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Tunisian police 'shambolic' over beach attack: UK judge

28 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Tunisian police response to the 2015 Sousse beach resort massacre was "at best shambolic, at worst cowardly", the judge investigating the deaths of 30 Britons in the attack said Tuesday."Their response...

EU's Juncker to unveil post-Brexit plan

28 February 2017 | 0 comments

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will on Wednesday unveil his plan for the EU's future after Britain's departure, his spokesman said.Juncker's so-called "White Paper" will be presented to...

UKIP rows deepen as Farage calls for only MP to leave

28 February 2017 | 0 comments

Bitter tensions in Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) turned into open war on Tuesday as founder Nigel Farage called for its only member of parliament to quit.Farage said Douglas Carswell...

EU says member states may face bigger bill post-Brexit

28 February 2017 | 0 comments

Germany and other net contributors to the EU will have to pay more into the bloc's budget once Britain has walked out, budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Tuesday, insisting however that they...

Britain urges Malaysia to share evidence on Kim VX attack

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

Britain on Monday urged Malaysia to share evidence from the lethal VX nerve gas attack on Kim Jong-Un's half-brother with the United Nations, which could take action against North Korea.British Ambassador...

British ex-PM fires warning over Brexit negotiations

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

Former prime minister John Major warned the British government Monday against peddling an "over-optimistic" view of Brexit -- and urged ministers to show "a little more charm" in forthcoming EU negotiations.In...

Torture, slavery claims as UK child sex abuse inquiry opens

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

England's mammoth inquiry into historical child sex abuse held its first public hearings on Monday, hearing of the "torture, rape and slavery" suffered by child migrants shipped to Australia.The wide-ranging...

LSE, Deutsche Boerse merger 'dead in water': source

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

The London Stock Exchange's merger with Deutsche Boerse appears to be "dead in the water", a source close to the matter told AFP on Monday, after the LSE declared it would not meet an EU antitrust demand.In...

'Game of Thrones' actor, UK's tallest man, dies at 36

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

"Game of Thrones" actor Neil Fingleton, who was named Britain's tallest man, has died of suspected heart failure at 36, according to the London-based Tall Persons Club.Standing at 232.5 centimetres (seven...

Britain's oldest MP and Labour veteran dies aged 86

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

Britain's oldest serving MP and a veteran lawmaker for the opposition Labour party, Gerald Kaufman, died on Sunday at the age of 86, his family announced.Kaufman died after several months suffering from...

Brexit bill faces delay in House of Lords

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

One of British Prime Minister Theresa May's predecessors attacked her Brexit strategy on Monday as a bill to start the EU divorce also hit opposition in the House of Lords.Former Conservative prime minister...

EU migrants set to be on agenda as UK Lords study Brexit bill

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

Britain's House of Lords will Monday begin detailed scrutiny of the bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to kickstart Brexit, with the fate of EU nationals living in Britain likely to be on the...

Stock markets diverge, all eyes on Trump

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

World stock markets diverged Monday, as a recent Trump-inspired rally showed signs of fragility.A record 11th successive all-time high close for New York's Dow on Friday came as investors nevertheless...

LSE says Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

The London Stock Exchange on Sunday said it is "highly unlikely" it will be able to meet antitrust conditions set by Brussels for its tie-up with Deutsche Boerse, throwing the merger into doubt.The announcement...

London open-air screening backs Oscar boycott director Farhadi

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

Thousands of film buffs were expected to gather in London's Trafalgar Square Sunday for a screening of "The Salesman" by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who is boycotting the Oscars over US President...



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