Tag Archives: Britain

Britain Mulls Arming Police In Wake Of Terror Attacks

The Guardian reports: Police chiefs will consider the possibility of offering a gun to every frontline police officer in England and Wales, to counter the threat of a marauding terrorist attack, the Guardian has learned. A discussion paper on the subject has been drawn up for the next meeting of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), which wants to look ...

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LONDON: Deadly High Rise Fire Started In Fridge, Tower Insulation Failed, Manslaughter Charges Possible

The BBC reports: The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge-freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say. The Metropolitan Police say manslaughter, health and safety, and fire safety charges will be considered. A total of 79 people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block and nearby. Meanwhile, ...

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Trump Taps Billionaire Pharma Mogul And NFL Franchise Owner Woody Johnson To Be Ambassador To Britain

Swampity! The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump officially announced his intent to nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be ambassador to the United Kingdom. The White House confirmed the news Thursday night in a press release. If approved by the Senate, Johnson would be taking over one of the top American diplomatic posts. He contributed millions of dollars ...

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Queen Vows UK Will Protect Gays From Discrimination As Tories Seek Coalition With Anti-LGBT Party [VIDEO]

Gay Star News reports: Queen Elizabeth II has vowed the UK will protect people based on sexual orientation. The Conservative party, in an attempt to claw back after their failed bid to win a bigger majority in the UK election, has agreed to work with the homophobic DUP from Northern Ireland. Written by the Government, the Queen’s Speech was heard ...

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Brexit Negotiations Begin In Brussels [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Brexit talks have begun in Brussels. The lead negotiators, David Davis and Michel Barnier, representing the UK and the European commission respectively, posed for the cameras before several hours of initial discussions. Amid concerns that political uncertainty in Britain could delay meaningful negotiations, the two leaders stressed their opening day on Monday would mainly deal with the ...

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LONDON: At Least Six Dead, Dozens Unaccounted For In “Death Trap” High Rise Apartment Tower Blaze

The Associated Press reports: A deadly overnight fire raced through a 24-story apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 74 others, police said. Witnesses reported seeing residents throw babies and small children from high windows to people on the sidewalk in a desperate effort to save them from the flames. The inferno lit up ...

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LONDON: Fire Engulfs High-Rise Apartment Tower

The BBC reports: A fire has broken out in a tower block in London with reports that people are trapped in their homes. The fire in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road in White City broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The fire brigade said on Twitter they were responding to a fire on the Lancaster ...

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BRITAIN: Prime Minister Theresa May Strikes Deal To Form Government Despite Losing Majority [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has struck a deal with the Democratic Unionists that will allow her to form a government, sources have confirmed. The prime minister is expected to see the Queen at about 12.30pm on Friday to confirm that a deal is in place. It follows extensive talks with the DUP late into the night. Party figures say ...

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Scottish Episcopal Church Votes To Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry In Church, First In UK [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church. It makes it the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages. The vote to amend canon law on marriage, removing the stipulation that it is between a man and a woman, was carried by the Synod in Edinburgh. It ...

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British Exit Polls: Theresa May Loses Majority

Politico reports: Britain is heading for a hung parliament and days of political chaos as a shock exit poll predicted that Prime Minister Theresa May has fallen short of an overall majority. The exit poll, published as polling stations closed at 10 p.m. local time, predicts the Conservatives will win 314 seats, with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour on 266. With smaller ...

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London Mayor To PM Theresa May: Disinvite Trump

NBC News reports: Donald Trump’s planned state visit to Britain should be canceled, London’s mayor said Tuesday after the president repeatedly criticized him following the latest terrorist attack. Sadiq Khan said Trump was “wrong” about “many things” and should not be welcomed to the United Kingdom. The president is expected to make an official visit in October following an invitation ...

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LIVE VIDEO: One Love Manchester Benefit Concert

US Weekly reports: Ariana Grande will headline a star-studded benefit concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday, June 4, to raise money for the victims of the May 22 terror attack at her concert. The One Love Manchester event will be broadcast live from the sold-out Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, which is located just a few miles away from the ...

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BRITAIN: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Blasts Trump’s “Ill-Informed Deliberately Out Of Context” Attack

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his response to Saturday’s deadly terror attacks in the British capital, a remark that a spokesperson for the mayor dismissed as “ill-informed.” In an early morning tweet, Trump referred to the number of dead and wounded in the attack on London Bridge, and appeared to chide Khan ...

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BRITAIN: Theresa May Declares “Enough Is Enough,” Vows To Step Up Fight Against Terrorism [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has warned that there has been “far too much tolerance of extremism” in the UK and promised to step up the fight against Islamist terrorism following the London Bridge attack, saying “enough is enough”. The prime minister struck a sombre and serious tone as she spoke outside No 10 on Sunday morning after chairing a ...

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Trump Predictably Exploits London Terror Attack

The Independent reports: US president Donald Trump has hit out at Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after the London Bridge terror attack, criticising “political correctness” in apparent bid to make political headway out of the outrage. The US president also commented on the fact that the attack did not feature firearms, in an apparent contribution to the US gun control ...

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BREAKING: Van Plows Into Crowd On London Bridge

An early report from the BBC: Police are responding to reports that a van has hit a number of pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. Witnesses have said that armed officers are understood to be at the scene after a white van mounted the pavement before driving into people. The Metropolitan Police say they are dealing with an incident ...

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Manchester Benefit Concert To Air Worldwide

Variety reports: ABC will air Ariana Grande’s One Love benefit concert Sunday, one of a host of international broadcasters that have signed up to air the live event dedicated to helping victims of the Manchester attack. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is coordinating the international effort and has placed the concert with broadcasters in 38 countries so ...

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REPORT: Nigel Farage Now “Person Of Interest” In FBI’s Investigation Into Kremlin-Trump Campaign Collusion

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the US counter-intelligence investigation that is looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the former Ukip leader had raised the interest of FBI investigators because of his relationships with individuals connected to ...

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MANCHESTER: Galaxy Of Top Pop Acts Reportedly To Perform At Ariana Grande’s Benefit Concert For Victims

TMZ reports: Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert this Sunday will feature huge acts, including Coldplay and Miley Cyrus … TMZ has learned. Sources connected with the event tell us the charity concert will be held at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester … the same place Beyonce performed last July. In addition to Coldplay and Miley, Pharrell and Take That ...

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BRITAIN: Ariana Grande To Return To Manchester For Concert To Benefit Victims, “We Won’t Let Hate Win”

CNN reports: Singer Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester, England, for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier this week. The event, she said, will honor and raise money for the victims and their families. “I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be part of our expression ...

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