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In Britain
July 6, 2018 6:38 am gmt |
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Britain has demanded that Russia provide details about the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former double agent and his daughter after two British citizens were struck down with the same poison. The two Britons, a 44-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, fell critically ill after handling what police...
In Britain
July 4, 2018 6:50 am gmt |
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Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Wednesday (July 4) that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa, in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriates’ same-sex partners to move to the financial hub. The British woman, known as QT, sued the director of immigration in 2...
In Britain
June 30, 2018 9:31 am gmt |
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The UK saw another hot day on Friday (June 29) with temperatures reaching 27C (80.6F) in the capital. The heatwave brought out office workers and sunbathers in London, who were enjoying ice creams and cold drinks in the sun. On Thursday (June 28) all four UK nations saw temperatures over 30C (86F) fo...
In Britain
June 21, 2018 8:52 am gmt |
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The British Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill on the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. The EU Withdrawal Bill had gone through rounds of debate in the British Parliament. On Wednesday lawmakers in the House of Commons, the lower parliament chamber, voted 319 to 303 to reject an amend...
In Britain
June 19, 2018 9:36 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the Garter Day ceremony at St. George’s Chapel near Windsor Castle on Monday (June 16), along with other members of the royal family. In attendance were Prince William, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall as well as Charles’...
In Latest Stories
May 24, 2018 8:33 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Office had destroyed almost 200 files on Sri Lanka dating from the start of the LTTE uprising during which MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5) and the SAS (Special Air Service) secretly advised the country’s security forces, the Guardian reported on Wednesday. It said the loss of...
In Britain
May 23, 2018 10:29 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – appeared at their first official engagement since marrying last weekend when they attended an event in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (May 22). The couple, whose wedding in Windsor ...
In Britain
May 22, 2018 9:05 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the Chelsea Flower show at the Royal Hospital in London on Monday (May 21), her first official engagement since her grandson Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle in Windsor on Saturday (May 19). The queen, who is patron of the Royal Horticultural Soc...
In Britain
May 21, 2018 6:29 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in Buenos Aires on Sunday (May 20) where he paid homage to the Argentine soldiers who died in the conflict between Britain and Argentina at the memorial dedicated to them. Johnson and Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie laid a wreath at the somber memor...
In Britain
May 10, 2018 5:46 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince William unveiled a plaque at London Bridge Station on Wednesday (May 9) to mark the official re-opening of the area after significant redevelopment. The Duke was greeted by the UK’s Transport Minister Chris Grayling and Network Rail Chief Executive Mark Carne before walki...
In Britain
May 9, 2018 9:16 am gmt |
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Children in rural Rwanda fondly remember soon-to-be princess Meghan Markle who, as a Global Ambassador for World Vision, visited villages where the charity is expanding access to clean water. The former U.S. actress, who will marry Prince Harry on May 19, visited Rwanda with World Vision in 2016, dur...
In Britain
May 8, 2018 6:18 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in Washington on Monday (May 7) to appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal had weaknesses but they could be addressed given time. Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks at th...
In Britain
April 24, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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A smiling Prince William and his wife Kate left hospital with their newborn son on Monday (April 23), less than 7 hours after his birth. Carrying the baby boy in a car seat, William and Kate smiled and waved to a crowd of well-wishers outside the hospital before driving away. Kate gave birth to a [&h...
In Britain
April 5, 2018 3:37 am gmt |
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The Prince of Wales received a royal salute by the Australian Federation Guard before inspecting the Royal Guard of Honour. Thousands of well-wishers lined the paths of the city’s Botanic Gardens to greet the royal couple. Charles and Camilla will attend the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth...
In Britain
March 29, 2018 3:33 am gmt |
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Britain’s foreign minister, Boris Johnson, said on Wednesday (March 28) Russia had underestimated the international response to the nerve agent attack on a Russian spy in England which London blames on Moscow. Johnson told an audience of ambassadors in London that 27 countries had now moved to ...
In Britain
March 28, 2018 5:41 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday (March 27) that 25 countries have now moved to expel Russian diplomats over Moscow’s suspected involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. May, speaking to lawmakers in parliament, also noted NATO’s d...
In Canada
March 27, 2018 5:41 am gmt |
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Canada said on Monday (March 26) it would expel four Russian diplomats, joining the United States and governments across Europe in punishing the Kremlin for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain that they have blamed on Moscow. The four diplomats are based at the Embassy of the Russ...
In Britain
March 27, 2018 4:48 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (March 26) that 18 countries have announced plans to expel Russian intelligence officers in response to Moscow’s suspected involvement in a nerve agent attack in England on a former Russian spy this month. May also told Parliament that more than...
In Britain
March 26, 2018 5:11 am gmt |
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 Britain’s opposition Labour Party demanded on Sunday (March 25) that the government makes a legally binding promise to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland once Britain leaves the European Union, saying ministers’ pledges could not be trusted. Northern Ireland, which will become Brita...