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British Muslim woman dragged on sidewalk in London

A Muslim woman standing outside Poundland, a British variety store chain (file photo)A British Muslim woman has been dragged by her hijab along the sidewalk in what is said to be a “sickening” hate crime.The 27-year-old woman was grabbed from beh...

UK would be less safe after Brexit: Report

A new report warns that any replacement arrangements put in place when the UK leaves the EU will leave the British people less safe. (Getty images)Britain’s exit from the European Union following the Brexit vote in June could leave the UK "less saf...

Protesters demand Jeremy Corbyn take stronger action against Syria war

Human rights campaigners protest against the war in Syria ahead of a speech by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn on December 10, 2016.Human rights campaigners have disrupted a speech by leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, calling on him to d...

English football abuse claims extend to 98 clubs

There are now 83 potential suspects and 98 clubs involved in the UK inquiry into child abuse in English football, police chiefs have said.UK police believe nearly 100 English football clubs were involved in the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked...

UK committed to security of Persian Gulf allies: Boris Johnson

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson (Photo by AFP)The UK “is back” in the Persian Gulf region and will remain committed to the security of its Arab allies there in the foreseeable future, says British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson.Speaking at...

6 tips for better Wildlife Photography

If you’ve been watching the latest David Attenborough moments in Planet Earth II, you may be wondering how you too can photograph the illusive snow leopard or soar with the eagles. While most of us won’t get the chance to film tigers i...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 9, 2016

UK police officers sexually abused vulnerable people: Report

UK police officers have sexually abused over 400 victims over the past two years, a royal watchdog says.Hundreds of British police officers and other employees of the police force have used their power to sexually abuse vulnerable people, a new repor...

Russia fueling ‘unprecedented’ terror threat against UK: MI6 spy agency Alex Younger

Head of UK's MI6 spy agency Alex YoungerThe head of UK’s MI6 spy agency Alex Younger says that Russia is the main contributor to an “unprecedented” terrorism threat Britain currently faces.In his first public speech since taking office in Novem...

UK Supreme Court won't overturn Brexit vote: Court president David Neuberger

UK Supreme Court President David NeubergerThe UK Supreme Court, which has heard a landmark case to decide whether the government can trigger the process of Britain’s exit from the European Union without the parliament's approval, says it will...

British MPs back TheresabMay’s timetable for Brexit

A British Union flag flies near the Elizabeth Tower, otherwise known as Big Ben, opposite the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 7, 2016. (Photo by AFP)British MPs agree not to delay plans by Prime Minister Theresa May to start the Br...

British think tank received £25m from Bahrain: Leaked documents

British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) greets Bahrain's ruler Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah outside 10 Downing Street in London on October 26, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Leaked documents show that a British research institute has been receiving millions of poun...

British Prime Minister Theresa May to talk of Iran nuclear deal in Bahrain

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 6, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman (C) meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) on December 6, 2016, in the Bahraini capital Manama. (AFP PHOTO / SAUDI ROYAL PALACE / BANDAR AL-...

Tony Blair warns of dangerous times ahead for Western democracies

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair speaks with USA TODAY Washington bureau chief Susan Page on Monday, December 5, 2016.Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has warned that political upheavals in the West, including Britain’s vote to leave the Euro...

EU warns Britainof having 18 months to reach Brexit deal

Michel Barnier, chief Brexit negotiator for the European Union, speaks at a press conference at the European Commission on December 6, 2016, in Brussels. (Photo by AFP)The European Union has warned that Britain will have less than 18 months to strike...

UK will not be allowed any cherrypicking over Brexit: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses delegates during her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's meeting in Essen, western Germany, on December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP)German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain will not be given...

UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Bahrain to start 'new chapter' despite international outrage

Britain's Prime Minister May is welcomed by Bahrain's Prime Minister Prince Khalifah bin Salman Al Khalifah at Bahrain International Airport ahead of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Manama, December 5, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)UK Prime...

UK Supreme Court to decide if government can trigger Brexit process

Britain’s Attorney General Jeremy Wright speaks at the UK Supreme Court in this image taken from video in London, Monday December 5, 2016. (Photo by AP)The UK Supreme Court has begun a hearing into a landmark case to decide whether the government c...

British Prime Minister Theresa May orders crackdown on unauthorized leaks

British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Polish veterans during her visit to the Polish War Memorial on November 28, 2016 in Northolt, England. (Photo by AFP)British Prime Minister Theresa May has secretly ordered a clampdown on unauthorized leaks by...

UK defense secretary Michael Fallon tells US only NATO can deter 'Russian threat'

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (Photo by AFP)British defense secretary Michael Fallon has called on the incoming US administration to back NATO military alliance as the “only” deterrence to what he referred to as a real threat from Russ...

Theresa May to challenge parliament to 'defy the will of the people' if she loses Article 50 court battle

British Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo by AFP)British Prime Minister Theresa May will dare the parliament to defy the will of the people by voting down Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which deals with the mechanism for departure, i...


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