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Britain broke law in allowing arms exports to Saudis -court

Britain broke law in allowing arms exports to Saudis -court

Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been deployed in the war in Yemen, an English court ruled on Thursday

Diplomatic immunity cannot shield slave-owners, rules UK tribunal

Diplomatic immunity cannot shield slave-owners, rules UK tribunal

A Saudi diplomat cannot claim immunity from legal action brought by a woman who said he trafficked her into Britain and held her as a domestic slave, a British tribunal has ruled, in a case that could help pave the way for others to claim damages.

Death toll from UK hospital listeria outbreak rises to five

Death toll from UK hospital listeria outbreak rises to five

The number of people to die from a listeria outbreak in British hospitals has risen to five from three, Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday.

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

Britain has announced it will enshrine a new commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, marking a first among G7 nations facing increasingly severe impacts from the climate crisis.

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a contender to replace Theresa May as prime minister, said Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had indicated the EU would be willing to renegotiate ...

Meghan makes first public appearance since son's birth at Queen's birthday

Meghan makes first public appearance since son's birth at Queen's birthday

Prince Harry's wife Meghan made her first public appearance on Saturday since giving birth last month, joining a host of British royals to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday in London.

After EU poll disaster, Britain's main parties gird for no-deal Brexit battle

After EU poll disaster, Britain's main parties gird for no-deal Brexit battle

Britain's two main parties set the stage on Monday for a battle over a no-deal Brexit, hoping to win back voters who abandoned them for a new movement led by eurosceptic Nigel Farage ...

May resigns; Britain's new PM in place by July 20: Conservatives

May resigns; Britain's new PM in place by July 20: Conservatives

Britain's governing Conservatives said Friday that Theresa May's successor as party leader and prime minister was expected to be in place by parliament's summer recess -- set for July 20.

Omanis praise compatriot for 'historic' Man Booker literature prize

Omanis praise compatriot for 'historic' Man Booker literature prize

Omanis on Wednesday hailed writer Jokha Alharthi's "historical achievement" and praised her for bringing "honour" to their Gulf nation after she became the first Arab author to win the Man Booker International prize.

Britain's May offers ‘new deal’ to try to break Brexit deadlock

Britain's May offers ‘new deal’ to try to break Brexit deadlock

Prime Minister Theresa May set out on Tuesday a ‘new deal’ for Britain's departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to opposition parties in her fourth attempt to break an impasse in parliament over Brexit.

Britain's Brexit talks collapse as May's premiership crumbles

Britain's Brexit talks collapse as May's premiership crumbles

Britain's tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May's crumbling government.

Boris Johnson says will stand as UK PM agrees to set exit date

Boris Johnson says will stand as UK PM agrees to set exit date

Britain's Boris Johnson confirmed Thursday he will seek to become prime minister when Theresa May quits, reports said, as she promised to set out a departure timetable early next month.