Tag Archives: Britain

BRITAIN: Furious Theresa May To Confront Trump At NATO Meeting Over New US Leaks Of Terrorism Intel

The Guardian reports: Theresa May will confront Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence about the Manchester bomb attack when she meets the US president at a Nato summit in Brussels on Thursday. British officials were infuriated on Wednesday when the New York Times published forensic photographs of sophisticated bomb parts that UK authorities fear could complicate ...

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BRITAIN: Morrissey Channels Trump, Slams Politicians And Queen Elizabeth For Not Saying “Islamic Extremist”

“Celebrating my birthday in Manchester as news of the Manchester Arena bomb broke. The anger is monumental. or what reason will this ever stop? Theresa May says such attacks ‘will not break us’, but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues. Also, ‘will ...

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European Intelligence Officials Complain That Trump Administration Leaked Details Of Manchester Attack

Buzzfeed reports: UK and European intelligence officials are expressing concern over the fact that much of the information that emerged in the wake of the Manchester bombing has been sourced back to US officials. The information first came in the hours after the attack — including a US official saying that the leading theory was that the attack was carried ...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Manchester Attack

ABC News reports: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Monday that killed 22 people and injured 59 others. In a statement translated from Arabic, ISIS said that a soldier of the caliphate placed explosives among a gathering of crusaders — meaning Christians — at the Manchester Arena. The statement said ...

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Trump On Manchester: From Now On I’ll Call Terrorists “Evil Losers” Because That’s What They Are [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump branded those responsible for the deadly suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert and other terrorist attacks “evil losers” on Tuesday. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers,” he said in Bethlehem while standing next to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. “I won’t call them monsters because ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Says Identity Of Suicide Bomber Is Known, Cops Arrest Second Man [VIDEO]

Radio Free Europe reports: British Prime Minister Theresa May says it is “now beyond doubt” that the bombing at a Manchester pop concert late on May 22 was a “callous terrorist attack” and that police have determined the identity of the attacker. Speaking after an emergency response meeting on May 23 at the Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms (COBR), May said ...

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BREAKING: Multiple Fatalities After Reported Explosions At Manchester Ariana Grande Concert [VIDEO]

The Daily Mail reports: Several people have been killed after two explosions inside Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande gig tonight. Video footage showed people fleeing in tears from the venue after bangs rang out immediately after the concert finished. Bloodied concertgoers were pictured being helped by emergency services outside the gig and armed police were seen ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Calls For Early Election

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has said she wants to hold a snap general election on 8 June, despite repeatedly claiming that she was against the idea of an early vote. In a surprise statement outside Downing Street on Tuesday morning, the prime minister claimed that opposition parties were jeopardising her government’s preparations for Brexit. “We need a general election ...

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BRITAIN: Trump Demands Royal Carriage Procession For October Visit Despite UK Security Concerns

Britain’s Sunday Times reports: Donald Trump waving from the Queen’s royal carriage is not a scenario many would have foreseen a year ago, but it has become a very real prospect, forcing security services to plan an unprecedented lockdown. The White House has made clear it regards the carriage procession down the Mall as an essential element of the itinerary ...

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BRITAIN: Daily Mail Settles Melania’s Libel Suit For $3M

Reuters reports: Britain’s Daily Mail agreed on Wednesday to pay Melania Trump an undisclosed sum and issue an apology after it published an article saying the U.S. First Lady had offered “services beyond simply modeling” in her former job. President Donald Trump’s wife, 46, had sued the publisher of the Daily Mail in Britain and also filed a $150 million ...

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Nigel Farage Turns On Trump Over Syria

Yahoo News reports: They are the best of friends. But the bromance between Nigel Farage and President Donald Trump might be over after the UKIP MEP admitted he was worried by the decision to bomb Syria overnight. “I am very surprised by this,” said Farage. “I think a lot of Trump voters will be waking up this morning and scratching ...

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Breakthrough Sieve Removes Salt From Seawater

The BBC reports: A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater. The sought-after development could aid the millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water. The promising graphene oxide sieve could be highly efficient at filtering salts, and will now be tested against existing desalination membranes. It has previously been ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Begins Formal Brexit Process, Tells MPs “There Can Be No Turning Back” [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Britain’s departure from the European Union is “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”, Theresa May has told MPs. The prime minister said it was a “unique opportunity” to “shape a brighter future” for the UK. She was speaking after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the two year countdown to the UK’s exit ...

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BRITAIN: Reality Show Strands Cast In Wilderness For Months, Doesn’t Tell Them Show Was Canceled

Whoa. Variety reports: The contestants of a British reality show that marooned them in the wilderness for a year as a social experiment have returned to civilization — only to discover the series was taken off air several months ago and no one bothered to tell them. The Channel 4 program, “Eden,” assembled 23 men and women and dispatched them ...

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BRITAIN: Eight Arrested After Terror Attack [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Eight people were arrested in overnight raids across Britain following a terror attack outside Parliament that left four people dead, including a police officer. Dozens more were injured, including one American, Prime Minister Theresa May announced. While the attacker’s identity has yet to be disclosed, May said the British-born man was once on the intelligence community’s radar – ...

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BREAKING: At Least A Dozen Injured After Shots Fired Outside Parliament, Policeman Stabbed Inside [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Shots are reported to have been fired close to the Houses of Parliament in central London. Politicians and journalists have tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings. Witnesses said they saw people being treated for wounds and reported seeing a man with a knife in the grounds. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their ...

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US And UK Restrict Personal Electronic Devices On In-Bound Flights From Eight Muslim Nations [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Passengers on foreign airlines headed to the United States from 10 airports in eight majority-Muslim countries have been barred from carrying electronic devices larger than a cellphone under a new flight restriction enacted on Tuesday by the Trump administration. Officials said the new directive was not based on information pointing to a credible, specific threat ...

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Scotland Vows To Join European Union As Independent Nation But Spain Will Likely Try To Stop Them [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Nicola Sturgeon has said an independent Scotland would seek full membership of the European Union and dismissed suggestions the country would have to join the back of the queue. Scotland’s First Minister also said she was willing to have “reasonable discussions” with Theresa May over the timing of a new plebiscite but warned it would not be ...

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BRITAIN: Prime Minister Theresa May To Formally Notify European Union Of Brexit Launch Process Next Week

The BBC reports: Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. The move comes nine months after a ...

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BRITAIN: Spy Agency Angrily Denounces Sean Spicer’s “Utterly Ridiculous” Claim They Wiretapped Trump

USA Today reports: Britain’s intelligence agency called allegations that it wiretapped President Trump during the U.S. election campaign, “utterly ridiculous” claims “that should be ignored.” The statement by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which hardly ever responds to allegations about its spying activities, came after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer repeated a claim first made on Fox News in ...

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