In a move that will no doubt be greeted favorably in Buenos Aires, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands.
Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Friday that talks with the government on a last-ditch Brexit deal had made no progress, as EU leaders said Prime Minister Theresa May had not convinced them that they should let Britain delay its departure next week.
The UN's top court will hand down its view on Monday, February 25, in a bitter dispute between Britain and Mauritius over the fate of the Chagos islands, home to key UK and US military base.
Joan Ryan has become the eighth British Labour MP to quit the party in the past 48 hours, citing its tolerance of a culture of anti-Jewish racism. The Enfield North MP said she was horrified, appalled and angered by Labor's failure to tackle anti-Semitism, saying its leadership allowed Jews to be abused with impunity.
Seven British Labour MPs have quit their party and set up as a group of independents, saying politics in Britain is “broken” and criticising Labour policy on Brexit and its failure to tackle anti-Semitism among its membership.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is sticking to her Brexit strategy, despite her party rowing in the wake of her latest Commons defeat. MPs rejected a motion endorsing her approach by 303 to 258, with 66 Tory MPs abstaining, leading one minister to accuse Brexiteer rebels of treachery.
Britain will pay the price of a no-deal Brexit because complicated new border controls may not be ready in time, a UK government watchdog has warned. Thousands of UK exporters did not have enough time to prepare for new border rules, the National Audit Office said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May seems to have overcome an internal escalation from her own Conservatives to have her removed, but her supporters are confident she is safe in the leadership, for now. Ms May is under pressure over the so-called Chequers proposal, which her opponents say binds the United Kingdom too tightly to European Union rules and regulations following Brexit.
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia had found the two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder ex- Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain, but that there was nothing criminal about them.
Brexit will “neither defeat nor define” Gibraltar, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said on Monday in a rallying call on the 25th anniversary of National Day, the last one before the UK and Gibraltar leave the European Union.