Stories tagged: Great Britain
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Rare copy of Declaration of Independence found – in England
A rare second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found – in England.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
UK leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand
In a shock announcement, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain’s …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
U.K. cost of living keeps rising due to Brexit impact
Britain says the consumer price inflation rate rose to 2.3 percent in February, from 1.8 percent the month before, as the pound’s drop since Britain’s vote to leave the European …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Obama, in podcast, appears to agree that Britain’s Labour Party has ‘disintegrated’
As his time as U.S. president comes to a close, Barack Obama has sparked an unlikely controversy across the pond – by appearing to agree that Labour, Britain’s left-wing opposition …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:56 a.m.
101-year-old British man convicted of child sex offenses
A 101-year-old man in Britain has been convicted of sexual offenses against children, becoming country’s oldest prison inmate.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
UK leader introduces official definition of anti-Semitism
British Prime Minister Theresa May introduced an official definition for anti-Semitism on Monday in hopes of curbing attacks against Jewish people.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Snapchat maker expands in London ahead of public offering
The maker of Snapchat is taking some of its biggest steps to expand outside the U.S.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
Britain’s pro-Brexit party picks new leader to replace Trump ally Nigel Farage
The British political party that helped carry the nation toward an exit from the European Union picked a former top deputy as its new leader Monday to replace the firebrand …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
London girl’s remains cryogenically preserved in Michigan
The remains of a 14-year-old London girl whose dying wish was to be cryogenically preserved with the hope of someday being brought back to life are being kept at the …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
British Prime Minister May acknowledges business warning over Brexit ‘cliff edge’
Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged calls from Britain’s main corporate lobby group to avoid a “cliff edge” in which Britain leaves the European Union before sealing a fresh trade deal, …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
U.K. rejects report that claims it has no Brexit plan
The British government on Tuesday strongly rejected claims in a leaked report that it is divided over leaving the European Union and has no coherent plan to extricate the U.K. …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
May says U.K. will champion free trade in changing world
Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will be a “global champion of free trade,” in a speech acknowledging that the election of Donald Trump and the U.K. vote to leave …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
UK court brings Brexit plans screeching to halt
LONDON – Britain’s High Court brought government plans for leaving the European Union to a screeching halt Thursday, ruling that the prime minister can’t trigger the U.K.’s exit from the …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Britain exploring national internet filter, official says
The head of Britain’s newly formed cybersecurity agency says authorities are exploring the creation of a national internet filter to block malicious software and rogue websites, a proposal that has …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK lawsuit over fees
MasterCard is being sued for 14 billion pounds ($18.6 billion) on behalf of British consumers for allegedly charging excessive fees on millions of transactions over a 16-year period.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Britain’s junior doctors suspend planned 5-day strike
Junior doctors in Britain have suspended plans for a five-day strike that had been set to begin next week.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Brexit chief says U.K. gov’t will not be rushed
The chief of Britain’s new Brexit department said Monday the government will not be rushed as it develops detailed plans for leaving the European Union, as Prime Minister Theresa May …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
British leaders make Brexit plans as talk grows of new vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May has firmly rejected the notion of a second referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union, insisting Wednesday that the U.K. wouldn’t attempt a …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Tugboats move into place to re-float oil rig in Scotland
Two tugboats have moved into place to re-float an oil rig that was blown onto a remote Scottish beach in a storm.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Chinese ambassador warns relations with UK at crossroads
China’s ambassador to Britain has warned relations are at a crossroads following the new government’s decision to delay a decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear project.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Bank of England mulls rate cut to cushion Brexit blow
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is already taking its toll on the British economy, raising speculation that the Bank of England will on Thursday decide to reduce its …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
Theresa May becomes Britain’s new leader as Cameron exits
In a carefully orchestrated political ballet, David Cameron left his job and his home at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, resigning as prime minister soon afterward at Buckingham Palace. Theresa …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Theresa May will be new UK leader after rival quits
Theresa May looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister Monday after her sole remaining rival, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, unexpectedly withdrew from the race to lead the Conservative Party.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Warnings of British economic downturn piling up
The warnings are piling up – Britain’s decision to leave the European Union appears to be already hitting the economy.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
‘Brexit’ raises fears of global currency wars
The quick rebound in global stocks last week following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was welcome relief to investors. Many surmised that markets were now looking past the …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 5:42 a.m.
UK’s Iraq War report could make grim reading for Tony Blair
Thirteen years after British troops marched into Iraq and seven years after they left a country that’s still mired in violence, a mammoth official report is about to address the …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
UK gov’t won’t offer guarantee to EU citizens
Britain’s immigration minister says he can’t guarantee that European Union citizens who live in the U.K. will be able to stay after the country leaves the bloc.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
UK left with power vacuum as UKIP leader latest to step down
The head of the U.K. Independence Party, Nigel Farage, resigned Monday as party leader, the latest British political chief to tumble amid the political turmoil following the country’s vote to …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Britain plans to cut corporation tax to hold onto business
Britain’s Treasury chief plans to cut U.K. corporation tax to less than 15 percent to encourage companies to invest and ease business concerns about the country’s vote to leave the …
Sat., July 2, 2016, midnight
Charles Krauthammer: Mighty kingdom or Little England?
Give the EU its due. Despite its comical faux-national paraphernalia of flag, anthem and useless parliament, it has championed and advanced a transnational idea that has helped curb the nationalist …