Brexit stalled by parliamentary vote

By Helene Fung British MPs in the House of Commons had passed a motion to ask the European Union to postpone the Brexit deadline from the original 29th of March, 412 votes to 202. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to travel to Brusselsto ask the EU whether they can extend the deadline – at…

MPs Reject No-Deal Brexit in Vote

UK MPs will vote on a Brexit delay after Parliament ruled out a “no deal” exit from the European Union. MPs voted to reject the no deal Brexit under any circumstances by a narrow 312 to 308 margin, just 16 days before the country is due to leave the EU. Previous votes had indicated only…

Police wear protective suits in investigation into new Novichok poisonings

UK police wearing full-body protective gear have entered a hostel in Salisbury as they attempt to locate where two people came into contact with the nerve agent Novichok. A 44-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man have been hospitalised and are now critically ill after coming into contact with Novichok, the same toxin used against Russian…

US, Britain, France Syrian air strike hits research centre

Picture Courtesy: US Air Force A joint air strike against Syria performed by the US, Britain and France has hit a Damascus scientific research facility and arms depots in the Homs area according to state media. The Russian ambassador, Anatoly Antonov to the United States has warned that there will be consequences for the strike,…

UK Expels Russian Diplomats Following Nerve Gas Attack on Ex-Spy

The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent in Southern England. Prime Minister Theresa May said the diplomats, who were “undeclared intelligence officers”, had a week to leave in what was the single biggest expulsion in more than 30 years. Britain would also freeze Russian…

UK Fights Fake News With New Response Unit

The UK government will launch a rapid response unit to battle “fake news” in the country. A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said the dedicated “national communications unit” will monitor social media and challenge false stories to “combat disinformation.” “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” he said. “The…

UK Government Loses Key Brexit Vote Ahead of EU Summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has lost a key vote on the government’s Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. Members of Parliament voted for Amendment 7 to Clause 9 to the bill on Wednesday, to demand parliament pass a separate bill with the European Union (E.U.) to approve any final agreement before…

May reaches Brexit agreement before deadline

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reached an agreement with Brussels regarding what will happen on ‘Brexit day’, March 29, 2019. Details of the agreement were leaked hours after the announcement that the deal was done. The deal will see Britain leave the EU, but remain part of the Customs Union and Single Market, as…

UK Minister Patel Resigns Over Secret Israel Meetings

U.K. international development secretary Priti Patel has resigned after it was revealed she held secret meetings with the Israeli government officials. Patel failed to disclose to Prime Minister Theresa May or the U.K. Foreign Office that she would be having 12 meetings with officials including one with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a 13-day…