British intelligence among first to sound alarm over Russia’s US hacks

British intelligence among first to sound alarm over Russia’s US hacks

British intelligence was among the first to raise the alarm over Russia’s hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), alerting their US counterparts in autumn of 2015, according to US intelligence officials. US officials who helped prepare the classified government report on Russian hacking believe British intelligence was among the first to raise the alarm […]

British photographer accused of child rape found dead in Paris

British photographer accused of child rape found dead in Paris

British photographer David Hamilton, accused of raping French TV-host Flavie Flament when she was 13 years old in 1987, was found dead in his Parisian home on Friday, police sources said. According to a source cited by Reuters, Hamilton died of asphyxiation. His body was found by a neighbor. In a book released last month, […]

British charities press France ahead of Calais camp closure

British charities press France ahead of Calais camp closure

British charities and lawmakers have urged French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to ensure the safety of children in the “Jungle” Calais migrant camp during its demolition set for Monday. The signatories said in a letter dated Friday they had “very serious worries concerning the security and well-being of unaccompanied minors and vulnerable adults”. Cazeneuve has […]

British pound drops to 31-year low on fears of ‘hard’ Brexit

British pound drops to 31-year low on fears of ‘hard’ Brexit

Britain’s pound slumped to a three-decade low on Tuesday as concerns over Brexit were compounded by the renewed strength of the dollar on resurgent U.S. interest rate hike expectations. Sterling was at its weakest since 1985, hit by a growing sense that the UK may be heading for a ‘hard’ Brexit where it severs links […]

Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration

Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration

Britain should apologize for its 1917 declaration endorsing the founding of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and should recognize Palestine as a state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Abbas said that the Palestinian people had suffered greatly because of the Balfour Declaration, in which Britain said it favoured […]

Theresa May formally appointed British prime minister by the Queen

Theresa May formally appointed British prime minister by the Queen

Theresa May became Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading ‘Brexit’ supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she would champion […]

British military to lift ban on women in close combat roles

British military to lift ban on women in close combat roles

The British military will lift the ban on women serving in combat roles later this year, the defence ministry said on Friday in what Prime Minister David Cameron hailed as a “major step”. The announcement follows a review into whether women are physically strong enough to serve with the infantry, and whether their presence poses […]

Gove edges Johnson out of race to succeed British PM Cameron

Gove edges Johnson out of race to succeed British PM Cameron

Forget the polls and the bookmakers. If the race to succeed British Prime Minister David Cameron as the country’s leader and head of the ruling Conservative Party demonstrated anything on Thursday, it’s that all bets are off. In a day of unexpected twists and turns, former London mayor Boris Johnsonsaid on Thursday that he will […]

British media call Iceland loss worst in English history

British media call Iceland loss worst in English history

LONDON: England’s football journalists left their readers with no illusions on Tuesday after their side’s Euro 2016 hopes were crushed by Iceland, describing the 2-1 loss as the worst in their history. Goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson were enough to lead the tiny nation to a quarter-final clash with hosts France, with the […]

British Conservative party braces itself for tense leadership battle

British Conservative party braces itself for tense leadership battle

Britain could have a new prime minister by early September, the ruling Conservative Party said on Monday, after David Cameron started laying the groundwork for his successor to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union. The government is under pressure to fill a vacuum left when Cameronannounced he would resign by October after Britain […]

British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying

British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying

Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday accused those backing a British exit from the European Union of lying to voters – and insisted he is not worried that the “remain” side is losing ground in the battle for votes. British voters are deciding in a referendum June 23 on whether to leave the 28-nation bloc […]

Protest to continue until Altaf’s safety assured: Sattar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar said Wednesday that the party would continue its protests until the government did not obtain a guarantee from its British counterpart that their chief who had been arrested by authorities would be protected,

Protest to continue until Altaf’s safety assured: Sattar

The MQM leader said Hussain’s health was his biggest concern at the moment. He also said that no charges had been pressed against the MQM chief, adding that detention without charges contradicted the tenets of justice. Sattar said nobody could be arrested for questioning in Britain. He also refuted the news that Hussain’s bail application […]

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Altaf Hussain, leader of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and wanted in Pakistan in relation to a murder case, was arrested in northwest London where he has lived in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s. Police said a 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during a morning raid but declined to confirm […]

David Luiz in ‘£50mn’ switch from Chelsea to PSG

Chelsea has agreed to sell David Luiz to French champion Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that will reportedly make the Brazil international the world's most expensive defender.

David Luiz in ‘£50mn’ switch from Chelsea to PSG

Chelsea and PSG both announced the deal in separate statements late Friday, but did not disclose financial details. The British press is full of speculation as to his transfer fee, with it reported to be between 40 million pounds ($67 million) and 50 million pounds ($84 million) depending on incentives, which would be a record […]