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LONDON | Work on UK nuclear power plant halted over financing impasse

LONDON—Jan 17, 2019—Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain was suspended after the developer, Japan‘s Hitachi, said Thursday it had been unable to agree on financing with the U.K. government. Hitachi said Thursday that it was halting work already underway on the Horizon Project, located in Wylfa, on the Welsh island of … Continue reading LONDON | Work on UK nuclear power plant halted over financing impasse

LONDON | The Latest: Brits in Finland urged to get living permit

LONDON —Jan 16, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila is urging all British citizens living the Nordic country to immediately register at Finland’s immigration service to make sure they receive a living permit in case of no-deal Brexit. Sipila told Finnish news agency STT Wednesday that the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Brits in Finland urged to get living permit

LONDON | The Latest: EU sends UK warm words but no new Brexit offer

LONDON — Jan 14, 2019— The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The British government has published a letter from European Union leaders that it hopes will ease U.K. lawmakers’ worries over the Brexit agreement between Britain and the bloc. The letter to Prime Minister Theresa May from European Council President Donald Tusk … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU sends UK warm words but no new Brexit offer

LONDON | UK to tighten laws on sale of puppies and kittens

LONDON — The British government has decided to ban third-party sales of puppies and kittens to improve animal welfare. Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said Sunday the ban “is part of our commitment to make sure the nation’s much-loved pets get the right start in life.” The decision follows a public consultation that found widespread … Continue reading LONDON | UK to tighten laws on sale of puppies and kittens

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Britain also accuses China of cyberespionage

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Chinese cyberespionage (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The British government has accused China of conducting a “widespread and significant” campaign of cyberespionage against the U.K. and its allies. The Foreign Office says a group known as APT 10, acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, carried out … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Britain also accuses China of cyberespionage

LONDON | 100 days to Brexit: EU, UK act to cushion no-deal chaos

LONDON — The European Union marked 100 days until Brexit on Wednesday by triggering an action plan to ensure planes can still fly and money can still flow between Britain and the bloc in the increasingly likely event that the U.K. leaves the EU without a divorce deal. The British government, struggling to break a … Continue reading LONDON | 100 days to Brexit: EU, UK act to cushion no-deal chaos

LONDON | UK to unveil post-Brexit immigration plan amid business fear

LONDON — The British government is publishing long-awaited plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of European Union citizens to the U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the proposals to be published Wednesday set out a “skills-based immigration system built around the talent and expertise people can bring, rather than where … Continue reading LONDON | UK to unveil post-Brexit immigration plan amid business fear