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September 4, 2016 2:14 AM The Latest: May says no 2nd Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May says there will be "no second referendum" in the U.K. on exiting the European Union. She says the U.K. will be leaving the EU. May is meeting with President Barack Obama in China. She says the U.K. plans to continue pursuing an aggressive trade relationship with the U.S. despite the decision to leave the EU. May and Obama 38

September 4, 2016 2:13 AM The Latest: BRICS leaders reaffirm alliance at G-20 summit

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa held an informal meeting to reaffirm their loose alliance known as the BRICS group of emerging market powerhouses. In opening remarks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the bloc should grow alongside the Group of 20, which holds its summit Sunday afternoon in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou 19

September 4, 2016 2:13 AM China Willing to Maintain 'Hard-won Sound' Ties With India: Xi Jinping

Hangzhou: China is willing to work with India to maintain their "hard-won sound" ties and further boost bilateral cooperation, President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday as the two leaders held talks amid differences over a raft of issues. "China is willing to work with India to maintain their hard-won sound relations and further 18

September 4, 2016 12:10 AM Meetings with G20 colleagues planned at Theresa May's first major summit as PM

Prime Minister Theresa May is making her debut on the global stage with a series of face-to-face meetings with world leaders at the G20 summit in China. Mrs May's first top international gathering as PM sees her holding bilateral meetings with US president Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Sunday. The Prime Minister hopes to use the summit 18

September 3, 2016 11:22 PM Theresa May warns of 'difficult times ahead' for UK economy

There sa May has warned the UK economy faces "difficult times ahead" despite better than expected figures following the Brexit vote. The Prime Minister said it would not be "plain sailing" even though economic data has not been as bad as was feared before the European Union referendum in June. Speaking as she travelled to the G20 summit in China, Mrs May said the UK would 17

September 3, 2016 11:06 PM May says general election will be in 2020

Theresa May is on her way to her first G20 summit. But she has still sat down for the traditional start of term interview with Andrew Marr. Reading the transcript of it, it looks like a classic Theresa May interview: with very little given away. She avoided answering Marr’s questions on whether she would like to see more grammar schools and refused to say whether 13

September 3, 2016 11:06 PM Theresa May rules out snap general election and warns of 'difficult times'

“And I think if you look at some of the results that are now coming out of polling in Scotland, they suggest that the Scottish people don't want there to be a second referendum." A YouGov poll last week found only 37 per cent of Scots adults wanted indyref2 before Brexit, and 46 per cent would vote Yes next time. Despite a raft of recent positive indicators 13

September 3, 2016 11:05 PM Prime Minister Theresa May Rules Out General Election Before 2020

In her first major interview since taking office, Prime Minister Theresa May rules out calling a fresh election prior to 2020. It comes after speculation Theresa May would take advantage of her poll lead over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to try and bolster her fragile majority in the House of Commons. However, in her first major interview since taking 14

September 3, 2016 7:01 PM Rocky start to Obama's China trip, beginning with the stairs

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — If President Barack Obama was hoping for a graceful start to his final trip to Asia as commander in chief, this wasn't it. A confrontation between a White House aide and a Chinese official, and other diplomatic dust-ups were out in the open from the moment Air Force One landed in Hangzhou, site of an economic summit. The first 28

September 3, 2016 5:46 PM Fears Chinese spies will seduce British officials with 'honey trap' as May heads to G20 summit

Government officials have been warned of 'honey traps' as Theresa May heads to the G20 summit. The Prime Minister's team will be on their guard as they travel to Hangzhou in China for the conference, with concerns there could be a repeat of the tactic used by Chinese spies during Gordon Brown's visit to the country in 2008. Officials have been given 14