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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a “highly vulnerable and dangerous” place and find solutions. Her televised announcement came after Reuters reports on Friday and Monday revealing that Beijing had thwarted an earlier proposal from […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament later this month until shortly before Britain leaves the European Union is lawful, a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday, saying the matter was not one for judges to decide. More than 70 opposition lawmakers had challenged Johnson’s right to suspend, or “prorogue” parliament, arguing it was illegal […]

Chancellor Sajid Javid said he was “turning the page on austerity” as he outlined spending increases which are widely seen part of a push for an early election by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to break the country’s Brexit impasse. “A new economic era needs a new economic plan and today we lay the foundations with […]

Police have made the largest-ever seizure of heroin in Britain after discovering drugs with a street value of over 120 million pounds ($150 million) hidden in a shipment of towels and bathrobes. The haul was discovered on a container ship that docked last week in the eastern English port of Felixstowe. “This is a record […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday demanded an Oct. 15 snap election after lawmakers seeking to prevent a no-deal Brexit dealt him a humiliating defeat in parliament which he cast as an attempt to surrender to the European Union. Parliament’s move leaves Brexit up in the air, with possible outcomes ranging from a turbulent no-deal […]

Chancellor Sajid Javid is set to announce an extra 2 billion pounds of funding for Brexit-related spending by government departments The new money would bring the total funding for Brexit preparedness to 8.3 billion pounds since the 2016 referendum decision to leave the EU. The new money will be directed towards Brexit projects involving the […]

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A proposed high-speed rail project to improve links from London to central and northern England will cost about 20 billion pounds more than originally expected. It is also up to five years behind schedule, the government said on Tuesday. The High Speed 2 project (HS2) aims to slash journey times between the capital and Birmingham, […]

Boris Johnson says he would hold any new election before a summit of EU leaders on October 17th his spokesman said. He’s denying opposition suggestions he would try to stage a poll after Britain leaves the European Union. Johnson has said if he loses a vote for lawmakers to take control of parliamentary business to […]

Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, showed some signs of weakening early on Tuesday as it remained stalled over Grand Bahama Island, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Dorian has been pounding the Bahamas for days, killing at least five people in the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas […]