Queen Elizabeth II to admit 'bumpy' year in Christmas speech

The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. It was recorded before the queen's husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized in London as a precautionary measure. Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace before the speech show the queen admits difficulties during the course of the year. Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain […]

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U.K. Economy Fails to Grow Ahead of Brexit-Dominated Election

In this article Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast. The U.K. economy unexpectedly stagnated in October, marking three straight months without growth for the first time since 2009. Gross domestic product was unchanged following two consecutive months of decline, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday. Economists had forecast a 0.1% expansion. GDP rose just […]

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Worried, Scared and Paralyzed: Lives Caught in Brexit Limbo

Britain’s halting march toward Brexit has prompted two changes in prime minister, two general elections (including one on Thursday) and a paralysis in Parliament as the debate over leaving the European Union has overwhelmed everything else. But away from the political cut and thrust, Brexit has brought a new level of uncertainty for many of the people who go to […]

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