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Husband of UK-Iranian prisoner petitions London embassy

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

The husband of a British-Iranian citizen jailed in Iran delivered a petition for his spouse to the country's embassy to Britain Wednesday, as Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi visited London.Richard...

Brexit battle bus reborn with pro-EU slogan now on its side

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

European Union advocates kicked off a new campaign against Brexit on Wednesday, unveiling a coach emblazoned with dire economic warnings in a strategy echoing the 2016 "Leave" campaign's infamous bus...

Lloyds profits surge as bank builds on recovery

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Lloyds Banking Group on Wednesday said that its net profit soared 52 percent last year, when the UK lender returned fully to the private sector following a state bailout.LBG, which was financially rescued...

Sheeran and rising star Dua Lipa set to shine at Brits

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Folk-pop hit machine Ed Sheeran will go head-to-head with rising R'n'B star Dua Lipa at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, the country's showpiece pop-music ceremony.The ceremony at the cavernous...

KFC falls fowl in Britain with chicken run

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Hundreds of KFC outlets remained shut in Britain on Wednesday due to a supply crisis, leaving fans craving a fix of deep-fried chicken."I want my burrito wrap!" 31-year-old Karen Brian told AFP outside...

Some KFC stores to close all week in UK chicken crisis

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Some KFC outlets in Britain are to remain shut for the rest of the week, the fast-food operator said Tuesday as a supply crisis rumbled on, leaving fans craving a fix of deep-fried chicken.About 450 of...

UK unemployment edges up to 4.4%

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's unemployment rate has risen for the first time in 16 months, official data showed Wednesday, in a sign that Brexit uncertainty is feeding into the wider economy.The jobless rate -- or the proportion...

European stock markets fall at open

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Europe's main stock markets fell at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.1 percent at 7,240.05 points.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 slipped 0.3 percent...

Britain's Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week. The Queen watched a...

Charities condemn 'abhorrent' Syria enclave bloodshed

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

Humanitarian groups around the world expressed their outrage on Tuesday after Syrian regime air strikes left more than 200 civilians dead in three days in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.Here are...

Sarah Clarke becomes first female 'Black Rod' in UK parliament

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

Sarah Clarke, the former director of the Wimbledon tennis championships, on Tuesday became the first woman to hold the post of "Black Rod" in the British Parliament.Clarke was introduced in the House...

Brexit minister promises no 'Mad Max dystopia'

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

Britain will not engage in "Mad Max-style" deregulation and easing of workers' rights and environmental standards once it leaves the European Union, the Brexit secretary said Tuesday."We will continue...

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

Oxfam revealed Tuesday it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct since the crisis erupted over its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti, which the British charity called a "wake-up...

Singapore won't cane suspected bank robber sought from UK

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

Singapore has agreed not to cane a man accused of carrying out a rare bank robbery in the city-state if Britain extradites him to face charges, officials said Tuesday.David Roach, a Canadian citizen,...

HSBC profits surge as CEO departs

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

Profits at HSBC surged during 2017, in part thanks to a strong Asian performance, the global banking giant said Tuesday as it looks to the future without long-serving chief executive Stuart Gulliver.Net...



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