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  • Boris Johnson Feb 29

    British Leader Boris Johnson, Girlfriend Expecting Baby

    The patter of tiny feet is coming to Downing Street

  • European Union Jan 7

    May Urges UK Lawmakers: Give Me More Time to Get Brexit Deal

    With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “no later than Feb. 27.” The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on...

  • European Union Dec 9, 2019

    May Urges UK Lawmakers: Give Me More Time to Get Brexit Deal

    With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “no later than Feb. 27.” The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on...

  • BOSTON Dec 5, 2019

    May Urges UK Lawmakers: Give Me More Time to Get Brexit Deal

    With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “no later than Feb. 27.” The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on...

  • European Union Feb 10, 2019

    May Urges UK Lawmakers: Give Me More Time to Get Brexit Deal

    With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “no later than Feb. 27.” The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on...

  • European Union Feb 10, 2019

    May Urges UK Lawmakers: Give Me More Time to Get Brexit Deal

    With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “no later than Feb. 27.” The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on...

  • United Kingdom Nov 2, 2019

    UK Halts Fracking Ahead of Election; Some Want Permanent Ban

    The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the action an election stunt and demanded a permanent ban. The government said the decision was based on a finding by the Oil and Gas Authority that it is...

  • United Kingdom Oct 7, 2019

    EU Demands UK Face Brexit ‘Realism;’ Johnson Scrambles

    Britain and the European Union appeared to be poles apart Monday on a potential Brexit deal, with the Dutch government urging the British government to offer “more realism and clarity,” and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting that the bloc must soften its stance. Last week the British government sent the EU what it called a “reasonable compromise” that will...

  • airline Sep 24, 2019

    Effort to Bring Home Stranded Thomas Cook Travelers Underway

    The British government has flown home the first 14,500 people stranded by the collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook, and is expected to ramp up the repatriation effort to get all the 150,000 U.K.-based customers home in two weeks. The Civil Aviation Authority said Tuesday the first batch of people were flown back after Thomas Cook ceased all operations Monday,...

  • The Associated Press Sep 23, 2019

    Travel Chaos, Jobs Lost as UK Firm Thomas Cook Collapses

    Families stranded, honeymoons and vacations canceled, thousands of workers laid off: The sudden collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook and its network of airlines and hotels sowed chaos for hundreds of thousands of travelers and businesses around the world Monday. Brought down by a variety of factors, including crushing debts and online competition, the 178-year-old travel agency that helped...

  • actress Aug 22, 2019

    Daughter’s Sleep Training Influenced Keira Knightley’s Latest Role

    Keira Knightley’s edginess while playing a real-life Iraq War whistle-blower in the political thriller “Official Secrets” wasn’t all an act. The decision to sleep train her 3-year-old daughter during filming meant she wasn’t faking it when it came to the emotional side of the role. “I felt very on edge, but for different reasons. So I used it all,” Knightley...

  • Trump administration Jul 11, 2019

    Britain Says Iranian Vessels Tried to Block Ship in Gulf

    The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British commercial ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have...

  • Donald Trump Jul 8, 2019

    Leaked Documents Show UK’s Top Diplomat to US Was Critical of Trump

    The British government has launched an investigation into the source of leaked diplomatic cables that reveal Kim Darroch, Britain’s ambassador to the Unites States, described President Donald Trump’s administration as “inept” and “dysfunctional” “Insecure” while slamming the commander in chief as “insecure.”

  • DIRECTOR Mar 9, 2019

    UK Official Criticized After Baby of ISIS Teen Dies in Syria

    British Home Secretary Sajid Javid faced criticism Saturday after the death of a U.K. teenager’s baby in a Syrian camp. Shamima Begum, who had left London as a 15-year-old in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, had pleaded with British authorities before her baby was born to let her return to Britain to raise the child. But Javid revoked...

  • European Union Feb 27, 2019

    UK Lawmakers Vote to Hold Prime Minister to Brexit Promises

    Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union on schedule next month, amid signs that her promise to give Parliament a vote on delaying Brexit was boosting support for her unpopular EU divorce deal. May has bowed to pressure from within her Conservative government and given Parliament the chance to delay Britain’s scheduled March 29...

  • European Union Feb 20, 2019

    Brexit Talks ‘Constructive’ as New Centrist Group Grows

    After the resignations of three of her party’s lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the European Union with both she and the EU’s chief deeming their meeting “constructive” Wednesday. No breakthrough was announced from the dinner meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels between May and...

  • European Union Feb 11, 2019

    Brexit Unease Sees UK Economy Takes a Turn for the Worse

    The British economy has not had a worse year since the global financial crisis and Brexit uncertainty is clearly to blame. The government even admits it. Official figures released Monday showed that a lack of clarity over Brexit weighed on businesses throughout 2018 and kept a lid on their investments. For 2018 as a whole, the economy grew by 1.4...

  • European Union Feb 10, 2019

    May Urges UK Lawmakers: Give Me More Time to Get Brexit Deal

    With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “no later than Feb. 27.” The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on...

  • Donald Trump Feb 6, 2019

    NATO Announces Summit in London in December

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his counterparts from the military alliance at a summit in London in December. Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the leaders will “address the security challenges we face now and in the future, and to ensure that NATO continues to adapt in order to keep its population of almost one...

  • European Union Jan 17, 2019

    May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track After No-Confidence Win

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. European Union countries are also debating on how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament has rejected May’s Brexit deal with the bloc and with the March 29 exit date looming....

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