William James

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12 Jul 2018 | 5:49 AM

UK welcomes Trump-Putin meeting, says it must address Russian 'malign activity'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Wednesday welcome a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, but say that it must be used to cut the risk of confrontation and address Russian "malign activity".

5 Jul 2018 | 5:31 PM

Donald Trump's visit puts Britain's Brexit dependence on show

LONDON (Reuters) - When Donald Trump visits Britain next week, Prime Minister Theresa May will have to face a harsh reality: Brexit makes Britain more dependent than ever on an alliance with the most unpredictable U.S. president in living memory.

9 Jun 2018 | 5:38 PM

UK steps into G7 trade dispute, warns of tit-for-tat dangers

LA MALBAIE, Canada (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday warned both U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Union of the dangers of entering a tit-for-tat trade war over tariffs, urging both sides to instead focus on China's excess steel production.

8 Jun 2018 | 6:09 AM

No formal meeting between Trump and May at G7 - UK official

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BAGOTVILLE, Quebec (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a formal bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 summit, but she will have meetings with each of the other leaders attending the summit, May's officials said on Thursday.

8 Jun 2018 | 5:51 AM

May to argue for 'freer and fairer' trade at G7 meeting

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal for freer and fairer trade and launch a defence of the rules-based international system at this week's meeting of G7 leaders set to be dominated by the bitter row over U.S. metals tariffs.

15 May 2018 | 9:27 PM

May warns Turkey's Erdogan not to lose sight of democratic values

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan not to go too far in his crackdown on those believed to be behind a failed 2016 coup attempt, speaking after a meeting in London marked by human rights protests.

26 Apr 2018 | 1:49 PM

Britain pumps cash into artificial intelligence before Brexit

Britain announced a £1bil joint investment in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry to capitalise on what the government sees as a competitive advantage in the sector as it prepares for life after Brexit.

"It's evident that Britain is a place that people want to come to for AI," Clark (pic) said. — Reuters
20 Apr 2018 | 8:37 PM

Britain wants Zimbabwe back in the Commonwealth, but eyes July election

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it would strongly support Zimbabwe's re-entry to the Commonwealth and praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for impressive progress since Robert Mugabe was toppled in a military coup.

18 Apr 2018 | 8:46 PM

Indian Prime Minister Modi confronted by angry protests in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday, demonstrating over a rising tide of sexual violence at home, including two particularly brutal rapes.

12 Apr 2018 | 7:11 PM

PM May summons ministers to discuss possible military action in Syria

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her senior ministers to a special cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss joining the United States and France in possible military action against Syria after a suspected poison gas attack on civilians.