Stories tagged: Britain
Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
License to chill: MI6 tries to shed macho James Bond image
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.
British toddler at center of legal battle dies
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.
Britain’s new prince is named Louis Arthur Charles
The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Trump still mulling Syria strike; Russia assails gas photos
Russia and Britain exchanged sharp accusations Friday over the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. Navy was moving an additional Tomahawk missile-armed ship within striking range as …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Russia says alleged chemical attack in Syria staged by U.K.
The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, a bold charge that comes amid Moscow’s stern …
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
U.K. hospital says ex-Russian spy improves, no longer on ‘critical’ list
The former Russian spy who was left fighting for his life after exposure to a rare nerve agent is no longer in critical condition, a British health official said Friday, …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
U.K. watchdog assessing evidence from Cambridge Analytica raid
Britain’s information regulator said Saturday it was assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, part of an investigation into alleged misuse of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:21 a.m.
Britain’s EU partners agree to terms for post-Brexit ties
The European Union agreed on guidelines Friday that will govern negotiations on future relations and trade with Britain after Brexit, almost exactly a year before the country leaves the bloc.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
U.K. calls death of Russian businessman Glushkov a homicide
British police said Friday they have launched a murder investigation into the death of London-based Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after an autopsy revealed that he died from compression to the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack as gulf widens
The gulf between Russia and Britain widened on Friday as they cranked up pressure over a nerve agent attack and a suspected murder in Britain that have deepened Western worries …
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.”