The prime minister, in a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk, calls the backstop deal reached by his predecessor "anti-democratic and inconsistent with the sovereignty of the U.K."
Scott Neuman. NPR. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:17:00 -0400.
Hong Kong's local news website HK01 says the employee, identified as Simon Cheng, failed to return to the former British colony from the neighboring southern city of Shenzhen on August 9, where he had gone to attend a business meeting.
Voice of America. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:16:41 -0400.
LONDON (AP) - The U.K.'s energy regulator says it has launched an investigation into a widespread electricity outage on Aug. 9 that left a hospital without power and rail passengers stranded for hours during the busy evening commute. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:43:19 -0400.
It can be revealed that flight logs, obtained by the Daily Mail, show that one of Epstein's victims, 'sex-slave' Virginia Roberts, was flown to London, New York and the Caribbean in 2001.
Daily Mail. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:18:41 +0100.
Britain's sports minister has ripped into England fans, saying their booing of star Australian batsman Steve Smith was distasteful.
Latika Bourke. Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:00:00 +1000.
As part of its decision to bolster transatlantic capacity, Delta (DAL) will resume services to London's Gatwick airport from 2020. Notably, Gatwick offers huge commercial potential.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:33:00 GMT.
A pop-up Pokemon Center is opening in the British capital ahead of Sword and Shield's release on Nintendo Switch, and the World Championships will be held in the city next year.
Sean Keane. CNET. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:08:31 +0000.
Self storage company Safestore has announced a joint venture which will see it enter the Dutch market for the first time, as well as a separate acquisition in London.
Irish Independent. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:09:56 +0100.
For four days earlier this month, more than 3,000 representatives of the YMCA convened in London to celebrate 175 years of the organization's worldwide impact.
By Chris Strub, Contributor. Forbes. Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:07:17 +0000.
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show. ...
Newsmax. Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:19:15 EDT.
British and French campaigners have warned about the dangers of migrant Channel crossings after a woman attempting the journey went missing after falling into the sea last week.
The Local. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:57:43 +0200.
Facts About The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is an island
nation in western Europe, comprising England, Scotland, Wales, and
Northern Ireland. Its capital city is London. The UK's
national currency is the Pound Sterling.
English is the primary language used in the UK, although Gaelic and Welsh
are spoken by minorities. In 2007, the United Kingdom's estimated
population was 60,776,000.
For more news and information about the United Kingdom, visit the official
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