UK lawmakers reject attempt to block Brexit

UK lawmakers reject attempt to block Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to take Britain out of the European Union easily cleared its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, paving the way for the government to launch divorce talks by the end of March. May’s government is seeking approval for a new law giving her the right to trigger Article 50 of the […]

Trump and May underscore US-UK special relationship

Trump and May underscore US-UK special relationship

US President Donald Trump on Friday pledged America’s “lasting support” with Britain after he emerged from his first meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, a leader hoping to nudge the populist president toward the political mainstream. May, who said the meeting gave the two a chance to build a relationship, announced that Trump had […]

UK’s Supreme Court set for Brexit ruling

UK’s Supreme Court set for Brexit ruling

The British government’s Brexit plan will be put to the test on Tuesday with a landmark court ruling on whether it has the right to kick-start the country’s EU departure without parliamentary approval. The 11 Supreme Court judges are expected to rule against the government in a move which could delay Prime Minister Theresa May […]

France, UK and US lead call for ‘immediate’ Aleppo ceasefire

France, UK and US lead call for ‘immediate’ Aleppo ceasefire

French President François Hollande denounced on Wednesday “systematic obstruction” by Russia at the UN Security Council after the failure of a resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo. A statement jointly issued with Canada, Germany and Italy also hit out at the regime in Damascus and its “foreign backers, especially […]

EU negotiator says UK will have 18 months to strike Brexit deal

EU negotiator says UK will have 18 months to strike Brexit deal

Britain will have less than 18 months to negotiate its exit from the European Union once talks begin and won’t be allowed to pick and choose what it likes, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said Tuesday as he outlined his stance for the first time. Michel Barnier said formal procedures like parliamentary approvals across Europe […]

US, UK consider new sanctions against Syria, Russia

US, UK consider new sanctions against Syria, Russia

  With military options all but eliminated, the United States and Britain on Sunday said they were considering new sanctions to pressure the Syrian and Russian governments to halt an offensive against rebel-held parts of Aleppo. While the close allies said diplomacy was their primary focus, the tone was tougher than Saturday’s message from U.S. […]

UK has ‘moral duty’ to take in more Calais migrant children, says French minister

UK has ‘moral duty’ to take in more Calais migrant children, says French minister

Paris demanded on Monday that Britain honour promises to take in migrant children from the notorious Jungle camp in the French port city of Calais, adding to pressure following accusations by the Red Cross that London is dragging its heels. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he would press the case at a lunchtime meeting in […]

UK tries to calm G20 members over path to Brexit

UK tries to calm G20 members over path to Brexit

Britain’s new finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure from his peers around the world, said on Sunday there could be more clarity later this year on how the country will exit the European Union. Several nations called on Britain during weekend talks on the world economy to explain how the politically fraught Brexit process will […]

Sarah Palin congratulates the UK on Brexit and urges the U.S. to ‘follow suit’ and abandon the UN

Sarah Palin congratulates the UK on Brexit and urges the U.S. to ‘follow suit’ and abandon the UN

Sarah Palin has congratulated the UK on voting to leave the European Union and has urged the United States to emulate the spirit of their transatlantic ally and leave the United Nations. The former Governor of Alaska posted a picture of Margaret Thatcher to Facebook and quoted the former prime minister and conservative hero writing, […]

PM ‘stable’ after open-heart surgery in UK

PM ‘stable’ after open-heart surgery in UK

KARACHI : A day after approving budgetary proposals for the next financial year via video link, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent successful open-heart surgery at a London hospital and was moved to an intensive-care unit in a stable condition on Tuesday. “Prime Minister shifted to ICU. Alhamdolillah stable,” said one of the many tweets of […]

UK, France seek to block Juncker from top EU job

UK, France seek to block Juncker from top EU job

France and Britain are both strongly opposed to Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission, according to media reports Sunday, with the UK even threatening to quit the EU if he gets the job. Juncker, Luxembourg’s former prime minister, is a favourite to take charge of the EU’s executive arm after being […]