Tag: Britain

Trump Forced to Order Expulsion Of 60 Russians Over Poison Attack In Britain

President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians from the United States on Monday, including 12 people identified as Russian intelligence officers who have been stationed at the United Nations in New York, in response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. The expulsion order, announced by administration officials, also closes…

Britain To Expel 23 Russian Diplomats In Wake Of Spy Poisoning

Twenty-three Russian diplomats will be expelled from the U.K. after Russia failed to meet a midnight deadline to disclose details of the nerve agent that is suspected to have been used to poison a former spy on British soil. Speaking in the British Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia offered “complete disdain”…

1 Dead, 10 Injured Muslims After Van Rams Into Crowd Near London Mosque

A vehicle hit several people in north London’s Finsbury Park area early Monday, killing one and sending at least 10 to the hospital, Metropolitan Police said. The incident took place shortly after midnight near the Finsbury Park Mosque, where several worshippers were in the street after late prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. Police…

6+ Dead as Massive Fire Rips Through 24 Story London Grenfell Tower

British officials said at least six people were killed when a massive inferno tore through a 27-story residential building in West London early Wednesday morning. A police spokesman said that number was expected to rise. The blaze erupted just before 1 a.m. local time, with residents thought to be trapped inside as at least 200…

British PM Theresa May’s Top Aides Resign in Wake of Election Disaster

The fallout over the Conservative Party’s disappointing results in the UK parliamentary election continued Saturday with the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May’s two top aides. The Conservative Party announced Saturday that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, May’s chiefs of staff, have stepped down. The news comes after some senior Tories demanded that the pair…

British Voters Go To The Polls In National Election

Polls are open in the United Kingdom for a general election that Prime Minister Theresa May might wish she hadn’t scheduled. When May called the snap election in April, her Conservative Party was 20 points ahead of the main opposition Labour Party, and she argued that she needed a larger majority in Parliament to negotiate…

Trump Meets With G7 Leaders In Italy

President Trump is at a G7 summit in the Sicilian coastal town of Taormina Friday with the leaders of Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Canada. He started the day with a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the only leader who wasn’t with Trump in Brussels for a NATO summit on Thursday. The…

U.K. Court Rules Parliament Must Approve Brexit [VIDEO]

England’s High Court ruled Thursday the British government can’t formally launch the Brexit process without Parliament’s approval. The government can appeal, and it is expected to do so. Still, the ruling marked a clear setback for Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for the country’s exit from the European Union. Lawmakers could demand changes in May’s…

French ISIS Attackers Kill Priest in Normandy Church [VIDEO]

Five people including the 86-year-old priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy at 9am. The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel (right), is believed to have been beheaded during the attack while another hostage is fighting for life in hospital. The two attackers…

Theresa May Elected U.K. Prime Minister [VIDEO]

Andrea Leadsom dropped out of the race to become Britain’s next prime minister Monday after days of pressure over inconsistencies in her résumé and financial records. Her withdrawal leaves Home Secretary Theresa May as the only candidate to become the next Conservative leader. Conservative Party officials said they would not reopen nominations, making it almost…

Chilcot Report: ‘Flawed Intelligence’ Led U.K. Into Iraq [VIDEO]

British Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote to President George Bush nine months before the invasion of Iraq “with an assurance that he would be with him, whatever,” a long-awaited official government inquiry into the invasion has found. The finding is grabbing early headlines in reporting of the Chilcot Report, published today, which documents the entire…

Jeremy Corbyn Compare Israeli Government To Islamic State [VIDEO]

Jeremy Corbyn was engulfed in a fresh row over Israel when he appeared to compare the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to Islamic State at the launch of an independent review into antisemitism in the Labour party. In prepared remarks, Corbyn said: “Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the…

Brexit Leader Boris Johnson Quits Prime Minister Race [VIDEO]

Boris Johnson, who was favorite to become Britain’s next prime minister a few days ago, sensationally pulled out of the race Thursday. He was stunned a few hours earlier when his closest ally turned against him. Michael Gove, who was going to be Johnson’s campaign manager, announced that he would stand for the leadership himself…

Global Markets Plunge On EU Vote [VIDEO]

World stocks saw more than $2 trillion wiped off their value on Friday as Britain’s vote to leave the European Union triggered 5-10 percent falls across Europe’s biggest bourses and a record plunge for sterling. Such a body blow to global confidence could prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates as planned this year,…

Trump In Scotland: Brexit A ‘Good Thing’ [VIDEO]

Donald Trump is visiting the United Kingdom and has given his perspective on its vote to exit the European Union. “You can’t unite a country by forcing things down people’s throats, and that’s what happened here,” he said at a press conference in Scotland. The presumptive Republican nominee, who recently admitted to a reporter that…

Prime Minister David Cameron Resigns [VIDEO]

David Cameron, the British prime minister, has announced that he will resign following a humiliating defeat in a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. Cameron’s voice cracked with emotion as he revealed he would stand down before the Conservative party conference in October, following a 48-52 defeat in the referendum that he himself…

British Lawmaker Jo Cox Killed After Shooting/Stabbing

UPDATE: Sad to report Jo Cox has died from her injuries. British lawmaker Jo Cox has been shot and stabbed in her constituency, according to officials and local media. West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to an incident shortly before 1 p.m. in Birstall, not far from the city of Leeds. A woman in…

Obama Visits London Meets Queen, PM Cameron

President Barack Obama has opened a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing St. Obama arrived via motorcade after flying back to London via helicopter from Windsor Castle, where he had lunch with Queen Elizabeth II. Cameron greeted the president and the two leaders exchanged small talk about sports and keeping their…

U.K. Arrest Five Tied to Brussels, Paris Terror Attacks [VIDEO]

British anti-terror police with officials from Belgium and France have arrested five people with alleged links to recent terror attacks in Europe. Four men and one woman were arrested in Birmingham and at Gatwick Airport. Law-enforcement authorities say they are being held under suspicion of involvement in the terrorist acts. “The arrests were pre-planned and…

Julian Assange May Surrender Friday [VIDEO]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and surrender to British police on Friday if a United Nations investigation does not rule that he is being illegally detained. Assange has been holed up in the embassy since Swedish authorities sought his extradition in 2012. He has not been charged…

Alan Rickman Dead at 69 [VIDEO]

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most recognizable British actors of his generation, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, his family announced. Rickman, who was 69 years old, first attracted widespread attention in 1985 playing the Vicomte de Valmont in Christopher Hampton’s stageplay of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Rickman went on to play many…

U.K. Launches ISIS Airstrikes In Syria After Vote [VIDEO]

British fighter jets took off from an RAF airbase in Cyprus and carried out airstrikes in Syria, just hours after lawmaker voted in favor of launching airstrikes against ISIS targets in the war-torn country, the Ministry of Defense confirmed early Thursday. Four Royal Air Force Tornados left the Akrotiri base shortly after the vote and…

5 Brits Dead in Whale-Watching Accident [VIDEO]

Five people are dead and one person is still missing after a whale-watching boat sank off the west coast of Canada. The boat had 27 people on board when it sank during overcast, rainy weather. “Our entire team is heartbroken over the incident and our hearts go out to the families, friends, and loved ones…

Prehistoric Site Found Near Stonehenge [VIDEO]

On Monday hidden remains of a prehistoric stone monument were discovered by archaeologist about a mile from Britain’s famed Stonehenge site. According to researchers, at least 90 massive stone monoliths were found lining an “arena” along the southeastern edge of what later became the neolithic settlement the Durrington Walls. The stones, which archaeologists believe may…

LONDON 2005 7/7 BOMBINGS: 10 years after [VIDEO]

Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to honor the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. Relatives of the victims, survivors, royalty and senior politicians will gather to remember those killed in the July 7 2005 bombings with emotions still…