Stories tagged: Britain
Mon., June 17, 2019
Candidates who hope to become Britain’s next prime minister have accused current front runner Boris Johnson of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised …
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Facebook is opening an engineering center in London that will build tech tools aimed at keeping harmful content off its site.
Sun., June 2, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
President Donald Trump is heading back to Europe, where on previous visits he has strained historic friendships and even insulted his hosts.
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, expanding its reach into food retailing.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as …
Sun., May 5, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Jessica Anderson trained for the London marathon with a goal: she wanted to be the fastest female to complete the race dressed as a nurse. Breaking the Guinness World Record …
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Social media 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 …
Wed., April 3, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Britain’s Brexit drama went into overtime Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May and the country’s main opposition sought a compromise deal to prevent an abrupt British departure from the European …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:33 p.m.
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 …
Sun., March 24, 2019
Anti-Brexit protesters have flooded into London by the hundreds of thousands, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:57 a.m.
Seven British lawmakers have quit the main opposition Labour over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism, in the biggest shakeup in years to Britain’s main political parties
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:42 a.m.
Three European countries working to preserve a deal that was meant to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon have established a new system so their companies can continue trading …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Businesses in Britain and the European Union need to prepare for the possibility the U.K. will leave the bloc in March without an exit deal, senior British and EU officials …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Jaguar Land Rover said Thursday it will cut 4,500 jobs as the carmaker addresses slowing demand in China and growing uncertainty about the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.
Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 3 p.m.
Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and searching a house for clues about the “terror-related” stabbings of three people at a train station on New …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
A newly discovered note in the U.K.’s National Archives shows Queen Elizabeth II let government officials know she would welcome a replacement for the Royal Yacht Britannia once it was …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 12:57 p.m.
Britain could consider a “Norway-plus” deal with the European Union if British Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers’ approval next week for her unpopular Brexit deal, a senior …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
A report says the Spice Girls are about to give fans what they really, really want: a reunion.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
The chances of Britain and the European Union striking a Brexit deal on their divorce are rising, one of the bloc’s leaders said, amid reports the two sides are moving …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Barrick Gold has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6.1 billion in stock to create the world’s largest gold miner, worth a combined $18 billion.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Modern technology means your face is both your identity and a commodity – but as an exhibition going on display in London shows, that technology is far from perfect.
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
British authorities said Wednesday they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Last year, Shreyas Royal became world’s youngest chess “candidate master.” Worldwide, he’s ranked fourth for his age group, and English Chess Federation officials have called him “the greatest British chess …
Sat., June 30, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Britain’s National Health Service has proposed cutting back on operations including breast reductions and anti-snoring treatments as part of plans to save money and reduce “unnecessary or risky procedures.”
Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
Britain’s MI6 intelligence service has made its first-ever television ad, aiming to banish macho James Bond-style imagery and attract more women and ethnic-minority recruits.
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:27 p.m.
Alfie Evans, the sick British toddler whose parents won support from Pope Francis during a protracted legal battle over his treatment, died early Saturday. He was 23 months old.
Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced Friday.