London attacker 'Adrian Russel' converted to Islam and was a criminal
2017-03-24 09:02:50 UTC
By Michael Holden |
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND — The London attacker Khalid Masood had been born Adrian Russel, was a criminal and has converted to Islam.
Before he killed at least four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligen...
BREXIT: Merkel Doesn't Fear More Countries Could Leave EU
2017-03-24 01:42:31 UTC
Berlin — Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce.
Prime Minister Theresa May will next Wednesday launch a...
Latest updates and video from the UK parliament attack in London
2017-03-23 03:10:28 UTC
UK parliament attack: Four people killed and 20 injured.
By Toby Melville |
LONDON — Five people were killed and at least 40 injured in London after a car plowed into pedestrians. An attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament, in what police called a terrorist inciden...
BREXIT: Goldman Sachs moving hundreds of London jobs to EU
2017-03-21 15:34:42 UTC
By Anjuli Davies | LONDON
Goldman Sachs will begin moving hundreds of people out of London before any Brexit deal is struck as part of its contingency plans for Britain leaving the European Union, the Wall Street firm's Europe CEO said.
"We are going to start to execute on those contingency p...
Northern Ireland: Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness dies aged 66
2017-03-21 14:43:05 UTC
By Ian Graham | BELFAST
<h3>Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died aged 66.</h3>Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland's 30-year conflict, died on Tu...
Google apologizes for ads alongside offensive videos on YouTube
2017-03-20 19:20:23 UTC
By Esha Vaish and Kate Holton
Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) and HSBC (HSBA.L) pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites.
The British government has susp...
Countdown: Brits facing an uncertain future without the EU
2017-03-12 22:43:33 UTC
By William James |
LONDON — Britain is drawing up contingency plans for the unlikely event it has to walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday.
Prime Minister Theresa May is set to begin exit talks by the end of the mont...
EU ready to respond within 48 hours to UK's Brexit note
2017-03-11 08:01:06 UTC
The European Union will be ready to respond within 48 hours to Britain's notification that it plans to leave the 28-nation bloc, the chairman of EU leaders, Donald Tusk, said on Friday.
Britain has said it will submit its formal notification to exit the EU by the end of March following last su...
Scotland considers to hold independence vote in autumn 2018
2017-03-09 10:24:55 UTC
Scotland considers to hold independence vote in autumn 2018.
By Elisabeth O'Leary | EDINBURGH
Scotland could hold an independence referendum in autumn 2018, just months before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC.
Ahead of Brexit, all eyes on Frankfurt
2017-03-01 09:45:36 UTC
By Huw Jones |
LONDON — The European Union could be left with no exchange big enough to compete with U.S. rivals and no trading link into Britain if it allows the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) and Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) merger to die.
Although the Anglo-German tie-up is awaiting formal...
Brexit could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum
2017-03-01 08:33:46 UTC
By Kate Holton |
LONDON — The "sheer intransigence" of the British government over Brexit could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum, the head of the devolved Scottish government said on Tuesday.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, elected leader in 2014 after an unsuccessful refe...
Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit
2017-02-17 20:21:45 UTC
Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit.
By William James |
LONDON - Former British prime minister Tony Blair issued a battle cry against a so-called 'hard Brexit' on Friday, calling on voters, businesses and campaigners to "rise up" and back a coordinated effort to temper the...
London protest for the second time in a week against Trump
2017-02-04 20:42:20 UTC
LONDON (REUTERS) - Several thousand people demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in London on Saturday against President Donald Trump and his temporary ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
Protesters held black banners with blood s...
German engineers don't care about Trump and Brexit
2017-01-29 19:07:46 UTC
German engineers: 'Hardly any US or UK competitors exist for German products'
German engineers are confident about German products and expect no hit to business from the presidency of Donald Trump or Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the head of industry body VDMA (Verband Deutsc...
The UK Supreme Court rules against government on Brexit
2017-01-24 15:39:38 UTC
By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON
Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a shot at amending them.
UK wants to make a success of Brexit and build a truly global Britain
2017-01-18 04:08:35 UTC
May rejects 'partial' EU membership in Brexit speech.
Addressing an audience including foreign ambassadors in central London, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disentangled from the European Union while hoping the bl...
Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of London."
"We're going to work very hard to get it ...
UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters)
Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude some financial products.
Banks, insurers and asset...
Brexit ‘catastrophe’: UK at risk, warns Canadian trade expert
2017-01-08 10:16:56 UTC
UK-EU trade deal could take years after 'catastrophic' Brexit vote, expert warns.
Renegotiating a trade deal with the European Union could take the UK up to a decade to finalise after its "potentially catastrophic" decision to leave the bloc, a trade expert has warned.
Jason Langrish, execu...
George Michael dead at 53
2016-12-26 06:36:43 UTC
London (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53.
In the mid-1980s, Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos ever, ahead even of Simon & Garfunkel, with singles l...
UK High Court: No Brexit without parliament approval
2016-11-03 13:45:06 UTC
England's High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, upsetting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans.
The government said it would appeal against the decision and a spokeswoman for May said ...
Bank of England Governor Carney ready to serve full term
2016-10-31 08:29:05 UTC
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is leaning towards deciding to serve a full eight-year term, despite critics calling for him not to extend his time in charge of the British central bank, according to news reports.
Carney, who has come under fire from supporters of Brexit for his stance in...
BREXIT: British Jews seek German citizenship
2016-10-31 05:50:38 UTC
<i><strong>Judith Wolff had never considered trying to obtain German citizenship until after the Brexit vote.</strong>
Photograph: Lee Brown for the Guardian</i><hr>
Descendants of the tens of thousands of German Jews who fled the Nazis and found refuge in Britain are making use of their lega...
Brexit: PM May promises supporting small businesses
2016-08-04 05:55:30 UTC
British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell small business owners on Thursday that she wants to help them take advantage of the opportunities provided by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
The June 23 Brexit vote has raised serious questions about the future of the world's fifth larg...
Knife attack in London kills one, injures five
2016-08-04 04:35:55 UTC
LONDON - One woman was killed and up to five other people were injured in a stabbing attack in central London, and a 19-year-old with mental health issues suspect was arrested, the city's Metropolitan Police said on Thursday.
Armed police were called at 10:33 p.m. (2133 GMT) after a man armed ...