• European Union Oct 27, 2019

    Chess Move: UK Parties Suggest Dec. 9 Vote in Brexit Gambit

    Two British opposition parties on Sunday proposed an even earlier election date than Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered, trying to force his government to delay a final decision on its European Union divorce deal. The chess move by the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party reflects the volatile political landscape now in Britain. The ruling Conservatives desperately want a...

  • DRIVER Oct 24, 2019

    39 Truck Death Victims Believed to Be Chinese: Police

    All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens, British police confirmed Thursday as they investigated one of the country’s deadliest cases of people smuggling. The Essex Police force said 31 men and eight women were found dead in the truck early Wednesday at an industrial park in Grays, a town 25...

  • China Oct 23, 2019

    39 People Found Dead in Truck in England

    Essex police have a man in custody after 39 people were found dead in the back of a truck in Southeastern England on Wednesday.

  • European Union Oct 23, 2019

    Brexit in Limbo: Boris Johnson Wins 1 Vote, Loses Another

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won one vote and lost another in Parliament on Tuesday, a result that inches him closer to his goal of leading Britain out of the European Union — but effectively guarantees it won’t happen on the scheduled date of Oct. 31. The good news for the prime minister was that lawmakers — for the first...

  • Israel Sep 29, 2019

    UK's Johnson Denies Any Wrongdoing in Ties With US Tech Exec

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied wrongdoing Sunday over his links to an American businesswoman who allegedly received money and favorable treatment because of their friendship during his time as mayor of London. Asked during a BBC interview about his ties to tech entrepreneur and model Jennifer Arcuri, Johnson sought to suggest that political motivations were behind the decision Friday...

  • Associated Press Sep 4, 2019

    ‘Sit Up, Man!' British Politician Criticized for Slouching

    British conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of Commons, was criticized for stretching out across a bench as lawmakers discussed a vote allowing them to take control and introduce a bill that would seek to prevent a “no deal” Brexit.

  • Associated Press Sep 5, 2019

    Johnson's Brexit Plans in Crisis After 3rd Defeat in 2 Days

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain’s Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. But Parliament delivered Johnson his third defeat in two days and turned down a motion triggering a vote....

  • Donald Trump Aug 25, 2019

    Johnson Acknowledges Touch and Go Prospects for Brexit Deal

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Sunday that the prospect of a Brexit deal was “touch and go,” as other European Union capitals grasp the problems Britain has with the withdrawal agreement. Speaking on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit, Johnson said that in the last few days, following visits to France and Germany, it has dawned on...

  • JUDGE Jul 31, 2019

    Dubai Ruler's Wife Seeks Forced Marriage Protection Order for Their Children

    The estranged wife of Dubai’s ruler applied for protective orders in a British court Tuesday using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse, while the sheikh’s lawyers requested that their two children be quickly returned to Dubai. Princess Haya, 45, asked for a forced marriage protection order and a non-molestation order during a British High Court...

  • head Jul 29, 2019

    Johnson Presses EU to Give Way Amid No-Deal Brexit Warnings

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc lifts its refusal to reopen the existing divorce deal. Johnson is trying to pressure the EU to give ground by intensifying preparations for the U.K. to leave in three months...

  • Prince Jun 25, 2019

    Prince Harry, Meghan's Home Renovations Cost Taxpayers $3M

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s home was renovated with 2.4 million pounds ($3.06 million) of taxpayers’ money, royal accounts revealed Tuesday. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s residence near Windsor Castle, called Frogmore Cottage, underwent major work to turn five properties back into a single home for the couple and their baby son Archie. Fixtures, fittings and furnishings at...

  • France Jun 8, 2019

    Pomp, Parade Marks Queen Elizabeth II's Official Birthday

    Queen Elizabeth II marked her official birthday Saturday with the annual Trooping the Color parade, a traditional display of British pageantry at its very best. About 1,400 soldiers in ceremonial scarlet coats and bearskin hats marched past the queen in a ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in Westminster. Royals taking part included Prince Charles, Prince William and his wife Kate,...

  • Facebook Apr 9, 2019

    Facebook, Google Face Widening Crackdown Over Online Content

    Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that could fine executives and even ban companies. And a European Union parliamentary committee approved a bill giving...

  • Associated Press Apr 8, 2019

    Theresa May Woos UK Opponents and EU Leaders Over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May wooed domestic political opponents and European leaders Monday as she sought to break Britain’s Brexit impasse and secure a delay to the country’s departure from the European Union. May’s Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party were clinging to hope of finding a compromise Brexit deal, two days before EU leaders decide whether to grant...

  • Chairman Apr 2, 2019

    UK to Seek Further Brexit Delay, Try to Break Logjam, Prime Minister Says

    With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay and hold talks with the opposition to seek a compromise. May made the announcement after the EU’s chief negotiator warned that a disruptive and costly Brexit was likely unless Britain...

  • LEADER Mar 29, 2019

    UK Faces New Brexit Crisis After Lawmakers Reject May's Deal

    British lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s Brexit deal for a third time, leaving the U.K. facing the stark prospect of a chaotic departure from the European Union in just two weeks, with political leaders in turmoil and the country ill-prepared for the shock. It’s either that, or a long delay to the country’s exit from the EU. The alternatives...

  • European Union Mar 27, 2019

    UK Leader May Says She'll Step Down If Brexit Deal OK'd

    British Prime Minister Theresa May offered up her job in exchange for her Brexit deal Wednesday, telling colleagues she would quit within weeks if the agreement was passed and Britain left the European Union. May’s dramatic concession that “there is a desire for a new approach – and new leadership” was a last-ditch effort to bring enough reluctant colleagues on...

  • European Union Mar 26, 2019

    UK Lawmakers Seize Brexit Agenda in Bid to Break Deadlock

    British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May’s foundering government Monday, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. The move came after May conceded that Parliament would defeat her twice-rejected divorce deal with the EU again if she...

  • JUDGE Mar 14, 2019

    British Ex-Soldier to Be Charged in Bloody Sunday Killings

    A former British soldier will be charged in the slayings of two civil rights protesters 47 years ago on Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland. The ex-paratrooper, identified as “Soldier F,” will face prosecution for the killings of James Wray and William McKinney and the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn,...

  • Business Feb 26, 2019

    UK Leader Puts Future of Brexit in Parliament's Hands

    Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and chaotic Brexit. Bowing to pressure from within her own government to avert a damaging “no-deal” Brexit, May told legislators...

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