UK Says Russia 'Highly Likely' Behind Agent Poisoning
2018-03-13 03:53:14 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it “highly likely” that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday.
Novichok refers to a class of nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union near the ...
UK troops to remove contaminated objects from where russians were poisoned
2018-03-09 19:37:40 UTC
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain deployed specialist troops on Friday to remove potentially contaminated objects from the English city where a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent.
Sergei Skripal, 66, who passed Russian secrets to Britain, and his...
Poison attack: Britain will respond if Moscow role proved
2018-03-08 18:59:13 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will respond appropriately if evidence shows Moscow sponsored a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, in the highest-level warning of action to date.
Former double agent Sergei Skripa...
Russian ex-agent & his daughter poisoned with nerve agent
2018-03-07 21:34:21 UTC
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London’s ties with Moscow.
Sergei Skripal, once a colonel in Russia...
US cable provider 'Comcast' offers $31 billion for 'Sky'
2018-02-27 08:46:42 UTC
LONDON - Comcast Corp, the biggest cable operator in the United States, offered to pay $31 billion to buy Sky, the European pay-TV group that has agreed to be sold to Rupert Murdoch's Fox.
Comcast, which owns NBC and Universal Pictures, said it was offering 12.50 pounds per share, significantl...
Police: UK faces significant threat from far-right terrorism
2018-02-27 01:16:50 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year.
“The right-wing terrorist threat is more signif...
Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday.
Merkel struck an upb...
U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January
2018-02-14 18:37:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, with a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest gain in a year, strengthening expectations the Federal Reserve will have to quicken the pace of interest rate increases this year.
The fairly strong inflat...
Dow Jones falls again, sending investors into a panicked frenzy
2018-02-08 17:53:50 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks turned lower in early trading on Thursday, with investors still on edge as volatility in financial markets persisted following the worst declines in more than two-and-a-half years earlier in the week.
Wall Street ran out of steam on Wednesday after an early surge as inv...
Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London.
At the end of December, former Labour minister Andrew Adonis resigned fr...
British government forecast predicts UK will suffer in every Brexit scenario
2018-01-30 18:34:42 UTC
A confidential report prepared for the British government and leaked on Monday suggests all UK industries will be hurt by leaving the European Union, Buzzfeed News reported.
The findings are the latest embarrassment for British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, which has faced renewed c...
Queen Elizabeth II Seeks to Reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe
2018-01-23 02:41:44 UTC
LONDON — The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, is seeking to reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe and is pinning hopes on the latter rejoining the Commonwealth.
There are indications Zimbabwe and Britain will soon engage in high-level diplomatic engagements in Harare and London with the la...
Far-Right Leader Farage 'Handed Data to Assange' to Favor Trump
2018-01-19 20:44:53 UTC
Nigel Farage ‘handed data to Julian Assange during a secret meeting at the embassy where WikiLeaks boss is hiding.’
Private investigator tells House panel Farage gave thumb drive to Assange, who officials view as a conduit for the Russian government.
The former Ukip boss allegedly held a se...
Pope Francis on Immigration: There is no Christian joy when doors are closed
2018-01-18 18:27:58 UTC
IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been “watered down” by poverty, injustice and exploitation.
Francis, whose defense of migrants and refugees has been a key theme of his nea...
Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian Teen Activist Remain in Custody
2018-01-18 01:59:52 UTC
An Israeli court has ruled to keep a prominent Palestinian teen activist and her mother in custody until the end of their trial.
Ahed Tamimi, 16, was detained last month during an overnight raid on her home in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh after a video of the teen slapping an...
Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies Suddenly at 46
2018-01-15 21:36:39 UTC
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O‘Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said.
The Irish group, which combined indie guitar with O‘Riordan’s distinctive Irish lilt and yoddle, sh...
Scotland Sees 'Golden' Chance to Stay in European Single Market
2018-01-14 08:31:04 UTC
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday there was a “golden opportunity” to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties with the EU.
Sturgeon, whose nationalist SNP runs ...
Nobel peace laureate Ebadi urges sanctions against Mullahs
2018-01-04 21:12:12 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi urged the United States and international community to support nationwide protests in Iran with political sanctions and not economic measures that could hit the general population.
The protests, which began over economic hardships su...
Trump Plans to Withhold US Aid to Palestinians
2018-01-03 06:24:52 UTC
US President Donald Trump has tweeted the US may withhold aid money to the Palestinian Authority because it is "no longer willing to talk peace." The US move comes after recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Trump said that Washington gives Palestinians “HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS...
'Nervous' Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for BBC
2017-12-17 17:51:01 UTC
LONDON — Kensington Palace announced Sunday that the former U.S. president Barack Obama was a guest of Prince Harry ’s for a special edition of Radio 4’s Today program, which will air on Dec . 27. The two spoke about their common focus of building leaders for the next generation as well as Obama’...
Zimbabwe May Recoup Millions of Dollars in Diamonds Kept in Britain
2017-12-10 21:43:02 UTC
President Emmerson Mnangagwa could recoup millions of dollars in diamond proceeds that were siphoned to London if he mends Zimbabwe’s relations with Britain.
Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Mnangagwa would spearhead the mending of political relations with the regional and international...
EU's Juncker on Brexit talks - We have made the breakthrough we needed
2017-12-08 07:29:33 UTC
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Britain and the EU have made "sufficient progress" on a Brexit divorce deal, paving the way for the two sides to move onto the next phase of negotiations, EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker...
Trump Publicly Rebukes Theresa May, a Key US Ally Leader
2017-11-30 05:11:35 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on Islamic terrorism after she criticized his right-wing tweets. It is unusual for a US president to publicly rebuke the leader of a key ally.
The public broadside against the United States' closest ally came in ...
EU handed May a 10-day deadline to improve UK's Brexit offer
2017-11-24 18:34:21 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day deadline to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit.
Without a deal next month, time will be very tight to agree arrangemen...
Germany Replaces US as Country with Best International Image
2017-11-17 03:56:39 UTC
Germany has replaced the US as the country with the best "brand image," according to a new study of 50 countries released Thursday.
The Nation Brands Index survey, carried out by German-based market research firm GfK and the British political consultant Simon Anholt, measured public opinion ar...