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December 21, 2018 5:54 PM London's Gatwick Airport Shut Down Again Due to "Suspected Drone Sighting"

(LONDON) — An airport spokeswoman says flights at London’s Gatwick Airport have been suspended again because of a “suspected drone sighting.” The shutdown came roughly 11 hours after flights had resumed Friday morning at Britain’s second-busiest airport. British Police and transport officials had said that extra security measures had been put in place 77

December 21, 2018 10:36 AM BBC says it complies with Russian regulations after new checks

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC said on Friday it worked in full compliance with Russia’s laws and regulations to deliver independent news after the country’s media regulator said it would carry out checks on the British broadcaster in an escalation of tensions. Russia’s media regulator said it would carry out checks to determine if the BBC World News channel 95

December 20, 2018 10:00 PM Cuba's tourism inched up in 2018 on cruise ship arrivals

HAVANA (Reuters) - Tourism to Cuba inched up to a new record this year, government officials said on Thursday, although the gain was largely due to greater arrivals on cruise ships, which analysts say contribute less than regular travelers to the island nation’s economy. A boom in tourism to the Caribbean’s largest island over the last few years has helped 88

December 20, 2018 6:01 PM UK's Transport Secretary lifts night-flying restriction at other airports: Sky News

(Reuters) - UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said he would temporarily lift night-flying restrictions at other airports in Britain, Sky News reported on Thursday. Grayling said the move was to ease congestion caused by aircraft diverted from Gatwick Airport, according to a Sky News tweet. Drones flying near London’s Gatwick airport grounded flights 70

December 20, 2018 7:16 AM Britain can still hold a second Brexit referendum

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain can still hold a second Brexit referendum, France’s European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Thursday. “The door remains open, but it will be up to them to choose, not us,” Loiseau told French TV station CNews. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is among those leading calls for a second Brexit referendum as Prime Minister 108

December 19, 2018 11:16 PM Ireland unveils 'stark' contingency plans for no-deal Brexit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland on Wednesday disclosed its first major set of contingency plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal, including possible emergency measures to avoid any shortages of medicines and food. Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney described the plans as “stark”, but said his government was not yet making 90

December 19, 2018 10:05 PM In response to Trump, Britain says Islamic State remains a threat

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday that Islamic State remained a threat even though it held no territory, commenting after U.S. President Donald Trump said the militant group had been defeated in Syria. “Much remains to be done and we must not lose sight of the threat they pose. Even without territory, Daesh (Islamic State) will remain a threat 92

December 18, 2018 11:28 AM British Airways to resume Pakistan flights after a decade

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - British Airways will resume flights to Pakistan next year after a 10-year absence that followed a major hotel bombing, becoming the first Western airline to restart flights to the South Asian nation. BA halted flights following one of the most high-profile attacks in Pakistan’s history, the 2008 Marriott Hotel bombing in the capital 115

December 15, 2018 4:57 PM Jamieson edges ahead at Alfred Dunhill Championship

MALELANE, South Africa (Reuters) - Britain’s Scott Jamieson came through a turbulent back nine that included an eagle and a double bogey to card a 68 for a one-shot lead after the third round of the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday. The Scot also sank three birdies on his way back to the clubhouse as he edged ahead of American 99

December 14, 2018 12:45 PM Britons will have to pay 7 euros for visa-free travel to EU after Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British travelers will have to pay 7 euros ($7.91) for a three year pre-travel authorization to visit the European Union after Brexit, provided London seals a divorce agreement with the bloc. The EU is readying a new electronic visa waiver system by 2021 to beef up security. The bloc’s executive proposed to exempt Britain from visas 90