Tag Archives: Theresa May

Theresa May Calls On Commonwealth To Reform Anti-Gay Laws: “I Regret Our Legacy Of Discrimination”

Reuters reports: Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she regretted Britain’s role in anti-gay legislation across its former colonies, seeking to address criticism of the Commonwealth at its gathering in London. May is looking to reinvigorate the Commonwealth, a 53-country network of mostly former colonies, as Britain seeks new post-Brexit ways to project its influence in the world and ...

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Democrats Blast “Unconstitutional” Airstrike On Syria

NBC News reports: Congressional Democrats blasted President Donald Trump on Friday night for circumventing Congress in authorizing U.S. strikes against Syria, calling it “unconstitutional” and questioning the strategy. Many Republicans, on the other hand, applauded the president’s move. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who has pushed Congress to pass a new authorization for the use of military force, deemed the president’s ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Under Fire As Northern Ireland Marriage Bill Advances In House Of Commons

The Irish Times reports: MPs have voted to give a second reading to a bill that would give same-sex couples in Northern Ireland the right to marry. Introducing the bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday, South Armagh-born Labour MP Conor McGinn said he was doing so “with reluctance and some disappointment”. He added: “This measure is long overdue. ...

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UK To Expel Russian Diplomats For Nerve Agent Attack

The Guardian reports: The UK is to expel 23 Russian diplomats, consider new laws to combat spying and impose sanctions in response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, Theresa May has said. Announcing a sweeping response to the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the prime minister told parliament the expulsions were the biggest such move for ...

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WH Finally Backs UK On Russian Poisoning Attack

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of confronting Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is “with the UK all the way”. The US president’s backing came in a phone call on Tuesday after he had said earlier that it was conditional on the facts supporting the ...

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White House Refuses To Condemn Russia After British Prime Minister Says They Poisoned Former Spy [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia, Theresa May has told MPs. The PM said the government concluded it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack. The Foreign Office summoned Russia’s ambassador to provide an explanation. Mrs May said if there ...

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SURE JAN: Rex Tillerson Claims Trump Is Avoiding Britain To Let Theresa May Focus On Brexit Negotiations

Bloomberg reports: U.S. President Donald Trump is avoiding a visit to Britain because he wants to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to focus her attention on withdrawing from the European Union, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. While Trump said last week that he “canceled” a visit to London to formally open the new U.S. embassy because the old site ...

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Theresa May: I Don’t Think Trump Is Mentally Ill

The New York Daily News reports: The President is alright, his British counterpart said. British Prime Minister Theresa May declined to entertain suggestions that President Trump wasn’t mentally stable after the author of a tell-all book questioned his fitness for the Oval Office. “No,” was the simple answer May gave when asked on BBC One if people should be concerned ...

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REPORT: British Leaders Fear Trump’s Rage If Obamas Get Invitation To Royal Wedding And He Doesn’t

Raw Story reports: Prince Harry’s spring wedding to Meghan Markle will be the social event of 2018 for world leaders, but UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is worried about former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle attending the nuptials. “The 33-year-old prince has become good friends with the Obamas since bonding with them during the Invictus Games,” The ...

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REPORT: US Drops Trump’s January Visit To Britain

The Telegraph reports: US diplomats have dropped plans for Donald Trump to conduct a visit to Britain in January amid a war of words between the two countries’ leaders. Mr Trump, the US president, had been penciled in for a ‘working visit’ in the first month of 2018 to formally open America’s new London embassy. The trip, a scaled down ...

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Theresa May Condemns Trump’s Retweets Of Fascist Group Whose Follower Assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox

Early this morning Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim messages from a British fascist group that made global headlines last year when one of its followers assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox while shouting the group’s name. The Evening Standard reports: Theresa May has condemned Donald Trump as “wrong” to share a string of anti-Muslim far-right videos online. The US President triggered a ...

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British PM Complained To Trump About Terror Tweets

Bloomberg reports: Theresa May complained directly to Donald Trump after the U.S. president said on Twitter that the people behind a Friday bombing in London were known to British police, according to a U.K. government official familiar with the conversation. Trump called the British prime minister to offer his condolences over the attack on a subway train, which injured 22 ...

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REPORT: Britain Invites Trump For “Dummy Run” Visit

TOO easy. Politico reports: The U.K. government invited U.S. President Donald Trump for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in a “dummy run” ahead of an official visit, the Daily Mail reported. Trump will be offered a state visit next year, but only if his low-profile trip is a success, the newspaper said. The dummy visit is in response to ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Celebrates London Pride, Vows To Fight Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Theresa May, who is at the G20 in Germany, released a message praising London for sending out a “proud and positive message to the world”. The Prime Minister reiterated the UK’s pledge to encourage other countries to ensure equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation, and to take a stand against hate crime at home. Mrs ...

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BRITAIN: Downing Street “Not Aware” That Trump Might Drop By After Visiting His Scotland Golf Club

Politico reports: The U.K. government said it was “not aware” of any plans for Donald Trump to visit the country in the next few weeks amid reports that the U.S. president could drop in to see the British prime minister while he is in Europe. Trump might want to see Theresa May while on an unscheduled stop to one of ...

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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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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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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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BRUSSELS: Stone-Faced NATO Leaders Look On As Trump Attacks Them Over Defense Spending [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Donald Trump, speaking in front of the heads of state of fellow NATO allies at the alliance’s new headquarters, called out member countries Thursday for not meeting their financial commitments. “Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying for their defense,” Trump ...

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