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New British 20-Pound Note Featuring Artist Turner Enters Circulation

A new British banknote featuring a self-portrait by the 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner entered circulation on Thursday. The 20-pound note is the third to be made of durable polymer material rather than paper, following the launch of new five-pound and 10-pound notes in 2016 and 2017. “Moving the 20-pound note to polymer marks a major... Continue Reading →

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Queen Elizabeth II Approves Government’s Brexit Bill

Queen Elizabeth II gave her formal assent Thursday for Britain to end its decades-long involvement in the European Union and seek a more independent but uncertain future at the end of the month. The head of the state’s ceremonial approval of the withdrawal legislation allows Britain to leave its closest neighbors and trading partners after... Continue Reading →

UK Parliament Approves Historic Brexit Deal

Britain’s parliament finally approved Brexit on Thursday, allowing it to become the first country to leave the European Union later this month, ending years of arguments that toppled two governments and splintered society. The House of Commons erupted in cheers after MPs ratified Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s divorce deal with Brussels by 330 votes to... Continue Reading →

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