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Hate, Racist Attacks Spike in Britain in Wake of Brexit

By Jill Lawless | Oct 30
The support for leaving the EU was swelled by citizens who felt the presence of so many people from other EU countries was making Britain less "British" and making it harder for Britons to find jobs, housing, and medical care.

A Week After British Vote, Markets Take Stock

By Greg Keller | Jul 5
A week after Britain's shocking vote to leave the European Union, markets seem to have pushed the pause button.

British Expatriates Fear for Their Future After UK Vote

By Barry Hatton and Diego Torres | Jun 29
An estimated 1.2 million Britons live in other EU countries, many of them in France, Spain and Portugal, according to Britain's House of Commons library. But analysts reckon the true number could be at least double that.

Brexit Vote Hardly A Harbinger of U.S. Presidential Election

By Nicholas Riccardi and Bill Barrow | Jun 28
The politics behind the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union sound awfully familiar to the politics that have propelled Donald Trump to the Republican presidential nomination.

Crisis or Speed Bump? What UK Vote Means for Economy sectors

By David McHugh | Jun 27
Britain's vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to a world economy that is still struggling to reach full speed years after the global financial crisis.

Hong Kong’s British Consulate May Allow Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 12
Hong Kong’s government initially said it would not allow gay couples to marry in the city’s British consulates but that may now change.

Hong Kong Won’t Let Gay Couples Marry at British Consulate

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 9
Hong Kong’s government said this week it would not allow same-sex couples to marry in the city’s British consulate.

Gay Couples Can Marry in Russia, Other Countries in British Consulate

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 4
Same-sex marriages can now take place in the British consulates of 23 countries around the world, including nations where gay marriage isn’t legal, like Russia, Serbia, Hungary and Azerbaijan. The marriages, however, won’t be recognized under foreign law.

UK Gay Couples Get Right to Combine Coats of Arms

By Jill Lawless | May 9
Britain’s gay couples have taken a step forward - into the Middle Ages. Like blue-blooded families down the centuries, they can now have their own coats of arms.

Less Bangers, More Mash: 20% Rise in Brits Lesbian Encounters

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
A new survey reveals a twenty percent jump in the number of British women who are ’tipping the velvet’ with other ladies.

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