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Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit crisis

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:21 AM

The appeals revolve around 'whether it was lawful for the prime minister to advise Her Majesty to order prorogation,' Britain's Supreme Court President Brenda Hale says as she opened proceedings

SUPREME COURT AND BREXIT. Demonstrators protest outside the entrance to the Supreme Court in central London, on the first day of the hearing into the decision by the government to prorogue parliament on September 17, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Scottish court hands Boris Johnson fresh Brexit blow

Sep 11, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The government has immediately appealed, with the case set to be heard in the Supreme Court next Tuesday, September 17, and parliament set to remain shut in the meantime

ANOTHER BLOW. The Palace of Westminster housing the Houses of Parliament is seen from Westminster Bridge with a Union Flag in the foreground in central London on August 28, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Outgoing parliament deals new Brexit blow to Boris Johnson

Sep 10, 2019 - 1:33 PM

The British Prime Minister slams the opposition for voting against his call for a snap poll next month

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow chairing after the results of a motion for an early parliamentary general election, a motion that did not carry, were announced in the House of Commons in London on September 10, 2019. British MPs rejected a second attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on September 10 to call an early election to break the Brexit deadlock, in a final show of defiance before he controversially suspends parliament. HO / PRU / AFP

UK's Johnson faces new Brexit battle after stinging defeat

Sep 04, 2019 - 12:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Boris Johnson says he will seek an early general election if MPs vote against him again

A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons in London on September 3, 2019.  JESSICA TAYLOR / UK PARLIAMENT / AFP

PM Johnson loses majority ahead of Brexit parliament showdown

Sep 03, 2019 - 11:25 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemns a plan by lawmakers to block his Brexit strategy as 'surrender' and says it will undermine his intention to negotiate a new divorce deal with the EU

BREXIT. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he gives a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, northwest England on July 27, 2019. File photo by Rui Vieira/AFP

UK PM Johnson threatens Brexit purge in pivotal week

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:10 PM

'It would be entirely unreasonable for MPs, having rejected the previous deal 3 times, to attempt to bind the hands of the PM as he seeks to negotiate a deal they can support,' Boris Johnson's spokesman says

PURGE? In this file photo, Boris Johnson gives a speech at an event to announce the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest in central London on July 23, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Man found guilty over car attack outside UK parliament

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Although Salih Khater did not kill anyone, and ended up crashing the car into security barriers, the August 2018 attack sent several people to hospital for treatment

PARLIAMENT CAR ATTACK. Police forensics officers work around a silver Ford Fiesta car that was driven into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Johnson fends off dwindling British PM rivals in TV debate

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Boris Johnson casts himself as the one politician able to bring Britain successfully out of the European Union and therefore deliver the Brexit that UK voters called for 3 years ago

BORIS JOHNSON. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson giving evidence before the Foreign Affairs Committee at Parliament in London on March 21, 2018. Photo by PRU/AFP

Brexit plots and passions split UK parliament

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Here is what the political lay of the land will look like when the House of Commons holds votes that could alter the course of Britain's planned split from the EU on March 29.

BREXIT'S FATE. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 1o Downing Street to make a statement to the House of Commons in London on January 21, 2019, on changes to her Brexit withdrawal agreement. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

May faces vote of no confidence: How will it work?

Jan 16, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Under the 2011 Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, losing a confidence motion begins a two-week process that could end in fresh elections

CONFIDENCE VOTE. This file photo shows British Prime Minister Theresa May. File photo by Jack Taylor/AFP

UK Parliament seizes internal Facebook documents on privacy, data handling

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:42 PM

The internal documents are said to include emails between senior Facebook staff, and express the decisions they made prior to the Cambridge Analytica breach, as well as what Facebook higher-ups knew about the company's privacy policies

Man behind UK parliament attack accused of attempted murder

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Police said the man, a British national originally from Sudan, was initially arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses but revealed he had been 'further arrested for attempted murder'

FORENSICS WORK. Police forensics officers work around a silver Ford Fiesta car that was driven into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 14, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Police probe 'terrorist' car attack outside UK parliament

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Prime Minister Theresa May says the suspected attack is 'shocking' and an 'appalling incident' as she condemns the 'twisted aim of the extremists'

STANDING GUARD. Police officers stand on duty at a cordon near to the Houses of Parliament following an incident where a car crashed into barriers in central London on August 14, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

British MPs approve landmark Brexit bill

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:53 AM

However, the unelected upper House of Lords may insist on further changes when peers begin their scrutiny on January 30, while ministers still face opposition from the devolved Scottish and Welsh administrations

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during the weekly Prime Ministers Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons in central London on January 17, 2018. Paul Ellis/PRU and AFP

160 attempts daily to access online porn in UK parliament – data

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:06 AM

A total of 24,473 attempts were made since last June's general election from devices connected to the parliamentary network

PORN. A total of 24,473 attempts were made since last June's general election from devices connected to the parliamentary network, according to data obtained by a PA Freedom of Information request.

British PM suffers defeat in Brexit bill

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:47 AM

The defeat is a blow to Theresa May the day before EU leaders gather in Brussels to approve the terms of an interim Brexit deal struck last week after months of negotiation

EU AND UK. Pro-EU anti-Brexit demonstrators wave an EU flag outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 13, 2017 as MPs debate a proposed amendment to the EU Withdrawl Bill. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK parliament to get vote on final Brexit deal

Nov 14, 2017 - 7:32 AM

Brexit Secretary David Davis's move is seen as an attempted concession to Conservative rebels who may defy the government this week by voting against separate Brexit legislation transferring existing EU laws to Britain

LANDMARK. In this file photo, 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

Brexit laws head agenda for UK's 'zombie government'

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED The British parliament opens in the aftermath of an election that weakened Prime Minister Theresa May s authority and tragedies that have shaken the nation

AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits alongside her son Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. Carl Court/Pool/AFP

Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:03 PM

May lost her parliamentary majority in last week s election and is now desperately seeking the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland s ultra conservative Democratic Unionist Party

AT THE COMMONS. In a still image take from footage broadcast by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) via Parliament TV on June 13, 2017 Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the dispatch box in the House of Commons in central London on June 13, 2017 during the process of starting a new parliament. PRU/AFP

Britain's May apologizes to own MPs for election 'mess'

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:01 AM

I got us into this mess and I m going to get us out May tells Conservatives MPs during the meeting in Westminster

STILL PRIME MINISTER. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after hosting a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 12, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:24 PM

UPDATED The House of Commons votes by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8 – plunging Britain back into political uncertainty just weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union

SEAT OF POWER. 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

'No evidence' of London attacker link to jihadist groups – police

Mar 28, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The statement comes as 52 year old Muslim convert Khalid Masood s mother speaks out for the first time saying she is deeply shocked saddened and numbed

FIRST RESPONDERS. Members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/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

New arrests as British police release photo of parliament attacker

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM

3rd UPDATE A total of 11 people have been arrested over the attack their ages ranging from 21 to 58 all on suspicion of preparation of terrorist attacks

FIRST RESPONDERS. Members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Crowd honors London attack victims at candlelit vigil

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:52 AM

People bring messages of defiance to the vigil including a Hate will not divide us sign and We are not afraid written on the ground

AFTERMATH. People including a man draped in the Union Flag, John Loughrey (C), light candles on a patch of sand during a vigil in Trafalgar Square in central London on March 23, 2017 in solidarity with the victims of the March 22 terror attack at the British parliament and on Westminster Bridge. Photo by Adrian Dennis/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

Remain vigilant, PH embassy advises Filipinos after London attack

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Philippine embassy in London says so far there has been no report of Filipinos affected by the incident

EMERGENCY SITUATION. British police officers and emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London on March 22, 2017, in the aftermath of a terror incident. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

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Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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World leaders stand with Britain after London attack

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:55 AM

3rd UPDATE World leaders unanimously condemn the attack in the heart of London with many saying they stand with Britain

DEFIANT. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on March 22, 2017, following the terror incident at the Houses of Parliament earlier today. Richard Pohle/Pool/AFP

Scottish parliament suspends independence vote debate

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:57 AM

The suspension follows a suspected terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament in London

INDEPENDENCE DEBATE. In this file photo, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (C) speaks in the chamber on the first day of the 'Scotland's Choice' debate on a motion to seek the authority to hold an independence referendum at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on March 21, 2017. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/AFP

British parliament attack: What we know

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:59 AM

4th UPDATE Here is what we know about the deadliest attack in Britain since 2005

FIRST RESPONDERS. Members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

4 killed in attack at UK Parliament

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:03 PM

UPDATED Four people are killed and 40 injured after being run over and stabbed in a lightning attack at the gates of British democracy attributed by police to Islamist related terrorism

LOCKDOWN. Armed police officers stand guard as forensics officers work around a grey vehicle that crashed into the railings of the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK Parliament backs Brexit bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:00 AM

The prime minister could then trigger Article 50 of the EU s Lisbon Treaty at any time starting two years of talks that will end with Britain becoming the first country to leave the bloc

BACKING EU. A protester draped in a European Union flag takes part in a protest in support of an amendment to guarantee legal status of EU citizens, outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 13, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brexit set to begin as bill enters final stages

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The legislation empowering Theresa May to put Britain on a course that no EU member state has ever taken returns to parliament for its final stages as European capitals prepare for mammoth negotiations

DIVORCE IMMINENT. The British Union flag (L) and the EU (European Union) flag (R) fly from flag poles in London on March 2, 2017. Daniel Sorabji/AFP

Lords defy May for a second time on Brexit

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:03 PM

UPDATED The House of Lords votes to give parliament the final say on how Britain leaves the European Union

THERESA MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May, including most members of the parliament's lower House of Commons, voted to remain in the European Union. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals' rights

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:20 AM

In a major defeat for the government peers voted by 358 to 256 for an amendment requiring ministers to protect the rights of more than 3 million European citizens after Britain leaves the bloc

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows a general view of the House of Lords Chamber at the start of the second day of The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee Stage, in London on March 1, 2017. PRU/AFP

UK speaker opposes a Trump address to parliament

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:23 AM

John Bercow said such a speech is not an automatic right it is an earned honor – and one he will object to following Trump s ban on refugees and travelers from 7 mainly Muslim countries

In a still image taken from footage broadcast by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) on February 6, 2017 Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow responds to a point of order from Labour politician Stephen Doughty on the state visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK during a session of the House of Commons in London on February 6, 2017. PRU/AFP

British MPs approve first stage of Brexit bill

Feb 02, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May is under intense pressure to push the bill through quickly having promised EU leaders she would trigger Article 50 by the end of March

A video grab taken from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) in the House of Commons in London on February 1, 2017, shows MPs as they await the outcome of a vote on a bill to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union. PRU/AFP

British MPs take first step to starting Brexit

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:29 PM

3rd UPDATE MPs are due to spend two days debating the bill which was published last week after the Supreme Court ruled parliamentary approval was needed before negotiations with Brussels could begin

In a still image taken from video footage broadcast by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit on January 25, 2017 British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) answers a question during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons in central London on January 25, 2017. PRU/AFP

UK publishes draft bill on triggering Brexit

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:06 PM

The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill asks parliament to give Prime Minister Theresa May authority to start the formal mechanism by which Britain will leave the bloc

British PM will open Brexit plan to MPs

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:45 AM

The announcement is a concession to lawmakers angered at what they say is the lack of detail so far in May s proposals for leaving the European Union

In a still image taken from video footage broadcast by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit on January 25, 2017 British Prime Minister Theresa May answers a question during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons in central London on January 25, 2017. PRU/AFP

British PM challenges lawmakers to back Brexit timetable

Dec 08, 2016 - 11:12 AM

The opposition Labour party s original motion demanded the government publish its plan before triggering EU Article 50 which begins the two year exit process

A British Union flag flies near the Elizabeth Tower, otherwise known as Big Ben, opposite the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 7, 2016. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK begins Syria air strikes after parliament vote

Dec 03, 2015 - 6:46 AM

UPDATED Prime Minister Cameron s government is backed by 397 lawmakers compared to 223 who opposed the bombing

YES TO AIR STRIKES. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) speaking at the dispatch box in the House of Commons in central London on December 2, 2015 during the debate on a motion to join air strikes on Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria. AFP PHOTO / PRU

British parliament reconvenes after Cameron's victory

May 19, 2015 - 8:42 AM

The substantial business starts next week when the queen delivers a speech outlining the new government s program at the traditional state opening of parliament

PARLIAMENT IN ACTION. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Prime Minister David Cameron (CL) speaking at the dispatch box in the House of Commons in London on May 18, 2015 as members of parliament convened for the first time since the May 7 general election. PRU/AFP

British parliament reconvenes after Cameron's victory

May 18, 2015 - 8:47 PM

In his first major policy speech since the victory Cameron set out plans to boost funding for the state run National Health Service and allow more access to family doctors 7 days a week

HISTORIC WIN. British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron delivers a statement to the nation at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Britain's battered Labour struggles for new direction

May 11, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Rival factions are already jockeying for control of the center left party as Labour starts picking a new leader to replace Ed Miliband who quit Friday following their election flop

ELECTIONS. Poll workers are seen at work in Witney, Oxfordshire in May 2010. Photo from EPA

British MPs have 'every right' to visit Hong Kong

Dec 02, 2014 - 7:35 AM

The British parliament will now hold an emergency debate on the incident on Tuesday December 2 further marring efforts to reset relations between Britain and China

FORCE. Pro-democracy protesters lift barricade reinforcements up onto an escalator near the government headquarters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 1, 2014. Dale de la Rey/AFP

Aung San Suu Kyi to address UK parliament

May 23, 2012 - 10:41 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi will address the British parliament on June 21 during a landmark trip to Europe