business)From one end of the supply chain to the other, the UK's food producers have endured a summer of trouble. "The cold stores didn't have enough space to hold our crops, so we had to throw away a we...

Royal Navy warships leave Britain for landmark Pacific deployment

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Hong Kong Two Royal Navy patrol ships left the United Kingdom on Tuesday for a five-year deployment that will see them act as "the eyes and ears" of Britain from the west coast of Africa, to the west coast of the Uni...

Britain Olympian Hector Pardoe thought his eye fell out after taking elbow to face during race

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Pardoe said after dropping out of the race he thought he had lost an eye. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "I got an elbow in the eye — I'm not sure who it was — on the last lap. My goggle snapped off and I...

Britain Olympian Katarina Johnson-Thompson suffers injury during heptathlon, waves off assistance to finish

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Johnson-Thompson injured her right calf muscle and fell during the 200-meter segment of the seven-event competition. Medical personnel tried to help her into a wheelchair but she refused. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS C...

Britain Olympian Ben Whittaker despondent over Tokyo finish: ‘You don’t win silver, you lose gold’

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Whittaker was criticized for not putting the silver medal around his neck after the bout Wednesday but explained to BBC Sport he didn’t come to the Olympics to finish in second place. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVER...

Britain women’s soccer team will take a knee at Olympics

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The players have been performing the anti-racism stance with their separate teams over the last year and the IOC relaxed its rules this month to allow Olympic athletes to make such gestures of protest in the field of...

Britain has a big education problem. Lawmakers from Boris Johnson’s party are trying to make it about ‘White privilege’

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London Lawmakers from the UK's governing Conservative party are being accused of weaponizing inequalities in the country's education system to stoke a culture war. The House of Commons education committee published a...

Shackled skeleton tells grim story of slavery in Roman Britain

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London Archeologists working in central England have found a shackled skeleton which, they say, provides physical evidence that slavery was practiced in Roman Britain. The adult male was buried in a ditch with iron f...

Piers Morgan says ITV brass want him back on ‘Good Morning Britain’ after exit over Meghan Markle comments

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"They reached out — there have been approaches," Morgan, 56, claimed to the Sun on Friday, adding, "Never say never." The show has reportedly hit a ratings lull in the months since the outspoken editor-at-large exite...

Pfizer COVID vaccine effective against India variant: Britain health body

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India has suffered an increasingly difficult crisis in recent months, hitting a global high in daily coronavirus deaths with 4,529 on Wednesday.  With several variants appearing within the country, health officials i...

Tony Blair has a mullet now, and it’s disturbing Britain

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London Few former world leaders have had their legacy debated as fiercely as Tony Blair. And now, it appears the longtime UK prime minister has animated Britons again, debuting an astonishing lockdown haircut that h...

Britain is sending a huge naval force through some of the most tense waters in Asia

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Hong Kong The largest naval flotilla assembled by Britain in recent years will set sail in May on a months' long voyage through the Pacific, the country's Defense Ministry said Monday. "When our Carrier Strike Group ...

A political scandal is swirling in Britain. But Boris Johnson is unlikely to drain the swamp

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London Much of Donald Trump's success early in his political career came from his promises to "drain the swamp" of Washington DC. The former US president was referring to the enormous power held by wealthy lobbying g...

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