Stories tagged: great britain
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:44 a.m.
The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation’s prolonged political crisis, says he is …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, noon
Thousands of French police are setting up checkpoints and combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for the world leaders who are coming for the G-7 summit this weekend.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.
Tue., July 30, 2019
LONDON – Boris Johnson was jeered during his first trip as prime minister to Scotland on Monday. He didn’t get the warmest reception from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola …
Fri., July 12, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
The race to become Britain’s next leader has been dominated by Brexit, but disrupted by domestic drama and Donald Trump.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.
A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Baseball has deep roots in England even though it has never been as big as soccer or cricket. The arrival of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in …
Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Boris Johnson once said he had as much chance of becoming Britain’s prime minister as of finding Elvis on Mars. It was typical Johnson: a joke to deflect attention from …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 8:58 a.m.
The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over in a collision with another vehicle.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:51 p.m.
British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office – but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Even as he viciously attacks responsible news media, Trump has become the nation’s most dangerous purveyor of fake news.
Sat., July 8, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday that she’s looking forward to welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump to London, but both sides still are working to find a “suitable date.”
Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the close relationship between U.S. and British intelligence agencies would survive the strain of recent leaks as investigators seek to unravel a suspected …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
A rare second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found – in England.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …