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Feb 15, 2019 - 2:13 PM

'The British government supports a free media,' says British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is facing a string of cases under the Duterte administration. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

UK's May faces another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:02 PM

Parliament will hold a symbolic vote endorsing Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy but Conservative Party hardliners could abstain, threatening defeat for her

BREXIT. In this file photo, demonstrators wave EU flags outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London on December 5, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

London denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:47 AM

The British government insists it is working towards leaving the EU on time, with a deal in place

BREXIT. In this file photo, Union and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London on September 9, 2017. File photo by Niclas Hallen/AFP

May seeks more time for Brexit talks

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) Deal or no deal, Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, and a disorderly exit could cause chaos

BREXIT. A Union Jack hangs down next to European Union flags fluttering in front of the European Commission building. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

UK posts slowest growth in 6 years as Brexit looms

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:32 PM

(UPDATED) Researchers at the IWH Institute in Halle, eastern Germany say a no-deal Brexit could put 600,000 jobs around the world at risk, with Germany the hardest hit

UK ECONOMY. The skyline of the City of London is pictured on the horizon as people relax in Greenwich park in south-east London on June 26, 2016. File photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

May, Juncker hold 'robust' Brexit meet, agree new talks

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:04 PM

(UPDATED) A joint statement says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has again warned that November's withdrawal agreement cannot be renegotiated

BREXIT. Pro-EU anti-Brexit demonstrators wave an EU flag outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 13, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Campaign for second Brexit vote goes down to the wire

Feb 07, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Lacking the support of main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the campaign has flagged in recent weeks

JEREMY CORBYN. A video grab by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn taking part in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on January 30, 2019. Photo by PRU/AFP

'Special place in hell' for no plan Brexiteers – EU leader

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:09 PM

'I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely,' says European Union leader Donald Tusk

EU. This file photo shows European Council President Donald Tusk during the Association of Southeast Asia Nations-European Union (EU) 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

NATO leaders to meet in London in December

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:58 PM

'Brexit will change the United Kingdom's relationship to the European Union but it will not change the United Kingdom's relationship to NATO,' says Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

NATO CHIEF. In this file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference with chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia Herzegovina at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on November 9, 2016. File photo by Thierry Charlier/AFP

Britain's May to meet EU leaders on Brexit

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Brussels is now waiting for Theresa May to formally request renewed talks, while warning that the agreement itself cannot at this stage be reopened for discussion

BREXIT. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a meeting with Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas in 10 Downing street in central London on January 30, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/Pool/AFP

Merkel urges 'creativity', 'goodwill' in Brexit talks

Feb 04, 2019 - 10:16 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 'we want to do everything to avoid a no-deal [Brexit] because that would increase the uncertainty'

ON BREXIT. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) attend a joint press conference following their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on February 4, 2019. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool/AFP

Major EU nations rally behind Guaido as Venezuela leader

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATED) Russia, one of the main allies of Maduro's regime, slams what it dubs European 'interference' in the oil-rich but impoverished Latin American country, saying it is an attempt 'to legitimize usurped power'

VENEZUELA. Opposition leader Juan Guaido gestures as he delivers a speech before thousands of supporters, in Caracas on February 2, 2019. File photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

Nissan cancels investment plan for UK plant

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The car manufacturer scraps plans to build the X-Trail at its plant in Sunderland, England

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 12, 2014 Check and Repair' members of Nissan's manufacturing staff work in the 'Trim and Chassis' section of their Sunderland Plant in Sunderland, North East England on November 12, 2014. - Japanese car manufacturer Nissan announced on February 3, 2019 it was cancelling plans to build its X-Trail SUV at its plant in northeast England despite Brexit assurances from the government. (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP)

British man jailed for sex with funeral home corpse

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Defense lawyer Joseph Keating says Kasim Khuram is 'deeply sorry' for what he has done and that his actions are 'out of character'

GUILTY. A 23-year-old pleads guilty of having sex with corpse. Photo from Shutterstock

May wins mandate to reopen Brexit deal but EU says no changes

Jan 30, 2019 - 1:37 PM

A spokesman for EU leader Donald Tusk says the deal is 'not open for renegotiation' while French President Emmanuel Macron says it is the 'best agreement possible'

BREXIT. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) listens to European Council President Donald Tusk during a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and to approve the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations on November 25, 2018 in Brussels. File photo by Olivier Hoslet/Pool/AFP

British PM seeks to reopen Brexit deal

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:51 PM

With exactly two months to go until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, Theresa May is going to attempt to change the agreement she herself negotiated

BREXIT. This file photo shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking during a meeting in 10 Downing street in central London on January 30, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/Pool/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

UK retailer Tesco restructuring threatens 9,000 jobs

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'We expect that around 90 stores will close their counters, with the remaining 700 trading with either a full or flexible counter offer for our customers,' the supermarket says in a statement

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'Listen to Europe,' Dublin tells UK parliament ahead of Brexit votes

Jan 27, 2019 - 9:28 PM

'The European Parliament will not ratify a withdrawal agreement that doesn't have a backstop in it, it's as simple as that,' Ireland's foreign minister says

An anti-Brexit activist waves Union and EU flags as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 16, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May was left "crushed" and "humiliated", Britain's newspapers said today as they raked over the fallout from parliament's huge rejection of her EU divorce deal. Tolga AKMEN / AFP

With 2 months to Brexit, cracks form on Irish border

Jan 27, 2019 - 3:34 PM

A Brexit deal that guarantees an open border is looking increasingly frail

UK's Prince Philip apologizes to woman injured in car crash – report

Jan 27, 2019 - 3:18 PM

'I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident... I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming, and I am very contrite about the consequences,' Prince Philip says in a letter

BACK ON THE ROAD. The Duke of Edinburgh is caught driving without a seatbelt just two days after surviving a car crash. File photo by Victoria Jones/AFP

U.S. calls to 'stand with freedom' in Venezuela as EU gives ultimatum

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:30 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also denounces Russia and China, which have stood by Maduro. Meanwhile, Russia denounces the United States for interference.

UN VOTE. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo votes before addressing the United Nations Security Council in a meeting which was requested by the United States to offer a statement on the current situation in for Venezuela on January 26, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

EU, U.S., Britain concerned at suspension of Nigeria's top judge

Jan 26, 2019 - 11:38 PM

All 3 statements express concern at the timing and manner of the suspension of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, who was charged for false declaration of assets

CHARGED. Nigeria's chief justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen is charged for failing to declare his assets. Photo from Onnoghen's Facebook page

Queen calls for 'common ground' as Brexit divides Britain

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) Government ministers interpret the comments as broadly supportive of their desperate search for a compromise over Brexit

COMMON GROUND. In this file photo taken on June 21, 2017 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. File photo by Carl Court/Pool/AFP

Assange starts legal bid to unseal U.S. charges against him

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Lawyers of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange file his application with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

US CHARGES. In this file photo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Britain must pay EU bill even in 'no deal' – Barnier

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:51 PM

Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier says the bill will still be settled at some point, even if London rejects the withdrawal agreement Britain signed in November and crashes out on March 29

ON BREXIT. This file photo shows Michel Barnier during a joint press at the EU headquarters in Brussels on January 29, 2018. File photo by John Thys/AFP

UK Labour proposes MPs vote on new Brexit referendum

Jan 22, 2019 - 5:56 PM

The Labour amendment has little chance of success as it would need the support of members of Theresa May's Conservative party, who are unlikely to back a plan proposed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

LABOUR. Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in Hastings, southeast England on January 17, 2019. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

UK's Prince Philip, 97, back driving – without seatbelt

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The Duke of Edinburgh drives a new Land Rover Freelander on his wife's private Sandringham estate two days after he survived a car crash

BACK ON THE ROAD. The Duke of Edinburgh is caught driving without a seatbelt just two days after surviving a car crash. File photo by Victoria Jones/AFP

UK's Prince Philip 'shocked and shaken' after car crash

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:43 PM

(UPDATED) The duke emerges unharmed but two people in another car are injured in the crash that occurred Thursday, January 17

PRINCE PHILIP. Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, reacts as he arrives to attend a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 13, 2017. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:02 AM

(UPDATED) 'Now MPs have made clear what they don't want, we must all work constructively together to set out what parliament does want,' says British Prime Minister Theresa May

UNDER PRESSURE. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after hosting a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 12, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/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 rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Jan 16, 2019 - 8:04 AM

MPs vote 432 to 202 against Theresa May's plan for taking Britain out of the European Union, the biggest parliamentary defeat for a government in modern British political history

HISTORIC VOTE. Britain's parliament on January 15 resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and leaving the country on track to crash out of the EU. AFP PHOTO / MARK DUFFY / UK Parliament

Decision time as British MPs vote on Brexit deal

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

With just over two months to go until the scheduled Brexit date of March 29, a bitterly divided Britain is in limbo and the world is on tenterhooks about what will happen next

PARLIAMENT. The sun sets behind The Palace of Westminster, home of the British Houses of Parliament in central London on January 4, 2019. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

May warns British parliament against 'catastrophic' failure to deliver Brexit

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:46 PM

'My message to parliament this weekend is simple: It is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country,' British Prime Minister Theresa May says

CONTROVERSY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen during a BBC television interview ahead of the Conservative Party Conference 2018, in Birmingham on September 30, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

UK gov't mulls limiting jail sentences of 6 months or less

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:38 PM

'The public are safer if we have a good community sentence... and it will relieve a lot of pressure on prisons,' says British prisons minister Rory Stewart

POLICE. British Police officers wait in their Police van as anti-Brexit activists deonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in London on Janaury 8, 2019. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

UK Brexit vote set for January 15 as MPs oppose 'no deal' scenario

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:50 AM

A cross-party group of MPs votes to amend a finance law to limit the government's tax-raising powers in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit, a move intended to avert such a scenario

BREXIT. Activists hold up placards from the Leave Means Leave Pro-Brexit campaign group outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Janaury 8, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Britain's battle over Brexit resumes ahead of big vote

Jan 07, 2019 - 10:54 AM

The stakes could hardly be higher as the clock ticks down to the moment the world's fifth-biggest economy splits from its main trading partner on March 29

THERESA MAY'S BREXIT. In this file photo taken on January 02, 2019 A worker sweeps the street outside 10 Downing Street, the official residence of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, in central London on January 2, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Britain warns about travel to southern India after temple unrest

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:58 AM

UK nationals are advised to 'monitor media reports closely, remain vigilant, and avoid large public gatherings'

PROTESTS. Indian protesters throw stones at police during a demonstration over 2 women entering the Sabarimala Ayyapa temple in the southern Kerala state on January 3, 2019. Photo by AFP

UK police probe Manchester knifings as 'terrorist' attack

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The suspect reportedly shouts 'Allah' during what Hopkins called a 'horrific attack' on 3 people, including a police officer, at Manchester Victoria station

STABBING. Police officers stand near a cordon at Manchester Victoria Station, in Manchester on January 1, 2019, following a stabbing on December 31, 2018. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Britain voices 'grave' concerns over China's Huawei

Dec 27, 2018 - 7:35 PM

'I have grave, very deep concerns about Huawei providing the 5G network in Britain. It's something we'd have to look at very closely,' British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson is quoted as saying by The Times.

CONCERNS ABOUT HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018 a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

UK launches review on global persecution of Christians

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:13 PM

Britain's foreign office cites a 'dramatic rise' in violence that saw 215 million Christians face persecution for their faith in 2018

Two held over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:38 PM

(UPDATED) Violators face up to 5 years in prison for endangering an aircraft

UK steps up no-deal Brexit plans with 3,500 soldiers on standby

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay says ministers still hope to secure backing for Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement in a House of Commons vote delayed until next month

BREXIT. File photo shows an EU flag with one of the stars symbolically cut out in front of the UK Houses of Parliament. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

UK PM to warn against 'damage' of second Brexit vote

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:33 AM

'Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum,' she is expected to tell parliament, according to extracts from her speech released by Downing Street

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on December 5, 2018 to attend Prime Ministers questions in Parliament. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Britain's May clashes with Blair over Brexit

Dec 16, 2018 - 8:37 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May accuses former Labor party leader Tony Blair of insulting voters and trying to undermine her government

CONTROVERSY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen during a BBC television interview ahead of the Conservative Party Conference 2018, in Birmingham on September 30, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

EU leaders rebuff May's plea over Brexit deal

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:06 AM

'Our UK friends need to say what they want instead of asking us what we want,' says European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

BREXIT. This file photo shows British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker giving a press conference on December 4, 2017 at the European Commission in Brussels. File photo by John Thys/AFP

UK PM survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

Dec 13, 2018 - 7:50 AM

The confidence vote follows British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to postpone a planned vote in the House of Commons on the text, because she fears a crushing defeat

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London after winning a confidence vote on December 12, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Under-fire Huawei agrees to UK security demands – report

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Huawei executives meet senior officials from Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), where they accepted a range of technical requirements to ease security fears

HUAWEI IN TALKS. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018 a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

UK's May hints at Brexit backstop vote to save ailing deal

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:18 PM

Theresa May is drumming up support for a deal in which MPs may get to decide whether Britain eventually joins the 'backstop' plan to avoid post-Brexit border checks with Ireland

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at Westminster Abbey for a service to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) in central London on July 10, 2018. File photo by Simon Dawson/AFP