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In Britain
September 16, 2017 3:58 am gmt |
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Britain lifted its national security threat level to critical from severe on Friday (September 15), meaning an attack is expected, after a bomb on a London commuter train injured 29 people. Prime Minister Theresa May said in a televised statement that armed police and members of the military would be...
In Britain
September 15, 2017 11:06 am gmt |
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British police on Friday (September 15) advised people to avoid the area near Parsons Green, a west London underground station, after media reports of a blast on a train. “Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police are in attendance along with the London Fire Bri...
In Britain
September 15, 2017 10:51 am gmt |
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British police said on Friday (September 15) that they were treating as “terrorist incident” reports of a blast at a west London metro station. Armed police rushed to reports of a fire on a train at Parsons Green underground station with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a packed r...
In education
September 14, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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The University of Oxford on Wednesday launched a program on the “Belt and Road” Initiative as it held a two-day summit on the initiative bringing in scholars and experts from around the world to discuss their concerns. Guests from the university, UN organizations and World Forum on China ...
In Britain
September 14, 2017 11:03 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, arrived at Downing Street on Thursday (September 14). Tillerson is expected to hold meetings with the British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of planned U.K. hosted talks on North Korea and Libya. During his visit, Tillerson will also meet with British Foreign...
In Britain
September 14, 2017 7:20 am gmt |
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A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a 45-m...
In Britain
September 11, 2017 8:40 am gmt |
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British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday (September 10) that the situation in British overseas territories in the Caribbean remained “grim” following their pummeling by Hurricane Irma. The ferocious Category 5 storm, which killed at least 28 people across the region, devastat...
In Britain
September 10, 2017 8:58 am gmt |
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Thousands of protesters took to streets in an anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday (September 9), days before British parliament’s second reading on EU withdrawal bill next week. The crowds gathered at Hyde Park Corner waving British and European Union’s flags, before setting off to We...
In Britain
September 5, 2017 10:10 am gmt |
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Prince Harry visited Manchester City’s football academy on Monday (September 4) to drop in on a coaching session for football apprentices and local schoolchildren. The Prince, who was in Manchester to visit a number of organisations and projects in Manchester which work with the local community...
In Britain
September 4, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday (September 3) the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress. “Bluntly, I think it looked a bit silly, because there plainly were things...
In Britain
September 3, 2017 9:35 am gmt |
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended the annual Braemar Gathering in Scotland on Saturday (September 2) accompanied by Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence. The Highland Games are a display of traditional aspects of Scottish culture, including dancing, bag...
In Britain
September 2, 2017 11:41 am gmt |
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Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the former Catholic archbishop of Westminster, has died at the age of 85, a church spokesman has said. He became leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales in 2000, and was appointed as a cardinal by Pope John Paul II the following year. He retired in 2009. A mes...
In Britain
September 2, 2017 6:23 am gmt |
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Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) opened all roles to women on Friday (September 1, 2017), becoming the first branch of the British military to open up all areas of its service to both men and women. The move to accept applications from women to join the RAF Regiment comes after a decision last y...
In Britain
September 1, 2017 11:42 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May met with Japanese emperor Akihito at the imperial palace on Friday (September 1) on the last day of her three-day visit to Japan. Akihito is expected to abdicate at the end of 2018 after he said last August he feared age would make it hard to fulfill his duties. May...
In Britain
September 1, 2017 6:27 am gmt |
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The UK must not allow itself to be “blackmailed” by the EU over its Brexit settlement bill in order to start trade talks, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. He said a bad Brexit deal would damage both British and European companies. Businesses have become impatient with the ...
In Britain
August 28, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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Formal Brexit talks are due to resume in Brussels later, with British negotiators urging the EU to show “flexibility and imagination”. Brexit Secretary David Davis wants to broaden discussions to include trade. But the EU says there has to be progress on the issues of citizens’ righ...
In Britain
August 27, 2017 5:43 am gmt |
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Six men and two women have died in a crash involving a minibus and two lorries on the M1 near Milton Keynes. All of those who died were travelling in the minibus, which was from the Nottingham area. A five-year-old girl, a woman and a man are being treated in hospital with life-threatening injuries, ...
In Britain
August 26, 2017 9:00 am gmt |
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Counter-terror police are investigating after two police officers were injured while arresting a man with a knife outside Buckingham Palace. Officers saw a “large bladed weapon” in the man’s car when it stopped near the palace on Friday evening. As they arrested him, both men suffer...
In Britain
August 21, 2017 12:29 pm gmt |
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The ‘Big Ben’ bell in the British parliament’s famous clock tower struck a final chord on Monday (August 21), before falling silent to allow renovation works to be carried out for the next four years. Home to parliament, the Palace of Westminster on the bank of the River Thames, is ...