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British PM Calls General Election in Face of Brexit Fight

British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned political observers Tuesday when she called a snap general election to take place June 8th. In a dramatic statement outside Downing Street, May said she was calling the election to stop the “political game playing” of politicians seeking to oppose or water down the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from…

Britain Formally Triggers Brexit

A letter signed by Prime Minister Theresa May has been delivered to European Council President Donald Tusk, formally triggering Britain’s exit from the European Union. The letter was handed over by Tim Barrow, Britain’s permanent representative to the EU. By invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, Britain now has two years to negotiate an…

Theresa May Will Trigger Article 50 On 29 March for BREXIT

Theresa May will trigger article 50 on Wednesday 29 March, the prime ministers spokesman has confirmed. The UKs permanent representative to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow, notified the EU on Monday morning that a letter should be expected on that date. May, who was visiting Swansea on Monday, intended to visit Northern Ireland and…

Queen photobombs Hockeyroo Jayde Taylor’s Commonwealth Games selfie

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has ‘photo-bombed’ a selfie taken by two Australian field hockey players at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Jayde Taylor, one of the players introduced to the Queen at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Thursday, took the photo to mark the moment, and when she saw the result, shared…

Scientists To Trial Synthetic Human Blood

Scottish scientists have been given the go-ahead for the world’s first trials in humans of synthetic blood. Researchers based at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) in Edinburgh hope to use stem cells to manufacture blood on an industrial scale to help end shortages and prevent infections being passed on in donations. The UK’s…