Stories tagged: Britain
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
KFC restaurants in the UK have a problem. They don’t have chicken.
Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Bank of England lays out post-Brexit hopes for EU banks
The Bank of England laid out its hope Wednesday that European banks would continue to operate in Britain after Brexit in much the same way as they do now.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
UK Parliament to have final say on Brexit deal
British lawmakers delivered a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans Wednesday by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European Union.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Britain’s top diplomat raises detainee’s case in Iran talks
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised the case of a detained dual national on Sunday when he met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a two-day trip to Tehran.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in Iran
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran on Saturday, where he is was expected to discuss the fate of detained dual nationals, including a woman serving a five-year prison …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Doubts grow over U.K. government’s preparation for Brexit
The U.K. government acknowledged Wednesday that it has made no detailed assessment of the economic impact of leaving the European Union, as its lack of preparation for a momentous break …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Britain PM courts key Arab ally, amid Trump anti-Muslim row
Britain is making a “new, ambitious and optimistic offer” of closer security and economic ties with Arab allies, the country’s prime minister said Thursday, the last day of a Mideast …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
EU official: Progress toward breakthrough in Brexit talks
A European Union official said Tuesday night that EU and British negotiators were making progress toward a breakthrough in Brexit talks amid media reports that a tentative deal on a …
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.