UK to consult telecom firms in implementing Huawei 5G ban

Insights 02/23/22, 20:34

According to a UK press release on Feb. 20, the UK government is seeking telecoms firms for advice on legal measures to cut the use of Huawei in UK networks. It is part of its plan to have all U.S.-sanctioned Huawei equipment screened out from the nation's 5G networks by the ...

UK scraps plan for vaccine passport—for now

News 09/13/21, 03:03

On Sunday, Sept. 12, British authorities confirmed that they would temporarily cease any intention of installing a vaccine passport program.  “I'm pleased to say we will not be going ahead,” U.K health secretary Sajid Javid told BBC on Sunday. The news media noted that the government had been looking for months to ...

UK road signs indicate that Brexit is imminent

Politics 12/30/19, 10:41

A former adviser to Brexit party leader Nigel Farage warned of signs directing truck drivers crossing between the EU block and the UK to a special lane, suggesting that the French believe Brexit is imminent, reported Express. "They’re finally starting to get it," said former adviser Trixy Sanderson. The signs—marked Sanitary-Phyto ...

Cross-party Brexit talks break down in Britain

Europe 05/17/19, 04:53

Cross-party talks in Britain aimed at striking a compromise Brexit deal have broken down without agreement.Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says the talks with Prime Minister Theresa May's government have "gone as far as they can."The two sides have held weeks of negotiations to see if they can agree ...

Let’s make a Brexit deal, UK PM May tells Labour opposition

Europe 05/05/19, 04:04

British Prime Minister Theresa May says her Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party have a duty to strike a compromise Brexit agreement to end months of political deadlock over Britain's exit from the European Union. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, May told Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: "Let's do a ...

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

Europe 05/01/19, 18:07

The U.K. should effectively eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday.A report from the Committee on Climate Change said ...

President Trump to pay state visit to Britain in June

Politics 04/23/19, 07:34

U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. Though many other ...

UK police say man held in hospital after embassy car-ramming

Europe 04/14/19, 09:32

British police say a man suspected of purposefully driving into parked cars in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in London has been hospitalized for mental health treatment.London's Metropolitan Police force said officers fired at the 40-year-old driver's vehicle and took him into custody Saturday after he allegedly rammed the Ukrainian ...

Warnings of chaotic ‘no-deal’ grow amid UK Brexit deadlock

Europe 04/02/19, 06:03

The alarms are flashing, the cliff-edge is coming closer — but can Britain avoid tumbling out of the European Union?After lawmakers rejected the government's Brexit deal on three occasions, and twice failed to agree on any other option, the U.K. has just 10 days to come up with a new ...

May tries to save Brexit deal after vote to delay UK exit

Europe 03/15/19, 08:44

British Prime Minister Theresa May worked Friday to pull off an against-the-odds rescue for her European Union divorce deal, after Parliament voted to postpone Brexit to avert a chaotic U.K. departure in two weeks. May planned to spend the next few days trying to persuade opponents in her Conservative Party and ...

Update: German official says Britain must have a plan

Europe 03/15/19, 06:19

The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A German official says if Britain is granted more time to decide on Brexit, the delay needs to be used productively. In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, laughs during the ...

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