Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Britain’s new pound coin enters circulation

Britain’s new £1 coin with the symbols of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland goes into circulation from Tuesday on the eve of the launch of a Brexit process that has put national unity in doubt. The 12-sided coin is

S. Africa’s Gordhan ordered home from London

Pravin Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to return to South Africa early on Tuesday after being ordered home from London by President Jacob Zuma, hours before a court hearing over the closure of accounts belonging to friends of the president.

Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers

Qatar Airways’ chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The US

From Syria to Detroit, we are all migrants, sings bluesman Bibb

Eric Bibb

“Migration Blues,” a new album from veteran bluesman Eric Bibb, uses the sounds of the American South to tell the tale of everyone from 1920s farmers fleeing the Dust Bowl for California to refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe in

London attacker ‘interested in extremism’ but no evidence of ISIS link

Khalid Masood

British police said on Monday they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on Britain’s parliament last week, had any association with ISIS or al-Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in militant extremism.

First warning signs appear for UK’s resilient economy

Britain’s economy has for months defied the cataclysmic predictions made by campaigners for staying in the EU ahead of last year’s referendum but its smooth run shows signs of hitting the skids. As Britain begins the delicate process of extracting

UK police still think Westminster attacker acted alone

British police investigating an assault on Parliament that claimed four victims and wounded dozens say they still believe the assailant acted alone. Police said late Saturday there is no information indicating that further attacks are planned. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil

No ‘Love Actually’ when Trump asked Emma for date

Emma Thompson

British actress Emma Thompson said President Donald Trump once called her out of the blue years ago and asked her for a date. The “Love Actually” star turned him down. Thompson told a Swedish television talk show that the bizarre

Tens of thousands in London protest Britain’s EU departure

Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march, which saw many people carrying bright blue EU flags, came just days before Britain is

UK push for trade with Turkey concerns lawmakers

Britain risks looking as though it has put defense and trade ties with Turkey ahead of human rights concerns as it pushes to secure a closer relationship with Ankara, a committee of lawmakers said on Saturday. The warning comes as

UK Parliament attacker’s birth name revealed as police arrest two more

British police said they had made two further significant arrests in the investigation into the attack on London’s parliament and gave the birth name of the man behind the assault as Adrian Russell Ajao. Britain’s top anti-terrorism officer, Mark Rowley,

Eight held in UK on suspicion of preparing ‘terrorist acts’

The eight people arrested following the attack outside the British parliament are being investigated “on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts,” police said Thursday. They also said that five people remained in critical condition and two more had life-threatening injuries

Utah man killed in London attack, wife badly injured

A Utah man was killed and his wife badly injured during Wednesday’s attack near Britain’s parliament in London, a relative and a spokesman from the couple’s church said on Thursday. Kurt Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe

We must unite after the Westminster attack

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle Nowhere else is a more iconic symbol of democratic life than the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, the oldest Parliament anywhere in the world. On Wednesday, it endured a cheap and cowardly assault that led to

British PM May says terrorists will be defeated as Daesh claim responsibility for attack near parliament

Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday terrorism would not prevail as she rallied the country to carry on with its everyday business and stick to British values in response to an attack on parliament. “At this time it is

Jubeir meets foreign ministers of Britain, Iraq, Italy during ISIS meet

Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir

On the sidelines of the Ministerial Conference of the International Coalition for the Eradication of ISIS currently being held in Washington, Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir on Wednesday held meetings severa foreign ministers to discuss terrorsim. The meetings were

London attacker ‘British-born’, known to security services

The man behind the London terror attack was born in Britain and had been investigated for violent extremism “some years ago” by the MI5 intelligence service, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. “The man was British born and… some

Five South Korean tourists among those injured in London attack

Five South Korean tourists were injured in a terror attack outside Britain’s parliament, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Thursday. The tourists – four women and a man in their 50s or 60s – were knocked to the ground by people trying

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