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Britain wants post-Brexit security treaty with EU

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:49 PM

London says it wanted to maintain existing partnerships with a bespoke pact that would open the door to enhanced cooperation as terror threats evolve against British and EU citizens

BREXIT. Union and European flags flutter in the breeze at the start of a pro-EU march through central London during the People's March for Europe on September 9, 2017. Photo by Niklas Hallen/AFP

Britain lowers threat level after 2nd arrest over London attack

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The terror threat is downgraded from critical to severe, which still means that 'an attack is highly likely'

Commuters walk outside Parsons Green station, which was re-opened in the early hours of the morning following a bomb attack on a packed underground train, in south-west London on September 16, 2017. Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Anti-terror chiefs want social media help with 'lone wolves'

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Top counter terror chiefs say tough privacy laws and the protections enjoyed by the largely American internet and social media giants are impeding authorities in their ability to ferret out lone wolf threats

Britain sends $15.7 million, ship to assist Irma victims

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:45 PM

We are pulling out all the stops to make sure that we can do our utmost to bring urgent assistance Alan Duncan a junior foreign minister tells parliament

SAINT MARTIN. A handout grab image made from a video released on September 6, 2017 by RCI.fm shows flooded streets and damage on the French overseas island of Saint-Martin, filmed from a terrace of the Beach Plaza hotel after high winds from Hurricane Irma hit the island. Photo by Rinsy Xieng/rci.fm/AFP

UK will not be pressured by EU timetable – Davis

Sep 03, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Brexit negotiator David Davis says Britain will not be forced into accepting unfavorable terms

Second man arrested after Buckingham Palace sword attack

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:44 PM

UPDATED The 30 year old man is arrested at an address in West London and police are searching his property

Britain's Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

It will be the longest period that Big Ben has been silent in its 157 year history

SILENT. A general view of of the Palace of Westminster, with the Great Westminster Clock, more commonly known as "Big Ben" seen on April 5, 2015 in London. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Britain's Prince Philip to retire this week

Jul 31, 2017 - 6:37 PM

He will have conducted 22 219 solo engagements since his wife became queen with the death of her father in 1952 made 637 solo overseas visits and will have given 5 496 speeches

PRINCE PHILIP. This file photo taken on May 16, 2017 shows Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh greets guests at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 16, 2017.  File photo by Victoria Jones/AFP

West hardens tone on Iran

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:19 PM

We call on Iran not to conduct any further ballistic missile launches and related activities says a joint statement of Britain France Germany and the US

IRAN. The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran (center) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York, July 2016. File photo by Loey Felipe/UN

Britain and EU 'get to work' on fresh Brexit talks

Jul 17, 2017 - 5:20 PM

During 4 days of talks the two sides hope to make progress on key issues surrounding Britain s withdrawal including citizens rights and its exit bill so that talks can move on to discuss a future trade deal later this year

British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (R) and European Union Chief Negotiator in charge of Brexit negotiations with Britain Michel Barnier (2nd L) speak during a meeting at the European Union Commission headquarter in Brussels, July 17, 2017. Photo by Thierry Charlier/AFP

2nd round of Brexit talks set for July 17

Jul 15, 2017 - 7:58 AM

Britain s Brexit minister David Davis will meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier for talks followed by a meeting of coordinators and negotiating groups

350,000 demand Britain allow terminally ill baby to travel to U.S.

Jul 09, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The parents of 11 month old Charlie Gard are seeking permission to take him to the United States for medical treatment

Connie Yates (L) and Chris Gard, parents of terminally-ill 10-month-old Charlie Gard, pose with a petition of signatures supporting their case, prior to delivering it to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in central London on July 9, 2017.  The British hospital treating a terminally ill baby boy said on July 7, 2017 it would examine claims that he could be treated after US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis drew international attention to the case. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN

Car hits UK Eid crowd, 'not believed to be terrorism' – police

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Six people are hospitalized and a woman is arrested after a car hit a group of Muslims leaving Eid prayers

UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:01 AM

The threat follows reports in British media including the Times that hackers were selling passwords for MPs online

CYBERATTACK. Britain's parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday, June 24, following a cyberattack.

Britain's May vows EU citizens can stay after Brexit

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:26 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the plans are a good start but adds that there are still many many other questions to be dealt with over Brexit

One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:53 AM

UPDATED Muslim leaders say worshippers were specifically targeted after leaving prayers near Finsbury Park mosque in north London shortly after midnight and link the incident to a recent rise in anti Muslim hate crime

SECURITY INCIDENT. Ambulances arrive in the Finsbury Park area of north London where a vehichle hit pedestrians on June 19, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

London mayor admits public anger over deadly fire

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:50 AM

Mayor Sadiq Khan acknowledges the local community feels frustrated and angry at the official response to the Grenfell Tower fire

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan leaves St Clement's church in Notting Hill, west London, on June 18, 2017, close to Grenfell Tower, after attending a Sunday service.  The presumed death toll from the London tower block inferno jumped to 58 on Saturday as embattled Prime Minister Theresa May, accused of misreading the growing anger over the tragedy, pledged action after meeting survivors desperately seeking answers. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN

Britain's May still in talks with DUP on power deal

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:18 AM

UPDATED The new statement comes after Downing Street earlier said the DUP had agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support a Conservative government

THERESA MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Conservative Party HQ in central London, on June 9, 2017, hours after the polls closed in the British general election. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

British PM's top aides quit after election disaster

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:29 PM

Senior members of the ruling Conservative party have reportedly made the departure of Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill a condition of allowing Prime Minister Theresa May to stay on after losing her parliamentary majority

ELECTIONS. In this file photo British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during her visit to the Wellbeing Centre in Aldershot, southwest of London, January 9, 2017. File photo by Steve Parsons/AFP

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British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:43 AM

Voters accuse British Prime Minister Theresa May of broken promises for calling an early election for June 8 after she had repeatedly said she would not and for a U turn on a key manifesto pledge on elderly social care

G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

May 28, 2017 - 12:43 AM

In a telling sign of the divisions now plaguing the G7 this year s statement comes in at a meager 6 pages – down from 32 pages last year

FAMILY PHOTO. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, pose for a family photo at the ancient Greek Theater of Taormina during the Heads of State and of Government G7 summit, on May 26, 2017 in Sicily. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

UK lowers threat level as Manchester bomber photos released

May 27, 2017 - 7:18 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Theresa May announces the decision to reduce the threat level from critical to severe She says there are now 11 suspects in custody over the bombing

FOR MANCHESTER. Well wishers look at messages of support and floral tributes to the victims of the Manchester attack, outside the Manchester Arena Complex in Manchester on May 27, 2017. Oli Scarff/AFP

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

May 26, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Analysts say Prime Minister Theresa May could benefit at the UK polls from the shift in focus ahead of the general election on June 8

UNITED KINGDOM. Union flags fly near the Houses of Parliament, comprising the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in London on March 13, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Troops deploy as Britain goes on top terror alert

May 24, 2017 - 5:51 PM

UPDATED Troops will fan out at sites such as Buckingham Palace Westminster and foreign embassies in London to free up armed police for anti terror duties

AMBER RUDD. Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd arrives at Downing Street in central London on May 24, 2017, ahead of a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee in response to the May 22 terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

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May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

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Children among 22 killed in UK pop concert attack

May 23, 2017 - 7:13 AM

8th UPDATE There are children among the 22 killed in the attack while 59 people are injured Greater Manchester Police chief Ian Hopkins says

CONCERT EXPLOSION. Police deployed at the scene of a reported explosion during a concert in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017. Photo by Paul Ellis/Agence France-Presse

EU's Barnier gets green light for Brexit talks

May 22, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Negotiations are not expected to begin until mid June but the two sides are already at loggerheads over key issues including the cost of Britain s departure

A recently painted mural by British graffiti artist Banksy, depicting a workman chipping away at one of the stars on a European Union (EU) themed flag, is pictured in Dover, south east England on May 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

Britain awaits vote results as Brexit tensions rise

May 05, 2017 - 9:04 AM

The proximity of the general election and the increasingly hostile atmosphere between London and Brussels over the Brexit negotiations overshadow the May 4 polls

THERESA MAY. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walks through the Houses of Parliament in London on December 20, 2016 ahead of an evidence session with the Commons Liason Committee at the House of Commons. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

UK's May 'not in a different galaxy' over Brexit

Apr 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May rejects claims that her negotiating stance was unreasonable

Spain says no Gibraltar 'red lines' in Brexit

Apr 30, 2017 - 1:20 AM

EU leaders granted Madrid a veto over any future deal with Britain that would involve ithe territory in the recently released EU 27 guidelines on Brexit

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Motorists queue at the border crossing between Spain and Gibraltar in La Linea de la Concepcion on August 7, 2013. Marcos Moreno/AFP/File

EU leaders to unite behind Brexit demands

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The heads of the remaining 27 countries are set to demand that Britain resolves the key divorce issues of people money and Ireland before any talks on a future EU UK trade deal can begin

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Queen Elizabeth honors ex-PH envoy to UK

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Former Philippine ambassador to the UK Jesus Tambunting is recognized as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his work in enhancing Philippine British ties

NEW OBE. Amb. Jesus Tambunting, former Philippine Ambassador to the UK. Photo courtesy BPI-Philam Life website

British FM cancels Moscow visit over 'developments in Syria'

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:20 PM

We deplore Russia s continued defense of the Assad regime even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians adds Britain s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

FOREIGN MINISTER. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is pictured at the British Chambers of Commerce conference in London on February 28, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

U.S. strikes on Syria: How the world reacted

Apr 07, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Here are the main global reactions to a US strike on a Syria air base in response to a suspected chemical attack

WORLD REACTS. In this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. Photo by Ford Williams/US Navy/AFP

WATCH: Women's hockey players get engaged after World Championship game

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:58 PM

A sweet proposal after a serious World Championship game between the Netherlands and Great Britain

POST-GAME PROPOSAL. A sweet proposal takes place between Dutch and English hockey players after a World Championship game. Screengrab from Dutch National Women's Icehockey Team Facebook

Prince Charles embraces Italy quake survivors

Apr 03, 2017 - 12:25 AM

I wish I could do more for you your resilience is amazing Britain s Prince of Wales tells one resident as he sees the terrifying devastation in Amatrice firsthand

Britain attempts to burst the fake news bubble

Apr 02, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Fake news is not a 21st century phenomenon but what is new is its scale

May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit

Mar 27, 2017 - 6:47 PM

UPDATED Theresa May urges Scotland not to choose independence while also fighting a political crisis in Northern Ireland in the frantic final days before she launches Brexit

THERESA MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May (C) reacts during her visit to the Wellbeing Centre in Aldershot, south-west of London, January 9, 2017. Photo by Steve Parsons/AFP

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

Mar 26, 2017 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED There should be no place for terrorists to hide says British Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

Mar 26, 2017 - 8:06 AM

We must all accept that there is a possibility we will never understand why he did this That understanding may have died with him says senior counter terrorism officer Neil Basu

LONDON ATTACK. Police officers in forensics suits work at the scene on March 23, 2017 where the car collided with the gates of the Houses of Parliament during the March 22 terror attack in Westminster in central London. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:47 PM

On Wednesday Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the EU s Lisbon Treaty starting a two year countdown to Britain s exit

Laptop ban hits Dubai for over 1 million weekend travellers

Mar 25, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Around 1 1 million people are expected to pass through the world s busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break Dubai Airports says

LAPTOP BAN. Kuwaiti social media activist Thamer al-Dakheel Bourashed puts his laptop inside his suitcase at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City before boarding a flight to the United States on March 23, 2017. Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP

Britain names parliament attacker, ISIS claims responsibility

Mar 23, 2017 - 9:00 PM

5th UPDATE The Islamic State group claims the assailant was one of its soldiers acting on a call to target countries in the US led coalition fighting the jihadists

Police officers in forensics suits work at the scene on March 23, 2017 where the car collided with the gates of the Houses of Parliament during the March 22 terror attack in Westminster in central London.  Britain's parliament reopened on Thursday with a minute's silence in a gesture of defiance a day after an attacker sowed terror in the heart of Westminster, killing three people before being shot dead. Sombre-looking lawmakers in a packed House of Commons chamber bowed their heads and police officers also marked the silence standing outside the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police nearby.  / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

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TOAST TO FRIENDSHIP. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Thailand Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-chan hold a toast for the decades-long friendship between the two countries following the signing ceremony at the Thai Koo Fah Building in Bangkok, Thailand on March 21, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

Prince William promises Franco-British links will survive Brexit

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Prince William who is second in line to the throne and his wife are acting as goodwill ambassadors for Britain just as the country prepares to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union

COOPERATION. Prince William says his country's partnership with France 'will continue despite Britain's recent decision to leave the European Union.' File photo from the Prince William Facebook page

Queen authorizes British PM to begin Brexit

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:23 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will address the British parliament to inform lawmakers that she has triggered Article 50 and an initial response is expected from the European Commission within 48 hours

AUTHORIZATION. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 13, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP

Britain plans for all options as Brexit nears

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Speculation mounts that the process for Britain s withdrawal from the European Union could begin in the next few days