Stories tagged: Britain
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Brexit talks resume amid warnings that time is running out
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned Britain again that time is running out to reach an agreement, as officials from the two sides met Thursday for an abbreviated round …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Palestinians protest Balfour Declaration on centenary
Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest across the West Bank on Thursday marking a century since the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Century-old declaration hardens Israeli-Palestinian rift
Israelis celebrate it. Palestinians despise it. The Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel, turns 100 this week, with events in …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Divorce bill deadlock: EU laments progress on Brexit
Brexit talks have hit a deadlock on the key issue of Britain’s exit bill in the divorce, the European Union’s chief negotiator said Thursday, adding that the slow-moving talks won’t …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Froma Harrop: Single-payer isn’t the only alternative
Health care is just as much a right for citizens using the multi-payer systems of France, Germany and the Netherlands as it is for Canadians under single-payer.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
UK ‘bitterly disappointed’ as U.S. trade ruling threatens jobs
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday she was “bitterly disappointed” with the U.S. government’s decision to slap duties of almost 220 percent on Bombardier’s C series aircraft, which threatens …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
London police release 3 men in subway attack; 1 still held
British police have released all but one of the seven suspects they arrested over the recent attack on a London subway train.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
British police charge 18-year-old over London subway bombing
British police on Friday charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder and causing an explosion over last week’s bomb attack on the London subway.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Leaders to tech firms at U.N.: Remove terror posts in 2 hours
The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
2 of 6 arrested over London subway bomb freed without charge
Two of the six men arrested over last week’s London subway bombing were released without charge Thursday, British police said. Four others remained in custody.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Police: Third arrest made in London subway attack
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Motorists trapped as suspicious object shuts main U.K. highway
Hundreds of motorists were stuck for hours on one of Britain’s main highways after it was closed Tuesday due to a “suspicious object.”
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Suspect arrested in London subway ‘bucket bomb’ attack revealed by British media
British media reported the first details of two men arrested in connection with a crude – but potentially deadly – bomb that detonated in the London subway last week, injuring …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
French, British officials view Irma’s damage, vow island aid
French and British officials promised to beef up emergency and long-term aid to their countries’ stricken Caribbean territories after seeing firsthand the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Stonehenge tunnel gets OK; diverted to ease druid dismay
British authorities on Tuesday approved plans for a contentious and long-delayed road tunnel under the site of Stonehenge – but altered its route so it won’t impede views of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
U.K. lawmakers back key Brexit bill, but fight still looms
Britain’s minister for leaving the European Union says Brexit will descend into chaos if lawmakers don’t approve a bill designed to lay the legislative groundwork for the country’s EU exit.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
British government facing battle to pass key Brexit bill
With 18 months until Britain is due to leave the European Union, the U.K. government warned lawmakers on Thursday that it would be “reckless” to oppose a key piece of …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Brexit talks end in acrimony amid stalemate over bill
Brexit talks ended in stalemate, with both sides deadlocked over the divorce bill and tensions spilling over as the European Union’s negotiator mocked Prime Minister Theresa May.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Japan unimpressed with May’s Brexit but ‘too polite’ to say so
Theresa May got a taste of Japanese restraint and formality during a tea ceremony with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What might be lost in translation is how unimpressed a key …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Scores treated after mystery ‘chemical haze’ hits Britain’s coast
A mysterious chemical haze that left scores of people on the English coast with streaming eyes, sore throats and breathing problems has dissipated, but its cause remains a mystery, police …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Britain looking to push Brexit talks with E.U. onto trade
The European Union and Britain started a third round of Brexit negotiations on Monday with EU negotiator Michel Barnier testily berating the British government for what he perceives as a …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Edinburgh Zoo says panda Tian Tian thought to be pregnant
Edinburgh Zoo says the only female giant panda in Britain is believed to be pregnant.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Britain seeks smooth rules to resolve legal disputes after Brexit
Britain says rules governing judicial cooperation with the European Union should stay much as they are now after Brexit to prevent international business disputes and divorce battles from becoming longer …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
British firm billed U.S. for cars, pay to ‘significant others’
A British company hired to train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for high-end cars, including Porsches and an Aston Martin, and paid the “significant others” of the firm’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Prince Philip, 96, bids adieu with final solo official duty
For over 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside Britain’s longest-serving monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Man accused of using fake British passport for 20 years
An Oregon man is accused of using a fake Great Britain passport for close to 20 years.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3 p.m.
Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040
Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Baby Charlie Gard’s parents ask court to let them take him home to die
A lawyer for the parents of Charlie Gard told a judge Tuesday their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die
The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed that …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
UK girl left in tears after she’s fined for selling lemonade
A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade.