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Tag: Great Britain

  • Tuesday, August 7th 2018 - 07:59 UTC

    Falklands' flag to fly all year round in Portsmouth

    A second pole could also be installed which would allow both the Union and Falkland flags to fly side-by-side

    Portsmouth could soon fly the Falklands flag all year round as a lasting tribute to all those who died to liberate the British territory 36 years ago. Plans are afoot to install a new flagpole outside the Falklands memorial in Old Portsmouth to allow the islands’ symbol to fly above the entrance to the city’s harbor.

  • Wednesday, July 18th 2018 - 08:02 UTC

    Golden siblings and “Princess Charlotte effect” on the UK economy

     Looking into the numbers, Princess Charlotte's impact on the British economy is valued at almost US$ 1.5bn more than Prince George's.

    Britain's Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, aren’t literally in a competition, but when it comes to overall influence, Charlotte has an edge—and it has to do with her impact on the British economy. As it turns out, George and Charlotte are making huge financial waves just by being their cute little selves.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2018 - 09:41 UTC

    Brexit debate: government manages to save Customs Bill, and on Tuesday must defend the Trade Bill

    A series of demands from Brexiteers who are unhappy at the proposals in the White Paper, believing it keeps the UK too closely tied to the EU, were accepted

    The British government has narrowly avoided a defeat on its Customs Bill after agreeing to Brexiteers' demands to change its wording. It twice survived by just three votes after a backlash from pro-EU Tories who accused Theresa May of “caving in” to the party's Eurosceptic MPs.

  • Friday, July 13th 2018 - 10:26 UTC

    Donald Trump unwelcome in London: ‘Trump baby’ blimp will fly over the Parliament

    A six-meter balloon depicting Mr Trump will fly near the parliament today.

    The unpopularity of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, shown apparent by Thursday night, when protests started as soon as he landed in London for a meeting with the PM Theresa May. The US president, as the main event of his trip, will hold talks with the prime minister May and the new foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, at the PM’s Chequers country retreat.

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    Lord Carrington dies. He resigned as foreign secretary when Argentina invaded the Falklands

    Carrington resigned abruptly after Argentina invaded the Falklands in 1982. He admitted having misread Argentina’s intentions and failed to anticipate the attack

    Lord Carrington, a versatile British politician who held senior posts under Conservative prime ministers from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher and who was secretary general of NATO in the last years of the Cold War, died on Monday. He was 99.

  • Tuesday, July 10th 2018 - 07:20 UTC

    Quick review of Brexit events and possible outcomes

    May came to power shortly after the Brexit vote, promising to be a steady hand in the negotiations.

    A huge political fight has erupted in the UK government over Brexit, Britain’s controversial decision to break away from the European Union, and it could bring down Prime Minister Theresa May. In the last 24 hours, three members of May's cabinet — Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Brexit Minister David Davis, and the minister for the Department for Exiting the EU, Steve Baker — quit the government in protest over May’s handling of negotiations with the European Union.

  • Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 08:27 UTC

    Two British citizens critically ill after exposure to nerve gas Novichok

    The pair was hospitalized after being found unwell in Amesbury, close to Salisbury where ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked

    Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 08:56 UTC

    Lord Hague to the rescue of Theresa May warns Brexiteers ahead of Friday meeting

    Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Lord Hague said that any minister who chose that moment to quit would show they were not fit to hold high office in the first place

    Former Tory Party leader William Hague has issued a blunt warning to Cabinet Brexiteers not to push their demands for a clean break with the European Union too far. Ahead of crunch Cabinet talks at Chequers on Friday, Lord Hague said Parliament could force a “watered-down” Brexit on the Government if ministers fail to agree a compromise plan on Britain’s future customs relationship with the EU.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    UK bans online adverts targeting junk food for children

    In its ruling ASA banned Cadbury's use of a storybook titled The Tale Of The Great Easter Bunny on its website, which featured children hunting for eggs.

    Cadbury, Chewits and Squashies sweets have become the first companies to have online adverts banned under new rules targeting junk food ads for children. The Advertising Standards Authority said the companies did not do enough to prevent under-16s seeing the content.

  • Tuesday, July 3rd 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    Unite, Labor's biggest single donor does not discard a referendum on the Brexit deal

    The  and a poll of its members suggested a majority backed a referendum on the Brexit deal and also remaining in the EU

    The leader of Britain's biggest trade union says he will fight for another EU referendum if his members want one. Unite's Len McCluskey, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn, said policy would be decided by a vote at the union's conference on Tuesday.