LONDON (Reuters) – The voice of Stephen Hawking will be beamed into space in a message of peace and hope on Friday, his daughter said, as the British physicist is laid to rest during a service at Westminster Abbey. FILE PHOTO: Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative
LONDON (Reuters) – Pro-EU MP Anna Soubry said on Thursday the government had changed its position after agreeing a compromise deal on handing parliament a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal, and that the new proposal had not been agreed by the leading rebel. Anna Soubry leaves a meeting at 10 Downing Street in London,
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May failed on Thursday to win around pro-EU lawmakers in her party over parliament’s role in the Brexit process, raising the risk of defeat in lower house votes next week. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson May
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit department set out its proposed compromise with pro-European Union MPs on Thursday, outlining three scenarios under which a vote in parliament on its European union exit deal would be triggered. Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave Union and EU flags opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
LONDON (Reuters) – Survivors of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, and friends and relatives of the 71 people it killed, held vigils and prayed together as they marked the first anniversary of a disaster that still haunts Britain. Grenfell Tower, a social housing block that was home to a close-knit, ethnically diverse community, was engulfed by
LONDON (Reuters) – The government will press ahead with passing legislation to end Britain’s membership of the European Union despite the devolved Scottish parliament not having granted its consent, Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell said on Thursday. The Union flag,The Scottish Saltire and The European flag fly at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh
LONDON (Reuters) – British retail sales jumped for a second month in a row in May, far outstripping expectations as a royal wedding and warm weather helped shoppers put a winter slump further behind them, data showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers walk past Debenhams on Oxford Street in central London, Britain, April 2, 2018.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s newest royal Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will join Queen Elizabeth on Thursday for her first official engagements without husband Prince Harry. FILE PHOTO: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace, in London. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via Reuters Meghan, who married the monarch’s grandson in a glittering ceremony
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in parliament on Wednesday, leaving plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union still largely on track but her authority weakened. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a round table meeting on technology at 10 Downing Street in London, June
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti’s government on Wednesday said it was withdrawing Oxfam Great Britain’s right to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity’s staff. Haiti’s Minister of Planning and External Cooperation Aviol Fleurant shows a statement, next to Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities Jean Marie Reynaldo
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to avoid an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Wednesday over her post-Brexit trade plans, a day after she defused a rebellion in her party over control of Britain’s departure from the EU. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a round table meeting on technology at 10
EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from the Scottish National Party (SNP) staged a dramatic walkout from the British parliament on Wednesday after their leader was ordered to leave the House of Commons in a row over Brexit. Ian Blackford, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the House of Commons speaks before he and his
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a plumber hired on a self-employed basis was entitled to workers’ rights, in a case which could further pressure firms in the gig economy to change their business models. FILE PHOTO: A worker walks past a Pimlico Plumbers van in London, Britain February 10, 2017.
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to bow to pressure from pro-Europe rebels in her party for a second day on Wednesday when MPs debate the government’s plans for future customs relations with the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from the Houses of Parliament in London,
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s new gender pay gap rules should be tightened to ensure that highly-paid partners at consultancies, accountants and law firms cannot circumvent the spirit of the legislation, a parliamentary committee told the government on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen in office windows in the financial district of Canary Wharf in London,