Tag: UK

Trump: It ‘Sounds Like’ Russia Poisoned Former Spy

Donald Trump has finally broken his silence on the attempted murder of a Russian former spy on British soil, saying it “sounds to me” like Russia carried out the attack against Sergei Skripal. Trump has been silent on the attempted murder using a deadly nerve agent in England last week, but speaking shortly after he…

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…

U.K. Cuts Off U.S. From Manchester Attack Intel Over Leaks

U.K. officials have stopped sharing information related to Monday night’s Manchester bombing with their U.S. counterparts after repeated leaks to the American media, the BBC reports. Crime-scene photos showing blood from the victims of the attack were published in The New York Times, enraging British authorities. The name of the suspected bomber, Salman Abedi, had…

U.K. Raises Threat Level To ‘Critical’ Following Manchester Attack

The U.K. has increased its terrorist threat level to the highest possible “critical” for the first time in a decade, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday. The designation means a terror attack is considered “imminent” and allows for military personnel to be deployed instead of police officers at public events. The decision comes after…

At Least 20 Dead & Hundreds Injured After Explosion At Ariana Grande Gig

An explosion at a concert in Manchester, England has killed and injured several people, police say. The explosion happened inside Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande was performing. A concertgoer told The Guardian there was “quite a loud explosion heard from inside the Manchester arena and it shook, then everyone screamed and tried to get out.”…

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…

John Oliver Talks Brexit Aftermath And Trump [VIDEO]

John Oliver addressed Brexit disastrous passage and aftermath in an effort to school Americans about the consequences of a Trump presidency. “Basically, it seems like whoever the next U.K. prime minister is going to be, whether it’s [former London mayor] Boris Johnson or a racist tea kettle, they are going to be in for a…

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…

UK Elections: David Cameron Keeps Witney Seat [VIDEO]

British PM David Cameron met with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday afternoon, who asked him to form her next government, after his Conservative Party defied all pollsters’ predictions to win a shock overall majority in the U.K. general election. The Scottish National Party wiped out Labour and the Liberal Democrats in Scotland, surging from six…

U.K. Heads to Polls in Tight Election [VIDEO]

British voters head to the polls Thursday in one of the tightest elections in recent decades, with Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives neck and neck with Ed Miliband’s opposition Labour Party. Opinion polls have been too close to call to indicate which major party will secure enough seats for an outright majority in the 650-seat…

[VIDEO] UK lawmakers vote to recognize Palestine as state

UK lawmakers in the House of Commons voted to recognize Palestine as a state. British lawmakers voted Monday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move intended to increase pressure for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Legislators in the House of Commons voted 274 to 12 to support a motion…

FBI: Identity of masked British executioner to be revealed

Anti-terror police are set to arrest up to 12 British associates of Islamic State executioner Jihadi John, it has been reported. British and American authorities say they know the identity of the hostage killer – and are set to reveal it within days. The executioner is one of four British jihadis known as the ‘Beatles’…

William And Kate Expecting 2nd Child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced Monday that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their 2nd child. “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.” Like in Kate’s first pregnancy, she is again suffering from acute morning sickness…

Duchess of Cornwall’s brother dies from fall in New York

The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark Shand, has died from a head injury he sustained during a fall Tuesday night. Shand, 62, reportedly slipped while lighting a cigarette and hit his head outside an after-party for a charity event in New York. “The Duchess, The Prince of Wales and all her family members are utterly…

Nigella Lawson banned from entering US after cocaine drug use confession

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was banned from flying to the US because she confessed to taking illegal drugs, according to a report. The 54-year-old, who is a judge on cookery show The Taste in the US, admitted she had taken cocaine seven times and also to smoking cannabis during a court hearing. Ms Lawson went…

UK nuclear plant orders employees to stay home over radiation

The United Kingdom’s largest nuclear plant ordered thousands of workers to stay at home Friday after recording increased levels of radioactivity, its operator said. The Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site, in Cumbria, northwest England, told all non-essential employees not to come to work after the elevated levels were picked up by a monitor at the north…

Man with knife arrested trying to enter Buckingham Palace

Police say a man with a knife was arrested trying to enter Buckingham Palace in London. The Metropolitan Police say the man, 44, attempted to enter through a palace gate and was “apprehended immediately.” He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possessing an offensive weapon and was taken to a…

Suspect’s Image In Madeleine McCann Case Released

UK detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are asking for the public’s help to identify a man in an appeal they say is of “vital importance.” Two images, believed to be of the same man, which will feature in the BBC Crimewatch episode to be broadcast on Monday, have been drawn up based on…

Prince William Quits the Military, Joins Hair Club For Men

Looks like it’s time to settle down: Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Prince William is leaving the Royal Air Force to devote more time to public service. William began his military duties in 2006, and has since 2010 been stationed in Wales as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot. The prince has rescued a total of 149…

SICK MONSTER: Man Planned To Cook & Eat Kids

A 40-year-old Boston man who plotted to kill, rape, and eat kids in his basement is likely to spend the next 27 years in jail, authorities said Thursday. Geoffrey Portway, who pleaded guilty in May to possession of child pornography and solicitation to commit a crime of violence, will be sentenced on September 17. When…